SciFi Question of the Day: If you were in an Indiana Jones or Tombraider type scenario, faced with a long mysterious hallway you must traverse to get to the treasure, and the instructions on your treasure map said “Channel the genre trope,” what would you do?
Dave Mac Have the lady sing Lolita, setting off the traps on the path before me….
Gwendolyn Wilkins Look for the remote ;P
Brian Covault Tell my sidekick to go first.
James Lucius Let’s see – that usually means darts or arrows from knee to shoulder level. So a slow prone-crawl down the hallway, (in case it’s a pressure activated spear trap instead), seems in order.
Google Plus Answers:
Steven Garone You run as fast as you can and shoot your guns into the void.
Jason Fisk Run like my arse is on fire. Or, send the guide in first to see if it really is dangerous.
Moe Tousignant Duck because I just set off a trap.
Brittany Constable Toss my hat down the hallway and somersault after it.
Anthony Deaver First thing I’d do is get a new map.
This question was directly inspired by Michael R. Underwood‘s new book Geekomancy, which is coming out in July. I had pleasure of interviewing Michael last week. Question #4 tells us how to properly channel a genre trope. 🙂
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
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The next SciFi Q of the Day is Time Traveler’s Naivete.