vampyre_smiles Wrote:I always considered familiars as spirits that help the magician in some way, not just directly, and have a certain link to that person. Then again, I could have been a creature falling under my definition, but not under yours.
i refer to myself as a familiar since i used to be a magician's companion. i was under his control to some degree, but not bound like a servant, it was more of a close relationship. also, i agree that familiars don't need to be physical in nature (obviously) - my definition just says "a magician's companion and helper".
then again, vampyre_smiles, i still don't understand why you think you're a familiar. phantom limbs, a talent for energy work, world view etc. don't say a lot. a tendency to hunt anything smaller than yourself actually goes against your claims, since it doesn't help your master if you eat or scare the beings they work with.
i'm not trying to "blow holes", just saying that your reasons, so far, aren't very solid.
hope that helps.