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Flight
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Those of you who identify as something with wings (angels, celestials, bird therians, fae, dragons, etc.) do you remember or have you figured out how your critter uses flight? For example, did you use air currents to glide like a condor? Or were you more of a fast flapper with short rests like a sparrow? What type of flying did you use?

And for those of you 'kin types who don't have wings. If you suddenly sprouted wings, how do you think you'd use flight?

For me, I think I'd be more of a glider than a flapper.

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Re: Flight
For me the wings were symbolic. A blob of energy doesn't require wings to fly being able to just pop up anywhere they darn well please. From what I remember of gargoyles, it was more along the lines of large birds who do more gliding than flapping.

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2009-11-13 18:21
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Re: Flight
I usually just have wings when in full bird mode..
then I look like an owl...
but I'm not sure whether I ever mastered flight, I have no recollection of flight at least...
Being able to take the shape makes me want to use it though, but that may simply be a "yearning for freedom" type thing.

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2009-11-13 19:12
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Re: Flight
The shinoar did a great deal of soaring, as well as relatively "slow" flaps.
2009-11-13 23:14
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Re: Flight
I don't have wings, but if I did suddenly sprout them I imagine I'd use them according to their form (hard to gilide on thermals with hummingbird wings, I'd imagine).

The only shadow I personally know who appears with wings seems to have them as a kind of, hmmm, I want to say "psychosomatic" manifestation. In other words as far as I know he appears (to human eyes/minds/memories) in the form that suits him in terms of looks. Being an energy being, they were not required for flight and I don't think they acted as chakras/energy collectors.

Though now that I think about it I rather like the idea of something along the lines of "solar sales" - large, wing-like energy forms designed to trap and assimilate appropriate energy for feeding and such.

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2009-11-15 1:39
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I don't really use my wings for flight, I kinda float around rather than fly around.

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2009-11-22 21:59
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Hm, this is a rather interesting question, but I think I would have been more like a flying squirrel. Something of a glider, not a flier. c:
2009-11-23 10:31
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My wings in my energy body don't seem to be connected to any past life in particular, and they they don't seem to be for flight. They seem to change on their own whims but they also seem to store or at least capture energy. But in their current form, I'd say they'd be for gliding, as they are large compared to my body and relatively solid with enough flexibility to adjust for conditions. In the one form I knew I had wings, they were a little like a bat's so those would be for mostly flapping and some minor gliding.

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2009-11-25 5:51
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Re: Flight
Like Seraphyna, the wings I had were an energy form rather than a solid thing used to propel flight. It sounds silly, but we didn't actually fly that I recalled, although we could sort of hover and glide along above the ground.

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2009-12-08 6:00
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Re: Flight
My type has wings, but they aren't used for flight. I'm not too sure what they're used for; buzzing seems appropriate, but really I have no idea. My type, from what I can gather, hops rather than flies. Perhaps the wings are used to assist the hopping movement, but as far as I can tell, they aren't used for flight itself whatsoever.

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2010-02-03 3:12
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