(2022-11-22 1:51)Elinox Wrote: The way you describe your horns and ears makes me think either some type of dragon or perhaps demon or energy being.
I've been thinking about this & it makes sense.
I definitely feel movable ears. I've felt them my whole life, long before hearing of otherkin. It's so noticeable to me that I always thought most people felt that; I figured maybe ancient humans had movable ears & it was just "leftovers" in our modern brains.
The horns are more recent. I didn't always have them. What I thought was odd about horns is there are very few non-prey animals with horns since horns are mostly for defense. I feel like mine are more to "show off" rather than functional.
So a dragon makes sense.
I always draw them with no ears, but I recently learned Asian dragons were traditionally depicted with cow-like ears. I've always had a connection to dragons & to east Asian culture. Another thing I hadn't thought of is Asian Dragons are often depicted chasing a glowy ball, so there's a connection to that. Some Asian dragons are able to shapeshift, so maybe that's why I don't have an internal image of myself. And they're associated with rain; I love it when it rains. Another reason I like the idea of self describing as this is they're thought of as a combination of a whole bunch of other animals & don't really fit with any of them & I can relate to that.
Asian dragons are seen more as spiritual beings (in contrast to western dragons being seen more as physical); I feel more comfortable with this idea that with the idea of having been a physical dragon at some point.
(If anyone's curious what my PFP is, I had a dream I saw mother nature once & she looked like this.)