Sunday, November 25, 2012

Something to Think About

It's Sunday!  I'm back with Something to Think About!!!  I've got a double dose for you today!!!

"A Promiscuous person is a person who is getting more sex than you are."  

-Victor Lownes

"And why is it that some men just can't deal with the idea that a smart, together, professional woman like me can actually deserve their respect and still want to be thrown down on the couch and pounded like a cheap steak now and then?" 

-Author Unknown

So, any random thoughts?  My mind took a turn for the worse ;) at being thrown down on the couch and being pounded like cheap steak!

Okay, back from my dirty thoughts!  

Know anything about Maslow's hierarchy of Needs?  Well, in nursing school this was a staple (at least in mine).  Maslow was a psychologist who had this theory that we have a set of needs as people and that these needs are arranged in a hierarchy fashion...Kind of like when you play WoW and you can't get to other quests until you finish some of the ones that you're currently on?  Lost you?  In essence, certain needs on the hierarchy must be met in order for other higher level needs to be met.

It is arranged in a pyramid fashion with the base needs being on the bottom (whoa!).
The base is made up of physiological needs such, water, shelter, sleep and sex.

SEX?  Yep, SEX!  But not in the way you're thinking! We as a species need sex (for procreation).  Without it we would die off.  But we have artificial insemination, so all is not lost you say?

Wrong...Higher in the hierarchy after base needs have been met and safety needs are out of the way, we humans crave love and belonging.  We want to be accepted and loved by family, friends and that oh so special someone(s).

Where are you going with this?

Okay, I'll spill!  Most of you know I'm deep in the third installment of the Salin's Salvation series, Maria's Match.  When I created the story, I thought, what is the best way to take out a species?  Of course, eradication right away would be a very short book indeed...

Once upon a time, there was a planet.  Some aliens blew it up and there were no survivors.  The end.  

Although I will say, I have read an interesting series about such a thing, but there were survivors and the plot thickened and I wanted one of the survivors...HERE.

Anyways....My evil villains released a virus that not only took out a big chunk of the population (women and children), but altered their ability to procreate.  It wouldn't allow for Salinians to procreate with Salinians.  But wait!  Yeah, yeah...I took out more than just their procreation abilities, whipping the base need for sex right out from under them.  But we aren't just our base needs.  I took their safety.  There is a very real threat hovering out in space somewhere.  And I took their love and belonging.  I've made the women feel useless and the males to be overpopulated when taking into account the few females available.  But there is more...

It's a surprise.  I'm hoping to be done with Maria's Match in time for the New Year!!!  I know.  I am slower than Christmas, but in my defense, I am a nurse by night and write in my spare time during the day.

:)  Don't forget to Check out the Year End Splash! on the Romance Reviews!  I won a free ebook last week!  Having Thyne by Kharisma Rhayne!  Thanks Kharisma for the free ebook!  So, don't miss your chance to win some free stuff.  Now if you'll excuse me...I've got some reading to do!

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