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

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Sun Sep 24 16:08:39 BST 2017


On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:45:27PM -0400, Karen Hunt wrote:

> > 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.

Tangentially, a used bookstore in Pasadena (Cliff's) years ago would
take used books for store credit, but on a tiered basis.  Romance novels
were only good for buying more romance novels; mystery could trade for
mystery or romance; SF could trade for anything.

-xx- Damien X-) 


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