"Same. Honestly, even the internet can make me just as terrified as the phone or RL interaction. I tend to look for structure and protocols, even where there are none. Something that isn't exactly avoided in every aspect of socialising on the…"
"Personally, I think it's gotten a little out of control. There has always been this idea that most people have that if you're shy/awkward or have a condition, such as mild Asperger's, you can just turn it off when it becomes…"
"I don't see why there should be a distinction. It's like the heavy metal scene in music; there's so many sub-genres, that labeling everything has become a nigh impossible task. While people still bicker over what's metal,…"
"In my opinion, sci-fi is jsut fantasy with an attempt to rationaly explain any questionable bits. Which is a statement alomst as vague as the distinction between the genres can be. For example, the book Airborn by Kenneth Oppel seems…"
"I think the reason why they are lumped together is because the two play off of each other well, like Artimis Fowl. Sci-fi is where humans are the ones who have created the new technology. Pure fantasy, I tend to think of the Hobbit and the Lord of…"
"I'm not sure that the distinction really matters a whole lot, to be honest. However, I think the most useful objective standard, if you can really have one, is that Science Fiction is generally based around scientific fact of the universe…"
There is, obviously, a reason why these two are often lumped together. While some stories are very clearly sci-fi, and some very clearly fantasy, there is often that blurred line between them.The greatest example (excuse the fact that it is not a book, although if you haven't read the New Jedi Order Series, I would recommend it, especially with the new films coming soon) is, of course, Star Wars. Most people say that it's sci-fi, but is it? Is it sci-fi or a fantasy set in space?There are quite…See More
"I totally agree and had always steered clear of fanfiction for the very reasons you pointed out until (and I'm sure any other fan of the series will back me up here) the Mass Effect 3 ending. I came away from the game without a sense of…"
"@Emilie Same. My sister does a lot of work with the local government to help people and volunteering and stuff but I don't do anything outside of my schoolwork (you know, apart from my Let's Play channel and my writing but they don't…"