Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Topic #1: Sub-Cultures Based in Fiction

For some reason people are engaging in lifestyles that seem based in fiction. In the early 1990's, many young people started to identify with Anne Rice and created Vampire Cults. Today, more young people seem to be fascinated with the Twilight series and have started forming communities based on that fictional world. Why do you think this is occurring? What is the benefit/deficit to this kind of conduct? Is this the result of being a "geek" about some topic or is this more? How should mainstream culture threat these trends? Why?

Please watch the videos below and respond by 5pm CST, July 9.

-Safari Bob