Monday, September 17, 2012

Favorite Genre Blogfest: Adventure! (and . . .some news!)

Genre Favorites Blogfest is here! Brought to us by our favorite Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh - Alex seriously knows how to throw a blogfest party with awesome topics like our favorite genre in movies, books, music, and a guilty pleasure from any of the three. Got a favorite? Want to join, just go to Alex's site, and click on the linky list for fun!
 
Spoiler Alert: I'm not sure I did this "by the rules" - I just don't pick absolute favorites well.
 
 For books and movies my favorite genres center around a subgenre: Adventure!
 
Adventure doesn't have it's own shelves at a bookstore, or it's own section at a movie store (or redbox). It often is used as an after label, after scifi, action, fantasy, thriller, etc.
 
For books it's really hard for me to choose a favorite genre because they are both wrapped up in Adventure!
 
Fantasy Adventure: I like sword fights, quests, and treasure hunts all with amazing, imaginative world building. A little romance thrown in is nice, but I don't want too many details there.
Space Opera/SciFi Adventure: Blasters and space bandits - oh yes. Shootouts between starships - awesome!
 
In Movies: Comic Fantasy Adventure is my current favorite. I love movies like Avengers . . . and no, it's not Thor's princess hair that has me hooked. I like the action scenes, the cool CGI, the characterization and plot. (Big Bad Dude/Dudettes get whipped by Heroes - yes, it's simple, but I still like it)
 
So basically, if it's a book or a movie, and it's focused on adventure, I'm in.
 
In music: Christian, mostly Christian Rock/Pop: Skillet, TFK, Superchick!, Icon For Hire, Newsboys, Toby Mac, Manafest. I listen to upbeat, moving rythms that gets me on my feet, dancing and singing or shouting my lungs out.
 
See a common theme here? . . .my guilty pleasure . . Adventure! Dance! Movement!
 
Drama's all good for a psychological-mental understanding of emotional events . . . but I would rather dance. Really. Or Jump. Or Ski. Or Bike Ride. Or Sprint. Or Climb a Tree. Swim. Kayak. Fence with Sabres. Box. (I've only boxed once, but it was fun).
 
I just need to do all that more . . .
 
(for those who don't know, I have a messed up foot that makes sprinting impossible, but I am working on the four letter word thing (diet), and biking, swimming, and pilates. Anyway, when I get my weight down further, I fully intend to dance, sprint, jump, climb trees, kayak more, fence (again), and get my husband to put up his old everlast punching bag so I can try boxing again.) (Skiing happens in whatever shape or pain I'm in . . beautiful snowy mountains make me crazy that way.)
 
 
So, enough about me, what is your favorite genre?
 
 
 
So . . that was the end of my post officially until . . .I saw this awesome news from Every Day Poets
 
anthology cover imageWhether you partake of it in silence and alone or aloud in company, reading poetry from a wide range of poets around the world is the best way to hone poetic sensibilities and sharpen your literary eye.
 
The Best of Every Day Poets Two brings together one hundred short poems selected from Every Day Poets’ second year of publication. This book unites a worldwide array of poets writing from a broad gamut of experience and perception, and represents the cream of a year’s journey through poetry of every form and flavour.

Start here, and make poetry a habit.
 

 
 

The Best of Every Day Poets Two is going to be available soon at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 
Why I'm excited: my poem, "March Snow Hare" made it into the anthology!
 

33 comments:

Laurel Garver said...

Congrats on your anthology publication! Woo hoo!

My favorite genres...I really love realistic stuff that blends drama and comedy: coming of age, "buddy" stories, women's fic, light literary (versus the depressing stuff).

Music: Celtic and World, and of course the 80s stuff of my teen years.

Guilty pleasure: SciFi. I enjoy it thoroughly, but don't have the chops to write it and feel like I should only read in my genre...

E.J. Wesley said...

Great news on the anthology, Tyrean ... congrats!

Love reading about everyone's genre favorites this morning. I purposefully skipped this blogfest, because picking favorites in music, movies, books, etc. is EXTREMELY stressful for me. :-D Just too many, and my tastes are highly varied.

Linda Jackson said...

Congrats on the anthology publication, Tyrean. ...and I like Toby Mac too. :)

Chris Fries said...

Loved your favs -- Adventure!!!

And congratulations on the inclusion in the anthology! That's awesome!!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Laurel - love your favorite genres - especially light literary. I like light literary too . . . comedy and coming of age mixed together is good.

EJ - Picking favorites is really hard.

Linda - Thanks!

Julie said...

Wow congrats on making the anthology, that's awesome!!

Great choices for the fest, I enjoyed reading your entries. :)

Brinda said...

We all need a little more dance and adventure in our lives!

Emily R. King said...

I still haven't seen The Avengers. But it comes out on video soon, so I'll just go and buy it. I know I'll love it!

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

pick me up... you did!

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

mshatch said...

very cool your poem will be featured in an anthology!

Unknown said...

I also loved the action scenes in the Avengers! Such a good movie. Joss Whedon sure knows how to make 'em.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!!
Can't go wrong with science fiction - space opera/adventure. Of course, I may be biased...
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Angie said...

I love adventure too! Congrats on the anthology!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the anthology! :)

I love adventure stories, too. And starship battles in SF are definitely cool.

Heather Murphy said...

I like Toby Mac and Newsboys too. Michael Tait is an amazing singer!
Adventure is always entertaining

Tara Tyler said...

adventure is my fave too & what i like to write! frustrating its not a genre!

congrats on your poem!!!

Karen Lange said...

Fun blogfest! Sounds like our taste in music is similar. Love the Newsboys, and a lot of Toby Mac.

Happy Monday! :)

Angela Brown said...

So you're all about the Adventure! Very cool.

And great news about your poem being in the anthology. That is so awesome!!!

Gotta go check it out.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Yay for your poem getting in! That's quite an accomplishment. I love poetry! <3

Donna Hosie said...

I am so with you on quests and adventures!

michelle said...

I feel you 100% on the dancing thinggie... I come from a culture where we simply cannot keep our feet still! My "dancing shoes" are always out and ready... and I don't need a second invitation!
Congrats on the poem publication!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Everyone - I am so, so slow on getting back to you all. I tried to concentrate on visiting instead of replying here . . .

Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by!!!

Tara Tyler said...

ps, i awarded u an award =)

Cherie Reich said...

Adventure is a great genre to read and watch. :)

And congrats on your poem! That's fantastic news!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Tara - Thanks!

Cherie - Agreed and Thanks!!!

M Pax said...

I did pick up on that adventure theme. It does make for fun stories. I usually like adventure in my mix, too.

Tyrean Martinson said...

M Pax - Adventure makes stories rock! . . .

Trisha said...

Congratulations on the poem pub! :)

This genre 'fest was fun, but I'm another who has a hard time choosing. I still gave it a shot though ;)

Arlee Bird said...

I'm always up for adventure. I'm a big Christian music fan as well.


Lee
A Faraway View

Jeremy Bates said...

I loved "Avengers" and especially like the way the writer's used sarcasm and other humor intertwined with telling the story. I look forward to the next one.

Cheers!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Trisha - Thanks!

Arlee - adventures and Christian music are a great combo!

Jeremey - I'm looking forward to the next one too. Cheers!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on the anthology! I do love some good adventure. Gets the heart pumping.

My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures

Tyrean Martinson said...

Shannon - Thanks!!!