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(Reposted from private by request)

Thinking about my humansona.

For those of us who aren't human, I think it's a worthy goal to try to attain or at least approximate the appearance of the human body you'd wear if you were deliberately disguising yourself as a human via, I dunno, shapeshifting or illusion magic or whatever.

At the very least, consider what that would look like for the sake of the mental exercise. Suppose you could choose whatever you wanted so long as it passed for human among humans. What would you pick? Even if you weren't consistent, would there be some qualities you'd tend to go for, or quirks of your appearance you'd regularly apply?

If you have to be physically human, at least be a human on your own terms.

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@aearo I appreciate you making this public. This resonates a lot with me (and some previous posts I've made on here) and making the most of what you've got is a really helpful way to deal with things (be they dysphoria or the likes) :dragnheart:

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@aearo ...y'know, it occurs to me that this is what I was trying to do with transition all along. Like, I'm *not* human, but if I were, say, a World of Darkness werecritter, I'd have a human disguise. What would that look like?

I've actually had the same look for my humansona kinda consistently. When I was 15, it was like, boy Ranma, and never changed that much except I gave up the rat-tail hair and the martial arts. Generic sorta small dude, short scruffy black hair, clean shaven, lil bit punk. I kinda grew out of the alt look as I got older and lazier, but I still own a ripped as hell shirt that says "catboys for communism", and some of my headmates are 100% punk, so there's that.

My big gripe is black hair looks terrible with my blond-ass features. Maybe I should try for California skater dude?

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@aearo I also Greatly Enjoy subtle costume bits in the vein of "oops my disguise slipped", e.g. fangs, weird contacts etc.

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@monsterblue

I've been wanting to get some weird contacts! What I really want are the all-black scleral ones, though, and I gather those are uncomfortable and unhealthy to leave in for very long.

I've already got me some fangs. *fangy grin* I haven't worn them in a work meeting... yet.

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@aearo yesyesyes!! the sclera ones

i'd like all white/pearlescent to match what i see my eyes as, but black is also v good and i have considered it before

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@monsterblue

And I'd like all black to match what I see my eyes as. :dragn_owo: Or at least the nictitating membranes that cover them.

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@aearo nictating membranes are the best. why dont we have them. I've read that humans are sometimes still born with the muscles that control where they used to be aaa

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@aearo and I do have fangs! :dragn_owo: Got some from an Actual Vampire forever ago, to fit my British snaggleteeth :cobaltmlem:

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@monsterblue

I got mine from Kaos Kustom Fangs about a year ago, as recommended to me via Othercon.

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@aearo heckin nice!! that might even be the same person, the name is familiar hhh

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@monsterblue

One thing I've been considering is if there's a way to do ear piercings to mimic earfins. Like with multiple bars in a fan.
I'm not sure it's feasible, though. I don't think there's enough room to anchor them.

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@aearo I've actually inquired about making earfins out of my earlobes (using stretching methods, perhaps), but nobody thought it feasible. Perhaps I should try again...

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@aearo @monsterblue kreggan.feathers.net/eyes.jpg .. might have already done this. :>

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