what's your top 1 anime from each of those 5 genres without same series repeat?
Slice of Life
As someone who enjoys fantasy storylines, I just cannot fathom why so much of the genre is hung up on long and tiresome characterizations and descriptions about the setting etc. Why do authors think I'm more interested in how a castle looks like or how many generations there are to some lord than the actual plot?
I find that many authors are obsessed with small details that can take up 100+ pages that have no actual bearing on the plot.
Just finished rewatching this one for the first time in probably 15 years. I laughed all the way through and had forgotten how memorable it was. I was really surprised to see it have a 29% on RT and a 5.7/10 on IMDB.
Was thinking I'd love to see Chris Evans and Chyler Leigh go back to these roles 20 years later.
Edit: alright, I'm getting called out for saying "had forgotten how memorable it was" which I realize is super oxymoranical
What I guess I was trying to say is, I hadn't thought about the movie in years, then when I rewatched it, I remembered so many of the lines and gags as the movie was playing, I could quote the movie even though I hadn't seen it in ~15 years.
When I say practically nonexistent, I mean of course it still exists if you’re dedicated enough to search for it, but the only people who seem to be regularly releasing new rock music are people who’ve been at it for longer than I’ve been alive, and you’re probably not going to hear their works unless you specifically seek it out. I know it’s kind of an overused thing to say, but it’s true: if you turn on the radio today you’ll hear almost exclusively rap and pop, maybe EDM if you’re lucky, probably no rock at all unless you’re on a classic rock station. Contrast that to the 1960s-90s, and even the 2000s, it was played everywhere, constantly. I mean countless songs were written specifically about listening to rock music on the radio. What was the big change in the last 10 years specifically that has made rock start to go the way of the dodo?
This is a pet peeve of mine, but I can’t stand fantasy books. Anything with wizards and mages and quests and singing swords and the like drives me up a wall.
I have recently read two books which were recommended as science fiction which turned out to be fantasy: “Lord Valentine’s Castle” by Robert Silverberg, and “The Eye of the World” by Robert Jordan. I didn’t finish the first but forced myself to finish the latter.
It’s my fault, because I know if I had done any basic research into either title I would have known what they were before reading them.
My purpose here is not to bash those books. I know they are highly regarded, but they are not my cup of tea.
I’m just wondering why science fiction gets lumped together with fantasy when, at least to my way of thinking, they are two completely different genres.
It’s probably just me, isn’t it?
I graduated from my master’s in Literature several years ago. I was going to do my PhD, but realised that job prospects as a professor would require being open to relocation, something I wasn’t willing to do. My academic interests lay in post-WWII sci-fi, slave narratives and representations of deviancy in literature.
Since then, I’ve realised that people not only expect you to have read everything ever written, if you have a Literature degree, but also expect you to be only engaged with ‘high-brow’ books that are in the literary canon. In pub quizzes people turn to me on questions about Grisham or Hemingway and don’t believe me when I mention I’ve never read them. There’s this weird assumption that I must adore Austin and all of Shakespeare’s works just because I studied literature. Most bizarrely, some people seem weirdly offended when I haven’t heard of their favourite author.
It seems rather silly that people expect literature graduates to have read every famous book ever, there’s a bloody awful amount of books in the literary canon. It seems even more ridiculous that people assume that we only ever read ‘high-brow’ works which haven’t been written in the past hundred years. There seems to be this bizarre expectation that popular/contemporary fiction is antithetical to the study of literature. I just wish more people knew that occasionally I want to bosh through trashy romance novels, whilst other times I fancy hitting up some cheesy crime fiction with a bottle of wine. Most of the works I researched as a postgraduate would appeal more to the average person than the caricature of the elitist scholar! Where does this notion of literary elitism even come from?! The vast majority of people I know working in literary academia are exceptionally laid back!
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Im going to respond to a few of the frequent comments I’ve seen. I’m well aware it’s Jane Austen*, but fell victim to autocorrect, so I’m sorry for that! There’s not a great deal of careers linked to getting an MA in Lit outside of academia, and most of my peers who didn’t do PhDs went into marketing. I’m not saying (or bragging) that I don’t enjoy any work in the literary canon, there’s plenty of classics I enjoy! I just haven’t read/enjoyed every classic ever and that’s okay! I made this post as a silly vent about something which has proved a mino... keep reading on reddit ➡
Don’t get me wrong there are a few good ones out there, but most of the time the actual parts of the movie that make it a musical are actual shit. They don’t add anything to advance the story, or whatever they do add could have been done off camera or in like 10 seconds. And unless the movie is actually about music, the songs seem extremely unnatural and forced and almost never make the movie better.
