Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where to Draw the Were-Animal Line

Weredolphin by Drago-flame, Deviant Art

Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Fiction readers love their were-animals. Were-wolfs, were-panthers, were-bears and even, per Laurell K Hamilton, were-rats. My question is, where do you draw the line?

For me, I can't really become involved with a character who is a were-sea-creature. I'm not sure exactly why. Outside of fiction, I love scuba diving and making contact with sea turtles and dolphins. However, the minute a character in a novel I'm reading says something like "By the way, I'm a were-anemone"... I'm done.

Where's your were-line? Do you dig were-bunnies but hate were-bears? Would you totally shag a were-wolf but give a were-snake your for-losers-only fake phone number?