It hurts to see so much hate on Tumblr..
People are different. Some have a spiritual connection with animals, some are in the LGBTQ community, some are hermits, etc etc etc.
There’s no need for hate. I personally am a pansexual, female agnostic theist that identifies as a wolf therian. I’m different, and that’s okay. I’m not hurting anyone. I don’t lash out at someone for not believing what I believe. Why should you?
The world would be a much better place if people weren’t so hateful. Also, if you’re going to argue with someone and try to tell them what they believe, AT LEAST do your homework. Bitching about something that you know little to nothing about or are misinformed about makes you look like an even bigger idiot.
Ideas for prosthetics
I have a costume tail, like a lot of furries do (I don’t like the idea of having a real tail tied around my waist, to me it’d be like a human with only one arm strapping another human’s arm onto where theirs should be it’s just creepy), and ears, but a limp faux tail just isn’t anywhere near the same as the real thing. So I am to try and make therian prosthetics, since any form of surgery’s a long long way off still.
I’m working on the design for a fur mantle type thing that works like a hood, covers the shoulders, and runs a ways down the back.
I’m also researching and playing around with designs for stilts for me arms. I’ve tried using the parkour method of moving on all fours, but I’m very long legged, so it’s just too difficult a movement to keep up for long, and it feels unnatural. So stilts for my arms would help me move around on all fours more easily.
My mate is using some of the skills he learned in high school robotics to think up how to make a tail that attaches to, and works as an extension of one’s spine. Following the curve of it, with some kind of gyros or wires to continue the movement where the human tailbone ends.
These are all ideas and in the research, or design/drafting phase, but I feel like even just working on these projects makes me hopeful that I can make my body look and feel more right and more more naturally. If I’m lucky, a day will come when I can glean some of the brain wave technology and implement them into my prosthetics so I’ll be able to more accurately move my tail by being in various mental states instead of just physical movements. And it’d be amazing if I could fix a mechanism into my hood/cowl that allowed me to raise the fur their like raised hackles.
Oh, how I love the ideas part of inventing these things. The shelling out money for materials bit, not so much though. :P
Information post: Otherkin and therians Terms deffinitions and community.
Otherkin are people who in one way or another feel nonhuman. This can be a spiritual belief, typically involving reincarnation and the possibility that we were something not human in a past life. This life left a strong enough impression on the spirit/soul that those feelings/memories followed us into this human life.
others think it may be psychological, possibly based in some kind of traumatic event or just odd development.
Despite identifying with something nonhuman we are fully aware that we are currently/physically human and must live human lives and abide by the laws of human society.
So, in conclusion, otherkin is a personal belief about ones self that may either be spiritual or psychological.
Links and resources:
http://main.otherkinalliance.org/articles/general-otherkin/ <—-List of articles about the topic of otherkin in general, what we are, why ect.
http://main.otherkinalliance.org/faq/about-otherkin/ <—- Otherkin FAQ
http://dreamhart.org/category/newbie-info/ <—- Newbie info. Contains another FAQ, the working deffinition of otherkin, what an awakening is ect
http://dreamhart.org/category/otherkin/otherkin-community/ <—- List of articles dealing with the community itself
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therianthropy <—- Wiki entry on Therianthropy and and its various different applications in different cultures.
* http://www.wulfhowl.com/therianthrope-definition/ <—- What is Therianthropy? Current deffinition being used by the Therian community From WulfHowl.
* http://www.wulfhowl.com/terms-definitions/ <—- Terms and deffinitions used in both the otherkin and therian communities including the different types of shifts.
*For some reason the above two likes ( terms and deffinitions and What is Therianthropy? Are not working no matter how I try to fix them. However if you copy and paste the URL into your browser it will take you to the correct article)
http://www.wulfhowl.com/category/comm/ <—- Articles about the community in general.
That should be enough for now. If anyone has a specific question that is not answered in one of the links provided please feel free to message me. Anon is also on if you wish to ask without revealing who you are.
Northern VA Otherkin Meetup Accomplished!
Well, two of the folks who were supposed to show ended up not making it, but we had a last-minute addition that more than made up for their absence, and totally made being on tumblr worthwhile. I’m not going to single her out unless she wants to identify herself, but you know who you are and you’re awesome. :)
The Two Big Issues with Cis Kin Comparing Being Trans and Being Otherkin
To preface this post, I’d like to make clear that I do not have the same issue with trans kin making this comparison as I do with cis kin. This is my opinion, and it is mine alone. This post does not represent the views of the entire trans or trans kin community, though some points are based on what others have already pointed out. My opinions are subject to change and are coloured by my experiences as a trans being and as a member of the otherkin community.
This is not meant as an attack on anyone, nor is it meant to silence anyone.
Finally, the examples listed below are not specific or specific to certain beings, so please do not argue that Y never said that. That is not the purpose of this post.
Strange feelings and scaredness… help may be required
Okay for those of you who followed me for other stuff and haven’t seen any of my therianthropy posts feel free to not read this- you’ll either get disturbed or think I’m crazy. Sorry about that!
Anyways, I have been feeling weird lately. Like really weird. The weirdest I have ever felt in my life. A few weeks ago I started to wake up every single night at 1 or 2 am for no reason. I felt really scared and panicked for no reason either- like a feeling of dread and extreme fear. I have no idea why though- I have my ideas but there doesn’t seem to be any reason for these weird panic attacks. They started going away but I fear they are coming back. I woke up at exactly 2:22 am last night and felt scared out of my wits and shaky. I thought of waking up my parents but it would be pointless and annoying to them. And it isn’t a bad dream I can’t remember- as soon as I try going back to sleep the fear returns usually stronger than before.
