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Urban Legend
« on: 05-07-2004 13:25 »

Since there's comic books and a video game, why not Futurama novels?  Better yet, why not Futurama books that are like those "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels?  That would be cool!  I could just see it:

If you think Fry, Bender, and Leela should confront Mom's Sons, turn to page 77

If you think Fry, Bender, and Leela should back down and go home, turn to page 108

I used to like those books when I was a kid.  Also, I had a couple like that about Sonic when I was a fan at the time.  If you didn't like this idea, no big deal.
Sm@ Cpt. Libido

Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 05-07-2004 13:33 »

Yeh that's a great idea and I still have some Mario ones I think!
"Mamma mia"
If that did happen then i would be mighty pleased!

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 05-07-2004 13:45 »

i was so horrible with those books. i would always wind up dead.

Starship Captain
« Reply #3 on: 05-07-2004 13:51 »


Good idea though

Starship Captain
« Reply #4 on: 05-07-2004 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2004 13:52 »

I used to hate reading those books, because I always had to go back and try all of the possible paths.  It was hard on the fingers keeping track of all the branch points.  I can just see the futurama version, though. You turn to page 108, it reads "You have chosen: Confront Mom's sons", you say "NO, I didn't!" It reads "I'm fairly certain you did!" and off you go.  Really, no point to the "choose" part if you think about it.  I'd prefer a straight novel, personally, though I don't know how well Futurama would translate over.

edit: curses, Sal beat me to the obvious joke by a minute... Curse my slow typing!
Starship Captain
« Reply #5 on: 05-07-2004 15:34 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2004 15:34 »

If someone wrote a choose-your-own-adventure Fic, I'd definatly read it.

I liked the books too but I did the same thing Ranadok does and read all possible outcomes(for the ones you could die) The story ones I liked but since there was so many endings were quite lacking on story and got boring quickly.
Seymour Ass´es
« Reply #6 on: 05-07-2004 15:37 »

Also, I had a couple like that about Sonic when I was a fan at the time.

Same here.
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #7 on: 05-07-2004 22:49 »

I dunno if i'd like that idea. I had a few Goosebumps books in that format years ago when i was a little kid, but i never really liked them.

But,I like that you brought up a novel, b/c that is something i wouldnt mind seeing. Futurama is one of those TV shows that is perfectly suited to a novel just because of being a Science Fiction show. Look at Star Trek, it has thousands of novels, and they still sell well after years and years..

Space Pope
« Reply #8 on: 05-07-2004 23:36 »

Star Wars also has a huge collection of books as well and at least one 'Choose your own Adventure' book. For Futurama, I think 'Choose your own Adventure' would be better, because I wouldn't really want to read a novel conversion of a cartoon. It doesn't really seem right and a lot of the humour wouldn't be able to be transferred to novel format.

Starship Captain
« Reply #9 on: 05-08-2004 04:13 »

Yeah, maybe I should make one on Microsoft Word and then once i finally make a website, I'll transfer it to that (although it could be hard) because this sounds like a great idea.

« Reply #10 on: 05-08-2004 05:55 »

I remember reading a few of those when I was younger, although I had a bad habit of keeping my finger on the last page and cheating if anything bad happened. I'm not sure if Futurama would translate well to such a format but I would be willing to give it a try.

« Reply #11 on: 05-08-2004 07:47 »

itll come out cheesy like those pokemon novel books, but it still might be worth it.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #12 on: 05-08-2004 07:58 »

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the other sci-fi comedy series that translated pretty well into novel format, that being of course Red Dwarf.
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