posted by [identity profile] turnonmyheels.livejournal.com at 11:38pm on 20/09/2012
I read some long supposition on this somewhere -- whether it was the saliva, or the teeth, or the teeth injecting the saliva and what does that mean for RIMMING -- and no good, logical, based in science conclusions came out of it.

:-(

Scott had a HUGE bite. On his side? I don't actually remember any of the others bites.
 
posted by [identity profile] ethrosdemon.livejournal.com at 11:42pm on 20/09/2012
My "scientific" answer would be that it's saliva in the blood stream with an infection threshold where you have to pass enough of a chemical in the saliva into the blood stream to get it to take. I suspect the amount of the chemical/enzyme that has to enter the blood varies the same way it does with other diseases where your immunity is unique to you.

I feel like Peter doesn't do anything halfway, which would explain how huge Scott's bite is. But when Derek bit Jackson it was also not small. But Derek didn't like Jackson, either, so maybe he was making him pay.
 
posted by [identity profile] turnonmyheels.livejournal.com at 11:45pm on 20/09/2012
I like that answer, it makes sense and doesn't depend on *magic* I'm sick of hand-waving and using magic as an answer to things.

Your answer also explains somewhat how Lydia is 'immune' while the bite normally kills or turns.
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posted by [identity profile] anatsuno.livejournal.com at 02:05pm on 21/09/2012
this would be my thinking too, yup.

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