• Has the science fiction genre lost its ways (its original roots)?

    I've read "Hunger Games", "Brave New World" and other books, as well as, seen several scifi movies and films. One day, I decided to compare modern science fiction media with those from the 1900s and further back. I came to realize the differences in tones between the two time periods. Books,... show more
    I've read "Hunger Games", "Brave New World" and other books, as well as, seen several scifi movies and films. One day, I decided to compare modern science fiction media with those from the 1900s and further back. I came to realize the differences in tones between the two time periods. Books, films and movies, from the 1900s and older, made people sit down and had deep philosophical thoughts about the world and what could be the future. While, in current time, I believe that we are exposed less to the philosophical meaning/thoughts and unique & 'out-there' story-telling of this media and are more exposed to the visual and special effects aspect and generic story-telling of the genre. And, personally, I don't like the way the genre is going. I would like to know when did the genre make this switch and if they are others who think the same way? However, could the genre, actually, be expanding, in this day in age? Or is it dying?
    5 answers · 10 hours ago
  • What type of flaws can suit a character with a calm personality?

    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    I mean like flaws that don't contradict their behavior/aren't too random, something that makes sense.
    12 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Need cool old boy names FAST?

    Best answer: Bocon

    It means giant mouth.
    Best answer: Bocon

    It means giant mouth.
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is a good celebrity autobiography to read?

    Best answer: Tony Bennett, Just Getting Started. It is interesting because of his longevity and the book has photos of his paintings which are pretty good.
    Best answer: Tony Bennett, Just Getting Started. It is interesting because of his longevity and the book has photos of his paintings which are pretty good.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • In a haunted house, both attic & basement represent unknown parts of the home/psyche but is there any other symbolic difference between them?

    Best answer: Attics are often associated with the spiritual. They are the places one would expect to find a candlelight ritual to contact the dead or to summon a being from another dimension. They are also associated with the higher senses involving thought and feeling. They are places for secrets and emotional... show more
    Best answer: Attics are often associated with the spiritual. They are the places one would expect to find a candlelight ritual to contact the dead or to summon a being from another dimension. They are also associated with the higher senses involving thought and feeling. They are places for secrets and emotional longing.

    Basements are more-often associated with the earthly and base. They are places one would find foul beasts and gory torture chambers. They are associated with the physical and carnal. They are places of physical destruction and decay.

    Attics are places inhabited by ghosts or the insane. Basements are places for zombies and monsters made of flesh and blood. In the horror genre specifically, attics inspire fear while basements inspire dread.

    Although not a direct parallel, consider the classic "Psycho." The attic was where Norman Bates kept his mother's corpse mummified while he "spoke" to her as if still alive. Note the themes: family secrets, insanity, preservation, spiritual/emotional connection.

    Conversely, Norman disposed of his victims by submerging them in a lake. Consider the similarities to the "below ground" world of horror basements. Consider the themes of destruction, decay and the associations with physical violence and implied sexual connection.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I put accurate dialogue in a foreign language I don't know in the story I'm writing?

    Namely, Japanese. I've been using Google Translate thus far.
    Namely, Japanese. I've been using Google Translate thus far.
    8 answers · 9 hours ago
  • What are some creative ways of smuggling fake money across the border?

    I’m currently writing a book about money laundering and all that kinda stuff and I want a really creative way of smuggling money across the border? I do have a few but I wanted to see if anyone could come up with better ones because this type of stuff kinda fascinates me as well. Also please don’t judge me for... show more
    I’m currently writing a book about money laundering and all that kinda stuff and I want a really creative way of smuggling money across the border? I do have a few but I wanted to see if anyone could come up with better ones because this type of stuff kinda fascinates me as well. Also please don’t judge me for asking this and saying stuff like I should be coming up with the ideas myself or whatever. Anyways, thank you darls
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • How long do you read a book?

    I just read about 20 minutes but I sure would like to read more. And stay out of trouble
    I just read about 20 minutes but I sure would like to read more. And stay out of trouble
    8 answers · 11 hours ago
  • How am I supposed to make money selling my Poetry Books? (when you base it upon price)?

    It costs like $20 per book, and to publish would be 2-300 dollars, so by the time I did that, and let's say sell them for 8.99, to maybe $10, How am I supposed to make any money from this? I'd be blowing more money than I actually make.
    It costs like $20 per book, and to publish would be 2-300 dollars, so by the time I did that, and let's say sell them for 8.99, to maybe $10, How am I supposed to make any money from this? I'd be blowing more money than I actually make.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Writing a story. Need help with names?

    So I'm writing a story and I need help with first and middle names. Some for a girl, others for boys. The last name is going to be Flores. Thanks guys!! <33
    So I'm writing a story and I need help with first and middle names. Some for a girl, others for boys. The last name is going to be Flores. Thanks guys!! <33
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Do you find that generally secondary characters in movies/books/tv shows are more interesting than the main character?

    Stories are usually about one specific character but I always identify more with the supporting characters. Does this mean that in life I'm just a supporting character in someone else's story?
    Stories are usually about one specific character but I always identify more with the supporting characters. Does this mean that in life I'm just a supporting character in someone else's story?
    6 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Could you recommend good directors to follow to a budding filmmaker?

    I'm cureently doing a two year diploma course in film direction in India.I would like some inputs on good directors to follow like Ingmar bergam,Roman Polanski,Satyajit Ray,etc.Also,if you could please do suggest how do i get into the habit of writing.Thank you very much in advance.
    I'm cureently doing a two year diploma course in film direction in India.I would like some inputs on good directors to follow like Ingmar bergam,Roman Polanski,Satyajit Ray,etc.Also,if you could please do suggest how do i get into the habit of writing.Thank you very much in advance.
    6 answers · 1 day ago