Elisabeth (kissingdaylight) wrote in the_host_novel,

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you affiliated with Stephenie Meyer?
No. This is a completely fan-run and fan-based community. We have no direct contact Mrs. Meyer or her representation. Please feel free to visit her official site.

What is The Host about?
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, but Melanie refuses to relinquish possession of her mind. When Wanderer is unable to separate herself from Melanie's desires, they become unwilling allies and set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

More information can be found on Meyer's official site here. The Host also has a page on Wikipedia.

Where can I buy The Host?
It is available on sale at Amazon. It can also be bought on eBay. You can also check out the publisher's official site.

Are there going to be sequels to The Host?
Stephenie Meyer has said that she is planning to write two sequels to The Host titled The Soul and The Seeker. She has not announced if she has started working on either of these books or when they might be published.

Is The Host going to be turned into a movie?
There are no public plans to turn the book into a movie at this time.

Is there an official cast for The Host?
No, since there is no movie in the works there is no official cast, nor is there any agreed upon fan cast. Casting is a topic oft discussed at the community. You can find most discussions under the tag discussion: casting.

Can I affiliate with this community?
Yes! Please visit our affiliates post and leave a comment there.

Can I promote my website/community here?
No. Any promotion or advertisement posts will be deleted. If you become an affiliate, your site/community will be mentioned in our weekly round up post as a means of promotion.

Are you currently looking for more moderators?
No, not at this time but thank you for your interest.

How do I know what tag to put my entry under?
Please read over the complete tags list and if you're still unsure, please ask at the Mod Connection post.

What is an lj-cut and when do I use one?
Information about how to hide part of your text behind an lj-cut can be found in the Livejournal FAQs here. We ask that members use an lj-cut when posting more than 3 icons or more than a paragraph of text.

Can I make requests?
Yes, you may. Graphics requests are also welcome at host_graphics.

Can I start discussions myself, or can only moderators do that?
Members are more than welcome to start discussions, post news articles, whatever you want! The moderators just start discussions to help spur conversation.

Can I help with the chapter discussion posts? What is the point of the chapter discussion posts?
Currently we have enough volunteers to cover the chapter discussions, but thank you. The point of the chapter discussion posts is to bring fans together to foster interesting and thought provoking conversations about different aspects of the book.

What are the regularly scheduled posts?
Chapter discussions are posted Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Monday the weekly round up is posted, Wednesday the official spam post is posted, and Friday the weekly discussion question is posted.

What is a spam post?
On Wednesdays the moderators post an official spam post. Members are allowed to post about whatever they want whether it be The Host theories, casting thoughts, reviews of other books/movies, picspams, macros, thoughts about the latest episode of your favorite TV show. Comments don't have to be related to The Host. They are a way for the fans to get to know each other in an informal way and have some fun!

Who are all the people in the header?
The header features the cast as chosen by the moderators. From left to right the actors are:
Josh Hutcherson as Jamie Stryder
Summer Glau as Melanie Stryder
Jensen Ackles as Jared Howe
Kristen Bell as Wanda/Pet
Ian Somerhalder as Ian O'Shea
Rachel Bilson as Sunny/Jodi
Chris Evans as Kyle O'Shea
Erica Durance as Lily
Shia LeBouf as Wes
Lee Pace as Doc
Sam Elliott as Uncle Jeb
Christina Ricci as the Seeker/Lacey

What if I still have a question?
We'd be happy to answer it; please leave a comment at our Mod Connection post.
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