In fantasy, belief is everything. Physics, science, and even logic is completely ignored in most of the greatest fictions, but it still feels real; we love the dying hero and hate the villain who kills him/her. A skilled novelist can draw you in to their mind and introduce an entirely different world that is somehow familiar.
My name is Ashly and I'm an amateur novelist/world-builder. The primary world I'm creating right now is called the Flying Flux, which explores a reality where one's own perspective might have tangible repercussions. I'm having fun with it, so please check it out if you're interested.
I also enjoy researching and contemplating things like psychology, philosophy, and various theoretical sciences. I write novels and poetry as well as composing a few simple piano pieces.
There isn't a box big enough in this world for the full list, but here's some off the top of my head: Fight Club, Death to Smoochie, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, MCU, Dark Knight trilogy, Ace Ventura (1&2), Deadpool (1&2), Now You See Me (just 1. The second should've been named "Now You Don't", by the way), Treasure Planet, and numerous others.
Futurama, Rick and Morty, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead (up until season 6), The Good Place, Malcolm in the Middle, Psych, Brooklyn 99, and several others.
My favorite novels include Lord of the Rings (obviously), The Sword of Shannara (book series, not TV), Diskworld series (I just started Color of Magic, and it's already up there), Bartimaeus trilogy (I'm crying right now), Narnia, and many, many others.
Of course J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, Terry Brooks, and Terry Pratchett are my favorites... C.S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini, and Jonathan Stroud are great as well. I also hear Tad Williams is pretty good, but I haven't read enough to judge his work.
ELDER SCROLLS (haven't played online yet because I'm scared it's not good), Assassin's Creed (specifically Black Flag and Rogue, but Black Flag is better), and Warframe.
A race of many faces that live in all parts of the world, The alfen came from the Fae, and began to experiment with their gene-pool to create many sub races.
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