A Furry Experience

Norbert and Loki Dragon portrait 1000hI went to a furry event.  You know those conventions where people put on costumes that look like all kinds of fuzzy creatures.  And since I am a creative person I wanted to see what they did.  And after walking about and seeing displays and activities, I came to the conclusion that wearing the fur costume allowed many of these people to express their deepest wishes to be playful, free, happy, and to simply get away from the stress and restrictions of modern society.  As adults, we are not allowed to play unless it’s with an accepted format such as golf or tennis, and to simply walk up to a bunch of strangers and be carefree and friendly without worrying about race, religion, politics, or financial status is very therapeutic.  It’s also something that very rarely happens in a regular everyday setting.  Human culture has become so very restrictive, and I think Humanity shall have to fight with all their will to remain a creative species.  With the ability to have such quick communications and sharing of information, groups that may wish for a restrictive controlled society will try and destroy this new form of mass communication.  They will work on putting their culture and their ideas on how all should behave and think.  This is my warning to everyone, protect your rights and freedoms.

One of the reasons why I went to the convention was to see for myself what it was like and how these people behaved.  I was told by one friend who was into the furry culture that “dragons are assholes.”  Now being a dragon myself, I was curious as to why dragons were given such an rude label.  I don’t think I am asshole.  So while there we had access to the discussion panels that were being held.  The topic was called something like “Otherkin and Therians”, which was a complete mystery to me, but the description implied that the topic had something to do with people who felt they were indeed not humans but something else.  I thought I could relate to a topic like that and was curious to see what the speaker would say.  I had no idea that people were even discussing such topics enough to be arguing about it.  I had to come to my own conclusions and realizations many years ago without the benefit of finding others with the same inclinations.  And I certainly was not going to opening discuss such ideas with the general public because they would think I was crazy!  It’s bad enough recalling past lives let alone an existence that is non-human.  So I was quite alone with a only a few trusted souls that I could share this knowledge with.  But these people were discussing this openly.

The discussion turned out to be rather interesting and I was impressed with some of the people who shared their thoughts on the topic.  They were quite sincere, well spoken, and did not appear to be intoxicated or insane.  Many of them were young adults who had struggled with their feelings and had difficulties with their families.  It appeared that many had had strict Middle Eastern Religious (namely Christian) upbringing which caused them a great deal of sadness and put them in conflict with their parents.  Many spoke of moving away and rejecting their parent’s cultural and religious beliefs after having been shamed, tormented, and harassed.  It was sad, but I also felt proud that these people had the courage to stand their ground for what they knew was true for themselves and apparently have found a community of like minded as well as opened minded souls.

It was an eye opening experience that allowed me to discover that there are people seriously discussing this and not treating it as a topic for mental health concerns.  And I hope that my occasional thoughts of being a dragon stuck on this planet for a bit longer may give others hope and comfort knowing they are not alone and that the future holds a time when they can return home.  I cannot speak for those of other species such those that associate with canines, felines, bears, birds and so forth, but knowing that one is not alone facing such a realization can be very beneficial to leading a productive existence in their Human form.  My best advice here is find friends that are accepting and like minded, and do your best to be adaptable to the current situation so that you can function alongside your fully Human companions.

– The Dragon Correspondent (c) 2015

Been too long

It’s been too long since I last made a post for this blog.  Life seems to be taking me in so many directions that lead to an unfocused path.  I really long for that focused path that I used to have as a dragon.  Life is more peaceful and creative back home.  Sure, we have occasional arguments about this and that, but never anything that is so intense that it requires a constant high level of stress.  This time in Human development is high stress, and to be quite honest, it does not agree with me.

I keep thinking about the times I used to rest or sleep next to this cool pond.  And a couple of years ago I found a painting online that was very reminiscent of that feeling and setting.  I have no idea who made this wonderful picture, but I do indeed like it very much.  The vision I have in my head is near a large open area next to a shallow river where the water flows peacefully and one can easily see through the water down to the river bed.  There is a huge flat rock surface that is warm and comfortable.  This is nestled within a mature forest where flowers and ferns grow abundant.dragon sleeping 01I will try and post more often and share my memories of a time and place that is very different from Earth.   Until then, rest well knowing that home exists again and will be a place for the future.  🙂

The Dragon Correspondent – © 2014

Uncertain Autumn

It is Autumn now and the leaves are starting to change color and there is a chill in the air that harkens the call of Winter to approach.  I am not sure how I feel about this.  I did not have the opportunity to enjoy the summer sun’s heat next to a lake or stream as I am used to doing.  At least back home I could fly to any location I choose to enjoy regardless of what the season was.  Here, I am somewhat trapped by Human conventions.

The country in which I live in has a strange confused government that claims to be one thing but does the opposite.  The Humans are confused because they want to believe that their government is for them and cares about their well being, but it does not.  This is especially frustrating for me since as the first dragon, I was designed and made to be a leader.  Luckily, my Queen is now home managing things while I finish up here, but I still feel the call of duty as to what I was designed to do, and that is lead, manage, and protect those under my rule.  The Human leaders do not take the same attitude as the dragon or as the Fenram.  The Human leaders often will look at leadership as something to become intoxicated with, an ego trip of glory, fame, power, and wealth.  They do not understand that the sacred duty as leader is to protect, nurture, educate, which is much like the roles that they assign themselves as parents.  They understand the concepts but do not translate them to leadership of a nation or world.

This makes me very sad indeed, and they will not listen to those that are not showering them with wealth or glory.  It is a very curious attitude considering that some Humans have assigned these negative foolish behaviors to us.  They can only see our hordes as something they wish to obtain and assign the same greedy attitude to us since it is what lurks in their own hearts and minds.

We shall see what happens concerning this strange land that I currently live in.

Dragons happily collaborating on projects.

Dragons happily collaborating on projects.

In the meantime I will leave you with a happy image to keep in your hearts while waiting for the safe return of your kindred spirits still left on Earth.

The Dragon Correspondent – © 2013

End of Strange Summer

It seems like I have been here forever.  I know that’s completely inaccurate, but being in a Human body seems to make time tic away at a different rate and this body is so limited.

So many of you are back home now, which makes me very pleased.  This place is getting more insane each day and I am not sure it is safe where I currently reside.  The government has gotten weird.  I am worried that we may be seeing some sort of revolution at some point. I have lived to see those before on this planet and they are pretty ugly.  I don’t relish seeing it again.  It makes it worse since I am in an inappropriate body.  The Humans in this country seem to be blind to the developments that have taken place and do not realize such a dangerous time in which they live.  They prefer to be like sheep and be herded around by sanctimonious sheep dogs who play on their fears and worries.  And it all comes down to money with those types.  They are so greedy.  And the Humans portray us as greedy.  It is a great insult indeed and a reflection upon Humanity’s inability to face the reality of their own behavior.  So they place it on a life form they believe to be an inferior animal that is powerful and evil.  They should look in the mirror a few more times.

But to the point…   I have decided to keep you all appraised of the activities of those of us that are still trapped on this strange messed up little planet.  I will continue to work with “offworlders” such as the Tutulachians about removing our people from this planet.  I need to be able to talk and share with you all to stay sane.  I will write soon again.

The Dragon Correspondent – (c) 2013