After ten years as Creative Content Producer for the Procter & Gamble soap operas, “As The World Turns” and “Guiding Light,” I became very familiar with the following phrase: If only TPTB (The Powers That Be) would do what the fans want, this show’s ratings would go through the roof!
After ten years, I also became privy to one of show biz’ dirty secrets: There is no such thing as what all the fans want.
Even when it seems like there is only one possible way for a story to wrap up, somewhere, someone will disagree. I guarantee it.
Check out my guest-blog on the subject of reader input in interactive fiction at: http://howardsherman.net/post/3444822660.