Under Jeffrey Mahr's editorship, TSAT conducted occasional online surveys of its readers, who were
primarily members of the TSA-Talk mailing list. This first survey
was designed to find out what specific kinds of transformative
stories the readers were looking for. Here are the questions asked,
and the answers that respondents were expected to choose from.
Although this particular survey was up and running for quite some
time, Mahr stopped collecting data as of 1 January 1999; if you're
interested, his results are here.
- What type of transformation do you like best?
- What method of transformation do you like best?
- Any One
- What would you like to transform into?
- Canine (Dog)
- Cervid (Deer)
- Comic Book Character
- Inanimate Object
- Lapine (Rabbit)
- Lutrine (Otter)
- What is your favorite gender transformation?
- Male to Female
- Female to Male
- What's the most important part of the plot of a TF story?
- The lead-in to the change
- The change itself
- The impact of the change
- The plot, not the TF
- No importance at all
- What story length do you prefer?
- Quickie (<1K words)
- Short Story (1K-10K words)
- Novella (10K-80K words)
- Novel (> 80K words)
- What sort of story presentation do you like best?