The Nighthowler Blooms Again Part One: The Interview

Author : Jake Razor

Date sent : July 06, 2016

Rating : G (Everyone)

Category : Flashback/Character Developement

Description : In the aftermath of the Bellwether Conspiracy, Judy is chasing down leads and loose ends on what remains of the case. Her current task: investigate one of Zootopia's top business leaders, suspected of supplying the conspirators with Nighthowlers and information on how to use them. This suspect, however, is not as easily handled as the former Assistant Mayor - and if Judy's not careful, she might bite off more than she can chew.

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The Nighthowler Blooms Again Part One: The Interview
By Jake Razor

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July 25, 2016
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Thanks.

July 23, 2016
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O' Cap'n My Cap'n!
This YouTube account can give you a solid introduction to the genre:

https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmNoirTV

July 23, 2016
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lol No offense taken. Sounds like the sort of thing I would have previously dubbed "Norse"(since the Norse worldview was dominated by fate and ended with even most of their gods getting killed). Each to his own, I suppose.

Knowing what you've told me now, I've actually been angling for something of the "noir" persuasion for a while now. There will be later chapters where the tone is much more light-hearted and humorous, but rest assured, this will not be one of those stories where the good guys have it easy.

July 23, 2016
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O' Cap'n My Cap'n!
A clarification: by that comparison, I didn't mean to infer that your fiction is pessimistic, Jack. I hope you understand that. Film noir is a very popular and engaging genre, and I happen to like it. Zootopia itself has a light film noir aspect to it as well. And there are literary versions of that genre. But pessimism would be considered one aspect of a film noir, or literary version thereof. So it isn't considered light, comedic or melodramatic, in other words. Just FYI.

July 23, 2016
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O' Cap'n My Cap'n!
From the Oxford online English dictionary:

"FILM NOIR

[film nwar]
NOUN

A style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The (censored) was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 194454 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder. A film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace."

July 22, 2016
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lol Thanks. I had a lot of fun writing it, because it's a break from my usual style - and I love caves and underground passages. Hearing it described as "noir" is kind of interesting for me, as I'm not familiar with the genre - but I guess I pegged it anyway.

Glad you liked the range of species I included; I've got a number of plans in that respect (I'm also a fan of nocturnal animals). I've heard quite a bit of feedback about Olivia in particular; there's actually a joke in her name which is a little clearer for people who've seen the show Loonatice Unleashed (or just for people who know some French). I'll probably make it a bit clearer later on.

July 22, 2016
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O' Cap'n My Cap'n!
So, having read this first chapter of your story, I have to tell you that I really like the "film noir" feel of it, befitting not only certain characteristics of the original movie, but also of the underlying mystery of the nighthowlers. You've got a well-developed and keen writing structure for this sort of story concept, an it was easy to follow and engaging. And, of course, I like that you're setting the early elements of the story in the Noctural District, as I had mentioned to you before (and that you've included some new mammals, some of which are very distinct noctural species)! I really think you're on the right track here...and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

Miss Poisson. :icon300: An interesting name for the primary antagonist, and of making her a skunk.




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