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About elinox

  • Rank
    Great Wyrm

Personal Information

  • Gender Identity
    Female
  • Gender Expression
  • Sexuality
  • Antisexuality
    No
  • Interests
    reading & writing, wolves, zoology, weaponry, mythology, animism, cryptozoology, autumn, the ocean, Farscape, pirates, Gaelic, Latin, Otherkin, theatre, writing, drawing, Ireland/Scotland...
  • Hobbies
    scuba diving, Ren Faire, hiking, swimming, watching TV, reading...
  • Favorite Music
    classic rock, rockabilly, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, nature sounds
  • Favorite Books & Authors
    The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley; The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher; The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher; anything by Brandon Sanderson
  • Favorite Movies & TV Shows
    Farscape, Doctor Who, Firefly, Frasier, Penny Dreadful, Grimm, Leverage, Being Human, Merlin, Dr. Quinn, Lost Girl, Community,
  • Favorite Games & Video Games
    D&D, Halo, Lazer Tag, Egyptian Rat-Screw
  • Religion
    Eclectic Wiccan
  • Personal Spirituality
    I was raised UCC Protestant but I've come to call myself an eclectic Wiccan that draws from animism, totemism, Druidry and Wicca all mixed together. I don't follow a specific pantheon, but have found that reaching out to individual deities has worked best for me.

Other-than-human Identity

  • I am...
    an otherkin
  • Other names
    Eli, Nox, Noxy, E

Otherkin Identity

  • Kin Name
    elinox
  • Kintype(s)
    Wolf (coastal), Aquatic Fae (mermaid)
  • Kintype(s) Description
    I identify as a hybrid: a cross between a wolf (Canis lupus ligoni) and an aquatic fae/mermaid. I experience phantom limbs and depending on the situation, am more wolf minded or more aquatic minded. I have noticed a pattern of me being more wolfy during the autumn/winter months and more ocean creature during the spring/summer months. I use the term 'hybrid' because I am both at the same time, as strange as that sounds. However, I experience each creature an a unique entity as well. For example, when I'm feeling more in a wolf mindset, a mild mental shift as I call it, the urge to chase prey and the drive to act wolf-like does not have any effect on me being drawn to the sea. The two are distinct, yet both make up my personal identity as a seawolf. If you have specific questions, I am more than happy to try explaining my beliefs more in depth via PM.
  • Time of Awakening
    2001
  • Primary Identity
    Theriomythic
  • Personal Otherkin Experiences
    I came to the larger Otherkin community back in 2008 and still run the forum/website Otherkin Phenomenon today.

Vampire Identity

  • Vampirism
    Not a vampire
  1. Last movie you watched?

    The Wedding Ringer Good ol' buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad: I was surprised at the decent plot and the fact that it wasn't all gross or sex jokes.
  2. Favorite animals

    Wolves Dolphins Orcas Otters Snow Leopards Domestic House Cats
  3. A few suggestions

    As someone who fits the definition of suntherian/vacillant therian, I have to disagree that including it as an option in profiles is a good idea. Most 'kin don't even know what the definition is, let alone the fact that there's two identical terms for it. It's confusing and I don't think we need more of that in our community. If someone wants to list suntherian/vacillant therian, they can do it in their 'kin type description. Or maybe simply include an 'other' option for shifting experiences?
  4. Sea Wolves

    As a seawolf, I appreciate you sharing this article! Here are some other links regarding coastal wolves: 1. Meet the Rare Swimming Wolves That Eat Seafood 2. In Search of the Elusive Sea Wolf Along Canada's Rugged Coast 3. Sea Wolf Photo
  5. What does being kin do for you?

    It helps me better explain and understand myself because of my experiences and it gives me answers as to why I'm 'weird'. As for motivation, being a wolf likely drives me to want to be in nature more. Identifying as 'kin just feels right: it's awareness of why I'm different than those around me and why exactly I'm different. But on the flip side, it would sort of be like saying "how does having blue eyes benefit you?"...it doesn't, it just IS me. I'm 'kin and it just IS me. ;)
  6. What's your spirit animal?

    My main spirit guide/totem is a wolf. I've also had experiences with River Otter, Bottlenose Dolphin, Orca and Red-Tailed Hawk.
  7. Characters Who are Kin

    It's my absolutely favorite book and movie of all time! (First it was a TV miniseries, about 10 hours long, then the book was adapted from the screenplay.)
  8. Characters Who are Kin

    Ah, okay. For me, I always play non-human characters in my RP campaigns. It gives me a chance to act more animal-like in-game that's acceptable to those around me. My favorite characters have been my Shistavanen from Star Wars (basically a werewolf) and my original RP game character, who was a wolf shifter. As far as characters in media being 'kin, the very best example I've ever come across is Wolf from The 10th Kingdom. :D
  9. Do you consider nonhuman animals persons?

    Well said, and I completely agree! I know humans are animals too, so why wouldn't a non-human animal be a person if a human is a person? I consider non-human animals people and an individual non-human animal is a person. I also try to use the correct gender (she/he) when referencing one. Personally, I think it’s rude not to at least make an attempt. I think the reason why many humans don’t consider non-human animals people is because they think humans are superior as a species and thus need to distance themselves from the 'riff raff' beasts. It's a pretty Christian ideal as far as I've seen and it drives me nuts! But the argument against non-human animal personhood is that if a cow is a person, why should we kill it for food? To me, it's not that a cow has to die to feed me but rather a question of how it has to die. If it's fast and as humane as possible, then I see no reason not to enjoy steak. It's when a non-human animal has to suffer to die that I don't agree with. Ultimately though, since humans are in fact animals it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me to call a human a person but a dog is not a person when they have individual personalities, likes, dislikes, etc. too. ‘People’ and ‘person’ are just terms for an individual that thinks and feels and experiences life. So yes, non-human animals are people too!
  10. What is your favorite kind of tea?

    I prefer black tea, but I also like rooibos. Just not green tea, that's gross! And my favorite brands are Adagio Teas (they have fandom-based teas!) for loose leaf and the Republic of Tea's tea pods. Favorite flavors include: Witch's Brew, Frasier Crane, Huff Puff (10th Kingdom!!!) and rooibos caramel all from Adagio.
  11. Where is everyone from?

    I was born and raised outside of Reading. ;)
  12. Characters Who are Kin

    Are you talking about characters we've created that we play in settings like Dungeons and Dragons or World of Warcraft? Or characters we think are 'kin in things like movies or TV or books?
  13. Favorite and none favorit food!

    Favorite: My Grandma's chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, cookies n' cream ice cream, pasta, pizza, soft chocolate chip cookies. Least Favorites: The trifecta from hell for me: broccoli, meatloaf, mayonnaise. I won't go anywhere near those! The smell of cooking broccoli is nauseating to me. I tend to have opinions on most foods, one way or another, but these are foods I absolutely love or hate the most!
  14. Any of you guys have pets?

    I grew up with dogs (large, hunting dogs) so I always thought I'd be a dog person, but now I've got a cat and consider myself to be a cat person too. My kitty will be 14 in August and she's an American short hair tabby, likely with Egyptian Mau heritage, named K.C. She's my furry baby!
  15. Anyone else also a Furry?

    Yes, although I'm not particularly active in the community. I do have a fursona, and it's based on my 'kin type, but that's to better express my 'kin identity through art. I found the furry fandom after I figured out I was 'kin. Although I've always enjoyed anthro art. I even have a partial fursuit: black wolf legs, complete with digitgrade legs, a wolf tail and wolf ears. The only things I don't have are arms, paw-hands and a head. When I wear it, I look sort of like an adlet.
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