Comic 242 - Prying a Little

22nd Jul 2020, 12:00 AM
Prying a Little
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)


PeterVonBrown 21st Jul 2020, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope and Indagare - This page and the next four contain answers to questions you had asked. As always, thanks for being curious, as well as for reading and liking my webcomic.
Indagare 22nd Jul 2020, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for putting up with my over-eager curiosity! I look forward to them!
LegendaryLycanthrope 22nd Jul 2020, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
smol talbot looks so adorable! and his muzzle doesn't look like a hoagie roll
SquirrelJ 22nd Jul 2020, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Finally we get to hear of Talbot's backstory
PeterVonBrown 22nd Jul 2020, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
A little, yes.
LegendaryLycanthrope 23rd Jul 2020, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
also, puppy talbot in response to papa talbot: 'Watch me - challenge accepted!'
PeterVonBrown 23rd Jul 2020, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Yes, indeed! How I Met Your Mother fan, I'm guessing. I tilted my head at reading "papa" as I just finished a page which has the word "papa" on it. Perhaps you can guess who says it. :) (Not Talbot.)
LegendaryLycanthrope 23rd Jul 2020, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
never heard of it; i get it from memes

if it isn't 'challenge accepted', it's 'hold my beer, i got this'
PeterVonBrown 23rd Jul 2020, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
I should stop assuming things. ;) It's a sitcom from 2005 to 2014, and yes, both of those are regular lines/catchphrases from the show. No guess as to who will say "Papa"?
LegendaryLycanthrope 23rd Jul 2020, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
if the next several pages are all going to be focused on talbot, it would have to be floyd because he's the only other furson there
PeterVonBrown 23rd Jul 2020, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
No, this page comes a long way after the upcoming ones with Talbot and Floyd. I'm usually creating pages around 3 months ahead.
LegendaryLycanthrope 23rd Jul 2020, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
i would say darkfang, but he doesn't seem the, actually, he DOES seem the type - i bet under that tough exterior, he's really a puppy just looking for affection
LegendaryLycanthrope 25th Jul 2020, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
so when do we get to see a reference to lycaon, AKA the earliest known werewolf in human history?
PeterVonBrown 26th Jul 2020, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
I certainly do know about Lycaon, but as of yet there are no plans to include a reference. Why? Since my focus tends to be on benevolent werewolves, the references have been 'wolves in pop culutre and more so alleged actual history that are tied to friendly, non-threatening werewolves. There are some exceptions from films that just worked too well such as using La Tour for the winding main road through town, and naming their concert stage after Kessler [who actually fits the bill anyway being a reluctant and remorseful 'wolf]. Lycaon had done some unsavory things, and therefore didn't make the cut. The way I see it, Lycaon -is- a myth, as per his source material. The Greek gods don't really exist, and therefore are not part of the actual history within the comic that utilizes such real events as the Werewolf Trials. For the same reason of slanting toward nice 'wolves, I don't as of yet have a reference to Peter Stumpp/Stumpf/Stubbe. Riqurélio would just as soon have such 'wolves forgotten.
LegendaryLycanthrope 26th Jul 2020, 4:25 AM edit delete reply
as the progenitor of werewolves (until an earlier mention is uncovered) he should still be referenced somewhere, even if a warning against succumbing to feral or distasteful urges

and who's to say he actually did any of those unsavory things? all records pertaining to him were written by humans - of course they'd want to demonize werewolves whenever possible - except when they can't, like with theiss
PeterVonBrown 26th Jul 2020, 4:29 AM edit delete reply
He's gotten enough attention with "lycanthropy" :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 26th Jul 2020, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
i'm not seeing a connection here; the etymology of lycanthropy comes from two greek words: lukos (wolf) and anthrōpos (man)

lycaon had nothing to do with the word
Indagare 26th Jul 2020, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
To Legendary Lycanthrope,

The Greek for 'wolf' is 'lykos' and Lycaon's (also spelled 'Lykaon') name meaning is the same, so lycanthropy can also refer back to Lycaon.

