Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mutating Genre Meme

I was tagged for this one as well. This meme was started at Pharyngula. These are the rules:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...". Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:
* You can leave them exactly as is.
* You can delete any one question.
* You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change "The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is..." to "The best time travel novel in Westerns is...", or "The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is...", or "The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is...".
* You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...".
* You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable.
Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.
Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is
going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

My phylogeny:

My great-great-great grandparent is The Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-grandparent is The Anterior Commissurotomy.
My grandparent is Laelaps
My parent is Quintessence of Dust.

And ouch, they've given me some difficult memes to survive with. But I'm a survivor.

The best scary movie in sociopolitical dystopias is: Soylent Green.

The best sexy song in pop rock is: "Love is a Battlefield," by Pat Benatar.

The best scary story in science fiction is: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

The best B-movie in 1980's horror films is: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

I don't usually tag, but given the particular nature of this meme, I'll make an exception: The Little Professor and, since he tagged me for the other, Pseudo-Polymath.

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