Last Week’s Discussion:
We’ve spent October talking about numerous supernatural creatures: vampires, werewolves, witches, and zombies. These are classics. Everyone has a relatively similar idea of what each one is, but they’re ancient. How come there isn’t a new creature coming into popularity in the last century? Have we run out of ideas? Let’s see what the discussioners had to say.
“I think the real challenge is developing a personality and perspective that is as complex as a human, but far from it.”
“I think seeing some new creatures in fiction would be awesome! Versus the same old witches and vampires, etc. What kind of creatures? I have no idea! Lol. But definitely something new would spark my interest. “
It seems that while people are interested in seeing a new creature (or multiple) come into popularity, it’s the actual creation of a new creature that is catching people up. What combination of characteristics makes a creature popular? How do we create something that is human enough to be relateable but still a creature? It’s a paradox, but perhaps we’ll see a new creature in our life time.
Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST: