Monday, 17 September 2012

Genre Favourites Blogfest

Now this is the second of Alex Cavanaugh's Blogfests that I've signed up for. The other being the First Loves Blogfest.

So, this time around, it's genre favourites. Movie, Music, Books and a Guilty Pleasure from any of those categories.
Ready? Here we go ...


Movie
I'm on a bit of superhero film kick at the moment, but I'll go for a kidult film anytime. I'm certain that sort of mindset is mandatory for parenthood anyhow. ^_^

Music
Uh, as it says in my profile, I'm up for any song that sounds good. I'm very eclectic and free with my choices. As such, I seldom indentify by type which means Eminem, Shania Twain, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, The Pet Shop Boys, Dixie Chicks, Pink and Madonna (I could go on) all get to share a cosy little space on my harddrive. Never mind the songs I love that I don't own (Fun, Coldplay ... I could go on here too).
So let's say I'm drawn to stuff with a bit of a beat and some lyrics I can understand, though the latter is not so much a necessity.

Books
Why, fantasy, of course. Just look at the author list that graces my bookshelf: David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, Jennifer Roberson, Gayle Greeno, Robin Hobb, Melanie Rawn, Trudi Canavan ... it'd be better if you checked out my bookshelf for a full list.
But fantasy has always been a draw for me. The magic (or lack of), the worlds, the struggles against the villains. Oh ... the villains!

The guilty pleasure
Kiddie movies!
What?
Let me be specific. I'm not talking kidlut here (think Shrek). We've two massive shelves of children's DVDs. I enjoy them. Especially the PGs. But I have sat down with my daughter and watched the first two Tinkerbell movies (and couple of Barbie ones) before I realised what had happened. You know what? They were kind of good. In an 'omg, I cannot believe I enjoyed the cheese' way.

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  1. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. And parenthood isn't even require for those types of movies.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. That's a relief, since I was enjoying them before I became a parent. ^_^

      Although, I don't care how old I get, you'll never tear me away from my Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I did a happy dance, in the store, when I got the DVD.

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  2. Fantasy is my favorite genre too! Also, I love kid movies. I'm glad I have a little sister and brother who watch them so I don't feel guilty.

    Also superhero movies - yeah, Avengers has me on that kick too. :)

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    1. Wolverine got me started on that, the movie that is ... Then Iron Man, Thor ... and it kinda snowballed from there. ^_^

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  3. I had the same problem in narrowing it down. I put my top favorite genres, but now I feel bad for leaving so many out. haha.
    I love kidaudlt movies, but I don't have any kids. Is that ok?
    I don't usually read fantasy, but need to give it a try.

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    1. Oh kidult movies without kids are fine. ^_^
      You'll need an excuse if you're watching things like Barbie without a young child at your side. (I'm lenient on the excuses. Enjoying them is enough of an answer)

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  4. Kids' programming and movies are my guilty pleasures, too!

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    1. It's weird. I'm a bit of a cynic and the kids stuff is so upbeat and friendship/love/truth always seems to win out ...

      Plus, I rarely saw such stuff as a kid. Always out and about on the ponies half the time and the other half was spent being told I was too old for such fluff. -_-
      (Except when it came to Saturday morning and Transformers: Beast Wars. Dinobot called to me so bad back then.) ^_^

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  5. Kids really do twist your mind. You should see me go for silly kids songs :) Rhythm and beat is everything.

    I haven't read all your authors on the Fantasy love, but most put me over the moon too.

    .....dhole

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    1. I actually started liking the Wiggles when my girl was younger. Then she went off them. She's now hooked on Pink and Katy Perry. She can really belt along to 'Raise Your Glass' and 'California Girls'.

      Most of my author love is for older, or deceased, authors. That sort of makes me a little sad whenever I think about it. I'll never get to tell them how much I love their work.
      My only solace is that, in reading their books, I'm keeping their worlds away.

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  6. I like superhero movies and an occasional kiddie movie. I still like some of the movies I watched as a kid.

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    1. I'm like that with Disney's Beauty and the Beast. And, on a lesser scale, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid ... yes, I was a Disney-movie-loving child. ^_^

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  7. I'm pretty sure I'd like the Barbie type stuff too. I'm a huge JEM fan and am still dying to get the series on DVD ;)

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    1. JEM! I met that as it was going out. Which was sad, I loved the little that I saw.

