Trans pride foxNooo, Fox, you’re not a failed Evolved Otherkin, I promise! A bunch of this discomfort and body-image distress goes back to one very simple cause. Once you figure it out, and start getting some treatment, things are gonna get better.

…Readers on the original post didn’t speculate much about him, though. Commenters were too busy calculating how Patrick’s transformation sequence probably created the legend of the werespaniel.


Tina: I always knew I was . . . different. Learning about otherkin made it all make sense — why I was more comfortable with animals than with humans, why I felt this connection with foxes . . .

But if someone like Patrick . . . someone who’s reached the next stage of otherkin evolution . . .

if even he can’t find a body that feels right, what hope is there for someone like me?

Patrick: Tina, wait! I don’t know how, but you seem to have gotten the wrong idea!

Patrick (thinking): How do I explain? Is it even my place to explain? There are things my Master doesn’t want me to talk about. But she said to answer their questions. And that was sort of a question. So how do I get them to listen? Maybe if I took an older form. Even Miranda sometimes listened to that form . . .

(FLASH!)