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Re: Therian Guide Zoophiles

LycanTheory is not the only zoophile holding the reins at The Therian Guide. Back in 2002, Jure Sah, who you all know as DustWolf, posted a thread on the original alt.horror.werewolves about neutering. He makes his sexual interest in dogs very clear, and I interpret one of his replies as “a dog I cannot fuck is a dog better dead”.  Original Thread Archived Copy
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Naia Okami

 

KEY ISSUED

As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingeprint “0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94” will be be my primary PGP key. It replaces the key identified by fingerprint “D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389” which has been revoked. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 STATEMENT OF KEY ISSUANCE As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingeprint "0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94" will be be my primary PGP key. It replaces the key identified by fingerprint "D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389" which has been revoked. The reason for this is as follows: Physical hardware containing the key that is being replaced will be outside my physical custody and control for an extended period of time. All data on this machine was protected with Whole Disk Encryption and all associated keys have been erased, as well as the hard drive wiped. However, this key replacement will still be done as a precaution. DAILY NEWS ARTICLES (http://feeds.reuters.com/Reuters/worldNews): China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defense secretary's speech: The Sun Supply vessel sinks in Singapore waters, crew rescued Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards: TV Pompeo urges new era of cooperation in Middle East meeting German arrest is first big catch for Syria investigators In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power UK will back Brexit deal if it excludes Irish backstop, Hunt says Israeli election: More 'King Bibi' or bye-bye Bibi? EU watching UK Brexit votes on Thursday before making concessions: Fox ~~Naia “Shiro” Ōkami~~ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCAAdFiEEDYi8Remfv2VR900AaRgoQ+pJipQFAlxlNc8ACgkQaRgoQ+pJ ipR4FBAA47r4Awpw6yv8aDpW/Px668lduOGu3D58M3SG7ecNMQcPtNC4ZtIvTbaD UAH3+BJNDqFKFRyMgTmPe1yKcPOyFgk0WzUh06+Wieht8J4zcFWGaL88CAMhIRkH JchlK3DkvFk4JwADJhrNxCmoFnu9ouDb0refoPyoz+ZCqcZL8APUprUjH8Et7HPO 4lhtxCTou+kf1aTv+U+DbeSkaMrA5A6HYZKRv4cEnNdnsnsev2tfsETc0wCgWXhD GqTHfXKLbxgwZj4/hAkiMlQNSAJsSs/KAsVY8gY5d1YTQbLqoAW1SS7GGUjNhYKO f/5Qsea6w8GBb5P0uzTG/ewPo+vbQZX4PzFAlVQNHK0Q1zaAfMfI7DFEPGjqocFD S1daqGWfzJF5wN9yZm489ByeEOwxu03gkJaGGOYnYez3WHhk23oZBhZmmyhlfGja PfrWUWjgE8Ti9x/wPxikRNTKgdK23uxbF/I6Lpbem2PBFRdsE8I597fClD8K2xvk ny1TlxTVpW16u7JP7YO6+O2/RbfV++jhIt2sqQx+rzmCH8lqiyoY2C6e1aTwJAiF 4dXLdGwwMigl51eM6QxIRBPDUBIQnOtZ/UTq/wY/6hALPsNx/Yo9AQjI1TgJ4Q7Y Dh2S1r/PSyew9r48qal1xJH3hhtOE3bakj7zo2wI2wM/M8g9MnY= =pxP3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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Naia Okami

 

