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Lumi Arctic Fox

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About Lumi Arctic Fox

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Personal Information

  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Preferred Pronouns
    They, Them, Theirs
  • Sexuality
  • Antisexuality
  • Interests
    Dungeons and Dragons, Equine Care, Wildlife Biology, Mathematics, Arts and Crafts
  • Hobbies
    Equine Care and Riding, Crafting, Artwork
  • Favorite Music
    Death Cab for Cutie, Owl City, The Hush Sound
  • Favorite Books & Authors
    Harry Potter, The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Favorite Movies & TV Shows
    The Office, BBC Sherlock, Various Anime
  • Favorite Games & Video Games
    Dungeons and Dragons, Minecaft


  • Kin Name
    Lümi, Naali
  • Aliases
    applelogical, smallshyfox
  • Primary Identity
  • Kintype(s)
    Arctic Fox
  • Time of Awakening
  • Shifting Experience
    Mental Shifting
    Dream Shifting
    Phantom Shifting
    Aura Shifting
    Sensory Shifting
    Cameo Shifting
  • Shifting Triggers
    I experience voluntary shifts.
    I experience emotionally-provoked involuntary shifts.
    I experience unprovoked involuntary shifts.
    I experience involuntary shifts provoked by external stimuli.
  • Vampirism
    Not a vampire
  • Plural System
  • Kintype Description
    Blue phase arctic fox
  • Personal Awakening
    Around the beginning of 2013 I discovered the term "therianthrope" while digging through the furry fandom and learning what a "teen werewolf" was (ugh). I did my best to research as much of it as I could, it sounded incredibly fascinating and seemed to tie right into my spiritual identity (which had just begun to be a prominent part of my life). I was very skeptical at first, and the overload of teen wolves claiming to be therians and the sheer lack of representation of anything other than wolves made it difficult because I've never felt wolf-like or even had much of an intense interest in them. Eventually, however, I experienced my first mental shift during a meditation. I wasn't really aware that it was a mental shift, but suddenly my view had changed and I found myself to be very short and padding through a lightly snowing tundra. The experience was very brief, but I came out of it with the feeling of phantom limbs that didn't leave for several hours (coughcough panic attack inducing coughcough). I continued to have these shifts and started to do research, eventually leading me to the arctic fox, and I knew almost immediately that I had found a theriotype. Over time as I started to learn how exactly therianthropy worked for me, I found that my shifts were very consistent and frequent, but at a low level, which led me to identify as a vacillant therian (the definition fits a bit better than suntherian). About a year later I discovered the concept of other-heartedness and right away knew that I was horse-hearted, and was happy to have found a term to accurately describe how I feel about horses.
  • Personal Otherkin Experiences
    I initially got much of my information on therianthropy from YouTube and quickly realized that most of it was fluff and cult-y pack promotions. I continued to do research on my own and integrated my therian identity into my spiritual practices by myself. At the end of 2016, I was pushed to make a Tumblr account by a good friend and was absolutely horrified by most of the "kin community". It didn't make sense, it was consumeristic and wishy-washy, and the few people on there who were actual therians and otherkin were either shunned, impossible to separate from the masses of fluff, or exhausted from trying in vain to get their messages heard. I run a blog and make occasional posts about my own experiences and information from sites like this in an attempt to reach out and help others, but the amount of ignorance is almost impossible to cut through. Anyway, I was led to join Kinmunity and have thoroughly enjoyed both the strict filtering-out of trolls and fluff and the openness in general discussion.
  • Religion
  • Personal Spirituality
    Animism, reincarnation, soul transference

