The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

Coturnix tagged me with what is totally the awesomest meme evah: The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme. Designed to demonstrate evolution in cyberspace, here's da rulez:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…". Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

— You can leave them exactly as is.

— You can delete any one question.

— You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change "The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…" to "The best time travel novel in Westerns is…", or "The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is…", or "The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is…".

— You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…".

You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable.

Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.
My great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My parent is A Blog Around the Clock.

1. The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

2. The best scary movie in scientific dystopias is: Gattaca.*

3. The best sexy song in rock is: "So Into You" by Shudder to Think.

4. The best cult novel in absurdist fiction is: Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp by C.D. Payne.

5. The best stand-up comedian in American comedy is: George Carlin.

Go ye forth and multiply:

The Lizard Queen
SAP - Done!
Shayera - Done!

And anyone else who wants to do it. If you do, send me the link and I'll post a round-up.


* Not bump-in-the-night scary, but all-too-likely scary.

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