It is common knowledge if you have been following my blog for a while now, that I do not like romance as a genre and I do not like gooey love scenes in my movies either; so this post is going to come as a surprise to you, because this is all about romance today!
No, don’t worry, I am not becoming a romance author and nor do I intend to start injecting more romance in my stories and poetry, this is purely about how I had a light bulb moment last night in bed about romance.
I realised there are two main types of romance and I decided that they are to be called “Angel school romance” or “Demon school romance”.
So what are they?
Angel school romance is the traditional, soft and sappy romance from days of yore; where there is a mutual respect between the couple in question, possibly sharing of love letters, poetry, gifts of chocolate or candies, wining and dining and true chivalry and serenading. A mutual sharing of feelings and lots of soft sentimental emotion! A simple pure kiss is a big deal and its hands off till we’re married types. Think of any Jane Austen novel and Mills and Boon tripe.
Demon school romance still has the chivalry to a certain degree, but there is a defined power dynamic, intense fiery passion, rough play between lovers, mock fights, sometimes a love/hate relationship, tango dancing, sarcastic humour and a certain level of possessiveness and BDSM. There are still gifts, but the gifts may be quirkier and less innocent and the love far deeper and involves a certain amount of acceptance of each other’s darkest personalities. Think Morticia and Gomez Addams, Harlequin and the Joker.
You can tell which school I attend can’t you?
Thanks for reading!