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I hate the fantasy genre

Put a stop to fantasy?  

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  1. 1. Put a stop to fantasy?

    • Yes, we've had enough, put a stop to it now.
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    • No! I love fantasy and you're evil and mean.
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There are a dozen trashy pulp novels out every week, there are a million fanfics that should never have seen daylight published online every day, there are 20new supplements for RPGs that add nothing new or exciting out every month, theres a new and usually inane games out every 6months or so, theres a sea of sad excuses for "art" featuring chainmail bikinis on elves... and still it just keeps on commin

 

 

MMOs players and writers will soon find that there are no more rewrites of "Aragolas" and "Legogorn" to be had, DMs everywhere will panic as they realise that their every plot seed has been drained dry and makers of future NWN2 modules like me begin to realise that everything that can be done has been... several times... and then back again.

 

 

So I ask of you, cant we just please fetch the old 12gauge from the shed and put an end to this misery of an milked-out carcass of a genre?


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I was perusing the anals of 50s films, and it occurred to me that the golden age of SF has been and gone ... as evidenced by the B and worse grade film corpses littering the Hollywood film studios' warehouses.

 

Still, I hope for a renaissance. Orcs and Elves are so last millennium.


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The fans of fantasy make it worse. I mean the rabid fans but i guess rabid fans can make anything seem bad.

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I think fantsy geeks are the wost kind, atleast SW and ST fans **** to photos of real people and not dodgy drawings of elves with giant breasts

 

 

 

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Edited by Kaftan Barlast

DISCLAIMER: Do not take what I write seriously unless it is clearly and in no uncertain terms, declared by me to be meant in a serious and non-humoristic manner. If there is no clear indication, asume the post is written in jest. This notification is meant very seriously and its purpouse is to avoid misunderstandings and the consequences thereof. Furthermore; I can not be held accountable for anything I write on these forums since the idea of taking serious responsability for my unserious actions, is an oxymoron in itself.

 

Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture.

 

"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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I think fantsy geeks are the wost kind, atleast SW and ST fans jack off to photos of real people and not dodgy drawings of elves with giant breasts

I don't quite understand this, please explain. :ermm:


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To explain it would be to bring about my own banning.


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What pixies measn to say is that if he were to explain it, you - Jorian - would be banned.

 

Do you want that?

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Hey man, we don't make the rules.


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Anyway, the point being is that Fantasy fans are inherently tragic.


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Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture.

 

"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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The "rehashing" part of your argument can be applied to about everything you can think of, today. Nothing is new or original anymore, and if something actually is, it's usually not because nobody thought of it before, but because they realized it would suck and refrained from developing it.

 

That said, yes. I think there's a ton of new fantasy crap out every year. But being as it is one of the most prolific genres, it's not surprising. You have to consider the target for the genre, too. You won't find many philosophy intellectuals reading Salvatore. Most are teens or young men in their early 20's with less than optimal social skills, that incidentally, have not been exposed to anything better.

 

I don't hate the genre, as it has some good things. But it appears I haven't been so overwhelmed by it as you...


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Yeah, but what hasn't been done?


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So I ask of you, cant we just please fetch the old 12gauge from the shed and put an end to this misery of an milked-out carcass of a genre?

 

Forgotten Realms and that stuff is milked-out and basicly have too strict rules, so no room for innovation that would revive that fantasy genre.


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So I ask of you, cant we just please fetch the old 12gauge from the shed and put an end to this misery of an milked-out carcass of a genre?

 

Forgotten Realms and that stuff is milked-out and basicly have too strict rules, so no room for innovation that would revive that fantasy genre.

not true, FR has lot of potential


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