Thursday, May 7, 2009
Drop It On Me
So every now and then I go over and read Catholic forums. Yes, yes, I don't need to be told I'm a masochist. I should know better than to get involved in certain discussions. However, I'm following a thread about the Twilight series of books. I have not read any of the books, nor have I seen the movie so I don't have an opinion about this particular universe. I find the Vampire mythology fascinating.
I'm just amused by the discussion because opinions range from they're ok, to they're evil and should be avoided like the swine flu.
I like mythic shows. I'm a sucker for a good vs. evil story. I like fantasy and I like horror stories for those reasons. I also like Sci Fi because the story arcs in those types of shows are almost always about the nature of good and evil.
The other night I had a dream about vampires and it's morphing into a story idea of its own. I figure someday I will write it into a novel, but the trouble with writing in a universe or genre such as gothic/horror/fantasy, is that it's been done over and over and over, sometimes well and other times badly. I'm afraid of writing a cliche and so if I do sit down to write this story, I will have to make it real, human and gripping, which means I'll have to create my own universe, while using some of the old standby mythology we all know about vampires.
Eeeee! Speaking of Good vs. Evil, I can't wait for tonight's episode of Supernatural. No vampires tonight, just Sam being punished for his pesky little habit of drinking demon blood. ;-)
Not that any of this will make any sense to you all who don't watch my show.