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About Opossumblossum

  • Rank
    Great Wyrm

Personal Information

  • Gender Identity
    Agender
  • Gender Expression
    Femininity (moderate)
  • Preferred Pronouns
    They or wildcard
  • Sexuality
    Asexual
  • Antisexuality
    No
  • Interests
    Witchcraft, magic, biology, horticulture, fashion, aesthetic, psychology, biology
  • Hobbies
    Gaming, reading, writing, traditional art, digital art, crafts, magic
  • Favorite Music
    active child, anilah, purity ring, ronald jenkees
  • Favorite Books & Authors
    Celestine Prophecy, A Path with Heart, Being Peace
  • Favorite Movies & TV Shows
    Steven Universe, Brooklyn 99
  • Favorite Games & Video Games
    Dragon age, elder scrolls, and fallout series, dungeons 2, dungeon defenders
  • Religion
    Eclectic Witch
  • Personal Spirituality
    I have a nondualistic, panentheistic worldview. My daily life is infused with magic and altered states of perception and consciousness. I approach this from both a psychological and spiritual standpoint. I believe in an expansive, infinite multiverse made up of Beyond-Consciousness exploring infinite creative lessons and stories. I also believe that time isn't real, and our biological brains make up time to keep from getting overwhelmed... that being said, my brain isn't exactly the most functional and frequently 'breaks' on several fronts at once.

    I also practice magic in the form of witchcraft, with both folk or 'low' elements, and ceremonial/ritual or 'high' elements. I perceive the world in an animistic way, and see all beings and non beings as entities deserving respect and a kind ear. I meditate daily, read voraciously, practice divination, and save big rituals for bonfire nights.
    The best words for my 'type' of witchcraft are "chaos magic" and "nature/green witch."

Other-than-human Identity

  • I am...
    an otherkin
    a plural system
  • Primary Identity
    Divine
  • Other names
    Ell Palescale, Vardun, Ellie, opossumblossum, zatasha

Otherkin Identity

  • Kin Name
    Ell
  • Kintype(s)
    Divinity, dragon, angel/lion, opossum, naga/python
  • Kintype(s) Description
    Generally divine as a system, and each member has a distinct mythic kintype with a few polymorphic possibilities.
  • Time of Awakening
    2007
  • Personal Otherkin Experiences
    I've very rarely identified with the 'humanity' experience that a lot of people in my region and daily life take for granted and assume is the default.
    My neurodivergence has always colored my experiences, perceptions, memories, relationships, and motivations. I've identified as some kind of alien and/or god since I was six years old. I recognize I have a human body, and my spiritual path treats that as a very good, honorable thing.

    Every so many years, my current personas, system members, and kintypes 'absorb' back into the divine mixture, then reform in new ways to suit my current needs and situation. I find that part uniquely psychological, and possibly informed by trauma responses.
    The rest is very spiritual.
  • Personal Awakening
    I was six. I was an alien princess disguised as a giant wolf furry. I'm not really sure how that arose, but it arose VERY hard and was my truth until I was ten or eleven, when I tried on being an alien princess disguised as a giant vampire with a wolf fursona. Lol.
  • Body Dysphoria
    No

Otherkin Shifting Frequency

  • Mental Shifting
    I experience it nearly every day
  • Dream Shifting
    I experience it some times a week
  • Phantom Shifting
    I experience it nearly every day
  • Aura Shifting
    It's constant
  • Sensory Shifting
    I experience it nearly every day
  • Astral Shifting
    I already experienced it in the past, but I don't nowadays
  • Bi-Location Shifting
    I don't experience it
  • Cameo Shifting
    I experience it few times a year

Otherkin Shifting Duration

  • Mental Shifting
    It lasts for more than some hours
  • Dream Shifting
    It lasts few hours
  • Phantom Shifting
    It lasts some hours
  • Aura Shifting
    It lasts for more than some hours
  • Sensory Shifting
    It lasts some hours
  • Astral Shifting
    I don't experience it
  • Bi-Location Shifting
    I don't experience it
  • Cameo Shifting
    It lasts few hours

