Now, now, don't let your mind wander off too much into the gutter! We know there are plenty of F words out there.
My choice? Do you really have to ask?
Fantasy of course!!
Really. You should know better. :D
So fantasy... I'm getting over being a fantasy author. As in when I tell people I write Fantasy and get that look of pity. I shake my head and chuckle, they tilt their head and say, "What's so funny?"
"You." I reply.
Another look of puzzlement. "Why do you look at me that way when I say I write Fantasy?"
"Well, because when I think of Fantasy, I think of those people playing that Dungeon game."
Yeah, I thought so. I have gotten to the point where I enlighten them now. I tell them what I have done with my world, the creatures and characters. By the time I'm done, I've left the majority of them breathless and eager to read what I've written or I get a second look of pity.
I ignore that second look and just tell them don't knock it 'til they've tried it. Half the time they spout off some odd book they apparently read. I respond with better fantasy titles and ask them to give it one more shot. That usually works.
Not everyone likes fantasy though. Most people have the mindset that if it is fantasy it will be filled with weird creatures and hard to pronounce names that they would rather not deal with. Oh. Heh. Yeah, I try to help with those names and titles. :D I have my own little page on my website to help with pronunciation.
So why do you like or dislike fantasy as a genre? Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings. My skin has gotten thicker over the years.
Okay favorite musical group beginning with F... Fabulous Thunderbirds. Fave movie? Fearless with Jet Li. Woot!