What sounds like fiction but is actually a real historical event?
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What fictional character is great in fiction but would function terribly in real life civilization?
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Aliens have just discovered Earth but have never discovered fiction. As such they think every book and live action movie is real. what book character/movie actor do they fear the most and why?
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r/SCP. What characters in fiction would make a greet SCP to contain in the verse?

Not sure if anyone's done this or it's allowed, but I thought it would be an interesting discussion to bring up.

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Make Orwell Fiction Again (A bookshop closing down in Todmorden, UK)
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Below Deck Fact vs Fiction

Below Deck Fact vs. Fiction

I’m going to try to lay out a bunch of different points about issues that have been brought up and even escalated this season on BDM. I’m answering these to the best of my knowledge and based on conversations I’ve had with maritime attorneys, SEVERAL yacht captains with the same level of experience and licensing as the captain on the show, yacht managers, the U.S. Coast guard, the flag state of Malta, licensed physicians, and a bunch of other professional sources.

I didn’t do all of this leg work to be a vigilante, I did it because 1) I wanted to educate myself so I know the rules and regulations I’m subject to in my working environment, and 2) So I can hopefully clear up some of the confusion about events on the show vs reality. I’m just going to bullet point these in no particular order.

Disclaimer: The rules that govern ocean going vessels vary so widely that it is very difficult to get a straight answer on a lot of it, but I’m trying. I’ve b

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Writing fan fiction about real people is weird.

Like I just don’t understand why is it so normalized... how do people not find it wrong? I understand that we all have some fantasies about people who we find attractive but why write about it? And most importantly, why post it? When you know very well that those celebrities can easily access them. Like that must be so weird having sexual things written about you. I also don’t like when fans write about people who identify as straight in gay scenarios.. like it almost never happens the other way around. I just don’t think writing fan fiction about real people like singers, actors or other celebrities should be so normalized. Why not write about made-up people, you can ofc get inspired by real people but yeah. Also, I don’t find anything that wrong with writing about fictional characters tho, because they’re not real life people. Why don’t people do that instead of writing about real people?

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You have the ability to sleep with any character, fiction or non

However whenever you orgasm, your mouth opens and makes the skype call theme at enough decibels to rival that of a jet liner

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Why is so hard to find science fiction about space colonization without aliens, like Aasimov's Foundation?
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Lovecraft writes some noir fiction. [OC]
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I took some of my photo mode pictures and turned them into pulp science fiction movie posters! i hope you enjoy it!
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[SPOILERS] The Game of thrones ending is the most depressing and hopeless ending to a work of fiction: A Review

This is a long review, I hope it is worth your time.

I usually am not the one who writes reviews for movies and TV shows, however, as a fan of the show and after a dialogue with a group of friends, I decided to write this review more than a year after GOT ended:

There has been a lot of complaints about inconsistencies in the pacing of the events, decisions made by characters which were not in coordination with their previous behavior, illogical political events and stupid battle designs. I acknowledge all of that, but the most important characteristic of a good story as Tyrion puts it is that it inspires people. We identify with characters that we see on the screen, we feel familiar in the position of their struggles. It doesn't matter if it is a fantasy setting or a real contemporary one. We try to see ourselves in characters that we love (or despise). It is also true that almost all of us face real struggles in our relationships, careers, family, mental and physical health and man

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I think one of the saddest parts of Berserk is is that Guts has suffered, and you can see it. This is a new concept to fiction and character writing in general, which we have never seen before. It definitely makes me personally more afraid when reading, how much more can sufferboi suffer? πŸ˜”
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Wife [26F] thinks her bully [23F] is writing romance fiction about me [30M]

TLDR

  1. Many years ago, a person online (Writer-X) bullied my wife out of her writing gig.
  2. Wife has struggled with self-worth and confidence issues ever since.
  3. Now Writer-X has a blog for a romance story between her + her boss that sounds like Layla + me.
  4. Wife is defensive about her paranoia, and repeats that she does NOT believe it's real.
  5. But my wife definitely seems bothered and slightly panicked at every weekly entry.
  6. Two Nights ago my wife did something new sexually, why? Because Writer-X did it with her boss and her boss liked it.

