unnamednewbie13
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Not to forget that similar physical feature arguments were made against groups of humans such as jews and black africans. Dilbert's taken that a step further with arguments about the "genetically-deviant" minds of indians and asians. As picky as the species is about pigmentations, nose shapes, and elbow geometry among their own most immediate kind, I don't really trust in the objectivity of a human calling out the occasional "animalistic" feature on an "untransformed" werewolf in a profoundly unkind, most unfair, but distressingly common sweeping attack.

Werewolves wouldn't need to ask for handouts if they were allowed better access to education, medicine, society, protected wilderness, and shielded by a string of desegregation and anti-discrimination laws. Living on the fringes as they do comes largely at the insistence of surrounding humans and their sadly unempathetic misunderstandings. Better awareness of "supernatural" needs and their role in the environment as beings of Earth would do much towards normalizing relations and establishing a prosperous symbiosis between humans and who humans demonize as monstrous freakazoids.

Populations are sometimes forced to pull up stakes and relocate due to circumstances beyond their control. Slavery, environmental catastrophe, war, famine, genocide. And it's certainly not the fault of children dragged along, or born after the fact. Additionally, it doesn't take that long for an emigrant population to lose touch with its former homeland. It's not like werewolves can all just pack up and return to some kingdom or tribal confederation that stopped existing 10KYA any more than a black person living on the other side of the planet could just "go back to (the vague direction of) Africa" and seamlessly pick up where their family left off a few hundred years ago. Easy response anyway is asking what country would white Americans go back to if ejected from North America.

Vampires don't exactly operate on utopic standards. Social mobility is molasses unless you take out the old farts directly above you on the hierarchy. Quite literally, eating the rich (and stealing their powers). It's no wonder the oldest ones can be such paranoid, cagey hermits. A shame, really, all that lost knowledge they could be sharing if they felt safer to be out in the open.

I wouldn't be surprised if Zuck was some sort of flesh construct animated by vampiric puppetry.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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The laws that banned werewolves being out at night or forcing their packs to live in the forest was wrong. But that ended a long time ago. Werewolf pups born today and no experience of that. And is it ridiculous to say the pups are mauling man, vampire, and wolf alike because of things that happened to werewolves way before they were born. Humans enslaved humans for centuries but you don't see us biting each other or howling at the moon on a school night.

The vampires can be weird when you see them walking together outside dressed in their suits. But I know if a vampire is behind me I will be okay. I would cross the street if a werewolf was coming in my direction. I have a right to feel safe in my community. I don't even know why they have to be in our communities. Why can't they just stay in the woods? We give them free stuff. The lest they can do is stay in the woods. The faeries stay in the woods among their own when they aren't working. Why can't the werewolves be like the faeries?
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unnamednewbie13
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Au contraire, there is generous record of bites given by humans and the pets of humans. Anecdotally, I'll occasionally have a human neighbor who howls at the moon and during other various times of the day and night, but I'm pretty sure they aren't werewolves. Patterns don't match up. And much more common, persistent nuisance barkers and people who just let their dogs evacuate wherever without scooping it up.

Most werewolves outside of the criminally violent aren't going to be inserting themselves into positions dangerous for others when the full moon is approaching. Peace is fragile and the last thing the beleaguered population needs is another purge. Speaking of which, they're even less numerous than transgendered people (finding a transgender werewolf must be like spotting a unicorn). Why are you so focused on werewolves anyway? Did you cuck one behind their back? Threaten to poison their dog?

Each magical being has different needs and common or stereotypical preferences, but variations do exist among individuals. Urban faeries are a thing, though generally not the rule, and I don't really blame them. Faeries don't so much live in the forests and other parts of the wilderness as those are a gateway to their own private realms where mundane things like time and reality are polite suggestions, and the foul manners and superstitions of humans are an ongoing joke. Still, you should probably politely decline food from the fae, if for no other reason than it makes most humans gassy. They'll understand.
unnamednewbie13
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I bet uzique angered some sort of shrine entity by browbeating it with his Vastly Superior knowledge of Korean culture, and that's why he's not around these days. He won't be allowed back on bf2s to pick things up with dilbert until he learns to respect the Old Ways. Man's probably carting water somewhere up a mountain this very instant, enduring the biting southeast asian cold with nothing but threadbare robes and a loin cloth to protect him from the elements.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,810|6049|eXtreme to the maX
Pretty sure he's about half chewed away his ballgag.

Otherwise, vampires do in fact drink blood and suck people's souls. Werewolves rip people to bits and eat them, or turn them into new werewolves.

