About the Author

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 Folcinteric Nonhumanity

A short introduction to folcintera and folcinteric nonhumanity.

Alterhumanity & Nonhumanity After Birth

A chronological list of resources from 1998-2021 exploring the idea of therianthropy, otherkinity, and other forms of non-humanity developing after birth.

Animals Aren’t Children nor Automatons

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.

Christianity & Therianthropy: A Hypothetical Theological Perspective

Page's explorative piece on a subject of therianthropy and its theoretical theological justifications and intersections with Christianity. 

Digital Bloodsports and Inked Paws 

What Page loves and appreciates about the alterhuman communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.

Digitalized Natural Selection

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.

Dysphoria; A Personal Transgender, Otherkin Perspective

Page's perspective on the intersections of gender dysphoria and species dysphoria.

Growing Whiskers & Tattooing Skin

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.

(I Always Kill) The Things I Love

How Page navigates his relationship with food and ethics as a canine psychopomp. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

I’m Commander Shepard and This Is My Complex Relationship With (Alter)Humanity and the Fictionkin Community

Page talks about his complex relationship with fictionkin and fictionkinity in connection to being Commander Shepard. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.

Legalize Awoo

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.

Looking into Burn Out

Page and Dash discuss burn out in older alterhumans, especially those in therian, otherkin, and fictionkin communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

On Surveys

Why Page wants to see more surveys created by alterhumans, for alterhumans. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

On the Dearth of Otherkin Writings

Page's thoughts on the seeming dearth of otherkin essays, artictles, and other forms of writing.

Onto Greener Forests

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 Ugly Instincts 

On how alterhuman spaces treat ugly instincts and why they treat them so poorly. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

Our Experiences with Dating, Demisexuality, and Alterhumanity

How the Sol System's nonhumanity and plurality intersects with their sexuality, polyamory,  and dating preferences.

Our Thoughts and Experiences with Cameo Shifts & Fictionflickers

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.

Peddling the Veil Between Worlds

A look into common proselytizing and invasive spiritual narratives in the otherkin, fictionkin, and therian communities. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

Prey Drive & Video Games

How Page uses particular video games to manage their prey drive. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021, unedited since then.

The 2021 Nonhumanity & Body Modification/Decoration Survey Results Breakdown

An in-depth breakdown of the results of the 2021 Nonhumanity & Body Modification/Decoration Survey.

The “Yes-No” Dhole Theriotype

Page's relation and connection to red-furred wild canines, most notably the dhole.

The Encroaching Anjanath

Page writes about his experience with an Anjanath fictionflicker.

The Problem with Pendulums

Page gives a critical look at and critique of "kinfirmation" pendulum blogs on social media websites. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.

To Pokémon, or Pokémon’t

Page's Pokemon-related experiences and his thoughts on some of the difficulties tied to have a fiction-related nonhuman identity. 

A Nonhuman Guide to the Holidays: Thanksgiving

A guide to Thanksgiving etiquette for nonhumans, by Page. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.

Alterhuman Horoscopes

A light-hearted fiction list of 13 horoscopes for alterhumans by Page. Written for NaNoWriMo 2021.

Are ‘Lazy’ Millennials Killing The Guardian Angel Industry?

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.

Barnes & Nobles Employees Caught Accepting Blood Pacts From Students As Payment For Textbooks

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.

“Please Don’t Feed The Students,” Says Some College Faculty In Official Email

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.

What Waits for You in The Dark?

“Appalachia” short story request from Anonymous on Tumblr. From the Gothic American Ask Meme.