Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why Try to Fit In?

Most members of the paranormal community (Supers) like to try to "fit in" with humans. It's fairly simple for vampires, faeries, shape shifters and other almost human creatures to do this since they really only have to change one or two simple features (e.g., pointed ears). On the other hand, it is relatively difficult for other creatures such as ogres and true werewolves to do the same. Yet, they continue to try, sometimes to disastrous results.

Take the case of the ogre who attempted to join a high school in Torrance. When the teacher called on the new kid - obviously a football player - to answer a question about Othello he was stumped. Ogres are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Unfortunately, his response was to start chewing on the chair in front of him out of frustration and embarrassment. Sadly, it was occupied by a rather popular cheerleader.

So what is the reason for such risky trials? What could humans possibly have that would fascinate Supers? Well, aside from their general tastiness, humans are very unpredictable creatures. They are exceedingly illogical and highly emotional, which consequently makes them extremely fun to interact with.

Then there's the simple challenge involved. Think about Halloween and how much fun it is to dress up in costume and pretend to be someone you are not. Many are attracted to theater for much the same reasons. So it is for Supers. They like to pretend too. It's always more exciting to be someone you are not.


  1. Absolutely loved this! Your blog is going to be very interesting, unique, and fun. I'm going to join yours as a follower and hope you join me back.

    I started mine last year and like you said, sometimes I just don't know what to say. But I'm learning!

  2. I like your approach. I can't wait to see where you go with this.