No, I don’t mean the werewolf entry in Wikipedia, I mean the use of Wikipedia by werewolves.
You see, I recently received a review copy of The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers and Emily Flake.
As you can imagine, it an imaginary non-fiction book helping new werewolves to cope with their newly transformed lives — it talks about work, romance and all the rest. I’m not quite finished it yet, but it’s very amusing and definitely worth a look if you like that kind of thing.
What struck me, though, is something from the entry on figuring out when the full moon is every month; for werewolves who want to keep their status secret and not alarm their community, you have to know this so you’ll know when to lock yourself up.
The authors recommend several standard reference books such as The New York Times Almanac and the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Book. Fine.
But check this out:
The Internet: The information superhighway is almost certainly going to have what you need. Sadly, it also offers a great deal of inaccurate, copied, or unchecked information. Make sure you double- and triple-check your information. Wikipedia won’t cut it this time.
Cool. I may even use this quote in my IL presentations.
After all, would you trust Wikipedia with your life?
What website would you recommend to werewolves who need accurate info on lunar phases? The US Naval Observatory?