furtech: (monster!)
I'm starting the Halloween-themed post spamming early. It's a new tradition I just started: I love this season and this holiday so much-- and yet I've had so few enjoyable events in all these years that I'm just going to use this as an excuse to post about werewolves and fall and pumpkins and Halloween.

First, some admitted geekery: I am embarrassed to admit how much anxiety Peter Jackson's Hobbit was causing me entirely because of how he was going to handle the Wargs. I loved the LotR trilogy as much as anyone could, but I looked forward to how he would handle Tolkien's intelligent, evil wolves. The dumpy, hyenadon lunks that populated LotR were a major let-down. When Guillermo del Toro, in an interview with fans, promised to break Jackson-canon and re-make the Wargs as the lupine creatures described by Tolkien, I was thrilled...then sad when he dropped out of the project.

After months of watching the official blog and BTS footage there is finally some hope: the new trailer has some quick clips of the wargs:

PJWargs

These are not the clearest shots, but at least I can see that they are not the beady-eyed, bison-bodied creatures of LotR! Now I can relax and just look forward to the film.../geekery.


On the other hand, I found a web comic that had amazing promise: great art and a storyline that was about an alpha werewolf controlling his pack in the Big City. Described as a, "Supernatural Office Dramedy Romance about Murder," this sounded like a great series to follow.

I just finished reading the first five issues of this comic and...*Zzzzz....*
Rant cut to spare the uninterested from the uninteresting... )

I wanted to like this series. Even being able to read all five issues in one sitting didn't overcome the ponderous, indulgent pace of this book. And just six pages total of werewolves over the span of two years, five issues and over a hundred pages just made it easier to walk away from.
furtech: (monster!)
I'm starting the Halloween-themed post spamming early. It's a new tradition I just started: I love this season and this holiday so much-- and yet I've had so few enjoyable events in all these years that I'm just going to use this as an excuse to post about werewolves and fall and pumpkins and Halloween.

First, some admitted geekery: I am embarrassed to admit how much anxiety Peter Jackson's Hobbit was causing me entirely because of how he was going to handle the Wargs. I loved the LotR trilogy as much as anyone could, but I looked forward to how he would handle Tolkien's intelligent, evil wolves. The dumpy, hyenadon lunks that populated LotR were a major let-down. When Guillermo del Toro, in an interview with fans, promised to break Jackson-canon and re-make the Wargs as the lupine creatures described by Tolkien, I was thrilled...then sad when he dropped out of the project.

After months of watching the official blog and BTS footage there is finally some hope: the new trailer has some quick clips of the wargs:

PJWargs

These are not the clearest shots, but at least I can see that they are not the beady-eyed, bison-bodied creatures of LotR! Now I can relax and just look forward to the film.../geekery.


On the other hand, I found a web comic that had amazing promise: great art and a storyline that was about an alpha werewolf controlling his pack in the Big City. Described as a, "Supernatural Office Dramedy Romance about Murder," this sounded like a great series to follow.

I just finished reading the first five issues of this comic and...*Zzzzz....*
Rant cut to spare the uninterested from the uninteresting... )

I wanted to like this series. Even being able to read all five issues in one sitting didn't overcome the ponderous, indulgent pace of this book. And just six pages total of werewolves over the span of two years, five issues and over a hundred pages just made it easier to walk away from.
furtech: (monster!)
I'm starting the Halloween-themed post spamming early. It's a new tradition I just started: I love this season and this holiday so much-- and yet I've had so few enjoyable events in all these years that I'm just going to use this as an excuse to post about werewolves and fall and pumpkins and Halloween.

First, some admitted geekery: I am embarrassed to admit how much anxiety Peter Jackson's Hobbit was causing me entirely because of how he was going to handle the Wargs. I loved the LotR trilogy as much as anyone could, but I looked forward to how he would handle Tolkien's intelligent, evil wolves. The dumpy, hyenadon lunks that populated LotR were a major let-down. When Guillermo del Toro, in an interview with fans, promised to break Jackson-canon and re-make the Wargs as the lupine creatures described by Tolkien, I was thrilled...then sad when he dropped out of the project.

After months of watching the official blog and BTS footage there is finally some hope: the new trailer has some quick clips of the wargs:

PJWargs

These are not the clearest shots, but at least I can see that they are not the beady-eyed, bison-bodied creatures of LotR! Now I can relax and just look forward to the film.../geekery.


On the other hand, I found a web comic that had amazing promise: great art and a storyline that was about an alpha werewolf controlling his pack in the Big City. Described as a, "Supernatural Office Dramedy Romance about Murder," this sounded like a great series to follow.

I just finished reading the first five issues of this comic and...*Zzzzz....*
Rant cut to spare the uninterested from the uninteresting... )

I wanted to like this series. Even being able to read all five issues in one sitting didn't overcome the ponderous, indulgent pace of this book. And just six pages total of werewolves over the span of two years, five issues and over a hundred pages just made it easier to walk away from.

Howl Con?

Sep. 19th, 2012 07:22 pm
furtech: (worgen)
Has anyone heard of Howl Con?
? Is anyone going?

HowlCon

I'm wary of werewolf-themed get-togethers. I remember reading about some of the early ones, where invariably they involved a lot of liquor and foolishness (usually a number of underagers getting dangerously drunk). One memorable moment at one of these was when one well-known member got stupid-drunk, then continued to leap over the bonfire until he finally tripped and fell in. Not my kind of fun.

At the other end of the spectrum are the hug-wolf cons: a bit too spiritual and poofy for my tastes.

Any info would be appreciated!

Howl Con?

Sep. 19th, 2012 07:22 pm
furtech: (worgen)
Has anyone heard of Howl Con?
? Is anyone going?

HowlCon

I'm wary of werewolf-themed get-togethers. I remember reading about some of the early ones, where invariably they involved a lot of liquor and foolishness (usually a number of underagers getting dangerously drunk). One memorable moment at one of these was when one well-known member got stupid-drunk, then continued to leap over the bonfire until he finally tripped and fell in. Not my kind of fun.

At the other end of the spectrum are the hug-wolf cons: a bit too spiritual and poofy for my tastes.

Any info would be appreciated!

Howl Con?

Sep. 19th, 2012 07:22 pm
furtech: (worgen)
Has anyone heard of Howl Con?
? Is anyone going?

HowlCon

I'm wary of werewolf-themed get-togethers. I remember reading about some of the early ones, where invariably they involved a lot of liquor and foolishness (usually a number of underagers getting dangerously drunk). One memorable moment at one of these was when one well-known member got stupid-drunk, then continued to leap over the bonfire until he finally tripped and fell in. Not my kind of fun.

At the other end of the spectrum are the hug-wolf cons: a bit too spiritual and poofy for my tastes.

Any info would be appreciated!

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