What in Fantasy stories do you LIKE? 🔮

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#61

Exactly why I fell in love with reading and later, writing


#62

Totally!


#63

I really love when a fantastical creature acts completely differently then what the stereotypes say.


#64

That’s pretty cool, but when done enough times, I also like returning to the expected behaviour. Like, the atypical good drow that flooded fanfics… after a while I just wanted evil drow, darn it, not the endless ‘was not their fault’, heh.


#65

True that. Just be evil. Stop skirting around if.


#66

i like Dark fantasy


#67

Originality, hands down. I love when old ideas are reimagined, or even better, when an author comes up with an idea or a world so unique and full of lore that you can’t help but be captivated by it.


#68

Drow?


#69

The A Song of Ice and Fire series is more commonly known by the title of the first book / the TV series: (A) Game of Thrones. But everyone probably knew this already.

Brienne is described as not exactly attractive, though I can’t see much of this in the actress, (I have only seen photos), but I think it’s mostly her insisting to dress and fight like a knight that puts her in the “ugly” corner in her world.

I can’t remember Monza being described as unattractive per se, though the “accident” certainly doesn’t improve her looks. She still attracts men, though.

But it is certainly nice to see a strong female character who is not automatically also a stunning beauty.


#70

Pretty much so. And cruel. Don’t apply for becoming a character in his books!


#71

Of course, you need to make sure the story does not turn into a treatise on magical mechanics, but otherwise: yes!

The MythAdventures series by Asprin has a simple logic for magic that carries well, and the MC does wonders with very few “spells”. There’s also lots of humour, sometimes a bit too silly, though.


#72

Downfall does not fit in well, has no -ion. Maybe choose a synonym with this suffix like … Procrastination? Requires the MC to be a writer, though.


#73

I didn’t. I’m not into GoT


#74

No, Mary Sue is SF (originally Star Trek fandom). Gods are good for fantasy. Or they are not, but it’s more likely the right term.


#75

Gods in my world aren’t Mary-Sue like at all. They have weaknesses. They are a tad insane. They make extremely bad decisions constantly.

And mortals who claim to be gods are quickly smitten :smiley:


#76

Ah. Standard-edition gods, then. Well, they can be fun too. As long as you are not in the same story with them.


#77

Depends on what god. Some are great company. Others… even the other gods avoid.

What would you call non-standard edition?


#78

FINALLY someone else who does the same :smiley:


#79

I know, but I have no clue what other word fits the events other than Downfall


#80

That it does