Comic 249 - Not Much Though

9th Sep 2020, 12:00 AM
Not Much Though
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LegendaryLycanthrope 9th Sep 2020, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
'Prolonged exposure would do bad things to you' as opposed to the regular stuff, which is still a narcotic even if not a 'toxic' one
PeterVonBrown 9th Sep 2020, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Mostly true. The variety of bane they normally use has no real effect on them other than euphoria. If any issues exist, they're negligible. As stated, it's just that one kind (of 30 or more).
LegendaryLycanthrope 9th Sep 2020, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
i know a few hundred million stoners who would pay a premium for a narcotic that only has positives - that would be like their version of the holy grail

also, see what happens when you don't share, darkfang?! you get punished with possible side effects by the great communist spirit
Moonwolf 9th Sep 2020, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
So i have a guess here. when Darkfang was beaten up, it took him more transformation to heal his wounds than he thought it would be. my guess is that this is one of the side-effects ,making the transformation less effective.
also funnily enough in the same comic Darkfang said "This Bane is worth the Pain"....oh the irony xD
PeterVonBrown 9th Sep 2020, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Quite an intriguing idea. :)
Indagare 9th Sep 2020, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Makes a lot of sense to me Moonwolf. Poison can do all sorts of nasty things, and impairing healing abilities is certainly a logical one. Peter might have other side-effects in mind, but your idea is a great one!
Indagare 9th Sep 2020, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
While it's just one kind now, could the 'wolves develop more from it (or from others)? It'd take time, but most of them would have it with how long they can live.
PeterVonBrown 9th Sep 2020, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but it seems to be about developing other types of bane to make better effects. And whether or not they could adjust/perfect or tolerate another over time, given their long life spans? Something like that? I'm going to stick to the created basics and 'rules' for the comic. I think it would hinder the premise to add caveats or expansions.
Indagare 10th Sep 2020, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
I was more thinking that any flower-lovers among the 'wolves might be interested in getting more variety since folks tend to love to develop new colors or looks for flowers in real life. (Scientists in real life are working on developing an actually blue rose using genetics!)

Given this, it didn't seem far-fetched (to me) that there could be a Wolverton Wolfsbane (Wolfsbloom? Wolfsbanebloom?) developed from the safe variety by some long-lived 'wolf with a love of flowers. I don't mean it in a way to cause issues for the comic; it's just something that people tend to do, so I thought they might too. (It'd be the same safe variety just different? Like dogs are varieties of wolves?)

Weirdly enough, a variety of wolfsbane that's safe for them should be safe for humans too.
PeterVonBrown 10th Sep 2020, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Well, Trevor Bane does fiddle with and develop new varieties from the kind they use. Whether it's different potency, flavor or desired effect (energetic, meditative, sleep aid). That's why he's the shop owner. :) But creating a new bloom for beauty... certainly could happen. It can happen "off camera somewhere within this comic world" :)
As for it not being harmful to humans, I have two answers: First, it would likely be the same in that it's not entirely without effect, it's just that it's too minuscue to matter. However, it should also be noted that 'wolves would have a better tolerance due to their heightened powers from Nature. So, without that werewolfery advantage, it would be more poisonous for the humans.
Indagare 10th Sep 2020, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Okay. That's all I wanted to know. Heh. Well, it's nice to know. :-)

Well, the species is known for its poisonous nature, so I wasn't sure that the one they liked and used was a non-poisonous variety or just less-so. I also wasn't sure it couldn't be a wolving variety--blooming near the bright autumn moon and causing humans that partake of it to wolf out. ;-)