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Gryneos last won the day on July 9

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About Gryneos

  • Rank
    Noble Wyrm

Personal Information

  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
    Masculinity (strong)
  • Preferred Pronouns
    he, him, his
  • Sexuality
  • Antisexuality
  • Interests
    Anomalies, spirituality, centaurs, djinn.
  • Hobbies
    Writing, baking, gardening, macrame
  • Favorite Music
    Bill Nelson, Brian Eno, Niyaz, Amethystium, Deuter, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Polkaholix
  • Favorite Books & Authors
    "Journeys Out of Body" by Robert Monroe, A.E. van Vogt, Denise Linn.
  • Favorite Movies & TV Shows
    Forbidden Planet, Fantasia, Young Frankenstein, The Brass Bottle, I Dream of Jeannie, Top Gear.
  • Favorite Games & Video Games
    Mad Daedalus by LittleWing
  • Favorite Sports & Teams
  • Religion
    New Age Spirituality
  • Personal Spirituality
    Basically, cherry-picking what seems right for me at this moment. It therefore evolves over the decades.

Other-than-human Identity

  • Primary Identity

Otherkin Identity

  • Kin Name
  • Kintype(s)
    Centaur, djinn
  • Kintype(s) Description
    Start with a classic Greek centaur, and make adjustments. My head-hair isn't nearly as wavy as a Greek's, yet has some curve to it. It's dark brown, close to black (dark chocolate), and no more than shoulder-length, loose, not tied.

    My upper body is trim, healthy, not necessarily muscular, skin-tone is well-tanned, as if outside most of the time.

    Eye-color I'm not sure, but am thinking green. (I have hazel eyes for this life.)

    The junction feathers gradually, as does my mane partially up my upper back.

    My coat is a type of dun: best color description is that it's a kind of warm-gray metallic-dun, similar to grullo/grulla.

    My mane and tail start out the same as my coat, slowly blending to the same dark chocolate as my head-hair.

    Chocolate-brown socks on all legs, and my hooves are the same dark-chocolate color.

    Body-size/shape is that of a full-size horse, not a pony. The Sorraia pony is the kind of shape, though.

    Upper-wear is simple, such as tunic, button-up shirt, t-shirt, or whatever. No jewelry adornments.
  • Time of Awakening
    around age-49
  • Personal Otherkin Experiences
    It has affected my spirituality, my definitions for "Other Lives" as I now call all lives that include those in the past. Several new-age authors have molded that definition as well, including Mira Kelley and Anita Moorjani. And it has affected my writing, for at least one centaur-character.
  • Personal Awakening
    It was gradual and more of an acceptance of being Otherkin after researching the topic.

Vampire Identity

  • Vampirism
    Not a vampire

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  1. Seduced by his spirit once again

    You're welcome, Gryff :-) I asked my Wiccan friend earlier today, but haven't heard back from her yet. Probably busy at work.
  2. Seduced by his spirit once again

    Here's a site, too, of various Hellenic and Roman religion groups. They are definitely pagans, and I see reference to druids, another group with whom you may want to research. Also, I have asked one Wiccan friend, and will get back to you on anything I learn :)
  3. Spices

    Thanks for that link, @Shezep . It'll help. I might have to print out that diagram and keep it handy for reference when I'm not following a recipe.
  4. Intros and Interests

    I'm glad to see interest in this club, too! While I was learning pastry and baking in some culinary classes I took, the school didn't get enough students sign up for the primary cooking side of their program. Normally, that class would run the cafeteria, but I got roped into it with another classmate who had already taken that course. So, between the two of us and the master chef running the program, we ran a college cafeteria for a semester. Thankfully, I had taken most of my pastry classes by then, and could drop out of the program when I got a job at a Swiss bakery here. I might have remained there, too, if one particular other person hadn't essentially driven me out of it. But that's okay. I still learned enough that I can pass on my knowledge and experience in baking and pastry here, as needed.
  5. Cameras

