Saturday, October 10, 2009

What if...

What if you suddenly woke up to find that the world was inhabited by vampires and were creatures? How would you like to be looking at your vacation pictures and realize that you'd not only snapped a cathedral as the sun was going down but you'd caught the image of a gargoyle shifting from stone to...a really big man with craggy features and ripped muscles and oh my, naked as the day he was born...chiseled?

Well, if you're a romance writer we know what you'd do. You'd have a really big problem that only this guy could solve. But what would most people do if the world suddenly turned on its ear and everything they thought they knew was wrong?

Would there be a war between humans and the "others"? Would the "others" band together or fight each other and the humans? Would crafty corporations figure out a way to exploit them so that they could profit? Or would the "others" band together for protection and create their own communities within the cities and suburbs?

As you may have guessed, I love urban fantasy and all things that go bump in the night. The premise makes for an entertaining read because it is so far-fetched but what if it wasn't?

How do you think people in general would react? How would you react? You must know how nosy I am by now. Let me know what you think!



Serena Shay said...

Oh my Paris, not only would that be a great premis for a book, but I would LOVE it if it were true!! Man, I'd probably be considered an "others" groupie!! LOL

Sadly, mass hysteria is probably what would come of things, and we know what that leads too... pain, horror, wars ~sigh~

Great blog!

Paris said...

I think the world would be a better place with more open-minded individuals;-)After seeing some of the so called civilized behavior that's considered acceptable,I think I could manage someone growling and getting hairy once a month!

Anonymous said...

If that ever happened I would...oh, wow. I really don't know how I would react. Great blog, Paris, it really made me wonder.

Francesca Hawley said...

I'd be tempted to seduce said hunky other. Nummy. As Serena said though - it's likely the poor others would find themselves hunted by mobs with pitchforks and torches.

Fran Lee said...

My first instinct would be to head for cover...but if one of those hotties expressed a liking for BBW I might stick long as I didn't end up being BBQ for the community.

Savanna Kougar said...

Paris, I've often wondered about that, myself.
For me, personally, as long as they didn't attack or endanger anyone I love, including my doggies, well, live and let live, I say.
Besides, if there was the right OtherMan... hey, baby, you and me.
The rest of the world, I think it would depend on how the knowledge came about, in part. If it was just sprung on people or if it looked like an attack, well, yeah... the Martians are Here would be the attitude.
Sure, if it was a peaceful rational introduction, then yeah, you'd have a certain percentage of the population going bonkers... fighting or ending their lives. However, I believe, we've reached a point of maturity where a lot of people would welcome them, especially if they could help our world now.

Sandy said...


No doubt people would be divided on what to do if something like that happened. There would be a certain group who would raise mass hysteria over anything out of the ordinary and others who would remain calm and in control.

Paris said...


LOL! I think stunned is a reaction many would have! Thanks for stopping by;-)

Paris said...

I vote we set up a sanctuary;-)

Paris said...

Hmmm...didn't think about possibly being dinner. I think we'd have to...distract them with another activity, LOL!

Paris said...


Ever thought about running a sanctuary:-)Because I'm with all of you. I don't think the majority of people would take this at all well!

Paris said...

I have to agree with you. Thanks for stopping by!

Minx Malone said...

Oh man I think everyone would freak out! But after we got over that I would be amazed and excited. I'm such a nerd that I would want to know all about the different species and how it evolved separately from humans.

Of course there would then be people who'd discriminate againt the new species. So I guess there would then be another war at some point :(


Paris said...

Sign me up for the nerd brigade;-) I love all that stuff but I'm afraid total acceptance would be too much to ask for. Heck, we can't even get along with the same species;-(