Author: Sonne

“Emerging from the Desert” (4/10/2021)

“Emerging from the Desert” (4/10/2021) For about a decade I have chronically struggled with progressively worsening depression.  I was initially diagnosed with depression in fall of 2009 and was put on Zoloft shortly after which allowed me to feel like myself again and function normally, including having a notable bout

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“Where Gender & Animality Meet” (5/29/2018 & 2/3/2021)

“Where Gender & Animality Meet” (5/29/2018 & 2/3/2021) I periodically get times of trying to figure out what to call my gender and how to explain it well.  Of the established terms, demifemale maybe the closest one I’ve found.  Recently I came across the term “xenogender” and noticed it can

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“On Being Monster-Hearted” (5/28/2018)

“On Being Monster-Hearted” (5/28/2018) I haven’t yet used the term “-kith/-hearted” for myself, maybe because I didn’t know what connection of mine was personally fitting of the term/concept.  There are numerous animals which I hold deep, lasting connections with that aren’t theriotypes: crows, antelopes, red canids (dholes, Ethiopian wolves), among

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“Deconstructing the Raptor” by Nomad, written 1/9/2011

“Deconstructing the Raptor” by Nomad, written 1/9/2011 My theriotype is Deinonychus antirrhopus, a brand of raptor dinosaurs. Needless to say, it’s not the most common one amongst therians, so I want to share some thoughts on how it feels in the inside, and try to discover which things are similar

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“On Extinction” by Nomad, written 10/5/2009

“On Extinction” by Nomad, written 10/5/2009 It’s strange how having an extinct theriotype doesn’t seem to have any effect on the experience of my animality. Whenever I think about how I feel during the times I’m in a “raptorish” mood, or during shifts of any kind, it’s always a living

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“Snake Eyes: Living as a Cobra Therian” by SerpentineZebra, written 2/27/2009

“Snake Eyes: Living as a Cobra Therian” by SerpentineZebra, written 2/27/2009 I realize that I am rather lonesome in the therian community, because even though I would say my secondary theriotype is a jaguar – which is not too uncommon – my main one is undoubtedly a cobra of some

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“Sheep’s Quest”, story by Ketrino, written 11/10/2007

“Sheep’s Quest”, story by Ketrino, written 11/10/2007 **Note: As clarification for this writing being here, I chose it not because of its writer or as any relation to her other writings or website. It is here because I like this writing itself, I feel it was done well, and further

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“Wild Dog”, essay by Teja, written 12/10/2007

“Wild Dog”, essay by Teja, written 12/10/2007 There is fascinating research out there that suggests wild canids actually helped to domesticate themselves. The theory, in a simplified form, is thus: fearless wolves drifted toward human settlements, scavenging food scraps and breeding amongst themselves, therefore enhancing those traits. Eventually these semi-tame

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“A Lurking Predator and a Playful Beauty” by Tamuril, written on 10/2/2007

“A Lurking Predator and a Playful Beauty” by Tamuril, written on 10/2/2007 This is incredibly disconcerting. I’m shifted to both animals again. Its very, very strange…horse is playful, goofygiddy, FWOOMenergetic, happy, prancing, headtossing, maneflying, tail flagging, playfully rearbucking, ears pricking, trotting and sniffing, wanting and looking for a playmate, curious and

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