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Fantasy is a fun, exciting departure from our everyday world. It contains grand or surreal settings, or magic, often set in a medieval or hidden universe, or possibly involving mythical beings or supernatural forms as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting. Something magical is almost always part of fantasy and magic may be seen in the setting and/or in the plot. It may even be practiced by the characters.
Fantasy usually describes those stories that could not happen in real life. Fairy tales by known authors, such as those by Hans Christian Andersen, are considered modern fantasy and have no problem relating to young children; in fact most adolescents grow up believing in fantasy. They wish on candles, wait for tooth fairies, talk to their stuffed animals and play with imaginary friends.
Steampunk presents an edgy and fresh perspective, concentrating on the 1800's. Well-researched historical details and costuming set the stage for a marriage between Victorian elegance and modern technology.
The genre focuses on intense relationships amidst such elements as steam-driven robots, pimped out stage coaches, and Peter Pan worthy dirigibles fueled by gaslight mood settings, Dr. Whosits and leather boots below military-influenced corsets trimmed with lace and ribbons. Think of romance, intrigue, and adventure set in a psuedo-modern Wild, Wild West; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; The Wizard of Oz; and Golden Compass.
Daring adventures are taken aboard mechanical marvels with a final destination of Happily Ever After.
Word Count: 65,000-90,000 words.