As a long time fan of the cartoon series, Thundercats, I have often considered writing a novel loosely based on the very rich environment of the cartoons. The cartoon had very compelling and well-realised characters: - Liono- was more of a cub, having inherited his sword and position in a strongly nepotistic society that rewarded contacts over talent. Panthro was firmly in the closet, and it seems the Thundercat society would not allow him to "come out" and express his love for Tygra, which was always one of the more depressing aspects of the show. Cheetara was one of the few females and given little responsibility other than running fast when the situation required it, but did not require Liono's magic sword and undeserved privilege, or Panthro's Battletank. Snarf was the underclass who was put upon by his humanoid masters, and was, for all intents and purposes, in bondage. This was a dystopian society that Mumm-Ra, the ever living, was attempting to over throw. Mumm-Ra's vision of New Thundara was based upon individual ability and equality without recourse to family heirlooms and titles. I think this is a very interesting premise for a novel. I do not want to resort to fan-fiction, so I am considering altering the names and circumstances, such as "Lionel", "Panda", "Cheeky", "Mummy" etc. But I want to explore the moral and societal dilemmas that are raised in this cartoon, in some detail. Any help is appreciated.