Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

A blogging and scientific experiment.

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 "parent" blog you got them from, e.g. Pro-science 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.

My great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My parent is The Flying Trilobite

The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is:
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

The best feminist movie in scientific dystopias is:
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

The best sexy song in rock is:
A Kiss Between the Legs by D.A.D. (formerly Disneyland After Dark) on their Everything Glows album.

The best cult novel in Canadian fiction is:
Micorserfs by Douglas Coupland

I call upon the following to continue this scientific experiment:
"ae" and sometimes "ä"

Beep Beep It's Me

Faux Real


Tyler and Foxy's Scientific and Mathematical Adventure Land

Hot Cup of Joe

Sara Speaking

White Coat Underground

Anyone else who wants to play out this science experiment, please do, and let me know!

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Blogger Glendon Mellow said...

The Handmaid's Tale is probably one of the most dystopic dystopias I've come across. Brutal, and a greatpick. Thanks, Kristjan!

October 14, 2007 1:04 PM  

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