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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2010, 07:34:06 AM »
Pretty high fantasy--set in it's own world (Alera), there's magic that's VERY prevalent to the story and setting, weird fantastical races, etc. So, yeah, I'd say high!

Hm, by your definitions there, I'd even say most 'low' fantasy is stuff I usually call urban fantasy. Buffy, Dresden Files, and even the TV show Supernatural would fall into that category. Which is probably the genre (or sub-genre) I enjoy the most (right now, at least). :)

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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2010, 07:56:29 AM »
Pretty high fantasy--set in it's own world (Alera), there's magic that's VERY prevalent to the story and setting, weird fantastical races, etc. So, yeah, I'd say high!

Hm, by your definitions there, I'd even say most 'low' fantasy is stuff I usually call urban fantasy. Buffy, Dresden Files, and even the TV show Supernatural would fall into that category. Which is probably the genre (or sub-genre) I enjoy the most (right now, at least). :)

This reminds me of the LARP youtube clip that was on Tosh.O "Lightning bolt, lightning bolt, lightning bolt!"

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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2010, 11:27:28 PM »
I must concur with the cheering for Boston! HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH! Katie, do you happen to know when PAX East is this year? I was never able to go last time, but I really would like to go this time. It's great to learn more about you! And we share a lot in common! (I'm a Gleek. I admit it. I've fallen under Glee's hypnotic spell.) I still need to watch the new Battlestar Galactica, but it's most certainly on my list of things to do. Along with hundreds of other things... But I must make one thing clear: I worship Joss Whedon. My facebook bio will attest to that... Buffy The Vampire Slayer=Pure Epic Win. And, in my opinion, Twilight has NOTHING on Buffy. But let's not turn this into a buffy vs. twilight debate...
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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2010, 12:45:47 AM »
Hm, by your definitions there, I'd even say most 'low' fantasy is stuff I usually call urban fantasy. Buffy, Dresden Files, and even the TV show Supernatural would fall into that category. Which is probably the genre (or sub-genre) I enjoy the most (right now, at least). :)
Urban Fantasy doesn't fall on the High-Low Fantasy Spectrum. Urban fantasy technically is a sub-genre of contemporary fantasy that is generally the opposite of Epic Fantasy -- Urban fantasy is set in a modern city, whereas Epic fantasy scales an entire world that's usually medieval or historical in some way.

There's not much High Fantasy that qualifies as Urban Fantasy, however there's some Low Fantasy that qualifies as historical fantasy -- anything Conan, for instance, as Hyperborea is a low fantasy setting.

See, there's like... scales, you know? You got high to low fantasy, and contemporary to historical, and then there's more localized fantasy versus epic fantasy. My absolute favorite, period, is epic high medieval fantasy -- you know, sword and sorcery and/or heroic fantasy.

This should help you, because it's where I learned about all this stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fantasy_genres
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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2010, 05:39:36 AM »
DD: PAX East is March 11h to 13th, and I've already bought my 3-day pass. :) And YAY Joss Whedon!!! I'm a huge fan in general of his, though Buffy is the franchise I enjoy the most. The Season 8 comic has been....interesting, though. I'm still waiting to see how it all wraps up before making a total call on what I think of it.

LOL, yeah, there are various kinds of fantasy--though, like I said, I was mostly saying your examples of low fantasy were ones I'd call urban fantasy, in this case.

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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2010, 11:05:22 AM »
LOL, yeah, there are various kinds of fantasy--though, like I said, I was mostly saying your examples of low fantasy were ones I'd call urban fantasy, in this case.
The examples I gave were also urban fantasy but that was mostly coincidence. :P
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Re: Meet the Mods: KatieHal
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2010, 01:18:22 PM »
DD: PAX East is March 11h to 13th, and I've already bought my 3-day pass. :) And YAY Joss Whedon!!! I'm a huge fan in general of his, though Buffy is the franchise I enjoy the most. The Season 8 comic has been....interesting, though. I'm still waiting to see how it all wraps up before making a total call on what I think of it.

LOL, yeah, there are various kinds of fantasy--though, like I said, I was mostly saying your examples of low fantasy were ones I'd call urban fantasy, in this case.

Thanks for the info. I should probably pre reg for that... As well as anime Boston now that I thjnk of it...
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