Witchcraft And It’s Connections to Therianthropy (pt 4)

This is now part 4 of my small series of blog posts: Therianthropy. In this post, I am going to be talking about witchcraft. Yes, I know what most of you are probably thinking right now, “what do you mean witchcraft? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.” But witchcraft is a real belief and is practiced by many people all over the planet, including myself.

First off, what is witchcraft? I can guarantee that it isn’t what you are picturing right now. (Most) witches are very nice people with a strong moral compass, not villains or people who deserve to be burned at the stake. Witchcraft is all about discovering yourself and helping you on your spiritual journey, not about ill will. All the stereotypes you’ve seen are complete lies, there is no cauldron or human eyes or wicked smiles.

beyond the stereotypes, witchcraft is about herbs, crystals, astrology (not the type of astrology you are thinking), the elements, and much more. People of any and all beliefs can practice witchcraft, and if you would like to learn more about it you can do some of your own research on the topic.

Now how does therianthropy and witchcraft collide? I would say most witches believe in past lives, and they are both spiritual topics. There are also many witchy ways to discover your theriotype, and most Therians (from my research) participate in witchcraft in some way.

Here are some things you absolutely need if you start practicing witchcraft.

1. A grimoire

A grimoire is basically a book in which you write down all your findings. It might include spells, rituals, herb meanings, or anything else you wish to include.


2. Various jars/herbs

These are very much necessary for spell jars, spell bags etc. herbs are very useful in the world of witchcraft. Here’s a Link to a short run down of what a spell jar is.


3. At least 1 white candle +candle colour guide

Candles are also an essential part of witchcraft. They are used for meditation, sealing spell jars, and much much more. Here is a candle colour guide, you will need this as colour magic can also be very useful.

and of course, always do your own research! Witchtok is my main resource for info, as it has many resources that come from other witches who are much more experienced then me.

Quadrobics For Dummies (therianthropy pt 3)

Hello, and welcome back to my small series of blog posts: therianthropy. This post is about the sport that is quadrobics (quads for short), and will include a small tutorial from me on how you can learn to do them!

first off, what is quadrobics? Quads is a sport in which you learn to run and jump on all fours. In my previous posts you may have seen some pictures of people doing quadrobics, and while it seems easy, quads can be very challenging and dangerous if you have no experience.

we are going to be covering 2 different parts of quadrobics, and I will link more tutorials at the bottom of the page. These 2 parts will be trotting and running.

(1. Trotting)

to trot, start by getting on all fours, and move different sides of limbs at different times.

Your wrists may hurt for the first week that you practice quadrobics, but they stop hurting after a while.

once you have mastered this movement, you can move on to running. Keep practicing until you can do it in complete comfort.

(2. Running)

running is easy. Start while standing up (this only applies if you have no experience with quads), and lean down until your hands touch the ground. Then use your hands to push off and then your feet. Repeat this until you want to stop running.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of running and trotting, you can follow these other tutorials to learn how to jump, but make sure you’ve practiced for at least 2 weeks before you attempt a jump. You could hurt yourself.

Moss_the_quadrobists jump tutorial

Atlass..jumps tutorial

Dotted.paws quads tutorial

if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments :]

Moments Frozen In Time

This blog post is on one of my school projects, which was about taking photos in order to express creative communication. We did multiple activities to build knowledge and learn how to express emotions through moments frozen in time.

(Model is Mackenzie)

The first activity we participated in was an introduction to angles and how we can use them in a photo to give off a certain emotion or feeling. Four of the angles that we learned about (and the ones showcased above) were side view, birds eye, close up, and long shot.

In order to capture a side view angle photo, position your model so that you can see the side of their head and body (as shown above) a side view photo can symbolize many things when given the right context.

the next angle is a birds eye view angle. To capture a birds eye view photo, position your camera above your model in some way. My birds eye view photo wasn’t the best example, so here are some others

Birds eye view photos are good for making things feel smaller.

the 3rd angle I am writing about today in this post is the “close up” angle. This angle is good for getting in the moment or capturing someone’s features. To create a close up-style photo, position your model so that you are all up in their face. Then you can capture the moment.

the 4th and final angle we learned about was the long shot angle. This angle shows a subject (your model) standing well far away from the camera. To capture a long shot, position your model somewhere, take your camera and walk far away from them. They can move themselves to stand in whatever position you want them too, and when the shot looks good, create your photo.

