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Do you prefer
« on: September 10, 2020, 01:04:43 AM »
I enjoy both really  ;D
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 01:23:52 AM »
I am outraged that I cannot vote for both "I enjoy reading both low and high magic" and "Magic Mike" and I am going to abstain from voting at all in a sulk about it.

Also I'd never really thought about that congruence before but if someone knows of a "male strippers with magic" story, I would be tickled pink. ;D

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 01:30:33 AM »
Male strippers defeat the dark lord by  using the powerful magical twerking spell. But this spell comes at a heavy price  every time there use it there lose a bit of sex appeal.
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 03:48:58 AM »
I do like low magic, but preferred choice would be high. Epic fantasy us well......epic!
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 04:09:34 AM »
Both!

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 07:08:15 AM »
I like both but prefer high magic.

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 07:15:15 AM »
I am outraged that I cannot vote for both "I enjoy reading both low and high magic" and "Magic Mike" and I am going to abstain from voting at all in a sulk about it.

Also I'd never really thought about that congruence before but if someone knows of a "male strippers with magic" story, I would be tickled pink. ;D
All good polls also contain the cheese sandwich option. I like both high and low magic myself.
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 08:20:54 AM »
Anything as long as it's done right and written well. Both low and high magic for me.  ;D

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 09:08:09 AM »
It's all about the believability for me.  I used to think that anything with high magic/fantasy was bad (yeah, I was one of those dudes), but I think that was an opinion based on having only read high magic/fantasy books that were deeply unconvincing. If a writer just drops a bunch of magic beasts, spells, and gods in without considering where they come from or how how they would fundamentally affect the world, it becomes impossible for me to engage with the material. The magic creates plot holes which often end up being covered by more magic (the "magic bandaid solution").

I can't recall exactly which book turned me around (and likely there were several), but I know that Perdido Street Station helped a lot. It has super weird elements and magic galore but it's clearly built from the ground up, and the writing doesn't show it off but rather lets you learn about the world from the eyes of its inhabitants. It certainly opened my eyes up to how I myself would want to build up a strange world in a story.

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 09:22:33 AM »
To be honest my perception of the members here were that there weren’t  that much keen on books which didn’t feature much magic  like GGK with a few exceptions like Peat and cupiscent So I’m quite surprised to see that people like both types .

I really thought the  lots of magic  option with gods throwing fireballs everywhere would come out top over people who liked both.


Two people voted for magic mike I know the id of one of the members who voted that option 😝 don’t know the other haha
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 11:53:51 AM »
I prefer High magic. However, there are high magic books that I hated, and low magic books that I loved :)
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »
Two people voted for magic mike...

My people! Who are my spiritual kinsfolk? ;D (No, it's not me - I told you, I'm abstaining in a sulk...)

I'm now really thinking about this magical-strippers story. I mean, the urban fantasy lads are always soooo sexy, right? And the hours are basically nocturnal. Vampire strippers, here I come!

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
I'm now really thinking about this magical-strippers story. I mean, the urban fantasy lads are always soooo sexy, right? And the hours are basically nocturnal. Vampire strippers, here I come!
Shouldn't be too hard to insert this into our Steampunk Writing Contest, right? ;)
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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 04:55:12 PM »
I like both. It doesn't matter what tools the characters use (magic, weapons, logic, emotion, etc.). What matters most to me is how they get out of challenging situations. I really like books where the character's approach to a problem is unique.

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Re: Do you prefer
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 05:12:37 PM »
I like both. It doesn't matter what tools the characters use (magic, weapons, logic, emotion, etc.). What matters most to me is how they get out of challenging situations. I really like books where the character's approach to a problem is unique.

I think that’s my problem with some  of the magic systems it’s like a get out of jail card for characters and then the challenging  situations and the tension which had built up disappears in a page. Looks at the last book in the Iron Druid series.
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