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Why packs?

Posted by Arcover on April 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

So I was in my Fish and Wildlife Ecology class and we were talking about diseases, interspecies transmission and persistance and all that sciencey stuff when I zoned out and started thinking about werewolves and werewolf ecology. Then I thought of a question: Why have some weres shifted while others haven't?


It's not that some weres want to shift and some don't so why have only some of the were population accomplished this? I thought about all the shifting weres that I know, I can name at least 5 off the top of my head, and all of them have something in common. They all have packs. So then I thought about what would make packs so effective where so many other methods fail. I mean we always talk about how having a pack would help us shift but we never talk about WHY having a pack would make a difference. I basically came up with a term like 'chronic versus instantaneous emergence' or some textbook sounding thing that makes me sound pretentious. I'll explain below...


I'll start with sudden or instantaneous emergence. It refers to things like random m-shifts, anger shifts and pretty much an mental or physical shift brought on by strong emotions that happen at a perticular point in time. For example, a were gets into a fight and due to the overwhelming build-up of emotions that were shifts for the first time. This is a situation in which the werewolf shifts suddenly due to a very fast sequence of events. I believe most legitimate werewolves can shift pretty easily under this type of conditions. The only problem with shifting out of anger/stress/any other strong emotion is the lack of control that comes with it and the mental/emotional damage it could do to the were and the people around them. It's harder to keep a calm head when you're being overwhelmed by so much and most weres I've talked to want to avoid this method of shifting as much as possible. It just causes too many problems.


Next we have slow or chronic emergence. This is the result of having a pack and could possibly be why packs work so well while faster methods only cause issues. If you're in a pack with other weres or magically inclined people you are exposed to those powerful energies on a regular basis. It's kind of like having support that slowly and possitively effects your own energy system. Having others around you builds up your inner instincts and the inner power that comes with being a werewolf. In turn, you build up the energy and power within the other weres/magical people in your group. Like a spiralling effect only you're spiralling in a good direction. This method takes longer to build up the energy a werewolf needs to shift, but it's more stable and from what I've seen it's more effective. And 'longer' could be anything from a few days to a few years. I think if you really are a were-creature it shouldn't take more than a few months (at most) for a pack to make you shift, but everyone's different so time could vary. 


So yeah, that's what I thought of during class today...that and half-off easter candy (yummm). I guess you could call it a theory, but I've seen so much out there that supports this idea that I think it just might be a fact. Idk.




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15 Comments

Reply Szayel
10:40 PM on April 10, 2012 
"I basically came up with a term like 'chronic versus instantaneous emergence' or some textbook sounding thing that makes me sound pretentious."
I Lol'd. Nice blog though. What I was thinking too, is that maybe all the energy from the pack causes were's to shift. And when someone DOES shift, it adds more wolfy energy causing another person to shift, and another, and another... So like a chain effect.
Reply Arcover
1:28 AM on April 11, 2012 
That's exactly what I was thinking! :O Packs are the ways of the future man. It's like a snowball effect, the energy starts small then gets huge over time until there's no stopping it. The more weres the merrier!
Reply alexajones
12:09 PM on April 11, 2012 
packs are ways of the future... lol u crack me up arcover.
Reply truth
8:47 PM on April 12, 2012 
it's true..
Reply kahzuya
3:19 AM on April 17, 2012 
you are sooo brilliant. it all makes scense.
Reply SFluffy
7:23 PM on April 17, 2012 
Packs are better support than just yourself as you have more encouragement. I don't really think there's a "wolfy energy" but more of how at ease you feel. Studies show you're more relaxed when you're with a group that accepts you. Also the wolf doesn't dwell in you, you are the wolf.
Reply Arcover
6:59 PM on April 19, 2012 
Yes. This is apart of what I've been saying. It makes more sense to more readers when you refer to it as 'wolfy energy' and in most ways that's not a bad way of putting it. There is wild energy in all of us that we suppress most of the time. So being in a pack does start the 'wolf energy' juices flowing. Being in a group of others allows us to bring that energy to the surface with much more ease than if we were alone. Also I love when people refer to 'their wolf' as a separate entity. I can spot them as fakes/non-werewolves from a mile away. I know I haven't referred to myself as anything separate from 'my wolf' ever because that term of phrase REALLY gets under my skin. Even when people who don't know any better refer to 'my wolf' as something separate I get irritated. I've said it before on this site and I'll say it again for anyone who wants to hear it. You and 'your wolf' are one and the same if you are a real werewolf..there's nothing different. Don't be stupid.
Reply kahzuya
5:15 PM on April 23, 2012 
so do you sugest that we create a pack? sorry to be so blunt.
Reply Arcover
6:01 PM on April 23, 2012 
kahzuya says...
so do you sugest that we create a pack? sorry to be so blunt.


Lol blunt? I've been saying we should make a pack in every other thing I put on here. If anything I'm the one being blunt. Unfortunately online packs are not ideal.
Reply kahzuya
3:47 AM on May 25, 2012 
well, a pack isnt online silly. so, that being said a pack in fort collins would be super ideal. seeing as theres one in poulder and liveland. now seeing that a FC pack is super ideal, and really should happen, whaen where and how is this pack going to be created. whos alpha, andwhos the beta, and so on? im down to help with this new FC pack. now heres the problem... the availability of weres in fort collins. or some willing city hoppers.now how bif should this pack be? where is it centerally located? and all that jazz. srry im kinda...well drunk? yea... so get back to me
Reply Arcover
11:39 AM on May 25, 2012 
kahzuya says...
well, a pack isnt online silly. so, that being said a pack in fort collins would be super ideal. seeing as theres one in poulder and liveland. now seeing that a FC pack is super ideal, and really should happen, whaen where and how is this pack going to be created. whos alpha, andwhos the beta, and so on? im down to help with this new FC pack. now heres the problem... the availability of weres in fort collins. or some willing city hoppers.now how bif should this pack be? where is it centerally located? and all that jazz. srry im kinda...well drunk? yea... so get back to me


A pack in Foco would be nice. When it comes to picking out ranks and everything that's best done after the pack is formed and people's personalities start showing. I would be ok with making a pack back in Colorado and while me and szayel are in the DC/Maryland area for the summer we can try shifting and working together during the summer. It would be nice if things came together like that.
Reply kahzuya
7:21 PM on May 25, 2012 
okay, so...what should i do here? if anything...ive been trying to assemble a group of hunters. not bad ones though. theyll work for us, instead of against. theyre humans who dont want to be anything but human. but want to be in our world. ive got six of them now. all of them are great friends. other than that, ive never found anyother type of beings like us weres...yet. just let me know what i can do. ya know?
Reply Arcover
12:59 AM on May 26, 2012 
Hunters......I don't feel comfortable about it. But I also don't know them so I can't say anything good or bad about them. Do what you will. If you feel like it the site is always here for you to talk to people.
Reply kahzuya
2:14 AM on May 26, 2012 
yea, im just trying to....satisfy others desires to be more than humanity can offer. if they cant be us, theyed rather be with us. human but part of that other world of myth and legend as well. but yea, ill always be on this site sooner or later. i cant stay away.
Reply kahzuya
2:40 AM on May 26, 2012 
and sorry about my other site. im going to close it down. and to andwer your question, i do, its just impossable for that to take hold. im sorry.