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  8. Oh, and as for music, I'm with you - my collection is VERY eclectic. But I do tend to identify music by genres/subgenres, and so if I like what I hear of one artist in a genre, I'll explore that genre further - I guess it's the librarian in me :D

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    1. I blame my upbringing. Rock was always right next to Pop, next to Country next to Disco, next to Heavy Metal, next to instrumentals from a movie.
      Basically, if I like it, I'll go out of my way to find out who did it, then try and nab it.

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  9. My husband still rents the kids movies, him and my adult sons love them!

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  10. I watch kiddie movies all the time, since I have a 3 year old, and some of them are pretty good! Great choices!

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    1. I know. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed them.

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  11. I do like a good kidult film. They are some of the best. I think Hollywood places a lot of money and time on this genre as it reaches the entire family.

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    1. And, as an added bonus, you can sit there and laugh while your kids wonder what was so funny. ^_^

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  12. After reading your choices, I did an arm pump,"YES!"

    HooRa on your 'kiddie' picks. They make those animated movies for grownups too. I could watch Bambi for that matter and enjoy it.

    Great choices!

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    1. I haven't seen Bambi in ages. I'm not sure if I could now. Although I remember young me chuckling evilly when 'teen' Bambi met up with his girl.

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  13. I love your guilty pleasure! So fun~
    Love a lot of your picks!
    Nice to meet you!

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  14. HI, Aidrea,

    Cracked up at your "about me" ... Love your sense of humor. New follower from blogfest.

    Great choices! YAY Fantasy and KID movies.... I couldn't agree more.

    Nice to meet you.

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    1. Yes! If I have only one genre to pick for the rest of my life, it would be fantasy!

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  15. I've read lots of fantasy and do on occasion, but my true love is scifi. Parenthood isn't a requirement of liking kid movies, when most of them have innuendo that only a parent or adult will get.

    And superhero movies, what's not to like? Although, I still have to see that new Avengers movie. We see most of them either in the movie or when they go to dvd.

    New follower, nice to meet you. Hope you'll drop by my blog!

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    1. Oh you simply must see it. I didn't get a chance to got to the cinema, but I loved the movie all the same.
      I simply loved Loki and the Hulk (the rest were good too, but those two stole my heart for the entire movie).

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  16. I've never gotten into fantasy. Our daughter loves it. Maybe I should try it.

    Good to meet you!

    Monti
    Mary Montague Sikes

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    1. I made the jump from ponies stories to fantasy at a young age and, whenever I think I may run out of books that intrigue me, I find another (typically a series, which is great because I love long works).
      It just seems to be an endless resource.

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  17. Your musical selection is interesting. Haven't read any fantasy. I like animated films, along with epic adventures

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    1. If the music sounds good, I care not who's singing or what genre it belongs to.
      And if a movie is animated, odds are I'll be clamouring alongside my daughter to see it. ^_^

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  18. What's your favorite Eddings? I love the Sparhawk books and have Belgariad and the Elder Gods here ready to read. I also loved Silverberg's Majipoor, which, along with Eddings are my go to fantasy books when world building.

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    1. SPARHAWK!!!
      I love him. He's a knight, he's good, but he doubts himself and his abilities. The one character got me into Eddings works and, though some of themes are repeated, I adore the worlds far too much to care.

      Redemption of Althalus is good too (it is weird I wrote the title without checking and got it right?). Though I was a wee bit disappointed by the last Elder Gods.

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  19. I love children's movies too. Who couldn't?

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  20. I love fantasy too, but as I got older it gave way to horror.

    Great list!

    Tim
    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/

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    1. Can't do horror. Used to read a few of the Goosebumps books as a kid, that was enough creepy for me.
      Worse on movies. I just walk to the other end of the house when my other half starts watching them. Can't even stand hearing them anymore.

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  21. Good fantasy author list! I am a huge fan of the old disney movies, myself.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  22. Nice to meet you.
    Ah...another fantasy fan and writer. Love to meet you, fangs and all.
    Nancy

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  23. You have very good taste for fantasy! Impressive collection!

