How to Spot a Fantasy Lover
by Amanda B. Blackburn
Page 1 of 1Fantasy lovers are a strange breed. Not too many people seem to spend their
free time looking at the newest J.R.R. Tolkien calender or studying The Art
of the Brothers Hildebrandt. But there are more of us out there than we
would let on. How do you know a fantasy lover when you see one? To help the
fantasy lover hunter I have come up with some helpful hints to pick out these
foreign creatures in their natural habitat.
Fantasy books often times have an influence on their readers. To understand
fatasy lovers, it might be helpful to read fantasy books. An old favorite to
start with is The Hobbit. Someone who has read The Hobbit and has taken it
seriously may try to expand their lives from the little worlds in which we
live and set out on a greater adventure. Another good book to look at is
Rusalka. Someone who has read Rusalka may try not to wish ill on others
To find a fantasy lover among children is easier than in adults. I would
recomend you read fairy tales for starters. Any young child who knows a
wiced queen or has a fairy godmother is a potential fantasy lover. As for
slightly older children such books as The Chronicals of Narnia, Into the Land
of the Unicorns, and the Harry Potter books are good for studies.
Other signs of a fantasy lover include curiosity, an open mind, a passion for
adventure, and a love for happy endings. Fantasy lovers are usually more
willing to believe when something out of the ordinary has happened, and
fantasy lovers aren't usually afraid to try something new. Fantasy lovers
don't usually deny the presence of magic, although they don't usually think
it is used to make the Statue of Liberty disappear. Overall fantasy lovers
don't believe in everything, although they certainly believe in a lot more
than "normal people".
However, I must warn you that there are side effects to hunting fantasy
lovers. You may find yourself wrapped up in a book by J.R.R. Tolkien or
Terry Brooks. More serious side effects include believing in more and
setting out on quests beyond the perimeter of every day life. In advanced
cases people may find themselves wondering if elves and dragons could exist.
And in such cases you know that you have become a FANTASY LOVER.
Amanda B. Blackburn a beginning fantasy/horror/science fiction writer. Some
of her works can be found by following this link
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