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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
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Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 at 05:02:22 pm EDT (Viewed 166 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 at 09:57:34 am EDT (Viewed 164 times)

    A little surprised there is not one with TV and movies, although there may have been one in the past and I did not pay attention to it.

When I look at the menu, I see a Movies board and a Television board, and the links work. Do you not see them?

    Generally, I read alot of fantasy (sword and sorcery medieval fantasy, urban fantasy in particular), horror and science fiction and various combinations of those.

    ...I came into that largely through playing D&D in high school. Sort of led to Tolkien, numerous D&D novelizations and however many sense. Oddly, one of my favorite ongoing is urban fantasy and is the Dresden Files.

That's cool that you played D&D. I never managed to find a group where I was. At one point, like 20 years ago, I tried to get a group together, but I wasn't successful.

    ...I read a fair bit in it still but if I am to be honest I think alot of the things I read often have sci-fi elements more than being pure sci-fi anymore.

What would be some examples?

    I mean I am a major watcher of horror films in particular and I still read a fair bit in it.

Horror is unique in that it lends itself so well to movies yet also (for different reasons) lends itself really well to prose. And some of the best horror prose (Lovecraft comes to mind) is very challenging to translate to a visual medium, because the prose relies so heavily on narration.

    Honestly, superhero may become nearest to me for that definition. And that had more to do with me not enjoying comics as much but enjoying the movie adaptations a fair bit. I am not sure if it was growing up, having seen stories repeat or whatever.

    I know there are loads of gripes from some about SJW ruining it but to me that is not it. Comics have a dropping readership for a while now and I feel like they cater to the pop up "shock" moments to try and pull in interest and are not as interested in continuing stories of x. It is more so-and-so is writing and we turned them loose to tell their story. Which is often not as compelling to me and ends up with everything being a muddled mess and uninteresting.

I tend to agree with you here. The Marvel movies are immensely superior to modern Marvel comics. I would no longer be a Marvel fan at all if not for the movies. I occasionally buy a particular modern story arc because it seems unusually interesting, but mostly the only printed Marvel material I buy is from last century. But I enjoy the movies.

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