The XX-rated Russell?
So a funny thing happened on the way to a Russellscape…
Since changing over the web site a few months ago (if you haven’t seen it, take a look!) we’re been working on ways to bring over the impressive amount of fan art that’s accumulated in the old site. We’re also working on a renovation of the old Russellscape, a set of images that join to scroll across the screen, like the view from a train window.
I’m setting up a contest for October, trying to get some new images for the Russellscape illustrating The Murder of Mary Russell (A young Sherlock? Or Mrs Hudson!) and the stories in Mary Russell’s War (14 year-old Mary! The Wedding!! Holmes at Christmas!!!). And because people entering the contest need to see how it looks, we converted the old site’s ‘Scape and uploaded it onto YouTube. Only to find a rather…interesting series of “Recommended” videos attaching to its, er, tail end.
No, the original of that does NOT have a black CENSORED bar across its key places. The original, and its many (many!) partners, left very little to the imagination. And although it cracked me up, I had to admit that most people happily viewing the Russellscape would be somewhat taken aback when a man’s…full frontal popped onto their screen.
So we’re trying again.
And maybe those of you with Safe For Work viewing histories on YouTube (cat videos and book trailers, anyone?) could take a look there, and encourage the YouTube algorithm to set itself into a less XX-rated set of Recommendeds. Or to be safe, you can just view it on the Russellscape web page, here.