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Webcomic / Hotblood!

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My name is James Rook, and I'm a wanted man. 800 dollars, dead or alive. To be completely honest with you... this ain't where I expected life to take me. As to how it happened, well – a few years ago, my main career option was a position as secretary to a certain steel magnate. He's the one on my back. 'Getaway vehicle' was NOT in the job description.
Rook, opening narration

A webcomic by Tumblr user starlock, Hotblood!, a webcomic with centaurs set in The Wild West, follows the tale of James Rook, a US civil war veteran centaur, and Asa Langley, steel industry icon and Rook's employer.


Hotblood! contains examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: Rook and Asa, oddly enough. They were originally the villains to a more wholesome set of heroes, but the dynamic between the heroes was boring compared to the villains', and the original heroes were eventually set aside.
  • All There in the Manual: The behind-the-scenes blog regularly mentions bits of world-building info.
  • Alternate History: Some historical figures have been replaced with centaurs with equivalent roles.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Human/centaur and centaur/horse relations are frowned upon.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: They have a culture and set of norms of their own, though where humans and centaurs live side-by-side, the centaurs may copy some of the behaviour of humans.
  • Fantastic Arousal: The horse chest, withers, where their (human) hips would be, and backs/shoulders/necks are more sensitive in centaurs.
  • Fantastic Racism: Human-versus-centaur racism does exist.
  • Fantastic Slurs: “ape,” “hoofless,” “soft-footed” and “monkey” get thrown around from centaurs to humans, in addition to references to, ahem, anatomy.
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  • Handsome Lech: Asa.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Averted. If conception is even achieved in the first place, there are plenty of birth defects and complications that complicate matters.
  • The Hedonist: Asa aims to be rich so he can live in luxury. His other long-term plans? Well, uh...


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