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About Opossumblossum

  • Rank
    Great Wyrm

Personal Information

  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
    Femininity (moderate)
  • Preferred Pronouns
    They or wildcard
  • Sexuality
  • Antisexuality
  • 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
  • Other names
    Ell Palescale, Vardun, Ellie, opossumblossum, zatasha

Otherkin Identity

  • Kin Name
  • 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
  • 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

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
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Dream Shifting
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Phantom Shifting
    external stimuli-provoked
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Aura Shifting
    unprovoked involuntary
  • Sensory Shifting
    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
  • 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
  • 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

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    @Grey Oooh are you posting your inktober drawings anywhere? 3 wins today: Drove safely Ate breakfast Actually did what I said I was going to do :P
  2. anxiety

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  3. Words that are stuck in your head

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  4. The Sword

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  5. Autumn Encroaches

    This is the first year I've ever really felt what the drawing down is like. Earlier this year, I finally dedicated myself to slipping off the veils that kept me safely clothed against the progression of time and season. Since The Big Bad Thing, I have been afraid of dwindling, of lessening, and of quieting. The quieter it is, the more I can hear where I had to staple myself back together, and the louder the march of impermanence rings. Without the sheer silk in rainbow colors over my eyes, I feel the leaves falling like my own skin cells and vis a vis. The gold in my hair is mirrored in that of the stressed sycamore, and will drift away to rot in its own time. As the days draw shorter and the night falls cool and wet, my mind's eye doodles out the shifting of the earth about the sun. The mist calls me home into slumber, into winter squash casseroles and orders for garlic to plant. Although a lot of it used to seem strange to me, I am seeing more and more of the Wiccan Wheel of the Year and their mythos raise its head in my life. I never thought I'd see it so clearly presenting in my own mythos--The burning maiden rests as the mother and the moon plant the seeds for spring. I am endeavoring to plant meaningful seeds, and to soothe my restlessness and feelings of lack-of-something-to-do. Not every day can be vigorous and illuminated... some must be quiet, somber, restful.
  6. On the right track, but I was on the wrong train

    There you are! Freedom! See examples, act on them, and keep what works. I also see metaphor for living a human life, when it comes to forced transformation for labor purposes. How many ways have you made yourself small, quiet, or different in order to be of use to others, or of use to some greater idea of "how you should be?"
  7. Dream Diary Roundup for September 2017

    I've been having extremely vivid dreams on a regular basis. Some nightmares, some benign, and some that followed me throughout the day. I had a dream about enjoying my locale and exploration even while enduring great and surreal suffering. I also had a dream that aliens stole my mom, and in the process of trying to rescue her, we all became different people. I've taken to writing them down, and have noticed themes of transformation and endurance. This ties into my recent tarot readings as to my current path. In the dreams, I am usually the decider of fate--what I do or do not do changes the outcome of the dream. In many of them, I am featured as deciding to do something or change something simple for fun, whereas in the real world I have the bad habit of not moving until pushed. Perhaps this is another message--to go forth and grow in skill simply for the sake of doing so, and being okay with the results regardless of what they are. GF is also less and less a force in my dreams, perhaps signifying that I am individuating and finding my own personal power without need for a protector.
  8. New Album Complete!

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  9. Recommended reading?

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  10. Hi!

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  12. I identify as bread

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  13. Oh Great Horned God of ages past

    All of spirituality is a matter of idea synthesis--to take what is external and find what rings the same internally. I find that a lot of people get wrapped up in what that looks like, in a social sense, which is why correspondence tables in common use have gotten so convoluted and full of... well... everything! It's better to just forget that part and get right to the meat of it, the only meat you can see for yourself and examine yourself. I'm glad I could help, and hope that the time you take for yourself and for Pan will be fruitful and invigorating
  14. Daily Thought

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  15. Follow your nose!

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