Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A while back, I wrote about whether it was possible to make a zombie. I am fixated on werewolves right now, as I am writing an erotic werewolf novella. So, I started to wonder, what if we took it seriously like I did with zombies and talked about the intricacies of actually making a werewolf. Let’s explore…
Let’s look at some conditions that might create a werewolf-like condition:
Ergot poisoning: A condition in which someone ingests a fungus from a rye or cereals. It is one of the theories behind the witch hunt in Salem. In ergot poisoning one gets spasms, seizures, and hallucinations. The fact is, this condition would make someone so incapacitated that they wouldn’t be able to be much threat to anyone, but during their fits, they would appear to be transforming.
Berserkers: Those famous Nordic fighters, were actually warriors who donned the skins of animals and took on their characteristics in fighting fits. That would be mimicry and costuming, but hardly a true werewolf in the sense we’ve come to view them.
Lycanthropic Disorder: This is a psychotic condition in which the person believes himself to be a wild animal, most often a wolf. The person does not actually become a wolf, but he is capable of great violence. This disorder is more about playacting than actuality.
Hypertrichosis: This is an extremely rare genetic condition with only 50 reported cases since the Middle Ages in which a person grows a thick coat for fur all over the body. This person is like anyone else, just hairy. So, this isn’t a real good potential for a werewolf.
Lycanthropic Disorder and hypertrichosis: Honestly, the closest thing to a werewolf condition that we can humanly reach, and yet the chances of this combination are basically nonexistent.
Gene work: In the future, gene wor might make it possible to mate characteristics of man and wolf. The personality, however, might be more like an unruly child.
I would personally like to see a condition that creates the characteristics of a wolf and the physical transformation of one. The morphing would be truly fascinating. For now, I'll settle for writing about it in my novella.
at 7:03 PM