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2012-10-29 11:29:55 AM  
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In Brazil, they practically live in thong bathing suits. Werewolves are given away by having ten or twelve nipples.

It's a biotch getting properly fitting bras, by the way. You don't often see female werewolves. It's not because they are back at the den minding the pups.

This is not to say there are no werewolves, but they have to be really tricky and over-dressed. One trick is bondage wear--the leather straps hide the superfluous nipples. Leather helps to hide the werewolf smell. Of course, the Mardi Gras constumes also help. Beware of anybody who dresses like it is Mardi Gras all year round. They are probably a werewolf.

Back in Europe, werewolves are more of an Eastern and Northern phenomenon. And IIRC, France has no vampires (despite what you may read in the popular press). This has nothing to do with garlic, seeing as garlic goes in and out of fashion with the rich and the poor alike. It's just cultural.

France does have werewolves. There are many historical cases of note. They tend to prey on children, however, like real wolves which are shy of humans and tend to attack only if driven by famine.

The different categories (demons, witches, sorcerors, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, etc.) are hopelessly muddled in "real folklore". Literary supernatural creatures have all sorts of rules that are relatively new creations and largely arbitrary inventions designed to make for good stories or to limit or expand the power of supernatural characters and their antagonists.

Folktales, like conspiracy theories, are a hopeless muddle of species that are constantly merging and splitting, like bacteria. This is called "hypertextuality" in literature--every story is connected to every other story like a mass of underground fungus that penetrates acres of forest soil. Folktales constantly retell themselves and re-invent themselves, shaped by temporary needs. They shift shapes more often than vampires.

Remember that Dracula can become a wolf, a bat, an owl or any number of other creatures of the night. There is no hard and set lines between supernatural entitities except when rationalized and organized by art or science or medicine.
2012-10-29 08:50:38 AM  
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His hair was perfect.
2012-10-29 08:30:10 AM  
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Here wolves.
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