User talk:Phaedrus/A Trickster's Tail

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I strongly advise that you remove the Adult tag from this story and simply use the author's note as a disclaimer. The "adult" material is minor and I would hate to think someone missed out on your wonderful story because they were turned off by those three red Xes. --Lloyd Brunnel 03:14, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the advice (and for listing this story in your favorites -- that's a real honor). I'm not at all sure what to do with this. It seems to me that there are two ways that something can be 'adult'. One way is by being explicit. There's not really any of that in this story -- there's some foul language, but nothing out of the ordinary these days; and there's some sexual content, but it's left to the imagination. But it seems to me that something can also be 'adult' purely on its themes, and I still have the feeling that that's the case here. I mean, it does have sexual intercourse going on during a transformation (a transformation to full-animal form by both parties, no less), and I think that the mere concept of that would be offensive to a substantial number of people. And I'm inclined to err on the side of caution. So I think I'll leave the 'adult' tag for now. But I'll definitely think it over; when I become more familiar with the site and see how other similar stories are tagged, I might change my mind. --Phaedrus 03:40, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
That makes sense. I guess my definition of adult comes from having to sift through the stuff on CYOC >< --Lloyd Brunnel 13:18, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
I've revised the author's note, though, to make this as clear as I can without venturing into spoiler territory. Phaedrus 15:50, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what to say, but I just want to tell you that I enjoyed this story very much. It's a huge pity that you've stopped writing it; it certainly is a very good story. Oh, and I agree with Lloyd...it's not really that explicit. Still, once again, great story! :) —Drake 14:14, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you so much! I don't know how likely it is that I'll ever do another proper Trickster's Tail segment, but I have to admit, the odds recently rose from 'zero'... there's a storyverse called "Dire Warning" going on right now on the TSA-Talk mailing list, and I've written a few pieces for that. I'm not posting them here because they make no sense outside of the context of Kris Schnee's stories (heck, I'm not sure they make sense within that context), but Kickaha and Keith do make an appearance... and after ten years, they're understandably a little cranky. Phaedrus 17:38, 31 August 2009 (UTC)