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Salutations Dear Acquaintances
'Lo there.
My name is Lukas, but you may refer to me as Wesley if that is what you prefer. I am currently 13 years of age, and identify as a transgender male individual. I also identify as Therian, and I suppose you could see me as Theriomythical as well depending on your view regarding one of my kin-types. My kin-types include that of a Mid-Content Wolfdog (60%-70% Grey Wolf, the rest being mostly German shepherd and Husky) and a Dragon/Canine-like Nature Daemon.

It all initiates around the age of five, and maybe even years before such. As a young child, It was quite problematical for me to identify with the human race. I felt alienated, as if my skin had been briskly thrown on with no thought, and my conscious inhabited that of the wrong body structure. Being a child, my reactions to specific concepts were not well-thought out; I went with what felt natural to me. Well, lamentably, what was natural to me included several 'animalistic' habits. This consisted of refusal to walk on two legs though I was able, growling or hissing as a response to negative situations, barking at new/friendly people, refusal to speak English though I was able, and whimpering/yelping/etc. This led to many instances where I would be scolded in preschool or in public for this sort of behavior. Onto shifting. Once again as a child, I was in an almost constant severe Mental shift. I still experience canine and dragon-like mental shifts today, though less often and they teeter-totter on the severity scale. I threw fits/tantrums drastically often due to the irritation and confusion of my phantom limbs. The tail and ears were undeniably constant, the cheek feathers a bit less common. As I grew older, the palm-sized, feathered wings protruding from my upper back became much more typical for me to experience. Full-body shifts are a bit rare, but do ensue. My dream-shifts occurred relatively every night, and consisted of me shifting either into a wolf-like canine or a dragon/canine-like being. Though I had never witnessed a creature such as these two, I still had sight of them in my dream-filled slumber. Again, being a child, I informed my maternal guardian of these happenings, causing her to fear for my mental stability. I was escorted to a doctor a few times, and I'm not positive what they told her, but it transpired. Into the nature spectrum. As a kid, attempting to get me to part with a flower, tree, or even blade of grass was insurmountable. I felt as though our energy was woven into a connected thread, as if I needed to care for it in a brother/brother brother/sister brother/other relationship. I felt any sort of plant-life, real or artificial, was my absolute family. The same goes for non-human animals. I did not feel as if I was a plant, but as if I was some being conceived as kin to plant. I still feel this way today. I feel/felt as if plants share/shared their emotions with me, and as a child I would babble to them about random subject pinpoints from my subconscious. I never heard one speak in even a whisper, but for some odd reason I was sure they could hear me. Non-human animal wise, I understood their body language/emotions much better than I understood humans, if I even understood humans at all. I did, and do still, feel as if non-human animals are my kin. Fast forward to the age of six, a family member taught me how to properly meditate. Despite my seemingly uncontrollably bundle of youngster energy, I actually achieved such. My meditation sequences would be terrifying at a young one's perception, but all the same I enjoyed them. I gradually pieced together portions of information from my shifts and mediation sequences, and concluded my identity. At seven, I figured I was a Grey Wolf and lackadaisically some sort of dragon (I did not reveal the dragon portion to anyone when I first entered the Therian/Otherkin community), and went with that identification for a long period of time. After further, much needed research, I thought I was a Saarloos Wolfdog. But that was false as well, and I more recently discovered that I am, in fact, a Mid-Content Wolfdog. Even more recent, I became aware of my Dragon/Canine-like Nature spirit identity. Due to further research and careful observance, I have come to the conclusion that said Nature spirit is a Daemon taking a Dragon/Canine-like form. It is plausible that I left out a few points in this explanation, so if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask, I don't bite.

