Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Being Prosperous


It seems that the majority of TG that occurs in media usually sides with science fiction and fantasy.  So out of curiosity, I'd like to know the relationship of TG fans to SciFi/Fantasy nerds...

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  1. Great cap Kaitlyn. Very.... Logical!

    I certainly can't speak for anyone but myself, but I consider myself both a SciFi and a Fantasy nerd. Years (decades?) ago I'd watch just about anything from either genre and get enjoyment out of them. Now a day's I still watch quite a bit, but my threshold for quality has risen a lot.

    SciFi stuff like Continuum caught my interest on television while Looper and Source Code have done so on the big screen. Fantasy wise I've really only enjoyed Game of Thrones on television and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (I haven't seen the Hobbit yet) at the theater. I think it's the believe in the unbelievable that draws us into these worlds just as it draws us into a world where changing gender is not only possible, but probable!

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  2. I'm not into Sci-fi or fantasy at all, beyond a liking of the Star Wars original trilogy (and the holiday special because its such an awesome train wreck!) or the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books which I think is Sci-fi as if Monty Python wrote it.

    I haven't seen any of Tolkien's movies or books, and played D&D for about 20 minutes before asking, "what exactly IS the point of this?" For comic books, I mostly stuck to Batman, who is one of the more grounded superheroes in that he really doesn't have any actual powers other than being rich and gothy.

    I guess that is one of the ironies about me being in TG captioning and such, because I don't read fiction. I am honestly trying to think of a fiction book I've read since I got out of High School and I can't. I am a pretty voracious reader, but its all in non-fiction or current events/history. I guess TG is my only fiction outlet.

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    1. I don't know if that's an irony or not. A lot of my subconscious curiosity is satisfied by reading. I get pulled into a full rich world where I work at filling in all the details that the author left out. If you have the same subconscious curiosity but don't have an outlet such as fiction, then you let it out via your caps. Maybe it's why you make so many!

      And just as you can't recall the last fiction book you've read, I can't picture the last non-fiction book that I've read. As interesting as somethings in reality are, I find the unleashed ramblings of a good author to be far more interesting.

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  3. Wow, some great responses from either end of the spectrum. I would have to say I honestly may not have gotten into TG if it weren't for an episode of Quantum Leap. It was SciFi and Fantasy that got me into this, I think for the same reason Caitlyn pointed out: the universe were changing gender is not only possible but probable. Also, Dee doesn't play D&D? Irony?

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    1. Heh... Dee's version of being a DM in D&D: "You get changed into a woman. Live with it for a year then come back and tell me how it went. Now go home."

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