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Shifting according to mood?
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Shifting according to mood?
This is really meant more for entities like Spanky and I (I'm not the same kind as her, but we are very similar).

I was wondering if your entities shift into the "foreground" so to speak according to your emotions? Not always, of course, but if it happens somewhat regularly. I'm exactly like Spanky except not a Ryver.

I've noticed for instance that when I am feeling very content, I subconciously shift into my housecat form (or something very similar to a housecat) or my kitsune form (or rather, a species very like kitsune.. At some point I plan to go into detail on exactly what I've realized, but I digress.). I've realized that when I am feeling very angry I'm in either my phoenix form or dragon form, and normal moods tend to be my "main" form and other humanoid forms. Sadness though doesn't seem to matter..

If this should be in another spot, I'm sorry. I figured this would be the best spot.
2008-06-27 23:13
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
Partially shapeshifter over here so I'll butt in...

I have been told that I have slight shifts following my moods. That I carry myself like a man and sound more masculine and appear more "male" when I'm in darker and more aggressive moods. That my phantom genitals affect the rest of my appearance if you will.
I do note that when I'm irretated I have things cropping up along my spine that which I've not entirely discerned what are as of yet but I refer to it as my wingspots itching as that's the closest, simplest explanation.

Shapeshifting never really came that easy to me in the first life so I rarely experience full shifts in my form but there are moments where I feel more like I "should" be on all fours than others, when it's actively hard to be a biped. Those moments are usually in the company of the mood where I'm antsy and can't sit still. The kind of mood where all I want to do is run.

My tail is at it's most active when I'm in "lazy cat" mode. Ears when I feel alert.. etc..

My Owl form surfaces very very rarely, in fact I haven't felt it in a while. It used to come up when I was at my lowest points. It is a part of why I've found myself truly questioning myself. Are the wings merely a symbol of escapism? Either way.

There are moments where I'm furious, and the claws are too sharp to type and the fangs too large to speak and all I want to do is growl and rip something small and defenseless into shreds.

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2008-06-28 0:10
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
flarablaze Wrote:I was wondering if your entities shift into the "foreground" so to speak according to your emotions?

Kreyas likes to come out when I'm driving a powerful car or if he really has a curiosity or liking for non-humans physically nearby. I have a 1.6L engine in my new car so Kreyas hasn't come out in a long time. Though, I've found my driving tactics beginning to closely parallel his now that I'm driving in a major city.

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2008-06-28 3:52
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
Kreyas Wrote:
flarablaze Wrote:I was wondering if your entities shift into the "foreground" so to speak according to your emotions?

Kreyas likes to come out when I'm driving a powerful car or if he really has a curiosity or liking for non-humans physically nearby. I have a 1.6L engine in my new car so Kreyas hasn't come out in a long time. Though, I've found my driving tactics beginning to closely parallel his now that I'm driving in a major city.
I've noticed that too. when I was driving Ashley's car in high school my more aggressive sides would come out and I found myself purely by accident going 70, and it didnt feel fast enough.

I get into what I call a "dangerous" mood, which is really just mischeviousness. I tend to need to put a major lockdown of self control to stop myself from saying things I shouldn't, just to stir up trouble. That tends to be my more darker based entities, mainly Phaedra. She's extremely mischevious.

My wraith comes out when people have pissed me off to a very extreme point and I need to relax and think more coolheadedly... woot I made up a word.

My angels come out pretty rarely, actually they've only come out like twice. (fragments of angelic beings, I don't know their names, all I know is the 3 adults are guardian angels and the other seems to be somehow connected to creativity and happiness. They guard her)

I tend to immolate energywise to calm down when I get angry, that'd be my phoenix side and dragon side to a lesser degree.
2008-06-28 13:42
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
I sometimes shapeshift based on mood too, but that may be a shaman thing instead of a kin thing. Chicken and egg, I suppose.

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2008-06-28 18:37
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
Well I'm a polymorph...so here's my response. I often have phantom shifts, mental shifts, etc. based on my mood at the time, most often occurring with anger, fear, etc. (the stronger emotions). I notice that, depending on the situation, certain forms crop up more often than others. In anger, it's usually gargoyle, occasionally tiger...and sometimes winged humanoid. In fear, it's more often winged humanoid, same with love, though sometimes it can be any of the three...it's really hard to say "oh yeah, this form pops up at these moments and not these" because it just isn't like that...but there are some forms that seem to dominate the others in different situations. However, sometimes I'm just plain bored and I suddenly have wings/claws/etc...so who knows.

