Comic 338 - PAWsibilities

25th May 2022, 12:00 AM
PAWsibilities
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Mr. Guest. 25th May 2022, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
I would say that you just made a pup very happy. Chip is adorable.
Mitch? I thought he was Floyd? I'm confused...
PeterVonBrown 25th May 2022, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Glad you like the pup. :)
The top half is Floyd. The bottom half is Mitch, Chip's papa, who's been in the comic a couple times. (We've never seen Mitch's face though, a little "joke" in that the focus is really on Chip.)
Mr. Guest. 25th May 2022, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Ok you had me confused there for a moment with the switch between them 😅😅😅... Guess I should have been able to tell by the fact that Mitch is Chip's dad and that he has darker fur than Floyd.
Indagare 25th May 2022, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Hi Peter! I came across this cool transformation and the title got me wondering: do the Wolvertonians moonbathe the way we sunbathe?

I mean, I know that the influence of the full moon prevents them from shifting, but I was curious if some just like to lay back and absorb the lunar rays. Would they feel good to a 'wolf?

Also, thank you so much for answering my previous questions!
PeterVonBrown 25th May 2022, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Why yes, yes they do. I've been wanting to include moonbathing for some time now, and also borrow the joke from The Addams Family (60s TV series) of Fester being told to watch out for moonburn. When will I get to it? Not sure, whenever it fits. Who will it be? Probably Darkfang.
LegendaryLycanthrope 26th May 2022, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
The moon doesn't have rays, though - it's just reflected solar rays.
Indagare 26th May 2022, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
The moon doesn't have rays, though - it's just reflected solar rays.

By this logic, the 'wolves shouldn't be able to change under direct sunlight either, since that'd be more powerful than the reflected light the moon gives.
PeterVonBrown 26th May 2022, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Just appreciate the joke. :)
Indagare 26th May 2022, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Hi again Peter!

So this conversation seems to imply there's no music shop in Wolverton, nor anyone capable of creating a keyboard from scratch (as it were). I would guess that there's not enough of a demand for musical instruments for someone to have a shop, though it's a bit surprising no one has the skills to build/repair instruments given there's a band that regularly plays there.

I mean, Amanda would have restrung her cello had Cheezle not intervened, but that seems to put a lot of onus on the players for the upkeep of their musical instruments. Which may be fair, but I still feel like someone with the knowledge to repair them would be a good thing.
PeterVonBrown 26th May 2022, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Wolverton does not and cannot manufacture all their own stuff. Besides the space/location of a ton of "factories" issue, they don't need the headache of having to deal with it. Why make what one can already get? Such "luxuries" as a electronic keyboard is a perfect example of what they don't have enough of a demand for nor the resources to produce "in house/town". Izzy's Nintendo Switch is another. There's a warehouse in Mansfield that their orders are delivered to, and some 'wolves have to go out as humans every so often and pick them up to bring them to town. Been trying to get that into the comic, and Chip's keyboard will fit the bill, as it were.

As for repairing instruments, naturally there are werewolves for that job somewhere in town. They'd have recorded their skills when they registered as Wolvertonians, which then gets listed on the PAW.

As for a music shop in town, it hasn't come up until you mentioned it. But consulting with my friend who 'creates' Anton Piano Keys, we figure the Romani have a little music shop of sorts. But I don't think it's a full blown "carries everything" type.
Indagare 27th May 2022, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Wolverton does not and cannot manufacture all their own stuff. Besides the space/location of a ton of "factories" issue, they don't need the headache of having to deal with it. Why make what one can already get? Such "luxuries" as a electronic keyboard is a perfect example of what they don't have enough of a demand for nor the resources to produce "in house/town". Izzy's Nintendo Switch is another. There's a warehouse in Mansfield that their orders are delivered to, and some 'wolves have to go out as humans every so often and pick them up to bring them to town. Been trying to get that into the comic, and Chip's keyboard will fit the bill, as it were.

While I understand all this, the comic said "a decent keyboard" not an electric one. Simple keyboards using strings and hammers (such as a toy piano might have) could probably be made from materials found in Wolverton. I guess I just tend to see the 'wolves being a bit more handy/independant thanks to the way they work.

As for repairing instruments, naturally there are werewolves for that job somewhere in town. They'd have recorded their skills when they registered as Wolvertonians, which then gets listed on the PAW.

Okay. I figured there almost had to be 'wolves with the right skills.

As for a music shop in town, it hasn't come up until you mentioned it. But consulting with my friend who 'creates' Anton Piano Keys, we figure the Romani have a little music shop of sorts. But I don't think it's a full blown "carries everything" type.

Well, everything would be a lot to carry! But it'd surely be a nice little shop to visit. Certainly they'd have instruments related to their cultural music, and perhaps a few others.
PeterVonBrown 27th May 2022, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
While I understand all this, the comic said "a decent keyboard" not an electric one. Simple keyboards using strings and hammers (such as a toy piano might have) could probably be made from materials found in Wolverton. I guess I just tend to see the 'wolves being a bit more handy/independant thanks to the way they work.

Ah, that's a shade of meaning misunderstood. It says "decent keyboard", as Anton (i.e. my friend) wants something nicer than an inexpensive one. The reason being twofold - first, many electric keyboards sound obviously artificial or tinny, so to speak. Second, the weight and feel of the keys must be substantial to mimic a real piano, which has an impact on learning to play the real instrument.

Otherwise, yes, they are independent and paw-y. They're not going to need outside help for a plumbing job, for instance.
PeterVonBrown 27th May 2022, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Indagare - I’ll put it into the comic for you. :)
Indagare 27th May 2022, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Ah, that's a shade of meaning misunderstood. It says "decent keyboard", as Anton (i.e. my friend) wants something nicer than an inexpensive one. The reason being twofold - first, many electric keyboards sound obviously artificial or tinny, so to speak. Second, the weight and feel of the keys must be substantial to mimic a real piano, which has an impact on learning to play the real instrument.

*nods* That makes sense. I tend to think a bit too literally about these things. ^^;

Otherwise, yes, they are independent and paw-y. They're not going to need outside help for a plumbing job, for instance.

*nods* Well, I mostly have them pegged (in my head) as sort of like the Amish in terms of being able to take care of themselves. It's why whenever they need something from outside my silly brain protests.

Indagare - I’ll put it into the comic for you. :)

You really don't have to. Your comments are most helpful in this area!