The confusion people make between need and love has been a pet peeve of mine since I was a teenager. I hated all the mushy romance plots where the girl and boy both declared “I NEED you! I’d DIE without you! You’re my EVERYTHING!” I always felt that was awful. It always implied dependance rather than desire. I’ve always thought that “I want you in my life” was far more romantic than “I need you in my life.” Want indicates that there is choice and thought. That, in all the world, with its billions of people, this other being is someone you would like to share things with.
Of course, romantic comedies typically send me into a frothing rage, so maybe I Just Don’t Get romance…
Calling all artists…AND WRITERS!
I was thinking about the upcoming break I’ll be taking from the 17th to the 28th of December, and while I’ve already received some AMAZING guest art, I know that I have several very talented writers in the LeyLian ranks as well. So I decided to open the call up to short fiction too — I’ll even do a quick sketch to illustrate any fan-fiction received. Canon, Alternate Universe, Cross-overs — all are welcome, as long as it’s LeyLines related in some fashion and not too long (aim for 1,000 – 5,000 words)!