Saturday, June 6, 2009
People Will Stare?
I read an interesting article on inter-racial dating this morning listing some of the obstacles of dating outside of your race. How about dating outside of your species? Most shapeshifter novels deal with the problems of shifters falling in love with humans but I had a "well-duh" moment this morning when I read the list.
According to this author the reasons people gave for not dating outside your race ran the gamut from being legal forbidden to being stared at. I suddenly realized that the character's in my shifter novel faced many of the same obstacles.
My hero and heroine, in the most literal sense of the word, aren't dating, unless you count running for their lives through the jungle, a date. Personally, if I had to wear mosquito repellent for a date the guy would have to be really cute and able to communicate in more than hisses and snarls. And there would have to be more than raw meat on the menu. Oh, and if he was "all that and a bag of chips" I'd like to be able to have sex without it killing me. I don't think I'm being picky here.
Yes, I can see where dating outside your species could and probably would present you with some juicy conflict. If it didn't, I'd probably be writing something else!
Have a great week-end,