OK- so here's the deal:
I've been thinking more and more about the idea of biting someone, and although I have gotten some responses, I feel like people might need some more information in order to make a well informed decision.
Therefore, I have decided to present the following list of pros and cons about being a werewolf:
Pro: When transformation occurs, you get an overwhelming sense of power.
Con: You want to eat people.
Pro: Side effects when not transformed include heighted sense of smell and reversal of any hair loss.
Con: You pretty much piss all over everything you own.
Pro or Con: You like to walk around naked a lot. (this could be either pro or con depending on your thoughts vis-a-vis nakedness. I'm firmly in the "pro" camp, but God knows how you were raised.)
Pro: When transformed, you get bigger, stronger and faster.
Con: You will use this enhanced power not to fight crime or clean up around the house, but to eat people. Or animals. To date, I've eaten a cat a moose, and some pretty big chunks of a dude from New Jersey.
Pro: If you are, like I was, somewhat unmotivated and in need of some routine, you will find that needing to keep track of the cycles of the moon will add a certain amount of structure to your life.
Con: That structure revolves not around something conventional, like steady employment, or a long term relationship, but the more unconventional, AKA falling to all fours, growing a shaggy coat of hair and a tail, sprouting claws and fangs, and losing yourself in a blood orgy of pure fury. If this is the only "pro" that appeals to you, I'd say for now, get a temp job, and see if that doesn't add a little structure. Career Blazers isn't bad. Ask for Diane.
Pro: You will be different from most everybody else on this planet, which can help build identity.
Con: Your identity will be "turns into a wolf and commits murder guy" which might not be what you are looking for.
Pro: It only happens three days a month
Con: It happens EVERY month for the rest of your life. You know, like herpes. But hairier.
Pro: You will feel healthier and more athletic with every passing day.
Con: You will probably cease to enjoy time-honored pop tunes like "Fly me to the Moon" and Hollywood films like "Moonstruck" as the connotations tend to bring your mind elsewhere.
Pro: You get to write a blog from a unique perspective that no one has ever seen before.
Con: Well, actually- I guess now it wouldn't be all that unique. I mean, I kinda beat you to that one. Sorry, dude.
Pro: While transformed, you can get shot in the head and pretty much be OK the next day.
Con: You are more likely to have someone want to shoot you in the head.
OK- I guess that's a decent enough list for now.
Last call- any takers?
Let's hear 'em!