is the allure of The Scarlet Pimpernel that it has lent
itself to a peculiarly Internet-bound phenomenon - roleplay.
Fans of works
of art (ranging from Star Trek to Baroness Orcsky) join up with
other web-tied e-buddies and create their own storylines.
is a cross between a game and a big communal story. People who
join either pick a character from one of the Scarlet Pimpernel
stories (books, movies, or plays) or create one of their own.
can take place through a website or via e-mail.
begins a thread (a mini story within the big theme) and others
reply to, saying how their character responds.
on as long as the characters involved want it to.