I [30M] have been married to my wife Helen [26F] for 4 years now, and together for 7. She's been my rock and my savior through a lot of my early struggles. We have 2 children [1 and 2.5 years old].

The problem we're having is really difficult to deal with, because I don't know what the "correct" move is. I have an employee, Layla [23F], that works for me, functioning as both my sales partner and

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The United States was just a fan fiction that went way too far
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This only happens in science fiction movies.
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Why reading fiction creates good leaders theguardian.com/books/202…
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Pulp Fiction - the calm before the storm
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The Republican convention is fan fiction washingtonpost.com/opinio…
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Laurence Fishburne turned down Jules Winnfield in 'Pulp Fiction' due to "cavalier" heroin storyline, and Radio Raheem in 'Do The Right Thing' because burning down the pizza parlor "felt a little disingenuous.” indiewire.com/2020/08/lau…
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In Pulp Fiction (1994), the waiter asks Mia if she wants her milkshake β€œMartin and Lewis or Amos and Andy”. He is referring to two comedy duos: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (two white men), and The Amos β€˜n Andy Show (two black men). Basically, he is asking if she wants her shake vanilla or chocolate.
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Life is a game we play without ever knowing the rules: Camus, absurdist fiction, and the paradoxes of existence. iai.tv/articles/labyrinth…
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Uma Thurman and Ving Rhames on the set of Pulp Fiction, 1994
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Enders Game is one of the best science fiction books I have ever read.

Every 2 years I reread and relisten to it. every time discover something new. Enders parrallels with his brother, the ideas of rebirth and sacrifice are fascinating and it introduced zero gravity in a time where it wasnt as deeply explored, even today. The combat was thought out and I love the rich settting as well. I dont get why people shit on it. Its my favorite book of all time, the political themes and the many sides of everyone. The propaganda being torn aport, the threat of aliens being used to usurp power. Everything is amazing.

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In Pulp Fiction(1994), when Vincent hears Jules reciting Ezekiel, he cocks his pistol because Vincent knows Ezekiel is the last thing Jules says before killing someone.
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Dark is one of the best science fiction shows I’ve ever seen with one of the best endings as well.

I’m a huge science fiction nerd and finally gave in and watched Dark. Admittedly it starts off a bit slow but once it gets going, it’s madly addictive and one of the best sci-fi shows I’ve ever seen. No one I know watches it and I would love to discuss it.

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Bad math in fiction

While stuck at home during the pandemic, I decided to work through my backlog of books to read. Near the end of one novel, the protagonists reach a gate with a numeric keypad from 1 to 100 and the following riddle: β€œYou have to prime my pump, but my pump primes backward.” The answer, of course, is to enter the prime numbers between 1 and 100 in reverse order. One of the protagonists realizes this and uses the sieve of Eratosthenes to find the numbers, which the author helpfully illustrates with all of the non-primes crossed out. However, 1 was not crossed out.

I was surprised at how easily this minor gaffe broke my suspension of disbelief and left me frowning at the author. Parallel worlds, a bit of magic, and the occasional deus ex machina? Sure! But bad math is a step too far.

What examples of bad math have you found in literature (or other media)?

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Purr Fiction by Tentin Quarantino v.redd.it/p3uxu6qbpha51
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[Literary Science Fiction Fandom] Hugo Ceremony Drama, 2020 edition.

Introduction:

The World Science Fiction Convention, or WorldCon, has been, since 1939, the seat of a certain strain of literary Science Fiction fandom. Held at a different city every year, it has retained a relatively small community feel by contrast to massive media events like San Diego ComiCon.

