Home again Home again and KinSeptember 6th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off
Okay, I’m back from Dragon Con! And I arrived home to the AWESOMEST (yes I know that is not a word) email in the world.
…I just had to email you and say THANK YOU. Thank you so much for giving us readers such a wonderfully dark, complex and engaging world. I have always loved dragons (vampires, demons and all other things that go bump in the night), but what I appreciate so much about your work is that you’ve created something that is unbelievably and almost painfully beautiful, while keeping all of the darkness, viciousness and that which is other about them intact. Your work is dark, gruesome, intense and yet amazingly graceful and haunting as well. Once again – painfully beautiful, and as a reader (and especially a reader of m/m), I can’t thank you enough for that….
Is that not incredible or what?
The really-really cool thing about this letter, is the reader obviously “got” the concept of Kin. My dragons (Kin) are not people in scaly suits. They are not–in any way shape or form–human. Yes they can LEARN certain things about humanity, but most do not want too nor are capable of it. They are monsters and they will always be monsters.
Yet, having said that, they have an amazing ability to get along in the world. War does not exist for them, grudges are not held, there really is no such thing as an enemy.
Sex for Kin isn’t about love–it’s a biological function: An reviewer pointed this out and she is right. For Kin sex has nothing to do with affection—loyalty–or protecting what is theirs (where as humans use it as bonding). Those needs for Kin come from some place far deeper because they know it means life or death–for them basing a relationship on sex would be like you basing a relationship on liking the same flavor of ice cream.
In the world of Kin, there is no compassion for the weak. There is no such thing as a free ride. At the same time, there is no such thing as status bought by financial means. In a weird sort of way, everyone is equal, as in trying to survive and protect what is theirs.Writing News