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Genre-crossover nightmares

 

I've been told that the "Redwall" books have sold almost as much if not more than the "Gor" novels, so the obvious way to go is to combine the two.

 

Tarnsman of Redwall!

 

And if "V" were reading this he'd give us a horrid example of what that book might really look like. :ugly:

 

Should we invite him over? Hey, V!

 

It can be so much more. The only difference would be the aesthetic. ^.^

 

Take a "Conan" story. Now, with the violence and mature themes (including horror) prevalent to them, they are clearly not kids' stuff. On the other hand, Conan is not pornographic either, even though the movies have their (unerotic) nudes (though I don't know if that's part of the original tales, or just based on breasts being the cheapest crowd-pleaser.) Would any of that change if our barbarian hero was a wolf or a bear instead of a human?

 

Personally, I don't think so. To me, furry is just another aesthetic, just like how many anime could just as easily be done in live action (Grave of the Fireflies or Barefoot Gen in particular). Those were animated because that was part of the desired aesthetic.

 

Okay. Enough ranting from me.

 

On the other hand, consider FreeFall: one of the main, if not THE main, characters is an anthropomorphic genetically engineered wolf. It would make a BIG difference if she weren’t, because an important part of the character is being a wolf among humans (and robots and aliens – well, one alien.) But it is definitely neither kid stuff nor erotica.

 

My Little Shub-Niggurath

 

Been done.

 

http://www.whiteponyproductions.com/comicstrips/ctc/ctc0066.htm

 

I can imagine that to the old tune from the 80s cartoon...

 

Yeah, I watched both boys' cartoons and girls' cartoons.

 

Mythos Babies (actually an idea I had for a line of sculptures, including baby Cthulhu, a baby shoggoth, and a Puppy of Tindalos)

 

Also been done.

 

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45706&highlight=motivational+poster

 

This is our own Hero Boards thread of “Motivational Posters” but I don’t know where Curufea got the Cthulhu Babies image – other than that it’s signed

Thomas Sean Hedges ‘98

 

 

There are some things I don't want to know about rodents.

 

Too bad. I’m going to sing anyway. This is my cross-genre nightmare for you all.

 

The Mouse Trainer’s Child

(To the tune of Horse Tamer’s Daughter)

 

My mother was a mouse trainer at the edge of Halli Wood

And her work was fine and the mice were cute but it did her little good

For few folk now care to keep pet mice, with hamsters so widespread

And guinea pigs and gerbils too, and even white rats are bred.

So poor we were but free we were as a squirrel in treetop lair

And I was a child as free and wild as the fleas in my tangled hair.

 

My grandma told me fairy tales of the great days long ago

When the Mouse God ruled and the cheese was taxed and the mouse priests ran the show.

She said this one mouse had a club, and it was mighty big

But I just laughed, cause grandma’s daft and a mouse club would be a twig.

At most a mouse would wield a stick the size of a pencil stub

Such a little arm could do little harm – I thought it a Mickey Mouse Club

 

My mother had no hired help for she could ill afford

To pay them wages for their work or even room and board.

I helped her run the field mice down, squirrels and chipmunks too

And when nothing sold for silver or gold we just had rodent stew.

But I learned secret mousy things, and not just how to cook

And I learned far more of the rodent lore than you’ll find in many a book.

 

Chorus

But I’ll never wear the T shirt, I’ll never wear the mouse ears

My name is not enrolled, among the mousketeers.

But if you see me jump, and do a funny dance

Consider that the reason is, I’ve got mice in my pants.

 

 

Lucius Alexander

 

"Mouse Trainer's Child" copyright Palindromedary Enterprises, 2002

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Lord of the Star Frontiers

 

The campaign is set in Middle-earth. Humans are there, but the elves, dwarves, and hobbits are replaced with Yazirians, Dralasites, and Vrusk. Orcs and trolls are replaced with Sathar.

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Nickolas Van Ring.

 

The Polysotechnic League would never have collapsed if not for the meddling of a couple of hairy footed midgets...

 

Near Darkover: a band of vampires tries to survive on Cottman IV.

 

Night of the Living Iguana: A band of teenagers must take refuge in a deserted house when their kegger is interrupted by reanimated giant iguanas.

 

Midas

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Too bad. I’m going to sing anyway. This is my cross-genre nightmare for you all.

 

The Mouse Trainer’s Child

(To the tune of Horse Tamer’s Daughter)

 

:sneaky:

 

:thumbup:

 

I don't know Horse Tamer's Daughter, but it scans pretty well to Lemon Tree. Similar tune?

 

Midas

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:sneaky:

 

:thumbup:

 

I don't know Horse Tamer's Daughter, but it scans pretty well to Lemon Tree. Similar tune?

 

Midas

 

Not in the least.

 

Lucius Alexander

 

I am the Palindromedary Tamer, the defender of the land

And I know my kind were never inclined to live at a lord's command

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Goth of War

 

My favorite Goth of War is Alaric (the Goth who sacked Rome.)

But what's that have to do with hybridizing genres?

 

Lucius Alexander

 

The palindromedary also thinks Theodoric the Goth was interesting.

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