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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Robin » July 27th, 2010, 9:01 pm

Bryan Russell/Ink wrote:All the cool kids write fantasy.
Yeah! I'm a cool kid- Fantasy all the way.
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Re: What's your genre?

Post by lotrconfan » July 27th, 2010, 9:27 pm

I don't drink tea or coffee, where does that put me?

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Mira » July 27th, 2010, 11:02 pm

My goodness, I leave for a day, because I have a class, and what happens? It's a warzone between the coffee and tea drinkers. You fantasy writers are a rough and ready crowd.

Well, as the fantasy reader I have been instructed I must earn my keep and bring refreshments. I was scratching my head wondering how I was going to satisfy even the most discerning fantasy author pallettes. Then, I remembered it was fantasy, and it all became clear.

Here is what I've brought for you lovely fantasy writers, whose books I will so enjoy (hurry up and get published, please.)

To drink:

(No coffee or tea. Please. Give me alittle credit.) You may choose amidst:

Elixir of Youth
Milk of human kindness
Pure water from the hidden spring of the mist
Diet Coke
Liquid X

To eat:

Nuts and Berries
Fricasse of Dragon liver (flame-broiled)
Golden ambrosia with honey and maple syrup
A big Mac
Liquid X


Dessert:

Angel food cake a la mode
Devil food cake a la mode
Gingerbread cake a la mode
Banana bread
Liquid X (a la mode)

I like ice cream.

Hope I did good. Thanks for letting me attend!

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Claudie » July 27th, 2010, 11:54 pm

I find one thing missing: lembas.

Because, really, we can't have fantasy food without it, can we?
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Re: What's your genre?

Post by CharleeVale » July 28th, 2010, 12:40 am

Oooo! That spring of mist stuff sounds good....I bet it's more than water. ;)

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Margo » July 28th, 2010, 12:43 am

I nominate Mira as official fantasy club caterer. All of that sounds better than tea and mousse.
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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Mira » July 28th, 2010, 1:39 am

Thanks Margo. I'm honored. It was no trouble really. And I mean that literally. Have some moose. Um, I mean mouse. I mean chocolate pudding.

Charlee - It gives you super-powers. Wait. What thread am I on?

Claudie - I couldn't find any lembas, but I have some cram. Will that work?

So, what are we going to do at the meeting?

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Margo » July 28th, 2010, 11:13 am

Mira wrote:Thanks Margo. I'm honored. It was no trouble really. And I mean that literally. Have some moose. Um, I mean mouse. I mean chocolate pudding.

<eying the marmalade suspiciously>

It's not made of ponies, is it?

(Extra super-good chinpokomon brownie points for anyone who gets that reference. That would prove you're one of the cool kids.)
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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Heather B » July 28th, 2010, 1:52 pm

Wow I'm on overnights at work for a week and my thread goes crazy :D
Well Mira, you've won me over with your spread but please, no big macs. I'm a Maccas manager and I see WAY too many of those each day. I'd prefer some of Alice's mushrooms - got any on hand?
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Re: What's your genre?

Post by CharleeVale » July 28th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Mira wrote: Charlee - It gives you super-powers. Wait. What thread am I on?
YES! Just what I've always wanted!

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Mira » August 2nd, 2010, 10:27 am

Whoops! I got really busy last week. Did I miss the meeting?

Shoot.

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by Classic Camp » August 2nd, 2010, 4:54 pm

I write horror, and read mostly classics, both in horror and other more mainstream classics. I do also read some modern horror and other genres. I try to read a little of just about everything, but horror is always my main love.

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Re: What's your genre?

Post by LilaSwann » August 7th, 2010, 3:19 am

I write YA fantasy/romance/dystopian (what a mouthful!).

It's not as fantasy-ish as other books out there, so I would really hesitate to call it fantasy. However, it has all sorts of "traditional" magical creatures, so I feel like I have to slap it with that tag. I mean, if a book contains a unicorn, magic, merpeople, and giants...I'm fairly certain it's fantasy.

My book centers around two "worlds" (in the Narnia sort of fashion, not time-travel and such), so that's where the dystopian comes in. My futuristic Earth is dystopian, and the other world is a magical medieval sort of place, so that's where you get the fantasy/dystopian split.

The romance isn't exactly key to the plot, but there is simply SO much of it that it's now rather integral. It's so present within the novel that I feel like I have to label it with romance or else irritated romance-haters would feel rather cheated, I suppose.

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Post Your Genre Here!

Post by hulbertsfriend » August 17th, 2010, 1:31 pm

I've become curious about how many genres are represented by those in participating in this Forum. So how about this: Enter your genre and title of MS here. I'll total them all up after we have a few hundred entrees and post the results.
Why should I you may ask? I have no idea... Call it market research? It may even help those looking for Beta readers to find a match.

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Re: Post Your Genre Here!

Post by sbs_mjc1 » August 17th, 2010, 4:06 pm

Title: Forgotten Gods
Genre: Historical Fantasy (Alternate History, Fantasy, Historical Fiction)
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FORGOTTEN GODS is out September 17th 2011! Check the blog for details.

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