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Oct. 18th, 2007

Helicoprion!

crumpetsfortea

By way of introduction...

Hello (it's always polite to start with a 'hello'...)

My name is Andrea, but pretty please (with sugar on top), call me Leigh. It's a much better name for me, even though I haven't had the sense to change it legally and probably never will.

I don't like doing introduction posts (I always feel a bit silly, to be frank), but because they're polite ... here we go.

I'm twenty-one, a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I'm studying biology and paleontology. This probably gives me automatic awesome points. My favorite animals are crocodiles. I'm planning on getting a crocodile tattoo in the near future, actually ... just as soon as I save up the money. I really do want to dedicate my career to these animals: to their history, their behavior and biology, and to their protection and preservation. (No, seriously, I love crocodiles...)

I have two basilisk lizards, four snakes, two ferrets and two cats. They keep me sane and (mostly) happy. (Except for the basilisks, who are just jerks.)

To describe my sexuality I'd have to use a lot of ridiculous polysyllabic words whose definition no one agrees on, so I won't limit myself to those. I've dated girls, I've dated guys. I've dated transgendered people, too, and I've fallen in love with someone who was asexual. The people I'm attracted to have nothing in common except for nice smiles and a love of conversation, and I'd rather not split them into categories, or try to categorize myself for loving them. My gender identity is highly fluid. I am biologically female, but my body also naturally produces elevated levels of androgens (so much so that I am completely sterile). Some days I wake up as a girl, some days as a boy, and most days somewhere in between. I'm not uncomfortable with my intersexuality, and it's not something I plan to change.

My current partner is male, geeky and cuter than a button.

My therioside is a weasel of some kind. I've tried to exactly pinpoint it, but doing so is proving well nigh impossible, so I've sort-of given up. If pressed, I would probably choose the least weasel as the closest match, but the short-tailed and long-tailed are also both in the running. Classifying dreams and memories without the help of a mirror is tricky. Honestly, though, I don't care. (Science is a woderful thing, but sometimes, it gets in the way.) I couldn't justfy this to you in an empirical, scientific way. I can't catalogue my dreams, chronicle my meditations and perfectly document my behavior to establish that I am, without a doubt, a therian. But at the same time ... I couldn't prove that I was gay, either. It's enough for me that I know these things and feel them in my bones. It's enough that I wake up with the smell of heather and the kinks of a war dance still holding my spine.

It's nice to meet you.

Oct. 4th, 2007


bayou_melody

An Introduction

Hey there,

First of all I was surprised to find a group like this on LJ. It was a little interesting having it pop-up after a bunch of page hopping.. Anyways, what matters now is that I finally have a place to discuss my gender identity /and/ therianthropy.

My name's Dami (short for Damien of course!). I'm 16, nearly 17, years old. I currently attend college and I hope to major in something that deals with genetics. I love animals (reptiles, especially), writing, video games, history, and studying foreign languages (Japanese is my favorite so far).

I'm biologically female, and spiritually/mentally/really-should-be male. In other words, I call myself a FtM transgender. Did I mention I'm gay? Well, I am, I'm also happily mated to my wonderful hime who happens to be a bio-male who identifies as a hermaphrodite. He's also a therian and kitsune. Crazy world, huh?

About my therianthopy... I believe my therioside to be a fennec fox. Long story short, I spent years coming to this conclusion only to find that it's not even really a conclusion. I simply believe this because of the evidence in my dreams, meditations, and personal experiences. So really I can't prove that I am a therian to you, but I can tell you that I believe myself to be one, and that I wouldn't make such a declaration in haste ((I came into the therian community in 2004, 5 years after I had begun lurking, studying, and self-exploration )). To me saying that I am a therian comes as naturally as saying that I am a man, I just feel it's true to myself and my soul.

Also for a number of years I have been lurking in the Otherkin community hoping to connect with other who experience non-disordered multiplicity. Hmm, but I won't get into that at this time consider this is a therianthropy group.

Other than that... In general I am an introvert. I have immense trouble connecting to people and making friends. I do have a small group of friends, but other than that everyone else in my life is more of a casual acquaintance sort. That's another reason why I came here. I want to get out of my shell and meet more people that I can relate with and enjoy their thoughts.

Oi, I can't believe that this has taken me so long to write. I apologize for any spelling errors, grammar errors, and the shortness of this introduction ((I'm not used to talking about myself with other people, or sharing intimate things)). ^_^;;; The time probably does not help me out either....

But still, it's nice to meet you all. I hope I can contribute something to this group.

Sep. 25th, 2007

lileja

about myself

Greetings!

