Turning Fantasy into Reality

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of ploy, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common.

Often the genre of fantasy is dominated by its medievalist form as can be seen or read in The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. Tolkien. Fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.While fantasy art and recently fantasy films have been increasingly popular, it is fantasy literature which has always been the genre’s primary medium. Fantasy role playing games cross several different media. The “pen & paper” role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was the first and is the most successful and influential, and the science fantasy role-playing game series  Final Fantasy has been an icon of the console role playing game genre.

With the advancement of technology more online communities have grown with role playing opportunities. These websites attract millions of users world wide ranging  in various age. What is it that attracts people of all ages to to be glued to their screens for hours at a time? Are we starting to see a significant shift in behavior from people who are spending much time in these fantasy worlds?

What attracts people to stay in these world for so long? When people are in the online communities for hours what is being neglected in the real life? What tools are available to users who may have difficulty distinguishing between fantasy and reality? The question may come up ” is fantasy such a bad thing?”

To better answer these questions one may need an understanding of  what makes us enchanted. “The Enchanted Self” shows us that many times we lean to a place that is removed from our reality. But what if we can turn the pleasure that we find in the world of fantasy to become part of our reality? To find out more visit http://www.enchantedself.com/ Although not every fantasy has to have a prince charming, it can still be just as special.

 

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