Author: Jan Scholten
Arales has one Family, Araceae.
The main themes come from the discrepancy between the Carbon series and Silicon series. They have difficulties combining the theme of communication and connecting, with the theme of being themselves. They can feel like a child who has to be a teenager, or like a teenager who is being treated as a child.
It is like being a teenager who has to learn how to survive with all their own needs and instincts, and at the same time, make contacts and bonds. They often feel vulnerable, like a child who needs protection, but still they have to go out into the world and stand on their own.