For such an important and well-loved genre, sci-fi is rather difficult to define. Is it space opera? High-brow philosophical parables? Serious speculation about the future of technology? Is it all of those things? And then, what *isn’t* it?
In this episode, we attempt to “solve” this puzzling genre by answering one simple question: “what is science fiction?”
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We’ve already discussed the genius behind Don Quixote’s satire. Now it’s time for us to talk about how it *works*. Let’s dig into the three styles of satire that give Don Quixote its unique dynamic.
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We’ve been working on the new video for about a week now. If all goes to plan (and it always does), it should be coming out this weekend. Considering how light and innocuous the subject matter is, this is turning out to be a fascinating topic. Like, how often do people sit down and discuss the literary methodology/merit of Pokemon? There’s really a lot there, it’s just not a… traditional discussion.
So in order to dig up some writerly stuff that might make good fodder for short fiction, we’re sort orbiting around this very broad perspective about the nature of the entire franchise. As a result, it’s not exactly… congruous with a lot of the other media about Pokemon. Hopefully it’ll still be a mutual good time for writers and pokemon fans, but it’s tough to please everyone.
Even so, it’s not all high-brow literary pontification.
It all feels a little weird, but it’s also really exciting to be working on something outside of our usual wheelhouse.