January 2017 Reader Question 6 January 2017 Reader Question 6 published on January 9, 2017Read more posts by the author of January 2017 Reader Question 6, KoryBing29 Comments on January 2017 Reader Question 6 This is a question that gets asked a lot, so I hope I’ve answered it in a satisfactory way!
Kory, was Merial ever a cheerleader? I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she was.
I am now unspeakably depressed that Glyptodons don’t exist anymore. :-(
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Hey Kory: I’d love to see your take on what an alphyn looks like. You suppose they’re born with knotted tails, or that those are placed carefully while they’re young?
Hi. First time commenting, but I’ve been reading your comic since ‘Greetings from Dogpatch’. I have a question that always bugged me:
Where exactly is the difference between mythological creatures and normal ones? Why are some sapient and others not?
Like, I can understand where human-part critters come in, they get their sapiency from the human side, but what about pure animal ones? Why are gryphons sapient? Why are nemean lions sapient, normal lions not?
Why aren’t byzantine eagles or Stanley sapient? Where is the difference between a Chechen wolf (or any heraldic beasts) and a normal wolf?
Sad glyptodont, sadder sabertooth…
Do all White Stags in Human form have white hair, skin, and eyes or is Blanche just lazy with his medallion?
Yo, I can see that turning super dark tho. Imagine something like a red wolf totem… Hoarding red wolves to keep themselves alive as the species gets closer to extinction. Started out as an anonymous donor to conservation programs, but now they literally keep their life force locked up in the basement…
I feel bad for all the tiger, elephant, and rhino totems…
So where and/or what exactly is Wonderland? And how is Lewis Carroll involved?
What Wonderland is, is an Avalon.
The majority of its inhabitants are quite different to the more mundane Mythicals in the LA, though.
Eleanor and Rupert are 2 former inhabitants, whose species are not common outside of Wonderland.
But species common in Wonderland are not exclusive to Wonderland, or the UK. Some have made their home in the USA. We saw some of those in ‘Greetings From Dogpatch’.
As for how Charles “Lewis Carroll” Dodgson was involved, there are 2 main lines of thought.
1. That the inhabitants of Wonderland named their Avalon after his Alice stories.
2. That as a child, Dodgson somehow stumbled into the Avalon, and later as an adult, used that knowledge for characters and location ideas for his works.
Where Wonderland is located, is still an unknown, although it’s strongly suspected to be somewhere in the UK, and likely in England.
Seeing as Wonderland has been stated to have been founded in 1522 and Lewis Carroll wouldn’t be born untill 1832 I think your second theory is more likely. Also fun fact, I am actually distantly related to the inspiration for Alice, Alice Liddell.
I work in a Natural Heritage exhibit here in Louisiana so I immediately thought of our poor Wooping Cranes. Still going, just barely. If there’s any sapiens associated with them, I’m sure they’re happy for the conservation efforts.
Thanks for answering some of the questions I made last week ^_^
Do magical non-humans predate humans? Like, were there sapient, magical dinosaurs? Or did they sort of evolve at the same rate as humans?
Where do you think Barney came from?
Momos totem needs to keep a better watch on that thing
i don’t think the momo has a totem, isn’t it a cryptid, like a one of a kind creature of local folklore like bigfoot, or the loch ness monster.
I’ve wondered if Ukatena (water panthers) do exist in the Skinverse…
Yes, but how are they BORN
So if scientists ever manage to bring an extinct species back to life, does that resurrect their “totem”?
And what about hybrids like beefalo, coydogs and wolf/dog or introduced species, does Florida now have a python totem?
Or the coywolves of southeastern Canada & northeastern U.S.!
I think it’s probably more intertwined with tribes than that.
But if a totem is killed by someone/something, does that affect their resembled animal? Can totems even be killed other than the extinction of that species?
Hmm. But aren’t Jackalopes North American? How does Jack look human, then? Actually, I’ve had this on my mind for a while, because Jack doesn’t seem to wear a medallion, and as far as I know Jackalopes don’t have any innate magic, so how?
Jack doesn’t have a medallion. He is implied to be dripping with magic. I would guess.
“They also allegedly possess an uncanny ability to mimic human sounds and when chased will use these abilities to elude capture. During days of the Old West, when cowboys gathered by the campfires singing at night, jackalopes could often be heard mimicking their voices.”
This is from this: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wy-jackalope.html
Site. So I would guess their ability to mimic human sounds, would translate to looking human.
I feel very, very sorry for the last passenger-pigeon totem.