A series with thousands of pages seems a little overwhelming, currently. Is there a book to introduce one to Fantasy? One that would suggest if Fantasy genre is ones cup of tea?
Like I said, I’m brand new to reading and have only finished 3 books, popular ones (where the crawdads sing, A Million Little Pieces..) suggested as easy reads but I’m looking to dabble into a little more.
Also, happy to take other suggestions besides fantasy if something comes to mind while reading this.
Stay well my friends, and read on.
Zombie media isn't exciting to me anymore, these gritty post-apocalyptic worlds with zombies littering the streets and people are assholes to one another have gotten really old in my opinion. I'm aware there's a lot of ways to handle zombies but I haven't been excited about them in years. It went from "oh cool, zombies!" To "oh.. zombies. Again." I dunno, I feel like I'm in the minority for this. Anyone else feel the same?
Happé par le Zone Interdite de ce soir sur les non-binaires, gender-fluid,... et tous les autres noms qu'on peut donner, une réflexion m'est venue. Si j'ai bien compris (j'ai peut être mal compris, c'est le drame d'être un cisgenre vanilla...), les non-binaires ne se sentent ni homme ni femme ou se sentent homme et femme à la fois.
Ainsi on suit dans le reportage des hommes (désolé si ça choque que je les désigne par le genre de naissance), comme par exemple Fabian, qui revendiquent le droit de se maquiller ou mettre des robes parce qu'ils sont non-binaires. Je trouve ça incroyablement sexiste. C'est affirmé ouvertement "les hommes n'ont pas le droit de se maquiller"
On suit également Kayvon, marié et père de famille, dont la femme nous explique que son mari est impliqué dans les tâches ménagères et qu'elle ne pourrait pas être avec un homme qui reste devant la télé en lui disant de s'occuper des enfants. De quelle façon cette réflexion peut ne pas être sexiste? Elle sous-entend que les femmes s'occupent des enfants et des tâches ménagères et que ce n'est pas le rôle des hommes binaires.
Je suis le 1er à m'insurger quand on me demande "jouet fille ou jouet garçon" dans un fast-food (à moins que ce soit des sextoys mais c'est peu probable) Les filles jouent avec des voitures ou au foot, les garçons avec des poussettes et des poupées, ce n'est pas être non-binaire, c'est avoir une identité de genre qui ne définit pas ses goûts ou ses capacités...
Chacun est libre d'être ce qu'il veut être, d'aimer ce qu'il aime (désolé pour l'absence d'écriture inclusive) et ce n'est pas lié au genre, par conséquent il n'est pas nécessaire de renier son genre (ou tous les genres) pour ça. Et revendiquer d'être non-binaire pour être libre de se comporter comme n'importe quel genre me paraît sexiste par définition.
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Disclaimer immédiat : je ne cherche pas la polémique mais simplement un éclaircissement.
My husband left me for his affair partner last month, I’ve been a mess and I’ve found it really hard to concentrate on anything except TV/films. Someone recommended Schitt’s Creek to me and it’s been a lifesaver, despite being something I would never have chosen to watch before all this happened.
So I wondered if anyone could help with any further recommendations that I can lose myself in. I’m open to any genre really, and I’m based in the UK.
Edit: I really wanted to say thank you individually to everyone but I got way more recommendations that I expected! So here is a blanket thank you to every one of you - you really will help me on my path to happiness, and that is invaluable to me. May the thank you blanket keep you warm and snuggly on cold winter nights.
This is a thought I had listening to a few bands today that are very much revivalists.
Durand Jones & The Indications are one such band. They make music that owes a lot to classic soul music, mo-town, classic RnB. And while they have some great tunes, I certainly wouldn't say they reach the same heights as a Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles for example.
It is a similar thing with Leon Bridges. He makes great music, but perhaps doesn't reach the same heights as many of the Genre's classic.
