furries pick wolves as their otherkin because of their stereotypical image of the lone wolf, right? how come they aren't picking cheetahs, or honey badgers, or kodiak bears, or those horrible bat-eating centipedes, or other, faster, stronger, smarter, cooler animals, as their otherkin?
im a hagfish furry
seriously tho I once found a fantastic blog by someone trolling otherkin by taking the persona of a bacterial colony, she referred to herself as "10^9" or something, demanded plural pronouns, basically roleplayed her own skin and gut flora. Some medical student so it was pretty detailed. SJW stereotype, rants against antibiotics and antiseptics, stories about rescuing pus-filled bandages from biohazard bags and throwing them outside to free their oppressed brethren, "eukaryote privilege" etc.
Boomer The Dog
That sounds great Syd, I'll have to look for the bacteria 'other' blog. I'll read maybe for a minute or two to get the idea.
I'm out of the crazy loop. What seems to be going on here is:
1. Question subjective identity
2. Explore actions/behaviors of other things (kin), such as wolves.
3. If one likes or finds pleasure in said actions, one believes oneself to more naturally or identify prior as a wolf or some otherkin?
Is that right?
Sort of. I suspect that most otherkin pick their kin type first (3), basing this choice on whatever animal they think is the coolest, and only then look for personal behaviors that might justify this identity (2). Some otherkin identify with more than one 'kin type, and in these cases, I suspect that they are more likely to proceed in the methodological manner which you propose; however, this is generally only true for their second, third, or nth 'kin types! Once they've gotten into the religion, Otherkin are far more likely to go back and try to logically deduce what sorts of animals they may be, but that first "Gateway" animal could be anything they love, regardless of the rationale.
Otherkin bullshit is like when you go to an SCA event. In the SCA, everyone is either a Lord, Lady, Knight, or some permutation of fantasy nonsense. There are no "farmers" or "toilet diggers" or anything like that.
Same with Otherkin. Everyone is a wolf or tiger or something with romanticism or anthropomorphic features. You don't see otherkin prairie dogs and deer ticks much.
Boomer The Dog
I have to agree that it would be more credible if more of the animal kingdom was represented among Furries, Otherkin, not just the high level predators!
I thought that right away when I joined Furry, and at that time I was one of the few domestic Dogs in the scene. Foxes were number one, wolves second, lions third, then others like coyote, bear, tiger and domestic cat and Dog after that.
Looking around animal scenes, there are some others though, like bird, snake, sloth, mice, rats, meerkats, but I've never run across anyone who was a capybara.. :)
The "Creating a Furry Avatar in Second Life" video in the hopper features a furry chinchilla. A hot pink chinchilla with scene-girl hair!
|Boomer The Dog |
The shifting concept is interesting, I've always wanted to transform like in the movies. In the span of 5 minutes I'd grow fur, tail and muzzle with black nose, and go into a more pleasing 4 legged shape.
I've always seen shifting and being a Dog as two different ideas. The transformation can be great for getting ideas on more things to enjoy with being a Dog, as something sexy, or a superpower, but actually being a Dog from day to day is more of a personality thing.
Maybe shifting could be seen psychologically as developing a new personality, in a fail-safe way that if it doesn't work out, you could go back without too much torment.
Boomer: it suddenly hit me that if EvilHomer is the 21st century's answer to Holden Caufield, then you must be Hess's Steppenwolf.
Boomer The Dog
Animorphs could be right, it is a lot like that. In that show I relate mostly to Jake becoming his Dog Homer, a Retriever with a black spot on his tongue.
In real life I'd expect a transformation to Dog to be slow, something that might happen over years, just like other changes to the body, especially puberty. Why not instead of puberty, become a Dog? I could have gone with that, I was going through a lot of my early Dog issues right at that time.
I went to Wiki and looked up Hess' Steppenwolf, and now I think that I might enjoy reading that. We could be a team, I've always thought that Homer likes to try things and experience life.
the wolves are too numerous to count.
That would make an awesome Where's Waldo puzzle.
Can you spot the Rabbit-Eared Human? (she's freaking me out)
|Jet Bin Fever |
She looks EXACTLY like an attending physician I know (a little younger though, of course). Same vocal fry too! That's bizarre. Dr. D may be an otherkin too, who knows!?!
And poor girl. Most of us did silly stuff when we're young, but we didn't share it with the world.
She looks like my stepmom. Not really that much younger, either.
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