Page Shepard is a canine psychopomp (amoung other things). He prefers he/they pronouns and the Mx. honorific. Page primarily writes non-fiction, but also enjoys occasionally mixing it up with satire, horror, and experimental fiction pieces. He's a voracious sushi eater and hopes to someday become a tattoo apprentince.
A short introduction to folcintera and folcinteric nonhumanity.
A chronological list of resources from 1998-2021 exploring the idea of therianthropy, otherkinity, and other forms of non-humanity developing after birth.
How Page's nonhumanity both increased his "animal empathy," and forced him to confront realities he'd previously avoided by using empathy towards animals as an excuse for inaction or disengagement. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Page's explorative piece on a subject of therianthropy and its theoretical theological justifications and intersections with Christianity.
What Page loves and appreciates about the alterhuman communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
A brief piece by Page on the roles the Internet, literature (or rather, discourse), and art play in the alterhuman communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Page's perspective on the intersections of gender dysphoria and species dysphoria.
Page writes about the Sol System's collective experience of being extranthropes (nonhuman systemmates) and growing older both physically and nonphysically. Includes thoughts about what it means to be "queer," processes of body reclamation, and misconceptions about adulthood. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
How Page navigates his relationship with food and ethics as a canine psychopomp. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Page talks about his complex relationship with fictionkin and fictionkinity in connection to being Commander Shepard. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
Page writes on the importance of Howls, the decline we've seen in them over the years, and how we can potentially navigate Howls in a pandemic world and revitalize them post-pandemic. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Page and Dash discuss burn out in older alterhumans, especially those in therian, otherkin, and fictionkin communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Why Page wants to see more surveys created by alterhumans, for alterhumans. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
Page's thoughts on the seeming dearth of otherkin essays, artictles, and other forms of writing.
The Sol System's collective farewell to the Therian Amino in light of its guideline changes around who is allowed to use the term “system” and how that affects us as a quoigenic system.
On how alterhuman spaces treat ugly instincts and why they treat them so poorly. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
How the Sol System's nonhumanity and plurality intersects with their sexuality, polyamory, and dating preferences.
Some of the cameo shifts and fictionflickers the Sol System has experienced and their thoughts on these phenomena. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
A look into common proselytizing and invasive spiritual narratives in the otherkin, fictionkin, and therian communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
How Page uses particular video games to manage their prey drive. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.
A short breakdown by Orion Scribner, House of Chimeras, and Page Shepard on how to create, run, understand, and publish a survey and its results.
An in-depth breakdown of the results of the 2021 Nonhumanity & Body Modification/Decoration Survey.
Page's relation and connection to red-furred wild canines, most notably the dhole.
Page writes about his experience with an Anjanath fictionflicker.
Page gives a critical look at and critique of "kinfirmation" pendulum blogs on social media websites. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
Page's Pokemon-related experiences and his thoughts on some of the difficulties tied to have a fiction-related nonhuman identity.
A guide to Thanksgiving etiquette for nonhumans, by Page. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
A light-hearted fiction list of 13 horoscopes for alterhumans by Page. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.
A satirical piece by Page written in the style of The Onion on the ridiculousness of expecting a non-functioning and no longer modern industry/product to succeed in a competitive consumer-based market, and of modern criticisms of millennials which are used to justify such.
A small satirical piece by Page written in the style of The Onion on the prices and culture surrounding textbooks in college. Written for the Don't Feed The Birds zine.
A small satirical piece written in the style of The Onion on the prices of the food meal plans in college. Written for the Don't Feed The Birds zine.
“Appalachia” short story request from Anonymous on Tumblr. From the Gothic American Ask Meme.