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2008-06-29 2:32
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
flarablaze Wrote:
Kreyas Wrote:
flarablaze Wrote:I was wondering if your entities shift into the "foreground" so to speak according to your emotions?

Kreyas likes to come out when I'm driving a powerful car or if he really has a curiosity or liking for non-humans physically nearby. I have a 1.6L engine in my new car so Kreyas hasn't come out in a long time. Though, I've found my driving tactics beginning to closely parallel his now that I'm driving in a major city.
I've noticed that too. when I was driving Ashley's car in high school my more aggressive sides would come out and I found myself purely by accident going 70, and it didnt feel fast enough.

I get into what I call a "dangerous" mood, which is really just mischeviousness. I tend to need to put a major lockdown of self control to stop myself from saying things I shouldn't, just to stir up trouble. That tends to be my more darker based entities, mainly Phaedra. She's extremely mischevious.

My wraith comes out when people have pissed me off to a very extreme point and I need to relax and think more coolheadedly... woot I made up a word.

My angels come out pretty rarely, actually they've only come out like twice. (fragments of angelic beings, I don't know their names, all I know is the 3 adults are guardian angels and the other seems to be somehow connected to creativity and happiness. They guard her)

I tend to immolate energywise to calm down when I get angry, that'd be my phoenix side and dragon side to a lesser degree.

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2008-06-30 1:17
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
A lot of it would tend towards mindset. Think of it just in aspects of yourself. When you're driving in your car, you might be using the mindset of you when back in your old driver's ed class, but then someone cuts you off and it's the you who was sitting on the couch angrily running over pedestrians while playing the latest grand theft auto game.

I only have one real aspect that I shift into, and it only happens once in a blue moon. It happens during periods of high emotion or times when I feel in danger and start running on adrenaline. If a person has multiple personas they shift into, they might shift based on what they feel is best. If you had a past life as a shrewd trader with a mastery of haggling, it might come up the next time you're crunched between prices of items in the mall, but it won't come up when you find out a friend of yours just sleighted you.

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2008-07-01 21:03
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
Terro Wrote:A lot of it would tend towards mindset. Think of it just in aspects of yourself. When you're driving in your car, you might be using the mindset of you when back in your old driver's ed class, but then someone cuts you off and it's the you who was sitting on the couch angrily running over pedestrians while playing the latest grand theft auto game.

I only have one real aspect that I shift into, and it only happens once in a blue moon. It happens during periods of high emotion or times when I feel in danger and start running on adrenaline. If a person has multiple personas they shift into, they might shift based on what they feel is best. If you had a past life as a shrewd trader with a mastery of haggling, it might come up the next time you're crunched between prices of items in the mall, but it won't come up when you find out a friend of yours just sleighted you.

-nod- I agree. It depends on what aspect is most beneficial. For example, when I am writing part of my novel, I use aspects of myself that were in the forefront when I read all those novels when I was younger, and aspects of myself that have lived on planets similar to the ones I make up. But when I need to think logically and cut myself off from emotions to better evaluate things, I use an aspect that rarely has emotions. Etc.

I think it's a subconcious thing, like a machine that knows what is necessary when. I don't seem to have the same troubles spanky once did, with one aspect elbowing another out of the way. I see myself as a well oiled machine in that way, at least in the way that I act.

I also can pull up an aspect when I want to write things down so I can get a handle on exactly what happened before my Merging. I did that just earlier. When I do so, they come to the forefront/the driver's seat and I get their memories in emotions, images, and thoughts that aren't the way humans tend to think. It's like a single thought engulfs a whole idea/story, and I then have to take it in, organize it, toss out the parts that arent necessary and then figure out a way to put it into english.

I apparently shift a lot when I first meet people. I think it's my aspects way of each getting a feeling for the person, and a way to test if they notice or not, and if they do, if they say anything or if it freaks them out.
2008-07-01 21:48
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Re: Shifting according to mood?
Surprisingly, I usually don't shift according to mood or situation. Whoever feels like being out, is. Although Archaia has a tendency to come out whenever some mental discipline is needed - like when I first cleaned out Kreyas' living room.
2008-08-05 1:49
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