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Posted by Szayel on September 13, 2014 at 10:55 PM


As usual, I haven't wrote a new blog entry in forever. I've been going through some tough stuff lately, and when you couple that with AP courses it's hard to take what I want to say and gather the time to put it all into a blog.

But I'm here now, and I'm writing, so let's just jump into it. The first thing I want to address is the whole new controversy on a "shifting age." People have been going around claiming that there is a certain age a person has to be before he/she can handle the "toll" of shifting, and it's got a lot of people worried that they're going to die if they attempt to shift too early.

I would like to say here and now that nobody is going to die from attempting to shift at a young age. I just turned 17, and I've already shifted several times in my life without dying. Does that mean that shifting comes without risks? Of course not. All of my shifts were pretty dangerous and unstable, so in that sense I guess there is the possibility of death. I wouldn't say that shifting too young is going to kill you though; shifting is what weres are meant to do, and the earlier it's started the better. Putting senseless fear into younger weres doesn't help anybody.

The next thing I would like to address is less factual and more courtesy-wise. A lot of people new to the supernatural community tend to ask werewolves or even vampires if we would turn them. While I understand that not being human anymore seems alluring (and let's be honest, it is. There's a reason the superantural is called the supernatural), constantly pestering us with demands to be turned gets annoying. From our perspective, why would we travel across the country to bite some (most likely) underage stranger? If you really want to meet a werewolf or vampire for that kind of purpose, you're going to have to shut off your computer and do some late night treking. I'm not liable for whatever happens, but as a werewolf myself I can gaurantee you that you'll make the most progress finding someone to bite you offline. I'm a creature of the night. And if you're lucky enough-- or unlucky-- maybe we'll cross paths. Stop expecting everything to be laid in your lap via the courtesy of the internet.

The last thing I'm going to mention is actually directed towards weres. It's pretty simple: stop limiting yourselves. Instead of always asking questions, just go out and try to shift more. If something hinders your shifting then just take note of it and experiment. Stop expecting every other werewolf to have answers for something that should already be deeply personal. I see a lot of people trying to push these limitations such as the previously mention "shifting age" and other things such as how big a shifter can get. It's almost pointless. Shifting already defies science, so when it comes to progressing at it, why limit yourself? I think this problem actually stems from werewolf communities. If you have, let's say 50 people who have shifted using only a specific method of shifting and that's all they know, then of course it's going to seem like that's the only sure-fire way to shift.

But think of it this way. Let's say there are a million shifters on the world (bear with me). If only 50 of them shift a certain way, is that really the defining method for shifting? Of course not. It just seems like it because the werewolf community is so.... fragmented. That's why when people ask me things about werewolfism now I kinda hesitate before responding. Granted, certain things about werewolfism are pretty black and white, but like I said there's simply so much that isn't known. Before you sit back and call someone a poser, think about that.

Anyway's, that's it. I hope this helped.

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Reply Arcover
2:58 AM on September 21, 2014 
Lovely post, as always ^-^ As far as a shifting age goes I've come to the conclusion that those who believe in such limitations aren't weres at all. Shifting is about experience (practice) and self-understanding. You don't need age to have those things. That's why we have 16 year old olympic gymnasts that win gold medals. They started training young. Especially since weres are born to shift, if you're born to do it you shouldn't fear it or avoid it.


I think it is human to keep putting limitations on what they can't comprehend. Humans can't believe in things that are bigger than themselves unless they throw in some 'human restrictions' to make it easier to digest. If a person is using the power of their mind to change their shape the only limitation they have is the one they place on themselves. Mature werecreatures would never question that.


Personally, I think the were community is dead. I know I know...I shouldn't say things like that. But there are too few of us, even on the internet. When I think of it, it's been years since I came across someone that had that special spark in them that only a were can have. I've come across so many, and at best a few might be therian, but none are werecreatures no matter how much they claimed to be. I am no longer bound to the online were community. It just isn't there anymore. It has become a gathering place for humans to discuss wereism in their mundane terms with their stunted understanding of how the universe works.

It's freeing actually. Not feeling attached to such a superficial thing as the "online were community" is positively freeing. It's like detaching yourself from a deranged society with putrid air and setting off on your own with fresh air and room to think. So regardless of all of the above (sorry it's so long), I'm happy. And I liked your post Szayel.
Reply Szayel
11:39 AM on September 21, 2014 
Arcover says...
Lovely post, as always ^-^ As far as a shifting age goes I've come to the conclusion that those who believe in such limitations aren't weres at all. Shifting is about experience (practice) and self-understanding. You don't need age to have those things. That's why we have 16 year old olympic gymnasts that win gold medals. They started training young. Especially since weres are born to shift, if you're born to do it you shouldn't fear it or avoid it.


