Saturday, October 20, 2007

I got tagged and failed

The Pharyngula mutating genre meme

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

So, here we go -My parent is Mikey

The questions inherited are:1) The best time travel novel in science fiction
2) The best romantic movie in historical fiction
3) The best sexy song in 80s German pop

My mutations are:
1) The best time travel novel in science fiction [no change]To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
2) The best romantic novel in historical fiction [medium change]The Grand Sophy - Georgette Heyer
3) The best sexy song in television theme music [genre change]Here With Me - Dido (from Roswell)

Well Darn.

I've thought and thought and thought and I can't come up with a best of anything much so my line is going extinct.

Sorry Magic * see my sad face*

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow. I'd fail just trying to understand the rules.
I have a friend who's always told me that her favorite reading material was "time travel" novels.
Thanks to you, I'm beginning to realize the scope of that genre. There seems to be a lot of them out there.

Magic Bellybutton said...

Never mind. My genes are a bit dodgy anyway!

Elizabeth said...

My problem is best or favourites and my bad memory for anything more than a month ago.

I loved the Willis and Dido is right up there with me. Heyer I read as a teen and find a bit stilted now.