You're probably a fantasy writer if...

An Essay By Aalen Fideli // 5/3/2013

1: ...you've researched dragons more than geography.
2: ...you come up with stories surrounding names from street signs.
3: ...noises in the night scare you more because you invent a reason for them.
4: ...you've succeeded in creating your own version of english.
5: ...your friends aren't worried when you mention magic, death and war in normal conversation.
6: ...you have a secret christmas list for swords, armour and period clothing.
7: ...you have long conversations with yourself and your friends about whether or not magic is evil.
8: ...you have long conversations with yourself. Period.
9: ...you think cats would look better with wings.
10: ...you wish you could buy an owl. Or hawk, or raven, or wolf, etc.
11: ...you pick out your clothes in the morning and wonder if they work with a sword.
12: ...people with long coats are suspicious.
13: ...the librarians know you as 'the fantasy/fiction kid'.
14: ...you often wish libraries had shopping carts.
15: ...you point your hands at things as if you could make them work better.
16: ...your favourite subject in school is history, just because it's great story material.
17: ...you named your pet after a mythical beast.
18: ...your younger siblings don't trust you to read them books because you change the story.
19: ...your favourite animal doesn't exist in the natural world.
20: ...you had to turn off spell-checker.
21: ...your room has a name.
22: ...your house has a name.
23: ...the you spend a lot of time in the woods.
24: ...fog is one of your favourite weather phenomena.
25: ...you've gotten weird looks from people because you talk to yourself; dance around; look at stuff that isn't there; walk into stores wearing a sword, etc.
26: ...you've injured yourself because you were 'fighting' an enemy and tripped, walked into a wall, hit yourself with a sword/stick, etc.
27: ...you keep promising yourself you'll sign up for swordfighting lessons.
28: ...your top ten most visited websites include google translate, baby name sites, LARP forums and an online thesaurus.
29: ...your family won't let you cook anymore because you turned soup into a potion.
30: ...you don't like a lot of books because their version of [enter thing here] doesn't agree with your version.

Comments

Haha!

I do many of those... except I don't need to sign up for sword-fighting lessons-- my Pengajar is the best one I know for teaching that. ;D

Gina I. | Sun, 06/30/2013

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Why thank ye.

True.

Aalen Fideli | Sun, 06/30/2013

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This made my day. :)

Personally, I prefer science fiction- but every one of these applied to me except 9, 21, 22, and 29.
5 especially makes sense. My friends have stopped even recognizing me when talking about fantasy creatures because I get too excited. :) They're just like: "Yeah Elizabeth, we all know you have an opinion on dragons. When we have nothing left to say, you can cut in." :)

Elizabeth Anne | Thu, 10/24/2013

See him with his books:
Tree beside the brooks,
Drinking at the root
Till the branch bear fruit.
See him with his pen:
Written line, and then,
Better thought preferred,
Deep from in the Word.
~John Piper

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