Otherkin Shifting Triggers

  • Mental Shifting
    voluntary
    emotionally-provoked
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Dream Shifting
    voluntary
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Phantom Shifting
    voluntary
    emotionally-provoked
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Aura Shifting
    voluntary
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Sensory Shifting
    emotionally-provoked
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Cameo Shifting
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary

Otherkin Shifting Experiences

  • Mental Shifting
    It affects my voluntary responses to stimuli
    It affects my involuntary responses to stimuli
    I make noises that similar to the ones my kintype makes
    I become unable to understand what people say
    It affects how I use my limbs
    It affects my posture
    It affects my dietary preferences
  • Dream Shifting
    I experience this during the night
  • Phantom Shifting
    I experience the sense of light touch in my phantom limbs
    I experience the sense of heavy touch in my phantom limbs
    I experience the sense of heat in my phantom limbs
    I experience the sense of cold in my phantom limbs
    I experience the sense of pain in my phantom limbs
    I experience another sense from my phantom limbs
    I feel I can move my phantom limbs
  • Aura Shifting
    Someone already noticed my aura changing the same way I saw while I was shifted
  • Sensory Shifting
    It affects my sense of taste
    It affects my sense of sight
    It affects my sense of touch
    It affects my sense of smell
    It affects my sense of hearing
  • Sensory Shifting
    I know I'm sensory shifted even while shifted
  • Cameo Shifting
    My cameos are connected to my spirit animal

Plural System Identity

  • System type
    Median
    Multiple
  • My headmates are result of...
    Younger versions of myself in this incarnation
    Result of trauma
    Other (spiritual)
    Other (psychological)
    Other (other)
  • Are members named?
    There's at least one one that isnt named
    There's at least one one that they presented their name
    There's at least one one that it was given them a name
  • Member count
    3
  • About each member
    Ellie is an opossum, usually anthro with feathery wings. She is the primary front and the most extroverted. Awoke sometime early 2016.

    Tharon is an angelic lion. He has two faces and is concerned with justice and protection. Awoke Spring 2017.

    Apathren is a snake, usually the animal but occasionally a naga. She is primarily concerned with observation and thought. Awoke Spring 2017.

    Valpithkauna is a pink young-adult dragon, with crystalline elements. She seems to have a distinct chunk of quartz in her chest region, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, and rhodonite throughout. Occasionally she chooses to display herself as partly or completely biological, but the stones seem to be some kind of inner vulnerability she keeps quiet. She awoke summer of 2017.

    There is a sense of divinity which permeates the system, and may or may not be a latent or 'sleeping' entity. Divine is the longest-term presence in the system, and has been present since childhood.

Vampire Identity

  • Vampirism
    Not a vampire

Contact Information

  • Discord Tag
    opossumblossum#6631

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Equipment

    My kingdom for a food processor... god I want to make cauliflower purée and pesto without all the blender frustration. thank goodness for yard sales!
  2. Recipes

    For baked bacon: lay bacon flat on a rimmed baking sheet. Oven on 400 and bake for 12min. Check and turn each slice, bake anything undercooked an additional 4min. for mini quiches: grab a muffin pan. Lightly spray w veggie oil. Set oven to 350 Fahrenheit. beat six eggs minimum with a bloop of milk or cream, sprinkle of dill , salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, rosemary, sage. Add other spices as desired. Brown any desired meat, sautée onion and garlic, both minced, if desired. Pour in egg and additions to muffin cups, about 3/4 full. bake 10min, turn tray, bake 10min
  3. Intros and Interests

    Hi! I'm really happy to see this group! gf introduced me to healthy food and from scratch cooking when we met two years ago. She is the primary cook and baker, and I like to help with prep, timers, and cleanup! we have a few paler and vegan cookbooks, a family cookbook, and a better homes and gardens cookbook we use fairly regularly. We have also gotten confident enough to just throw some things together by intuition. we mostly do roasted or sautéed veggies, sometimes with rice, as a side to a meat dish, stuffed squash, curry, or veggie casserole .Gf has a mean naan recipe and makes beautiful sweet breads.
  4. Periodic Denial, Jealousy--Both?