Therianthropy: theriotypes and spirituality (pt 2)

(This article is based on my spiritual beliefs, if you don’t believe in that type of stuff please be respectful! Also if you haven’t read it I would recommend reading Part 1 first)

A theriotype is the specific type of animal that you were in you past life. You can have more than one. To attempt to regain memories from your past life and learn what your theriotype(s) are, there are many different ways to do so! One of the most popular ones is meditation, but my favourite is the round table method (created by Finn)! You can message them or comment on their blog asking about it for an in-depth explanation. It is a very handy way to get in touch with spirit guides.

speaking of spirit guides, I should mention that if you want to learn if you are a therian or not you should definitely start by learning the basics of witchcraft. In the future I will make a post on this so keep your eyes open for it.

some signs to look out for of being a therian could be having weird animal urges or instincts, phantom tail, phantom paw, phantom ears, often dreaming about yourself as a specific animal or feeling weirdly connected to a species.

If you have any other questions feel free to write them down in the comments :]

Therianthropy: An Educational Post (part 1)

Hello! If you are reading this, you may be wondering what the word ‘therianthropy’ means, and if you don’t know, then this post is the right thing for you!

the word therianthropy describes someone who is a Therian. A therian is someone who believes they were an animal in their past life. Most people see this as weird or wrong in some way, mainly because of the stigma and the tropes that surround therianthropy. You may have heard of that one meme, that goes “on all levels except physical, I am a wolf.” That is one of the tropes.

(Therians will often practice quadrobics, which is when you run around and jump like an animal)

On top of that, Therians know they are human! They don’t believe they are an animal, they believe they were an animal. You do not need to remind anyone who is a therian that they are human, because they know.

the next thing is the confusion between furries and Therians. There is actually a VERY big difference between furries and Therians, though there is nothing wrong with either. A therian does not have the choice to be a therian. Sometimes, therianthropy can suck a lot because of the species dysphoria (we’ll talk about that later) that they go through. Therianthropy is often glorified by children who don’t know what it’s really like. A furry has the choice to be a furry. Furries cosplay animals, and have no spiritual connection to animals whatsoever, though it is ok to be a furry and a therian at the same time.

If you have any other questions feel free to write them down in the comments :]


The 2021 Winter Exhibition

At my first PLP winter exhibition, I was nervous for how it might go, but in the end I think my group did very well on our Outsiders-themed tableau. Here is my overview and explanation of what happened.

First off, what is a Tableau? A tableau is kind of like a freeze frame. To start off a Tableau, the actors will get on stage and perform a short and usually silent skit to give context for the Tableau. Professionals sometimes don’t even use a beginning skit. 

The tableau’s that the PLP team performed were based off of different scenes from a very famous book called ‘The Outsiders.’ Our Tableau’s scene was the drive in scene, the characters included were Marcia (Caden), Cherry (Frankie), Johnny (me), Pony (Ronan), Two-bit (Kadin), and Bob (Tom).

We set up our environment  using black sheets to cover up bookshelves and various props.

Here are some photos of us doing that

(Our concession stand prop being set up)


(The cineplex sign) 

(A panorama of us setting up)

Some things that could have been done better/more efficiently could have been how long our introductory skit was. It was much longer than most of the other skits that other groups did. Another thing that we can learn from and improve upon for next time was our ability to convey specific emotions. Though it was good at the beginning, I believe it drastically improved the further we got into the exhibition. One thing I wish we had done better was our set design. Though I did quite enjoy the way it turned out, I still wish we had had more fun with the set design

The Wonderful World of Carr

This project we are working on currently was supposed to teach us about how we can construct creative communication, hence the name, Constructing Creative Communication.

So far, I’ve been in the Carr group, in which we were supposed to become a new age Emily Carr, and put ourselves in her shoes to draw, paint and create using the power of a pencil, or more specifically, the power of an Apple Pencil. We created various different drawings, explored shading, texturing, and creating 3d shapes. We imagined our Ideas onto paper using apps and tools like our pencils and Sketches Pro. We explored using Colour, how we can make colours pop, and experience first hand a whole new world of creativity. As we dive into the wonderful world of Carr, we will reflect on shading, colouring, 3d, texture, composition, exploring our ideas, and finally we will put of our newly learned skills to the test and see how much our drawings have improved.

The first thing that we explored was using pressure with our apple pencils, we did this by increasing pressure on our iPads with the pencil, causing the size of whatever brush we were using to increase. We used this mechanic to convey emotion. Thicker lines in a certain style could seem angry, while softer looking lines couldconvey a sense of solemnity, or calmness.

Using this mechanic, we created block letters too express ourselves with. 

Our block letters were meant to show our interests, and express the things that we like, or things that are symbolic to our personalities.

My block letters here are already showing whoever is looking at them that art and creativity are some of my values. Another thing about this that is obvious is the Nonbinary flag showing on the “t”. 

Though some of these aspects about me are obvious, some are more abstract, like the squiggly lines that symbolize how I am a bit of a dense and complicated person. Or the lines going in any and every direction, which symbolize that my brain is usually either in the clouds or all overthe place.

