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Poll: Are you shiftkin?
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Are you Shiftkin?
BRRVV127
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Astray flock
Theriotype: N/A
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Post: #11
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
The correct term for that is Shapeshifter or being a Polymorph!
2018-05-14 8:36
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Ishvala
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The Crazed Witch
Theriotype: Wolf, Succubus, etc.
Therian: Yes
Otherkin: Yes
Gender: Female
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Post: #12
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
At this point, I have no idea. I'll hold off on my vote for now.
2018-05-14 10:04
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Vyt
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Research Dog
Theriotype: Border Collie Dog
Therian: Yes
Otherkin: No
Gender: Fluidflux (ve/vir)
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Post: #13
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
Wouldn't this thread belong in the Polling Area?

The dog trots freely in the street/and sees reality/and the things he sees/are bigger than himself- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
2018-05-14 11:24
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coyote_soul
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Theriotype: CO Coyote / Shapeshifter
Therian: Yes
Otherkin: Yes
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Post: #14
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
Maybe @DustWolf or @LycanTheory can move it to the proper place?

(This post was last modified: 2018-05-15 4:07 by coyote_soul.)
2018-05-15 4:06
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Grizzly
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Bearbutt
Theriotype: Brown Bear,Shapeshifter,Dragon
Therian: Yes
Otherkin: Yes
Gender: Male/ Female
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Post: #15
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
I'm a polymoprh Smile
2018-05-19 7:23
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Taz Mania
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Fly on the wall
Theriotype: Thylacine
Therian: Yes
Otherkin: Yes
Gender: Fluid
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Post: #16
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
I personally prefer the term "polymorph", just as Blu McCaw used above. That's at least what I've always heard what the op is describing being called. I have, however, also heard it called, "shapeshifter". While both terms can be used interchangeably, I would think "polymorph" would be clearer, given that "shapeshifter" could potentially be confused for claims of p-shifting. It's just the way I see the words, of course...

Nevertheless, the op makes good points. I actually had a lot of difficulty finding my theriotype as well, and my difficulty was due to a number of reasons. For one, my theriotype is extinct and lesser-known, and I was a bit afraid of identifying as something extinct. Another reason was community trauma early on. An admin of one site essentially was abusive toward me, and I spiraled into an identity crisis for years after that. I think another thing that doesn't help a lot of therians (that happened to me as well early on) was when people would pretend they knew my theriotype, when in fact, they did not. While I do believe in psychic ability, I've also noticed that a lot of people who are not psychic in the community, claim to be...but only outside of the spotlight, and behind the scenes. I'm not sure if they do this for their own superiority or to manipulate, but it definitely is something that happens.

So another reason behind the difficulty faced by those having trouble pinning down their theritoype could be negative community influence, I suppose.
2018-05-25 2:09
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Mirvolk
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Fly on the wall
Theriotype: Wolf, Raven, Dragon
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Post: #17
RE: Are you Shiftkin?
I believe myself to be wolfkin, but occasionally I shift into a much different creature, which I would call a form of werewolf. Initially I believed this to be a mythical variant of wolf and therefore a new theriotype, but I am investigating further and trying different theories myself. If you have any ideas, feel free to throw them my way. I have tried theories such as "maybe this creature is a halfway point between wolf and human", but that doesn't make any sense at all, as this creature is not humanoid at all and the only more human characteristic it has is slightly more dextrous front legs, more like a cat, which still isn't humanoid at all, and a thin gangly waist.
I don't claim to have any answers, and to be quite frank, I don't neccesarily need to come up with an explanation for everything. I am just me. And me sometimes changes.
(I feel as if I have gone completely off topic here, sorry)

Anyway this is a very interesting theory.
2018-07-18 6:59
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