I feel perfectly fine in the morning even happy but at night these stupid anxiety attacks keep occurring. It feels like I don’t wanna be in my room. Could it be a curse or demons? Or just nerves? I have no clue really. I’ve tried praying and reading my bible but then I just feel more worked up than before. It always used to help in the past…
One idea I have is that the attacks are linked to my therianthropy. I hadn’t listened to this one song for awhile thinking it may have caused the scaredness. Stupid sounding right? Well, last night I listened to that song and woke up feeling scared and like I was dreading something. What on earth is going on?
Whenever I have thought about or felt like a wolf before it has never affected me. No anxiety attacks. No intense fear. Just lately it seems like whenever I think about shape shifting or trying to I get the shivers than feel really troubled and can’t sleep at night.
I have also have had dreams lately- one last week and then one three days ago followed by another dream the next night. The first one was a dream of me wandering around for some reason. I was howling and could howl just like a wolf. I was so overjoyed that I began to bark. My bark was perfect. Just like a canine bark- not a feeble human attempt like usual. The second dream was of me being near a wolf pack and deciding to live there for some reason. Again in this dream I could howl and bark perfectly. I howled to the wolves and a few of them acknowledged me. Then later on in the dream I went to a friend’s house. Now this wasn’t just any friend’s house- this was Rain’s house. Rain was a lovely alpha wolf I knew on DA from about February to June. She deactivated her account for reasons unknown and we haven’t talked since.
Anyways, I went into Rain’s house and it was abandoned. I lay down forlornly and thought ‘So many wolves have been going missing lately why is this?’ The house was covered in dust and seemed to be abandoned for quite awhile.
The third dream was another dream about me howling and barking perfectly again.
Why? Why is the howling and barking reoccuring? I and still in my human form but have the voice of a wolf… does this mean something? And what about the panic attacks I think are linked to my therianthropy?
Sorry for such a long post- I need help and needed to explain and get that off of my chest. It still doesn’t make sense to me…
CONTENT WARNING - MASTURBATION, TMI.
So I had an extremely strange experience (for me) last night.
While I was masturbating, normally at and around orgasm, I kept shapeshifting, having mental shifts that came thick and fast. I never shift normally - I just have this near-constant feeling of two, three, four bodies interlaid around each other - and I certainly never feel like half of the animals I shifted into. I could feel the human body very distantly, but the body map kept changing so one moment I would feel like a small thing and due to the size not feel like I was in my legs, or I’d move my hand and the arm would be thin and end in a hoof. I don’t remember everything I shifted into (for obvious reasons) but I know there was a deer and a beaver. I am a seabird and a cat. Normally. Weird…
Hesitant about publishing this, but I figure it’s always good to share experiences.
Sareth is a 23 year old artist and stay-at-home-mom. She is bisexual and transgendered (male identified) with no plans on transitioning. As this is the case pronouns are not an issue and Sareth will often use female pronouns out of habit ( though does not object to male pronouns)
She grew up on Lake Erie in Pennsylvania with her grandparents in a fairly conservative Catholic household though began exploring Wicca at the age of ten and officially transitioned over to paganism at sixteen. Her family never had particularly much money, and did not join the land of the internet on a regular basis until her second semester of college.
Sareth attended college from 07-09 majoring in painting and minoring in writing, eventually dropping out due to money constraints. After which she held a number of ok to absolutely awful jobs.
In November of last year she and her SO moved in together after a rough patch of life. In march Sareth gave birth to their son and will be returning to work at an independent media distribution office after a six month maternity leave.
In regards to being otherkin, for Sareth it is a spiritual belief. It does not come before her day to day responsibilities, nor does it particularly effect her all that much, other then odd days where she might be a bit more daydreamy then usual.
Sareth currently lives with her SO, son and their derpy cat.
If you have questions or comments for this person you can contact them at their main blog http://roguesareth.tumblr.com/
Kusari is a 20 year old being who just got a first job working at McDonald’s, and is enjoying things there so far. The chance to interact with the public at last is really helpful in teaching social skills and providing food for though.
He is a pansexual, polyamourous, FtM transgender being who’s lived in Connecticut all of his life. Except for the summers in years past when he went to visit his grandparents for roughly 6 weeks. In WI. he enjoyed going on walks and squirrel hunts on the 55 acres of lands, picking wild raspberries/blackberries on the trail, swimming in the lake off the dock, riding on the pontoon boat, and going to Wilderness Walk to see the critters.
Kusari is a licensed hunter and has been hunting with his father from a young age. As in, under 10. He hopes one day to become a master falconer. That style of hunting, he feels, is better suited to him, though gun hunting is also his passion.
He also wants to pursue glassblowing and zoology. These hobbies have interested him for many years now. Another long-running interest is Chillingham Castle, which he hopes to visit. In the long run he hopes to live in Canada.
Bleach is his favorite program. Being in the fandom has made him multiple friends, like Lily and Rish. Both of them do not discriminate against him because of his identity. For this he is so very grateful.
Kusari’s identity is Demonkin, but it is a bit confusing, so you’ll see him refer to himself as a Burd. Being Kin inspires him to write and roleplay with his best friend Steel. It also connects him to other Nonhumans online that he can engage in intelligent discussion with.