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Fanfic lurking everywhere....

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The really weird (and yet... not surprising?) thing is how often it's "Hey, this story could work as RK fanfic!"

Me: Um... it's a very silly '80s sci-fi/fantasy movie about a horrible Cthulu-like monster who lands his space fortress on a medieval-fantasy-with-magic sort of planet so that he can attempt to kidnap the heroine, who is supposedly destined to bear a son who will rule the galaxy...

Fanfic area of brain: Yes, and said heroine has proactively decided that the solution to the invasion is to arrange a marriage with the prince of the other major kingdom, and is very determined about the marriage going through. As is the prince. In spite of their respective parents being all cranky about it.

Me: Oookay... yes, that is definitely a plot which resounds across assorted other stories, some of which are quite possibly fanfic already.

Fanfic area of brain: Spunky and resourceful kidnapped heroine, brave hero, assorted companions, including a snarky bandit chief...

Me: You know, you are making good points, but at the moment, I am getting distracted by the WORST SECRET TUNNEL ESCAPE ATTEMPT EVER, and will thus have to table this mental discussion.
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On May 13th, 2013 04:32 am (UTC), sekiharatae commented:
.... are you watching Krull?
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On May 16th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC), jane_drew_ replied:
Yes... yes, I was. But I stopped shortly after the start of the Epically Rescuey Quest. It was apparently just sliiiiightly more silly than I was actually in the mood for (and, as you can tell, I was in the mood for fairly silly).

(of course, it would have been even funnier if there had been TWO "epic fantasy planet meets outer-space-monster fortress" movies made during the 1980s....)
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On May 17th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC), sekiharatae replied:
It would have been funnier... but I'm still going to sit here and be amused at my ability to identify what film you were watching based on so little information.

I haven't seen Krull since the 1980s myself. I wonder what I'd think of it now. Truly, I did like it then. (Should I be embarrased to admit that?)
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