Today’s topic comes from QSFer Tam Ames: “What about anthropomorphic … things? There was a cute book that I have yet to read with a book who was anthropomorphic and other creatures. Think The Little Toaster for grown-ups. Anyone done it? Read it? Hate it? Love it? Too… out there? (NOT shifters)”
For folks who aren’t familiar with the term:
As Tam says, this is discrete from shifters – these are not people who can take the form of animals. Typically, anthropomorphism is used with actual animals that either display human-like traits, or to whom we assign them – think when a dog “smiles”. Or when we say a cat has “disdain” for its human owners.
But Tam brings up a slightly different take on the topic – when inanimate objects act like people.
So for today’s questions: Have you written (or read) anything that falls into this category? And what ideas do you have for human-acting things in LGBT spec fic? (I know at least one of you is thinking “anthropomorphic dildo”, and for you, I offer the cover above.