Tropes, Genre and Remixing

I’ve recently had a few questions on genre and creativity and it reminded me of this video on YouTube. No matter how original we think we are, we are probably just rehashing a remix of something else… but that’s okay. That’s why we have genre. We must like tropes or they wouldn’t be tropes. It’s a bit long, but worth the time.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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