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User talk:Michael Bard/Unicorn Dreams

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Cool. I'm guessing you took out the hooves to streamline the story? ... I laughed a few times. Been on the Internet too long, I guess, since anguish is funny. I liked that they didn't get together at the end, which is open enough that for all we-the-readers know they hooked up slowly, found out they were cousins, became really good friends, or let it slide.

Now for some teal dear.

I don't actually think that the fantasy market would have crashed, as such. People would still want that particular kind of escapism, with fantastic worlds that have different rules. [Airport fantasy] would survive in one form or another, for instance. I do think things would have shifted, maybe travelogues would resurge. There would always be a market for fantasy, even if many of the authors would have shifted to fiction. Not a lot of other genres have the usual high fantasy combo of really epic scale, clear good against equally clear evil, prophecies, fantasy archetypes, a different world which is unlike our own. Space opera would endure too, I'd think, though Star Wars itself wouldn't. But hey, speculation. *shrug* --Joysweeper 13:54, 29 December 2008 (EST)

Glad you liked it. As to the hooves, Cubist pointed out that they didn't actually serve any purpose, so I took them out. As to the fantasy, you're probably right. If there was a market for Xanadu stories I'd edit it to tweak that, I can think of a couple of ways. But, oh well. It was an experiment-- -- Michael Bard 12:05, 30 December 2008 (EST)
Argh! They served a purpose, the purpose of having a gratuitous transformation! (Seriously, though, I can understand removing them as superfluous in this case. Sometimes literary needs really do take precedence. :) Bryan 13:41, 30 December 2008 (EST)