Saturday, February 23, 2013
Why we chose our werewolves
We decided since we loved wolves and they were such graceful creatures we wanted to do something that hadn't really been done before. We wanted a werewolf who could not only transform into a werewolf but control it as well. The person had the ability to be a human, a werewolf and also a wolf as well. The nice thing about fantasy and fiction you can tweek it to work how ever is best for your story. The person could still be bitten to be turned or born a werewolf. They had perfect control over themselves and knew who and what they were doing.
We still had it where even in an apocolyptic world they still kept their identities a secret and didn't go blabbing all over the place. Humans are still humans and often times kill or experiment on what they don't understand.
There is a disease called Hypertrichosis (werewolf syndrom) where the body grows an excessive amount of hair all over the body. There are varying degrees of it, from localized to all over the body. It can either manifest itself at birth or show up in later years. We didn't want to indicate that this was the reasoning behind our werewolves.
Due to our werewolves being a different species and there genetic code being different from humans they were immune to the zombie virus. They can still be killed but due to the zombie virus being man made and only for human genetics, it doesn't affect a werewolf. They can still be killed but not turned into a werewolf. We just liked that idea much better when talking about fantasy and our story.
So if you are interested in doing a story and changing up an age old myth or wives tale, do your homework, and see if it is possible to come at it from a different angle or a new idea. So get creative and find new ideas and new stories to tell!