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I feel like the werewolf genre just makes werewolves generic bad asses too often without exploring some of the pitfalls of being a werewolf….like not wanting to rip your nice clothes because you gotta tear off a dude’s face. (To be fair, she normally would wear clothes that aren’t as nice, but it was an emergency.)

I’m working on pulling together a lengthy werewolf comic story, and this is sort of a little test comic to see if I can deal with drawing werewolves constantly. (Not a problem. It’s super fun to draw werewolves.)

Even if she was wearing more everyday clothes she would at least get her bra off before changing: you DO NOT thoughlessly destroy a good bra if you can help it at all.

In fact, even if she was in jeans an a tshirt she would probably take them off: when you find clothes that you like and that work for you you do not tear them to shreds when you could just take a second to shuck them off.

Every time I read about a werewolf just bursting out of their clothes (unless it’s an absolute Change Right This Second Or Die situation) I have to wonder wtf is the hurry, they’re not wearing 18th century finery, just take them off and then change, but when it’s a lady werewolf I completely facepalm.

We ladies are definitely more practical-minded than that.

If nothing else, you will need those clothes later once the battle is done.

  • Q:

    A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.

  • George R.R. Martin:

    Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.

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