The WorldCon community gives out the Hugo awards (plus one non-Hugo award but we'll get to that). These awards are voted on by the attendees of WorldCon and by others who buy a membership even if they can't attend. The Hugos are probably the most prestigious award in Science Fiction and can propel works and authors to be well known outside of the SF bubble.

The combination of the relative small town giving out the awards and the big city impacts of those awards has proven a fertile ground for drama.

At the Hugo award ceremony each year, an award is given to a promising new writer. This award is not a Hugo--a distinction I to this day do not understand but everyone always makes it cl

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The Republican Convention Opens With a Night of Fascist Fan Fiction truthout.org/articles/the…
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Who are the edgelords/"cool guy" in a group in fiction?
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Canadian Fiction

Can anyone recommend some good Canadian fiction authors? So much of the suggested Canadian lists I find are historical fiction, about very sad moments in history or sad personal stories and that’s just not my interest. Anything like a thriller or mystery, something spooky, or even a captivating story that’s not just based on someone’s very sad childhood. I know these stories must be out there.

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ABC interview from 1974, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke makes the bold claim that one day computers will allow people to work from home and access their banking records. youtube.com/watch?v=sTdWQ…
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I am Max Brooks, author of β€œWorld War Z,” and I’m here to discuss my new Sasquatch horror novel β€œDevolution." Let’s talk about the facts behind the fiction and what a monster story can teach us about real world survival. AMA!

Let’s talk about monsters. Let’s talk about why we fear them. Is it because they remind us of our rightful place in the food chain? Do monster stories awaken a primal fear that the predators of our past are still out there? Let’s talk about the fictional monsters in my new book β€œDevolution." Like β€œWorld War Z," the threat may seem fantastic, but the facts behind it are very real. What if these creatures did exist? What would it take to survive an encounter with them? Let’s talk about an American mystery far older than America itself. Let’s talk about Sasquatch.

Proof: https://twitter.com/maxbrooksauthor/status/1275823632724484099

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Still my favourite armor design in all of fiction
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The X-Men will forever be relevant. Often Fiction Mimics Reality but Reality also mimics Fiction.
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Fact or Fiction?: People Swallow 8 Spiders a Year While They Sleep | Fiction. Spiders try to avoid people and it's very unlikely you will ever swallow one in your sleep. archive.is/VJePU
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Time for Liberal government to give up 'fiction' that China is our friend, ex-diplomat warns MPs nationalpost.com/news/pol…
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Parent provides an obscure, yet identifiable quote from a fictional character. Child identifies the work of fiction, grandchild identifies the character that said it

ex:
Parent: "I don't remember my dad, so it's really great to get to meet him. He's a cranky guy, but he's impressive."
Child: Dragonball Z
Grandchild: Trunks

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The United Federation of Planets is perhaps the best setting in all of science fiction.

This will be long, but I wanted to share one of the things I love most about Star Trek. With Star Trek Discovery Season 3 soon to drop, I wanted to take a moment and appreciate and explore just how unique and hopeful the United Federation of Planets is. Outside of some examples from literary science fiction, I can't think of many other works that look at humanity today say, "we're going to do better than that, and we can do that, because it's in our nature" and then imagine a world unequivocally improved on ours in every way.

Briefly for context, it is far more common in sf to imagine the future as a place where the powerful forever force their boot on the necks' of the powerless. I don't even have to list them, you all know these stories by name; they're often taught in English classes as saying something truthful about our future: a warning of the dark heart at the rotten core of human nature. Even if these fictional futures aren't run by post-apocalyptic warlords or fascistic empi

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Which dystopian science fiction novel do you think was most accurate to 2020?
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The Godfather of science fiction. Graphite on white paper!
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Recommend me the best non-fiction books you've read. Especially biographies and self help books.

I'm a big classic novel reader and I thought I needed a change. I thought of giving non-fiction a try especially biographies and tried self-help books although I have the worst prejudice over them since I think just from the title its the biggest bs. Thanks.

edit: Thanks for the overwhelming responses and recommendations! Sorry I can no longer respond to all of you one by one haha.

