Friday, May 29, 2009

Lunar magic

Blue Moon...New Moon on Monday...Bad Moon Rising...Moonshadow. So many songs have been sung about the pearly white goddess that it got me thinking about that old lunar magic and its control over shapeshifters. Movies of old put the onus of a shapeshifters change on the moon. They had no control over their shift and were in most cases, bad guys.

Nooooooo....I didn't like that idea.

A shifter is a thing of beauty. The ability to go from one form to another, to run through the night or day paws barely touching the ground or wings pulling you into the sky...pure freedom.

So when I sat down with my characters and listened to them tell me about their world I found myself relieved to find that they didn't rely on the moon to shift. My jags, were in full control of their powers - most of them anyway.

What then is the deal with this blog you might ask. Well, just recently another character from an entirely different story idea whispered in my ear, "there's a full moon coming, and I want to plaaaaay."

Shoot. I think I'm in for a big surprise.....

So what about you out there...are your shifters tethered the moon, or are they free to change whenever they darn well please?


Paris said...

My jaguar shifters honor the moon but they aren't tethered to it. This comes as quite a shock for my heroine, who was raised in "captivity", outside the shifter community that she has to track down on her own.

Serena Shay said...

Ooh Paris, very cool! Raised in "captivity" what an interesting concept! I can't wait to read it.

Francesca Hawley said...

Serena - Paris' story rocks. Lucky me - I get to read it before everybody. :grin:

My shifters aren't tied to the moon either and they are in full control of their forms - except for the very first time they shift as children of 8-10 years old. Then they have to work at holding the new form as they get older. It was fun creating my characters and figuring out their quirks.

Serena Shay said...

Francesca you lucky teaser! Getting to read, Paris' work first! hehe

Nice twist with your shifters and the first time they shift plus having to learn to hold the form, I bet there are some intersting things that happen to them if they lose the form at the wrong time! LOL

BTW...congrats on the release of Seeking Truth!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, splendid moon bloggie and what a cool story forming for you. I always think of weres and shifters as two different species, so the force of the moon rarely comes into play, so far, in their actual ability to shift form.

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Savanna! So far, huh, might there be a new story a brewing where the moon plays a part in were/shifter life??? hehe Have a great weekend!

Minx Malone said...

When I write shifters they have to be free to shift when they want. I don't like having to follow too many rules. LOL


Serena Shay said...

I agree Minx, rules begone! Shifters need to shift!! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend. :-)