Comic 259 - Enjoy!

18th Nov 2020, 12:00 AM
Enjoy!
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Guest 18th Nov 2020, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
I didn't even think of things like trailers and carts being part of the if it benefits wolves it's free rule.
Phantoma Fenrir 18th Nov 2020, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Phantoma Fenrir
I wasn't signed in...
PeterVonBrown 18th Nov 2020, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
That is the CUTEST panda, by the way... is it your art or from somewhere? :D
Phantoma Fenrir 18th Nov 2020, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Phantoma Fenrir
I found it somewhere online can't remember the artist though.
PeterVonBrown 18th Nov 2020, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Yep...Billy Athlete just signed one out for use and then returns it when done. :)
Phantoma Fenrir 19th Nov 2020, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Phantoma Fenrir
I forgot a question my overthinking brain came up with that I wanted to ask: if a werewolf is turned and/or has a human spouse/relative that they take care of; are they allowed residency with them?
PeterVonBrown 19th Nov 2020, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Excellent question. Although it may seem cruel from a certain point of view, Wolverton is for 'wolves only. They don't see it as fair (or necessarily good for the psyche) that humans and 'wolves coexist. Not that it's true in all cases. It's certainly up to the individual to be able to handle (pawdle?) it, and this scenario will be addressed in forthcoming episodes of the comic. I'm -almost- to the scenes that include it. It will be in the pages about 4 months from now, including the buffer already in place. (OY!, it it sure ekes out...) Humans can get permission to visit and stay at length, but nothing on a permanent basis. Though depressing, any 'wolf will outlive any friend/family member anyway and can eventually come to live in the town afterward. So if a 'wolf (especially a "new" 'wolf) needs to take care of someone, they must do so on their own. Again, though it may seem harsh, a line must be drawn and Riqurélio decreed his "colony" be for werewolves.
LegendaryLycanthrope 18th Nov 2020, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
SPICES! i wonder what they all are - i know he has to have the basics that everyone has, like garlic, onion, oregano, paprika, cumin, cayenne, etc. but there's close to 20 containers there
PeterVonBrown 18th Nov 2020, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
There's only 15. :) And another one of them is Lemon Pepper.
Indagare 19th Nov 2020, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Now I'm curious, can bane also be used as a spice? We've seen it used already as an ingredient but I wasn't sure where it might fall or if there's multiple uses for it.
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Nov 2020, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
anything can be used as a spice if you can dry it up and powder it - well, anything that originated from something edible and wasn't transformed into something non-edible through some chemical process...you certainly wouldn't want to put blush or eyeshadow on your pizza
Indagare 19th Nov 2020, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
True, but it's entirely possible for bane to be all five sorts of tastes (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, umami) depending on the type* being used.

*[Type, in this case, not referring to poisonous varieties but to the variants that Trevor has developed from the base safe plant.]
PeterVonBrown 19th Nov 2020, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
I suppose it can be used as a spice. (Meaning the one bane they can tolerate that has a euphoric affect on them of course.) Seems to me that Trevor Bane would be able to bake up some good brownies with it. Shame on me if I'm not recalling something within my own comic, but I can't think where it has been used/shown as an ingredient. If you're talking about the yellow variety bane mixed with their purple, that wouldn't be an ingredient, more so a blend with something they already smoke.
PeterVonBrown 19th Nov 2020, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Although I'm not imagining that bane tastes very good. Not to say that it has an unpleasant taste. Just that it would be minute if not imperceptible.
Indagare 19th Nov 2020, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
I was recalling the Silver Bullet drink and somehow I thought what gave it its bite was bane, but it's not actually stated.

Although I'm not imagining that bane tastes very good. Not to say that it has an unpleasant taste. Just that it would be minute if not imperceptible.

It's cool. I just wasn't sure since I can't enter the comic, become a werewolf and taste it for myself (sadly).

I know it's euphoric, but not how it exactly works (for instance, catnip is a member of the mint family and thus gives a minty flavor when used in teas). So I wasn't sure if it were a similar situation with bane (besides the euphoria, it might enhance flavors, for instance).

I was really trying to word it to exclude the poisonous yellow variety.
PeterVonBrown 19th Nov 2020, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Ah. No, neither Silver Bullet ale nor cola have any bane in them. I can see how you'd think it would, however. Bane works from/with the oils and chemical composition of the plant. Much the same way that the real life counterpart does - the THC 'crystals', for instance, of marijuana reacting with the receptors in the brain.