Appearance wise, the closest I can come to finding one resembling my Mid-Content Wolfdog portion is this:
http://prntscr.com/6akksl
This is a picture of a Low-Content Wolfdog, hence the word 'closest.' The structure of me would be a bit more modified to fit Mid-Content, but the color scheme and ear size is rather accurate. My eye color, however, is still yet to be discovered.
My other kin-type is the confusing one. Now, I'm going to show you two pictures and then instruct you how to picture them. When you look at them, you might think "Well, Lukas, Why'd you tell us to change so many things instead of just finding a more simplistic image?" Well I'll tell you. I have spent weeks and weeks trying my best to find something that even remotely resembled what I am, and this is the best I could do.
http://prntscr.com/6akjxa
http://prntscr.com/6akk9z
These little boops are dubbed with the species Coatl Dragon. Now, I don't play Flight Rising, but for those who do I'm sure you know what these are. Let's take a look at the first one. Its head is quite snake-like and has a forked tongue protruding from the little upside down 'v' of its mouth. Imagine the head is more wolf-like, and has German shepherd-like ears. Imagine the feather crest is only the two first feathers, and are instead placed on the cheeks. Take the wings and imagine they are a bit smaller, about half the size they are. The front 'paws' stay pretty much the same, with four 'fingers' and a thumb. The back 'paws' also have four 'toes' and a thumb. Imagine it does not have scales, but short, soft fur. The chest lacks feathers, and the tail does not have that extra set of wings. The Coatl's tail is quite accurate, as mine is slender and clumsily prehensile. It has a curved feather on the tip along with a few smaller feathers around the tip's edges. It may also have a few small, scattered feathers around its body, and I'm very unsure of what its color scheme is. From what I have observed, I believe its eyes may be a crimson hue. The Coatl's body structure is also slightly accurate, mine just is not as elongated.
Another example I found is a photo of a 'Vixsun,' from a game related to Dragon City known as Monsters Legends:
http://prntscr.com/6d8mg7
The Vixsun resembles my kin-type's head quite well, along with the wings besides the dusted markings. The body shape is also quite accurate, besides the bulkiness of it's chest and legs. Speaking of the face, it also compliments my kin-type's ears, though they are not as fluffed at the bottom. However, the cheeks lack feathers, and the body itself lacks the occasional single, petite feather. The tail does not coincide with mine in the slightest.

There you have it, my introduction. Like I stated prior, if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask! It is a pleasure to meet you all.

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Welcome to OKP!

For being 13 you seem very well spoken!

Meditating from the age of six seems really early for anyone. I myself only started when I was in college around the age of 19. How could your relative get you to simply sit still in order to relax your mind?

When you say 'daemon' are you referring to the concept of a nature spirit, like in ancient Greece?

The feathered dragon pictures remind me of Quetzacoatl a bit, but just look like dragons with feathers to me more. Mostly since Quetzacoatl is a snake, not a dragon with limbs. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

Since you've done extensive internal research, how did you conclude that you have more than one 'kin type as opposed to one, canine-like dragon 'kin type?

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Elinox Wrote:Welcome to OKP!

For being 13 you seem very well spoken!

Meditating from the age of six seems really early for anyone. I myself only started when I was in college around the age of 19. How could your relative get you to simply sit still in order to relax your mind?

When you say 'daemon' are you referring to the concept of a nature spirit, like in ancient Greece?

The feathered dragon pictures remind me of Quetzacoatl a bit, but just look like dragons with feathers to me more. Mostly since Quetzacoatl is a snake, not a dragon with limbs. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

Since you've done extensive internal research, how did you conclude that you have more than one 'kin type as opposed to one, canine-like dragon 'kin type?

Thank you for the welcome!
To answer your first question, I really am not quite positive how they did it. Think of it like this, young children may be terribly energetic, but they are also very simplistically influenced. Perhaps I just followed their instructions without giving it another thought.

Secondly, in regards to the term 'Daemon,' I am in reference to the nature spirit as you stated.

Thirdly, when I was beginning to chip away the clues of my second kin-type, an acquaintance suggested I look into the creature you mentioned: Quetzacoatl. Though it didn't quite fit me, I find the creature to be incredibly interesting. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

And, finally, the last question. It seems having two 'types of canine relation can be a tad confusing. To answer this briefly without going into intense details, I observed my shifting in specific mannerisms and compared the happenings to both of my 'types. My Daemon kin-type, though canine-like, does not share many of the traits my other 'type has. I also don't believe my Daemon kin-type really contains canine at all, it may, but rather it is a resemblance issue. However, it was mainly meditation that pushed me through such a confusing notion bound of similarities.

Once again, thank you for the welcome, it is a pleasure to meet you!

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2015-03-10 20:17
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Seraphyna Wrote:Welcome <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->
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