I think it is human to keep putting limitations on what they can't comprehend. Humans can't believe in things that are bigger than themselves unless they throw in some 'human restrictions' to make it easier to digest. If a person is using the power of their mind to change their shape the only limitation they have is the one they place on themselves. Mature werecreatures would never question that.


Personally, I think the were community is dead. I know I know...I shouldn't say things like that. But there are too few of us, even on the internet. When I think of it, it's been years since I came across someone that had that special spark in them that only a were can have. I've come across so many, and at best a few might be therian, but none are werecreatures no matter how much they claimed to be. I am no longer bound to the online were community. It just isn't there anymore. It has become a gathering place for humans to discuss wereism in their mundane terms with their stunted understanding of how the universe works.

It's freeing actually. Not feeling attached to such a superficial thing as the "online were community" is positively freeing. It's like detaching yourself from a deranged society with putrid air and setting off on your own with fresh air and room to think. So regardless of all of the above (sorry it's so long), I'm happy. And I liked your post Szayel.

Thank you. I feel exactly the same way when it comes to the online were community as well. Sometimes I used to wonder where all the mature weres went, but as I progress myself it's easy to see why they left. Who would want to stay in a community that is 90% toxic? No one. That's why I'm so glad that even if the community sucks, at least I was able to find you, Arcover.
Putting limits on shifting is definitely a human thing, and like you said, there are people who win the Olympic at 16 years old. And unlike the supernatural, those people weren't born with the physical ability to do what they do. So trying to claim that you're going to die if you shift try to shift to early is silly.
Sigh, maybe someday things will change.
Reply Arcover
12:07 PM on September 21, 2014 
Glad I found you too! Out of the hundreds and thousands I've met online claiming to be werewolves I can only say I've met 5 or so people who I genuinely believe in and you are one of them. There are some people who believe they can shapeshift that seem to have potential, but as far as being a werecreature specifically, it's a rare trait that is found in only a handful of people.


It's like there are degrees of "human" and "super-human" that a person can be. Like if you have a spectrum and on one end there are 100% humans and on the other end there are 100% super-humans entities. Most people fall close to the human side of things or at least don't pass the middle/point of no return. Some can slide their position towards the super-human side a bit (and vise versa) but it seems like there isn't much changing a person's natural position in life. We weres are attuned towards the "super-human" side just like normal people are attuned towards the "human" side... Unfortunately for us we're just hopelessly outnumbered.
Reply shadow
1:02 AM on September 29, 2014 
Well stay in there Arcover i`m sure there will be more! On another note this site is really getting inactive, and you Szayel and Arcover and star shouldn`t be the only ones posting blogs....
Reply LycanRage7
11:51 PM on October 11, 2014 
"The last thing I'm going to mention is actually directed towards weres. It's pretty simple: stop limiting yourselves. Instead of always asking questions, just go out and try to shift more. If something hinders hinders your shifting then just take note of it and experiment..." Ah. Now I see what I'm doing wrong. I should stop asking a question and expecting an answer. Like, what is a *insert animal here* without learning from yourself? It's like walking, kinda, or speaking. There is advice, but truly, it's you who actually taught yourself. It's not like a person says "retain your balance and you will walk" and then you'll learn how to walk, but no, it's totally you who taught yourself. Or, an actual were example. Like you said, there's s million shifters on the planet, and 50 of them shift in a certain way; it's not the answer. It's all about you, not others. It's just like when I joined this lovely site, it was up to me. It was my stupidity of Googling some werewolf questions that got me here. Yes, I may need SOME help, but it's all up to me.

