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(BBC)   Wolf scientists say that howling is based on pack relationships and not stress. In other news, wolf scientist is a real job and not a character class in Shadowrun, Gammaworld, or Gurps   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 40
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2013-08-22 04:35:20 PM  
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-22 04:47:33 PM  
The moon goes up,
i start to sweat call the doctor,
call the vet my brain goes numb,
my blood gets hot all i need is what you got

i'm a werewolf, baby,
and here i come
i'm a werewolf, baby,
and here i come

i lose control,
i just can't stop you
look so good like a big pork chop
ripped my pants,
ripped my shirt
i'm gonna eat yourmother for dessert

chorus

i can smell your blood,
i can hear you breathe
i'm gonna eat your heart,
right off your sleeve
eat you cooked,
eat you raw i'm
gonna rip you up
like a big chain saw
 
2013-08-22 05:17:47 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 424x640]


No, please, not a furry thread!
 
2013-08-22 05:18:03 PM  
Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!
 
2013-08-22 05:21:16 PM  

FrancoFile: No, please, not a furry thread!


Honestly, it's tough to find a non-furry image of a wolf in a lab coat.
 
2013-08-22 05:25:12 PM  

2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!


It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.
 
2013-08-22 05:30:09 PM  

ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.


I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.
 
2013-08-22 05:38:34 PM  
Wolfs howl and communicate over the distance.

Now the urban wolf wolfs howl is caused by alcohol and other DRUGS that result in a communication that is only understood by "get off my lawnites" and is seen as a threat to the peacefulness of the white getto.
 
2013-08-22 05:45:30 PM  
Should be not just a character class.
 
2013-08-22 05:49:06 PM  

mattador: ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.

I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.


Really?  Gamma World lives?  I'll have to check that out.

My 80s recollection of Gamma World was that going through character creation was more fun than the actual game.  Much like Champions.
 
2013-08-22 05:59:40 PM  
My beagle howls for food.
Or water.
Or a toy.
Or to go for a walk.
Or a treat.
Or to go in the backyard.
Or a frog.
Or when her crate's locked.
Or food.
Or another dog.
Or a turtle.
Or when I say her name.
Or to go out on the deck.
Or when she's confused.
Or a cat.
Or food.
 
2013-08-22 06:02:15 PM  

steveGswine: mattador: ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.

I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.

Really?  Gamma World lives?  I'll have to check that out.

My 80s recollection of Gamma World was that going through character creation was more fun than the actual game.  Much like Champions.


Hell no.  I ran a game that had two nuclear engineers, a geneticist, and materials engineer in it.  Bunch of fun.
 
2013-08-22 06:04:19 PM  

steveGswine: My 80s recollection of Gamma World was that going through character creation was more fun than the actual game. Much like Champions.


I'd confused the crap out of a few gm's by taking a shiatload of languages on most of my characters.  Languages were freaking cheap in those systems.
 
2013-08-22 06:07:05 PM  
Wolf-howling: canine twitter.
 
2013-08-22 06:16:42 PM  
Still no cure for Lupus

/Lupus
 
2013-08-22 06:34:57 PM  

mattador: ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.

I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.


Actually I am too.  I just acknowledge that 4th edition is about one step up from Spelljammer for a lot of people.
 
2013-08-22 07:06:23 PM  

foo monkey: My beagle howls for food.
Or water.
Or a toy.
Or to go for a walk.
Or a treat.
Or to go in the backyard.
Or a frog.
Or when her crate's locked.
Or food.
Or another dog.
Or a turtle.
Or when I say her name.
Or to go out on the deck.
Or when she's confused.
Or a cat.
Or food.


I've only heard my lab/shepherd mix ever howl once. An ambulance was passing us and he howled out the window in solidarity with it or something.

I've tried to get him to do it again by playing clips from YouTube of other dogs howling, or howling myself, but all he ever does is cock his head sideways and look all confused.
 
2013-08-22 07:22:54 PM  
I used to raise malamutes. We lived on a hill overlooking a town in the NC mountains. When the sirens went off down in town, the dogs would start in, one by one they'd join the chorus. It was creepy, I'll tell you.
I found out from a wolf scientist that howling is a pack activity that makes a few animals sound like many to a potential challenging pack. So to help things along, I would open a window and sing an opera aria or two to get my guys going. It was a lot of fun knowing my dogs were enjoying the music.
My neighbors hated me.
 
2013-08-22 07:34:25 PM  

foo monkey: My beagle howls for food.
Or water.
Or a toy.
Or to go for a walk.
Or a treat.
Or to go in the backyard.
Or a frog.
Or when her crate's locked.
Or food.
Or another dog.
Or a turtle.
Or when I say her name.
Or to go out on the deck.
Or when she's confused.
Or a cat.
Or food.


All you had to say was you have a beagle. We have a coon-hound/ German Shepard mix that bays. But he does it rarely enough that it amuses us every time.

I don't think I've ever heard him do a traditional short bark.
 
2013-08-22 07:44:38 PM  
Wolf scientists say that howling is based on pack relationships and not stress.

Yeah...my Accelerators and Gen 3 NVS say otherwise.

media.midwayusa.com
/go ahead, ya little bastards...howl all you like.
 
2013-08-22 08:52:13 PM  

steveGswine: mattador: ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.