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    1. Thank you. Although it does mean one wall of the bedroom is taken up by books.

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  24. haha...Yay for kiddie movies. I totally should've put those as my guilty pleasure. I've watched every Disney film so many times I can quote whole sections. :)

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    1. I used to be able to quote most of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King & Aladdin. It helped that I also had CDs of the songs. Double addiction!

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  25. Great lists! I love kid films too. I can't wait until my son is older and we can watch movies together.

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    1. I treasure the memory of taking my girl to the cinemas for the first time. She was four, it was Toy Story 3 and she screamed out "oh no!" as they were sinking closer to getting smelted.
      The quiet giggling that came from the other parents. ^_^

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  26. Hey! It was so much fun to read about your favorite things. Great bog hop! :-)

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  27. You, my friend, have some excellent taste. I LOVE superhero movies, and sci-fi, and kid movies. Which frankly I think most adults would love, if they were honest. Wonderful, wonderful taste.

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    1. I know. What not to love about them? ^_^

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  28. Kiddie movies! Great choice. I watch them with my little ones and sometimes without. :D

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    1. With or without, as long as you can enjoy them. ^_^

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  29. HI!!! It's nice to meet you through the blogfest!!! :) I'm a super hero movie person, too! As long as there is a ton of kick-butt action! :)

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    1. Cute guys in tight clothing is a welcome addition. ^_^

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  30. Super-hero kick - yes. Same here. I think we all are, after The Avengers. Now that was a superhero movie. :)

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    1. Full agreement there. Must watch it again ... without the other half intervening with his comments.

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  31. I completely agree with all of your choices! Love the music selection : ) Thanks for sharing your genre favorites. I am participating in the blogfest as well (#127 Fairday's Blog!) ~ Jess

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    1. Is eclectic a genre? Who cares? It is now!
      Thanks for popping by. And I'm so popping over. ^_^

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  32. I have a love of Disney movies. I also love Superhero flicks but I'm think The Avengers was so awesome, all other superhero movies will pale in comparison.

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    1. That's the sad part of watching such an awesome film.

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  33. Classic Disney and Warner Bros., perfect kiddie movies for me. And I also like fables. However, you'd be hard pressed to get me to part with my guilty chocolate pleasure:)

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    1. My daughter's on a Warner Bros. kick. She keeps trying to tell me what's going on and I have to explain, every time, that mum had already seen them as a wee girl.

      And you can have my chocolate when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. ^_^

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  34. I love fantasy, too. :) And I enjoy some kid movies and shows. Phinneus and Ferb, for example, is kind of awesome. :)

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    1. I miss Phinneus and Ferb. They don't show it here anymore.

      I should start watching it on youtube. But then I'd never get any writing done.

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  35. Love your music selection. I am a new follower. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hey there and thank you for visiting my blog. ^_^

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  36. I also love kidult movies, and seems like more and more kids movies are aimed at their parents. :-)

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  37. Always cheers me up to watch childrens movies :)

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    1. Me too. ^_^
      I wish I'd the time to watch one now. Could do with some cheering up.

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  38. Dropping in from the Genre Blog Hop. I think this is the first time I've heard the term "kidult" before. Obviously it's part of my vocabulary from now on. :d

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    1. I think I picked that one up from the newspaper when it was talking about Shrek (can't remember which one). ^_^

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  39. Except for the kid movies, we have most of the same tastes. I was so glad when my daughter was old enough that I didn't have to watch anymore kid movies.

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    1. Funnily enough, I was glad when my daughter was old enough to be taken to all the so-called kiddie movies I wanted to see.

      The Lorax, Brave, Toy Story 3 ... wouldn't have dared step foot into that cinema without my darling girl at my side.

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  40. Still making rounds for this fun blog fest! I got sidetracked with my glad fiction blog hop, too.

    I love fantasy as of recent writings. And by the way, BARBIE movies have always been a favorite if mine. Don't tell anyone:)

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    1. I do love how she's shown to be strong in the movies. Especially when there's a love interest involved. I like characters who can be both soft and level-headed when dealing with a man.
      I think that's why I adored 'Island Princess' so much. Though you could so pick where it was headed. ^_^

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