To me the character is more important than the ethnicity. Changing ethnicity gives a whole new range of obstacles and opportunities. I have one story that I will post this fall where the Roswell crash happened in the same location but in 1891. To make Max and Liz come from different sides of the tracks I made Max the son of a rancher and Liz the daughter of a sheepherder. In this case I chose Basque rather than Hispanic. I made a game out of it by trying to follow canon, at least in the story line while I used this time difference. 1891 is the year, I believe that Roswell was founded, Liz’s parents worked for a British Lord, named Parker. He assumed the names Jeff, Nancy and Lizzy because he said it would be too hard for the south westerners to pronounce Basque names.
Since most of my stories occur in the southwest I have tried to include Navajo, Hispanic, Mexican and even South American head-hunters as extras. I found a helper in Misha who translates phrases and slang into Spanish to spice up my stories.
Fan fic is an art. We can paint so many beautiful pictures.
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