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My name is Ix, and I am a felid contherian. Allow me to explain each in part:

Ix - Pronounced something like "ish," I originally took this from the 20-day Mayan calendar; specifically it is the day-name meaning "Jaguar."

Felid - I have exhibited felid mannerisms/aspects/etc. since the barest beginnings of my childhood, and at some point in late elementary school coined the terms "cat-person" and "animal-person" to describe what I felt on the inside. Years ago I stumbled upon various draconic communities, and due to my intense love of those creatures spent years believing myself to be one, although this belief would waver back and forth across the line of personal acceptance. Such concepts used to be inseparably tied to spiritual explanations in my mind, so when I became an Atheist/non-spiritualist for three/four years I threw out all thoughts of this as well. During my spiritual re-awakening over this past just-more-than-a-year, I finally re-discovered my inner cat, and joined up with some Therianthropy communities. But at first I thought I was a Jaguar. Now I think Jaguar might be a totem of sorts perhaps, still musing it over, and I am engaging in a leisurely-paced search for my Theriotype. Researching all sorts of creatures, not just felids, I become more and more convinced of my own felinity. I am "not small," maybe pantherine. Taking my time to figure it out.

Contherian - My outer shell, my physical body, is as human as can be. Inside I am a nice violet of the red-human and blue-felid mixed together, indistinguishable from each other. My general mish-mashed mentality. Because of this, my mental state does not shift from one to the other, does not slide around on a gradient of one to the other, and I do not experience "eclipsing." Sometimes I speak in the abstract of my "human aspects" and my "felid aspects," but this is all just theory and indeed even the more obvious still incorporates elements of the other. I am unable to separate them, after all. And I believe I was born this way, I did not "attain" it through integration; I am just integrated. It is not quite like being 100% felid and human at the same time, nor is it quite like being 50% of each all the time. It is like being 100% me all of the time; I have habits and things I can suppress or train myself out of, but generally I like to give into even my more strange/eccentric inclinations whenever I am able, human or non-human animal. All of this sounds very close to descriptions I read of Contherianthropy, and I quite recently decided to finally apply the term to myself.

As for other things, I am 22, female, pansexual, and live in Western Canadialand. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> I call myself a "Heathen" in that I am doing a personal reconstruction of Northern European Paganism, and I am also interested in various shamanic techniques/etc.
2008-08-14 16:29
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Heya Ix, welcome to OKP <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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2008-08-14 16:39
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*waves* Hiya! Glad you made it here!

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2008-08-14 18:02
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Hi there, welcome to OKP.


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2008-08-14 19:55
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A Canadian, from Canadia!

Do you play hockey? <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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Hey Seraphyna and Elinox, thanks for the welcome. And thanks to you too momo. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> And no Archer, I do not play hockey, although I do like to watch it. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> I hula-hoop though.
2008-08-15 0:31
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haha, it's OK Archer, you'll find someone to play with eventually.

On a related sidenote to Hockey: I've been telling my young gymnastics students as of late to stand back from people doing tricks right in front of them on the basis that they could get kicked and lose teeth, and if they lose teeth they are not allowed to be gymnasts. They must either play hockey or move to Alabama.

Anyway, very interesting explanation of your contherianthropy, I look forward to seeing more of what you have to say around the forum. See you on the boards.

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2008-08-15 1:34
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Salutations
Dragon fans are a good as dragon buddies to me (at least this way I won’t have the constant urge to one up/kill you).
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2008-08-15 5:04
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Terro Wrote:haha, it's OK Archer, you'll find someone to play with eventually.

I can skate and have played once or twice (I actually played field hockey in high school) I just don't want Archer to kick my ass!
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2008-08-15 13:12
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I can just about walk but I'm not remotely ready to skate again, and if I try to swing a stick at you if I can even hold it up I'll just knock myself over . . . so I think you're safe for now <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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