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There is a HUGE difference between Maul & Palpatine. Bringing one back added more to the story, whilst bringing back the other broke the story. If fans can't understand this difference they shouldn't speak about fiction.

Darth Maul's being brought back into the story didn't change the main plot. It didn't affect Anakin or Luke's story. It didn't undermine Obi-Wan who still killed Maul in the end. It didn't distract from the main villain, Darth Sidious. It didn't change any established plot of the PT or the OT. Maul's retcon existed in the background to all of this. But it still managed to contribute something rewarding to the story. It took a popular character we knew hardly anything about & gave him a full story within the existing story. We now know about Maul's mother, his homeworld, that he was abducted by Darth Sidious as a child, forced to the Dark Side then manipulated & used by Darth Sidious. Maul's character was given growth. From the simple villain, which was fulfilling enough in TPM, he became a tragic character that maintained being the villain, this much was not changed. His character was given more depth without breaking the established story. This is how a retcon is successfull

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You think this story is fiction? Then I gotta disappoint you. It happened somewhere in Europe in 2020.
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Don't forget the time when Korra went Pulp Fiction on a crooked judge.
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John green has announced his first non-fiction book. β€œThe Anthropocene reviewed” will be a collection of essays reviewing aspects of the human centred planet, from Taco Bell’s breakfast menu to the disease cholera indystar.com/story/entert…
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Pulp Fiction was so subtle
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Can anyone recommend some good collapsed or post collapse fiction?

Books, movies, podcasts, video games. Whatever you've got.

I'd like to further explore the futures we may end up in, and I'm not convinced it'll be cyberpunk or Mad Max.

Post collapse would be a bonus. Refugees from now living the best they can in the future they built for themselves. Station Eleven was a pretty good read and that's sort of what I have in mind as a starting point. Children of Men felt like a pretty realistic vision of the future also.

On the other hand, I wasn't particularly impressed by One Second After.

Thanks!

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Secret/shady organizations or professions in fiction that aren't shitty or bad.
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Movies like About Time, The Invention of Lying, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Stranger than Fiction.

I'm basically looking for drama/comedy movies with a smart concept or twist. I like romantic movies, but it doesn't have to be romantic. Thanks!

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There seems to be a lack of interesting mother/son relationships in fiction.

When it comes to parental dynamics, mother/son relationships seem to be underrepresented. Usually, relationships are portrayed in one of 3 ways:

  1. The mother is just straight up dead, and the boy remembers his mother with nothing but love. In some cases he may even blame the dad for the mother's death. Pretty much 90% of male anime protagonists have this backstory.
  2. The mother is alive, and the boy has a very simple wholesome relationship with her. She is one of the few people that he trusts and he is very protective of her. Interestingly, this is the one character that even male villains are likely to have a soft spot for. If she gets hurt, expect the protagonist to go absolutely ballistic, even more so than if their love interest were hurt. These relationships usually lack nuance and are very straightforward.
  3. The mother is ridiculously and comedically overprotective, to the point where her son is a "momma's boy". This term usually has negative connotations, as the boy is seen
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The Fan Fiction Writing Style

Tldr and questions at bottomβ€”

So I started part time study last year and am going into full time for my degree in creative writing, I guess you could call me slightly more than just a hobbyist but still a student nonetheless

One thing I’ve struggled to wrap my head around is style other than the obvious things like, POV, tense, casual active or formal language use, deliberate lack of grammar etc... How does it differ and relate to voice, blah blah blah but then I noticed something that I kinda already knew

I think it is mostly true that as creators you are a unique combination of your influences, ie; the more of one style you read the more your own writing will sound that way, it really can’t be helped I think other than broadening the things your consuming (which you don’t have to do! It’s just something I’ve noticed)

Like for writers that do most of their reading of fanfiction (including myself) our favourite stories become the examples of writing we subconsciously reference as

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[INSPO] Uma Thurman and Ving Rhames on the set of Pulp Fiction, 1994 from r/OldSchoolCool
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Google Ngrams - Mid-1990s Pile Up of MEs in English Fiction - Inception Attempts or Trends in Consciousness?

