Friday, May 29, 2009
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?