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DATE question - October 5
What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre?
"Urban fantasy combines selected imaginary/unrealistic elements of plot, character, theme, or setting with a largely-familiar world - combining the familiar and the strange. Such elements may exist secretly in the world or may occur openly." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_fantasy
"Urban fantasy describes a subgenre of fantasy in which the real world collides with the decidedly supernatural or magical world." - https://blog.reedsy.com/urban-fantasy-definition/
"The most necessary element to consider in the plot of an urban fantasy is the unanswered question. It’s usually not enough in an urban fantasy for your protagonist to have a strong driving goal; there should also be a huge, possibly frightening unknown that gradually unfolds throughout the story," - https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/5-elements-urban-fantasy-novels-must
"A protagonist with a foot in both worlds: The main character of an urban fantasy is typically savvy to the real-life ways of their urban environment yet can also wield or exploit magical powers." - https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-recognize-urban-fantasy
I felt I should first share the established characteristics before just saying that I love the way urban fantasy blends with real-world settings, making it feel plausible. Urban Fantasy is a subgenre of Speculative Fiction, and it's the one I've opted to pick to answer this question.
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🎬 Let me tell you about two cool movies I recently enjoyed watching.
Lou on Netflix. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5315210 Allison Janney as an action-thriller star. She's a fantastic actress, but seeing her like this is mind-blowingly good. If you're in the "why don't we see older women kicking butt in movies" group, here you go!
Three Thousand Years of Longing https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9198364 A content writer is granted three wishes by a Djinn. While she tries to think of a wish, he absorbs knowledge from everything around him, and then tells her stories from his life. An excellent movie for writers. (Content- Rated R for scenes with female concubines lounging around nude.)
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