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Immature Reasons For A Child To Join A Society.:

 1 Zolnier, Sun, 29th May '11 10:16:56 PM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Any ways a society of mermaids could seem really appealing to live with to a seven year old?
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It'd mean freedom from regulation (seemingly) as well as a potential childhood fantasy of the fantastic in the real world.

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 3 Zolnier, Sun, 29th May '11 10:20:25 PM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Anything that could appeal to an aspergic kid?
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 4 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 1:08:20 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Any way say a mermaid could seem to be a better mother figure than a loving normal woman?
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Lurker
The sole fact that she's a magical creature would be sufficient for a seven-year-old. Or maybe the kid love swimming, while his/her own mother doesn't like the ocean, something a mermaid would obviously enjoy.
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 6 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 2:00:04 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Would it be plauisble for a seven year old to think (by the ways the children in question are the mermaid's biological kid's) that just because she's their mother by blood she'll be a better parent then their adoptive ones? The adoptive parents are decent by the way.
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That would be plausible - especially if the kid has heard any of those countless stories and fairytales where the main character meets their real parents and turns out to be a prince(ss) or whatever. It's something that has unfortunately been somewhat idealized.
"Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane"
 8 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 2:07:44 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Also any way the twin's friend becoming a mermaid to escape an abusive mother could be a bad thing?
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Lurker
Maybe life as a mermaid isn't as great as the sounds. Or more subtly, perhaps running from the problems instead of facing them will cause the kid to have some psychological problems. The latter might be a little hard to justify in the case of a seven-year-old - you'd need some way for a small child to deal with his/her emotional problems in a believable way.
"Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane"
 10 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 2:14:26 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Well she is leaving everything else behind. Her father, her siblings, her friends, her very species. And perhaps her memories of them grow foggier over time until they're like a dream. The whole story is mean't to be a deconstruction of a changeling fantasy.
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Lurker
So she'd forget the good qualities of her old life? That could probably work.
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 12 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 2:39:02 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Also wouldn't the Fin and Gill's (the twin's) adoptive parents, and Maria's (the frind) parents be suspected of murder if they dissapeared?
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Lurker
Depends. People would probably suspect kidnappers or child predators first.
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 14 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 3:07:38 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
Also would it be creepy if Maria cut of a toe so people wouldn't look for her after she changes?
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Lurker
Yes, that would be creepy - but it would also make for a great story. She's seven years old, isn't she? Quite a hardcore little kid.

edited 30th May '11 5:42:24 AM by Tjatter

"Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane"
 16 Zolnier, Mon, 30th May '11 6:07:25 AM from A suspiciously dull shop
The Odd Lad
So any thing about being a mermaid that a seven year old might find fun?
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Lurker
I'm going to point to the whole "magical creature" thing again.
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