Werewolf: tales of people who can transform into a wolf by magic or in consequence of their sins are well known around the world. Ovid tells the story of the first Werewolf from Greek mythology. In medieval Europe, stories of Werewolf transformations were told in many cultures. The English writer Gervase of Tilbury, linked the transformation into a Werewolf with the full moon.
I could keep feeling sorry for myself, or I could take control of my life.
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And this is why werewolf courtship fics should be like at least 50% sillier. ;D
Imagine baby werewolves for a second
Like little babies able to turn into little tiny werewolves
And they act like puppies instead of vicious monsters that eat anything that moves
Little balls of fluff squeak-howling at the moon and play fighting with teddy bears and each other and just. LICKING. EVERY. MOVING. THING.
IMAGINE BABY WEREWOLVES
You know, most animals don’t menstruate the horribly painful and bloody way that humans do. Just throwing out that out there because I don’t think werewolves should either. I want monster movies where girls are lining up around the fucking block to become werewolves because no more periods ever. The “will you press the button?” would be like “You wake up covered in mysterious blood once a month BUT this time it’s from the blood of your enemies and also you have no cramps.” We would ALL PRESS THE BUTTON.
Okay but can we just—
Scott being hunted down by high school girls who are desperate for the bite.
Danny knows, everyone knows, Scott and Stiles are literally the worst at keeping secrets. It wouldn’t take much, just an inquiring mind and someone who remembers how Laura Hale never seemed to get the jokes girls tell each other about periods. How Ms. Talia almost never had pads or tampons in her house. How Erica stopped missing class for three days every month (the school wouldn’t let her take more) after she got her “makeover”.
Girls notice these things. Seriously, I’ve never spent much of any time with another ciswoman that didn’t involve some mention of menstruation eventually. Roughly once a month my twitter feed is a sea of “GDI WHO STARTED THE THING”. (Because apparently the internet is stronger than biology?IDK Science get on that.) It wouldn’t take much to connect the dots at all.
So here’s all these girls with A Problem. And there’s Scott, with his puppy dog smile and red eyes and bright shiny teeth that can solve that problem.
It wouldn’t be many at first. Most of them wouldn’t believe that it could be that good. I mean, really, werewolves are still people, right? But one girl would, the girl with really bad periods, the kind that lay you out for a week and that the doctors just tell you to grit your teeth and bear because they have no clue. She’d ask, because she’s at the end of her fucking rope and desperate times call for a species switch.
And Scott, well. You know Scott. He’d say no at first. He’d say no for a long time, probably, because being a werewolf ruined his life and he has Opinions seriously, Betty, the bite could kill you even before all the stuff that comes with being a werewolf does, periods can’t be that bad. (And because he’s a cisdude and I love him but cisdudes can be idiots about shit like this.) But Scott is only ever an idiot for a little while before he wises up. He’d start noticing. He has a nose, and Derek finally taught him how to use it. He’d smell things. Start watching when a girl is especially pale and tired, when girls are “out sick” or—worse—when they smell like pain and blood and rage but have to tough it out because bleeding from my vagina so hard its giving me a migraine isn’t an excused absence until it lands you in the emergency room.
Which is how he and Melissa (and Stiles because Stiles is of course in on everything Scott is) end up sitting down and having a heart to heart about periods and how for a lot of women they’re okay, but here’s some horror stories. And he talks to Derek and Peter, who are their only source of verifiable werewolf facts—even if they’re not lady wolves—and get confirmed that yes, female werewolves have a modified cycle, no they don’t cramp like human girls, no it’s not monthly, Scott why are you even asking about this, did witches give you an innie again?
And a week later, when Betty is at lunch curled around her uterus and viciously stabbing an apple to simulate her feelings for the male half of the species, Scott sort of edges up to her and awkwardly says, “So, do you still want the bite…?”
Betty’s just the first, though. When she comes into class with a bandage on her arm (“NO DEREK, I’m not biting them on the side, what the hell?!”) and a bright, sunny disposition, everyone knows. And most girls, okay, it’s not that bad. Not worth risking death over. But there’s always some, and now Scott is Grade A Prime Alpha Material.
They come in twos and threes and one gang of ten cheerleaders who were legitimately terrifying. Scott is besieged with girls on all sides, shoving him into lockers, yanking him into dark classrooms, “accidentally” packing two lunches and giving him one until Stiles and Kira stop bothering to pack their own and Scott always has a few left to give out to people who need them. The girls try bribing and arguing and seducing, and every time he gives in it gets harder to say no because look at how it helped all those other girls!
And that’s the story how Scott McCall, True Alpha, ended up with the largest, most female-dominated pack of werewolves in North America.
Werewolves are and always have been my absolute favorite creatures from folklore, mythology, and the supernatural genre. However, I have a really hard time roleplaying them, as much as I would really love to. They’re something I’ve seen countless movies on, documentaries, read books of both fiction and nonfiction (folklore; historical shit mostly). So over the past 15 or so years I’ve developed my own headcanon of what a werewolf is, and because they’re something I hold so near and dear, I find myself very stubborn to accept common lore for all the roleplaying sites out there. Ergo, I don’t join.
So here are my views on werewolves and what my canon lore for them is:
- A werewolf can only shift during a full moon, and it is not optional.
- When shifted, they are not sentinel.
- Werewolfism is a curse. Not a genetic mutation.
- They do not turn into wolves. They turn into wolf-like creatures (see the pic).
- As humans, they’re just human. Not superhuman.
- They don’t have super regenerative abilities.
- They only have heightened senses, strength, and agility when shifted.
- Silver is their greatest weakness
- They do not travel in packs.
- In fact, most werewolves tend to be loners.
- There is no pack mentality or wolf-like instincts because they’re not wolves. They’re people. And then they’re monsters.
- Literally anything that tries to make werewolves more wolf-like angers me. Packs, dominance/submissive traits, choosing only one mate ever, etc.
- When shifted, they’re very powerful. They’re strong. They’re hard to take down, puncture, and kill.
- And they’re fucking monsters. Monsters. People seem to forget they were once the focus of many creature features. They’re not fluffy dogs to cuddle whenever you want. They’re your neighbor who is going to shift when the sun goes down and claw your face off a few minutes later.