Submit your art, suggested prompts, questions and the like to that thread. Not here. No, stop. Stop asking here. STAHP IT! XP
I realize that there's a wide skill range here at TG. Rest assured - if you purrticipate, we'll do our best to support and encourage, no matter what you're capable of. The intention, as always, is to get people practicing new skills, refining old ones, and generally having a fun time.
Participants will be awarded 10 points per day of contributions, up to a total of 300 points (if you submit at least one thing a day for the entire month of September!).
This year, we've got a few purrojects that are sort of being tied in to Sketchtember, so hopefully it'll be a grrrreat oppurrtunity for some of you to tap into your more imaginative or expressive bits!
It's purrfect timing for us to make a new push on the The Creative Unity Project! Try to draw, paint or otherwise represent your theriotype in a way that can be added to a larger collage, in hopes of making something beautiful that literally shows we're all part of a bigger picture! Check the thread for more details!
With the VA, CO and PNW Howls canceled for this year, several of us are working on a digital Howl! We're picking each others' brains and working to provide an experience that matches the in-person Howls best we can. More details will come later, but @LycanTheory would like for us to come up with some kind of logo for the Howl, so here's a supurr-secret contest thingy.
What better time to work on something like a logo than when we've got Sketchtember starting soon, and we already have a relevant project underway. Talk about getting some bang for your buck!
I think it's critical, with everything that's going on in the world (seriously, 2020 needs to chill!) that we all work together to keep each other grounded, positive, challenged in good ways, seeking self-improvement, and working together toward a better future.
I realize these creativity projects aren't for everyone, but maybe they'll help spark some ideas for you all to try other things with your friends and family, as well!
The only ask I have? If these purrojects excite you, make sure you don't burn yourself out, either! Pace yourself, challenge yourself, and have fun.
It's in these trying times that we have the most opportunity for growth, I think.
At any rate, enjoy! Now, go create!
(Unless it's for Sketchtember. You have to wait until Tuesday for that. No cheating! And... yes, I already broke my own rule with the logo submission ha ha ha!)
I've been chewing on the forum's search functionality.
We're trying out the change, that clicking on the forum logo no longer displays all new posts, rather just the ones related to Therianthropy. The idea is to help promote threads actually on the topic of Therianthropy and not all the various off-topic stuff.
You can still get all today's new posts by clicking on "All Latest Posts". If you're only interested in the introductions, you can click on "Latest Introductions" and it will only search those.
I've also added an improvement which works on modern browsers (Chrome): Once you are viewing search results, you can simply refresh the page (pull down on mobile) and it will repeat the search giving you new results.
This is for everyone sitting around refreshing the forum waiting for new posts. It's not just me is it?
We know everybody's busy with life right now, but we got some things planned that just might get you to come spend some extra time with us.
First I'd like to inform you of @Zefer Nezumi's new podcast: Were are we, published on podbean. The name is naturally one of Zefer's famed puns. The podcast is joined by Therians outside of TG and aims, as the title says, to ask the question: Where the Therian community is and where it is going in the future.
As you know, TG is working with scientists to help push the boundaries of what we currently understand of Therianthropy. Besides the surveys and interviews we have with them (which you can join!), we also encourage debate among our members in our many threads on the subject of Therianthropy.
Because we can, we are also preparing a donation drive, in which we will be donating to organisations working on preventing cruelty to animals. Deciding which organisation will get what amount of funds will be up to you! You'll be directing the funds with the donation tokens available in our points store.
The most active users of the forums get the most points. Every sensible post counts and the really good ones count extra!
Right now we are still collecting suggestions, however when the donation drive starts, me and @LycanTheory will put in a bunch of funds to the budget, which will make it very easy to get items from the points store for a little while. Be sure you have enough points by then!
Also on the horizon is that we will be dropping our ban on the subject of p-shifting. Even though p-shifting debates haven't exactly been useful so far, we have to acknowledge that each of us on the staff have been involved in p-shifting discussions when we were younger. It would be unfair to prevent the younger generation of therians from experiencing this.
Debates will still be monitored to prevent people from getting hurt, but it will no longer be against the rules.
We've been reaching out to other Therian communities and making friends, because we recognise that making the world a better place for Therians is something that we can only do together.
Thank you for staying with us and helping us make Therian Guide a home for all Therians.
Quote:I think a lot of ‘therian accessories’ are teen wolves looking to gain cred.
Quote:Therians wearing things like tails and collars only really became a thing after teen wolves because [of] a subculture which began influencing young therians. Before then it was mostly associated with furries and not as often seen or at least talked about among therians. We do sometimes worry that young therians may feel pressured to wear such things or people may assume that wearing such is a hallmark of being a therian.
Quote:As someone who's owned and worn ‘gear’ since a teenager and who's now a fursuiter, I'd say that gear is definitely part of my therianthropy because it allows me to be perceived visually, by others, in part more akin to how I feel (part human and part animal).
Quote:I believe that gear should absolutely be considered part of therianthropy with the understanding that not all therians feel connected to gear or choose to outwardly express their animality by wearing such. Based on my observations, I think the majority of us do own or wear gear of some sort and do feel it ties in with our therian experience in some way.
Quote:As a therian I am shy and I don't feel comfortable putting myself out there, I have a few subtle things that may distinguish me as a therian to someone who is watching carefully, such as a claw-shaped nail, a necklace or theta-delta insignia on clothing (without text), but nothing as bold and obvious as tails and whatnot. I think because my theriotype is a hunter, I am not comfortable with drawing attention to myself, so I would never wear a tail in public.