I was gonna ask a question, but I just realized what I just typed. lol. Also, I don't want to make assumptions or trying to make you feel bad for me and stuff like that, but I feel like this was directed to me and some other people. Though, I haven't seen anyone type so many questions compared to me.
Reply Star 2.0
4:27 PM on October 12, 2014 
Coming from a human standpoint; the limitation thing is fairly accurate. As a human, I think my nature lies in projections of 'logic' and scientific wonder. It's been a survival mechanism for millennium for humans to think in, what we call, "logic". And while that's all find and dandy for human metaphysical abilities, it's hard for us to think beyond our personal limitations. Truly hard. There are some, like me, who have open minds to broader possibilities that are larger than themselves; but, many many many humans have closed-minds to their OWN metaphysical potential. This makes it especially hard to comprehend the supernatural. What comes from this is FEAR. I'll admit; I deeply fear the supernatural (mostly spirits and demons) and what my own mind cannot explain with logic. It is because I believe that fear is the result of what one doesn't understand that I want to learn more about the supernatural. Humans, like me, cannot help their inner nature: so I'd like to ask this community to understand that it is really really hard for us to comprehend; based on thousands of years developing logic in order to survive.
Reply Okami
8:49 PM on October 24, 2014 
After skimming through most of the post and comments, I can honestly say that I don't even hope to run into any weres or even therians at this point. Especially given the fact that I'm military, I really can't see me ever running into any werewolves within the near future. Not unless its some kind of fated meeting, if you are into that type of thing. And especially online. Any online community is likely to have posers. And, like Szayel said, its likely that any mature weres that are out there have given up hope for our dying race.
Reply Kagia
5:22 AM on October 28, 2014 
As a vampire that has befriended werewolves I can honestly say this depresses me to no end. To think about how lively things had been before though more with questions than anything, but again still lively. The vampire community is definitely flawed. It seems the more Hollywood shoots out their take on what vampires are we get an increase in posers and lunatics. As I sit here now I feel as if there is something breaking off in some way, like the world has lost a big chunk of itself and many are either blinded, arrogant, or ignorant to all that has sat in front of their faces for so long. I am deeply sorry to hear that the were community has continued to lose its spark...I honestly don't know what can be done at this point. :(
Reply Arcover
10:59 AM on November 7, 2014 
It is disheartening Kagia, but I think these things have a way of correcting themselves in the end. I used to get so frustrated with all the liars and fakes that run around the supernatural community. So many people are in denial about their supernatural identity and I never understood why they would put so much energy into being a lie. Now I just chalk that up to being weak minded, like the saying goes "they're only human".

The real supernaturals will get retribution though. Remember that a fake is still a fake. No matter what identity they've made for themselves on the internet they will never be able to shift like real weres can. They will never be real vampires. They will always be a lie, and that's a punishment in itself.
Most of them are just mistaken kids who use the supernatural community as a way to cope with whatever puberty is throwing at them. I've seen so many of them make that final post once they get older and grow out of the "I'm a wolf" phase. They give up and turn away from the supernatural community because they realize they can't afford to spend so much energy being a lie anymore. They have to go to college or get a job or they just want to start their real lives.

So we do get some justice. I used to know so many other kids my age who claimed to be shifters when I was in high school. Now I'm 22 and I don't know any weres my age. All those kids are gone. It just takes time for nature to pick off the ones who are lying, while those of us who aren't lying get stronger and stronger.
Reply Jess
11:30 PM on March 1, 2015 
To be honest, I think I am a "wannabe". Yes, I am ashamed, but I think it's best I stated this before you thought it yourself. I was wondering if you have any tips of coming across a werewolf. I am able to go on a "late night trek", so I just need to know where to go, such as a setting. Also, when am I most likely to find a werewolf? And a question. My friends are interested in this topic also, and claim that you have to be "bitten" to "become a werewolf". Is this true? Thank you. I'm sorry to bother you, and I understand questions like this may annoy you, so I'm sorry about this. I am very curious about this. Thank you once again, and once again, I'm sorry.
Reply Szayel
10:55 AM on March 2, 2015 
Jess says...
To be honest, I think I am a "wannabe". Yes, I am ashamed, but I think it's best I stated this before you thought it yourself. I was wondering if you have any tips of coming across a werewolf. I am able to go on a "late night trek", so I just need to know where to go, such as a setting. Also, when am I most likely to find a werewolf? And a question. My friends are interested in this topic also, and claim that you have to be "bitten" to "become a werewolf". Is this true? Thank you. I'm sorry to bother you, and I understand questions like this may annoy you, so I'm sorry about this. I am very curious about this. Thank you once again, and once again, I'm sorry.

