This Bookslut post raises the horrifying possibility that we will all have to pretend to lust for mermaids for the next two years or so, because werewolves and vampires are over and new Supernatural Creatures We Want to Fuck will appear on the literary scene.
I don’t believe it’s true. First of all, unlike werewolves and vampires, mermaids live in the depths of the sea, which is not a viable environment for human beings full stop, let alone human beings who want to take part in an oxygen-heavy activity like fucking. (The amazing Emily Carroll has done a comic, “The Prince and the Sea,” on the forever boundaries between man and mermaid.) Continue reading →