Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest, Woot!

I'm happy to be participating in Alex Cavanaugh's awesome Genre Favorites Blogfest today!


One blogfest, four favorites!
List your favorite genre of:
Movie
Music
Books
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

Here are my faves.
My Favorite Movie Genre: Fantasy (and yeah, this particular movie would be a guilty pleasure...) I love Fantasy!
I'm very visual and I really enjoy that you can make up the rules for the world (i.e. people can fly and do magic) and that characters and places can be as beautiful or as gruesome as you imagine then to be... that Unicorns and Fairies exist there and that people wear such unusual clothes!






My Favorite Music Genre: Folk and Anti-Folk
I love these two genres and the juxtaposition between them. The lyricism, flow, and social commentary all speak to me deeply... 

My Favorite Book Genre: YA Fantasy
I like this genre for the same reasons I like Fantasy movies... anything is possible! You create the world, you create the rules, you tell us what happens. (It's why I write it, too.) I love diving into other people's worlds and learning how things work.

In YA I feel like the characters, even if they start out jaded and hardened by their pasts, have so much potential for growth... that they don't always have to end up as jaded as they start out... because they're younger, perhaps, I feel like they are more resilient and more likely to experience dramatic change.

Hope.





My Guilty Pleasure: It's funny because fantasy used to be my guilty pleasure... I was a Lit major and have been known to be very serious with my reading list... I guess my guilty pleasure is reading new books (that have just been published) and best sellers instead of just focusing on the classics.

That's all for today. We're off to the mountains for the end of the week, so I should have some fun photos for you all when we return.

25 comments:

  1. I just watched about 30 minutes of that Tom Cruise movie. The 30 minutes I watched cracked me up - but most 80s movies do nowadays. ;) I was also a Lit major and I also prefer best sellers. ;)

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  2. I LOVE Regina Spektor's voice! I haven't seen that Tom Cruise movie~ he looks about 15 in that promotional photo :)

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    1. Well, he was only 24 :) A young pup back then, when he filmed Legend.

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  3. Funny with Fantasy used to being your guilty pleasure! It would be being a Lit major!

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    1. Yes, I'm struggling to put my pretension behind me...

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  4. I haven't read Pathfinder, but it is on my to-read list! Love YA fantasy as well.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  5. I haven't read Pathfinder. I need to!

    I'm a new follower. You're creeping up on 100. Good for you! I look forward to following your blog.

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    1. Yay! Thanks for following :) Pathfinder is great, FYI. I hope he is writing a sequel. I haven't heard yet...

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  6. Nothing guilty about Fantasy. But I'm going to betray total ignorance here - Anti-Folk?

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    1. Here's a place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-folk... also, if you google "anti-folk artists" it will give you a list that is a pretty good overview of the genre :) Or, perhaps I'll address this in a post sometime soon :)

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  7. Legend isn't a guilty pleasure! Well, maybe it is. I liked it though.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

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  8. Legend! I simply must watch that movie tonight!

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  9. Legend. I loved that movie when I was a kid!! I had to follow you just because you put up the pic of it. :)And YA fantasy is the best.

    Nice to meet you!

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  10. I absolutely loved Legend! Great movie : ) Stopping by to check out your blogfest post- Fun! I am on the list as well #127- Fairday's Blog! The name of your page caught my eye : ) ~ Jess

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  11. I've never heard of that singer. She's got a really interesting voice. :) Great list. Nice site, too! :)

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  12. Sounds fun!

    I wonder why people always think it's so wrong to read genre fic. Lit fic is amazing, but I'd go out of my mind if that's all I got to read. Same with fantasy, romance, crime thrillers etc. :-/

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  13. Hi. Love the "Legend" photo. I'm not the biggest Fantasy fan in the world, but I do like and own that film. In fact, it might be time to watch it again soon. Thanks for participating in the blogfest. Take care.

    -Jimmy
    http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

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  14. Haven't heard of anti-folk before. I do agree that fantasy movies are interesting. Really like the special effects.

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  15. I have no idea what anti-folk is, so I will have to look that up. Fantasy is wonderful, both in books and movies!

    My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures

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  16. Sorry it's taken me so long to visit your blog, but I LOVE your choices for this blogfest but they are so much like mine! LEGEND, I have to re-watch that at least once every year or so.

    I have been meaning to read Pathfinder for a while now.

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    1. Ya better get reading, because the new book, Ruins, comes out at the end of October!! I'm super excited!

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