KEY ISSUED

As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingeprint “0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94” will be be my primary PGP key. It replaces the key identified by fingerprint “D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389” which has been revoked. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 STATEMENT OF KEY ISSUANCE As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingeprint "0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94" will be be my primary PGP key. It replaces the key identified by fingerprint "D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389" which has been revoked. The reason for this is as follows: Physical hardware containing the key that is being replaced will be outside my physical custody and control for an extended period of time. All data on this machine was protected with Whole Disk Encryption and all associated keys have been erased, as well as the hard drive wiped. However, this key replacement will still be done as a precaution. DAILY NEWS ARTICLES (http://feeds.reuters.com/Reuters/worldNews): China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defense secretary's speech: The Sun Supply vessel sinks in Singapore waters, crew rescued Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards: TV Pompeo urges new era of cooperation in Middle East meeting German arrest is first big catch for Syria investigators In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power UK will back Brexit deal if it excludes Irish backstop, Hunt says Israeli election: More 'King Bibi' or bye-bye Bibi? EU watching UK Brexit votes on Thursday before making concessions: Fox ~~Naia “Shiro” Ōkami~~ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCAAdFiEEDYi8Remfv2VR900AaRgoQ+pJipQFAlxlNc8ACgkQaRgoQ+pJ ipR4FBAA47r4Awpw6yv8aDpW/Px668lduOGu3D58M3SG7ecNMQcPtNC4ZtIvTbaD UAH3+BJNDqFKFRyMgTmPe1yKcPOyFgk0WzUh06+Wieht8J4zcFWGaL88CAMhIRkH JchlK3DkvFk4JwADJhrNxCmoFnu9ouDb0refoPyoz+ZCqcZL8APUprUjH8Et7HPO 4lhtxCTou+kf1aTv+U+DbeSkaMrA5A6HYZKRv4cEnNdnsnsev2tfsETc0wCgWXhD GqTHfXKLbxgwZj4/hAkiMlQNSAJsSs/KAsVY8gY5d1YTQbLqoAW1SS7GGUjNhYKO f/5Qsea6w8GBb5P0uzTG/ewPo+vbQZX4PzFAlVQNHK0Q1zaAfMfI7DFEPGjqocFD S1daqGWfzJF5wN9yZm489ByeEOwxu03gkJaGGOYnYez3WHhk23oZBhZmmyhlfGja PfrWUWjgE8Ti9x/wPxikRNTKgdK23uxbF/I6Lpbem2PBFRdsE8I597fClD8K2xvk ny1TlxTVpW16u7JP7YO6+O2/RbfV++jhIt2sqQx+rzmCH8lqiyoY2C6e1aTwJAiF 4dXLdGwwMigl51eM6QxIRBPDUBIQnOtZ/UTq/wY/6hALPsNx/Yo9AQjI1TgJ4Q7Y Dh2S1r/PSyew9r48qal1xJH3hhtOE3bakj7zo2wI2wM/M8g9MnY= =pxP3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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Naia Okami

 

KEY REVOCATION

As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingerprint “D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389” will be revoked; the key identified by fingerprint “0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94” will be its replacement. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 STATEMENT OF KEY REVOCATION As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingerprint "D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389" will be revoked; the key identified by fingerprint "0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94" will be its replacement. The reason for this revocation is as follows: Physical hardware containing the key that is being replaced will be outside my physical custody and control for an extended period of time. All data on this machine was protected with Whole Disk Encryption and all associated keys have been erased, as well as the hard drive wiped. However, this key replacement will still be done as a precaution. DAILY NEWS ARTICLES (http://feeds.reuters.com/Reuters/worldNews): China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defense secretary's speech: The Sun Supply vessel sinks in Singapore waters, crew rescued Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards: TV Pompeo urges new era of cooperation in Middle East meeting German arrest is first big catch for Syria investigators In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power UK will back Brexit deal if it excludes Irish backstop, Hunt says Israeli election: More 'King Bibi' or bye-bye Bibi? EU watching UK Brexit votes on Thursday before making concessions: Fox ~~Naia “Shiro” Ōkami~~ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCAAdFiEE1oSy8YRlVrI22x/L4DO8fU1PQ4kFAlxlNM8ACgkQ4DO8fU1P Q4kpAQ/7BImSfbsupH8Q5wGp6opj/xu6c+4sjdeFy8AyS8uYOkoluto4BMWyoST3 od2Pro2Rigl20UnJ1t/sMFeV96cKNHTkIM16UNBhKBBtcQdLYCmpciJCwSBERx9O KbLBLY2JK4nXeq6sgE8CKLNoREr3Wka13iNMwmgtJtPaw/c4maDuQcA+985vZR38 9TK5DOOIryJ6nR/ao9acwyraspkGxb0RNKgUzi+IUdEzj3nvU4c8ktRohMT/7urB XctAOCKzZm/r+9K8kODiidizy5sju1CjnmxbUcp9Svyo5HMVcZ+TD/WUn0/oN9XM w4BLNroZ9CNJLCyP/FSe9L3L5e23PX086C0XZ3Z1t3RalBVUX7PY9VJxp1ZFTAuF sAyNwwYPltvY1JfLd6CCLd+YstJDMHpUYK+6814WTICbEYnoUimz8uWfdpgT6h43 8SVCmDWtRSIPyJRdXp0uJVZkhf+3+EFjn9uaLoKeFfR0QjHjrg9YCNBSF1JTjigV V5Hs86EsiJkH8ZqsDt/GFyuTLQ980+UvV9CH7935jQJ6GUqqk1Vd6J1piVVA3/ou wpxoQu2nVt+rP6RsueMmhnVKe0vXNGEhJ04zMfNIn2n2A8RGjvb5cRm5d8A7szIL /AVKmfDYVP+5nQiQ1o4VlR9WKYRErCDzoJc305I4yDchexx7jao= =8WG9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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Naia Okami

