Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Realism in a fake world

Hey yall! Woo, it's been a while since you all have heard from me, and I'm so sorry for that, those holidays are a rough and busy one, but anywho I'm back now and I know you all missed me.

So for today, I wanna talk about realism in the fantasy worlds. Quite often my father and I discuss a lot of movies we watch and his big thing is always that things aren't realistic. I joke with him that the whole concept of the magic and flying dragons isn't realistic, but I get where it's going.

Every novel itself creates its own rules and it has to stick to them unless there is an exception that is thoroughly explained. Because if you just have a set of rules that get thrown out the window the entire novel can end just becoming a confusing unorganized mess.

Now sometimes there tends to be slip-ups that writers and editor don't catch,  and hey, mistakes happen, life goes on. I can't tell you how many times I've watched a movie and something doesn't add up and the story just keeps on going like everything is all hunky dory, completely drives me up a wall!

So for an example, some books or movies can access magic without using a spell or incantation. Other works of fantasy use potions and enchanted items. More often than not, a lot of things are jumbled together to heighten the experience.

But you're reading a book that goes the whole book saying the only way to access magic is to be asleep, and the next thing you know someone is wide awake and creating waterfall in desserts, obviously that doesn't stick very well with the realism of that magical world that we have come to understand, now does it ?