Big Bad Wolf & Little Red Riding Hood Moments

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As you well  know  Little Red riding hood  is by  far one of the most famous  fairytales  their  ever was  about  Werewolves . But  no one  really ever talks about or analysis the story in that aspect .You have the  talking  wolf that is by far  in every way  considered  a werewolf. I know it’s an  anamorphic animal  but  he literally stalks  humans  ie  little red  and devours the grandmother . An although  there  is no howling at  a moon  there  are versions of   Little  red  riding  hood  that  delivers on werewolf mythologies  and  legends of the  past.

Some  being;

  • 11  century version  by a  cathedral schoolmaster named  Egbert of Liège
  • La finta nonna (The False Grandmother), written  by Italo Calvino in the Italian Folktales collection
  • Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

With  that  being said  I will be analyzing  Little red  riding hood in-depth  in a later  podcast episode. Because  my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour has a lot of  Big Bad Wolf & Little Red Riding Hood  scares  and  Moments.

What’s your opinion about Little red riding hood really being about werewolves?

Do you have any big bad wolf moments in your novel?

Let me know in the comments below and lets start a dialogue.

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UPCOMING DTBH NOVEL CONCEPT SHORT FILM TOPICS/TITLES

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Here is the upcoming Novel Concept Short Film Topics:

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  1. CHEMESEN/EARTHDIVER
  2. LITTLE SISTERS
  3. PARENTS
  4. THE NEMISIS
  5. THE BALLET SLIPPERS
  6. UNITUS -CIRCULAR NIGHTMARES AND WRECKED PHOBIAS
  7. I AM YOUR ETERNAL
  8. THE WOLF ROAD
  9. GRANVANDIER
  10. TRUE KRALDIRE

Here are the latest novel concept films here: Novel Concept Videos

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FAVORITE DURING THE BLUE HOUR NOVEL CONCEPT VIDEO?

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A WEREWOLF’S GREATEST WEAKNESS

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You ‘ve all heard of the werewolves weakness in most fiction which normally consist of a moon curse and silver and throughout most fiction that is their greatest weakness.

But in my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour the weakness of my werewolves are kind of different which doesn’t involve a moon curse or silver as what I talked about before. So let me give you a little overview of what the weaknesses of my werewolves are but first let me mention some real world Research.

REAL WORLD RESEARCH

The following quotations are taken from L. David Mech’s 2003 book Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Mech (and the others who contributed to this book) is considered the world’s leading wolf biologist, and this book is a compilation of 350 collective years of research, experiments, and careful field observations. These quotes are taken from chapter 4, The Wolf as a Carnivore.

“Wolves usually tear into the body cavity of large prey and…consume the larger internal organs, such as lungs, heart, and liver. The large rumen [, which is one of the main stomach chambers in large ruminant herbivores,]…is usually punctured during removal and its contents spilled. The vegetation in the intestinal tract is of no interest to the wolves, but the stomach lining and intestinal wall are consumed, and their contents further strewn about the kill site.” (pg.123, emphasis added)

“To grow and maintain their own bodies, wolves need to ingest all the major parts of their herbivorous prey, except the plants in the digestive system.” (pg.124, emphasis added).

***DISCLAIMER

Although in real life wolves eat the internal organs of their prey they do not attack humans or eat them. In real life wolves are actually afraid of and shy to humans.

IN MY WORK IN PROGRESS DURING THE BLUE HOUR

First off as I explained once before my werewolves are a creature called the Caninruh . A race of a non human species that is the spirit of an actual wolf . And like I said before silver and the moon curse does not affect them.

Their greatest weakness is:

The consumption of the human heart.

It’s the greatest and most powerful weakness of the caninruh race. Even though the human heart make them powerful and strong it weakens them making them go mad and eventually succumb to the madness and die .

So that is why they prefer to stay hidden away from humans. However the way caninruh go insane is dealt differently with each individual caninruh. Some can appear normal in their behavior but really are unmanageable and insane. Sometimes the caninruh after consuming a heart can catch on to their impending insanity and try to stop it however the insanity is only a magnification of their normal behavior they already had.

