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Eight gun drones and twelve Fire Warriors, with their basecoats fully painted. I’m not brave enough to attempt washes or drybrushing highlights yet.

Jewelfox's squads of Tau minis, lined up on her table.

That's twenty models, if you're counting.

Painting details

The colour scheme was inspired by N’dras sept’s. Specific colours used are a mix of roughly 3-4 parts Gnarls Green with 1 part Arcane Blue, similar proportions of Ironhull Gray with Thamar Black, and then the Fire Warriors’ equipment was done in Ironhull Gray mixed with Coal Black. Accent colours are Arcane Blue, Rhulic Gold, and Thamar Black on its own, with Arcane Blue, Murderous Magenta, and Necrotite Green used on the hilts of the ta’lissera ritual knives of the three in the back to distinguish them. All paints were from the Formula P3 line.

Gameplay details

The three with the coloured blade hilts are going to be my specialists, if I ever play Kill Team with them. The two with the black shoulder pads and handheld scanners are the squad leaders, although I will normally be playing them as a single squad so I’ll probably use the one that’s standing up as the leader. One of the gun drones has black primer all over its base because I glued it on before priming it, and I’ve used it as a specialist in a Crisis suit Kill Team list.

Close-ups

A close-up of a Tau gun drone, painted green and gray.

The gun drones sound just like Portal turrets, in my headcanon.


A close-up of a Tau Fire Warrior, painted forest green and gray with gold accents

I find them more endearing with their helmets on, somehow.


What’s next?

Painting and magnetizing those Crisis battlesuits, and painting the Devilfish troop transport. After that I'll have a complete 500 point force that I painted myself. ^^; And yes, we’ll upload pictures.

I’m bringing mom’s Kroot to the game on Tuesday, though. You need two Troop choices for a battle-forged list, and I’d rather not split the Fire Warriors into two tiny squads because reasons.

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It was a mistake for me to wait to go on hormones until early this year. I feel so much better about myself, my place in the world, socializing, everything.

My life isn't perfect; I still have some very big stressors to deal with, sometimes, and ways in which I don't sufficiently respect my selves. But I feel more at peace, more often, than ever before. I'm not in conflict with my selves anymore, like I was in the anguished journal entries from ten years ago.

I feel like we're crawling out of our cocoon, and starting to spread our wings.

I hope things continue to get better.

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Our Otherkin FAQ explains the concept of "kintypes," which is basically "what you are on the inside" and can be anything from an animal to a mythical creature or fictional character. Many "therians," "otherkin," and "fictives," like us, incorporate this belief into their already-existing religious practice and leanings. Others see it not as a mystical truth but a goal, an ideal, or simply an explanation for "why I feel this way" that rings true to them.

Either way, for those who feel they may be otherkin finding one's kintype is a process of self-discovery, similar to (but distinct from) finding a totem or a patron saint. You don't have to stick with the same one forever, and just because something strikes you as "cool" doesn't mean that it necessarily calls to you, holds personal meaning for you, or feels deep down like it's what you've always been all along.

Having said that, if we [1] got to choose our own kintypes instead of dealing with that messy self-discovery business, here's what we all would have come up with!

... and what parts of our real nature each choice denies.

Read more... )

[1] You thought being otherkin was complicated? Plurality is a whole 'nother bag of worms.

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[The sequel's] indulgent lack of focus and mean-spirited twists beg to be rejected as a conclusion to the work that preceded it.

-- Hope Chapman, reviewing the third Madoka Magica film, and summing up our thoughts on Hate Plus

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Our pronouns are "she/her" and "they/their."

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