[LMB] Genres as blood types: can we extend the metaphor?

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 22:30:28 BST 2017

Metaphors extended beyond their initial application don't always work, but
it can be interesting to make them try.

Our Host recently compared Romance to the 'Universal Donor' bloodtype (O-)
and Science Fiction to the 'Universal Receiver' (AB+).  In the real world,
universal donors can only accept their own kind, and universal receivers
can only give to their own.

To what degree does that model describe the behavior of those genre types
in your experiences?

Matt G.

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