Comic 83 - Off We Go

5th Jul 2017, 12:00 AM
Off We Go
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Phantoma Fenrir 5th Jul 2017, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
I think I like the Basil more without the hat and monocle... "It makes me feel offical. Ciao."
PeterVonBrown 5th Jul 2017, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Well, you'll see him again sans hat & monocle down the road... eventually!
loyaldog 5th Jul 2017, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
loyaldog
My God. He didn't need the monocle THIS WHOLE TIME?
PeterVonBrown 5th Jul 2017, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Nope. :)
Wildwolf42 6th Jul 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Wildwolf42
It's kinda like how whenever I need to feel official for a game or something, I always use a bad British accent
Phantoma Fenrir 6th Jul 2017, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
I usually only leave one comment on a page but I had to ask...

1.What year does the comic take place?

2.Werewolves have been around for a while in your comics setting, right? So why is there so much discrimination against them still? I mean I understand there being hate for them, (Nothing could make it all go away) but it shouldn't be as prominent as it was a long time ago.
PeterVonBrown 7th Jul 2017, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
It is meant to be contemporary. You do raise a fair point about them having existed for long enough that perhaps they'd be more accepted. I've always thought of it as a matter of misinformation and perception - on both the human and werewolf sides.

To start, however, remember Wolverton only has the "good" werewolves. For every peace-loving one in town there is likely to be one out among the humans more like what's most often seen in the movies. Furthermore, they're unable (or unwilling) to adjust and adapt to society like Talbot attempted (as seen in the beginning of the comic). And they're not all lucid or rational as werewolves, either. So with a fair number of vicious man-beasts able to appear and run amok, it's no wonder the human point of view is that they're always a menace, and always to be feared. And if Wolverton gradually "removes" all the nice ones from being seen at large, the human world is left with naught but the savage ones.

Sebastian, Crystal and Cliff [the 'wolves in the shack], for instance, are the sort who like to wreak havoc and cause harm. However these three are also lucid and rational[?]. So there's a middle ground, too: 'Wolves who can behave "normally" as humans but are downright cruel and unfeeling even, just as some regular humans are (in our real life).

On the lycanthropy side of the coin, many of those afflicted with werewolfery don't like the wolf part of themselves. They're ashamed, and try to hide it. It's a burden. They are afraid of what they're capable of, locking themselves away on the full moon. Many don't even realize they can change whenever they wish. So a lot of them haven't learned how to reclaim their humanity while in wolf form. And even if they have, they're not about to "flagrantly expose" themselves. This is why Basil asks Talbot how often he is in wolf form. Had he been a 'wolf who doesn't really like to be a wolf all that much, then Basil wouldn’t have allowed citizenship. Harbor and safety, yes. Official denizen, no. There exists, then, a kind of prejudice against themselves. Wolvertonians have their Code of Conduct, after all, which does include a chapter on human interactions.

So again, due to the lack of correct knowledge out there about the levels of lycanthropic activity, it's hard to come to terms with it on either side.

And sadly United States history has recently reconfirmed that intolerance, bigotry and fear never truly die. Even when such behavior appears to be on the decline, it's always ready to be resurrected at the drop of a hat with a vengeance.

[And you can make as many comments on a page as you wish. ;) ]
Phantoma Fenrir 8th Jul 2017, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Wait I thought all werewolves were in their regular mental state in their werewolf forms. So is it like they don't really have control unless they accept it or something else? (as far as those three go I knew they had control and decide to act like jerks which is why I don't like them.)
PeterVonBrown 8th Jul 2017, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Yes, suffice to say it's a matter of focus. Not all lycanthropes have a mastery of it. The majority does, I'd say, because it happens over time. But then, it's another matter to want to be a wolf all the time. And 'those three' scoff at your contempt. ;)