Hello from a Black Dog
Greetings everyone, I'm Barghest and I'm a Black Dog. I recently joined OKA and kept hearing OKP being mentioned, so I decided I should come on over. When I first heard of otherkin, I tried to blow it off as wish fulfillment. But something resonated with me though, because I kept going back to the idea. I've always thought I had a strong canine aspect to my personality, but I didn't consider any deeper meaning to it until I started reexamining my personal beliefs.
When I first considered that I might be otherkin, I went through a few different kintypes. The first one that felt like it could fit was therianthrope. Then I started noticing a dragon aspect, but it seemed to just come out around other dragons for the most part. A couple months ago I finally had an epiphany that I was a black dog, most likely an underworld hound. The pieces seem to just fall into place, and it just felt right. I think that feeling that rightness is what finally prompted me to become an active participant in the otherkin community.
I still have my dragon aspect, but it seems to like to sleep most of the time. I finally came to the conclusion that it's a black Amphiptere, but it's hard to be sure when it isn't very active.