Theme // Werewolves 

Film: Van Helsing

re: van helsing werewolves

These werewolves are my favorite cinematic ones to date, for real. You look at these guys and think “WOAH SHIT MAN-WOLVES THEY ARE GOING TO EAT ME AND TEAR OUT MY LIVER”

they are big enough to be scary and they move like monsters, too. my one gripe has always been a lack of tails because tails are fun but they are still awesome especially considering how low-budget this film was

the rest of the movie is campy as hell but WEREWOLVES

this movie is a huge guilty pleasure of mine

re-re: van helsing werewolves

Not only do i agree with the statement above about these low budget walves being totally fucking badass but wow can we also talk about how they transformed from man to beast and beast to man?!????

There are different ways to interpret the transformation of man to unholy beast/creature but for me this has to be the best one yet!  usually its the classic over growing limbs and sudden hair growth from hair follicles but in Van Helsing…..holy shit when you turn into a werewolf you fucking tear off your fucking flesh off revealing/releasing the evil you are becoming like holllly shiiiiiit!!!!

idk about anyone else but you physically ripping out of your skin and tearing away pieces of yourself while you twist your bones and grow into a huge bad ass werewolf is pretty fucking metal ok

can a wide-release, big studio movie with Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in it really be considered low budget?






hyenas, terrifying and excellently organized predators of the savannah

also surprisingly docile and like neck scritches and have a tail chasing compulsion

if you don’t think hyenas are great then you’re objectively wrong

Aaaahhh, I love hyenas. :D

Hyenas: Always getting a bad rap because lions are jerks. Lions actually steal from hyenas most of the time because hyenas are the better predators — but they’re also very skittish when faced with a giant pride of cats. Adorable babies!

Okay, lemme tell you about spotted hyenas, aka the BAMFiest BAMFs in the animal kingdom.

  1. Their societies are entirely female-dominated. Female hyenas are larger and stronger than males and have higher social status in clan hierarchy - even the lowest-ranking female in a hyena clan is higher up the social ladder than the highest-ranking male. They’re basically the Amazons of the animal world. The females even have false penis-like appendages (which are essentially large clitorises), which led the ancient Greeks to think that hyenas were hermaphrodites. Because fuck your narrow human perceptions of sex and gender roles, that’s why.
  2. They are considered the dominant predators of the African savannah, despite not being the largest or strongest, because they are the most successful hunters. Their hunting success rate is estimated to be about 70-80%, meaning that they catch about 70-80% of prey they pursue - a freakishly high statistic (to compare, the success rate of lions and wolves is about 20-30%). They also scavenge much less than lions do, as whowasntthere said, and are incredibly adaptable and opportunistic predators, meaning that they are also the most common and widespread of the large African carnivores. That’s not too bad for an animal typecast as a lazy scavenger.
  3. Their jaws are some of the strongest in the animal kingdom, stronger than those of lions, tigers, wolves or perhaps bears, and can crush elephant and giraffe bones; hyenas are also able to digest all bone matter. Don’t tell me that’s not metal as fuck.
  4. Despite looking like dogs, they are not part of the dog family and are actually more closely related to cats. Because fuck your logic. Nature does what it wants.
  5. They are incredibly intelligent. They are easily as intelligent as primates and some scientists claim that their intelligence may even rival that of the great apes, which would make them among the most intelligent animals in the world. Hyenas even outperform chimpanzees on some tests, which is pretty damn awesome, considering that chimpanzees are our closest relatives and all.

So yeah, basically hyenas are awesome and badass as well as truly fascinating animals and if you don’t have at least a bit of respect for them you’re wrong.



"Apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and, of course, your father, Harry  James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her…I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they worked out the truth…And they didn’t desert me at all.”