Tenshi Nova wrote:I feel you're still missing the entire point.
Adding Foster's to the comic would just bring in too many complicated details. It's best to not have them in the series at all.
Unless a proper explanation can be brought up on how Foster's won't confuse the world we're already in, it's just too complicated.
*turns off the idiot ball and kicks it far away* I don't know how I had that in my hands.
OK, now I get your point. I agree. *sigh* I now feel like I've gone out of character with pushing for a request that would've been too alien for the setting. The "Imaginary Friend" plot device has been used for many stories, only in Foster's, it does go a step beyond. I... feel like I should start being a writer and think about how to make it feasible for a normally "scientific, yet Mag(k)ical" world like this one. Ugh, but then again, as I was writing this (I actually stood in the Advanced Post screen for 8 hours now, and now I have a headache), I saw this in the "Fridge Logic" section of TV Tropes about the show, with this statement that also further drives your point home:
TV Tropes wrote:
- Imaginary characters become real in this verse... so what about fiction? How do writers tell a story without bringing every one of their characters to life? Sure, for some genres, this wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, but what about sci-fi and horror? Every single villain and monster in all of fiction would be real in the Foster's universe. Bloo referred to Godzilla in one episode. So then, that would mean that every one of the world-shaking monsters in that franchise *alone* must exist, or have existed at some point. To say nothing of childhood boogeymen. Every city in the world should be teeming with Eldritch abominations of every description! Yeah, in order to bring an imaginary friend to life, a person must really put some serious effort into it. Goo is a special case, due to almost literally bursting with imagination, so she can create dozens of friends in seconds.
Sure, that quote talks about how writing fiction in that world would be a dangerous thing, but it kinda has something relevant to what you say. For the time being, Foster's Home is out of the question. Many shows here draw from some of their lore, and get answers to other problems by borrowing from other solutions found in another show. Kinda like Grim being the link to the Afterlife for many characters here (Life and Death sure are cheap). Plus the extra divinities not yet fully established, like Naga and now Dee Dee. But now, the "Power of Imagination" is put into question. We all want a scientific answer to that. What Laws of Magic(k) can explain this phenomenon? Is it related to the concept of a "Familiar"? We know that age is a factor. So, what else is a factor?