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Nateskate
06-04-2005, 09:01 PM
I classify my work as Epic Fantasy, but perhaps it isn't purely that. I've come to realize I love fantasy that leans more toward fairy tales, and mythology, rather than what's conventional contemporary fantasy.

This might explain why I like older stuff, like Arthurian, norse, greek, roman mythology, and such. The older fantasies always had a fairy tale element, and a "moral" to the story in a conventional sense.

azbikergirl
06-05-2005, 03:08 AM
I tend to prefer medieval-esque fantasy over contemporary, but sometimes I fear it's all done-to-death. My novel has mythic elements and features a quest for redemption with grave consequences for everyone on the planet should my hero fail. I've been calling it a heroic fantasy (sword & sorcery) but I'm not sure if that's accurate.

azbikergirl
06-05-2005, 03:17 AM
Here are some definitions of the different types of fantasy I've found:

http://www.zettesworld.com/DT/types.htm
http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles/fsubgenre.html
http://www.otherworlds.net/otherworlds.net/fantasy.htm
http://www.skotos.net/articles/BSTG_25.shtml

Nateskate
06-05-2005, 03:31 AM
Here are some definitions of the different types of fantasy I've found:

http://www.zettesworld.com/DT/types.htm
http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles/fsubgenre.html
http://www.otherworlds.net/otherworlds.net/fantasy.htm
http://www.skotos.net/articles/BSTG_25.shtml

Thanks. Isn't this weird, after all these years, I'm still refining my understanding of exactly what I like.

jlawrenceperry
06-14-2005, 04:57 PM
I classify my work as Epic Fantasy, but perhaps it isn't purely that. I've come to realize I love fantasy that leans more toward fairy tales, and mythology, rather than what's conventional contemporary fantasy.

Sounds like hi, fantasy! I mean High Fantasy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fantasy_genres

Nateskate
06-14-2005, 08:49 PM
Sounds like hi, fantasy! I mean High Fantasy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fantasy_genres

Thans for the definitions. I think High Fantasy would be a good working category. With a twist of darkness, and a twist of romance.

Because it has a fairy tale quality, portions of the story could fit into YA fantasy Genre. In fact, before the re-write, it began with a fifteen year old who was days late for his birthday party. After the re-write, the party starts later in the book. So, by then, the reader pretty much knows the direction the story goes in, before it gets darker.

Nateskate
06-14-2005, 08:53 PM
I tend to prefer medieval-esque fantasy over contemporary, but sometimes I fear it's all done-to-death. My novel has mythic elements and features a quest for redemption with grave consequences for everyone on the planet should my hero fail. I've been calling it a heroic fantasy (sword & sorcery) but I'm not sure if that's accurate.

I like the time period. Then again it can be anywhere in antiquity, "Pre- gun powder, and pre-steam engines"

One of the problems I had with my story, was deciding how people would dress. Medieval was the picture I had in mind, except from one culture who were unnaturally ahead of their time fashion wise. More of a Sherlock Holmes fashion period. But they still have no technology, just an odd fashion sense for the period.