Humanity Given Hope
800 shares will unlock a clue to Dominion.
I’m just laughing so fucking hard because when I reblogged this thing, it had 16 notes. Hey syfy, Dominion has no fandom here (yet). 800 notes is a moderately sized fandom post. Something that your shows that have been on the air for YEARS can’t muster without a couple rounds of reblogs.
This not how you build a fandom on tumblr. This is the equivalent of holding a cookie out over a vast, empty chasm and yelling “who wants to see a cool thing?!”
And that is literally the opposite of how tumblr as a social media platform works. You have given us zero reason to care about the cookie. Those of us who were active fans of other Syfy shows (Warehouse 13, Alphas, Eureka, Stargate whatever iteration you choose, Sanctuary) know damn well that working for the cookie isn’t worth it, because it will either be a plain, boring cookie that we - the fandom - could have baked better ourselves, or you’ll let us have that cookie, and maybe one more cookie and then just when we might decide we don’t mind the flavor and this cookie has potential, you’ll throw the cookies out in the trash. Or that cookie will be geo-locked for US viewing only.
Tumblr is a fast-moving, global social media platform with very high expectations of gif quality that is a fucking petri-dish of marketing data and already-existing social networks ready made to advertise your content for free but you have to provide the fucking content first.
I really want to like Dominion. It seems like a cool premise, the cast is pretty great (thanks for the follow suggestions) and there just aren’t enough good sci-fi shows right now.
But you - Syfy the network - screwed over my favorite show of all time with no marketing and crappy time slot choice and this really, really amateur attempt at tumblr is not endearing your show to me at all so basically I don’t give a shit if we get a “clue” this isn’t Facebook.
Give me the gifs and the bts stuff or get out.
basically i kind of predict that this post might get more notes because of this commentary than the original content.