If only we could enter the comic, eh? So as always, feel free to ask questions. :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Nov 2020, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
i tried making a catnip tea once, since it grows wild along the house...it didn't work too well - even after hours of steeping, there was barely any color to the water - and by extension, barely any flavor
Indagare 20th Nov 2020, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
i tried making a catnip tea once, since it grows wild along the house...it didn't work too well - even after hours of steeping, there was barely any color to the water - and by extension, barely any flavor

I tried looking it up, but the answers were varied as to what catnip tea tasted like and how strong it was.

Out of curiosity, Peter, aside from its depiction so far, do you see any other uses for bane?
PeterVonBrown 20th Nov 2020, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
During the development of the comic, I knew I had to include a wolfsbane mention at least. I didn't want to dispense with it as I did with the silver aversion (which is too fraught with logistical problems). But as of yet, it has always been just the "joke" about a popular recreational drug and the 'plot'/story involving the CoyWolves. [As well as the Manchesterians being mean to Talbot.] Are you envisioning any other use for it? :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 20th Nov 2020, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
eh, silver was just a conspiracy started by werewolf infiltrators to keep any random peasant from being able to hunt them

i don't remember where i heard that, but it totally sounds like something werewolves would do - all warfare is based on deception

also, this is relatable...and i kind of feel a little called out: Werewolves then, Werewolves now
Indagare 21st Nov 2020, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
During the development of the comic, I knew I had to include a wolfsbane mention at least. I didn't want to dispense with it as I did with the silver aversion (which is too fraught with logistical problems). But as of yet, it has always been just the "joke" about a popular recreational drug and the 'plot'/story involving the CoyWolves. [As well as the Manchesterians being mean to Talbot.] Are you envisioning any other use for it? :)

When it comes to plants, we humans are always looking for different uses for them or assigning them some power even when it's not the case (see the mandrake root). 'wolves, being every bit as inventive could certainly look into uses besides getting high.

As an additive for food and drinks there's always possibilities. You mentioned Trevor's Brownies (a clear reference to other types), and while it's not the ingredient in the silver bullet ales or colas (though I'd love to know what gives them their potency), it could be in other types.

Having trouble sleeping? A little Bane Tea for a restful night's sleep.

Tummy troubles? A bit of liqueur bane takes away the pain.

Want to become a werewolf? Hang out in a field of blooming wolfsbane when the autumn moon is bright. (I don't see this as an actual method, but it's a fun reference.)

I'm actually not sure any of this would actually ever be relevant to the comic (except, maybe, Trevor's Brownies). It's just mostly me and a hyperactive imagination.
PeterVonBrown 21st Nov 2020, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
All of the food additives you mention seem like they would be doable, and Trevor very likely has such things for sale. However, they're really only varying degrees of "getting high/euphoric" and would fall under the regular usage and ingestion. Just as marijuana inherently has many medicinal properties in and of itself and not much (if anything) needs to be changed/added to its usage to benefit from these qualities. And since it's not an issue of enhancing taste (especially when marijuana is known to make things taste a little weird so as would the bane), it doesn't necessarily need to be experimented with any further.

As for a way to become a werewolf, I'd have to say no. Wolfsbane inhibits werewolfery with the exception of the "joke" of a single variety in the comic, though it's still negligibly harmful as it logistically must be. So it couldn't be used in a lasting spell (or such) to promote it.

If you're then wondering if bane can be used as a cure for werewolfery - no. There is no cure for or removal of werewolfery, at least in my comic world.
Indagare 21st Nov 2020, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Okay, thanks Peter! I really appreciate all the info! :-3
PeterVonBrown 21st Nov 2020, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Sure. Glad to help with helping you enjoy this world. :) In regard to what's in the Silver Bullet drinks, I never thought of it as special ingredients. Rather as a super concentrated or overpowered version of the norm. For instance, a severe degree of kola nut extract to an extreme which a regular human would not be able to tolerate, not to mention more caffeine. In the ale case, a fermentation process that causes it to be much more alcoholic. The 'wolves needed something kicked up a few notches to be able to have an affect on them in their wolf form. (To be completely honest, I also always pictured regular alcohol to be less effective on them when human as well. Which will eventually come up in the comic. Rather "soon", in fact.)
Indagare 22nd Nov 2020, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Sure. Glad to help with helping you enjoy this world. :) In regard to what's in the Silver Bullet drinks, I never thought of it as special ingredients. Rather as a super concentrated or overpowered version of the norm. For instance, a severe degree of kola nut extract to an extreme which a regular human would not be able to tolerate, not to mention more caffeine. In the ale case, a fermentation process that causes it to be much more alcoholic. The 'wolves needed something kicked up a few notches to be able to have an affect on them in their wolf form. (To be completely honest, I also always pictured regular alcohol to be less effective on them when human as well. Which will eventually come up in the comic. Rather "soon", in fact.)

Ah, okay, thanks! :-)