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Fantasy/fiction world and its creative freedom.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
I love fantasy and fictional worlds. They give me freedom to make the entire galaxy pretty much.

What i want to know is what you guys love about each one the most and how it has been for your stories.
For me:

Fantasy: Nothing can beat creative ideas and a good story and fantasy has helped me be able to get this. i love to write worlds i can make, i find it easier when something is done from the start, not using preexisting stuff.

Science fiction: I'm a big fan of futuristic technology and the world they live in. They can be slightly limiting but i love having something like a giant plasma launcher or a robot that can change and hold people as a suit. I really love this, and when its on other planets and space
DynaD
DynaD1 year ago
Fantasy:I like how we can do many things with this genre.So many ideas and basically you can create your own world.

Science fiction:I love when it involves space and planets because I love astronomy.Most of scifi has a thrilling plot and someone's vision of the future.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
Agreed. What makes both great is the potential and possible ideas.
Banko
Banko1 year ago
apocalyptic fiction I like trying to imagine what's in store for people.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
Interesting way to look at it. Sounds cool to be honest, could lead to some good stories.
Banko
Banko1 year ago
@lightofshadows,
What does the future hold will the earth be desolate or overcrowded
How will they live will animal's be hunted to extinction
Im working on a few sc fi books but if anyone wants to join forces and write somthing between us im up for that
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
@Banko, I had one i was going to solo. Kinda based on a game i play. Keeping it to myself for now.

I like what your coming up with here, you could turn those into great books. I'll be happy to read them as well.
Banko
Banko1 year ago
Iv done a book called cage bit mad max type of setting please have a look and tell me what you think thanks
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
I'll have a look when i can, been wanting to see the Mad Max films so this sounds cool.
Elle
Elle1 year ago
Fantasy-you have so much artistic freedom regarding the rules/what happens in your story.

Science Fiction-You have the opportunity to comment on the world; someone can read your story and think: "wow, this could really happen?!"
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
Very much true. Freedom to me is how the imagination shines.
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
Fantasy when it's not Epic Fantasy. Science fiction when it's not hard scifi.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
So like elements in the story?
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
@lightofshadows, Generally the elements I use tend to come from both genres. Some of the elements are borderline fantasy, but executed in a science fiction way.

Electronic telepathy, a program on a computer that remote views a target. Except it's based on actual remote viewing in military style remote viewing. For example. Like in Magnet Girl Wireless, it's essentially a biohacker that repurposes remote viewing for use in secret surveillance operations against her government. She uses magnets to disrupt electronics.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
Interesting. Now i understand what you mean as well.
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
@lightofshadows, I tell friends, imagine combining something like Life Of Pi, a magic realism novel. Or say 100 years of solitude.

Then set it in a futuristic setting, and make the MC a rookie computer hacker in a setting similar to William Gibson's The Sprawl.

It has a lot of elements of Magic Realism and Cyberpunk, but is really kind of its own thing.
INKYLORE
INKYLORE1 year ago
i enjoy how with fantasy... almost any story plot is possible

i like sci-fi to because you can make up your own explanation for how things work in the story... kinda like changing the laws of physics
ShadowBobcat10
ShadowBobcat101 year ago
I enjoy science fiction because you can explore cool scientific options that only have a semblance of being possible in our world and our time. You can use parallels between the sci-fi world and our world and communicate difficult ideas though a different lens.

Fantasy is cool because you can create new rules, and like above, speak on important issues with a different perspective.
Fantasy Ocean
Fantasy Ocean10 months ago
I've always loved both high and low fantasy, especially when growing up. A world full of magic, mythology, where just about anything is possible has always appealed to me. If you're going to read, why read about the same everyday things experienced in daily life. Escape to a new world is a lovely thing offered in both sci-fi and fantasy.

I love writing fantasy, have done a bit of high fantasy, but have also found my comfort in writing fantasy elements into a realistic world. Merging science with fantasy in the ideas of transformation using mermaid genetics, or bringing fossilized dragons back to life, and following the stories of characters thrust into the mix, accidentally or entirely against their wills.

One of the things I've always loved about Fantasy is the fact that it gets debunked a lot. No English professor or high school teacher will hold up a fantasy book and say: This is what we'll be analyzing, let's explore this important piece of literature. It amuses me, because Fantasy is viewed as little more than whimsical pulp fiction, when in fact, I've found this genre to contain more thematic and relatable than many of the works considered to be important literature. Plus it's more easily swallowed and understood, and remembered. For the genre that gets little credit in society to be so connectable and beloved is both amusing and heartwarming. ^_^
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