Comic 8 - POEM

27th Jan 2016, 1:00 AM
POEM
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)

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PeterVonBrown 19th Jan 2016, 9:22 PM edit delete
PeterVonBrown
The poem, of course, is a parody of the one from the Universal monster movies:

Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright.

Then after the first film, the last line changed to:

And the moon is full and bright

And thus, Hollywood helped to create the "werewolves at full moon" mythos.

Comments:

Zanreo 29th Jan 2016, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
Zanreo
Finally a place he can be himself :D
ranger_brianna_new 3rd Feb 2016, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Pizza at last!
tfilas 6th Feb 2016, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
So many raccoons in my yard, but so little pizza
Nezumi 24th Oct 2018, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
It also helped solidify silver as specifically a werewolf thing. (Contrary to some claims, it does appear in some earlier lore, but was considered more of a general charm against evil) And pretty much launched the idea of a werewolf as something you kill instead of something you cure. (Old lore tended to be far, far more concerned with curing lycanthropy, because murdering your brother or the guy down the street was not seen as a good solution to their turning into a wolf)
PeterVonBrown 24th Oct 2018, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Yes, indeed! Silver bullets (or canes or such) definitely comes from Hollywood. You won't find it very much in reference to werewolves as a defense in folklore. As you may recall, Talbot starts explaining this to a snarky human on page 4 'Museum' :) Thanks for reading!