    @Silverwing Sometimes the self critic or pressure put on us can cloud what seems 'obvious.' And even then, obvious is totally subjective. I'm glad I could help! I only say self love and self honesty are important because I have lived and suffered greatly without those skills, and have blossomed when working with them. I'm relieved that I didn't come off like it was a platitude! you also don't sound crazy to me when you talk about your machine friends. I am an animist, and personally believe all living beings and nonliving beings are present and aware in their own unique way. And even then, some people think complete 'normies' are crazy for random personal reasons. You can't please everyone and you /shouldn't/ please everyone! At the end of the day, you are the being that must rest with your actions and thoughts. Don't deny yourself your own honest experiences. as a witch, I work with divination through shuffled music playlists. Sometimes the machine parses a message through the order of the songs. From my perspective, that was an attempt to communicate. and don't worry about responses length! Sometimes it takes a book to say what you feel!
  5. Discord channel suggestions

    Music channel and pic channel sound amazing! may I also suggest that a fandom or media channel might be a good idea? It's a favorite on other servers, I've noticed. Games, movies, OCs, fic and art, etc.
  6. Cleasing n' Charging!

    Can't wait to hear about yours, too, @Paniczoure! I don't cleanse on a strict schedule, and I don't cleanse every tool I work with. I especially don't cleanse natural gifts, like nuts, leaves, animal bones, and most stones. I do cleanse crystals after asking them to do work, but only lightly and more as a reset or calming down period than as a total clearing of energy. I also cleanse skulls or very large bones, and bones that aren't completely clean of rot are asked to rest and clear their life energy before joining my home's energy. My primary cleansing agents are smoke, sunlight, creek water, dust, and blowing gently over the object. I'll usually use a combination of sunlight and one other method, depending on the object. It's easier to blow on a feather than wet it, and easier to water a stick or staff than give it a dust bath along the whole length. For places and people, I primarily use herbal smoke. The shower and sunlight are up to them, lol. As for charging, it makes up a primary part of my practice with tools. Once a tool has a 'clear mind' from cleansing or just resting, I charge it with intention in a quick spell or in a larger ritual. The time and effort spent on the charging depend on the purpose and how strong or long-lasting the charge needs to be. I also use sigils as a kind of quick intention setting charge, which is more of a layer on top of the tool itself than a charging of the tool.
  7. I have pretty realistic views on divination responses, and see them more as general themes or guide posts than portents. Portents are portents though, if I have a vivid vision of getting in a car wreck I steer clear of driving for a bit, as an example. there was a time that I refused a portent for self serving reasons. I didn't want to face myself alone, even though logic and divination pointed to needing to break up romantic bonds with current gf for a while. I struggled so hard to keep her mine, and it wasn't meant to be that way. usually only tools wiling to speak offer themselves, but I've definitely been denied the sugar coating I so desired!
  8. Periodic Denial, Jealousy--Both?

