Any Potential Problems with This?:
- So obviously I'm researching addiction to ensure I portray that as accurately and not sugar coated as possible, but I feel almost as if it kind of envokes a Slippery Slope Fallacy in a way.
- "Abandon an (unimportant) tennent of your religion/morals? You'll end up going against everything you once believed in and become The Alcoholic..."
edited 21st Apr '13 1:52:21 PM by TheMuse
- And also, he'd been living away from home for a few years before he started drinking. Would having him become comfortable with his setting before drinking at a party on a whim or something be unrealistic?
edited 21st Apr '13 2:48:24 PM by TheMuse
- But yeah, I worried that could come up. (althought it was completely unintentional)
- If anyone else can see this, PLEASE let me know.
- Further note: If it makes it any better, the setting is not on Earth and is more ambiguously-European than anything else.
edited 21st Apr '13 5:18:30 PM by TheMuse
- He isn't in the most wealthy/sanitary are;, plus he's educated, he knows that you don't just drink water that's visibly/not visibly but probably dirty.
- The whole 'being raised in a religious enviroment leads to later problems' isn't one of the main morals of the story by any means. This setting also displays a variety of other religions as well, with different taboos, many having no problem with 'carnal' pleasures in moderation.
- It's not like every single religion in this setting forces you to commit heresy in order to have a fufilling life.
edited 22nd Apr '13 6:39:47 PM by TheMuse
- Edit: Well he can't always afford tea, because he doesn't always have a stable income, plus boiling water all the time can become a big pain. After a while, he thinks 'why not?' and tries alcohol.
edited 23rd Apr '13 7:10:09 AM by TheMuse