Some of their other weakness consist of strychnine poison, fire , a plant called the hul gil,(*I’ll do a post about hul gil later} . very amplified noises specifically a device used by hunters, and also animal cages which in my novel have gotten more technically advanced .

Even though immortal beings, the caninruh cannot heal themselves when fatally injured in any form. Only a caninruh with the celestial ability(*I’ll do a separate post about their abilities) to heal can heal any type of wound. As a result they can die ,they are vulnerable especially in beast form to traps, and hunters. They can be killed by another caninruh with excessive bites and or powers.

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So this is my werewolves greatest weakness . If you liked this quick blog about my Work in progress world I will be posting more content like this and make sure you know that you can feel free to give me suggestions and feedback  on how  to improve During the Blue hour video concepts, blogs, short stories and more.

Also

I have novel concept video that goes more in-depth on the Caninruh Werewolf and their  weakness  if you would like to see it.The CaninRuh- ( NOVEL CONCEPT SHORTFILM 4)

In the meantime let’s start a dialogue:

What’s your supernatural creatures greatest weakness?

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A HUNTERS TOOL TO CATCH A WEREWOLF

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Strychnine Poison nux-vomica

So since my novel is about werewolves I got to have at least one hunter right? My hunters aren’t just normal hunters . I take my pointers from secret societies , and the beast of Gévaudan lore when it comes to the hunters in During the Blue Hour. And although Silver and wolfsbane is prevalent throughout Hunter-werewolf lore I don’t use it at all. But I do get creative a little and use others tools to catch a werewolf .

What is one of the major tools a hunter uses in my work in progress During the Blue Hour?

Well Its simple really, because it’s a simple plant. No not wolfsbane, or mistletoe , or mountain ash . It’s something you probably wouldn’t even think of. Something so fatal that you wouldn’t even think it was fatal. Want to know what it is called?

REAL WORLD RESEARCH:
Strychnine Poison nux-vomica an alkaloid poisonous medicinal plant was and still is used as an rodenticide. It is also used as a street drug.

IN MY WIP:
Strychnine poison is used as a hunting tool in my work in progress the Hour Series to trap my werewolf creature called the CaninRuh. It is very deadly to them. When absorbed on skin or consumed by mouth whether it drink or food, the victim instantly has convulsions and begins to foam from the mouth and or vomit. It take twenty minutes to an hour for the victim to finally die. They get high fevers and chills, sweating profoundly. All functions usually shut down in the final hour and the victim usually dies from asphyxiation Strychnine poison is usually a Hunters final method after trapping it. They usually force the caninRuh to swallow the strychnine by shoving it down their throats.

DURING THE BLUE HOUR HISTORY
Strychnine tree was first discovered in the second world of the Blue Hour Series and was usually used as herbal remedy among the humans of the wasteland Desert . Later in the 4th world Hunters begin to use it to catch the CaninRuh.

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In the meantime let’s start a dialogue:

If you write a werewolf novel or you have a villain character what do they use to try to catch the hero off guard?

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THE CALL TO ADVENTURE IN THE NOVEL

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So I’m wondering how do you write your novel? Do you use the Hero’s journey or three act structure? In my work in progress During the Blue Hour I use a combination of both and heavily use the Call to Adventure. But you want to know something, in my novel my Main Character Sirena doesn’t easily accept the call to adventure in becoming a werewolf.

Did you know there were two types of Call to Adventures? Emotional & physical. I talk about it more in  podcast episode 3 and you can listen to the full podcast here PODCAST #3

In the podcast episode 3 I discuss emotional call to adventure vs Physical call to adventure referencing TEEN WOLF. I also discuss the difference between the inciting incident and the call to adventure within the Hero journey and three act structure and discuss the evolution of my main character Sirena and her post apocalyptic society.

BUT FIRST LET’S START A DIALOGUE:
What post-apocalyptic world have you created? Do you use the hero’s journey model? Or do you use the three act structure model? What’s your main character’s call to adventure and refusal to the call? If you watched teen wolf Do you think Scott from teen wolf refused the call?

