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discussing fantasy cultures & races

for fantasy writers and/or readers

for those who read and/or write fantasy novels.
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(created & maintained by belenen -- contact me by dropping a comment in my journal or emailing my livejournal email address. Also moderated by phrankenstyne, feel free to contact him as well.)

Do you find yourself fascinated by the non-human cultures found in fantasy novels? Do you create your own races/worlds?

This community was designed for sharing thoughts on fantasy cultures and races. Please share your own creations -- tell about your races, humanoid or not; tell about your cultures; and give other creators feedback on their creatures. Feel free to discuss another author's creation, or mythological creatures like dragons and fae. This is not primarily a story-sharing community, but feel free to share that too. Naturally, all criticism must be constructive.

New Members:
Please introduce yourself thus:

favorite fantasy author:
favorite fantasy novel:
favorite fantasy creature:
...and share a random something:

and please take a banner for your userinfo -- link it to this page.
(click here for the easy codes) Hotlinking is okay!


Read our author recommendations and add your own!


The Rule of Scroll:
With posts that require scrolling to read the entire entry, please use an lj cut.
Before the long section, put this: <*lj-cut text="what the long section is about"*> (remove asterisks)
and then after the long section put this: <*/lj-cut*> (remove asterisks)

Also, when posting pictures, please put them behind a cut.


Want more? I've listed the other good sci-fi/fantasy communities with discriptions here (the number rates how active they are):
addme_fantasy -- for meeting and friending other sci-fi/fantasy fans. (4)
bookwyrmmes -- dedicated to reviews and recommendations of sci-fi/fantasy novels. (4)
epicfantasy -- rant or ask a question about fantasy books. (4)
fantasywithbite -- non-tolkeinish fantasy; including surrealism and alternate history. (4)
sfandf_writers -- for writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror to talk about their craft. (4)
fantasyfans -- discuss fantasy books, authors, etc. (3)
enchanted_elms -- for discussion of fantasy, mythology, philosophy, and the paranormal. (2)
fantasy_scifi -- for sharing fantasy and sci-fi artwork. (2)
fantasywriters -- for sharing your own fantasy writing. (2)
mermaid_lagoon -- for discussing mermaids. (2)
worldmaking -- for roleplaying gamers or writers of fantasy to discuss the worlds they've created. (2)
worldswithin -- about narrative magic, for people who feel possessed by their worlds, who feel they are real. (2)
worldbuilding -- for writers of fantasy to discuss the worlds they've created. (1)
mythicals -- discuss any kind of mythical creature. (1)
elves -- to talk about anything elven. (1)
And some useful links (I'll be adding to this list):
elements to consider when creating a fantasy world

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Related communities may post invitations, which will be deleted after a week so as not to clutter __fantasynovel.