Due to some recent discussions with some strangers to fantasy fiction amongst my friends and family, and a recent resurgence in my own writing, I’ve decided to take a crack at blogging again. This time, rather than ramble about anything and everything, I’ve decided to focus it and ramble about fantasy and sci-fi.
I’ve come to the concrete belief that this genre is not just pulp entertainment, and is meant to be more than merely enjoyed. It should be celebrated, for it is art. It has emotional and intellectual impact. Why can’t things of value be fun? Why can’t fun things also be of value?
So my goal: publish an article once a week, covering anything as long as it is tied to fantasy or sci-fi (speculative fiction, in the broader term) in some way. I’ll throw things out there about the genre as a whole, or about specific stories regardless of the medium in which they are told (be it books, movies, comics, video games, or whatever).
So I pledge myself to geekery of highest sort. This blog will be for those who get excited about questions like whether or not a Star Destroyer could take on the U.S.S. Enterprise (answer: Enterprise wins). This blog is for those who look strangely at those who might ask us, “why are you wasting your time with such things?” This blog is for those who would understand and love such theater as “One Man Lord of the Rings“.
And for those who gleefully adopt the Hat of Disdain and look down at such geekery, all I can say as I shake my head: “failz, n00b. Lolz.”