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This community has migrated to Dreamwidth

Yesterday, I migrated this discussion community from Livejournal ([livejournal.com profile] therithere) to Dreamwidth ([community profile] therithere). I moved all the old posts, comments and all. From this point forward, I'll be posting only to the one on Dreamwidth, not to the one on Livejournal. Hope to see you on Dreamwidth!
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Halfway to the Patreon goal for new Theri There

On the art patronage site, my Patreon, once we reach the next milestone goal of $300/month, I'll start posting new pages of Theri There. Good news: we're about halfway to that goal! We've been making progress toward it, and if you tell your friends and/or chip in, we can make it!

Currently, you can read the archives of Theri There on the comic hosting site, Tapastic. There, you can also read some pages of it translated into Russian and Spanish. Please like and share them on there! (You can also like/reblog them directly on Tumblr.)

As of this week, I'm now in between day jobs, which means 1) I have more time to focus on my art right now... and 2) I don't have a real source of income. Both of these are great reasons to chip in to my Patreon right now. Remember, we're on our way to the next milestone, where I'll post new Theri There comics! Plus, patrons get access to secret content.

By the way, I did post a new page of Theri There this year even though we didn't reach the milestone goal yet. Here it is!
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Theri There is on Tapastic now

Comic, see below for transcription.

I just got started on Tapastic, which is a site that hosts comics. Please subscribe to Theri There on Tapastic, which is free. When 500 people have subscribed to it, I'll do something cool, so please tell your friends, too.

On Tapstic, you can toggle between reading them in English or in Spanish. Thanks to Jamiroth and Golden Spirit of Otherkin Hispano for translating them to Spanish!

Meanwhile, I’ve set a goal on my Patreon that I’ll start making completely new Theri There comics about otherkin when I’m making $300 a month. You can chip in a dollar to help this happen. Please become a patron.

Transcript of the above comic:
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Theri There printed in academic article

A recently published academic article about therianthropes: Venetia Robertson's "The Beast Within: Anthrozoomorphic identity and alternative spirituality in the online therianthropy movement," in Nova Religio. With my permission, the article includes three cartoons from Theri There.
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Theri There в переводе на русский язык

A dragon called Lizzardboy translated a selection of Theri There comics into Russian. You can read the translated comics on the Russian dragon site, Drakony.com. Thanks, Lizzardboy! :)

If somebody translates my comics into another language, please tell me!

[Edit 2013-06-13] Here's a complete Russian translation of the comics.
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Theri There traduzido para o Português

A Brazilian dragon named Yami has started translating Theri There into Portuguese! This is the first translation of the comic into any other language, so I'm really happy to see this. You can read the first comic on Yami's blog on Tumblr.com, Br Kin.
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Exposition

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It takes so many years to get to know one another... everyone keeps so much locked up inside. There are all these things that are so important to us, and yet so vulnerable, and so we are made up of secrets. When meeting one another, we see only a superficial, outward persona. What if we could reveal, in an instant, all that we really are? If that was possible, would anyone be brave enough to do so, or to look when someone did? Could people survive an exposure so deep?

Further reading: an illuminated quotation, Secret Worlds, on xkcd... the Shout It Out Project originated by liliy and perpetuated by hundreds... the artistic anonymous confessions in Post Secret... and the surreal book Finder: Dream Sequence by Carla Speed McNeil. (Please note that each of these links have some contents that are not to be viewed by children, or are not safe for viewing at work.)

[Edit 2017-04-03: Updated link.]
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ClaWrite

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Today's comic is encrypted in ClaWrite, a dragon alphabet invented by Baxil. The dialog is based on a conversation that I had with a classmate, but I'll leave the fun of deciphering it up to you. ;)

Unless if you'd rather just read the translation in the comments below...
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Perils

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Today's comic is based on a sketch and script by Lupa ([livejournal.com profile] lupabitch), a pagan author. I just redrew and lettered it. Thanks, Lupa!

[Edit 2017-04-03: Updated link.]
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Clock radio

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Commentary that should be read after the comic, or else it'll spoil it. )

This past year, I've tended to devote more of my creative energies into making an illustrated journal, full of rants, sketches, meditations, jokes, attempts at sorting out my spirituality, and anything else about my personal life that needs to be drawn out in the form of a cartoon. That comic-journal is completely private, since I've found that if I don't censor myself and don't have to worry about how other people would see it, don't have to worry about something being too scribbly or arguable or personal, I'm getting farther with discovering my writing-voice. It just seems to work better when I can be as brashly honest as I want, as well as combining illustrations and text together instead of having them separate. It's been a marvelous exercise. When I drew this particular entry in it last morning (which was something that actually happened) I decided this one ought to be shared.

How do you feel about some (but not all) episodes of "Theri There" being a cartoon journal of a real therianthrope's life, and other interjections such as an episode with a joke about (say) Arthurian legends, rather than all the episodes having to deal directly with defining therianthropy in general? Must they all be exclusively, completely on-topic (even more so than most discussion forums about therianthropy or draconity tend to be, which tend to wander in any direction that interests the members, to such an extent that alt.fan.dragons said that nothing was off-topic for them at all)? Or can the idea of "on-topic" be broadened to include other topics that I feel are related to it? I was starting to feel like it was too limiting, even though I do have a lot of material for it, I have all these other comic ideas as well. What do you think, should they all be together in "Theri There," or should it stay strict with what's considered on-topic?
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Motivation

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Comic for August 28, 2006!


In the seventh panel, the book cover says "haiku" in tiny possibly-illegible hirigana, and the poem in the air next to it is Basho's famous haiku about the frog jumping into the pond.

[Edit 2017-04-03: Updated link.]