I have a question about The Adventures of Tintin. Wikipedia says

Its well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, [...]

But I'm not sure if there is enough fantasy to be on-topic here.


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There's certainly a considerable amount of Fantasy (and even Sci-fi) involved in the various Tintin books. As with most "genre-based" stories, question about those elements are absolutely 100% on-topic.

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Questions about non sci-fi or fantasy elements, however are probably off-topic as they would fall under general literature.

  • On-topic: What are the mysterious shooting stars in "The Shooting Star"?

  • Off-topic: What is Captain Haddock's favorite brand of whisky?

And as always, if you're in doubt you can always 'trial' the question out in the chatroom before posting it on the main site. You'll get a prompt response and plenty of feedback, I'm sure.

  • Oh, my question wasn't about fantastic elements. I will try to think other ones.
    – Oriol
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 20:01
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    @Oriol - If it's off-topic for the main site, you can still ask it in chat.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 20:02
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    @Oriol The consensus was that the question does not need to be about a sci-fi/fantasy element of a work.
    – phantom42
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 20:59
  • Richard, your answer seems to contradict @phantom42's comment. Can you clarify?
    – Oriol
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 22:29
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    Point 3 in this list would seem more appropriate; "If the question is specifically about an sf-nal element, even if it's only a minor part of the work, it's on-topic."
    – Valorum
    Commented May 10, 2015 at 22:33

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