For an explanation of these charts, look here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MandelaEffect/comments/ib0ceu/what_happened_in_the_mid1990s_connection_between/

For these, I had to broaden the search scope to ME subjects, since there aren't enough MEs that directly affect the wording/spelling of subjects.

###Here are the originals, mostly 1994 peaks, and I think one 1993 peak:

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###Here are the 1993 peaks:

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-Robert Duvall

-Monopoly Man

-Madonna

-Judgment Day

-Dan Aykroyd

###Here are the 1994 peaks:

###https://imgur.com/LBSoO8Y

-Sherlock Holmes

-Lindbergh Baby

-Chevron

-Nikola Tesla

-Times Square

###Here are the 1994-1995 peaks:

###https://imgur.com/tQElLd3

-Apollo 13

-Gorton's

-Reba McEntire

-Interview With "A" Vampire

###Here are the 1996 peaks:

###https://imgur.com/uA4KYlz

-"life was like a box..."

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

-Silence of the Lambs

-Horsemen of the Apocalypse

-Georgia O'Keeffe

-Object

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3 of my science fiction paintings
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Are there any works of fantasy that do a good job of tying in a science fiction element?

I love sci fi, and I love fantasy, but I have never read a book that combines the two well. Have any of you good folk found anything like that?

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Had one of my designs licensed for the cover of Penguin Science Fictions Book Series!
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"Everyone has been asking so: I am very confident that the β€œPixel 5 is 120hz and 6.6 inch” story that made the rounds is fiction." - Stephen Hall twitter.com/hallstephenj/…
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Realized my list of names to use in fiction are almost all solid nb names
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What is your favourite non fiction book of all time?

For me it is Outliers and Defining decade

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Inspired by the Tao Te Ching, I spent 3 years writing a philosophical science fiction novel about an adventure through the cosmos spanning all of time and space--with Taoism and its lessons at the heart of the story. I really want to share it with all of you! Thanks r/taoism for the inspiration!
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Recently left my (now ex) fiancΓ©e, and I’m occupying idle time by finding solace in fiction. It’s time to rebuild.
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Anybody Have Difficulty Reading Non-Fiction Books for Prolonged Periods of Time?

I have many non-fiction books that are remarkably enticing, yet I find myself spacing out after an hour of reading or about 40 pages of text.

Is there any solution for this? I keenly desire to absorb the information in these novels, but I seemingly can't read Non-Fiction were it a fiction novel.

Edit: thanks for the great tips!

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What is some good fiction and nonfiction for girls around 9 and 10?

My stepdaughters are around 9 and 10 and I am interested in good fiction for girls around that age and reading level, as well as nonfiction that might promote an interest in science, critical thinking, feminist ideas, that little girls could understand and find engaging.

Thank you!

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Which two characters from different pieces of fiction would be great friends?
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Thats why its escapist fiction
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STAR TREK fan at the World Science Fiction Convention in New York, 1967. Photo by Jay Kay Klein.
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I hate that most fiction revolves around someone that’s β€œdifferent”

I’m tired of seeing superheroes and super soldiers and special agents who are the best of the best or warriors chosen by destiny to be heroes and all this dumb shit to make characters stand out easily.

It’s all so boring. When everyone tries to make their characters special, none of them are special. The Avengers is boring. Most video games that make you play as the Dohvakiin or an experimental super soldier are boring.

Being special is just boring. It takes you out of the fictional world being presented to you. I don’t want to see life through the eyes of some extraordinary character who is β€œdifferent”. I’d much rather see a movie or play a game where you’re just an average person. That’s relatable, and it also makes everything feel extremely gratifying.

