In fiction, we often use the supernatural and fantasy races as analogies to real world situations. We can say that it began with Buffy, but that does the genre a disservice. Linking vampires to sexual freedom and using them as an analogy for the dangerous sexuality of foreigners goes all the way back to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Horror, mystery, speculative fiction have used monsters as stand ins for xenophobia, repressed sexual urges, and countless other social issues. Both horror and speculative fiction have always been venues for which we talk about real world issues and fear in different guises.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with writing a story about monsters where the monsters are analogies for the fears and worries we have about growing up. Werewolves, for example, make for an excellent parallel to going through puberty. The issues pop up when a writer decides, accidentally or intentionally, to make their monsters thematically representative of a real world issue. When you explicitly make your werewolves about sex, remember that you’ve also opened them up to a discussion about rape. If your story involves a violent act on an unwitting party and spurred on by traumatizing transformation then yes, you may indeed by dealing with a rape analogy. Making magic, particularly demonic possession, your stand in for a discussion about mental illness is more than a little awkward given the history of treating mental illness. The discussion cannot simply be waved off because you don’t want to have that conversation. If you choose to start it, you will end up telling a story that says and means something vastly different from the one you intended.
(A/N) So this took a while to get done. Sorry. Idk if I like it all that much but I hope the anon that requested it enjoys it! Don’t forget requests are always open. I’m also willing to do ships if any one wants to ask for one! Enjoy :D
Lafayette x Reader
Prompt: “Could you do a one shot where the reader’s like Alex’s little sister and she has a crush on Lafayette and he has one on her but she is really shy and clumsy so Laurens,Hamilton and Mulligan try to get them together?”
It was going to be Christmas soon, and your friends were just now setting up a Secret Santa party. It was ridiculously last minute, but you were still excited. You loved Christmas. Your older brother Alex and his friends had always included you in whatever their group was doing, and as you got older it felt more and more natural. Now that you were all in college you could really tell that you weren’t just Alex’s little sister, you were one of their friends too.