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Random Shifters Question

Postby Suicidal Lady on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:25 am

So, out of no where, I suddenly started wondering what would happen to a bird shifter if a wing or both wings got cut off while in shifter form. Does that equate to them losing their arms in human form, or do the still get their arms, just no wings in shifter form?

Ya, no friggin clue where that came from. Thought I should ask before I forgot it.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby ShadowsMyst on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:09 am

It would equate to having their arms cut off, since biologically, arms and wings are pretty much the same limb. If the bird shifted back to human form, they would be minus their arms to about where their wings were cut off. Fortunately though, Shifters do have a true regeneration, and would regrow them after a time.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby Bubbanator505 on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:49 pm

Ive got a good one I think.

Is it possible for vampires to fight their taint and achieve relatively low taint scores?
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby ShadowsMyst on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:29 pm

Vampires, by their nature have a base high taint, simply because of what they are. While it is possible for them to 'fight' their nature and struggle to stay to their 'base' taint, it's always going to be much higher than a human. It also renders them weaker the 'cleaner' they stay since they are essentially staying as far away from their power source and natural state as possible, so its completely going against their chaotic natures. For a vampire its as dangerous for them to try to be ordered as it is for humans to be chaotic, because they can lose control of themselves at random times. It's actually more stable (ironically) for them to simply follow their own chaotic needs.

Its also very uncomfortable for them to do so. Resisting acts that would be natural to a vampire (such as feeding, killing, using chaotic powers, turning people, etc.) requires a lot of willpower. It feels REALLY good for a vampire to feed, like a sort of hit of heroin or morphine, its addictive in its own right. It's also a physical need, as much as eating is for humans, feeding for vampires is the same way. Eventually, their willpower WILL fail, and their bodies WILL act to get that which they need. Which is why it is generally dangerous for vampires to avoid doing what they do naturally. They will simply snap and go rabid until their needs are met.

It is however impossible for a vampire to achieve a taint level equal to or less than a standard person, simply because they have been biologically aligned to chaos. In a way a 0 taint in a human is a 10 taint in a vampire. Perfect alignment to their governing divinity. Perfect order is humanity, perfect chaos is vampires.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby BH5432 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:54 am

Well... Ya know vampires could just open up a blood donation clinic type deal... Juice box for vamps Sure it may cost abit of money but it does allow them to maybe get a night job or something. A vamp could be a Damn good emplyee if they can keep there head on straight. Not having that need to feed would help.

Now I also know that Most vamps may not want that but if say your turned and the whole thing is new to you this may be a life saver and might let you regain some of your old life... that and alot of sunscreen.







Also I am patenting the Vamp Juice box Idea. May have to join in your RP just to do that.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby ShadowsMyst on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:06 pm

The vampires have already actually developed a substitute called "Type O" which is marketed in Shade City as an energy drink that has about the same consistency and flavor as beef broth. It contains all the nutrients necessary for them to function, and a lot of vampires do use it. But its kind of like having the choice between a freshly cut, freshly made steak or one that's been sitting in the fridge for three weeks. There's a definitive quality difference. Not feeding directly from a person also denies the vampiric 'high' that normally comes with feeding. Even drinking drawn blood, even fresh blood, they don't experience it. It seems that direct contact is required, which, due to the addictive nature of the sensation, many vampires are drawn to do, despite there being alternatives.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby BH5432 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:08 am

hmmm does explain a few things but does mean it is possible ti not feed if one was to go on type O asap so they arn't to addicted to feeding.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby Gorble on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:15 am

Oh you'd be still quite addicted. The hunger just never goes away, no crappy energy drink slosh could ever beat the rushing pulse straight from the source. Think of it like an ex drinker drinking non-alcoholic beer... while standing in a liquor store... where everything is free...
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby ShadowsMyst on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:45 pm

Vampires are not capable of resisting their natures forever all the time. Self control for humans and for vampires is a limited resource. Controlling themselves to NOT do what is in their nature to do, is extremely difficult. They will sometimes even act without thinking, or unconsciously. The bloodlust is a like a food craving, or an itch that wants to be scratched. Eventually it gets so intense and so annoying you will do anything to satisfy it. Stuff like Type O helps prolong the period where they can resist, but its like having a craving for a food, and eating anything BUT what you really want. And the craving never goes away, and you are never really satisfied.

It should be noted that vampires in the shifters universe DO NOT need to kill. It feels amazing, but they don't have to do it. If they are able to secure donors and take proper precautions, its not unsafe for them to feed directly from people. There are enough vampire wanna-be types (posers, fangirls/boys, gothy wannabees, just look up vampire subculture stuff) that there are people perfectly happy and willing to donate fresh blood and find it erotic and pleasurable to do so. They simply have to avoid direct blood to blood contact, most avoid mouth to wound contact through either cutting or using medical tubing and needles to extract blood.

Vampires in Shifters are not fluffy happy vegetarian vampires. They don't sparkle. They can't resist the need to feed on blood forever, and most don't care to. They don't even see humans as equals. They are like cattle to a vampire for the most part. They only care really about the repercussions making things inconvenient for them.
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Re: Random Shifters Question

Postby Lunaticked on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:58 pm

ShadowsMyst wrote:But its kind of like having the choice between a freshly cut, freshly made steak or one that's been sitting in the fridge for three weeks.



Depending on the fridge, that could make it BETTER. Aged beef...ohhhman.
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