( Alley Cat )
( Representation of Self (Or Not) )
I took a somewhat broader and more extensive approach for the "representation of Self" prompt option (I think this is the first time I actually got a writing finished the month it's a chosen prompt). As usual I'll also be putting this essay up on my website soon.
When it comes to an image or concept of mine in which to represent myself, or for what I “look like” in my mind’s eye, there is no defining answer to that. Although I’m a visual artist and love to do depictions of various things I imagine or see in my mind, including character concepts, I don’t recall ever ‘seeing’ a clear, or even remotely clear, visual image of myself in my mind. Honestly, how I ‘view’ myself is actually more understanding and “feeling” than it is visualization, though there is some visualization to it. There’s also not one sole way I view myself, it’s a somewhat fluid concept that extends to certain boundaries—within my theriotypes and certain human or humanoid concepts I have of myself, but within those boundaries it’s not a concrete, solid concept. There is some idealism to it, though not much I’ve consciously chosen, and specifics are few.
EDIT: I am finding this really hard to write about, for some reason. I keep writing and erasing paragraphs because nothing sounds right :/
( Plain and simple, crow. )
Hmm... It seemed like a good prompt, but it came out all wrong. Oh well. Maybe I'll try to come back later and edit it so it at least makes a little sense.
As always, we remind our members that these are but suggestions to stir the blood of the mind. We encourage our members to write about whatever topics they are passionate about (assuming that they remain within the community's guidelines, of course... *wink*).
(As a side note, I've attempted to edit the descriptions of the topics to be more inclusive in language of newer members from the otherkin community. As I do so, however, it becomes readily apparent that I'm not all that up on the terms/language used by members of that community. If the terms that I have chosen are not appropriate/usual, I do hope that our newer members will forgive me and gently instruct me. Thank you.)
( Detailed Descriptions )
As usual, the goal is to submit something on either subject by the end of March. Poetry, fiction, essays, musings, whatever strikes your spark, so to speak.
Personally, I can't wait to see what everyone has to say on either subject, so let's get out there and write! :D