We’ve heard it all. You can’t be a hardcore fantasy fan this long without hearing it.
“You’re just trying to escape.”
“You live in a fantasy world.”
“Oh, you’re one of them.”
(I’ll take that last one as a compliment.)
It’s not about trying to go off and live with dragons and princesses. I got over that when I was ten. It’s not about wishing I had a different life. My life is very blissful, though perhaps just a tiny bit boring. As most long-term fans of fantasy will tell you, it’s not about any of that.
We all have our ways to divert ourselves. Television and movies, sports, and family outings all give us moments above our daily tedium. On television, the escapism can range from train-wreck reality shows to watching chefs create amazing masterpieces, to the HBO re-creation of the latest popular author.
Have you noticed how many…
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