The People's Author is a limited-time side questline that was released on October 3, 2018, for the Treehouse of Horror XXIX Event. It requires the premium character Slick.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Requirements Time Reward Triggered By
The People's Author Pt. 1 Make Slick Listen In to What the Kids are Saying 4h Cash100
Experience10
Slick
The People's Author Pt. 2 Make Slick Try Out Ascot Ties
Make Youngsters Write a Novel (x3)
8h
8h
Cash100
Experience10
Slick
The People's Author Pt. 3 Make Slick Use a Focus Group
Make Youngsters Attend a Focus Group (x3)
8h
8h
Cash100
Experience10
Slick
The People's Author Pt. 4 Make Slick Have the Book Thrown at Him 4h Cash100
Experience10
Slick
The People's Author Pt. 5 Make Slick Admire His Brilliance 24h Cash200
Experience20
Slick

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

The People's Author Pt. 1[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Icon.png More trouble in Springfield? Well, it’s an ill wind that blows no book deal.
Slick Icon.png When Halloween horrors stalk the streets, people hide under the covers.
Slick Happy Icon.png And when they’re hiding in fear, they’ll need a good book to read.
Slick Annoyed Icon.png You there, cornpone. Any idea what kids are reading these days?
Cletus Smiling Icon.png Mine ain’t reading much of anything. Just holding possum tails and pretendin’ they’re smarty-phones.
Slick Happy Icon.png Hayseed, you just gave me an idea.

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Happy Icon.png Thanks for downloading my app.
Slick Happy Icon.png In return for me monitoring everything you text, you get…
Slick Icon.png An app that occasionally chirps.

The People's Author Pt. 2[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Icon.png I’ve analyzed millions of chats from thousands of children, and made an amazing discovery.
Slick Annoyed Icon.png Girls like vampire novels. Guess I could’ve saved myself a little time and guessed that.
Lisa Happy Icon.png So now you’re going to write a wonderful vampire novel?
Slick Icon.png With your help. I need the little girl perspective on what’s good.
Milhouse Icon.png Can I help too? They say I have very feminine sensibilities.
Slick Icon.png Absolutely. Now, why don’t you kids write a sample first chapter, just so I get an idea what you like.
Slick Happy Icon.png I’ll get to work on clothes for when I win the Man Booker Prize.

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Lisa Exhausted Icon.png We wrote the first chapter. It’s pretty good, but I’m sure you’ll do much better.
Slick Happy Icon.png Great! Hey listen, why don’t you all write the next chapter? Just so I know the sort of plot development you kids like.
Milhouse Excited Icon.png I’ve never been trusted by an adult before!

The People's Author Pt. 3[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Happy Icon.png So kids, how’s my book coming along?
Lisa Nagging Icon.png We basically wrote the whole thing. When exactly are you going to get involved?
Slick Icon.png Right now. I’m not so much an author, as a guy who comes up with marketing plans.
Slick Happy Icon.png Let’s start with a focus group. And who better to rate this book than the kids who wrote it?

End[edit | edit source]

No dialogue.

The People's Author Pt. 4[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Happy Icon.png Reviews of my new book are in!
Slick Sad Icon.png "Unimaginative and predictable". The Daily Fourth Gradian.
Slick Annoyed Icon.png How could you pan the book you wrote yourselves?!
Lisa Annoyed Icon.png Because you put your name on it!

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Sad Icon.png Ow! I think that last one may have given me brain damage!
Slick Happy Icon.png Or a brilliant idea for a book! An author turned on by his fickle public reinvents himself for the better.

The People's Author Pt. 5[edit | edit source]

Start[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Happy Icon.png I knew it! My new book is a hit.
Milhouse Icon.png So the public loved your lacerating self-exploration?
Slick Icon.png No, that was a terrible idea.
Slick Icon.png Instead, I ripped off that book about 80's video games. I call it “Steady Player Fun”.

End[edit | edit source]

Character Dialogue
Slick Icon.png Who needs a prize when you’ve got a good ascot tie?
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