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 Post subject: The Shoda and the Lych in Christian Fantasy
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:48 am 
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So, I made up two demonic races known as the Shoda and the Lych.

The Shoda are a race very similar to vampires and the Lych are their pets/comrades, a derivative of werewolves.

I was also wondering what you all thought about putting vampires and werewolves in Christian fiction, most notably fantasy?

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 Post subject: Re: The Shoda and the Lych in Christian Fantasy
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The Shoda are a race very similar to vampires and the Lych are their pets/comrades, a derivative of werewolves.
Fascinating. Are the Lych the Shoda's familiars?

I would say it depends on how you portray the vampires and werewolves.

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Well, I think vampires and werewolves are kind of touchy creatures to deal with, but if you portray them in a Christ-honoring way instead of honoring Satan with them, it should be okay, I think.

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I have them in my world.

I agree with Milly. That doesn't mean they have to be good, they just have to be true to their natures, good or evil.

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I'm not sure what you mean, Ira.

They are purely evil in my world.

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1familiar 3: a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person

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You should talk to Racham Mimetes, Starcrafter. He has all kinds of things like that in his writing.

I personally think so long as you are portraying them as they are (evil) it is alright, though not something I generally read. :)

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In that case, Ira, yes, they are the Shoda's familiars. :D

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I personally think so long as you are portraying them as they are (evil) it is alright, though not something I generally read.


Yes, that is what I figured when writing them into my story. :)

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*Thinks that's what she meant to say, but isn't sure anymore :roll: *
*Cough* Should be good, then. :)

To clarify my previous statement further (hopefully), representing something evil (eg. a witch or sorcerer) as good would be honoring Satan, because those are things that God hates. We cannot honor Him by representing evil as good. :)

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Calista: Agreed. :)

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One thing that helps show readers if something is good or bad is how the story shapes their story. Say you have a vampire as a main character. If you have him die in the end and have a side-character triumph. Or you could try to pull a Jonah sort of ending. But that's a bit hard to pull off.

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I think that we almost need to write about them thanks to Twilight I feel it's almost our duty to put those types of creatures back into their proper light.


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