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  • It's boring.

    8 66.67%
  • It's icky...I don't really know.

    3 25.00%
  • It's stupid and unrealistic.

    4 33.33%
  • It scares me.

    2 16.67%
  • It doesn't scare me now, but scared me as a child and that left an impression.

    5 41.67%
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    Deep down you people are all a bunch of hypochondriacs, what more honorable death there is than to get suck out in space or to get crushed in a submarine by the powers of water !!

    Really where is the klingon in you, death is the favourable outcome of any epic adventure !!
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    I know how you meant this thread, Marm.. but you know, Feelers gotta feel, and I feel strongly about this one. I'm edging on being a bit of a Science Fiction scholar. I've got a very good feel for the whole genre. It's been a devalued branch of literature since the beginning, so yeah, we get touchy. And yes, I said it's literature. And yes, I know that you don't think it is. And.. that gets me cranky. Anything that is sufficiently good and recognized will automatically make it "non science fiction" on the shelves.

    And when people say things like, "I don't like Science Fiction because I never liked space stuff". Or "I don't like Science Fiction because the aesthetic", it makes me want to :facepalm:, because I can find you 10 titles off the top of my head that aren't in space, or in spaceships, or not even on a different planet. And every author I've read has had a style and aesthetic all their own.

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    I like scifi. Not Trekkie though, more of a Whovian. Fantasy, scifi and speculative fiction all kinda have a shaky rep. When it's good, it's great, but much of it is drosse. I have a taste for dystopias, and time travel (my FAVS often have both elements). if it's gritty and dirty, as in you can smell the engine grease, it's even better. I also tend to enjoy more character driven plots. I have to check out some of the recommendations in this thread though!
    I'm surrounded by scifi/fantasy haters, so I feel like it's a guilty pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I know how you meant this thread, Marm.. but you know, Feelers gotta feel, and I feel strongly about this one. I'm edging on being a bit of a Science Fiction scholar. I've got a very good feel for the whole genre. It's been a devalued branch of literature since the beginning, so yeah, we get touchy. And yes, I said it's literature. And yes, I know that you don't think it is. And.. that gets me cranky. Anything that is sufficiently good and recognized will automatically make it "non science fiction" on the shelves.

    And when people say things like, "I don't like Science Fiction because I never liked space stuff". Or "I don't like Science Fiction because the aesthetic", it makes me want to :facepalm:, because I can find you 10 titles off the top of my head that aren't in space, or in spaceships, or not even on a different planet. And every author I've read has had a style and aesthetic all their own.
    Yes ! For example when I think of the tv show "millennium" that presented a shocking and disturbing glimpse into the death of the humans soul, you'd label it science - fiction. It has nothing to do with aliens or whastover, the only thing that is fiction is the main actor having the ability to see what the murderer sees. Watching the show was incredibly entertaining, it wasnt even so much about teaching a wise message, tho it had its wise moments. But overall incredibly entertaining:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT9YMRArTZQ&feature=related"].[/YOUTUBE]
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    You are a lady with an interest in horror writing, no? A genre you are most interested in for reasons that stem from a certain kind of expression in your innate ability to identify with yourself those interests in tandem to your values unlike science fiction. That which passion presents forwards is in kind translated to the material most looked for. When out of alignment to your wishes an aberration presents itself this stays unless accommodating your values.

    Maybe a bridge here would be authors like Tanith Lee - British writer of science fiction, horror and fantasy and Brian Lumley - British horror and fantasy author.

    In which instance satiates your values for a propensity to horror literature or maybe historical accounts of medieval Renascence science fiction style maybe like Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series okay maybe her Avalon series is more fantasy but still, the idea here is a connecting of ideas in tandem to your values should you wish to appraise it so. For it is then when a sense of ideas translates to something discernible rather than abhorrent.

