Monday, June 27, 2011

Something Wicked blogfest: My Favoite Spec-fic!

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1. Harry Potter

Need I say more? I know that this may be on a LOT of other people's lists but I can't not list it. It's my favorite series, so inspiring and I love it to death!

2. The Kingkiller Chronicle

Consisting of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Waiting for the third book. Well, the Kingkiller Chronicle is so awesome and real. Real as in the people, the characters, the world, it's all so real that it could exist. I mean, yeah there's 'magic' and a couple of creatures that don't really exist (the draccus, for example) but, it's just so realistic. These books are wonderfully awesome and inspiring. The level of realness these books have achieved is what I strive for in my writing and world building.

My third favorite is hard to choose. I can't think of any other books that I love as much as Harry Potter and Kingkiller, and I don't watch many TV shows but. . . There is this movie. . .

3. Pan's Labyrinth

A few months ago I saw some people talking about how awesome this movies was so I rented it and it is so awesome! It's like, a fairytale but dark and gritty and creepy and a little bit scary and so very dark and I loved it so much! It's a very inspiring movie especially if that's the sort of thing you like to write (which, I do)!

Why do I like spec-fic?

Well, I like spec-fic because of all the different worlds and ideas that can be created there that can't be in the 'real world'. And besides, I don't want to read about things that happen in the real world when I already live here. Much better to read about magic and strange lands and creatures (dragons) and magic.

Where do I see spec-fic going in the next few years?

Honestly I don't have a clue. The only thing is that perhaps spec-fic, namely sci-fi and fantasy may get a lot more popular than it is now. To me it seems like it's already getting noticed more so perhaps that notice will only grow, I don't know. *shrugs* 


Nicole said...

Love the blog masthead. :)

I completely agree with you about Harry Potter. I saw you listed it here, so I didn't include it in mine but it deserves to be there!

"The Name of the Wind" has been sitting on my shelf for months, and I keep meaning to read it. I've picked it up a couple times and just haven't gotten into it, but I've heard it's excellent. Maybe it's time to give it another shot.

Miss Cole said...

Escaping the real world is exactly why I love spec fic too :)

Misha said...

*checks over shoulder* I have a secret. I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth yet.


Taylor Roseberry said...

Nicole, Thank you :)

Haha, after I posted my list I saw that some one else had included Pan's Labyrinth, so you needn't have worried :p

Hmm. It seems that the meat of the story doesn't start until chapter eight. Perhaps if you read that far it might get more interesting for you?

Miss Cole, I know right?

Misha, You must remedy that!! Go rent it, borrow it, find it from somewhere and watch it!! It was one of the best things my eyes delighted in!


GKJeyasingham said...

I know this is going to sound blasphemous, BUT...I haven't read Harry Potter. I'll probably wait for the e-books to come out...hehe....

Angeline said...

Another Patrick Rothfuss fan here! Sadly not got the 2nd book yet; it's still only out in HB in the UK and I just can't afford it right now :(

Taylor Roseberry said...

GK Jeyasingham, :O You haven't even tried?? Why not see if the library has them or something? Or borrow them? Gosh, you need to get your hands on them pronto!

Angeline, YAAAAY!! Another fan! But you haven't read the second book yet? Oh my gosh I would have died by now waiting this long! Well, let me assure you that, even though it's impossible, the second book is even awesomer than the first one!! :D Hope those paper backs come out soon for you!

The Capillary said...

I must be out of the loop... This is the first time I've heard the term "spec-fic".

Thank goodness for Wikipedia.

Taylor Roseberry said...

The Capillary, Speculative fiction :p And yes, thank goodness for Wikipedia! I think the world might implode without it :D

Nicole said...

Taylor - Okay, Chapter 8. Got it! *rummages in bookshelf to move Patrick Rothfuss back to top of to-be-read pile*

And, he's a fellow Wisconsin writer, too. I should be ashamed I haven't already devoured his series. :)

Taylor Roseberry said...

Nicole, awesome! I hope you like it a lot! Let me know what you think :D

Sarah McCabe said...

Heh. Four months ago I might have listed The Name of the Wind in my favorites. It was a wonderful book and I adored Kvothe. But I was just so disappointed by book two. It will take a sperhuman feat for Rothfuss to redeem that series in my eyes.

TayLyee said...

Sarah McCabe, really!? I keep trying to think of what might have ruined it for you but I can't. What was it that turned you off the series??