Targeted to Caribbean readers/expatriates/tourists, as well as film buffs and the furry fandom, Unspooled is a tentative six-part series of middle-grade children's novels by Routhwick. Set between summer 2009 and summer 2011, the series focuses on a young Guadeloupe raccoon named Samson Dixwell, and chronicles his quest to track down the obscure, locally shot film his old relative once appeared in.
The original one-shot trial of Unspooled, Marigot Magic, took part in 2012's National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short); its draft "won" with 105,312 words. Unfinished as of 2016, this version is currently available at Smashwords. By November 2014, Unspooled became the new name of the Marigot project; in May 2015, Routhwick decided to expand it into a six-book saga.
As of October 2019, Book 1 of the series retool is in development. For a behind-the-scenes look, please visit the Marigot Notebook collection at Google+.
This site is designated as the official wiki for Unspooled, and is hosted for free on Referata. (Referata is a service powered by both MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki, and founded by Yaron Koren.) We call it a Dossier, with due respect to the old dictionary definition: "a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)". This captures part of the essence of what we aim to do here.
Curious about the "Dixwell" part? In August 2012, author and creator Routhwick found the name on a main street in Hamden, Connecticut, during his summer journeys to various libraries near his adopted hometown of Waterbury. As he remarked back then, "That's the avenue along which its main library, Miller Memorial, stands. You guys rock—the same for your building!"
All original content in the Unspooled project—and most pages on this wiki—are dedicated to the public domain worldwide under Creative Commons' CC0 waiver and Piratbyrån's Kopimi clause. For more information, please see The Dixwell Dossier:No rights reserved and The Dixwell Dossier:Copyrights.