I like writing fantasy, but my problem is always, what's a GOOD fantasy, and what's too over-the-top and ridiculous? Say, for those of you who have read the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony, those are insane, but (to me at least) not too over-the-top and ridiculous because they're meant to be highly humorous. My problem is that in the fantasy world I like writing (I've created my own little world, rules, species, etc., etc.) there are all sorts of species, many of whom talk and communicate with one another. And I know some people will think that it's far too absurd, and some will think that it's okay, but just, let's say, my question is (to those of you who LIKE fantasy, if you don't, then please don't bother saying anything) what do you generally consider to be too childlike, and what is a fantasy that is far-fetched, yet worthy of reading? And did any of that make any sense...?