    Okay :) The link is there when you feel a need to have better optics. That's one of the primary reasons people get bigger cameras (also bigger CCDs, like on medium-format cameras.) The lenses on them are always better than what a phone has, no matter the phone's quality. It has a lot to do with choosing a photographic tool strictly for that, and not to do anything else, as is the case with a phone. If Apple wanted to make a camera, they could, and you can bet it would have bigger lenses. Bigger lenses also mean more light coming through, and that can make a difference in some cases (such as any low-light situation.) Just my advice for when you may want to have something different :)
  6. Cameras

    @BirdMonster I've heard good things about Tamron (and other 'things' from friends who don't like them.) I am curious about what kind of upgrade you are imagining. Do you want to get a different brand, or a better model of Canon? I haven't researched such things in a long time, but there are some good professional review sites out there for us.
  7. My photos ~Kyms

    I like the solarization of the first few, and it's cute the addition of your guys :)
  8. Cameras

    @Kyms Have you ever looked at a mirrorless 'camera' for your phone? It's a rather cool development in the world of photography. Here's a good site that compares the differences between mirrorless cameras and DSLRs: DSLR vs. Mirrorless Cameras: Which Is Better for You?
  9. Gryneos

  10. Bandcamp

    I really don't venture into the rap section. There's so little that I like, that I just don't bother for the most part. If some artist I like has a rap cut once per album, that's fine, and I can easily skip them if I don't care for it. So yeah, I'm picky, too :) I'm not sure, but you might be able to see my collection so long as you're logged in. Here are some of the electronic artists I like if you want to give them a listen now: Binar - Another Day in La-La-Land Banco De Gaia - Ollopa: Apollo Remixed Steve Roach - Traveler Alex Reece - The ElectroFlyz Series Vol.1
  11. The Let it All Out Thread

    Sorry for the mistake. I only knew he was going to Austin next. Take care of yourself. That's a lot of walking! Hydrate with Brawndo :p
  12. The Let it All Out Thread

    You must be in the Austin area, @Kerguelen . I've read that the trump will be heading back to Houston to "try again." He doesn't treat anything like this seriously. I would bet he doesn't even understand the difference between a tropical storm and a hurricane. Most people don't, but the president should. Right now, I'm more concerned about the status of some friend who live in a subdivision near the Barker and Addicks reservoirs. That's also very near the 'beginning' of Buffalo Bayou, but there's a physics action taking place with the water release. That is, water can't drain as fast when you pour more water into its 'container' (the bayous in this case) than it can handle. So, it backs up, and that's starting flood those neighborhoods once more. It's an additional nightmare, and one that will likely last through the rest of the week :(
  13. The Let it All Out Thread

    I am safe and not flooded, but the western side of my neighborhood is. Plus, I am quite done with hearing the rain these last five days! (Yes, I am in Houston.)
  14. Strangers Like Me

