Category talk:Story series

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I'm uncomfortable with lumping connected short stories together with published novel series, particularly since it seems odd to have novels and the series they're a part of in such different category places. I admit I'm not sure what might be (to my mind) a better organisation. Perhaps Category:Novels with a subcategory: Published series? -- Sine 22:03, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Nudging this in hopes of discussion. -- Sine 19:34, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Exact requirements?[edit]

I’m a bit confused: which books fall under this category? Those written by furry authors? By English speakers only? Or those that have been at least translated into English? Or the ones where anthropomorphic animals do not interact with humans? If none of these requirements are mandatory, then why doesn’t this list feature any of Eduard Uspensky’s children’s books, such as Cheburashka series, Prostokvashino series (here’s one of the screen adaptations for example) or — my personal favorite — “Furry Boarding School”? Actually, the latter is a separate story, but I didn’t want to duplicate the question in several discussions, because it is related to all categories: both stories and series and novels and everything. — Ambidexter (talk) 12:49, 2 July 2015 (EDT)

The only real requirement is that it be a series likely to be of interest to furry fans. It doesn't matter if the author is a furry, or what language it's in, or if it also includes humans. Given the ubiquitous use of animal characters in children's books, I would suggest that those should be limited to works that have some degree of notability among older readers, those which would stand out as the books with animals many adults loved best as children and/or still enjoy. Dr. Seuss would certainly qualify, and possibly so would The Berenstain Bears, Clifford, and the works of Richard Scarry, but I think we'd rather avoid populating the wiki with dozens of articles about children's books that are unlikely to be of interest to older readers. I'd say one of the defining characteristics of furry fans is the notion that animal characters are not just for kids. Most likely the only reason the works you mention don't have articles here is because no one familiar with them has gone to the trouble to create one. If you believe these works merit articles, and if you know of other works that don't already have one, please feel free to create the articles yourself. --mwalimu (talk) 14:50, 2 July 2015 (EDT)
Well, this explanation makes perfect sense, thanks. I’m not sure if Uspensky’s books are enjoyed by adults, but their animated adaptations were very popular in the USSR (cute characters, witty dialogues, catchy songs, etc.), and the main characters have always been recognizable, nowadays they are even used in advertising: Prostokvashino has become a brand of dairy products, Cheburashka was the Russian Olympic mascot and has received recognition in Japan. Maybe my idea of adding children’s books to this list isn’t that good after all, but — judging by what I see in Russian Wikifur — at least the characters (Cheburashka, Matroskin) deserve some attention. On the other hand, Russian Wikifur offers articles about Chester Cheetah and Nesquik Bunny, while English Wikifur does not, so I guess these two projects have dissimilar criteria of notability? Or, again, this is simply because no one “has gone to the trouble to create” an article about Chester or Quicky? =) — Ambidexter (talk) 16:12, 2 July 2015 (EDT)