The thing you really gotta remember about the world of Skin Deep is that weird, unexpected things happen all the time and the history is really complicated and it is hardly EVER written down out of precaution. So even if there’s a solution to a problem that has been known for a hundred years, that info might not make it past like, one obscure family in Sicily or something. So while it seems pretty obvious that Sam is just a human like his mom, you can’t 100% rule out the possibility that his medallion malfunctioned somehow. And that’s the place where Sam lives.
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Now I’m wondering… What would Sam look like if he got his medallion working and he had his Turning to reveal his Reverse Gryphon self? (Going with the assumption it is, in fact, malfunctioning)
Everyone is obsessed with Sam all of a sudden haha. His story needs resolution (or acceptance!)
Perhaps he just has the wrong type of medallion because he’s actually… a Cuckoo Griffon! Muahahahaha
I think the interesting thing with Sam is some of his features *have* looked nonhuman, like his teeth. Unless they’re artificial
Awwww, Sam! Someone needs to hug him, pronto.
Kory, what kind of mythical being (for lack of a better term) would you be in the Skin Deep world?
I think it’s kinda rude to call him human, when he clearly knows he’s something different. Rather we should do our utmost to make him feel as much whatever it was he believed he was and enable his transformation into such in any way possible. You people are just being mytho-phobists.
There might be a unpopular social commentary there somewhere. XD
Sam, are you sure the medallion’s previous bond has broken? Like *super* sure? Are there any family secret gryphon ancestor caves you can visit for answers?
Gosh, just for Sam’s sake, I really hope he’s right.
I wonder, what kind of mythological beasts would have arisen in the last couple of centuries? They would be all sans-medallion since the sphinxes are gone. Big blue oxen?
Just thinking about that, if the medallions were made in Europe or the Mediterranean (it seems), several hundred years ago, then presumably all the liminals from places no European/Mediterranean had known about at the time (or, it seems, people that didn’t send someone to ask a Sphinx) wouldn’t get medallions.
Nobody from Australia, say.
So, speaking of big and blue, Blucifer is right out. ;-)
From a conversation on another board, I have a new type of gryphon for you: a Duck/Tapir. :)
He wears, of course, a plaid shirt and red and green suspenders. :D
Maybe it’s just me, but something about Sam’s teeth made me think he’s definitely a turned Griffin in human talisman disguise, which makes me think the busted talisman makes sense, it’s there, it’s bonded with him, but it’s not letting him change.
You’d think Sam having monster teeth would be a pretty decisive argument ender on the topic of
That’s always my thought,too. Unless those are fake fangs he bought to make himself feel more monster-like, it seems like some 2 inch long chompers like his would be a dead giveaway that he’s not human. At least not entirely.
I just had this vision in my head, of him – years later – finally accepting he’s just human and bending down, taking the necklace from around his neck and placing it around the neck of his nephew.
Its a bittersweet moment but he still smiles when his nephew gives him a hug calling him the best uncle ever.
it’s real believing in and caring about sam hours! i hope michelle can fix that for him someday
how’re things back in the dogpatch avalon? is the nightmare still doing her thing around there?
Is there a support group for those from a cryptid family who only have a human form?
now im wondering how often this situation happened before. any other big families with 1 or 2 human no transforms?
Children are the species of one parent or the other. If one of the parents is human, they can have human children (though I gather the odds are unusually low), but it’s impossible for nonhuman/nonhuman couples to have (genuine) human children.
Hmmm…who decided that it’s gryphons and reverse gryphons? I mean, that gryphons were the normal sort and reverse gryphons were the reversed sort and not the other way around? Gryphons are more common or have better PR?
maybe griffon were found/integrated first ?
like in physics electrons have the negative charge despite that the charge main carrier being a positive one being (slightly) more logical, because of the order of the discoveries
I really hope Michelle learns to make medallions work and Sam can transform, I just don’t want him to be sad :(