 

KEY REVOCATION

As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingerprint “D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389” will be revoked; the key identified by fingerprint “0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94” will be its replacement. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 STATEMENT OF KEY REVOCATION As of 02/14/2019, the key identified by fingerprint "D684 B2F1 8465 56B2 36DB 1FCB E033 BC7D 4D4F 4389" will be revoked; the key identified by fingerprint "0D88 BC45 E99F BF65 51F7 4D00 6918 2843 EA49 8A94" will be its replacement. The reason for this revocation is as follows: Physical hardware containing the key that is being replaced will be outside my physical custody and control for an extended period of time. All data on this machine was protected with Whole Disk Encryption and all associated keys have been erased, as well as the hard drive wiped. However, this key replacement will still be done as a precaution. DAILY NEWS ARTICLES (http://feeds.reuters.com/Reuters/worldNews): China cancels trade talks with UK in protest over defense secretary's speech: The Sun Supply vessel sinks in Singapore waters, crew rescued Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards: TV Pompeo urges new era of cooperation in Middle East meeting German arrest is first big catch for Syria investigators In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power UK will back Brexit deal if it excludes Irish backstop, Hunt says Israeli election: More 'King Bibi' or bye-bye Bibi? EU watching UK Brexit votes on Thursday before making concessions: Fox ~~Naia “Shiro” Ōkami~~ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCAAdFiEE1oSy8YRlVrI22x/L4DO8fU1PQ4kFAlxlNM8ACgkQ4DO8fU1P Q4kpAQ/7BImSfbsupH8Q5wGp6opj/xu6c+4sjdeFy8AyS8uYOkoluto4BMWyoST3 od2Pro2Rigl20UnJ1t/sMFeV96cKNHTkIM16UNBhKBBtcQdLYCmpciJCwSBERx9O KbLBLY2JK4nXeq6sgE8CKLNoREr3Wka13iNMwmgtJtPaw/c4maDuQcA+985vZR38 9TK5DOOIryJ6nR/ao9acwyraspkGxb0RNKgUzi+IUdEzj3nvU4c8ktRohMT/7urB XctAOCKzZm/r+9K8kODiidizy5sju1CjnmxbUcp9Svyo5HMVcZ+TD/WUn0/oN9XM w4BLNroZ9CNJLCyP/FSe9L3L5e23PX086C0XZ3Z1t3RalBVUX7PY9VJxp1ZFTAuF sAyNwwYPltvY1JfLd6CCLd+YstJDMHpUYK+6814WTICbEYnoUimz8uWfdpgT6h43 8SVCmDWtRSIPyJRdXp0uJVZkhf+3+EFjn9uaLoKeFfR0QjHjrg9YCNBSF1JTjigV V5Hs86EsiJkH8ZqsDt/GFyuTLQ980+UvV9CH7935jQJ6GUqqk1Vd6J1piVVA3/ou wpxoQu2nVt+rP6RsueMmhnVKe0vXNGEhJ04zMfNIn2n2A8RGjvb5cRm5d8A7szIL /AVKmfDYVP+5nQiQ1o4VlR9WKYRErCDzoJc305I4yDchexx7jao= =8WG9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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Naia Okami

 

