Sep 212012

Been seeing this one around for a while now, and I’ve been tempted to join in. the thing that’s kept me from it for so long is the fact that the things I like change with my mood. I have put some thought into it though, and I think I may have come up with some things that seem to appeal to me no matter what the mood. So with no further delay, here are my entries into the Alex J. Cavanaugh, Genre Favourites Blogfest.

Favourite movie genre: Zombies. I know this can encapsulate a lot of variety, but I think that’s way it appeals to me as much as it does. From the Romero classics, to the not quite zombie movies like 28 Days Later and The Evil Dead. With a little bit of Shaun of the Dead thrown in there, and immaculate hidden classics like Colin.Favourite music genre: Extreme metal. I’ve alluded to this is a past blog talking about horror RPG music, but I just want to lay this out; I lovevery heavy metal. Again this cover s a lot of music, from the fun stuff Turisas, to the all times classics of Slayer, with obscure bands dotted in there too, such as Negura Bunget. If you read this blog, and have a band you think I should know about if the above band names mean anything to you, please, drop it into the comments box below.Favourite literary genre: Historical fiction. This one took a lot of grappling with. I work in a book shop, and have done for over 6 years now, and as such i have a lot of exposure to reading material, and although it’s true that sci-fi and fantasy make up the lion’s share of my personal collection, historical fiction is what i love to read. Especially if it’s done well. One of the masters of the genre for me, is the sadly departed George MacDonald Fraser, creator of the Flashman papers. These are some of the most enlightening, well researched and thoroughly funny books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Guilty pleasure: Slasher movies. I’m a big horror fan, in all of the above genres, but there are times when I just want to watch Freddy Krueger kick some ass. If you’re reading this and you blog, I invite you to join in. If not, feel free to use the comments box below, to add your own ideas, or mock and deride my own.

In other news, today I have been given a guest blog spot over at the Iron tavern. Take a look, and let me know what you think about my ideas on the OSR.

  2 Responses to “Genre Favourites Blogfest.”

  1. Yes, this was a difficult one to pin down for me as well. For instance I went for “fantasy movies” but I love horror (including zombies, monsters etc). Music was difficult as well, because that’s very much a mood thing – there are days when I need to hear Pink Floyd and there are others when I need some Manic Street Preachers or The Stranglers.

    • Music was actually the easiest for me. I know a lot of people drift away from music as they get older, and I know I’m not that old – 34 if you’re wondering – but I still buy Terrorizor magazine, and listen to metal a lot when I’m sat at the PC, even doing my best to make it to metal fests when money allows. The other stuff though? yeah, too many great things out there to narrow it down. For instance, my current top three flicks aren’t even close to horror/zombies, but they change so much I decided not to worry about it.

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