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18 January 2009 @ 08:53 pm
The 'Yay!' and the 'Oh Noes!' of it  
The yay is that the P4 costume is coming a pace. The photo evidence so far is ....

(Without belt and wig)

(With belt and wig)
I forgot to put on the choker I made but hey...

Still not sure whether to wear the wig or not. It came as part of the costume and I'm not sure if it's too much. I still need to sew the black arm bands on to replace the old silver ones. And I've got to print out the Wraith-esque tattoo that's going on my neck.

Btw missyvortexdv  do you still want me to print a tattoo for you? If so I need to know which one you wanted and dimensions. Ta.

The oh noes is that Demons' ratings have fallen again and unless they stabilise now it will likely not get a second series. Which pisses me off not because the show is brilliant, but because I really like two of the characters and feel that the current writers are wasting such a great opportunity and an interesting premise. It's really very annoying when one of the few potentially decent British TV shows shoots itself in the foot. I've still got a couple of story ideas for it and I'll likely write them whether it gets cancelled or not. And no, not many people will read them because the show hardly has a massive fandom, but I'll find it cathartic in the least. I love the concepts of Mina and Rupert and their relationship and even though we may not see any more than six episodes of them now, it'd somehow make me feel better to know that it could have been done.

Don't you just hate it when a character gets under your skin?

Professional writers are a talented bunch and I'm just your average fan ficcer so I it would be very unfair of me to say that I could do a better job than they are. But I can say, whatever I write, I won't leave Mount Everest style plot holes in it. I'm just a bit anal like that.

Oh and because aparently Philip Glenister currently owns my soul I also have an Ashes To Ashes fic idea floating around in my head. Which will be weird to write because it'll be so damn normal in comparison to all my other fandoms. No monsters, demons, magic, Time Lords, aliens....I'm not even entirely sure I can do it!

Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
fififolle: Primeval - Nick YAY!fififolle on January 18th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeee! Wig is brilliant, I say!

I loved Demons Ep 3 - full of Ruby/Rupert *g*
doylefan22: d - MInadoylefan22 on January 18th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Well being a Rupert/Mina fan myself I was obviously happy with the amount of interaction there :D

Pity the writers seem determined to be lazy and put people off!

The wig has calmed down a little since I got it - it was nearly a full on afro when it first came out of the box :D
The Hebridean Queen: Minagnimaerd on January 18th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
The show is suffering from a severe case of ITV-itis. Were Demons being aired on the BBC I suspect it would be doing MUCH better - it's just that people don't trust ITV to deliver, the opening episode largely confirmed most people's suspiscions and people haven't bothered to tune back in. Which is a pity because the last two episodes have been SUCH an improvement and there is SUCH potential there.

I think we stand a good chance of spreading the love for the show over the internet and gradually getting it a small cult following, even if it's cancelled. I just think it's such a pity that it's not going to get a chance to develop into the truely EPIC awesome it may well be capable of if given a year or two to air across.
doylefan22: d - MInadoylefan22 on January 18th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I hope if it doesn't come back there will at least be a few of us willing to carry it on for a while in fic and explore some of that potential. Shows like Due South still have a health fandom even though they've long ended and I'd like to see what 'we' (the fans) could do with the premise.

The BBC would have been a safer place for Demons because they're not quite so concerned with ratings. After all Torchwood doesn't do anywhere near as well as Demons yet is on to its third series. Heroes only gets a few million yet they spend a fortune buying it from the US.

Pity the creators can't offer it to the Beeb - after all, they already do Merlin for them!

Thing is I think ITV needs shows like this and it needs to have some faith. They are in dire straits money wise though and so that doesn't bode well. I have to say though it's one of about 3 shows I watch on their channel (Primeval and Doc Martin being the other two). Nothing else they do appeals to me and I'm not alone there. They are clearly not appealing to large demographics.
The Hebridean Queen: Minagnimaerd on January 18th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Demons has been the only thing that ITV has done in a long time that I've actually engaged with. I watch Jeremy Kyle for the LOLz on their catchup player and that's it (oh, and I love me some Britain's Got Talent - mostly for the sexual tension between Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan -_^). It's seen as just this junky channel that does cheap talent shows and that's about it. This is why I believe that ALL the terrestrial channels should be nationalised. When you get a channel soley reliant on private finance, the quality of the programming drops dramatically in favour of cheap shows that will pull in huge ratings.

I think Shine DID offer Demons to the BBC first (I'm sure I read that somewhere) but the Beeb turned it down because their boards were already full with Torchwood/Merlin/Doctor Who/Robin Hood and they couldn't afford another one. I think even on Channel Four Demons would have done better, because it attracts a younger demographic (The Hollyoaks type audience) and people generally have more faith in it to produce decent written shows.

ITV definitely needs shows like this, but unfortunately it doesn't yet have the reputation to attract enough of an audience for them. And you're right - it's ALLLL about the money and the ratings for them. Do we have any news about whether they've managed to sell the show overseas? THAT could be a deciding factor in whether they keep it on. (One of the reasons Torchwood has kept going is because it's sold so well to other countries - so even with fewer viewers it still brings in a lot of money for the Beeb).
doylefan22: d - MInadoylefan22 on January 18th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I like Primeval as I said (although I wasn't keen on the changes they made for the second series nor the third) and Doc Martin is surprisingly brilliant - I'm amazed it's on ITV to be honest.

Beyond that it does feel like a very cheap and tacky channel.

Such a shame if the Beeb did turn Demons down. Robin Hood really should end after this series with all the changes made and this would have been a good replacement. They even could have put it on BBC2 whilst Heroes is on break and it probably would have pulled similar ratings to what that does - then they could have aimed it more squarely at a teen market too.

These genre shows do sell well overseas but it may be difficult to sell a show with just six episodes. On the other hand that may convince them to do more on the basis they'll then have a 12/13 package to sell, like they did with Primeval (which they didn't sell abroad until series 2).
Dune: fahrvergnügendune_drd on January 18th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Love the wig ^^
doylefan22: a2a - alex and genedoylefan22 on January 18th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Cheers me dears.

Just wondered if it was a bit OTT. Looks like I'll have to get myself a wig cap now since the consensus so far is 'wig yay!'
Dune: fahrvergnügendune_drd on January 18th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Definetly not OTT, it quite suits you.
Purpleyin/Hans: blinkmissyvortexdv on January 18th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Cool costume, be nice to see the choker next weekend too.

Tattoo - If that's okay then that third one I suppose. As for dimensions - isn't it a set resolution? If not then somewhere between 3 and 6 inches, whatever is possible depending on space you have left. It's likely to go on my chest/neck or side of face. Wherever it'll fit best.
doylefan22: sga - emergency back up braindoylefan22 on January 18th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Course it's okay.

If you have a choice would you prefer it larger or smaller (nearer 3 or 6 inches)?
Purpleyin/Hans: dodomissyvortexdv on January 19th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
larger. Wraith seem to do big tattoos :)
♫ pavaneofstars ☆: atlantis flowerspavaneofstars on January 18th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Lovely dress! Can't wait to see it in person.
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keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Behold! // __kali____kali__ on January 19th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh get you!