I'm planning to make a multi-article update to the Project Shift site hopefully sometime in the next few weeks. Considering I haven't posted any further updates here in awhile, I'm copying and pasting an "articles sought" list that I have posted over on Werelist. As also, current articles/essays I have planned right now for the update are a writing by Lenowill on "Levels of Integration", one by Spectre called "Lost in Translation: Getting Over Terminology", and one or two essays by me pertaining to therianthropy terminology.
I'm also wondering if anyone else has more suggestions for article topics or links (general site/forum links for the Links section or specific essays/writings to be linked to in the "Further Reading" parts of each section)?
"Project Shift and its development are only made possible by the help, effort, and contributions of people past or presently associated in some way with the therian or otherkin communities, and in order to add more information to the site we need people to write articles/essays and suggest new topics, links, or other material to be added to it."
Materials and writings currently still sought for the PS site:
~other, various explanations for the possible cause(s) and origins of therianthropy
~introduction to the online therianthropy community: things new people to the therian community should be aware of, advice regarding interaction and reading in it, and other related material (should be written in a fairly neutral, non-ranting, non-bashing manner)
~more questions to be answered in the Question & Answer article (suggestions can be about rather commonly asked questions or common topics or misconceptions that come up on boards/sites about therianthropy)
~information on animal polyshifters and/or polymorphs, and/or animal empathy shifts
~therianthropy in relation and contrast to daemonism
~introspection and soul-searching to figure out one’s theriotype(s): different methods and advice (we currently have Akhila’s “Soulsearching and Keep Walking” essay linked, but we’d like to also have an article on this subject documented on the Project Shift site, and something more succinct yet still helpful and informative)
~telling others about one’s therianthropy: advice, words of caution, and so forth
~information and advice on Howls—including things to be cautious about, suggestions in arranging a howl, basic information on them, etc.
~and other subjects and ideas (feel free to suggest things; we want to know what other types of information about therianthropy that members in the community are looking for in articles)
Additional things that I may work on writing gradually, or that I’ve already written and will be posted to Project Shift sometime:
--analyzing the use of shifting terminology (finished)
--analysis of ‘types of therianthropy’ terms (finished)
--therianthropy compared to personal animal symbolism
--therianthropy compared to totemism (hopefully a relatively succinct essay)
--possibly an article that lists and maybe briefly describes a wide variety of possible factors contributing to the prevalence of wolf therians in the therian community and certain other prominent (in numbers) theriotypes
I would really like to see these topics be documented as articles on Project Shift, and all of them listed above the ones I said I have worked on or intend to do myself, are ones that I feel I am not a good person to write about those particular subjects (plus I'd also rather have most of the articles written by more than me). Some people may possibly be hesitant to either suggest things to improve or add to the site or to write/submit an article, and though we don't make guarantees that every article submitted will be posted on the PS site, there's a good chance that any submissions on specific topics not covered (especially ones we are seeking) will likely be posted on the site. So I hope that some people aren't being deterred away from participating and submitting material because of maybe feeling like their writing won't be good enough.
I look forward to and continue to appreciate more submissions, suggestions, and participation made in helping further build and improve Project Shift.
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