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    naali-thearcticfox, smallshyfox, applelogical
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  1. I'm an arctic fox therian, but I'm not a "cutesy vixen".
  2. I have a handsome boxer/weimaraner mix named Oliver! He is about as big as a Great Dane, all black with the exception of some toes and a unicorn-shaped white patch on his chest! I also had a family horse (belonged to my mother originally) named Amber, she was a bay Arab who lived to be 31! While I don't necessarily own him, I'm half-leasing an adorable Arab/Saddlebred cross named Steve at the barn where I ride! He's an amazing horse, and I get to visit him and work with him whenever I'd like! I am not a pack- or herd-oriented person, but being horse-hearted means I like to think I share a connection with the horses I interact with. Like with people, I find I tend to pick a buddy that works well with me and that I trust and feel comfortable with, rather than seek out a group.
  3. I'm also an Arctic Fox therian and I meditate frequently. I don't follow any specific religion, but I think my personal beliefs tend to align the best with animism. For me, therianthropy is a very spiritual experience, and my mediatation is part of what led me to my theriotype in the first place. It's also where I've had visions of my habitat (the open tundras of what I believe to be Scandinavia) and where I have the ability to trigger shifts. But I also use meditation as a way of handling my human life, I have several different techniques for anxiety, depression, disassociation/depersonalization, and just general health of my spirit.
  4. Cinnamon rooibos, earl grey (very picky about quality), Korean green, fruity herbal teas.
  5. Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw Ilvermorny House: Wampus Patronus: Bat
  6. Apples and the snack packs with the crackers and spreadable cheese stuff with the little stick.
  7. I had my "awakening" about 4 years ago. I am a spiritual therian, so much of it happened around the time I was starting to come to terms with my (limited) understanding of the universe and how it appears to me. I love animals, I've been a furry for many years and always preferred playing or dressing as an animal rather than another human (although obviously this isn't a direct indicator of therianthropy). My spiritual research led me to the concepts of things like totem animals and spirit guides and eventually therianthropy. I did some meditation and had some experiences not long after, which gave me the leads I needed to conduct research into different animals that may or may not be a theriotype of mind. Eventually, I found the arctic fox and it clicked almost immediately. The recognition when I look at them and watch their behaviours is unlike anything I feel with any other animal that I know of, and further experience and meditation has confirmed my initial feelings. About two years after my awakening I discovered the term other-hearted and found that it fit the description of my feelings with horses, hence I now identify as horse-hearted.
  8. I am a furry, I have a fruit bat fursona named Fabian and a Dutch Angel Dragon named Charlotte! I have always enjoyed anthropomorphic characters, and I love the artwork and overall fun atmosphere of the fandom! I guess you could say I'm an animal-person in more ways than one!
  9. I have synesthesia, which is disorder that causes the senses to become connected to each other. I have grapheme-colour, sound-colour, musical sounds-spatial coordinates, colour-flavour, and visual-odor. I am South Korean, I was adopted at a young age and haven't had a chance to take a trip back yet, but hopefully I will in the relatively near future. My natural vision is horrible, my right eye is 20/200 and without my glasses I cannot see more than 2 feet from my face with clarity.
  10. "Though she be but little, she is fierce." -William Shakespeare "A fox is a wolf who sends flowers."- Ruth Brown "Don't underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary." -unknown "Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." -Albert Camus
  11. I ADORE tabletop, D&D in particular. I've finally found a solid group of friends through the game, and we have a great time playing and learning together. We recently began Princes of the Apocalypse and the intricacy of all our characters is really an amazing thing to see (especially considering the relative inexperience of our group). I have never been a huge video gamer, so I've found the freedom and creativity and engaging interaction of D&D to be my perfect cup of tea. So far I haven't gotten a chance to play a character like my theriotype (although Wild Shape as a Druid was fun in our last campaign), but I'm sure there will be opportunities once we get to our own homebrew campaign.
  12. So, usually a spirit animal is seen as a separate entity that appears to your in some form (whether through a spiritual experience, dream, omen in the real world, etc.) that is there to give you guidance or provide you with some missing aspect in your life. Their motives aren't always made clear, however, so some can seem to appear for no particular reason. It's not something that belongs to you, it's usually an individual of a species that lends you their assistance in your own life. This is where animal symbolism and such comes into play.
  13. faq

    I will chew on almost anything, and sometimes even just holding things in my mouth is necessary. Gum helps, but my need to chew is almost constant so I wind up biting my clothing, fingers, the inside of my mouth, you name it. I have severe trichotillomania, which is a form of OCD that causes me to compulsively pull out my own hair from just about every place it grows. My feet will thump and shake rapidly a lot, particularly my right one. My leg will be basically vibrating from the force of my foot moving, which can cause the ground or the legs of tables to jiggle too if my foot is close enough. It usually happens unconsciously, moreso when I'm feeling anxious. I have a tendency to overthink, which leads to doubting myself and the people around me, and is the root cause of the existential crises that hit me at 2 am. Overthinking also causes my excessive apologizing and affects my dissassociation/depersonalization disorder.
  14. A recent diagnosis has confirmed that I do in fact have synesthesia.