Well I searched a few topics regarding about anthropomorphism but they mostly discuss about animals and some hybrids. Mine is a little trickier I think. It's ships, or rather specifically, navy ships and some aircraft. I sometimes have trouble having 'hands' for the ships. I opted divots and cranes once but some critics (in another fanfic community) complained about pushing the "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" too high so I set to have humans involved that would act as hands (well the Captain's command of 'All Hands on Deck!' comes to mind). Overall it's kind of hard to describe a ships 'anatomy' as they're completely not human nor resemble any human figure at all. The only thing making them have human aspects is they can see, they can talk and they can listen (sonar lol). When I try to exhibit human gesture, that's when the trouble starts. Things like 'should I add sweat?' or 'do they bleed diesel instead?' 'is blowing a turret apart too much "gore"?' 'should it's engines/powerplants act similarly like a person's heart?' 'which ship part should I call "the head"?' Pushing further would probably mean making transformers out of my ships which I do not want. Any helpful suggestions in this area? Other than that, I also had some trouble in finding a common ground where readers can relate to the MC and his love interest's relationship while being best as they are--ships, because it's set for a romance story. Call me a bit of a Thomas the train engine fan although I have no idea who that is; just some critic branded me on a silly pop culture reference. .