Don't apologize for being curious. I'm a werewolf, but I'm also a person. Those people who flaunt their wereism around like some sort of royalty are shit and should be ignored. I do get annoyed at things, but that's only when people go out of their way to be blatantly disrespectful or just don't read.
I personally believe that being "bitten" can turn someone into a werewolf, but there isn't any solid evidence to back this up. If you're looking for a specific setting where a werewolf might be, then I would say somewhere quiet, peaceful. It doesn't have to be at nighttime either, just as long as the place has a strong connection to nature. When it comes to finding a werewolf it really is all about luck. I've traveled all over the states, and I've only met a few supernaturals, much less werewolves. The point I was trying to make in this blog, however, is that the internet can only help you so much.
Reply Anubis
11:25 PM on May 11, 2015 
It really is a shame that there are so many fakes on the Internet that it is virtually impossible to weed out the genuine weres. It truly is disheartening. I'd like to think that weres aren't a dying breed, but that just seems to be the case.
Reply Lunabelle
1:58 PM on May 31, 2015 
I love the perspective you bring to this world for people like me who have a lot of strange things happen to them with no explanations. Thank you for the oodles of info for my brain..
Reply raven
10:47 PM on January 18, 2016 
Arcover, what you posted about "those who believe in limitations to be humans. Wrong, very wrong. Because you see, actually to all of you, shifting at a young age can be a very dangerous thing; which was well shown in szayel post. They did shift but some dangerous things could have occurred and was on the edge of that to what i just saw. It seems you people are blind to the fact that there actually is an age limit to where you should shift which is between the ages of 17-21. Because at that time of age the body would be more ready and there would be less chance of problems occurring.
Now there is a difference between when someone should shift and when someone is forcibly shifted at a young age, this usually occurs because of trauma or the child matured to quickly in body resulting in an early shift, If someone did shift at an early age there is an 75% chance that factors led up to it or that they decided to tap and meditate into it to early.
So, don't go off telling children that it's ok to do so, because it is not. There are limits for these things for reasons.
i am a shifter myself, and i believe in limitations so please don't be saying nonsense as such, but you see what truly amazed me here is that you all agreed to something that you truly have no idea in and ignored a very important concept..and many of you contradict yourself and ignore life lessons, such as szayel.
Now please dont reply with hate towards what i posted, this was not meant to hurt anyone or show hate. I simply speak of truth and am very honest. I do hope that you take heed to my words.
Good day all, be safe and well :)
Reply Szayel
11:34 PM on January 18, 2016 
To Raven,
Werewolves are made to shift. Regardless of how old we are when we do it, there's always going to be a level of danger for the shifter involved and everything else in the vicinity. We're wild creatures expelling a lot of energy.
The reason why my shifts were so unstable and dangerous was because I shifted out of emotional distress. Age had nothing to do with it. I could shift 10 years from now under the same conditions, and the outcome would still be the same. My whole point was that scaring young werewolves into thinking, "If I shift too young, I'll die," is a dumb rumor that a poser called Sheangel on EP spread. There are plenty of ways to die from a shift. Young age is not one of them.
Reply Emberscarlet
1:00 PM on April 20, 2016 
Arcover says...
Lovely post, as always ^-^ As far as a shifting age goes I've come to the conclusion that those who believe in such limitations aren't weres at all. Shifting is about experience (practice) and self-understanding. You don't need age to have those things. That's why we have 16 year old olympic gymnasts that win gold medals. They started training young. Especially since weres are born to shift, if you're born to do it you shouldn't fear it or avoid it.


I think it is human to keep putting limitations on what they can't comprehend. Humans can't believe in things that are bigger than themselves unless they throw in some 'human restrictions' to make it easier to digest. If a person is using the power of their mind to change their shape the only limitation they have is the one they place on themselves. Mature werecreatures would never question that.


Personally, I think the were community is dead. I know I know...I shouldn't say things like that. But there are too few of us, even on the internet. When I think of it, it's been years since I came across someone that had that special spark in them that only a were can have. I've come across so many, and at best a few might be therian, but none are werecreatures no matter how much they claimed to be. I am no longer bound to the online were community. It just isn't there anymore. It has become a gathering place for humans to discuss wereism in their mundane terms with their stunted understanding of how the universe works.

It's freeing actually. Not feeling attached to such a superficial thing as the "online were community" is positively freeing. It's like detaching yourself from a deranged society with putrid air and setting off on your own with fresh air and room to think. So regardless of all of the above (sorry it's so long), I'm happy. And I liked your post Szayel.


Entirely true good lion. I am was 16 when I shifted for the first time. On EP, wen I told ''real'' werewolves, they scoffed and told me I was the boy who cried wolf. But they were all fakes themselves. Like, someone claims to be the son of a god and a wereolf, called a ''fae'' wolf. People are messing us up.
Reply Emberscarlet
1:02 PM on April 20, 2016 
Anubis says...
It really is a shame that there are so many fakes on the Internet that it is virtually impossible to weed out the genuine weres. It truly is disheartening. I'd like to think that weres aren't a dying breed, but that just seems to be the case.
We're definitely going extinct, sadly.