Talk:Fantasy literature

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Merging to Fantasy[edit]

CLOSED:
Reject mass merging of {Fantasy ~item~} article(s) as per no clear consensus. Surely, some of these should be merged into a parent Fantasy article until such a time as their content warrants stand-alone articles. Proposer – or others – should consider piecemeal proposals of individual, case-by-case article merger requests and discussions. Comments below warrant caution: 1) a lack of response does not mean Bold mergers will not occur; 2) remember, Other Stuff exists Non-Administrative closure-- GenQuest "Talk to Me" 01:15, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
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This article is pretty small and well within the scope of Fantasy. I don't think people looking for information on fantasy literature should have to come here when there's already a well-written article simply under Fantasy. Fantasy needs to be expanded regardless of the issue of merging, though, and the scope of this article could be easily incorporated into it. Thoughts? Pariah24 (talk) 07:43, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

See also #Rewrite (2006/2007, above). One thread of that exchange is, we need merger unless major rewrite with focus on the literary medium is undertaken adequately. I agree.
Editing articles myself --as editor always in literature context, almost always books and their writers-- always I link to the other article rather than this one. So, for instance, I write "fantasy novel" rather than or "fantasy novel".
The top "Media" portion of template {{fantasy}} --a navigation box displayed at top right of this article-- reveals much about how some of our editorial ancestors hoped to cover fantasy. (Consider also the warnings posted there and at template {{fantasy fiction}}.)
Evidently we now have something like 7 of 10 distinct media articles that were planned. Let me briefly classify the current targets of those "Media" links.
  1. Anime --list of anime
  2. [2a and 2b] Art (Fantastic) --nominally two articles but Fantasy art and Fantastic art have been merged
  3. Artists --list of artists
  4. Authors --article, Fantasy author!
  5. Comics --article
  6. Films --article
  7. Literature --article
  8. Magazines --article
  9. Television --article
  10. Webcomics --Category: Fantasy webcomics
--P64 (talk) 23:59, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I think it would be best to have one major fantasy article, even if it has to be very long, as opposed to many articles by media type. A few auxiliary articles like Fantasy author are okay, but I think a big split would be a bad idea. Better for the reader to have most of the info there in a primary article than to have them hopping around. Just my humble opinion. How do you suggest we move forward from here? Pariah24 07:22, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

It might not be a good idea because we already have a separate article for fantasy film, but it has not been merged into fantasy, so it's better off we do the same for fantasy literature.--Taeyebaar (talk) 03:58, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Since there is a lack of thoughts, that means no consensus therefore things will stay as are. --Frmorrison (talk) 18:17, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

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Duplication with "History of fantasy"[edit]

After starting editing this article, I realise that there is a parallel article History of fantasy, which focusses also on literature. Can anyone explain why WP needs these two articles? As far as I can see the previous merge discussion doesn't include this duplication of subject matter. Rwood128 (talk) 17:15, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

See also Fantasy: "History" [1]. Perhaps History of fantasy should also be re-named "History of fantasy literature", as there is also the article Fantasy which deals with all media. This would reflect the contents of "History of fantasy" less ambiguously. Rwood128 (talk) 17:32, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
See these comments [2]. Rwood128 (talk) 13:41, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Unless there are objections, in the next week, the merge will be made. Rwood128 (talk) 11:22, 31 May 2017 (UTC)