One of my favorite movies, the original Oldboy, does this really well. Another of my favorite movies, Bladerunner 2049, also had this as a major plot point. A few of my favorite games also handle this well (Kenshi and Dwarf Fortres

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My wife would like to read more, she enjoys gripping novels with mystery or true crime or suspense and short chapters. She is very in to realistic fiction or books based on a true story. She wants to get into more literary books than mass market paperbacks. What do you think might fit this criteria?
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Is there a nation that is more evil than Burgundy in fiction?

Lets see:

The Death Eat-Nope, Voldemort doesn't try to kill everyone on Earth, only enslave them.

The Imperium Of Ma-Nope, They aren't trying to nuke their own country.

The Dale-Nope, they aren't trying to destroy themselves.

As far as I can tell, Burgundy is the most evil fictional faction.

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Did anyone else die laughing when Conan read erotic fiction today on the Michael Che podcast?!
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[Fan FICTION] What they might look like, πŸ’£ Devil and 🏹 Devil
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If this doesn’t happen in real life, at least give me some fan fiction
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Favorite Deal Making Entities in Fiction/Myth?
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Fiction vs Reality
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Tales of the Ivanhoe Pub where truth is stranger than fiction, more tragic than Shakespeare, and if you don’t remember, it didn’t happen.

I moved here from WPG in the early 90’s when I was young and dumb enough to drink the draught there, twice. But the most hilarious thing I saw happen there was outside the front doors, about 12 years ago when I was just walking by. A guy in his 50’s (50)and his buddy(son?) who was late 20’s (20) were smoking, some other dude (sod) walks up to the pair and starts accusing them of scoping out his bicycle which was locked across the sidewalk from them. Sod was talking big and tough when 50 says you don’t know me you’d best STFU. Sod keeps talking when he should have been listening, so 20 walks up and pops him in the yap. 50 calls 20 back and tells the guy, there’s no need for trouble you should just ride away. Sod is nodding in agreement as he unlocks his bike, I don’t want trouble he’s says…but as soon as he gets his U-lock off he starts waving it around yelling NOW IM GOING TO FUCK YOU UP! Without hesitation 50 walks right at Sod causing him to back up a couple of steps, just far enough

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For a reason my AirPods are giving me some weird pulp fiction vibes reddit.com/gallery/ih8nxr
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[Self] The largest creature in fiction
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Making friends thanks to lesbian fiction (reupload)
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Peter Macon (Bortus) and Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager) to Headline Escape Velocity Extra Online Program on Race and Resistance in Science and Speculative Fictions Wednesday night, August 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
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What vehicle from fiction would you like to have?
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You're seeing themes and using fiction to make comparisons with real life? How pathetic, 1984, fahrenheit 451 and metal gear solid 2 predicted this.
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8 Science Fiction Books That Get Programming Right tor.com/2020/08/14/8-scie…
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Thought experiment: Jeffery R. Holland is a PIMO mormon, and knows Joseph Smith made it all up. Jeffery has discussed this openly with his son David, who will be called as an apostle to help the church abandon literal belief in the BOM and instead, present it as a work of inspired fiction. Thoughts?

David Hollands area of study is to take a non spiritual look at religious leaders in early America. David and Jeffery have discussed this, and know that Joseph was just one of many religious leaders that emerged in early American history.

They believe Joseph was not unique beyond his better than average skill to build a church, and happened to live in a time when a few key events occured that stopped the church from extinguishing itself naturally (murder of Joseph smith and the migration to the utah territory before Joseph's growing unethical behavior destroyed the church naturally)

Jeffrey and Duffy both believe that the Mormon church was a product of a genius religious leader, and a few unique events, and not necessarily divinely inspired by God...they believe Joseph invented docterine and historical events as needed to build a church, maintain member belief, and serve his interests. None of this was necessarily guided by God.

They are positioning David to be called

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What's your opinion on fan fiction?