    The genre of science fiction wouldst incomparably be uttered as a bridge between worlds that are founded on dreams and visions from beyond the psyche of current inner spaces. These dreams and visions of futures created from arbitrary beginnings or so one would imagine are telling a story that hidden well incorporate mythology of kinds bringing into manifestation aspects that are journeys into some kind.

    There is a pattern in writing, were people to view from up above those authors who are expressing their inner words outside and connect the ideologies on a timeline, there are interesting correlations that maybe perceived. Although few are able to understand those correlations for few have linked the patterning authors tend to convey in their literature to the greater whole of their realities outside of their writings. Indeed many could be enthralled by the vividity of literature whether science fiction, horror, fantasy, drama, comedy, fiction. A common thread emerges. It is naught simplicity in complexity of the creative imagination that projects inner landscapes upon those expressions that are but a kind of experience, a trance of events that are created from feeling, from intellectual, emotional, intuitive centers of heart and mind and spirit.

    This dispersion that is separate from a broad sense of the nature of literature is missperceived behind many energy fields that are inspired to write their conceived imaginations, intuitions, hunches, illusions, mirrors, connectivity, shadows in literature as an art form rather than exclusive to certain genre's befitting of a much stronger structured ordering of design.

    Its all in good fun.

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    @Synapse Marm isn't interested in getting a deeper look at speculative fiction. It's really the whole point of this thread. That's why I didn't attempt to throw some recommendations out there. I remember when I was a teenager and thought Country was just stupid, all them hicks making a bunch of twangy noises, nobody could've changed my mind.. I imagine it's somewhat akin to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    @Synapse Marm isn't interested in getting a deeper look at speculative fiction. It's really the whole point of this thread. That's why I didn't attempt to throw some recommendations out there. I remember when I was a teenager and thought Country was just stupid, all them hicks making a bunch of twangy noises, nobody could've changed my mind.. I imagine it's somewhat akin to that.
    Are you implying Marm doesn't like sci-fi because she's young?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    Are you implying Marm doesn't like sci-fi because she's young?
    no I think he is trieing to explain what the term relativity means. In this instance the relativity of perspective
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    no I think he is trieing to explain what the term relativity means. In this instance the relativity of perspective
    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    Are you implying Marm doesn't like sci-fi because she's young?
    Hah, actually, both. Marm's point of view on what she finds worthy reminds me a lot of my mother. My mom, at some point in her life.. around 15 or 16 decided some things were sophisticated and worthy, and other things were kid's stuff. It has a lot to do with her perception of what being an adult was, and wanting to be an adult so much. And to this day, she will never watch a cartoon and will think any adult is insane for liking one. She also has a multitude of other opinions on what grown people should and shouldn't like. Although, my mom is a Science Fiction fan. But in her day Star Trek was very serious, socially forward, and popular stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Hah, actually, both. Marm's point of view on what she finds worthy reminds me a lot of my mother. My mom, at some point in her life.. around 15 or 16 decided some things were sophisticated and worthy, and other things were kid's stuff. It has a lot to do with her perception of what being an adult was, and wanting to be an adult so much. And to this day, she will never watch a cartoon and will think any adult is insane for liking one. She also has a multitude of other opinions on what grown people should and shouldn't like. Although, my mom is a Science Fiction fan. But in her day Star Trek was very serious, socially forward, and popular stuff.
    Yea I know that attitude, it sucks. You can find that throughout every social class and it doesnt even to be a matter of intelligence, no it just happens. Dunno what it is, would require further study, it always appears as if people like that are afraid of change.

    My very best friend, ISTJ, is such a guy and he clearly overdoes it. He has principles he gets called upon by others and he defines himself over his principles, which often bear no reason except for "appearing grown-up". I think this attitude is definitly a sign for an unfinished process in self-development.

    Dunno if that applies to marm, I rather think she is trieing a bit of attention-whoring with this thread. I wouldnt think, if she was too find a guy who loves her deeply and is totally into scifi, she wouldnt change her opinion on the matter .
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