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Epistolary Style Writing

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In my the 2nd draft of my work in progress novel I use the epistolary style writing for the first page of every chapter that the Main Characters pov is in . Basically getting in her head more than usually but then I go out of it back into 3rd person. I don’t use it for the whole story but just her POV at the very beginning because she looses her journal .

Do you as other writers feel like this would be confusing for the reader if incorporated throughout the whole novel ? How would you go about writing in this style?

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A WEREWOLVES PODCAST EPISODE

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Original post date:MAR 25, 2021 AT 2:54 PM

Just trying to figure out if anybody here writes or are interested in reading /werewolf novels? Not werecoyetes , kitsune, werecougers, the list goes on… but just straight up werewolves….? I feel like their is not enough werewolf novels out there. No one loves werewolves? I know it could get repetitive with the howling at the moon and wolfsbane or what not. But I’m sure just how people reinvent ways to talk and write about vampires and their origins(I’m not talking about the love stories either) . There are plenty of ways to reinvent the werewolf(not just romance) . in fact I am one of those people . I’ve done a lot of research over the years( by years i mean 12 year) and that’s the key (research) and I’ve managed to write a werewolf novel that doesn’t contain howling at the moon, werewolf bite, and wolfsbane. You want to see how ? I’m going to do another podcast episode coming out probably in another week and the episode will be all about werewolves. So if you are interested I’ll let you know when the podcast episode comes out. Its going to be alot of fun cause I found out a lot of cool information about werewolves and I want to share with you in case you didn’t know.

But anyways let me know what you think about werewolves ? Do you think they can be popular enough over vampires?

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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Original post date:MAR 22, 2021 AT 10:59 AM

Choosing character names as you know for a writer is sometimes rather very difficult . Even shakespeare talks about in in his play Romeo & Juliet.

In my 2nd podcast episode called  What’s in  a name  I talked about the struggles I had choosing my character name and also trying to not change it. Ultimately I even changed it when I started my 2nd draft.

BUT FIRST: let me know how you chose your characters names for your current work in progress novel.What does your main characters name mean to you as a writer?

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A WRITER’S ULTIMATE GOAL AS A PODCASTER

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Original post date:MAR 17, 2021 AT 5:40 PM

I used to not know a lot about podcasting, But I am learning each day.

Two years ago, I did some research, and I was like okay maybe I can do this. But then everybody was doing it. But I still told myself I can do it.  There is a lot of different podcast. And you can talk about things in a lot of different ways.  So, I tried to figure out what I wanted my podcast to be about. I wanted to talk about my wip novel I have been working on since 2008. Yeah, that is a long time, right? I got a lot of things I want to talk about within my wip like the process and what not.  So, the podcast is a great idea. And like I blogged in other posts I want this podcast to be able to help other writers, whether they are new or seasoned writers.

In my podcast I don’t bore other writers by just talking about my own work. That would be unfair.  I Talk about the overall writing process as a whole and then I try to tie it into my own work.

My process in preparing my podcast for me takes sometimes a couple of days. Sometimes a couple of weeks. I’m pretty busy with other things as well that is why it takes me long to do one podcast episode, but my productivity has begun to get rather fast.

Within my process I research the topic thoroughly. Such as, well one of my podcast themes were about fairytales. And so, I researched fairytales. Not that I don’t know anything about fairytales but when I create an episode, I want to be correct and on point for the ones that listen. I try not to have a long-drawn-out podcast. My podcast last anywhere from 20- 45 minutes sometimes shorter. At the beginning of each podcast, I create somewhat of a radio show snippet of a small scene from the wip built with sound effects and music hoping to intrigue the listener.

Creating a podcast is hard and a lot of work just like writing a novel is lot of hard work. Lately I have been experimenting with the podcast hoping listeners would enjoy my content and that it helps them in some way or another. That is my ultimate goal.

What is your ultimate goal as a podcaster?

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