Leslie T on 8/7/97 5:32 PM said:
>Blank slate. How enticing . . . as is the whole concept of your highly interactive site. This is by far the most provocative place I've visited since my exploration began a month ago.
>I have a couple of comments: 1)I'm a little concerned about the daytime soapy feel of some of the patients and their situations; 2)I want to know the doctor--his weaknesses, self-doubts, naughty habits, personal life, and yes, what he looks like.
>There is obviously a lot of talent here. I look forward to future sessions with The Company Therapist.
Oh God! Soap Opera? Really?!!
Actually, there's something to be said for the form--especially the relationship that the audience has to the characters. We'd like our characters to be as addictive. Although when I think of soap operas, I think of incredulous plots. I hope we're doing a little that, but one of the advantages of writing collaboratively is that if you don't like one patient, you can easily switch to another that might be more to your taste.
We have been neglecting the good Doctor's personal side lately, although there's a little of that in earlier notes. You're right that we should do more, although regular readers get a glimpse here and there.
And thanks for all the other nice words. They really mean a lot to us!