Saturday Waffling (December 6th, 2014)
So, next week you can all expect a review of The Game, a 70s-set spy series by Toby Whithouse, which is wrapping up a first run on BBC America despite being made by the BBC proper. That’s supported by the Patreon, which is undergoing a bit of a transformation. It’ll be funding that and the two Christmas posts (one on Last Christmas, one season wrap-up) this month. Next month, it’ll fund something as of yet determined (I’m tempted to have it be Sherlock Season Three). And come February and beyond, it’ll fund… whatever goes up on this site.
Ultimately, the nature of that is going to be up to a vote of the backers on Patreon, and the amount of it will be determined by how much the Patreon makes. If it makes a solid $400+ a week, thrice-weekly content of some sort remains very viable. If it makes less than that, we’ll see. Last War in Albion will of course run at least once a week until the end of time, but other than that, it’ll be the Patreon that determines what happens at this blog, and how often.
So, if you’re interested in having a voice over what sorts of things I cover, backing the Patreon as it funds December and January’s content and weighing in when I actually start framing those numbers and laying out options would be a good idea.
(Right now, the leading candidate in my mind is a Game of Thrones blog, relatively short run, going episode by episode. Other possibilities include the episode commentaries, should those prove popular. Or a book of some sort. Or video game writing. Or who knows.)
So, please consider backing the future of this blog on Patreon. More discussion there. And here, if you like.
December 6, 2014 @ 4:00 am
Video game writing? You piqued my interest there. What would you write about?
December 6, 2014 @ 12:34 pm
My interest can also be counted among that level of "piqued" mentalities.
December 7, 2014 @ 12:10 am
Andrew Scott is to be in the new James Bond film. This should be interesting…
December 7, 2014 @ 4:54 am
For that small section of the readership who have access to iplayer and haven't cottoned on already, BBC4 is in the middle of rebroadcasting the 1981 serial Day of the Triffids. ('serious drama with man-eating plants in it' – Phil Sandifer).
You Know Who...
December 7, 2014 @ 3:14 pm
Hm. I'm a Patreon backer here, but…Game of Thrones? Really? I really tried to watch that show, and made it about a third of the way through season 1 before just throwing in the towel. It's a soap opera (and not in the redemptive sense you've been using that here), and an unpleasantly rapey one at that. It certainly has a magnetic attraction, so I suppose I can see the appeal, but it's like someone watched 'The Hobbit' and wished there were more 'intrigue' and creepy sex…and that description is STILL better than the Game of Thrones I watched. Ugh.
December 8, 2014 @ 1:02 am
I'd vote for the Joss Whedon project, as I think that would both be awesome and has the potential to generate a meaty project that could attract a significant new readership to the blog. Selfishly, I'd love to see you take on either Deadwood, Cracker, or The Sopranos, but as none of those are genre I recognise that's unlikely. The BSG remake, maybe?
My basic problem with GoT is I've only watched to the end of Season 2, so I'd have to do some catching up and selfishly don't currently have time. Can't object to it as something for you to sink your mind-teeth into though, as there's a lot going on with it.
December 23, 2014 @ 9:16 am
Whedon, BSG or Game of Thrones all get my vote (although by all means finish up Sherlock first!). But truthfully, wherever your heart takes you we will follow.