I like to do polls. They are interesting. I wish this polling system were easier to use however. Of course I don’t just put them out there for any reason. I am trying to do legitimate research.
And some of that has to do with reception of certain races and creatures in stories. Sometimes it’s hard to create a valid picture of what a fantasy race may look like if you are creating your own. And it seems that picking the right fantasy races can affect story reception. So sometimes I’m going to get questions to ask readers for this or other stories.
I look forward to working with readers in the future!
Thanks for any input and to help me understand reader perceptions. Some of the responses may not necessarily all go together it may seem but the responses are designed to help tell if they are usable for story crafting. Helpful comments feel free to post below, particularly any ideas to help avoid legal difficulties would be appreciated in order to create better dwarves. This may not necessarily be for this story, but it will help with research.
Poll question; are fantasy dwarf girls usable in harems or harem stories?
1) Yes, but please don’t portray them as ugly! (I don’t think they are ugly if the writing says they aren’t. A harem dwarf girl is OK for me.)
2) No, the fantasy dwarves have been portrayed as ugly over many years of cultural writing stacking up on each other. I would have a hard time overcoming this because of that. Harem dwarf female character in this or some other story is not OK for me.
3) Yes acceptable somewhat, but don’t portray them as elves.
4) I picture fantasy dwarf girls as jailbait (but at least close to 18ish…)
5) If I picture dwarf girls as jailbait then I think a story or author could get in trouble. (I think dwarf fantasy girls written as jailbait like appearance is wrong, even if they look close to 18.)
6) Unless stated I think dwarf girls are ugly.
7) I don’t think dwarf fantasy girls are wrong as jailbait as long as it says they are written as age of adults even if description says otherwise.
8) I think that either dwarf near jailbait or witch near jailbait is OK if it’s only text and not pictures.
9) I think that either dwarf near jailbait or witch near jailbait is NOT OK even if only text and no pictures.
10) I picture dwarves different from real human dwarves
11) I picture dwarves similar to real world human dwarves