Inside Out

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There are times when the distinctly human parts of myself don’t agree with my therian side, and I find that those conflicts center around self-expression. My snow leopard side sees camouflage as a priority. I wear plain clothes in neutral greens, browns, and grays, and shy to the edges of things. My more human side, however, has a love for all things colorful and absurd. I find myself wanting to wear copious amounts of rainbows, join flash mobs, and generally be ridiculous. I often do, but although that satisfies my human need for silliness, the attention it draws makes the feline parts of me very uncomfortable. The only compromise I have found is anonymity: I can be as ridiculous and colorful as I want if I am wearing a costume with a mask. Even if everyone around me knows who I am, if there is something over my face I feel as though I am hiding. This way, I can satisfy my human needs without betraying my feline ones. Plus, I get to wear this.

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Anonymous asked: You're a moron. I'm sad that this fucking site has gotten to the point where if I told you people that I identified as Godzilla, you fucking morons would believe me. Just a bunch of sad kids who don't know how else to feel like an extra special snowflake. I could say I identified as a fucking butterfly/robot/Jesus crossover and you fucking idiots would believe me and coddle me. Wake up, dude. You're a person. Snow leopards don't go on the internet whining about their shit life.

I’ve missed these :’D

Identifying as something and believing you are something are two very different things. Of course I’m a person, but I believe that I share a lot of mental traits with snow leopards and identify as a snow leopard spiritually for that reason.

I do not have a “shit life” by any standards. I am a college senior with a high GPA who is already making money doing what I want to do. I have a lot of friends, get along well with people, and am generally a high-functioning individual. The fact that I identify as a snow leopard does not change those things, and the vast majority of people I know do not and will probably never know that I think of myself as anything other than human.

Therianthropy is a highly private spiritual belief for most people, not a ridiculous social justice farce like Tumblr has made it out to be. Tumblrkin are their own special breed of absurd, and make a mockery of “real” otherkin and therians.

(Did you actually read any of the posts on my blog? I am the least Tumblr-y therian you could’ve sent this to)

Filed under otherkin therian entertainment tumblrkin there is approximately a 0% chance I would believe you if you said you identified as godzilla or jesus and 'robotkin' and 'ghostkin' make me legitimately worried because usually they cite symptoms of autism and/or dissociative disorders Anonymous ask

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The con I’m vending at is this weekend, so after that I will actually have free time and this blog will finally be active again!

So much sewing this week. It is eating my life.

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lactoria:

make your tumblr the best space for you

you are not on this site to please others or cater to things that upset you

surround yourself only with the things you want to see

your dash should lift your spirits, make you think and smile

if it doesn’t, don’t feel bad about unfollowing or doing whatever you need to do that is right for you

first and foremost, ensure that tumblr is a safe, fun space for you

(Source: black-quadrant, via thesweetpianowritingdownmylife)

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I found lots of nice dead things at the beach :D

Filed under I love dead things shh decay death bones bird skeleton I did not get the bones from the dead things pictured btw I only collect bleached ones Imma wire them together and make a weird fantasy skeleton now that I finally have some vertebrae woo I also finally found some skulls with intact jawbones! most if not all of the bones are from seagulls [excluding the duck skull] in case you were wondering I think I just lost a follower because of this post :'D I will never understand why people think things become gross/ugly when they die death and decay are fascinating and beautiful therefore I will post pictures of dead seagulls whenever I want though this is the only time it will happen probably

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How To Discover If You Are A Therian Or Otherkin

primal-state:

This is a very common question asked on forums, message boards, websites, groups, and other places where Therians and Otherkin gather. There are many answers to this question, and many opinions in regards to how to discover you are a Therian or Otherkin. 

Firstly, when someone realizes or discovers they are a Therian or Otherkin, this is called “Awakening” or becoming “Aware”. (I prefer the term “aware” since the community firmly states one is born a Therian/Otherkin and one does not choose to become one, therefore one simply becomes “aware” of themselves. Awakening tends to be of a more spiritually applied term to those who identify spiritually, but since I do not, this is another reason I will use the term “aware”). Someone may have realized from a young age they were different than other people behaviorally. They may have acted out with animal-like behaviors and had difficulties socializing with other people. This could also be due to other reasons as well, but it seems to be an extremely common statement among the Therian and Otherkin communities that behaviors were noticed during childhood. Others claim they never noticed these behaviors until they became a teenager. Another common theme when discovering ones identity is repetitive dreams about a specific animal or creature or a strong affinity towards an animal or creature that one may or may not like. 

Once someone establishes they feel they may be a Therian or Othekrin, the second step is to figure out what kind. The best course of action would be to find a journal or notebook and record daily behavioral patterns that one notices that wouldn’t be “human-like”, such as desires to kneed or wanting to constantly chew on something. Record all of these findings, and then do research on animals that reflect that behavioral pattern. Keep an open mind and broad list, as there are millions of animals, millions of insects, millions of plants, and millions of mythical creatures to study and research. Write down all dreams about animals or creatures no matter how insignificant they may seem, and look for patterns of reoccurring ones throughout different dreams. Eventually you will come across an animal or creature during your research that stands out or strikes you as “the one”.

One must always keep in mind that it can take weeks to years to discover themselves, and at the end of all of the research and the effort, one may even realize they weren’t a Therian or an Otherkin, but a Phytanthrope or Primal. One may even discover they’re nothing at all but simply have a strong like of an animal or creature. The key here is understanding, research, and time.

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