Comic 283 - To Wolf or Not to Wolf

5th May 2021, 12:00 AM
To Wolf or Not to Wolf
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)

Comments:

LegendaryLycanthrope 5th May 2021, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
Oskar, that was a horrible pun and you deserve a rolled-up newspaper for that!
Indagare 5th May 2021, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
How old are his kids? I've seen little kids around big fuzzy things and fear is not usually one of their reactions.

I know you want to emphasize this, but it's reminding me uncomfortably of John Sublime from Marvel comics who exists solely to ensure humans hate and fear mutants whether it makes sense or not.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th May 2021, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
I've seen little kids around big fuzzy things and fear is not usually one of their reactions.

Just ask this poor wolf: Test of Courage - Kids Vs. Adults
Kevin_Redcrow 5th May 2021, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
Kevin_Redcrow
Video evidence

According to one commentator, an adult can be heard advising the children "Be careful".
PeterVonBrown 5th May 2021, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
His kids are very young. They would have been toddlers at the time of him coming to Wolverton. Heck, I've known many kids frightened of Santa Claus. So a big freaky wolf like the villain in many fairy tales right there in your home?? Of course it would scare children. Not EVERY child, no, but there's no accounting for what scares whom.
Indagare 5th May 2021, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
His kids are very young. They would have been toddlers at the time of him coming to Wolverton. Heck, I've known many kids frightened of Santa Claus. So a big freaky wolf like the villain in many fairy tales right there in your home?? Of course it would scare children. Not EVERY child, no, but there's no accounting for what scares whom.

I'm not trying to say that some kids aren't going to be scared, it just seems like there's a lot of "scared of/hate 'wolves" going around. It just seems like the John Sublime thing. I'm not suggesting that there's going to be a lot of 'wolf friendly stuff, but there being none outside Wolverton seems weird.
PeterVonBrown 5th May 2021, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Well, that's the premise of the comic - they need their own town or be oppressed and hated. It wouldn't make sense to focus on werewolf lovers. In general, there's more fear of them than love. Don't forget that not all 'wolves out there will play nice. You don't go running up to bears even though they're cute. And for the record, I have never heard of John Sublime.
LegendaryLycanthrope 5th May 2021, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
Tell that to all those selfiedopes out there getting mauled trying to get pictures of wild bears.
Kevin_Redcrow 5th May 2021, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Kevin_Redcrow
Bear Country

This guy isn't exactly a selfiedope, but he should have been more alert.
PeterVonBrown 5th May 2021, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
They're the same ones falling off cliffs getting their pics.
Indagare 9th May 2021, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
But emotional support werewolves could be a thing! Big, warm, floofy! :-P
LegendaryLycanthrope 10th May 2021, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
At least she's bound to be better than Lucy from Charlie Brown.
Indagare 6th May 2021, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Well, that's the premise of the comic - they need their own town or be oppressed and hated. It wouldn't make sense to focus on werewolf lovers. In general, there's more fear of them than love. Don't forget that not all 'wolves out there will play nice. You don't go running up to bears even though they're cute. And for the record, I have never heard of John Sublime.

I know. I'm glad Oskar's family has accepted him as a 'wolf, even if he's likely to have troubles. I guess that being a 'wolf lover (and seeing so many fun and friendly ones), it's hard not to want to see more positive interactions with non-'wolfs.

Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply you had or this was exactly like it, only that it reminded me of it. Marvel comics tends to love the status quo and when societal attitudes start to change, so that the universal hate of mutants (especially after they save people) no longer makes much sense, they invent something so it'll always be there.
Moonwolf 6th May 2021, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
"to wolf or not to wolf"- that is never even a question. Always wolf of course ^v^
Alikgator 10th May 2021, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Alikgator
I think small kids would not recognise him as their papa. I remember when I was small a family friend whom I liked a lot went to do his military service. When I saw him in his outfit I freaked out. Very scary.
JammyTheBirb 24th Jun 2021, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Oh dear, hope it goes well. If they've only seen him a few times since, there's probably going to be a lot of adjusting yet to do...