What are the werewolf tropes you like and dislike?
Honestly, I like most werewolf tropes but there are some I actively dislike:
alpha, beta, omega dynamics. mostly because thats not how wolves work and that shit gets weird really fast. If, in verse, its regarded as weird then okay, but i get annoyed when its presented as the standard
werewolves being REALLY bad at hiding they are werewolves? I don’t know how to explain this one. But if they all lose control every full moon on a consistent basis, there would not be any of them left.
related to this: werewolves turf fighting like… for dumb reasons? “This city is ours.” “Why? There are only three of you.” “BECAUSE TERRITORY.” “You live in a nice house in the suburbs. How much turf do you even need?” “ALL OF IT.”
when it’s not magical. dont try to explain werewolves with science. stop that. i like my mystic stuff
vampires and werewolves are RIVALS for some reason? why? stop that.
There are some werewolf tropes I definitely prefer. I like alot of the classic stuff, honestly, but here are some of my fave tropes:
awesome werewolf family dynamics. Any verse where werewolves are more likely to exist in familial cultures. Fight me and my big Asian werewolf pack. One area where Twilight is approved: giant tribe of werewolf Native Americans chillin’ next door.
I due enjoy the idea there is some mysticism around the whole strength of the pack thing vs just the random lone werewolves. relationships basically are interesting
transformations where the werewolf literally rips their own flesh off to reveal their other self and vice versa. Hemlock Grove,Trick ‘r Treat and Van Helsing are a few of my favorite iterations of this in media. I also love the mid-step transformations: like just glowing eyes and fangs and weird bone protrusions and shit.
honestly I prefer the bi-pedal wolf-man. just turning into big wolves is neat but you cant beat the classics some times. big wolves are also cool tho. both is best!
werewolf senses are very high and they pick up on shit in their human form too. The whole bit where just being a werewolf means you’re tougher and faster etc.
I prefer that only newbie werewolves lose control of themselves during the full moon… the other werewolves just get ten times stronger than usual.
I’m down for alot of the classic weaknesses since this shit is mystical: silver, wolfsbane, etc but I do like it when someone just hits a fucker with a bus.
one of the best lines I heard about werewolves was from Zebragirl. There was an ancient werewolf who explained it like this: “The trick is that you have to find someone who truly wants to a wolf. That’s why it’s a curse to most people. Most people want to be… well, people.”
And on that vein: any media that addresses that born werewolf psychology tends to be wildly different from bitten werewolf psychology. And I prefer verses where both exist.
The story was originally going to stop at chapter 8 when we were talking about the plot, and because of jerks who were hassling her for how popular the story was (which was stressing her out) - she was gunna wrap it up and you wouldn’t have had anymore.
She decided to write more FOR FUN and because her nice fans were so awesome. Any chapter you get from chapter 9 on is a favor she’s doing you, not something you are owed.
Taylor’s REAL LIFE remains more important. She has a job now that she desperately needed and needs to keep, and she has commissions and original stories and other things she wants to work on. What YOU want her to work on does not matter unless she asks for your preference.
DO NOT message an author/artist with rude “encouragement” to work on the story you like - it makes you an asshat and it REDUCES motivation to do the thing because who wants to make assholes happy? Fuck off and wait. There are plenty of other fanfics to read in the meantime.
You want to ENCOURAGE an author to work on a story? Send them messages about how much you liked it, your favorite bit, or draw fan art of the story. But know that doing one of those things does not ENTITLE you to it. They could never update it again and you would not have been wronged, because it is a free thing that they are GIVING to you.
Same goes for @miraculer / @caprette and her fic Boutique, which she has clearly said she has lost motivation for and will probably not be continuing. Sometimes that happens. Deal. You aren’t entitled to shit. If you want new content that badly GO WRITE OR DRAW SOME. If you can’t do that, sit the fuck down and be patient.
Pls explain me what is happening with Louis and Peaky blinders pls
Louis tweeted about Peaky Blinders, a tv show that both Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy happen to be cast members of. Meanwhile, Harry is currently filming Dunkirk and two of his co-stars are…you guessed it. Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. Certain people are yelling about coincidences, but I’m lol bc this was CLASSIC Tomlinson shade. And on this day….the day where certain people are questioning Harry’s motives for starring in the movie in the first place. SMH all the damn time. Louis was Harry’s first fan and if he could shout about how proud he is of him rn, he would. He can’t so he did this instead. I love them. They’re so strong and inspiring despite having faced so much!!!