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Different types of Were?

Mr Castle

I'm reading through Jaz Cullens stories on Lit and other Were stories and I keep thinking enough of the wolf please what about other were animals like birds or mabey a were-fox or something, werewolfs are fine, great even but its always the same animal. Try something new

Vlad_Inhaler

Artie did that with his "Open Clinic" series on ASSTR. Unfortunately he withdrew all of his works some time around the end of 2012.

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Mr Castle
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Thanks I do like the were stories out there but it gets so boring when authors focus on wolfs, I would love to read a story/s where the main type of were was an eagle or a falcon or something but a were-bird its almost impossible to find that?

Replies:   hiltonls16
awnlee jawking

@Mr Castle

Try the Anita Blake stories by Laurell K Hamilton, although you'll have to buy them or borrow them from a library. Several different 'were' creatures, although there are werewolves too.

AJ

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hiltonls16

@Mr Castle

Celtic Bard's Dark Wars tales have various Were people/animals - I dont remember whether there are birds.

https://storiesonline.net/universe/658/the-dark-wars

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Mr Castle

@awnlee jawking

Thanks I'll keep an eye out.

Mr Castle

@hiltonls16

Thanks I read a couple of previews on some of those might give them a try.

LonelyDad

Several of Uncle Jim's Magic stories have various were's or spirit animals in them.

https://storiesonline.net/s/76674/conrad
https://storiesonline.net/s/13137/magic-ink-6-the-final-oconnell
https://storiesonline.net/s/14115/magic-ink-vii-the-fourth-reality

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Ernest Bywater

You may want to run a search on the other names used for certain types of were animals, like: a Selkie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie

Mr Castle

@LonelyDad

Thanks I've read all the magic ink stories there were animals are mostly tiger, cougar and wolfs o and a rat lol

paliden

@Mr Castle

This may interest you.

https://storiesonline.net/universe/337/morfs

Replies:   Mr Castle
sunkuwan

@awnlee jawking

Try the Anita Blake stories by Laurell K Hamilton, although you'll have to buy them or borrow them from a library. Several different 'were' creatures, although there are werewolves too.


Wanted to also mention this series. There is really a were creature for most of the mammals. Even Wereswans.
Read all the books from her. Was a little miffed about the constant slash overtones but hey, I read the two dozen books of the series, it is a great supernatural detective series nonetheless. And she included a little femslash in the later books.

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Mr Castle

@paliden

I've read more or less all of them and the propper morfs universe http://morfs.nowhere2go.org/

JohnBobMead
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@Vlad_Inhaler

There are two archive sites foe Artie's works.

Wayback Machine

Greenberg's site

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Vlad_Inhaler

@JohnBobMead

That second link is a goodie! Open Clinic is the first story there.
I used wget to grab everything before he removed it but that is a current resource for other people. Ignore the PDF and ePub links though, they won't work.

awnlee jawking

@sunkuwan

Even Wereswans.


IIRC she called them SwanMages (sp?). Is there something in the were canon that requires all members to be furry (or hairy, to pacify the fur/hair antagonists)?

AJ

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richardshagrin

@awnlee jawking

Is there something in the were canon that requires all members to be furry

I doubt it, I am reasonably sure I saw were-dragon stories, and dragons have scales (I prefer C sharp for dragon scales.)

samuelmichaels

@richardshagrin

I doubt it, I am reasonably sure I saw were-dragon stories, and dragons have scales (I prefer C sharp for dragon scales.)

Scaling a dragon is a risky endeavor. Not like a fish at all.

Not_a_ID

@awnlee jawking

IIRC she called them SwanMages (sp?). Is there something in the were canon that requires all members to be furry (or hairy, to pacify the fur/hair antagonists)?


Depends on the author and their objective? Which will also in turn depend on how "beast-like" they want the were to be.

The closer they are to being an animal, presumably their presentation would in turn be more animalistic rather than anthropomorphic. While "a more anthropomorphic were" would retain more of their human traits as a were.

That said, "classical" werewolf stories seem to indicate it being more of an all of nothing type outcome, with no in between options available. So no "fractional weres" if sticking to the classics.

But being in a popular media environment that features day walking vampires that sparkle when in sunlight....

Replies:   awnlee jawking
StarFleet Carl

@richardshagrin

I prefer C sharp for dragon scales.


I think you should use Mixolydian mode with dragons.

But if you want a full set with shield, you'll need 14 Dragon Scales, 7 Iron Ingots, 4 pieces of leather, and 10 Leather Strips, as well as a Smithing Perk of 100. FUS RO DAH!

Were animal? There animal! :)

sharkjcw

@Mr Castle

https://storiesonline.net/a/Daniellekitten

try this but most are romance stories

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

dragons have scales


Wow, dragons are halal!

AJ

awnlee jawking

@Not_a_ID

With reference to another story in progress, it occurred to me that human longevity might somehow be prolonged as a result of experimenting on Winter Jennings's were-naked mole rats.

(ducks in expectation of complaints that all the words in the latter term should be hyphenated.) :)

AJ

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StarFleet Carl

@awnlee jawking

were-naked mole rats.


Naked were-mole-rats, because there are different kinds of mole-rats.

Purplecat

You might try the book series by Patricia Briggs. She becomes a coyote, but there are walkers, skinwalkers (who can change to the animal of the skin they wear), werewolves, and vampires.

Great writer, excellent series.

mclark413

If you have Kindle Unlimited, you might want to check out the author John van Stry, specifically the Hammer Commission and it's prequel King of Vegas.

JohnBobMead
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You might also check out Morpheus' Were Universe; note: The Academy, while showing first in the list, is actually the fifth story in the series, and should be read at that time.

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Mr Castle

@JohnBobMead

I read through a couple of them but that author has something about transgender or something, not my thing. Anyways thanks for the link.

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cantamelon

G.A.Aiken has Dragon, Actually as the 1st in the dragom shifter series. Warning it is were-romance.

just reread "Dragon family" on this site. It is in the To be Archived secton.

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Mr Castle

@cantamelon

Have you got the links to both please. Also has anyone ever thought of a were-phoenix?

JohnBobMead

@Mr Castle

Morpheus isn't really a transgender fiction author, but he is into transformation/gender bender fiction; there's generally an involuntary rapid if not instantaneous sex or species change involved. If not your thing, then an author to give a miss. I rather enjoy his stories, its the forced fem and sissification stories that I can't deal with, the world view behind them is too foreign to me.

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