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  1. genisis2

    genisis2 Well-Known Member

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    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    That was kinda cool - thank you!:)
     
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    Your very welcome:)
     
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    A spoof no less.....:D
     
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    fungi from Yuggoth bzzzzbzzzz

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    Now that was funny!
     
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    On a scale of 1-10 what did you think my friend. How often does one see parody,a spoof, or satire on any of the author's here or on there work? Short of a book called Bored of the Rings none that I ever heard of.I was happy to find this and share with you all.My I do go on:eek:
     
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    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know of many parody or spoofs but I think Piers Anthoiny's Xanth series may come under this banner. Then there's HP Lovecraft's book of the dead "Necromonicon", which he created but doesn't actually exist as a book although many Internet junkies swear otherwise. Of course there's also the Princes Bride, a classic spoof on romance adventure set in a fantasy world by William Goldman. If you've not read it yet I can recommend it to you as it's considered a fantasy classic.

    Then there's films like Spaceballs (take off Star Wars) and the like but you're right it's not often direct spoofs of existing books occur.
     
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    fungi from Yuggoth bzzzzbzzzz

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    There's also National Lampoon's "Doon," a rollicking space adventure set on a far-away dessert planet featuring giant preztels, ancient sisterhoods and the Mauve'bib, the Universe's super chef.
     
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    Curt Chiarelli Yog-Sothothery on the Fly

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    Amusing, but also a case in point and one of the reasons why Wikipedia has come under such hostile scrutiny of late: no scholarly peer review of its contents so any yahoo can libel anyone and make a lot of irresponsible, unqualified statements without repercussion to themselves.
     
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    Ive seen it in the past but have never read it. Totally forgot about it in fact.
     
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    genisis2 Well-Known Member

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    I havent read any Xanth in like 20 years but I dont think Piers Anthony poked any fun at any particular author or book but I could be wrong mostly puns on fantasy creatures.
    Have you seen any of the Evil Dead movies? Im almost sure the the Necromicon is used to raise the dead. I have a vague memory its used in the movie.
     
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    You're right it doesn't parody a specific book, rather elements of the Genre.

    Evil Dead, now there's a memory....:D The movie did indeed feature a Book Of The Dead, interestingly enough bound in human flesh and written in human blood, simliar to a recent post here actually. Not sure if it's THE Book Of The Dead ala Lovecraft though. Been such a long time since I saw this, I still remember being spooked by it at the time.
     
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    That's probably a reasonable point but I've always found Wiki very good on things like authors and the SFF Genre in general. In fact it's quite good for a lot of things BUT I guess it helps if you know something about the topic already so that you can at least sense whether or not your being taken for a ride.
     
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