Last Week’s Discussion:
Werewolves: The Misunderstood
For those of you who don’t know, werewolves are my absolute favorite supernatural creature, and since it’s supernatural month on my blog, I naturally had to throw in a discussion post about them. I was a little disappointed, though, with my discussioners. It seems they aren’t quite as passionate as I am. Let’s take a look at what they said.
Feel This Book said:
“I love werewolves! Way more than vampires😀 [… In Buffy the comic series,] Oz has found a way to control his werewolfiness. But it wasn’t always like that, he would change based on his emotions or the full moon, and he would have the lack of recollection + the lack of control. It was over time that he learned to control it, and not just out of the gate.”
“I love werewolves as well, specially in a paranormal romance kind of sense (no guilty pleasures for me), so having a functional kind of werewolf is my thing. If it’s a main protagonist in a story, I love to have them think and function within their werewolf form (Can you tell I was Team Werewolf in the Twilight series?) But if they’re the “villain” or “aggressor”, then yeah, I’d rather have the traditional kind of werewolf.”
“I haven’t given as much thought to werewolves, but I feel like they show up more often (comparatively to other supernatural figures) in visual media than literature. Perhaps their metamorphosis is visually striking, but not as easy to draw sympathy from the reader or create a metaphor? “
It seems we don’t really agree on werewolves. Some people like their werewolves to appear in different ways based on the part they play in a story. Some want them to be almighty, powerful creatures with control. (god-modding in my opinion), but whatever the case, it seems we can all agree on something: werewolves rock!
Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST:
Witches: The Variable