Mutating Genre Meme

I’ve been tagged by Siris, in repayment for doing the same, with a meme.  The rules:

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.

Ok. First, this meme’s particular ancestry:

My great-great-great-great grandparent is The Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-grandparent is The Anterior Commissurotomy.
My great-grandparent is Laelaps
My grandparent is Quintessence of Dust.
My parent is Siris.

The best scary movie in the 1970’s is: Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock.

The best sexy song in pop rock is: Put Your Hands on Me by Joss Stone.

The best scary story in science fiction is: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

The best B-movie in 1980’s horror films is: They Live, by John Carpenter.

The best modern retelling of a classic is Dan Simmon’s Ilium/Olympos retake of Homer.

In turn I tag:

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for the thought, but I don’t think I could do a good job at this one. 🙁

  2. Mark says:

    JA,
    Ack. That my child is still born! 😛