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SOCA Leg Work

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Went back to an old project today. Started trying to put Serious and Organised to bed. Tidying up the text, adding descriptions of Characteristics to reduce the wiggle factor for rules lawyers while trying to avoid the game creeping into needing lots more Characteristics if I define the ones I’ve included too tightly. Dull but […]

Serious and Organised Revisited

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

I’ve been revisiting my notes for Serious and Organised after enough time for the ideas to mature a little more. After a bit of editing to cut fluff I got down to writing a background to go with it drawing on the classic 70s and 80s cop shows for inspiration. A bit more polishing and […]

Post 100: The Story So Far

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

So this is what 100 posts feels like and here is where I’m at… Project Status Árǽdan Second Draft DIY Pop Shield Article Second Draft Fairy Tale Noir About 50% written Inaccurate Web Clock Done Killer Web 2.0 App Thing Enhancing and Tweaking New Logo Done New Web Site In Development Underwater Secret Base Don’t […]

When Inspirons Collide

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Walking to work has up moments and down moments. You get to see wild life. You get drenched by the rain. I’ll not blather on/wax lyrical on the subject today. The big plus is time to think. So when I started this outpouring of my incomplete concepts I had an idea for a 70s TV […]

Serious and Organised: Logo

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I had been going to blog about the need for a cool modern (what a few years ago would have been a Cool Britannia) logo for the show. SOCA beat me to the logo and the BBC beat me to the analysis. "It’s not our policy to comment on the logo or the agency […]

Serious and Organised: the Set Up

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

So what does our hypothetical show need to make it a hit. First a pair of tough crime fighters. But this isn’t the masogonistic 70s so one will be a woman. She’ll be hard as nails, dug from the same quarry as Buffy, ex special forces. For a bit of a role reversal he’ll be […]

Coming Soon to ITV 1: Serious and Organised

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

It may just be me but behind all the serious talk today about the launch of SOCA there was a faint hint of a wink and a smirk. As though a few civil servants who like 70 and 80s cop shows had come up with it after a heavy night of drinking… “Ya know what […]

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