The second idea that was investigated was doodling. We learned about how doodling is a very powerful tool that some of the smartest people on this earth use or have used, and we learned how we can use doodling in the educational way that I am talking about right now, AKA: sketch noting. In my opinion, sketch noting is very engaging and useful. It isn’t hard to do, and makes remembering things like lectures or ideas so much easier. We were told to create a sketch note on 1 of 3 topics. We could either do one on a TED talk that talked about the advantages of doodling, a day in your life, or a book summary. My doodle note was about the TED talk, and gave a brief explanation on the topic and what it was talking about.

This sketch note is lacking in organization, but it succeeds in using images, different text sizes, and unique fonts to explain the topic.

It mentions the topics used in the TED talk, and has a few quotes from it.

It explains the main idea, which is that doodling has been perceived and wrong or bad for a long time, but in reality doodling can help you retain info with ease, and gives you new inspiration and ideas.

I also created a doodle/sketch note that showcases different images and fonts that could be used in a sketch note. 

The next topic we reviewed revolved mainly around different means and methods of shading to make a drawing more realistic, and make it seem 3d. We experimented with light sources, and drawing 3d shapes. We practiced shading and using different methods, like cross hatching, hatching, smudging and cel shading to make objects seem 3d. We started by creating a value scale, which if you didn’t know, is a scale of light to dark. It helps artists with shading so that they know which shade to use for whatever part of the shape they are drawing.

(I drew this)

The next exercise we did for this activity was to “build a bot”, in which we used our newfound understanding of 3d shapes to create a robot that featured various 3d shapes, including one of the types of shading that we learned about.

I gave my robot some very bright colours, and plenty of arm joints. I like his face and head especially.:] i don’t have a name for it yet, but i assure you that i will definitely come up with one eventually. 

I have decided I will name him grass. His feet mow lawns. (I’m writing this at 11:46, my brain is beginning to derail.)

We also learned how we can use perspective to show an object in different ways, and have it represent something different from a different angle. We were told to create a practice perspective drawing, and we learned how and where to draw things into the foreground, background and middle ground. We also learned how to position things on the horizon line/vanishing point, and we learned a method for drawing tiles and not having them look funky and ruining the realistic atmosphere. The way to draw tiles would be to create lines leading up to the vanishing point (like floor boards), and then making diagonal lines to one of the sides, coming off from where the floorboards were started. After that, draw horizontal lines where the vertical and diagonal lines meet, and it should end up looking something like this.

This is the final drawing I did. It includes color in the shading and plenty of 3d objects. Here is a slideshow of my progress with it.

This is the conclusion too my blog post, mainly because it’s 12 in the morning and I should go to sleep. It’s time to put the chalk down for tonight. See you all some time in my next post, peace out ✌️😵‍💫

Scimatics Tectonic Plates

How does the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates cause observable changes and effects?

This was the driving question for our latest project, where we had to learn about tectonic plates and create a game revolving around them.

I was in a group with Mackenzie and Francis. Our board game had multiple concepts revolving around tectonic plates. Our rules here will explain all of them to you: 


From this project, I learned how to present a board game and I learned about many of the concepts surrounding the theory of plate tectonics. Before this project, I didn’t know anything about subduction or fault lines or anything in between. This project has helped to strengthen my leadership skills and improved my ability to work in a group. I learned to be able to spread out work evenly when working on a group project, and built my knowledge on plate tectonics. I had a lot of fun designing the game board and rules and also being able to play other peoples games. Out of all the games I got to play, the most entertaining one for me was the game made by [KEENAN] and [CAMERON].

Medium is The Message


Welcome to my blog!

In this project, we were told to research and learn all we could about advertising, and conclude by creating an advertisement of our own to present to a real business. We had an interview with the business owner we were working with, and found out what they wanted for the ad. We talked to a professional on advertising, who gave us some tips and ideas on what we could do for our advertisements to make them look professional and eye-catching. We came up with multiple drafts, and eventually created one final group ad to send off to the businesses, with the hopes of getting it put up on a bus stop sign.

We were told too make ads for local businesses in The Cove, and my business that I was assigned was Covert Cafe. In this project, I struggled with extending my effort and trying my best, some items came in incomplete, while others were not handed in at all. I learned to examine advertisements online more carefully, and recognize the advertising techniques that are used in whatever I am looking at and analyze them thoughtfully. I also learned to understand advertising and appreciate it more than I ever would have without doing this project.

I created a slideshow showing all of my drafts for the ad I created, here it is:

  • In this draft I added the covert logo for the text
  • In this draft I added an image of covert for the background
  • This is my final draft. It is much more simplified than the others

I liked my final draft because it was simplistic, but also showcased a lot about Covert in a small image. It included the Covert website at the bottom of the page, and a cinnamon bun directly at the top. It had a picture that my group members took of the inside of the cafe.

Overall, I think I reached a developing level with this project. I agree with my teachers on the fact that I was capable of reaching an accomplished learning level, but I didn’t.

Sincerely, the owner of this blog post, Kate (JASPER) :]