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  • Occupation
    Psychology student
  • Hobbies
    Drawing, Reading, Playing video games
  • Gender Identity
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  • Kin Name
  • Aliases
    Teleute, Ghost, Homura
  • Primary Identity
  • Kintypes
    Dragon, Kitsune, Feline, Bearded vulture, Saker falcon. Succubus deity (Homura), Furusakura no rei/Japanese cherry (Yuyuko), Western vampire (Remilia)
  • Kithtypes
    Common raven, Thylacine
  • Fictotypes
    Akuma Homura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou Project), Remilia Scarlet (Touhou Project), Espeon (Pokémon), Necrozma (Pokémon)
  • *type Description
    Dragon: Female, hybrid between a Welsh ddraig, Japanese tatsu, and Rotuman ko'iro. Appearance similar to that of many East Asian dragons, with large batlike wings as a result of the Western heritage, and more fins down the length of my body. Iridescent green-blue in colour with various yellow markings.

    Kitsune: Female, silver in colour with dark blue/black legs and white toes. Unknown number of tails, around 7-9. Possible red facial markings. White-tipped tails. Eye colour unknown.

    Cat: Domestic black cat with green-yellow eyes; female; long tail

    Felines: Panthera cladotherian; exact subspecies (where applicable) as follows
    American lion
    Eurasian cave lion
    Barbary lion
    African leopard
    Jaguar (melanistic)
    European jaguar
    Siberian tiger
    Longdan tiger
    Snow leopard
    Blythe's panther
    Ancestral tiger

    Bearded vulture: Young female bird, just losing juvenile plumage. Snowy white with solid black markings around the eyes.

    Saker falcon: Similar in appearance to a gyrsaker hybrid. Pale grey-brown and white feathers. Bright yellow cere and legs.
  • Year Awakened
  • Awakening Experience
    I've been experiencing nonhumanity since I was a small child. The earliest instance of realising I wasn't human happened around age 6, although I had been showing instinctual feline reactions earlier than that. In 2011, after bouts of what I realised were species dysphoria, I was so desperate trying to find evidence for the real existence of werewolves that I stumbled across the therian community in my search. I initially thought I was just a jaguar and a kitsune, but after various experiences and years of introspection, I reached the conclusion I have today.
    Years of awakening by 'type:
    Homura: 2014
    Yuyuko: 2017
    Remilia: 2017
    Espeon: 2014
    Necrozma: 2018
    Feline: 2011
    Dragon: 2014
    Kitsune: 2012
    Saker falcon: 2017
    Bearded vulture: 2018
  • Shifting Experiences
    Mental Shifting
    Dream Shifting
    Phantom Shifting
    Astral Shifting
    Sensory Shifting
    Cameo Shifting
  • Shifting Triggers
    I experience voluntary shifts
    I experienced unprovoked involuntary shifts

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  1. I feel like a lot of 'feral children' characters in fiction would probably fall under therian of some sort. Big example I think of here is San from Princess Mononoke, who was raised by wolves and outright states she's a wolf in one scene. A headcanon that was more popular a few years ago back when How To Train Your Dragon 2 first came out was that Hiccup and his mother were dragonkin. I can definitely see that too, plus it was nice seeing otherkin headcanons without the usual vitriol you get with them (the fandom was pretty chill about it). Several characters in Homestuck could also fall under therian or otherkin of some sort, according to my friend (I haven't read it myself). I feel like Tobias from Animorphs would probably also fall under hawk therian of some sort, despite the ability to shapeshift, but it's been a while since I've read the books. A lot of his thought processes reminded me of therian-related stuff though. A book I read as a child called Panther in Argyll also had a lot of animal person themes in it that I consider pretty crucial in my gradual awakening, looking back on it now. It's about two teenagers who discover they have an ability called the animal spirit that lets them take on the shape of animals, both being melanistic leopards. However, it's considered a very alienating but wild thing and there isn't anything supernatural apart from the theme of shapeshifting itself, since both of them are more ruled by their instincts when transformed (eg. Urges to hunt and do other things humans find unsavoury). These parts especially reminded me of my own mental shifts. They also have to learn how to balance their more wild nature and come to terms with living in a human-dominated world, which really spoke to me, even at that young age.