I find I am more interested in RnB music that likes to add some experimentation to the Genre, like a Frank Ocean or Blood Orange; even though there is still a lot to love about revivalists like Leon Bridges and Durand Jones.
... But this got me thinking, are there instances where revivalists can be as good or reach the same heights as their influences?
This is a very subjective question, so I imagine there will be a lot of different perspectives on it.
The best example I can think of is with 60s/70s psychedelia revivalism, neo-psychadelia.
There seems to be cycles where this genre regains footing in the underground. Weather it be Bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Flaming Lips, Wooden Shjips, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and even Tame Impala and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, there seems to be musicians of every generation that go back to pillage influences from the psychedelic bands of the 60s and early 70s.
Sometimes entire scenes are created from a 60s revival, like the Elephant 6 bands in Athens Georgia that included the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Apples in Stereo, The Olivia Tremor Control and so on.
These bands wear their influences on their sleeves proudly, and fully indulge in genre tropes.
Many of these bands can get quite popular as with Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips; although we will probably never see any of these bands get as big as The Beatles or The Beach Boys were.
We see some records like this become very influential and gain cult classic status like Neutral Milk Hotel's Aeroplane album, but will it ever be as influential as Velvet Underground or Lou Reed Albums? Likely not.
But many of these bands put out records that can truly measure up in terms of quality. At least to my ears.
What are some other examples that you can think of?
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I listen to loads of different music, but my main go-to's when I'm not in a punk mood are death/thrash metal, '80s and '90s alt rock and indie, prog/psych rock and a bit of hip hop and jazz (but for the latter two mainly very mainstream stuff because I'm not an expert at all). Also trying to get into doom/stoner/sludge metal and noise/industrial
I hate the word boudoir. Because it just brings a very typical image to mind. I work super hard at modernizing boudoir and making sure a shoot encapsulates a whole person instead of just their butthole. I’m annoyed that I’m apparently not on the same level as both other artists and photographers. Also annoyed at the amount of non-photographer folks telling me what I do is basically porn (I do artistic nude photos too).
I’m usually pretty good at letting it go, but today it’s bothering me. That’s all.
Been a rough year for reasons that need no repeating. I was speaking with a friend and she told me the fantasy genre is what's keeping her going these days. She's immunocompromised so she hasn't left the house much since the pandemic started. She's fortunate in that she can work from home and have essentials delivered. So she's surviving.
But surviving isn't living. She hasn't been around other people in close to a year, hasn't been able to do many of the things she enjoyed before the pandemic. Some days it's been hard for her to just keep going.
That's where fantasies come in. She's been reading a fantasy novel every few days and she told me these stories are keeping her grounded. Giving her hope. Reminding her of all the good things in life.
Some people in the world still dismiss fantasies as escapist reading. While I totally disagree with this view -- both because fantasies reveal so much about the reality around us while myths and legends were also humanity's original literature -- even if it were true, so what? As my friend said, fantasies are essentially saving her life right now.
I know fantasies helped save my life when I was younger, allowing me to move past a good bit of trauma. So enjoy your fantasies and never let anyone put them down.
EDIT 2: I'm starting to listen to all of these songs, and I swear I'm not the type to cry at the drop of a hat, but I am so emotional. I hear these as your kind thoughts and well wishes to my child, and I can't describe what that feels like, except that it's amazing, and I'm so grateful. Bless all of you!
EDIT: Thank you so much for all the well thought-out and kind responses! I was away from the computer for a few hours, but will respond to all of you and listen to all of these songs, starting in the morning. Thank you so, so, so much!! You've made this mama's day.
I’m not the type of parent to clutch my pearls if it swears, talks about getting laid, getting high, or any of that. Really, it’ll make me laugh more than anything. I just want some music that will motivate him, get him excited for life, or build him up in any kind of way. I realize I am completely unable, this is not a language I speak. I appreciate it, I love when he plays his music, but I don’t know it well enough to do this myself. Pharrell’s Happy would earn a massive eye roll.
I see value in letting a person listen to music that lets them feel their feelings, but this has been going on for years at this point. If you have suggestions, I’d appreciate them so much. I want to make a new playlist in time for Christmas.
He is passionate about music, and has pretty decent taste. He listens to stuff from the 90’s, too, so it doesn’t have to be new. Any song that a 16-year-old would like that will build him up and help stop feeling so sad. Even if it’s angry but motivating, I’m ok with it. I appreciate any help you can offer!
