Poll: Gothic Horror Vs. Sci Fi
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View poll results: Gothic Horror Vs. Sci Fi
Gothic/Horr
14 45%
Sci Fi
17 55%
Voters: 31.
#1
Without a doubt, this is the dumbest thread I've ever posted. You see, I was talking to two moron friends of mine on MSN and they were arguing over what's more "awesome, horror fiction or Sci fi.........nerds.

Anyway, I told them to STFU and they refuse, so I must turn to the people for statistics. It's your vote in something totally meaningless.

So have at it, it's vampires and castles vs. Spaceships and lazah beams.

And for those wondering, no I am not high.
#4
Gothic horror is rarely about vampires, in my experience.

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#5
I like Gothic more. It kind of seems more plausible in real life than sci-fi, if you know what I mean. More unsettling...gives it an errieness...

I'm just blabbering on...ignore me...
#7
I don't particularily like either, unless you consider Kurt Vonnegut Jr. science fiction, in which case I would say I prefer science fiction
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#8
whichever's more well written i guess,
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#10
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Gothic horror is rarely about vampires, in my experience.

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1 word. Dracula
#11
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1 word. Dracula


1 book = an entire genre of fiction
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#12
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1 book = an entire genre of fiction


No but it is a gothic novel. Like Carmilla or the one called "The Vampyre" they were about vampires.
#13
Dracula is an absolute masterpiece. That alone sets the genre above Sci-fi. That book actually scared me
#14
Yeah! Gothic Is Wining!
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#15
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Dracula is an absolute masterpiece. That alone sets the genre above Sci-fi. That book actually scared me


Dracula does pwn quite a bit
#17
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No but it is a gothic novel. Like Carmilla or the one called "The Vampyre" they were about vampires.



Right, but back to the future is a sci-fi movie and it doesn't have any lasers in it.

In my experience gothic horror is more about the occult than traditional horror archetypes such as vampires or ghosts.
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Right, but back to the future is a sci-fi movie and it doesn't have any lasers in it.

In my experience gothic horror is more about the occult than traditional horror archetypes such as vampires or ghosts.


True Sci fi is a broad term really

According to wikipedia gothic fiction combines horror and romance elements. Stock characters include: "tyrants, villains, bandits, maniacs, Byronic heroes, persecuted maidens, femmes fatales, madwomen, magicians, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons, revenants, ghosts"
#20
Cool, gothic/horror is in the lead. Dracula makes me proud of my Romanian ancestors.

Keep your votes coming!
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#21
Well I looked it up on wikipedia and apparently Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is "known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction"

So, my vote is for science fiction
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#22
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True Sci fi is a broad term really

According to wikipedia gothic fiction combines horror and romance elements. Stock characters include: "tyrants, villains, bandits, maniacs, Byronic heroes, persecuted maidens, femmes fatales, madwomen, magicians, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons, revenants, ghosts"



See, I'm drawing a distinction between gothic fiction and gothic horror though. Maybe I'm an elitist?
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#23
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See, I'm drawing a distinction between gothic fiction and gothic horror though. Maybe I'm an elitist?


I'm pretty sure both are the same thing really, I could be wrong though.
#24
Holy, the votes are neck and neck. This is a more action packed vote than the election here in Canada lol
#25
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I'm pretty sure both are the same thing really, I could be wrong though.



I might be making a distinction that isn't really necessary but they do it in the metal forum all the time, so meh.
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#26
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poll please, and Sci-Fi all the way.

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Good job moron, how the hell can twilight even be considered a gothic fiction. Shares more with romance novels than gothic novels.
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#27
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Good job moron, how the hell can twilight even be considered a gothic fiction. Shares more with romance novels than gothic novels.


I've never read the book. But those who have read it tell me that it is not a horror novel. So therefore it does not really count.

I hope no one gets Gothic confused with goth subculture. In this thread it's being used in the traditional sense.
#28
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#30
Gothic novels in general suck. I love Sci-Fi, however!
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#31
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Gothic novels in general suck. I love Sci-Fi, however!


It doesn't have to be just novels keep in mind. It can be movies, TV, Video games, the genres in general

I'm surprised no one has said Star Wars yet.
#32
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I'm surprised no one has said Star Wars yet.


Star Wars isn't really Sci-Fi it's an action/adventure fantasy that happens to take place in space.

I'm going to vote for gothic horror, because in my experience it is more consistently good, whereas in sci-fi the crap:good ratio is ridiculously high.

Oh and it needs to be said Gothic Horror is a very specific sub-genre within horror, which some people appear not to get.
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I hope no one gets Gothic confused with goth subculture. In this thread it's being used in the traditional sense.


Well considering that the gothic subculture is widely influenced by gothic literature I don't see that is being too much of an issue TBH.
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#33
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Star Wars isn't really Sci-Fi it's an action/adventure fantasy that happens to take place in space.

I'm going to vote for gothic horror, because in my experience it is more consistently good, whereas in sci-fi the crap:good ratio is ridiculously high.

Oh and it needs to be said Gothic Horror is a very specific sub-genre within horror, which some people appear not to get.


Well I disagree with Star Wars not really being Sci Fi. It has lots of space ships, high technology etc.

I agree with the your opinion that the good:crap ratio of sci fi is high. Good sci fi should be believable in my opinion.
#34
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I hope no one gets Gothic confused with goth subculture. In this thread it's being used in the traditional sense.


Well considering that the gothic subculture is widely influenced by gothic literature I don't see that is being too much of an issue TBH.

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#35
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Well considering that the gothic subculture is widely influenced by gothic literature I don't see that is being too much of an issue TBH.

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And I again I didn't mean the whole Rome thing lol
#36
I know, it's an old goth joke.

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