Despite 'Taleweavers' popping up in other places (Everquest, for instance) my Taleweaver started in the 1980s when I was approached by a couple of young media chaps as I worked as a puppeteer in Covent Garden, London . They wanted ideas and scripts suitable for children to be broadcast by the up and coming satellite TV channels. My response was Taleweaver, designed to give employment to as many puppeteers as possible
It is a simple story of a semi-human storyteller amusement machine stuck in a folded hypercube of a house. He can't leave and nobody else can visit; as he exits one door he falls through another straight back into the room. Everything in the room is sentient and worked by puppeteers. Books avoid sticky fingers, mirrors show what they think you want to see but amidst all this activity there is something lacking. Someone to listen to a story. Then one end of a time-hole appears and things get both better and worse...... Taleweaver, the Zzzzzzzzp (the future shape of camcorders and very nosy), Olga the beak-whittled wooden charlady and all the contents of the room and visitors would be puppets.
Who is it aimed at? What age of person would be the target audience? Good questions all of them but I was unable to answer. The first two episodes are written as prose - anyone interested?