These Ancient Eyes: Thoughts On Another Series

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I’m a day late in posting. Bad me.

This is the first week of school, and I have my Statistics class today. Math.. doesn’t like me, and I’m nervous. Everyone says I’m going to do fine – heck, I even say I’m going to do fine – but I’m still freaking out a bit. I admit this.

Anyway, I’ve been contemplating what my next series should be, and I’ve come up with three possibilities. One is a beginner’s guide to therianthropy – this would cover topics like how to tell if you’re a therian, and basics in narrowing down your theriotype to overall species, if not particular subspecies, and a section on how to start searching for that elusive label that the human part of us wants so very badly – the actual “diagnosis” of your subspecies.

The second is a series about working with animals – both living and in spirit form, and how to get in touch with and find out what creatures may be lurking around you – be they totemic spirits with messages, individual creatures who are interested in working with you one way or another, or who have otherwise been attracted by your energy, or simply the presence of more familiar beings – pets – who were not quite ready to leave you.

The third possibility is a more scientific look at animal emotions, and how we as human beings aren’t quite as different as we have liked to think for most of our history. This one would be more in the form of a research paper, but split into several individual topics, each of which would get their own blog. These would be topics such as animals and mourning – do non-humans understand the concept of death?, animals and love – the meaning of unconditional, and animals and hatred – can a pet hold a grudge?, among others.

So, I leave this to my readers. Which series would you be more interested in seeing first? I plan on doing all of them eventually, but I’m at a loss as to which one should come first. Any and all input would be appreciated.