So my WIP is an Urban Fantasy story that features a hidden supernatural world. Not the most interesting starting point, but something I've taken to is the idea of actually using the story to almost critique the genre a little, explore some difficult questions about the practicality of it that aren't typically addressed, and play with people's expectations. I hope that should help make things more interesting. For example, what I am doing with vampires starts off with one of MCs portrayed as a bit of tormented soul, struggling to be good in spite of the evil within, and the emerging threat of a antagonistic group of ruthless vampires. But, the evil vampires quickly become the target of derision amongst the cast as they are actually a bit of parody of how vampires are sometimes portrayed, in that it would actually be very reckless and shortsighted in any organised supernatural world. And meanwhile the vampire MC's 'straining against the darkness within' is actually more about an unhealthy coping mechanism of trying to recreate a life gone by and not adapt to change, and has only helped perpetuate the character's self hatred. Anyway, what I wanted to ask about here is handling the concept of a hidden world itself. The hidden world itself is an obviously huge part of the practicality of the world, and relates closely to the sense of society which I want to focus on majorly. Therefore, I am thinking about spending more time exploring how it works than usual for a story like this, and about how modern society has been making the secrecy increasingly difficult to maintain and it might just all fall apart sometime. Even a major plotline of rebels challenging the rules. But of course, the more I go into this, the more it could destabilize the whole thing. If I just sort of ignore it, then I could survive of the audience expectations that they can just assume it works somehow and suspend disbelief. And that way I wouldn't have to worry about how it might affect everything else. So my question is, how much can or should I push? Do you think people would find it more interesting to explore the issue, or do you think they would rather focus on other elements? Thanks for reading.