- Elite Member
- January 21, 2008
For a long time I defended Corday right up until Melaswen and we found out that the dead were not dead and that Andre was behind it. I wasn't happy with so many characters that I loved being killed off but I was told it had to be done for budget purposes even though newbies were being hired throughout the whole storyline. I believed Corday when he said this was a straight out mystery and that there was no mind control and the DiMeras weren't behind it. Then he flip flopped on it all only to kill off some of the undead for a second time only to have them return again. I was done.
- Dec 16 2008, 04:38 PM
- Dec 16 2008, 02:14 PM
- Dec 16 2008, 12:08 PM
No, no one is but fans do influence it, more then they realize.
Again, not accusing you or anyone here, but Corday listens to the rabid fans and panics because he has this insane thought that he must please everyone, which is impossible. That is when he goes into interfering mode and heaven help a writer if the network, actors, etc get involved too. Before you know it, most of the material is more the work of others then yourself and all you did was organize it and write it.
I think many would be shocked by what goes on and how little of the blame the HW, no matter who it is, deserves. Does that mean they are not to blame? No. Not at all. They share in the blame but they are a very small part of it and I think many would see that once they knew what really goes on.
Please don't take this wrong, because I don't mean it negatively, but you sound like you're either related to, good friends with, or married to a writer. I really appreciate the insight, and I believe you to some extent. It's just that there are so many details left out of the stories, so much that goes against history, even recent history, that I don't see how most of this can be Corday alone. I thought Ed Scott got in trouble for rewriting stories. How can others do it without Higley being able to get the writer's guild to back her again?
I understand there are some very vocal fans, but I don't necessarily think they speak on everything for the majority. I think there are many many different types of fans in every fanbase. Regardless, I don't get why KC would be so afraid of a fanbase. Firing Drake and Deidre seems to indicate the opposite, and I love it when writers get me all mad with a story. So long as it's story, not lack of. Reacting is the worst thing he could do, and I just have trouble seeing him even caring enough to react like this.
And I'm sorry if I'm touchy about the psycho fans comment, but it seems like a lot of discussion is terminated with 'it's psycho rabid fans fault', so I feel like I'm lumped into it. I've heard some stories (not just about J&M but about other fanbases in general) and I'm appalled by some of what I've heard, but I hope it's just a few, not the majority. What a select few do has nothing to do with my comments, imo.
All I will say is that I know people in the business. I'm not married to anyone in it nor am I part of the business but I do know people in it who pass on info to me at times.
You will just have to trust me (or not LOL) when I see Corday is the major issue here and that the rabid fans I speak of (for which people like you, Ellie, Tammy, etc are not part of) are a major contributor as well, which is why it gets mentioned by many as a reason for the problems at Days. Your concerns and the concerns of people like you are sensible, rational, and understandable. It's the concerns of the fans some of us speak of that are the problem. Please understand that I am not trying to lump you or anyone else here in with the fans I speak of. Yes, a good amount of them are as bad as I say but not all of them are and I just wish Corday would listen to those people (people like you, Ellie, etc) and not the people who are irrational nutcases.
Since then, its been glaringly apparent that despite Corday's attempts to blame the fans, the writers, the internet, snowstorms, tennis tournaments, etc. the person who is primarily responsible for the sad state of the show is Ken Corday. Nobody forces him to try and pander to fanbases. He doesn't get that a month of EJami, a month of Lumi, a month of Ejole is going to make fans happy but it doesn't and worse, it damages the characters to the point that fans stop caring.
Phew, that felt good.