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Vespertiliette
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I consider myself a bat, hence my username taken from a genus of the bat family.

I am a married mother of eight: seven presumably human children and one human-bodied young lady who identifies as a domestic cat. Two of those eight are currently in my womb, due in March. I've raised a number of animals born into animal bodies in this life, as well, mostly cats and dogs and bats and snakes and fish and rabbits. There is a level of irony in bringing up some of a bat's natural predators, c'est la vie, of course I look and smell human.

Outside the home, I do a lot of volunteer work and hope to have my own school hosted from a house we are in the process of building. I'm heavily interested in social justice, especially regarding the rights of disabled individuals. As a child, I was thought to be brain damaged primarily because I flapped my arms on an extensive basis, heard noises others didn't hear, screeched, and was rather slow on the uptake. My mother got away with abusing me because no one would ever believe a "retarded" little girl, nor did anyone want to think that a mother would hurt her daughter.

Yes, I do think that many disabled folk are otherkin whose default natures look bizarre in human bodies. Regardless of if that's the case, gross injustices are commonplace for those who do not belong to the norm. I believe I am in this life for two reasons, to be a mother and to bring about positive changes for those whom several would rather ignore.

I apologize for the "heaviness" of this introduction.
2011-08-01 23:41
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Welcome <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> Out of curiosity, how did you conclude that you're a bat therian?

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"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."-Poe
2011-08-01 23:44
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Thank you.

I've always felt drawn to bats. When I was small, I would draw pictures of bats and write about types of bats with a surprising amount of accuracy on facts I "just guessed". I helped raise money for my elementary school's gym and was given a book about bats as a prize, which is how I checked my facts some years later. (By the way, the thing I was best at in gym was pole vault, which was somewhat like human flying.) Once, as a child, I made a black bat costume by cutting up trash bags and thought it was the greatest thing ever.

There were and are other animals I loved, but I never stopped feeling in my heart that something was right about feeling connected to bats specifically.

The characteristics of bats were things I could identify with, echolocation felt right, wings felt right, and so forth and so on. Yes, sleeping upside down felt right. While it isn't exactly upside down, I do sleep reverse of however the bed I'm in is facing. My husband is used to it... !

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2011-08-01 23:56
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yo and welcome

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2011-08-02 1:18
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Thank you.
2011-08-02 5:22
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I saw your name and shouted out loud, vesper bats were where my mind went, but I thought 'Bah, no. Don't make connections out of coincidences.' And, who knew! For once it was not an over enthusiastic brain going 'Vesper bats! I must mean a bat!'

Welcome to the forum!
And I think it is a wonderful introduction. I am trying to control my 'squee' reaction, and not ramble. It is unfortunate your mother would do such a thing to you, but, to have come out of it with so much love, that is beautiful.

P.S. Pole vault is the scariest thing ever. Well, at least I was always terrified of falling on the pole. Remove the pole, and we're all good! <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->
2011-08-02 20:59
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Thank you so much, I feel excited to know someone is excited about... me! <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

Hmm, I'm eyeing what you wrote for kin type.
2011-08-02 23:56
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Hello and welcome. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Out of curiosity, how did you come to find this board?
2011-08-03 3:59
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You're most welcome!
Har, yes, my kintype. Well, I wasn't sure what to put, 'therian' or a species, and that was the result from that confused approached. I'm more specifically microchiroptera (as per echolocation, since the one megachiropteran that can echolocate is not me.) I can say many which species I do not identify as/with, but not which specific one, even narrowed to genus or family. I wish it were Honduran White bats though, because they're so cute, and then I could be all proud 'Look at who I feel myself to be! A cute white poof!' No such luck! But since I use data on locomotion to primarily narrow it down, and there so little study of that, it curbs it pretty quick. I don't mind much though. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->
2011-08-04 0:01
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