Regarding Fantasy #5: Worldbuilding

When I first thought of doing the series a few weeks ago, I was positively certain that I wouldn’t touch worldbuilding. A million people have touched on it before and it isn’t unique to Fantasy. Every story requires worldbuilding to a degree. But denying Fantasy’s close link and necessity of worldbuilding would be foolish. The…

Regarding Fantasy #4: The Cross Genre Genre

Every conceived story has the ability to cross from its predominant genre into something else. Sometimes that is dealing with specific subject matter. Other times that involves the inclusion of another genre to bolster the story. I believe that Fantasy stories are primed to be stories that will almost always cross into other genres. I…

Regarding Fantasy #3: Escapism

I’ve talked about escapism on here before, but this time I’m going to focus solely on escapism in regard to fantasy. Every story, every tv show, no matter what the genre is a form of escapism. If done well, you are thrown from your day to day life and experiences to become a part of…

Regarding Fantasy #1: What If

I readily acknowledge that every story regarding is a story that tries to answer the what if of a situation. However, what if applies more solidly to the speculative genre. It is called the speculative genre after all. The big question of that massive genre is what if so and so. The major difference between…