Friday, January 11, 2013

Follow Friday #30

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This is my first F&F this year, guys. And it's an even number; 30, but still an even number. I love even numbers so much. *Contented sigh*

Q: If you could choose one supernatural being/creature to really exist, what would it be?

First off, let me define my difference between the fantasy creature and the supernatural creature.

Supernatural: a being (usually human) that was once dead, but is now "alive". Ex. Zombies, vampires.

Fantasy: 1. a creature who wields magic, and was never human to begin with. 2. a human that suddenly can wield magic, or who was born with magic. Ex. Dragons, witches.

Alright, now that that is sorted out, I can answer the question. Supernatural is kind of limited by that above definition, and I've never been a fan of the paranormal. But I would choose a ghost. Let me break "ghost" down for you: there's the evil type of ghost you want to exorcise, and the neutral ghost that is simply repeating their past actions on a loop. I would wish the second to exist, of course.

The fact is, the thought of a piece of history, a person who was there x amount of years ago when event y happened, who can walk around, doing the same things they did x amount of years ago, is kind of comforting. Not that they won't go to Heaven, but that they can take their time getting there: it's not straight to Heaven or H* for you. But this isn't everyone's belief, I know, and it's only a part of my reason.

My other reason is the hope that we could communicate with these ghosts. If you think people from other countries are interesting, then people from a different time period are even cooler. The stories they could tell! The details of the past I could learn! (And subsequently write into my book, because that is where a lot of the random-trivia-fluff ends up!)

Yes, I am super-specific about my definitions. It's part of my personality. (Not really: Freud or his daughter wrote something on the subject. There's the id, or your impulses; the ego, which allows you to find a safe way to act on this urge; and the superego, which allows you to find a moral way to act on that urge.) Ignore my specificity. Or accept my specificity with enthusiasm. You decide.

What (or who, since we're talking about sentient creatures) did you pick? I'd love to know. :) Have a blessed weekend! Don't talk to evil ghosts who need to be exorcised!


*Yea, I can't bring myself to say or type the Devil's-place. It feels weird even writing that.


  1. New Follower via FF--

    hmm. Supernatural and fantasy are akin. Ghost might be real. Would be neat if they were.


  2. I think ghost are real possibly. I'm not sure if I would want to talk to them though, the idea of it freaks me out.

  3. I love the break down. Ghost is a great choice.

    New follower.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. New follower! Wow, you went really technical with this one. And I can't believe I forgot about ghosts. Perhaps it's just that I don't read enough ghosts stories.

    Check out my F&F...though it probably falls under fantasy according to your definitions.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  5. As I've looked at others' posts, I have done a face palm at the beings that I left out. Mermaids, unicorns, chimera, gargoyles, to name just a few. I knew I was going to leave some out.

    I will have to do some research on the terminology, sups vs. fantasy characters. Not sure if I'm 100% on board with your defs. Now you've made me curious.

    Ghosts would be cool, except hopefully it doesn't haunt your one and only bathroom.

    Thanks for following my blog & the comment!

    Feature and Follow Friday

    Audrey @ Ink and Page

  6. Forgot to say - I'm a new follower now.

  7. I like how you break down the difference. Ghost is a good choice. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ Fantasy Book Chick I'm a new follower via GFC.