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On some “werewolf” forums or interactive roleplaying sites that don’t have an age check or a reality check, you will find a subtle (or not so subtle) “one-upmanship” game being played. The more therian you are, the more cool points you get. There are some corners of the Internet where it’s cool to brag that you are “more were” because OMG I totally lost control and ate the neighbor’s cat LOLZ. Or that you can’t help yourself from growling and snarling at people and getting into fights because you’re so totally wolflike. I don’t think it’s healthy or functional to glorify foolish or harmful or criminal behavior, or really any kind of out-of-control behavior, and that’s usually what we’re talking about when someone is claiming to be elite or “more were than you”.

Reality check: this is not winning. It’s not being elite, or more therian than thou. It’s failing to cope. Ultimately, it’s going to make you a loser in real life, which is a much more serious outcome than not being top dog alpha werewolf on a roleplaying site. Being more mentally and emotionally affected by the condition of therianthropy is not cool, not functional, and certainly not elite. If you are incapable of exercising basic self-control, that’s a disability and a disadvantage, or it’s an indicator of immaturity. The condition of therianthropy doesn’t have to be dysfunctional or a mental illness, but lack of self-control certainly can be.

Learning to cope with therianthropy in a healthy and positive way and developing mature adult self-control is a lot more worthy of being considered cool and admirable. Just having a more serious case of it isn’t particularly cool, especially if it negatively affects your ability to function in the real world. And ultimately that’s where we all have to live.

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Savage, in “Interview with a therian”

There were definitively some good points in the writing (and some less good ones also) but this is so relevant to the otherkin tags on Tumblr some days.

(Source: liminalbeast)

(Source: skyethelycan)

Tags: wolf

kin-experiences:

49. Panting in public and getting weird looks.
Submitted by Anonymous.

kin-experiences:

49. Panting in public and getting weird looks.

Submitted by Anonymous.

I’m back in Stockholm. This week will be busy, since it’s Pride Week here! The parade is on Saturday, but before that, I will have planty of seminars, debates, parties and events to go to.

scorpiii:

susitar:

canine-alienesque:

scorpiii:

LMFAO OKAY so i seriously need to say the only way i’ll take otherkin seriously if the idea being/have been another species if it’s spiritual/religious. otherwise, just, like, nah.

Well, for most of us, it IS spiritual. Otherwise it’s…

if you have no idea then how the literal fuck do you know or think youre a wolf

Behaviours, instincts, expeirences, feelings. When I close my eyes and think of myself, I think of a wolf. It’s just who I am.
I experience mental shifts, species dysphoria, canine instincts and quirks, even a couple of times I’ve experienced phantom shifts. It feels wrong to have a flat face, to step down on my heels, to have nails instead of claws. When I look at a wolf, I feel like that is how I’m supposed to be.

I don’t know if it’s due to psychology or some supernatural reason. But I don’t see why blaming it on things that aren’t proven to exist (souls, past life memories) would make more sense than to say “I don’t know”. I don’t even know if such a thing as a soul really exists. How then, could I be sure that my identity is due to my soul?

I don’t know exactly why I’m bisexual either. Perhaps I should make up a story about Freya blessing me with my sexual orientation, so that people will take me seriously… -_- Or I’ll just accept myself, without having to invoke religious explanations for everything.

Resert bort en vecka

Resert bort en vecka

Jag åker till Finland idag, till släkten och sommarhuset, och kommer inte kunna uppdatera någon blogg där. Kommer tillbaka till öppningen av Pride House (28/7).

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Leaving for Finland

Going for a vacation to Finland, to visit extended family and stuff. Probably won’t have internet access there.

I’ll be back the same day Stockholm Pride festival starts - 28th of July

bigcatkingdom:

King Cheetah Cubs (by Bradsview)

bigcatkingdom:

King Cheetah Cubs (by Bradsview)

fearlof:

INTJ: major dicks and kinda proud of it. prone to being right. prone to liking trance music way too much. all the ones i’ve ever met have been unexpectedly kinky. so i guess, expectedly.


Yea, I’ll take that.

I was surprised to see how well it described me too. Well, except I don’t listen to trance that much.

(Source: pyonkotchi, via wolf-brat)