One of the themes that has always resonated with me as a reader of you work is that oh so fine line between "good" and "evil", which are basically points of view. Unseelie doesn't mean you're evil and vice versa Seelie doesn't mean you're good. Like JK Rowling said, it is our choices that show us who we are, far more than our abilities. I've always liked how your writing captured that. Ahem i.e Gwyn Love your work Pia, very inspiring stuff amongst all the epicness of the fae and crazy romances~
*rolls around quietly*
Thank you so much anon. <3
It’s probably one of the more ongoing themes in all of my writing (regardless of whether it’s fanfiction or not). I think it’s partly because I was raised with a personal belief system that didn’t accept a black and white binary of good/evil - in a world that largely did (because monotheistic traditions like Christianity push this binary really hard - so you have God/Devil, Heaven/Hell, Good/Evil - which is why early Disney villains are almost never redeemable, because they’re following a Christian paradigm. Whereas Ghibli/Miyazaki villains are almost always redeemable, because they follow a Shinto paradigm that rejects this binary - so you end up with really complicated antagonists like Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke, or protagonists who do ‘bad’ things, like Haku from Spirited Away).
Anyway I’m not going to go into a huge spiel about it here, as tempting as it is. But I was - at one point - actually going to do my PhD media studies thesis on binary paradigms of good/evil in children’s movies, and potential impacts this has on viewers. So you know, I guess it’s a ‘thing’ of mine.
Much more fun to just write it out in fiction though. :D