I know this is the second time in two days I've reblogged an AV Club article. I would apologize, but it's not my fault! It's their fault, for being such excellent writers. Who's the real victim here? That's right: the children.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
the AV Club: Rules for Genre Fiction
Tasha Robinson wrote a great article over at the AV Club about why fictions freest genres—fantasy, sci-fi, and horror—need its strictest rules. Fantasy worlds require a lot of initial setup so the audience can understand its unique reality. That exposition can be arduous, but if the logic of a world keeps shifting it's hard for the audience to feel any emotional stake, and it becomes a constant reminder of the world's fabrication.