sonne_windsoul: (therianthropy cat)
This is a current project in the early stages of development that will hopefully end up with a separate site over on Sonverrid.org (same domain as my therianthropy site, The Sanctuary). For now, I want to use a journal community to aid in organizing ideas and possible essays/articles for the future site and allow a place for promotion of the project in order to better receive submissions to be added to the site.

In essence, the intent of Radiant Obscurities is to gather a variety of writings from therians and non-therian otherkin that focus on aspects of "being animal" (whether the animal is extant, extinct, Earth-based, otherworldly, fictional, etc.) but are of animal/animal-like or creature types that are relatively uncommon in the therianthropy and otherkin communities. It's easier to state what creature types won't (at least likely at this time) be included on the site: canines, felines, and avians are the main ones due to the commonality of canine and feline theriotypes, and avians due to the existence of the wonderful "Birds of a Feather" site that hosts writings about bird and feather-winged therians and 'kin (I thus encourage avian writings to be submitted there instead). Dragon'kin are rather common, however, dragon is such a huge umbrella term, I am apt to potentially include some kinds of "dragon'kin" writing on Radiant Obscurities (RO), more particularly if they are kinds of dragons or dragon-like creatures that are generally uncommon or rare amongst the otherkin and therian communities (aquatic dragons are one example I can think of right now).

Kinds of writing accepted can be essays, articles, poetry or poetic-prose, and likely some short stories or fictional writing may end up on there if they fit the desired subject matter for the project.

It can be rather difficult to find writings by uncommon therio-/'kintypes, with many of them being scattered widely (and thus not a more convenient way of browsing them by relative creature-type categories, especially in a singular site), and some people only make one or two writings about their uncommon 'type(s) and may only end up posting them on a forum, journal, or other personal blog.  I would like to help people be able to find writings more easily about 'kintypes like: aquatics, invertebrates, ungulates, non-feline/non-canine Carnivorans, bats, rodents, reptiles and amphibians, 'uncommon' mythical, fictional, and otherworldy/other-realm animal-like creatures.  My aim is for this to be an interesting, helpful, and valuable resource in the otherkin and therianthropy communities for any and all who are curious to read "being animal" writings from [insert uncommon 'types], and to hopefully help those of certain therio-/'kintype categories to better find writings on creatures similar to or the same as their kind.

Date: Tue, Oct. 2nd, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elinox
elinox: (Fins)
Glad to see this up and running!

After Birds of a Feather went live, I started compiling stuff for an aquatic 'kin website based on their layout. I can email it to you if you like Sonne?

Date: Wed, Oct. 3rd, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elinox
elinox: (Daughter of the Sea © bases_by_maggie)
Email sent. ;)

Date: Mon, Oct. 15th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] feralkiss
feralkiss: Clouded leopard walking up to the viewer, intense look and tongue licking its lips. (fountain)
If this ever goes live please credit the original layout ^^ I put a lot of work into this site.

Date: Mon, Oct. 15th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elinox
elinox: (Ink and Paper by akatari)
Of course! I wouldn't dream of not giving proper credit! ;)

Date: Mon, Oct. 15th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] feralkiss
feralkiss: Clouded leopard walking up to the viewer, intense look and tongue licking its lips. (fountain)
Yay! I myself based the layout off another one credited at the bottom of the site. I used different colour scheme, typos and modified the layout quite a bit. I thought I'd let you know that you can find a similar typography to what I used for the bird images, but all aquatic-themed, if you need! I'll send you a PM with the link so you can check 'em out.

Date: Mon, Oct. 15th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elinox
elinox: (Daughter of the Sea © bases_by_maggie)
That would be awesome, thanks! And I'll make sure Sonne's got it for when zi implements the layout and html stuff.

Date: Tue, Oct. 2nd, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] houseofchimeras
houseofchimeras: (Mist Weaver - White Puma)
Very exciting! I hope some of our essays might be of interest to this project. Plus I look forward to maybe seeing other essays that get complied.

- Mist Weaver

Date: Wed, Oct. 3rd, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] elinox
elinox: (Ink and Paper by akatari)
That would be cool, thanks.

Date: Wed, Oct. 3rd, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] houseofchimeras
houseofchimeras: (Mist Weaver - White Puma)
Sounds cool.

- Mist Weaver

Date: Fri, Oct. 5th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] citrakayah
citrakayah: (Default)
I know my essays won't be of interest, but I'd be glad to help in any way I can.

If there were stories and such, would they have to be by therians with uncommon theriotypes, or would they just have to feature therians with uncommon theriotypes?

Date: Tue, Oct. 9th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] gryphesgallia
gryphesgallia: (Default)
Dromaeosaur theriotype here, happy to contribute to this. What a neat idea. :)

Date: Wed, Oct. 10th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] gryphesgallia
gryphesgallia: (Default)
I suppose it would depend on the type of essay or story being submitted. I'll see what I can write. Also, good to meet you! Don't know any other theropods (or haven't talked to any in years and years).

Date: Mon, Oct. 15th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] feralkiss
feralkiss: Clouded leopard walking up to the viewer, intense look and tongue licking its lips. (fountain)
Aah yes, you could definitively submit your writing/story to both sites. Birdlike dinausors/feathered theropods are totally legitimate on Birds of a Feather, which is supposed to reach out to the whole avian spectrum (including mythic otherkin) and not just extant birds as we know them today.

Date: Wed, Oct. 10th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] epsilon_pegasi
epsilon_pegasi: (giraffe: portrait)
Giraffe says hello.

Are there going to be exceptions for obscure species of canine and feline? If an Andean mountain cat shows up, for instance, I would like to hear about them, as they are a bit "shy" around here...

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