Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest



Today's the day for the Genre Favorites Blofest, so I'm going to do a quick list of my favorite genres in Film, Novels and Music.

I'm actually a very "Anything Goes" kind of girl, so I don't really have enough of a self-awareness to have a guilty pleasure.

So:

Movies: Anything that gives me a few hours of escape. Usually either fantasy or a comic-book adaption.

Music: Rock. Of all persuasions although I tend to lean more to Alternative and Nu Metal.

Books: This might surprise people, but I adore good crime fiction and procedurals.

What about you? Care to share your favorite genres? Got any guilty secrets?

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  1. Metal chick! Too cool, Misha.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

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    1. Always a pleasure to take part in one of your blogfests.

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  2. I'm finding out a lot of writers like metal. Not me, but wow...a lot.

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    1. Hahaha doesn't surprise me, although I must say I'm firmly on the alt rock end of the metal spectrum. The gutteral roarings of heaven knows what never really appealed to me. ;-)

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  3. When I write I love metal. Especially during fight scenes.

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    1. Yes! I love metal for fight scenes. Also, pretty much everything by the Prodigy. :-)

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  4. Rock was my choice. I like the pop stuff all the way to the heavy metal.

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    1. I used to listen only to pop rock, but as I grew older, I grew into the heavier stuff. Still listen to it though.

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  5. I love me some screamin' guitars, and there's a lot of alternative I like, but I think I've got too much of an old hippy vibe to really embrace Metal. I need a little groove and soul in there for it to really resonate.

    I do admire and respect the technical expertise, especially on guitar, but despite repeated "you've gotta hear this!" recommendations from my death-and black-metal-loving stepson, I just can't quite connect with most modern metal.

    But the books don't surprise me at all -- I love mysteries and think crime and procedural fiction are good!

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    1. I know what you mean about metal. Heavy Metal really isn't my thing, since I prefer meaning to my music. Which is why I also dislike most pop-songs. :-)

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  6. I like true-life crime stories. But I think age has made my ears too sensitive to metal. Just don't enjoy it any more.

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    1. Old metal is pretty cool. Almost melodic. Modern heavy metal is just... too much?

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  7. I really get into metal, especially thrash and speed, but at heart I love hard rock. Great choices!

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    1. I also tend to prefer hard rock more, although my oreferences definitly depend on my mood and the feel I'm going for in my writing.

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  8. I'm an alt gal, too. :) Neat that you read a lot of crime books.

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    1. Hehehe somehow I totally expected you to be an Alt Gal. :-D

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  9. Right with you there on the fantasy and comic-book adaptions. ^_^

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  10. I like watching Fantasy as well. And several posts I've seen so far have mentioned crime!

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    1. Yeah crime was definitely a genre favorite from what I read. :-D

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  11. I'm totally off. But I like fantasy films, sometimes. It gives me a good escape. I like romance films and books, pop music and action films as a guilty pleasure.

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    1. Hehehehe I also love romance books, especially when they're well written. :-)

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  12. I just posted mine for the blogfest!
    http://brittneycanna.blogspot.com/2012/09/genre-favorites-blogsfest.html

    I also like rock music too! :)

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  13. Interesting. I also want escapism in movies but I like a good crime fiction or mystery in a book.

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    1. I adore a good mystery, but I haven't found a really great one in a long time. Sad, really.

      :-)

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  14. Escapism in movies is a plus but not a dealbreaker for me. I enjoy crime procedurals in book or movie or tv form. And I too lean toward the alternative rock genre.

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    1. I also enjoy procedurals in tv form, but I've sort of stopped watching tv because of my lifestyle. Which involves writing, painting, exploring new places, seeing new things, working with people almost every night.... an not a lot of time for tv. So sadly not a lot of time for tv. Although I might take off early today and park myself on the living room sofa for the rest of the night.

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  15. Hi Misha, I love action movies and books - anything that will keep me on the edge of my seat!

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  16. Wonderful responses. Escaping is also a must for me. Maybe that is why fantasy is such a great genre. So many place you can go or be taken to :-)

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    1. So true. Although I must say that any genre can make me escape, if the movie/book is written well enough. :-)

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  17. Lots of rock fans today! Great choices!

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    1. Yeah I think it's because rock is such a diverse genre.

      That, and because it's AWESOME!

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  18. Going to the movies is all about escaping into another world. I guess that could be said about books as well :)Enjoyed reading your choices!

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    1. I agree. That's actually why I had such a hard time picking favorites, because my music, move and book genre choices are all about removing me from my reality world.

      In fact, I rate my music based on how much the transport me into one or more of my WiPs. :-D

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  19. There have been some pretty cool comic-book adaptations in the cinema lately. Great choice, and yay, another crime reader!

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    1. So true! My greatest movie regret this year has been that I couldn't see The Dark Knight Rises. Siiiiiiiigh. :-(

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  20. I don't read many crime books unless you count Grisham's work. I'm now subscribed to your blog by GFC.

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    1. Thanks for subscribing!

      You know, Grisham is one of those writers I've always wanted to read and for some reason never get to. :-/

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  21. Yes Misha, we do have some common choices. Glad to hear Doorways is coming along.

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    1. Thanks! Started querying today. Both excited and terrified. :-D

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  22. I admit, I don't read crime fiction, but I should pick one up soon. Love the rock, too.

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  23. Interesting with the crime books! I haven't read much crime... maybe one... and I don't think I finished it, LOL! Really fun. You rock, Misha :D

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  24. I like listening to rock when I'm writing a suspenseful scene. Heavy metal is a great muse.

    I'm a new follower! :)

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  25. My mom introduced me to Agatha Christie in grade 6 or 7 and I've loved crime fiction ever since! :)

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    1. Hahaha Agatha Christie is another great I haven't read but really want to. Seen a lot of movie adaptions, though. :-)

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  26. With you on the movies 'escape entertainment' is a good thing.

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    1. Yeah, movies are one of the best ways to get away. :-)

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  27. I'm so sad for you that you dont get Pandora! I agree with you on movies - something to escape and entertain.

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  28. I like the approach you took to this--not overly committed to anything specific and open to anything worthwhile. I often tend to live in the moment and think of whatever I'm currently watching, reading, or listening to as a favorite.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I try to take that approach in everything in life. If I refuse to try, I might miss out on something I love.

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  29. I haven't heard the Nu Metal term in awhile. I love Linkin Park, though I don't know if they're still considered Nu Metal or not anymore.

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    1. Yeah... there new stuff might border the genre again, but their past two cds that I can think of was more Alt Rock.

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  30. The gap between the fantasy and comicbook adaptations is not so wide, so it's reasonable you love both.

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    1. Definitely. Comicbook adaptions feel almost like urban fantasy to me. :-)

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  31. I tend to go for movies that let me escape, too. Books need to allow me to escape, too, but I enjoy when they make me think.

    My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures

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  32. I love rock too and thrillers... CSI and the readers equivalent :) X

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