|Posted by Arcover on April 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM|
Gota keep this site alive! So now here's the next blog entry of the week. Normally I try not to write blogs or any kinds of entries unless I'm really moved to do so but lately I haven't had the motivation to think that much so I'm just writing whatever comes to mind. I also encourage others on the site to post more topics. Don't be shy :3 Anywho...This topic is about the roots of a werewolf's anatomy.
So in movies there's always been about 4 factors that play a big role in the way werewolves look. The anthro and the quadruped, the huge and the small. The Wolfman versus Jacob Black. The Blood and Chocolate wolves versus the Princess Mononoke wolves (though those wolves weren't werewolves you get my point). If you haven't seen these movies or read the books for some of them you really should...Princess Mononoke especially! it's a fantastic movie. Anyway, these all have great examples of different types of werewolves and all the werewolf forms have some truth to them. My point here is that werewolves don't just come in one shape or size.
I believe that werewolfism is more about the power of mind over matter than any type of special magic and I also believe that werewolves are born with their size and shape already predetermined. I'm just not sure how much of a person's werewolfism is determined by their ancestry versus how much is determined by their own personal instinct. I hope that makes sense.
When I think about it I've always known I was big (really big) and that I personally could switch from anthro to quadruped at will. Basically imagine a Twilight wolf with the ability to also stand up and you've got me in a nut shell...but I've realized that that's not the case for everyone. If you've ever been on Razgriz (a site for therians that believe in and claim to p-shift) they have rules about how shifting works and what you shift into. They believe that because you have to reserve your body mass you won't shift into a wolf any bigger than you already are. You will also be a regular looking quadrupedal wolf. But I have a therian friend who says when she shifts she is an anthro wolf that walks on two legs and that she's slightly bigger than her human form. Basically I came to the conclusion that wolves are all different. But what makes them different? Is it their breeding/DNA or their personality/individual mind that makes them the way they are?
I think it's really interesting how everyone has their take on how shifting is supposed to work and what you're supposed to look like when you do it. I've seen so many arguments over the subject and very few people seem to understand that werewolf physiology could just be determined by the individual. I made another blog a while ago about how were-creatures and therians might be different because we all have different amounts of were blood in our genetic make-up. Maybe it's our pedigree that determines our power and anatomy or maybe it's our individual instinct that tells us what to look like. I'm not sure but it would be interesting to see where werewolves get their physical attributes from. I'm sure I got my were-genes from my father's side of the family. I also know I am light colored when I shift and that I am a very big creature...did I get that from genetics? Or is it me and my instincts that determine what I look like and how I'm shaped. I wonder how much of this is about ancestry and how much is about our own individualism.