You can view it as the Ancient Greek version of Remus Lupin or any other thematically named werewolf.
Phantoma Fenrir 27th Jul 2020, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Phantoma Fenrir
Stocks? Really? Not a bad thing just kinda surprising. Didn't take Talbot for a stocks guy.
PeterVonBrown 27th Jul 2020, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
Well, just saying he's independently wealthy's too easy. Didn't want him a complete moocher from his parents (and they didn't want him to be either ;] ). Lottery winner's too cliché. Didn't want him to have amassed a fortune from an invention or royalties or something or the sort either. So it seemed the best option for him to have dabbled into to be able to remain a wolf as he desired and not have to venture into a cubicle or the like. Of course, in Wolverton he'll have to do 9 to 5 stuff soon enough. But then, cost of living in town is cheap and he won't get bored in a single job.
Indagare 27th Jul 2020, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Hi Peter,

I think you missed the obvious: he's a wolf of Wall Street :-P

(Also if he's still able to do that he could probably help earn "man money" for the town.)
PeterVonBrown 27th Jul 2020, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Both true. Perhaps he will. Though they don't use Man Money all that much. The citizens, that is. Anything they need to get from the human world for the town, Riqurélio's treasure has plenty to use. Not that Riqurélio couldn't extend it to the citizens, and in fact once upon a time he did. But along came Loup Garou and they filled that niche. Since Riqurélio likes teamwork, it all worked out nicely.
Indagare 27th Jul 2020, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Okay, I wasn't sure. As you know, I'm always curious about those aspects of world building that tend to be a bit off track. Even if he doesn't I wonder if his skills with stocks can be translated into anything in Wolverton.

Off the wall question (no, I don't expect to see this, I'm just curious what you think): what would happen to a 'wolf either exposed to a piece of the moon or a 'wolf astronaut that landed on it?
PeterVonBrown 27th Jul 2020, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
I'll give it some thought (Talbot as a 'Wolf of Wall Street') and see if anything can come of it. :)

Fun question. Before I formulated the comic from my drawings, I actually had werewolves on the moon as a possible picture to make. But I never got around to it (as with many on the list) before I began focusing on Wolverton. I don't expect it to come up either. But in my version/world of werewolves, if the human were not already in wolf form they'd change automatically and immediately without control or consent. If already a 'wolf, they'd remain unchanged - however they would not be able to revert to a human form at will as long as they remained exposed. (No, I haven't worked out what distance away they'd have to be from a chunk of the moon to regain control.) I guess they have to be careful when visiting the National Air and Space Museum or the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. :D
Indagare 27th Jul 2020, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! :-)

Heh, if you ever need a dream sequence, you could always go for zany 'wolf adventures on the moon. ;-) It's cool, it's unlikely they'd be visiting either, but your thoughts are much appreciated. :-)
LegendaryLycanthrope 27th Jul 2020, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
i'm pretty sure that is NOT what they were referring to when they came up with that phrase
Indagare 28th Jul 2020, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Maybe not Legendary Lycanthrope, but it's certainly a funny/punny way to use it. ;-)

Besides, "The Werewolf of Wall Street" has a certain ring to it and could make an interesting film or book. :-)
JammyTheBirb 9th Oct 2020, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Oh, Talbot's his first name? Til now I'd always assumed it was his surname!
PeterVonBrown 9th Oct 2020, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Yep, it's his first. The other clue to this had been on page 74 'Preliminaries', he says "Talbot, Talbot -" and the Burgermeister stops him saying "Tut tut! Last names aren't necessary!" Not that you should have been expected to remember that from years ago. :) Talbot's surname I do not foresee ever being mentioned in the comic, but I will say it's an easy joke, of sorts. No, not Wolf or Wolff or Wolfe or any variant spelling like that... just saying if you know HIS reference you can guess what it must be. :)