Comic 225 - Rock Blocked

25th Mar 2020, 12:00 AM
Rock Blocked
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)


Indagare 25th Mar 2020, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Poor, lovelorn Talbot. He'd be much better off if he didn't try quite so hard. On the other side, Lynda's expression at the end is quite interesting.


A random question: do any of the 'wolves have pets? Are they able to or do normal animals have issues with 'wolves?
LegendaryLycanthrope 26th Mar 2020, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
well, the raccoon doesn't seem to have any problems with any of the wolves, but that's not even remotely close to a 'normal' animal
Indagare 26th Mar 2020, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
The raccoon is why I specified "normal" animals. It's just hard to imagine that none of the 'wolves had a pet unless somehow they couldn't.
PeterVonBrown 26th Mar 2020, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
To be honest, I have toyed with giving the human character Jon a cat, but as of right now he does not have one. It's also crossed my mind that 'wolves might have pets, but ultimately I decided against it since it wouldn't add anything to the comic. Sure, there could be a pet that's naughty or sick or whatnot, but with so many other stories yet to get to, I don't want to spend time on it. Let's assume Indagare's thought to be true - it would be difficult for animals to be cool with wolven owners.

The assessment of the raccoon is correct, and furthermore would not be considered a pet by anyone, including Riqurélio. More information on the raccoon *is* coming, and soon, but don't forget that "soon" can easily mean 6 months of comic pages.

As for Lynda, yes, she's surprised that LG's so taken with Talbot. As for whether or not it will change her opinion - we'll see. :)
Indagare 26th Mar 2020, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
Well, I ask because there's a mix in 'wolf lore of them either having issues with animals (due to being "unnatural") or for them to be really great with animals (due to "being closer to the natural world").

I've always thought that dogs ought to get along really well with 'wolves because they're basically the same thing (a wolf shaped by a human) just in different ways. Cohabiting with a cat myself, it's really not hard to imagine them getting along too since they're pretty good at timesharing.

All that said, it could even be that how a 'wolf comes into it might be reflected in animal behavior. Darkfang, for instance, might be on the "unnatural" side of things (due to originating from a curse) while Talbot could be on the "friend to all living things" side (since he was born a 'wolf). Which, given how he is, actually would make a lot of sense. (And provides an amusing mental image of wild animals deciding he's their new BFF.)

I should emphasize this is not something I expect to come up in the comic, just more of my 'wolfy wonderings.

I'd actually really like Talbot to learn how to be around her in time. He's so smitten he's stumbling all over himself. I'm not sure how I'd feel about her going for Talbot just because LG likes him.
LegendaryLycanthrope 26th Mar 2020, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
what about semi-wild animals? you know, the kind you frequently see in large cities and homes in some cases (or lots of cases when talking about mice)

wolverton seems to present itself as a very clean city, minimal unhandled waste and all that, but there's only so much you can do about that kind of thing - especially when eating outside, so i imagine there must be the occasional animal wandering into town looking for bits of food that haven't been cleaned up properly
PeterVonBrown 27th Mar 2020, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
See pages: 35, 37, 94, 107, 112

Otherwise the 'wolves are tasked with keeping their city clean.
LegendaryLycanthrope 27th Mar 2020, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
actually...adding on to the above, do any of the wolves have rodent problems in their homes?

if any would have it, my mind immediately goes to darkfang...that shot of his room in page 155 shows...what is basically a typical teenage boy's room - right down to the potato chips scattered all over the floor

also, since i'm bringing up that page, i never thought to ask when i first read it, but what was in that red bowl on his nightstand? kinda looks like there's water in it, so it looks like a wash-up bowl to me
PeterVonBrown 28th Mar 2020, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
I've asked, and none of the 'wolves have had rodent problems. :)

No, that's purple in the bowl, and there's a lighter and papers next to it. So it's his favorite thing, of course.
LegendaryLycanthrope 25th Mar 2020, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
well, this should be interesting...i get the feeling lynda didn't really believe talbot when he said he personally knew loup garou all those pages ago and now she's realizing he does

or maybe she's just jealous
Indagare 26th Mar 2020, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
She certainly looks shocked.
Moonwolf 27th Mar 2020, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
...And that was the Story where Talbot gave up Hunting after Lynda and instead joined Floyeds "pack"
PeterVonBrown 28th Mar 2020, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
No no. :)
Moonwolf 31st Mar 2020, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
eeh, worth a try. xD