Monday, July 11, 2011

"We are not werewolves" - The Perils of Using Actual Places as Sites in Fiction

When The Other Stephenie Meyer wrote the TWILIGHT series, she set the first part of the story in and near the town of Forks, Washington.  This has increased tourism in the area but has also meant that locals are sometimes bothered by fans looking for the fictional characters.

Right now the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has an exhibit called "Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves." (Link only good through August 14th).  Part of the exhibit is a video interview of several Quileutes. One of the teenagers tries to make it clear that "we are not werewolves."

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