Wednesday, 24 April 2013
U is for Unicorn - Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
I have loved unicorns since I was a little girl and I make no excuses for it at all. They are noble and pure creatures and I don't think I've ever seen them in anything where I didn't love them. Admittedly the bit in Blade Runner is pretty odd, but. well, it's still a great film.
The fact that they are supposedly drawn to virgins makes them an utterly fabulous plot device.
The fact that the unicorn was attracted to Merlin also gave the fanfic writers hours of fun :).
Of course unicorns aren't the only mythical creatures I adore. I've always loved dragons as well. In a lot of films and books of my childhood dragons were the bad guys, but I could never help liking them. Dragons are just a regal as unicorns, only they tend to be a bit bloodier. Unicorns win with magic and purity of heart, dragons win with magic and really sharp teeth.
In most fiction unicorns tend to be shy, retiring creatures who give their trust only grudgingly. They are also often the innocent victims as magicians and sorcerers attempt to steal their horn. I do enjoy it when the unicorn turns out to be a little more kick-ass though, either because of their innate magic, or because of what the protagonists help them to do.
In the fantasy genre you often find the unicorn used as a symbol of peace, similar to the dove in Christian theology, and peace is a worthy goal. I won't say the unicorn is my favourite mythical creature, but it is definitely up near the top.
Do you like unicorns? What is your favourite mythical creature?
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My twin and I are also doing the A to Z Challenge over at our fantasy erotica blog: http://fantasyboysxxx.blogspot.co.uk/