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DIREWOLF - 1 - 'Unforgiven'
A loud whistle shrieked through the air at Durbin Station as the Greenbriar Valley Railroad's number 3 Climax-C logging locomotive left it's train at the platform and ran round to the sheds beyond the little station. As it chuntered over the rails, a grey Grand Cherokee pulled out from the station parking lot and drove northwest along US Route 250 into the densley forested West Virginian mountains.
Sitting in the front passenger-side seat was Seth Fharlay. He was a lanky boy, not quite thin, but not toned, either, with oily, brown hair, clear hazel eyes, and thin hands, which he was holding up to the radiator to thaw his digits. The forecaster had promised - no, guaranteed a balmy seventy degrees today, and Seth was left wishing he had listened to his mom's suggestion and taken his jacket along with him today.
"Fifty-two degrees!" Kellan Rastrand remarked from the driver's seat. "Not your average late summer outing, huh?"
Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves: Stale ClichesHello kiddies! In the last essay in this series, I talked a bit about some flawed tropes I actually enjoy in the werewolf genre. I suppose it was a nice break to be slightly positive for once, but I know that you guys want to see me rant about stuff again. Well, what Moar Boar wants, he gets.
In the original "Pet Peeves," I focused primarily on aspects of the genre that I feel are indicative of cultural issues such as misogyny or genre-level problems. We'll be shifting gears a bit today and looking and some tropes that aren't inherently bad (mostly), but have just been worn out through overuse. They're badly in need of a new spin, yet creators seem to be outright afraid to change them, perhaps for fear of going against decades of "tradition." Yet, you'll likely notice as we go over this list that many of these "traditions" weren't all that good even when they were new.
So get your rubber gloves because we're going to stick our hands into the mound of tired, old cliches putrefying
|as youll read, and you'l find out why I don't do many citiques as much I should because well ... I hate typing.....so it says ALOT about the artist or the work or the subject matter, if I go out of my way to type up....in a hundred words no less....how truly mind-blowingly awesome the work as a whole is.....|