Is it realistic to think that inviting either into your community will change their ways one iota?

Driving home from work I occasionally pass someone walking along dress as ... something. Long cloak, high collar, leather boots. Certainly an oddball.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+633|3662
We are talking about the werewolves here, Dilbert. The werewolves are the real problem. The werewolves have made the inner cities unsafe. The vampires are okay.

You are obsessed with the vampires we all know it. You complain about them displacing the elves after World War 2 and building new castles in enchanted elf land. I bet you are hoping the goblin theocracy gets nukes to threaten the vampires. Do you also chant "death to the vampires!"?

I do think the vampires can protect themselves though. They kicked elf ass in the 6 Night War.
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Adams_BJ
Russian warship, go fuck yourself
+2,053|6565|Little Bentcock
I have no issues with werewolves, at least they are loyal.

It's the werecats and weregolfcourses we need to worry about.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+633|3662
I am thinking of transitioning into a cowboy.

At the wedding I went to last weekend there was a photo booth with props. One of the props was a cowboy hat.

I chose the hat. Or maybe the hat chose me. Either way, I took a picture with the cowboy hat plus the suit I was wearing and it looked really good.

https://www.readysleek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/brown-suit-and-cowboy-hat-deposit-photos.jpeg.webp
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pirana6
Go Cougs!
+681|6234|Washington St.
A) Get other people's opinions before you decide you look good.

B) Are cowboys big in northern New Jersey?
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,736|6680|Oxferd Ohire
The answer to both is no
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,736|6680|Oxferd Ohire
We need uzi back for fashion advice
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unnamednewbie13
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Don't do the cowboy thing. You'll look like someone with Strong Negative Opinions about the Barbie movie.

Since you live in the thirteen colonies, consider pilgrim vampire hunter chic.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I genuinely feel like a cowboy. It wasn't until I put on the hat did I realize what those feelings I have always had were.

There are probably a lot of people in my area who identify as a cowboy too. They just don't feel comfortable doing so because they don't have media representation.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+681|6234|Washington St.
https://i.imgur.com/iUSy5nw.gif


What characteristics make up a cowboy that you have had and now want to express?
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+2,053|6715|PNW

he caught a showing of city slickers on netflix once.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+633|3662

pirana6 wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/iUSy5nw.gif


What characteristics make up a cowboy that you have had and now want to express?
Whenever I walk into a room I have a strong desire to yell "howdy y'all." I would like to plow snow in Montana. I was very critical of that Hollywood guy wanting to plow snow but that was merely me acting out because I couldn't express how much I wanted to plow snow.

I would like to wear cowboy boots outside and not just in the safety of my own home. People would just have to accept that. Maybe change my username too. I am no longer Macbeth but instead I shall become Marlboro Man. Either that or I will go by Cowboy Mac. Cowboy is my preferred pronoun.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Adams_BJ
Russian warship, go fuck yourself
+2,053|6565|Little Bentcock
Cowboy lives matter too.

I have been marginalised for my country ways since moving to the city. My accent, my dress style, even my particularly Aussie slang all stands out against the privately educated city sticking blue collar workmen (and women) around me. "go on FF Adams_Bj, say 'strewth' again."
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,736|6680|Oxferd Ohire
now you know what racism feels like ben
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KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,973|6575|949

What is strewth?
Adams_BJ
Russian warship, go fuck yourself
+2,053|6565|Little Bentcock

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

What is strewth?
Its like crikey, bloody hell, stone the flamin crows
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+794|6627|United States of America
Zounds!
unnamednewbie13
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+2,053|6715|PNW

Opera now has native 'islands' for tabs, allowing me to have like 80 open at once in relative peace. All my unfinished youtube videos are now in one massive, minimizable super-tab for me to ignore for the rest of the year. Ebooks in another. I can right click it and copy the address of every single contained tab to the clipboard. Fantastic vanilla feature. You can save islands to the speed dial as well. Unfortunately, my speed dial is overflowing with every single page I've ever ctrl+d'd.
Cybargs
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Adams_BJ wrote:

Cowboy lives matter too.

I have been marginalised for my country ways since moving to the city. My accent, my dress style, even my particularly Aussie slang all stands out against the privately educated city sticking blue collar workmen (and women) around me. "go on FF Adams_Bj, say 'strewth' again."
yeah no one even says fair dinkem around these parts either
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unnamednewbie13
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i'm just going to picture adams_bj about town in the duds of crocodile dundee and call it a day. carries a knoife, not a knife.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,810|6049|eXtreme to the maX
Thats literally every Australian though.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!

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