PSA: Therian Guide

Due to recent attempts by The Therian Guide administration and users to remove substantiated allegations against their administration team that have been posted to wikis such as AnOtherWiki and Therian Wikia, I feel it is necessary to post this PSA. This is the information they have been trying to remove: More details: 1. On January 4th, 2015, Therian Guide administrator “DustWolf” inappropriately used an administrative tool (which he also concealed the installment of) to view private messages between myself and another user. When confronted, it was stated the tool was installed for child safety, but in this particular case used on me because “I am hostile to Therian Guide.” (evidence) 2. On May 17th, 2017, it was brought to my attention that LycanTheory had a paid account on a bestiality website. On this website, he admitted to performing sexual acts on his dog. I made another PSA about this. (evidence: 1, 2, 3, 4)  had to re-archive everything quick to make this post, as that site is thankfully shutting down! 3. In response to this, LycanTheory threatened physical violence against me and proceeded to antagonize me on Tumblr. He did NOT deny the allegations, and in fact, argued that there was nothing wrong with his behavior. (evidence) 4. On February 12th, 2019, an obvious user of Therian Guide going by the names Dreadpanda and Doggonogo began to vandalize various articles on AnOtherWiki and Therian Wikia; specifically section-blanking portions of Therian Guide articles and adding non-verifable defamatory information to articles about Kinmunity or myself. (evidence: 1, 2)
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Naia Okami

 

PSA: Therian GuideDue to recent attempts by The Therian Guide administration and users to remove...

PSA: Therian Guide Due to recent attempts by The Therian Guide administration and users to remove substantiated allegations against their administration team that have been posted to wikis such as AnOtherWiki and Therian Wikia, I feel it is necessary to post this PSA. This is the information they have been trying to remove: The administrators of The Therian Guide have installed the Private Message Log plugin for MyBB, written by Starpaul20, that allows administrators to view private messages sent on their board.[5] The version of this plugin used on The Therian Guide has been modified to remove the default warning, “Any messages sent through this form will be logged and viewable to board administrators. Do not include any private information, financial information, or passwords in any messages sent”[6], keeping only the second sentence: “Do not include any private information, financial information, or passwords in any messages sent”.[7]Naia Ōkami has accused The Therian Guide administrator DustWolf of using this function on at least one occasion to read Ōkami’s PMs without a valid administrative reason to do so. Their evidence for this claim is a screenshot of server logs showing that a user with an IP matching DustWolf’s country of origin visited their website, Kinmunity from the pmlog view page of the Therian Guide admin panel, indicating that DustWolf followed a link to Kinmunity that was contained in one of Ōkami’s PMs.[8] On May 17, 2017, Naia Ōkami publicly accused LycanTheory of being a practicing zoosexual[9], who responded, in part, by threatening physical violence against Ōkami[10] and arguing in favor of zoosexuality. More details: [evidence links may be NSFW] 1. On January 4th, 2015, Therian Guide administrator “DustWolf” inappropriately used an administrative tool (which he also concealed the installment of) to view private messages between myself and another user. When confronted, it was stated the tool was installed for child safety, but in this particular case used on me because “I am hostile to Therian Guide.” (evidence) 2. On May 17th, 2017, it was brought to my attention that LycanTheory had a paid account on a bestiality website. On this website, he admitted to performing sexual acts on his dog. I made another PSA about this. (evidence: 1, 2, 3, 4)  had to re-archive everything quick to make this post, as that site is thankfully shutting down! 3. In response to this, LycanTheory threatened physical violence against me and proceeded to antagonize me on Tumblr. He did NOT deny the allegations, and in fact, argued that there was nothing wrong with his behavior. (evidence) 4. On February 12th, 2019, an obvious user of Therian Guide going by the names Dreadpanda and Doggonogo began to vandalize various articles on AnOtherWiki and Therian Wikia; specifically section-blanking portions of Therian Guide articles and adding non-verifable defamatory information to articles about Kinmunity or myself. (evidence: 1, 2)
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Naia Okami

 

If you're trans, doesn't wearing male clothes trigger dysphoria?

