lördag, oktober 13, 2007

Mutating Genre Meme

A blogging and scientific experiment.

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, “The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is ...”.

Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

  • You can leave them exactly as is.

  • You can delete any one question.
  • You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change “The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is...” to “The best time travel novel in Westerns is...”, or “The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is...”, or “The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is...”.

  • You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form “The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...”.

  • You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable.


  • Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the “parent” blog you got them from, e.g. Pointless Anecdotes, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

    Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.


    The best epic novel in SF/Feministic SF is: Dawn by Octavia Butler.
    The best sexy song in R&B/Soul is: "Love and Happiness" by Al Green.
    The best supersonic transport in history is: Queen Cosmos.

    My ancestor 1 is Pointless Anecdotes.
    My ancestor 2 is Pharyngula.
    My ancestor 3 is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
    My ancestor 4 is The Flying Trilobite.
    My ancestor 5 is Life Before Death.
    My ancestor 6 is Aardvarchaeology.

    I tag
    A Place For Robots
    Cloudberryjam

    3 kommentarer:

    Blogger Gustav sa...

    jag är hedrad, även om jag känner mig aningen konfunderad fortfarande över vad det innebär att vara "tagad". Min hjärna går inte på snabbaste växeln efter 8 timmar skiftkneg (4 h to go Wieeee)

    10/14/2007 1:24 em  
    Blogger eff sa...

    Jag gör inte sånthär. Du får taga någon annan.

    10/14/2007 11:21 em  
    Blogger Björn sa...

    AAAAAAAH! QUEEN COSMOS! Du är underbar.

    10/17/2007 8:43 fm  

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