I'm connected to rabbit, wolf, lynx, deer, mouse, black leopard.. I don't remember whole list :D It is noted somewhere. Personal totems are black leopard and maybe a lynx. Lynx is more than personal totem. It is something i'm going to call "were-". However, i can't say, that i'm werelynx, because of course i'm not.
Earlier, four years ago, i dreamed that i'm leopard(which is reflected in my avatar), but very strange leopard - small,short-tailed and loving mountains.

I have a lot of specific reactions like scritching or rub, but i can't believe that it is unnatural, i mean different for people.

Sometimes, i wrote a rhymes and prose. Some of them I posted to russian poetry server - http://stihi.ru/author.html?alina0584 . Also i have a Ukrainian-themed poetry(yes, because i'm native Ukranian) and English poetry(war-themed lyrics). Nowadays i'm going to learn Spanish(actually learned 540 words) and French. I like to learn something new and interesting. Last summer I'm started to wrote a new novell "Cat, who playing with her tail". It is about a MtF girl, who going to make a sex reassignment surgery to be a happy and married. This novell based on my personal thoughts and events in my own life. And yes, this book about me, because I'm also transgendered girl.
serenity

this_stray_dog

(no subject)

What I really was hoping to discuss here was the prospect of coming out to my parents. As I mentioned, I harbor much trepidation about the prospect. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how I should breech the subject in conversation, and the general attitude in which I should approach my parents.

They've confronted me before, but, previously, I was too afraid to either say the whole truth, or scared enough to outright lie. It it philosophically and morally ingenuous to lie at all, especially to my parents (the latter is probably just hold-overs from older social mores), and I don't want to pretend to be something I'm not. Currently, they think I'm either just afraid of a relationship with a woman, or deluded into thinking that I'm gay. They also think I'm single and avoiding relationships. Either way, it won't come as a complete shock to them if I do come out, I'm just worried what happens when I tell them that I'm seeing someone and have been for about 8 months. I've been reasonably capable of hiding that fact, a fact which I am not proud to have hid.

So, any exhortation, criticism, support, stories of coming out oneself, or anything else to give me a non-violent, intellectual way to approach this subject that will encourage me in this matter, I would greatly, and profoundly, appreciate.

Thank you,

~LDF

Sep. 24th, 2007

serenity

this_stray_dog

Hey, Let's Get Things Rollin'

Hello everybody. You might recognize me from other communities such as Cynanthropy and Therianthropy? No? That's not terribly surprising, so I'll introduce myself here.

My name, for the sake of various and sundry online communication, is Lost Dog Found, but if you met me in real life I don't go by that. I like my human name for most things, but I'm not going to post that here. So: Lost Dog Found.

I'm a searcher, a seeker, a student of life and spirit. I enjoy learning more than anything, and any statements I make are ready and open to conversation, discussion, and elucidation. I don't argue, because I'm not tryng to beat anybody at anything, or "win" conversations. I win if I learned something, and I'd like other people to say that they've learned something, too.

In body, I'm still living with my parents who are conservative Southern Baptists. There are philosophical and moral ideas that they have that I agree with, and there are those with which I disagree, but most poignant for me is the issue of my sexuality. Up until now, I have had very little productive communication with them on that specific topic, but I'm conceptualizing a time when I will soon do so. That scares me, because I don't know what will happen. I have a boyfriend, and he is very supportive of me, thought not a therianthrope himself. Sometimes he gets frustrated with me that I enjoy the outdoors so much, or have so little knowledge retention of mundane things. Sometimes I get frustrated with him because of the reverse. It's a good relationship.

In soul, I have a very deep connection with canines, and those canines always take the shape of german shepherd dogs. I don't know the importance of that. When I was being followed around by a dog spirit (another story) people seemed to view whichever breed of dog with which they most strongly identified. But anyway. I practice Yoga (all of it, not just the physical), and meditate on God and the atman. I believe good knowledge is good no matter the source, including awesome zombie movies. There's more to me, but I've said a mouthful now, and I'd rather hear what someone else has to say than to keep talking about myself.
The Hermetic Dog - Conjuring

primaldog

[MOD] Introductions and such

Feel free to post em! I'll be working on mine in a bit. In the meantime, if anyone has any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to fire away. I'll be posting my introduction, as well as setting up some basic things, like tags for easy archival and reference. I might also post an appropriate userpic for this community assuming I can find a good candidate, or make one (I'm woefully incompetent in the graphics department). In any case, feel free to introduce yourselves in the meantime, and I'll write more later.

~Solo

Sep. 25th, 2007

lileja

hello?

is there anybody out here?