I don’t see anything discernible as male in what I wear – I generally wear a t-shirt and jeans which is pretty androgynous. The only clothing that I own that makes me feel really dysphoric is dress shirts intended for men and work slacks – I wear them for job interviews when required and that’s typically it. My preferred style of dress is androgyny. I wear both mens’ and womens’ jeans and shirts, depending on my mood.
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Naia Okami

 

If you're trans, doesn't wearing male clothes trigger dysphoria?

I don’t see anything discernible as male in what I wear – I generally wear a t-shirt and jeans which is pretty androgynous. The only clothing that I own that makes me feel really dysphoric is dress shirts intended for men and work slacks – I wear them for job interviews when required and that’s typically it. My preferred style of dress is androgyny. I wear both mens’ and womens’ jeans and shirts, depending on my mood.
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Naia Okami

 

My thoughts on “I think I‘m an animal“

xenethes: A lot of these productions are made by no-name directors and producers as part of a small production company that markets their productions to networks directly or to distributors who then market to networks.
The person contacting you was probably a Casting Researcher, hence them talking about the director in third person. Their only job is to find people who are willing to participate, screen them, and then put them in touch with the actual production staff.

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Naia Okami

 

My thoughts on “I think I‘m an animal“

xenethes: A lot of these productions are made by no-name directors and producers as part of a small production company that markets their productions to networks directly or to distributors who then market to networks.
The person contacting you was probably a Casting Researcher, hence them talking about the director in third person. Their only job is to find people who are willing to participate, screen them, and then put them in touch with the actual production staff.

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Naia Okami

 

My thoughts on “I think I‘m an animal“

This is yet another cautionary tale of media manipulation. I’ve talked a lot about how I’m quite disappointed with my TV appearance and what a disaster I think it was. I get a lot of questions about what in specific I was unhappy with, so I’ve decided to make a master list of some points that explain how the mockumentary was manipulated! Let’s begin, shall we? 1. They filmed my portion of the documentary over a five day period, around eight hours each day. There were a lot of informative bits that were cut, including, to my recollection: portions of an hour long interview with me where I explain what it is like to be otherkin, and give a definition of otherkin that I feel is correct. portions where a tour was given of Kinmunity (then called “Wulf Howl”) was given, and I was interviewed regarding my inspiration for creating an online community Jade’s entire story, beyond being my friend. A final interview of me at the pier was cut heavily, only mere seconds of a fifteen minute interview made it into the final product. 2. A lot of the documentary was manipulated and/or edited. It wasn’t done so outright, more through clever coaching and framing together. Namely: The infamous quote and bark. I was told to bark at the water, and the quote itself and the bark weren’t even filmed in the same day. Shopping at the pet store was their idea. I attempted to arrange filming at a wolf preserve (that I visit semi-regularly) of me interacting with wolves. What would be a better visual of therianthropy than that? Apparently, shopping at a pet store. I had specifically requested, multiple times in multiple different ways, that my parents not be interviewed. They did so behind my back, assuming, because “it’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission” 3. Other people in the documentary did not accurately represent the community, some were not even members of it. Caleb and his group were active within the furry fandom, but not the therianthropy nor otherkin community. He loosely used the word therian prior to the documentary, but had no knowledge of nor did he participate in the greater community. wicthdragon (Ben) has participated in the community, namely on “The Werelist”, but is hardly a reputable member of it. I do not believe Luna participates in the online community at all. 4. Less than one minute into the montage, relationships and sex lives are discussed… and the “documentary” hasn’t even begun yet. Polyamory has nothing to do with being otherkin, and shouldn’t be a focus of a documentary meant to showcase otherkin. Ben and Luna’s description of their sex life was unnecessary and unwelcome. While the documentary does not directly state so, re-watching it, I feel as they were attempting to imply that Jade and I were a couple. She is a cisgender lesbian, and I had a mate at the time. 5. It mixes in a bunch of furries who have nothing to do with the otherkin community. So there’s that! I had stated multiple times pre-filming, during filming, and post-filming that otherkin and furry were entirely different concepts. This was COMPLETELY ignored. Visions of furries, not even those interviewed, were constant throughout the documentary when the word “otherkin” was narrated. 6. No respect was given to any of the participants being filmed. I was referred to as “Matthew” multiple times by the narrator. I requested, very specifically, that I be referred to only as Shiro, except Furry pornography present in another participant’s home was observed by the camera. The people filming would intentionally bring up “hot topics” during family dinners in order to spark a debate. Closing Thoughts As much as I want to say that if I had a chance to “undo” the documentary, I probably wouldn’t. The experience was valuable and it did indeed result in me being rid of my legal name, something I had desired since childhood. I would, however, change how I conducted myself during filming. I would not allow myself to get comfortable with anyone, and I would have tried to present myself as respectably as possible. It has also resulted in opportunities where I am able to clear up misconceptions about the community and act as a stronger ally for it; namely, I have been asked to do panels at conventions and elaborate on my experiences.
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Naia Okami

