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I am `Archer's fault
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I am `Archer's fault
Hmm, let's see. I never know how to start these things.

I'm Greenling, obviously. I've been nosing around various facets of the otherkin community for... long enough to make me sound much older than I am, so I won't bother. I wandered off for a while after Therianthropy.Org got boring, and it seems I'm back now, at least for a while.

On the less spiritual side of things, I'm a Greek major about to graduate (knock on wood), college and the ready availability of actual living people who enjoy rolling polyhedrons and pretending to be vampires has turned me into a huge tabletop geek, I like to paint, I occasionally pretend to write, and I enjoy arguing, debating, and/or throwing things over theology, philosophy, and other irrelevant little issues.

What am I? I'm not sure what frame of reference I like. I'm made of darkness and water. I seem to be connected to Faerie, unless that's something else, but I haven't had anyone poke around for an alternative explanation so you're stuck with my guesses. I'm a tiger, which may or may not be partly external but at least partly isn't. That thing which represents itself as "I" is usually either a relatively normal-looking fellow with sallow skin, dark hair and pointed ears, or a long furry predatory thing. I'm a man with something inhuman in me, or a thing that walks in two worlds, or a sparkly fairy princess, depending.

(I'm also an incredibly vain, pretentious bastard, if you couldn't tell.)

I could say quite a number of things about my religious beliefs, but suffice to say I'm not as much for practice as I ought to be. In non-theoretical, non-self-centered terms, I'm something of a Hellenic with particular interest in Dionysos, though not by any means exclusively. That's a story in itself, but probably not an interesting one.

Well, here you are.
2009-01-10 20:24
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Re: I am `Archer's fault
Yes, it's true. I am to blame.

*hangs head in shame*

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2009-01-10 20:28
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Welcome <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> So how did you come to the conclusion that you are what you are?

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2009-01-10 20:36
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Hello. ^^ I, too, am of the Hellenic persuasion.

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2009-01-10 20:45
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Seraphyna Wrote:Welcome Smile So how did you come to the conclusion that you are what you are?

Lots of really shaky logic.

Honestly, I don't remember half of it. I base my conception of myself primarily on my perception of myself, and while I'd like to say that over the many years I've tried to hone it that I have, it's still completely subjective. On the other hand, I'm not sure what else it could be, since I don't particularly believe that other people's little opinions about what people are or can be are on any more stable ground, particularly when in the vast majority of cases they're either relying on second-hand knowledge or some form of of-all-things magic.

So primarily I rely on my belief in the right to personal self-definition. I have a set of personality traits that fit with what I and a proportion of other people would call "elven" or "fey", and I see no reason not to simply call them that. On top of that, my incessant attempts to rationalize this have yet to entirely do away with my feeling that this has a spiritual cause, though given precedent, that might be entirely due to spite.

On the other hand, neither "believes it's sekritly a grand magical uberwhatsit temporarily constrained by don't-worry-your-mind-about-it" or "large portions of psyche created in bizarre, abstracted, childish fit of pique" are particularly, ahh, very good strikes against the idea that I'm at least metaphorically fey, I think.

I've also got quite a number of little things from dreams, some amount of actual reasoning around here somewhere, and some number of other people who would support the idea that I am something like what I think I am, but none of that's my primary reasoning (anymore).

Part of the reason I want to come back around here is that I need to actually start doing some serious spiritual work, and I think I'm finally in a place where I can without getting distracted by temporal problems or the usual personality issues one has to face while maturing.

Besides that, my self-image changes a lot in ways that can't entirely be put down to being some kind of shapeshifter, so really, while I'm sure enough to say "I believe I am this", I'm not sure I've come to much of a conclusion at all.

Quote:Hello. ^^ I, too, am of the Hellenic persuasion.

And that's an adorable name you have, there. Smile
2009-01-10 20:54
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now I know I know you! so Hi you.

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Welcome--hope you enjoy it here.

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2009-01-11 1:34
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Welcome to the site, Greenling

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Salutations

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Now if you really want to shame Archer, you have to say something extremely fluffy! <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

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