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 Fantoms, Fantasy
Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:21 PM
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The Fantoms: Basics

The Fantoms include a diverse group of novels and characters. As such, there is a tendency for some internal division. In general, the Fantoms view themselves as the most creative of novels. Though they don't associate with non-print material like the Sketches do, they are one of the gangs most open to the idea of it. Web materials, audio, and video are all creative to a degree, right?


The Gang

Bords: a sub-group that comprises the additional fantasy sub-genres, including weird, urban, and slipstream fantasy.

Coms: a sub-group comprised of the more comedic works of fantasy, or "low" fantasy. Includes parodies of other works. Examples include The Princess Bride by William Goldman and Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore.

Highs: a sub-group comprised of the high fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings. They have an uneasy closeness with the Trads.

Mods: a sub-group formed by fantasy works that take place in a modern setting.

Tors: a sub-group of fantasy novels set in a historical period, generally pre-20th century. Includes novels like The Once and Future King.

Trads: a sub-group for traditional fantasy novels. They have an uneasy closeness with the Highs.


Internal Relations

The Fantoms have the most "on and off" relationships within their gang.

The Highs & Trads cause the most strife in the group. They dislike the idea of a real-world setting. They feel it takes away from the fantastical element of the stories. It makes the stories less creative because there's little to no world-building. Therefore, they view the other Fantasy sub-genres as borderline Fiction—not a good thing to be—and their feelings towards them teeter on the edge of disdain. They only tolerate the other fantasy sub-genres and acknowledge their status as Fantasy because of the magic or creatures involved in the tales. They recognize that there can be separate worlds (demon worlds...) or altered realities (incorporation of magic-users into normal society...), and these distinctions keep them from disowning those novels as Fantasy.

The Highs and Trads are closest to one another, though the Highs, with their broader focus on world-building, war, kingdoms, and larger character roster, sometimes feel like the Trads can be too watered-down. Still, they each respect one another - especially when compared to the other fantasy sub-genres.


External Relations

The closest allies the Fantoms have are the Sketches and the Profs, both of whom possess substantial amounts of creativity. However, though they are close allies with the Sketches and recognize the extensive creativity behind their works, the Fantoms view the Sketches as a category all their own and outside of the comparisons being made among the purely print novels. Of those, the Fantoms are at the top. After that, they acknowledge the Profs as extremely creative, but they dislike the other genres for being set in the real world or for not being very creative.

The Anecdotes and Fantoms dispute a column of books where the end of fantasy meets the beginning of fiction. It is a heated dispute. The Anecdotes claim that, because they own most of the aisle anyway, that they should receive not just the column but the entire aisle. The Fantoms declare that, because their books start at the top of the column, they deserve the whole column. However, only sometimes do they go so far as to say the rest of that side of the aisle should be theirs, too.


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Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:21 PM
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by: Brock
You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.


Fantoms Sub-Plots

General: Unlocked
E1: Locked
IS1: Locked


General: Unlocked

The Fantoms dislike the other genres (excluding the Sketches and Profs) because they are often set in the real world and are not very creative. They try to encourage others to "broaden their horizons" and "think outside the cover".


E1: Locked

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IS1: Locked

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