 

My thoughts on “I think I‘m an animal“

This is yet another cautionary tale of media manipulation. I’ve talked a lot about how I’m quite disappointed with my TV appearance and what a disaster I think it was. I get a lot of questions about what in specific I was unhappy with, so I’ve decided to make a master list of some points that explain how the mockumentary was manipulated! Let’s begin, shall we? 1. They filmed my portion of the documentary over a five day period, around eight hours each day. There were a lot of informative bits that were cut, including, to my recollection: portions of an hour long interview with me where I explain what it is like to be otherkin, and give a definition of otherkin that I feel is correct. portions where a tour was given of Kinmunity (then called “Wulf Howl”) was given, and I was interviewed regarding my inspiration for creating an online community Jade’s entire story, beyond being my friend. A final interview of me at the pier was cut heavily, only mere seconds of a fifteen minute interview made it into the final product. 2. A lot of the documentary was manipulated and/or edited. It wasn’t done so outright, more through clever coaching and framing together. Namely: The infamous quote and bark. I was told to bark at the water, and the quote itself and the bark weren’t even filmed in the same day. Shopping at the pet store was their idea. I attempted to arrange filming at a wolf preserve (that I visit semi-regularly) of me interacting with wolves. What would be a better visual of therianthropy than that? Apparently, shopping at a pet store. I had specifically requested, multiple times in multiple different ways, that my parents not be interviewed. They did so behind my back, assuming, because “it’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission” 3. Other people in the documentary did not accurately represent the community, some were not even members of it. Caleb and his group were active within the furry fandom, but not the therianthropy nor otherkin community. He loosely used the word therian prior to the documentary, but had no knowledge of nor did he participate in the greater community. wicthdragon (Ben) has participated in the community, namely on “The Werelist”, but is hardly a reputable member of it. I do not believe Luna participates in the online community at all. 4. Less than one minute into the montage, relationships and sex lives are discussed… and the “documentary” hasn’t even begun yet. Polyamory has nothing to do with being otherkin, and shouldn’t be a focus of a documentary meant to showcase otherkin. Ben and Luna’s description of their sex life was unnecessary and unwelcome. While the documentary does not directly state so, re-watching it, I feel as they were attempting to imply that Jade and I were a couple. She is a cisgender lesbian, and I had a mate at the time. 5. It mixes in a bunch of furries who have nothing to do with the otherkin community. So there’s that! I had stated multiple times pre-filming, during filming, and post-filming that otherkin and furry were entirely different concepts. This was COMPLETELY ignored. Visions of furries, not even those interviewed, were constant throughout the documentary when the word “otherkin” was narrated. 6. No respect was given to any of the participants being filmed. I was referred to as “Matthew” multiple times by the narrator. I requested, very specifically, that I be referred to only as Shiro, except when mentioning the name change process.
Furry pornography present in another participant’s home was observed by the camera. The people filming would intentionally bring up “hot topics” during family dinners in order to spark a debate. Closing Thoughts As much as I want to say that if I had a chance to “undo” the documentary, I probably wouldn’t. The experience was valuable and it did indeed result in me being rid of my legal name, something I had desired since childhood. I would, however, change how I conducted myself during filming. I would not allow myself to get comfortable with anyone, and I would have tried to present myself as respectably as possible. It has also resulted in opportunities where I am able to clear up misconceptions about the community and act as a stronger ally for it; namely, I have been asked to do panels at conventions and elaborate on my experiences.
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Naia Okami

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