g. r. r. martin


Lit. Meme - 3 Genres: High Fantasy

Notable Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G.R.R. Martin 

High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional (“secondary”) world, rather than the real, or “primary” world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world. By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary, or “real” world, or a rational and familiar fictional world, with the inclusion of magical elements.

These stories are often serious in tone and epic in scope, dealing with themes of grand struggle against supernatural, evil forces.


  • mick: so who broke it? i’m not mad, i just want to know.
  • ray: i did it. i broke it.
  • mick: no, no you didn’t. len?
  • len: why are you looking at me? look at jax.
  • jax: what? i didn’t break it!
  • len: huh, that’s weird. how’d you even know it was broken?
  • jax: because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken.
  • len: suspicious.
  • jax: no it’s not!
  • kendra: if it matters, probably not, but sara was the last one to use it.
  • sara: liar! i don’t eve drink that crap!
  • kendra: oh really? then what were you doing by the coffee table earlier?
  • sara: i use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. everyone knows that kendra!
  • ray: ok, lets’ not fight. i broke it, let me pay for it ron.
  • mick: no! who broke it?
  • jax: mick… stein has been awfully quiet.
  • stein: really?
  • [everyone arguing]
  • mick: i broke it. i burned my hand so i punched it. i predict 10 minutes from now they’ll be at each other’s throats with war paint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. good. it was getting a little chummy around here.