Sona tagged me with The Pharyngula mutating genre meme.
I have had limited caffeine so far this morning, so bear with me.
Here is how it goes:
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.
Here is Sona's version of the questions:
The best supernatural novel in SF/Fantasy is: On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
The best anime movie in scientific dystopias is: Ghost In The Shell
The best breakup song in pop is: Don’t Speak by No Doubt
The best alt-country album in rock music is: Eye To The Telescope by KT Tunstall
Here are mine. I am going with a chick theme (man this is tough):
I am deleting the first question and will replace it with something else.
1.) The best female author in the humor section is: Lauri Notaro
2.) The best chick-kicks-ass movie in scientific dystopias is: Aliens
3.) The best PRE-breakup song in pop is: I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again by Eva Cassidy
4.) The best chick album in rock music is: Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
To keep the meme alive, I'm passing it along to:
Reese of It's Not Random, It's My Brain
Susan of Random Madness in Torrance
Rachel of Passengers on a Unicycle
Oh and I really don't know how these get passed along. So I am just going to leave it here and if they read this and want to do it, great.
If not, I will not feel slighted if they choose to ignore it.