    Your identity is valid, even if you have times where you can't validate yourself at all. It makes perfect sense for such an intense grilling at that age to stick with you, and to form patterns in your relations to others (like this forum and seeing others talk so confidently and plainly) and in your self-relations. It's easy to deny yourself Self-Truth if you can't reliably provide Self-Love. I think it's really great and important that you have relationships with other machines, like Andromeda and Copra. Maybe try just looking under Copra's hood and asking about each part. Is Copra aware of them, if/when she can answer? Can she describe each part or what she knows of it? She might not know about each part, like humans don't usually know about each human organ, but it'll be an interesting conversation to describe each part she doesn't know about. Perhaps try some of those circuit kits they market toward kids. At least that way, nobody you rely on on a daily basis will get hurt if you cross some wires or bust the only screw/connector/whatever of a certain kind that they REALLY need. Build simple machines, and talk to them. It's nothing like alien tech, or you, or Copra, or Andromeda, but it's somebody. Believe in your perceptions when they are repeatable, when you are clear and level headed. Take a little grain of salt, but leave the whole shaker inside. You don't need to be such a hard critic of yourself. I am not personally a machine, but there are times I definitely feel... Not from around here, and not LIKE here. Just because you are something wildly different doesn't mean that you can't BE.
  9. My profile keeps changing to say I'm vampire instead of multiple. :P Silly thing

  10. Divination

    Ooo teeth! @Helena Sheibler Where did your teeth come from and what do they like to answer? Like only really serious stuff? i think I mostly picked them up because I DM on the run for 5e dungeons and dragons, so they are ever present and shiny and ~mine~. The dice re mostly for answering fun questions involving which rewards to give myself lol
  11. Maybe, just maybe...

    Maybe offer yourself the chance to study it as a research project: read and see how humans all over the world have experienced religion and spirituality. Kindly notice the most interesting ones. Just because it pleases you to think of it doesn't mean you are unintentionally forcing it to fit or become the truth for you. enjoy! Let us know what you see!
  12. A new Start

    Thoughts, interests, non fiction. I've taken to picking a topic with gf, we both research (she for audio, I for text) then meet in the middle. This round is the library of alexandria. what are your thoughts on ecological stewardship? Does the human species owe the earth? What is the best method for bioremediation, in what contexts, in your opinion? Should humans reduce birth rate, or colonize other celestial bodies? where did your very first experience with meditation arise? What is your dream occupation? theres loads of things to see, to think about, and to share. I'd love to hear your rumination.
  13. Divination

    That's lovely! @BirdMonster my gf got stuck on wunjo for quite a while, do you feel there is any rune that poses a challenge to you, or is trying to spur you to a breakthrough? @Nyht Myst thats really interesting! I'm glad you can hear her messages... though she probably wishes you did without all that effort :P when did you initially become interested in rune casting ?
  14. Divination

    Now that My rushed answer is gone, time for a full one I use a wide variety of methods for divination, including observation of synchronistic events, omens, and other signs. For active divination, I keep tarot and oracle decks, pendulums, runes, shells and bones, and dice. I have plenty of crystals, salt, and bowls for scrying and gazing. more passively, I watch for repeating numbers , especially triples, the color of the sky and clouds, the falling and movement of leaves and branches, the movement and timing of animals, and for entities to "speak" to me. sometimes my computer, or some energy, plays certain songs in certain orders in a random playlist. Sometimes passersby are chit chatting about something strangely relevant to my day. Sometimes a tree calls me to stand beside them or delays me leaving just long enough to keep me from harm. There's this sensation inside my left wrist that I've come to lovingly call the "witch wrist". If I ruminate on two or more options, the wrist will "highlight " ones that are going to be particularly interesting for me to choose or continue thinking about. My tarot decks often give extra detail through the witch wrist. When I actively divine, I begin with describing an idea, question, or situation to the tools. I ask who wants to talk to me about it today. At least two tools answer, and the most enthusiastic is worked with first. I divine all kinds of topics, from a simple daily check in to life decisions to formation of new gnosis and myths. Some of my tools complain that I should work even more! Gazing and decks are my most used and favorite tools. I tend to have a hard time communicating with entity for highest guidance. I worry, often, that my own mind will fuddle the answer. So I totally feel a similar worry, @Shezep also tarot apps are totally valid and wonderful! I switched from android to iPhone and lost my premium moon deck app... curse you apple! @Nyht Myst how did you meet your tunes and case shells? What do they look like? Have you ever asked a question and they wouldn't answer you yet?
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