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|QUOTE (CAT @ May 19 2011, 09:01 PM)|
|QUOTE (LiVenture17 @ May 11 2011, 03:11 AM)|
| hehe glad to have helped ;P |
Sorry about going into a rant - that's a pet peeve of mine :P
I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me :P
lol yeah, I guess you're right in a way.
I'm like hardcore fantasy, interested in things like ancient mythology and traditional folklore. It's funny, but did you know that during all the ancient myths and folktales and everything, it wasn't even considered magic? The word just wasn't around. Like in the Celtic areas (Ireland, Wales, Scotland, etc.) fantasy was just another accepted part of reality. Very weird.
[marq=left]"Sometimes strength is being the last one left standing. And sometimes it's being the first to fall . . ." - Vuny[/marq]
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|QUOTE (Swiftflame @ Jun 2 2011, 02:25 PM)|
|I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me|
Why CAT, you've just described my writing's magic system. :D
I unintentionally write a combination of sci-fi and fantasy. I am a fantasy writer at heart, but it's very satisfying to me when I'm able to combine practical technology and reasoning with my magic and fantasy. The emotion colors that one of my characters "sees" are based on actual emotional effects and associations that colors have on psychology and emotion. My magic system (of being able to manipulate reality) is based upon the advanced abilities of the human brain. Humans actually use a very small part of their brain's ability, so it's perfectly conceivable that our brains would have the power to achieve something that we otherwise consider as strange and other-worldly or impossible.
Ach, I have wandered deeply into the land of talking and talking. My apologies. ;)
Haha, great minds think alike :P
I think it sets a bit more of realism into the story. While stories like the Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia are great, everything in the story is simply explaine as magic and nothing more, so there's always that thought in the back of your mind that the events in the books could never actually happen.
On the other hand, a relatively primitive society that doesn't understand technology and science, and so explains it as magic, is much more believable.
But like I said, even if you only use magic to explain a story, it can still be a great read. I just personally like the little added realism :P
|In a world of predictability, it is the insane that give one the last glimmers of entertainment.|
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