I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.

Really?  Gamma World lives?  I'll have to check that out.

My 80s recollection of Gamma World was that going through character creation was more fun than the actual game.  Much like Champions.


Also see: TMNT

Although all 3 games could be a blast to actually play, too.  Street Fighter the RPG was one that was more fun to come up with characters than ever consider playing, though.
 
2013-08-22 08:55:44 PM  

2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!


I miss Gamma World. I checked out the new version, and damn near sniffed - it's a friggin' card game...

/"My plant has Life Leech and Death Field Generation!"
 
2013-08-22 09:01:02 PM  

FormlessOne: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

I miss Gamma World. I checked out the new version, and damn near sniffed - it's a friggin' card game...

/"My plant has Life Leech and Death Field Generation!"


Ha!  My Death Gem has a Torque Grenade!  Clutches it in his talons.
 
2013-08-22 09:30:19 PM  
wolf scientists employed by wolfram alpha?
 
2013-08-22 09:53:56 PM  
Like GURPS has classes!

Also old news is old

/Also old wolves are lonely wolves
 
2013-08-22 09:58:57 PM  
Would fail my will save. ;)

I own, somewhere, an interesting collection of older Gammaworld books. I also own the new game.

....new game is rubbish.
 
2013-08-22 10:02:09 PM  

albatros183: Like GURPS has classes!

Also old news is old

/Also old wolves are lonely wolves


Bite me fan boy.
 
2013-08-22 10:03:16 PM  
Scoffs at your wolf scientist...
sarahcradit.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-22 10:27:25 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 424x640]


narwhaler.com
 
2013-08-22 11:08:40 PM  
This is something that's been news/the subject of active research in wolf ethology studies for some time, but pleasantly surprised to see it's made Fark :D  (And yes,"wolf howling as Puppy Twitter" is kind of a good way to think of it--whether it being Organising A Big Voice In The Face Of Danger (the purpose of rallying howls), the rough equivalent of pinging friends/family (the sort of howling that is being discussed in the article), or even sharing accomplishments (yes, there are distinct howls for THIS, too--there's basically a "Hey look, dinner!" howl, for instance).  It's actually pretty darn neat how much we are learning about howling as communication...)

/then again, I've also done wolf ethology weekends where they study captive packs and work on whole farking "wolf to English" dictionaries of what different howls and body language signs basically mean in "wolf-ese"
//rather fascinating subject, ethology...actually carries over some to dogs, and the principle carries over even to other critters that live with us like cats and rats
 
2013-08-22 11:15:14 PM  
www.sarna.net
If you want our scientists, you must challenge us for them, quiaff?
 
2013-08-22 11:33:05 PM  
GAMMA. WORLD.
GAMMA. WORLD.
GAMMA. WORLD.

GTFO my mutated crabgrass lawn, subby.
 
2013-08-23 01:13:21 AM  

mattador: ArkPanda: 2wolves: Woo-whooo!  Someone else remembers Gamma World!

It was rebooted and rereleased a couple of years ago.  I think it got the same reception as most franchise reboots.

I enjoy it. Though I'm also an unapologetic 4e fanboy. Also, there are no classes, only origins.


But no official Lupine/Canineoid origin, but I'm sure someone has one ready to go
 
2013-08-23 01:51:17 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: This is something that's been news/the subject of active research in wolf ethology studies for some time, but pleasantly surprised to see it's made Fark :D  (And yes,"wolf howling as Puppy Twitter" is kind of a good way to think of it--whether it being Organising A Big Voice In The Face Of Danger (the purpose of rallying howls), the rough equivalent of pinging friends/family (the sort of howling that is being discussed in the article), or even sharing accomplishments (yes, there are distinct howls for THIS, too--there's basically a "Hey look, dinner!" howl, for instance).  It's actually pretty darn neat how much we are learning about howling as communication...)

/then again, I've also done wolf ethology weekends where they study captive packs and work on whole farking "wolf to English" dictionaries of what different howls and body language signs basically mean in "wolf-ese"
//rather fascinating subject, ethology...actually carries over some to dogs, and the principle carries over even to other critters that live with us like cats and rats


That's awesome!

 Never had the time myself, but always thought it would be fascinating!
 
mhd
2013-08-23 06:23:16 AM  
Pretty sure you could play one in Rifts.

/The previous sentence has few exceptions.
 
2013-08-23 06:47:30 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 424x640]


i2.kym-cdn.com

/Still got +1's because it was a good find.
 
2013-08-23 09:18:04 AM  

antnyjc: [www.sarna.net image 279x279]
If you want our scientists, you must challenge us for them, quiaff?


Aff, freebirth.

/Go fark yourself Jade Falcon.
 
2013-08-23 09:18:29 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 424x640]


Hah!  Good one!
 
2013-08-23 10:47:08 AM  

antnyjc: [www.sarna.net image 279x279]
If you want our scientists, you must challenge us for them, quiaff?


Aff.  Entered into this thread to say something along those lines.
 
2013-08-23 11:15:51 AM  

Hawnkee: Satanic_Hamster: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 424x640]

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 500x477]

/Still got +1's because it was a good find.


That's about the ONLY find.  It's near impossible to find a wolf in a lab coat image that isn't furry related.

img.docstoccdn.com
 
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