No, I haven’t brought in the chainsaws quite yet. But they’ve at least been mentioned!
…Have I said recently I love putting fantasy stuff in modern times? People have so many interesting options, if they’re just creative enough.
Frankly I think that’s something that’s sometimes overlooked in some of the urban fantasy I keep running across. Yes, sure, the proper application of high explosives tends to solve most problems. But there ought to be more happy mediums between “use magic” and “use overwhelming small-army level firepower”.
Because history. And yes, in this case, folklore counts as history. Because if the history of an urban fantasy world isn’t drastically different from the one we know today, then average people with guts and a little knowhow and luck should stand a chance of surviving most supernatural bad guys out there.
(At least the low-level ones. Major demons, bring out the heavy stuff….)
Of course, if someone does want to posit an urban fantasy world where werewolves are both bite-contagious and well-nigh invulnerable, fine. I just wish they’d follow through to the logical conclusion – that some evil werewolf would start the furry equivalent of a Zombie Apocalypse, and what humans survived that would be forted up and extremely ticked off.
And if infectious and only-vulnerable-to-silver werewolves haven’t done that in the urban fantasy setting, then why?
Just a stray thought. 🙂