Molly (fairest1) wrote in little_details,
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Average reaction to a weird situation

This isn't a question that can really be Googled; I want to be able to make an educated guess as to what the average reaction to the situation would be, determine what the odds are that a given person would react under these conditions.

This won't affect the main characters; I've already worked out who they are, how they'd react, and what bits of their background would let them react the way they have. This is more for side bits on how random background characters are inclined to react, or comments on how the population as a whole is dealing with the situation.

Time: Now

Location: Worldwide, with a focus on first-world countries.

The situation is this: One day, about 20% of the world's population changed into something . . . different. Vampires, shapeshifters, were-mermaids, weredragons, werewolves, fae, witches and wizards, etc. This doesn't affect their minds -- they all still think the way they did before, they're still the same people, the only difference being that they now drink blood or can turn into something at will.

Poll #1143131 How would you react . . .

If you were changed?

Flail and scream
5(3.4%)
Test your new abilities
17(11.6%)
Cheer -- you've been dreaming of this since you were a kid
4(2.7%)
Hide in your room
3(2.1%)
Suicide
0(0.0%)
Dig through your closet for a makeshift costume, head out to fight crime
1(0.7%)
Dig through your closet for a makeshift costume, head out to become a supervillain
1(0.7%)
Shrug it off, go about your daily routine.
2(1.4%)
Consider new career opportunities that come with your new abilities(you can fly? Start a courier business that doesn't care about traffic jams. You're a vampire? Switch to the night shift, etc)
7(4.8%)
Other (please specify below)
3(2.1%)

If you weren't changed?

Hide in your room.
13(8.9%)
Shrug it off, go about your daily routine
8(5.5%)
Decide that the new freaks are evil, try to kill them.
0(0.0%)
Feel disappointed you weren't changed.
27(18.5%)
Generally think it's awesome.
7(4.8%)
Consider new career opportunities that the situation allows (customizing pants that fit tails or shirts that accommodate wings, Hollywood movies that can do awesome stuff with a limited special effects budget, designing custom superhero costumes, etc)
4(2.7%)
Other (please specify below)
3(2.1%)
Tags: ~vampires witches and werewolves oh my
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