What elements of GTA 6 gonna make it legendary in your opinion ? The bar gonna be very high
Something that is integral to Cyberpunk media is subtelty. I suppose this applies to media outside of the Cyberpunk genre too, but it's of significant importance within this genre in and this game in particular because the subtelty is how the game builds the world and the player learns more about it. I'll give some examples: during a phone call with Judy, she asks V what she wants as the topping for the pizza at her apartment. There's a few dialogue options you can choose from and one of them is locust pepperoni. You might dismiss this and think nothing of it, but what it implies is that in Night City's economy there are not enough recources (livestock and water and money) for the people so that they can get regular pepperoni. On top of that, there's a scene with Placide where he's butchering an animal, and we learn from a certain bit of dialogue from V that not only are there insufficient materials to mass produce meat but owning domesticated livestock is illegal. Another example would be the news channels on which the reporter very casually talks about global crisis like global warming as if it is everyday news, because it is. All of this is normalised and people choose to accept it because to them it's like everyday life.
Wherever you walk in Night City, aggression has a strong presence. You will notice in lots of first-time character reactions, especially early on in the game (Dum Dumb, Meredith Stout, Johnny Silverhand) there is an atmosphere of violence and hatred. In your first meeting with Meredith Stout, you offer to strike a straightforward business deal and she gets her bodyguards to strike you down and point a gun to your head out of nothing but pure fear and anxiety because of the fact you can't trust anyone in the city. The inhabitants use this as a coping mechanism for their fear and dread. Instead of crying out in anguish and fear like a wounded animal they bark and bellow and assert authority through intimidation like wild, untamed dogs. Nothing masks fear like anger and aggression. Similar to aggression, there's an atmosphere of impending doom. Like anything could happen the next moment and it would be considered normal. The corporations have unlimited power over the government and all the resources they could want, the gangs attack innocent people and wreak havoc in the streets. Even people like Johnny Sliverhand are powerless to stop this. He blows up the Arasaka tower and kills Arasaka employees and innocent people, but it makes... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've always enjoyed reading romance novels but It wasn't till the pandemic started that I really started enjoying and sort of obsessively reading romance. For me is probably started when I read ACOTAR in April after having wanted to read for a awhile. After reading it I wanted to find more books like it and here I am now wholly in love with the world of romance.
I think I would go with 1930's Charlie Chaplin and 1990's Robin Williams in a romantic comedy where they both pursue the same woman.
I produce mainly melodic house/ techno but I rarely listen to that genre myself. I absolutely love the music I make but for some reason I get really bored of songs similar to mine. Is this a normal thing or should I perhaps rethink what style of music I’m making?
Edit: thank you everyone for your input, have a happy new year!
To me, 99% of Christmas music is unoriginal and cringe worthy terrible. If I had to put a finger on it, I'd say it has to do with the fact that it shares many similarities with ultra uatchy Commercial Jingles.
Commercial Jingles made to be just on the cusp of unbearably annoying, and catchy enough that they get stuck in your head the instant you hear them. If I had to guess I'd say that modern Christmas music shares these features because it started at the beginning of America's capitalist boom, and alot of Commercial Xmas Music was written for commercials. I have no evidence to base this on, its just a guess.
Thoughts? Am I right about Xmas music or am I just a Grinch. (I may be biased, because Christmas annoys me in general, and I am a grinch.)
Extraterrastials set in a normal setting instead of a sci-fi one (unlike Alien, Pandorum and Event Horizon). Off the top of my head, I can think of Dark Skies, Apollo 18, Communion and Fourth Kind only.
Folkore creatures. Like gnomes, fairies... These are mostly feautured in comedy horror movies. I would love to see a serious take on them.
Oh. My. Fucking. God.
Okay, so i was never a The Witcher 3 guy (fantasy), but i liked it nonetheless, because the game was high quality. But cyberpunk? Jesus christ, hedonism, fatalism, capitalism, dystopian universe, I fucking love it, this is way more my style than fantasy.
So no matter whether you liked the game or not, whether, in your opinion, it has problems or not, there has to be one undeniable fact stemming from Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk as a genre is getting massive exposure right now and more games is going to be made in cyberpunk setting