Tuesday, June 12, 2018
🏳️🌈✨ Our Gay Characters... ✨🏳️🌈
by Daniel L Rappaport
"“Really? Well thank you! I find you fascinating as well, my Petite.”
“We do make a good pair, don’t we?”
- Lines from The Legend of the Lost Rose
Spark and Petite
In our epic, fantasy iBook "The Legend of the Lost Rose", our two main characters, Spark and Petite just happen to be gay.
Why did I choose this? I could've very easily had gone with an older "Hollywood norm" and chosen a straight couple.
I am very happy to say that the "Hollywood norm" is changing as time goes on.
There aren't a whole heck of a lot of LGBTQ characters in fantasy. Main characters who are, are even fewer.
But, beyond that, I just wanted to write about something that I knew and that I could be just a bit more true to myself in this arena.
In bringing Spark and Petite to life, I felt that it would be really great and totally interesting to see what happens if I just let them go, and be themselves.
I suppose that I didn't think about any particular "stereotypes" of any kind. I just wrote what came natural to me.
Something else rather exciting is the fact that the prequel to "The Legend of the Lost Rose" - "Spark the Flying Frog" and Legend aren't going to be the only two works that these adorable characters will be portrayed in.
At this time, I would encourage to see what we are offering for LGBTQ Pride month by seeing our special edition website here.