sonne_windsoul: (antelope statue)
Finally an update on this project.

I got my domain (Sonverrid.org) fixed up for WordPress and multi-site capabilities via WP, so I've been getting some rough things done on the few WP sites that will be on there, including Radiant Obscurities.  RadObs is still awhile from going live, but progress is being made on the actual site, thankfully.

So here's a list of the menu category links for RadObs, to give you all a better idea of how I plan to have the site laid out and some of the categories I'm seeking for writings, links, etc. (the ">>" denote a subcategory under the particular menu section):

*About >> Authors
*Aquatics [>> no subcats needed at this time]
*Terrestrial >> ~Mammals: --Ungulates –Carnivora –Other Mammals
~Reptiles & Amphibians
~Invertebrates
~Fantastical Otherkin [Animalkin]
 
*Polyshifters & Humanoids [>> no subcats at this time]
*Links & Resources >>  ~Creature Info Resources –Books –Video –Websites
~Otherkin & Therian Links

By the way, "terrestrial" is meant to denote primarily land-based, regardless of whether they are from planet Earth or not.

I'm horribly lacking in writings to put under: invertebrates, polyshifters & humanoids, fantastical 'kin, and of course the remaining 'kintype categories are all in need of more content.  Here's a list of submitted and potential writings I have put together for the site so far, organized by authors instead of the writings themselves (**please check to see if I've mentioned your name and/or 'kintype and if you'd like to contribute any/anymore writings):

**Aquatics:
~Elinox (mermaid/fae; [8 writings])
~Aquasarius (‘sea serpent/dragon’; “Coping with Being Aquatic”, "The Ocean is Home")
~Earth Listener (sea slug & frilled shark; “Phantom Shark on the River”, “Cerata: From the Blue Fleet” [2 more writings])
~Ketrino (hippocampus; [writing titles??] [need to get permission])
~Podsinger (orca; [1 writing])

~[dolphins or cetaceans?]
~[other sharks?]
~[other fish?]
~[other aquatic invertebrates?]
 
**Mammals:
~Pantairin (deer cladotherian; “My Antlers Tell Lies”, "Deer is Not Prey")
~Liesk (marsh deer; “My Antlers are the Biggest Liars I know” [need to get permission])
~Chaos/Sondu (duiker; “The Dao of Duiker”)
~Khamaseen (giraffe; “Skyward & Grounded”)
~Your Deer (horse and deer; “I am Not the Grace of the Doe” and “Writing on Horse”)
~Sonne (horse; "Midnight Sand", "Hooves Beat as Hearts", and "Threshold of Escape")
~Ketrino (bighorn sheep; [writing titles??] [need to get permission])
 
~Aethyriek (bat; [writing titles??])
~BlueSloth (3-toed sloth; “Sloth Shift”)
~Yenot (raccoon; “Shifts for the Shifter Who Doesn’t Shift” [need to get permission])
~Mobius (raccoon; “My Therianthropy, Too" [to be rewritten & retitled])
~Talos (hyena; [writing titles??])

~[rabbits?]
~[mustelids?]
~[other Carnivora?]
~[rodents?]
~[other bats?]
 
**Reptiles/Amphibs:
~Zeno (komodo dragon; “Fire and Ice: Heat, Therianthropy, and being a Komodo”, “The Dragon’s Claw”, “Here be Dragons” [need to verify permission])
~Sonne (erdenvogel/theropod; "On Wings of a Living Past", "Designing a Theriotype")
~Nomad (deinonychus; "On Extinction" and "Deconstructing the Raptor")
~Farsmell (aquatic lizard; [writing titles?])

~[other reptiles?]
~[amphibians?]
~[dinosaurs, pterosaurs, etc. extinct archosaurs?]
 
**Invertebrates:
~[possibly Earth Listener’s nudibranch writings--will also put under Aquatics]
 
**Fantastical Otherkin/Animalkin:
~Spiridon (unicorn; "To Be Unicorn", "What is Being Unicorn")
~Kardegray (bestial 'demon'; "They Call Me Demonic", "A Demonic Animal")
~Cavern-Risen (garou)
~Lunatani (adlet; "Red Hair of the Dog")

~[atypical/uncommon dragons?]
~[gryphons?]
~[other unicorns?]
~[other fantastical/myth/fictional creatures?]
 
**Polyshifters & Humanoids:
~Arawn (polyshifter; [any writings?])
~Seraphyna (polyshifter; [any writings?])
~Loh (polyshifter; [any writings?])
~Sonne [vampire’kin writings]
~Arron?; Isha?; Lestat? [vampire’kin writings, if they have or make any]

~[other animalistic humanoids?]
 
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.

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