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Wolfsnake's intro
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Hello everyone,

Some of you might recognize me from the Werelist. *waves* I'm also trying out a couple other boards, so this intro might look familiar.

I thought I'd try out an Otherkin forum. The Werelist has helped me a lot, but I'd like to branch out a little and meet some new people.

I'm in my 20s, studying veterinary technology, a wildlife rehabber, a pagan priest, gender-neutral, and otherkin. I tried really hard to identify as therian for a while, because that seemed less crazy to me, but I'm not a "real" creature. I'm a combination of wolf, snake, and human, that is not really any of those species, but those species are close to the right shape. The thing that is me has a scaly muzzle like a cross between a wolf and a python, wolflike ears, neck ruff, and pawpads, scaly or smooth skin over the rest of the body, digitigrade legs, a long skinny tail, sharp teeth, and claws. It is bipedal and not so much animal as just nonhuman-intelligent. It is more reptilian than mammalian and has no gender.

This is the thing that I am. I have always felt this is my "real" shape, throughout my life. It's nothing new. I didn't so much Awaken as become OK with feeling the way I always had. I have phantom claws, pawpads, muzzle, ears, ruff, and tail. Also phantom scales or a feeling of "there ought to be scales here." I have always identified as nonhuman deep-down. I don't like being human, but I've come to accept that I am human in this life.

I did a lot of repressing in high school and college, trying to "grow up" and stop being "escapist." I put that part of myself in a box and tried to pretend it wasn't integral to me. I got very sick, very depressed, and ended up on heavy doses of psychiatric medication. Long story short, I converted to paganism and began reading and discovering that other people felt the way I did, and even if I was crazy, it was a functional kind of crazy. I let myself be myself and I've been much healthier and happier since then. I don't care if I'm living in a fantasy or being escapist. I feel whole. I'm no longer trying to be something I'm not.

No one could question my identity more than I have, so criticism is welcome.
2010-10-13 2:31
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Welcome <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost."-Tolkien
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."-Poe
2010-10-13 3:08
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Well, don't you get around! <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Nice to see a familiar face. Thanks for the welcome!
2010-10-13 4:43
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welcome. did you bring cookies? <!-- s:happy_demon: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/happy_demon.gif" alt=":happy_demon:" title="happy demon" /><!-- s:happy_demon: -->

also, your self-description sounds a lot like an alien creature i used to draw when i was a child. <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

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2010-10-13 8:52
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Wolfsnake Wrote:Well, don't you get around! <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Why, yes I do <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue --> I'm a proper forum whore.

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2010-10-13 13:28
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Welcome!

If the label "therian" doesn't quite fit have you decided on using another in it's place or no?

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2010-10-13 13:33
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*Passes around gluten-free cookies*

Kahoku, I used to identify really, really strongly with alien characters in books and movies. I was totally planning to be a xenobiologist when I grew up. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

Elinox, I'm not too enthusiastic about labels these days. I'll use therian or otherkin interchangeably, because the technical definition of "therianthrope" does describe the me-critter even if the more modern definition does not. But honestly, it doesn't come up much in conversation, so I haven't had to think on it much.
2010-10-14 6:59
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Hello, Wolfsnake! I know you. Nice to see ya.
2010-10-14 18:52
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