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Fantasy or Sci-Fi?
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Posted 11/9/14
I'd say 70/30 preferring scifi.

Fantasy too often comes across as a d**k measuring contest. I mean srsly. Boy gets magic sword, becomes strongest warriror, proceeds to be described in detail as to why he is TEH AWSUM!!!! throughout 20 books, and eventually the author runs out of marysue material and ends it. I have a weakness for mythology and characters who win through cunning.

Scifi, when bad though, is dry, boring and dull. It's best when it tries to focus on what makes us human, not the science itself. On the flip side, fantasy does this a lot too, when it's not all about the main character being able to take on an army of raptor jesuses with one ram tied behind his back...

I guess it's like... Fantasy tends to be about the metaphorical journey. Scifi tends to be about the metaphorical humanity. I prefer humanity stories.
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Lol such a hard choice. I like them both evenly, sometimes one more than the other depending on how I feel that day. I normally like sci-fi a bit more because im a tech nerd. But i love fantasy for the magic aspect.

I guess I would have to chose sci-fi because most of the sci-fi animes i have seen are a bit more mature.
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Posted 11/11/14
Fantasy all the way.
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Posted 11/11/14 , edited 11/11/14

serifsansserif wrote:

I'd say 70/30 preferring scifi.

Fantasy too often comes across as a d**k measuring contest. I mean srsly. Boy gets magic sword, becomes strongest warriror, proceeds to be described in detail as to why he is TEH AWSUM!!!! throughout 20 books, and eventually the author runs out of marysue material and ends it. I have a weakness for mythology and characters who win through cunning.

Scifi, when bad though, is dry, boring and dull. It's best when it tries to focus on what makes us human, not the science itself. On the flip side, fantasy does this a lot too, when it's not all about the main character being able to take on an army of raptor jesuses with one ram tied behind his back...

I guess it's like... Fantasy tends to be about the metaphorical journey. Scifi tends to be about the metaphorical humanity. I prefer humanity stories.


Only one ram? I can do it with three.
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Posted 11/11/14
'doh! arm*

But perhaps an army of rams... but then it might get easier if you can scent the raptor jesii with ewe scent... Eww....
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I enjoy both. My favourite videogame genre is RPG and I play a lot of RPGs that are mainly fantasy based (with a few sci-fi orientated exceptions). My favourite author also happens to be a Fantasy writer (R.A. Salvatore) but I also really enjoy Star Wars and Stargate - hell R.A. Salvatore is actually also the author of 2 Star Wars' novels.
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Posted 11/11/14
Which is Xenoblade Chronicles? That one.
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Sci-Fantasy
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well dragonaut is kinda both. DRAGON GIRLS FTW!
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Posted 11/11/14

oneouts123 wrote:

Do you prefer dragons or aliens? Magic or Lasers? I'm bringing this topic up because of a tv episode i saw debating which was better.

i'm inclined to fantasy because i play japanese role playing games but i dont mind a well written sci-fi movie or series

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