Most hoofed creatures can take care of their own hooves, but any good-sized Avalon will have a Farrier to help keep those little toenails nice and healthy.
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That’s very interesting, it’s like their equivalent of a shoe cleaner.
Also, yah! It’s returning! :D
So we’ve seen paws and claws as hands but not hooves. Is there any creature with forehooves that would become hands and what would they look like?
A deer totem maybe? And I don’t know how to describe how they’re hands would look.
I had forgotten that Blanche, Greg, and Elise all demonstrated this.
I’m pretty sure the Bugganes in Kill Them With Kindness are a good example of that.
Cy had flippers, though, and their mom could make her hands look like anything.
actually im pretty sure we saw hooves as hands with the pegasus girl. don;t remember where that was or what her name was but i think she was jims first girlfriend or such?
Actually we have! Blanche’s full White Stag form only has hooves, but whenever he’s in midform he’s got normal human hands. With Elise’s pegasus midform, though, it seems that she keeps the base shape of her hooves as her fingers and adds a thumb. Not sure if that’s up to personal preference or the difference between deer and horse hooves, though. Greg probably also counts because he has three-fingered hoof hands in satyr form, but that may just be a satyr thing.
Actually, it looks like she also keeps her index finger in addition to thumb, and the rest is hoof from the looks of things on this page
Now I’m wondering if clipping toenails in human form helps to keep hooves in check in the natural form…
My World of Zekira rpg has an entire industry in their world, for just this kind of thing. Since they value their animal-powered mutants, they like to keep them happy and healthy. Can’t just go to any old fashion house to pick up a skirt when you’ve got the body of a beetle, or find gloves for two-fingered hands…
Can we please see more historical figures in (according to Alec) their true bugbear form?
Suddenly I’m picturing Benjamin Franklin as a bugbear. Truthfully, though, he’d be more of a satyr, wouldn’t he? Considering his reputation with the ladies and all… OOH. And NOW I’m wondering how many of the signers of the original Declaration of Independence were nonhumans; intriguing! (Of course, Alec would have us believe that they were *all* bugbears.)
The Roosevelt family were definitely all bugbears.
Teddy Roosevelt was an unturned nemian lion. That’s how he was so resilient to being shot in the chest.
Well, I suppose that it having been written and signed was quite scary news to lots of humans back in the day … ;-)
The Roosevelts as bugbears….. **laughs** Oh man, that is so easy to picture! Holy crap, *so* easy. Wish we had a few of them to send to the White House today– I think the threats there now are all too human.
Ugh, man! I had completely forgotten about that bun in the oven shirt, haha!
I have to praise Kory for being so consistently and continously creative when dressing up the character. It takes a very out of the ordinary set of skills to acomplish that level of quality!
**laughs** THAT IS SO EASY TO PICTURE. Holy crap, *so* easy. Wish we had a few of them to send to the White House today– I think the threats there now are all too human.
And apparently modern horseshoes are way different and way better for the horse than the old steel-and-nails style. https://ecoequine.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/images.jpg
Is that like, an entire shoe around the hoof? That’s all sorts of neat.
How do you draw a big, fluffy mane? I’m struggling.
I imagine most hooved folk would learn elementary hoof care as a basic grooming skill. Most horse owners can knock off a flair or dub an edge easily enough, it’s hard to get in too much trouble with a hoof rasp. Of course, that requires them to be able to reach their back feet.
And I can’t imagine many of them would go for nail on shoes when there are a least a dozen brands of hoof boots available these days. They’re slick on hard pavements and they’d ruin your hardwood floors.
Are there Jorogumo in the skindeep verse?
Is the term “Avalon” taken from the island where King Arthur was healed after his battle with Mordred?
Read it somewhere–there was research that a metal shoe ended up sending tiny shockwaves up the horse’s foot, so a flexible material was better! Magical folk may have lead research/develop in this, if that’s the case?
… well, that sure sounds like we’ll be back with our ever-wonder(land-explor)ing trio! ;-)
Maybe, maybe not. Ch1 of this set was “Claws that Catch”, which had Bloodcarver come up to talk with Michelle, and that’s part of the line that describes the Jabberowky (line 2: ‘the jaws that bite, the claws that catch’) in the poem of the same name, so it’s just as likely we’ll go back to Michelle as we do the past adventures of Jim and co.
So you know, I’m seeing this at the top of the page (using current version of Chrome with adblock but it’s not getting anything, insecure connection indicated)
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If a female creature gives birth in human form, will her offspring be born in human form? How long does a griffin pregnancy/egg forming period go? Would someone like Mary Finn just look like any other pregnant woman in her human form? How does the medallion magic affect the unborn child/egg? Do parents at the Avalon get an obstetrician?
Sorry. My mom’s a nurse, and all my married friends are having babies. #singlelife
Reminds me fondly of Donna Barr’s “Stinz” comics, particularly the story “Andri’s New Shoes.”