Our fans are the greatest. We’ve been receiving submissions to be featured on our “A Thousand Friendships” section and we love them!
We have updated the webpage with stories from Miss Parker (the one and only!), Vania, Mallory and Pedro. We invite you all to go check them out and send in your own Pretender friendship stories. We are amazed with the amount of worldwide friendships that the Pretender has made possible throughout the years and we thank you for sharing that gift with us.
Welcome to our newest Pretender Universe initiative, the GIFT! We have been constantly blown away by the myriad talents and achievements of the fandom, so it only seemed natural to create a collaborative environment that both fosters a sense of community, and serves as a platform to contribute ideas that will strengthen the talents and relationships already in our very special “fanmily.” As Jarod reminded us, “life is a gift” and this is a celebration of the individual gifts of each and every one of you.
To begin, please register using the link on the menu on the top of this page and join the Projects Forum to share your ideas and thoughts for new endeavours, collaborate with other members, or make some new friends! While you’re here, drop by the Red File project and check out the videos where we thank the first fans for the amazing gift they gave us last September. New videos will be coming out each week. This week, we feature the contributions from two special fans, Emily and Christian.
Sharpen those pencils and get those creative juices flowing- we are always looking for ideas to include in the ever-expanding Pretender Universe. We look forward to many great Pretender adventures in the future!
We are a productive, fun community that welcomes new ideas, works hard to add to the tP experience, builds upon the talents and skills of the members, and fosters collaboration on projects with a variety of needs, interests and abilities. We strive to be considerate, be respectful, be collaborative, take responsibility for our actions, ask for help if needed, value open discussion, work hard, and have fun. We gain strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from those who enhance it. This code of conduct exists to ensure that all collaboration exists to promote our mutual advantage and enjoyment. Most importantly, we strive to have fun while collaborating in each others projects. #thePretenderLives
Code of Conduct
By posting on the project forums and in this website, you should be considerate of this simple set of rules:
Be respectful. Be civil to each member at all times. We welcome discussion and debate but please be respectful and make every member feel comfortable when sharing their ideas and projects.
Remember: don’t write something that you wouldn’t like to read about yourself.
Safety first! Always remember that, while we strive to make this a safe environment for everyone, this is the internet and you must be careful with the kind of private information that you share publicly.
Any racist or demeaning comments, as well as cursing and inappropriate content will be deleted by the administrators.
Any content that violates these simple rules may be edited or deleted.
Right after the first big announcement, we gathered a Pretender Army among fellow Centre Operatives.
Our main goal?
To get Rebirth, the first Pretender novel, a hit on Amazon.
Along the way, the amazing beny_boi contributed with his talented video skills and made a campaign video to help the cause.
On October 7th, the day of its official release, Rebirth hit #569 on Amazon.com bestseller’s list. Better yet, it ranked #1 on Amazon.fr on latest releases and #2 on English books (#1 if you don’t count the grammar book that was ranking first)! And Italy #65 And Germany #14
It was a great day for Pretender fans across the globe and our Mission was a success.
One of the first collaborative undertakings was the project known as Operation Red File.
The project contained several phases, the first of which was the collection of reflections from nearly 70 members of the Pretender fan community. Submissions ranged from letters to collages, digital art, comics, and even a mini movie. The entries ranged from personal stories to humourous anecdotes, providing a wide range of contributions describing exactly how the Pretender affected each participant.
The second phase of the project was the assembly, both in physical and digital formats. Each entry was recorded and placed in a communal folder for coding into an online magazine format so all the participants had the ability to view the final product. A physical copy of each submission was placed in a scrapbook that was then presented to Steven and Craig on September 19, 2013 during the anniversary celebration of the Pretender.
The third phase was creation of supporting pages, cover, and yearbook to give the Red File some structure. Contributors added photographs and contact information to provide some context to each entry.
The last phase was an online campaign to leak hints of the project to the Pretender Creators, through various social media outlets. Official hints were leaked every week or so, with individuals tweeting or posting about it more often.
The final result was a great collaboration that seemed to be enjoyed by everyone in the Centre Universe!