Shadow's Den

Contents

  • Contact Information
  • WereCard
  • Character Descriptions

So you'd like to know more, eh?  You've come to the right page.  Here, you can find out how to get in touch with me, as well as peruse my WereCard.  You'll also find descriptions of the characters I play, and a bunch of other stuff you may or may not want to know.​

I'm generally one of those people who's always online, even if only as an away message, and I use almost every IM service ever created:

  • Astra:  SDWolf
  • AIM:  Shadow D Woof
  • ICQ:  20203006
  • Google:  SDWolf.Cell¢gmail,com*
  • Skype:  ShadowDWolf
  • ​Telegram:  @ShadowDWolf

If instant messaging isn't your thing, you can also reach me via the e-mail form on this site, or visit my LiveJournal, Twitter, or FurryNetwork page.  I can also be found in IRC on the Furnet, Anthrochat, and Crossroads networks as Shadow_D_Wolf.

* Note:  To prevent spam, all at-signs have been replaced with ¢ signs, and all dots have been replaced with commas.  You'll need to decode those addresses first, otherwise they won't work.

Ahh, the WereCard.  No were should ever leave home without it.  *Chuckles*  Much of this information can be found elsewhere in the site, so don't be surprised if you feel like you've read this before.  The WereCard just organizes this into a quick, easy to read format.  WereCards seem to have fallen into disuse in recent years, but I still maintain mine because... well, just because.  ;-)

Human Name: Kerry
Were Name: Shadow Darius Wolf, Esq.
Theriotype: Alpine Wolf
Shifting Abilities:
  • Mental
  • Dream
  • Phantom
Date of Birth: June 23rd, 1979
Birthplace Centralia, Washington, USA
Gender: Male
Home Territory: Northern California (San Francisco Bay area)
Dream Territory: A temperate alpine forest of fir and cedar, with a thick carpet of moss on the ground....  I've never really thought about where this place is, though I imagine it's somewhere between the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific ocean (somewhere between southwestern BC and western Oregon).
Physical Description (Human): Five feet, 6 inches tall (1.67m), caucasian, 180 pounds (81.6kg), blonde hair, blue eyes, typically wearing half-rimless glasses, black jeans, a polo shirt, and a windbreaker.
Physical Description (Were): Shadow D. WolfFairly standard-looking, usually non-anthro wolf.  Blue eyes, mottled grey and tan fur, with a ligher, cream-colored underbelly, and black points on the ears and tail tip.  Eight feet (2.44m) long, a third of which is the tail, three feet (0.91m) tall at the shoulder, and the same weight as the human form.
(Art by Namaku)
Human Career: Optician  (like a pharmacist, only working with eyeglasses instead of drugs)
Hobbies and Interests:
  • Wolves
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Computers
  • The Internet
  • Camping
  • Hiking
Favorite Movies:
Favorite Were Movies:
Favorite Art:
Favorite Were Art:
Favorite Quote: "Seize the time....  Live now.  Make now always the most precious time.  Now will never come again."
- From Star Trek: The Next Generation:  "The Inner Light"
Favorite Were Quote/Saying: "MEAT!!"
- From The 10th Kingdom
Personal Quote: "Kinda sad, really....  Humanity's closest genetic relative is a creature known to fling its feces when irritated.  Despite all the advances humanity has made--despite all the progress, technology, and development--humanity still hasn't moved very far beyond that tendency."
- Shadow D. Wolf
Favorite Songs / Musicians:
  • Bond
  • Escala
  • Vanessa-Mae
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Josh Groban (Gods, what a voice)
  • The Cynic Project
  • ATB
  • Beethoven
  • David Benoit
  • Tiesto
  • Jazz, Electronica, Classical...
  • Anything that isn't rap, country, hip-hop, or gospel.  :-P
Favorite Seasons: Spring and Autumn
Favorite Holidays: Thanksgiving and New Year's
Preferred Prey: I'm a wolf; I'll eat almost anything.
Hunting Tips: Don't befriend anything you might want to eat later.  That really makes things awkward later on.  ;-)
Preferred Method of Attack: Stealth, team effort.  Those who hunt solo are merely chasing their tails.
Favorite non-Were Mythological Beast: Dragons, most definitely.
Feelings Toward Vampires: Eh, neutral, though they do creep me out a bit.  I prefer to keep my distance.
Feelings Toward "Normal" Humans: Eh, normal is boring.  I do find their lack of empathy troubling, though.
Feelings Toward Furries: This is a tough one.  I'm tempted to lump them in with "normal" humans, but I think just about anyone would agree that furries are hardly normal.  Over the years, I've come to know some furries that are quite awesome, and I've met a few who were... well, not-so-awesome.  As a general rule, I try to keep an open mind.
Personal Therianthropy:

The wolf has been a part of me throughout my life, though it took me quite a while to figure that out.  For as long as I can remember, I've felt a certain kinship toward animals—canines, especially—and I always know I was somehow different from those around me.  Then, of course, there were the dreams and the odd little quirks in my behavior, but I'll go into those elsewhere.  The thing is, even when I was a little kid, I knew I was unusual—that I was fundamentally different from the other kids—and deep down, that kinda scared me.  For the longest time, I felt isolated, and I worried that I might be some kind of lunatic (excuse the pun).

Over the years, I tried to make sense of this and gradually pieced together my understanding of my therianthropy.  This started with research into canines in general, since that's where I felt a... connection for lack of a better term (though it's more than a connection), and over time I narrowed it down to wolves.  It wasn't until the fall of 1998 that I discovered the Therianthropy community and learned that I wasn't alone.  Finally having some vocabulary to work with also helped.  ;-)

As with most therians, my wolf is more than just an alter ego; it's an integral part of who and what I am.  I'm still exploring the interplay between my lupine and human aspects, but so far it all seems very dynamic.  Usually, my wolf and human sides are distinct, yet blended just enough to make it difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins.  Occasionally, they're like two separate entities, and occasionally the two are completely melded together.  Just to keep things interesting, there's also some variation as to which aspect is in “control,” as it were.  Usually, my human aspect is in control, though my wolf has a fair amount of influence.  There are some times when it seems that my wolf has decided to curl up in the back of my mind and nap, and occasionally there are times when I let the wolf take control.

Ultimately, I believe that I am spiritually a wolf, living in a human body and processing everything through a human mind.  Though I'm often disappointed by humanity, I'm not a rabid misanthrope and I try to see the good in people, even though there often isn't much to look at.  In general, my thinking is this:  I'm human for now, so I might as well make the most of it and enjoy what I can.

A much more detailed (and autobiographical) version of this will be posted soon.