‘twas the 3rd night of the summering drink-times that I sat upon the Tree of Revelation, turned to my elven friend Fairskin Pointyears and said "You know, I think Fantasy may be one of my favourite genres."
Most of what I just said isn’t true of course, (it was actually the winter drink-times and my Dwarven friend Beardy Stumpfoot) but fantasy IS one of my favourite genres. I've been trying to figure out why. Is it dragons? Magic? I wanted to pinpoint a specific reason so I couldn’t just say ‘everything’ because they don't make pins that big.
Then it occurred to me that it is everything, but only because it creates one thing; adventure. That's what I love. And with fantasy, it feels like that adventure is just outside the door for anyone. You don't specifically need to be a wizard, or a knight, or anything like that. Those can just be things you meet along the way.
I’m gonna call this fantasy week. A trilogy of updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Accept quest?
We’ll start with this; a group, a fellowship, or just those you meet along the way.