    It's good to hear you had fun! Also, I was wondering in that Disney game if there'd be any reference to characters from the older movies (as you say Chernabog was a possibility, if summoned.) I have to admit that, other than Aladdin, I'm just not familiar with most of the Disney movies of the last few decades. The ones from the 1930s to the 1960s are those of my childhood (Fantasia, though, I didn't get to see for the first time until I was an adult.) It would have been interesting to play one of the alligators from Dance of the Hours :-D
  15. Time to detail some of my beliefs, and why Otherkin fits into them neatly. One thing that is common to Otherkin is the concept of reincarnation. What isn't common is the idea of non-linear time when it comes to "past" lives. When one reads some books on various aspects of New Age Spirituality, the idea of simultaneous time crops up. What also comes up in the idea that in the realm of Spirit, time does not exist. Now, I will admit that my tiny human mind cannot truly grasp that concept. Even though I have had experiences that have given me a taste of the afterlife, I still don't have a good idea of what 'life' as a spirit is like when there is no linear time. I can only conceive time then as a spatial construct instead of the linear experience we only have here in physical reality. Existence as a spirit in the next life simply is, and has neither a beginning nor an end. There is no passage of time. That can be difficult to imagine further when one ponders how it can be 'life' in that next existence if one does not experience a passage of time. The mind would stop as would all other energy according to our knowledge of science and math. To the atheist, this is a no-brainer. At the end of life, the mind does indeed simply stop. Comparing the mind to a computer is apt to the atheist definition of life. Once the computer is turned off, and all electricity halted (no internal motherboard batteries, either) then there is nothing left to keep the thoughts/programs running, and so it simply stops. Taking that into the concept of it continuing to work even without electricity and without linear time is rather mind-blowing, whether looking at it as an atheist or a believer. Okay, I'll leave that concept where it is in case anyone wants to expand upon it. That's just part of my overall belief. The rest is that once in the 'afterlife' and accepting of a no-time reality, there then comes the part about all of our lives, past, present/concurrent, and future. Well, in a reality of no-time, none of those terms have any meaning. All lives exist at the same time. All moments occur simultaneously. What makes the life we are experiencing now different is a matter of focus. Our spirit is focused on this life at this moment. It may very well move its focus to another life, as when in this life we explore 'past' or Other Lives (I capitalize those due to looking at them from a no-time perspective.) However, I do not limit my spirit to the idea that it can only focus on one life at a time. It's Spirit, so it's as limitless as everything else associated with Spirit (and I capitalize that word to denote all of the spiritual realm, reality, existence, god, goddess, and whatever else that is not physical reality as defined and known by modern science.) Now then, I figure those who have read this far are balking at my ideas and more than ready to label me "Tumblrkin" "kinny" et cetera. That's fine, but I need to at least point out that I have come to these conclusions after many decades of pondering it all. Yes, I said "decades" because I'm in my 50s and have been reading books of the New Age variety since the mid-1970s. Here is a list of what I have read that have molded my views to what they are now, and why I can easily fit my Otherkin beliefs into them: Books on Astral Projection (also known as "Out of Body Experiences" as first defined by Robert Monroe): "The Projection of the Astral Body" by Sylvan Muldoon & Hereward Carrington (1929) "The Study and Practice of Astral Projection" by Dr. Robert Crookall (1960) "Journeys Out of Body" by Robert Monroe (1971) "Far Journeys" by Robert Monroe (1985) "Ultimate Journey" by Robert Monroe (1994) "Mind Trek" by Joseph McMoneagle (1993) "out of body experiences" by robert peterson (1997) Other books on spirituality of note: "The Art of Dreaming" by Carlos Castaneda (1993) Magazines on spiritual thought: (technically, just one because I found "Gnosis" to be the best of that time-period) Gnosis - Between 1985 and 1999, GNOSIS Magazine was the only widely available, serious journal devoted to Western esoteric and spiritual traditions. Further reading on spiritual thought can be done at both the Internet Archive as well as The Internet Sacred-Texts Archive Recent (or relatively recent) books on other lives and the next life: "Past Lives, Present Miracles" by Denise Linn (1997) "The Convoluted Universe" by Delores Cannon (2001) "Mirrors of Time" Brian L. Weiss, M.D. (2002) "Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives" by Jim Tucker, M.D. (2013) "Beyond Past Lives: What Parallel Realities Can Teach Us About Relationships, Healing, and Transformation" by Mira Kelley (2014) "Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing" by Anita Moorjani (2012) So, there you have it. Ideas and concepts that have long pre-dated not only the existence of Tumblr, but also the Internet as we know it. This is also why I refuse to use the term "multiverse" because it doesn't really have anything to do with Spirit. It's a construct dependent upon scientific thought, mathematics, and hypothesizing. Spirit, on the other hand, is inherently infinite, so anything at all is possible through it. All one needs is belief or faith (or both.) :-) (I'm going to post this to my tumblr page and see what happens) ;-)