The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3374241
Posted By: Little Hawk
09-Jul-12 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I should perhaps remind you, Amos, of how sorely Sherlock Holmes was missed when Conan Doyle, in an attempt to end that particular series, killed him off. The public was livid. The author received an avalanche of protest mail, including death threats if the famous sleuth did not return. He eventually yielded to the pressure and resurrected Holmes in order to restore a semblance of peace to his own life!
This proves without a doubt that you are not correct in your statement "that's the difference between figments and Reals. Reals, when they go away, are missed because they cannot be instantly replaced."
Fictionals are just as sorely missed as reals when they go away...and unlike in the case of reals...where people simply HAVE to accept that they are gone for good once they're gone...people NEVER give up on a fictional hero (or villain), and will go on demanding to see him again no matter what, because to be fictional is essentially to be immortal.
Chongo could well outlast both of us...