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User talk:JT Fox

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Only three stories in, and it looks like Sly Fox is a heavily formulaic character; his first response to *everything* seems to be, "Toonify the sap, awreddy!" Of course, the source material (Saturday morning cartoons) tends to be heavily formulaic, too, so this is appropriate. I'm just wondering where you're going to go with this... Will Sly eventually recognize that he's doing the same thing over & over, and get annoyed at his writers' lack of creativity? Will Sly try to find out what the heck is making his world so repetitious, and his investigations *force* him to acknowledge that yes, he really *is* a transformed human? And suppose Sly *does* keep on toonifying however-many humans per story -- how long can this go on before The Authorities decide to *do* something about it? For that matter, what about the apartment building Sly took over? It was condemned, but there's still going to be an owner of record; what happens when that owner finds out what's become of his property? Or, what happens when the county assessor tries to collect property taxes on it? The "toon tries to cope with the Real World" premise could be very interesting indeed; lots of plotlines you can spin off of said premise. Here's hoping you do more than just keep on toonifying humans and ignoring real-world consequences... Cubist 08:56, 27 December 2007 (EST)

I actually don't have much planned for the series beyond those three stories. It was just an experiment that I tried one summer in non-traditional TFs. I had a friend and editor who immensely enjoyed the formula, hence why all three stories are very similar. And yes, I do realize that the plot got rather repetitive, hence why I stopped writing more onto the series. As for why Sly's character was rather pidgin holed into doing nothing but straight up, non sensical toon TFs? Well, one could argue that doing toon TFs is one of the few presidents that Sly had while he was in costume. Anyways, thank you for your comments. You grin up several very valid points, all which make sense. All things considered though, I generally treat Sly's stories as one would treat a cartoon show. You can laugh, you can cry, and you can enjoy the plot, just so long as you don't try to read into things too much and get bogged down with the details. JT_Fox 14:077, 27 December 2007 (EST)

In other words, to quote MST3K, "if you're wondering how he eats and breathes and other science facts, repeat to yourself 'it's just a show, I should really just relax'?" Fair enough. :) Bryan 00:15, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Author status

Eep! Sorry it took so long for me to notice I hadn't set your author flag or created an author category for you. Should have done all that back when you first posted these stories, but I guess I mind-blanked at just the wrong moment. Bryan 13:50, 19 February 2008 (EST)