If You … You Might Be A Science Fiction Fantasy Fan

On May 1st’s Final Cut in Movies show, I gave a Jeff Foxworthy-esque list of things you might do that could indicate you might be a science fiction fantasy fan. I figured I would share it with all of you.

If You…

…Don’t just “go to the theater” to watch Harry Potter. You “report in for duty,” you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know that 1) a Firefly is NOT a lightning bug and 2) Jayne is NOT a girl’s name,” you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Your battle cry is “Vampires don’t sparkle!” and you will start a fight with (or award damage points to) anyone who says otherwise, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know who TK421 is, why he wasn’t at his post, and what happened to his uniform, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know who Richard Hatch is, you have his autograph, and you have thumb wrestled him (ahem, Rachel), you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Could write a 20 page dissertation answering the question: “Who was the best captain of the USS Enterprise: James T. Kirk, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, or Jonathan Archer?” you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know the exact model ship Luke Skywalker flew, but you have no desire to know what Anakin Skywalker flew, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Analyze the personalities of everyone you meet by sorting them into Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw houses, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Speak Klingon, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know that a “Con” is NOT someone who has spent time in jail, NOR is it someone who rips people off by lying to them…

…Get excited when LeVar Burton comes to a city near you because you need his signature to complete your collection, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know the difference between a Stargate uniform and a Battle Star Galactica uniform, but you still get confused between those of the US Army, Navy, Air force, Marines and Coast Guard, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know that a true D20 is NOT an airplane, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Most of your dice are not cubical, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Love Joss Whedon and curse Fox, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…When you pass your city’s courthouse, you think, “Meanwhile, back in the Hall of Justice,” you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Have a lightsaber app on your phone (yes, I’m guilty!), you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Believe that Christopher Nolan and Marvel Comics should be the only people allowed to make superhero movies, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Caught the SHIELD acronym before anyone else in the theater when you first saw Iron Man, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Were once a member of a group with the name “Inklings” in it (Ahem, Ashy, Davis, & Brian–the three of you really should meet), you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Are still angry with Peter Jackson for leaving Tom Bombadil out of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Think of Josh Brolin when you see a girl’s bicycle because “Goonies Never Say Die!” you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Have refused to lend someone your copy of Watchmen because that person said they were only going to scan it, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know that WOW is not an exclamation but an acronym, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Have memorized all the songs in Dr. Horrible, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Believe that Felicia Day is proof that women really could run the world, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Know that the band, America, wrote the songs to The Last Unicorn, and you can sing all of them by heart, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

…Insist that Han shot first. Period. End of statement. And if you believe in your heart that shooting first is important because it’s part of Han Solo’s character, AND that George Lucas changing that part Star Wars: A New Hope is evidence of him pandering to the politically correct, you might be a science fiction fantasy fan.

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Fantasy novelist M. B. Weston is the author of The Elysian Chronicles, a fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason. Weston hosts The Final Cut in Movies, an radio talk show about science fiction and fantasy movies that airs on 740 am WSBR. The Final Cut in movies can also be heard  on iTunes.  Weston speaks to children, teens, and adults about writing and the process of getting published. For more information on M. B. Weston, visit www.mbweston.com. Find out more about The Elysian Chronicles at www.elysianchronicles.com.

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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