Tbh I'm tired of all these imprint fan fictions, like they have lives and families, can no one expand on that? Like maybe one of the wolves gets into a car crash and they're taken to the hospital(unknowing) and everyone's baffled by their body temp. and that they healed so quickly and they don't know how to explain. Or a family member gets into trouble and they have to balance that and being a wolf. But anything but imprinting, I see it left and right and it seems like that's what its all about
yeah it is unfortunate to see that most pack fanfic is imprint stuff when a lot of ppl like you want to see different things explored.
i think a lot of it comes from the demographic of twilight and where it all stemmed from– an insane amount of young girls read twilight as a love story (and above all else, SM wrote it to be a love story first, so thats why i believe the other side-stuff that ppl are interested in like secondary character exploration, character back-stories, vampire/wolf biology, etc was never explored in the book. SM wrote twilight to be a love story, so she wasnt so concerned about those things sadly) so the content that surrounds that will be all about love.
the imprint stuff by far is whats most popular and what has been most popular for years now so its the norm now for wolf pack fics. i think its also bc its one of the strangest things about the pack– its incredibly weird (and romantic to quite a lot of ppl) that this supernatural creature has a seemingly absurd and nonsense ability to intensely bond with someone upon first sight. a shit ton of ppl latch onto that and roll w it. it seems to be the biggest thing going for the wolf pack :/
the more real-world complications that these supernatural creatures would have kinda (and imo rlly sadly) comes as a second thought to the romance side of it. in my content i try to keep in mind the real-world side of things bc apparently this vampire/werewolf world is kept a very good secret but irl i agree that there would be a lot of scenarios that get people at least confused and suspicious of the characters and their lifestyles.
but like i believe, if u wanna see change, u start w/ urself!! try ur hand at writing fic!! or make a blog exploring those interesting ideas and thoughts u have :-))