I have a setting, group of characters, and a story, that the source material doesn't go into. But I always get discouraged to write it because its "unoriginal" and almost feels pointless. Should I continue or should I try to rework the story to become more separated from a series

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Its not science fiction, its what the commissary does every day.
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Poster for Aelita, Queen of Mars, a Soviet science fiction film from 1924
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All the Guristas fiction I've worked on while trying to make 6NJ-8V a trade hub for Venal

(.___.)/

Hi it's me again - Avio Yaken. If you remember me, I was the guy pushing to get a trade hub in 6NJ8-V established. And more or less that objective has been completed and 6NJ Serves as THE if not one of the economic centers of the region (Looking at you N5Y)

Aside from making my mark on the EVE universe and creating something for other players to get involved with, there was a deeper motivation for why i put in the effort to make that project happen. And the answer is Roleplaying. I'm entirely motivated by RP in EVE and I'm deeply invested with the Guristas as a faction.

While building up the trade hub I've worked to produce as much fiction as i can about the Guristas in hopes of expanding their lore and offering a new perspective, short stories averaging out at 1k words a story in a writing style I've developed over my years as a RPer in EVE online.

After 28 stories and a couple of si

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Not All Stories Are Fiction. . .
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Good adult fiction book suggestions for someone transitioning from YA genre?

So, I've recently decided to branch out and try adult fiction. However, I don't know where to start, there's so many books! I'm not looking to read any of the classic books because I've read them for school and I associate them with that. Instead, I'm looking for books that I can read for fun (sorry, don't like to read classics at the moment).

I enjoy mystery, fantasy, thriller, dystopian, sci-fi (sometimes) and historical fiction books. It would be nice if the book has a clean slow-burn romance as a subplot.

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I’m Derek KΓΌnsken and I’m a science fiction author. My new novel β€œThe House of Styx” is a family saga set in the clouds of Venus, and shows the early history of the interstellar empire that features in my β€œQuantum Evolution” series. AMA!

Hey everybody! I’m Derek KΓΌnsken and my science fiction family saga β€œThe House of Styx” came out last week from the Solaris Books. Quebecois colonists are living a tough life in the clouds of Venus, resource-poor, partly under the control of an anglo bank. A number of families have gone off the grid, living within strange buoyant Venusian life in the clouds, surviving the heat, pressure and acid. The D’Aquillon family finds a strange storm on the surface of Venus that shouldn’t be there. It’s the first book in a duology.

I studied molecular biology (and built viruses) before working with street kids in Central America and eventually joining the Canadian diplomatic service. Now I write in the city of Gatineau, Quebec. My Quantum Evolution series (the first two books are β€œThe Quantum Magician” and β€œThe Quantum Garden”) happens in the same universe as β€œThe House of Styx” and was nominated for several awards and got translated into Russian, French, Japanese and Chinese. I’d been selling s

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There aren't enough LGBTQ+ characters in SciFi, especially not enough gay protagonists, so I wrote my own. I spent 3 years writing a philosophical science fiction novel about an adventure through the cosmos with a gay protagonist and a cast of NB characters. I want to share it with you all!
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TIL: With Aliens (1986), Sigourney Weaver received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and although she did not win, it was considered a landmark nomination for an actress to be considered for a science-fiction/horror film, a genre which previously was given little recognition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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The United Federation of Planets is perhaps the best setting in all of science fiction.

On the recommendation of u/Inignot12 and u/MrJim911 I am posting an argument I made [here] (https://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/hzz8i2/the_united_federation_of_planets_is_perhaps_the/) about what I like about the Federation and by extension its hopeful future.

This will be long, but I wanted to share one of the things I love most about Star Trek. With Star Trek Discovery Season 3 soon to drop, I wanted to take a moment and appreciate and explore just how unique and hopeful the United Federation of Planets is. Outside of some examples from literary science fiction, I can't think of many other works that look at humanity today say, "we're going to do better than that, and we can do that, because it's in our nature" and then imagine a world unequivocally improved on ours in every way.

Briefly for context, it is far more common in sf to imagine the future as a place where the powerful forever force their boot on the necks' of the powerless. I don't even have to list them, you all

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