@srol My dad, an English professor, gave me long summer reading lists of "the classics" and told me to stop reading "fluff." I mostly ignored him because the books he recommended were boring.
Now I'm the first person he goes to for recommendations for science fiction and fantasy, including what to make his students read.
And while we're at it, fuck all of the English teachers and English profs who discourage people from writing genre fiction. I spent years doubting myself because of THOSE assholes.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko