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Dean writes...

1. You've said that you're not a binge watcher. Does that influence your storytelling style in your shows? Also, if a show had a single story that stretched over several episodes like with "Awakening" of Gargoyles, would you watch them in one sitting?

2. Since you prefer more serialized stories (hopefully I'm using the right term), how do you feel when you watch more episodic shows like Justice League/JLU?

3. Somewhat relating to that last question, have you finished JLU and Teen Titans? If so, what are your thoughts on them now?

4. What kind of stories do you prefer to tell? As in, how and when do you decide to make a story out of some heavy subject or theme such as -I don't know- slavery instead of a just a story that moves a character forward? Do you think one is better than the other? How do you feel about "heavy subject" stories in general, or would you say those are almost always present anyways? I hope this last question makes sense.

Greg responds...

1. Don't know. Never worked on a show that was specifically designed for binging.

1a. Rarely.

2. I hate to make blanket assessments. But I'm less engaged. Also strictly speaking, I write episodic but sequential stories with serialized elements. Not a straight serial.

3. No.

4. I believe in organic storytelling. The characters tend to tell me what happens next, to a great extent. Like anyone, sometimes their lives glance over or immerse themselves in so-called "heavy subjects" - and sometimes they don't.

Response recorded on August 31, 2016

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