5 definitions by Winter Paws

The abbreviation of the phrase Mental Shift.

An M-Shift, or mental shift, is a therianthrope-related occurence wherein a therian feels their mindset, or current mentality, becomes that of their phenotype, or animal.

An M-Shift may be brought upon by many environmental and/or sensory factors, such as weather, certain people, smell, sound, taste, etc.

How intensely an m-shift is felt, and how long they last, vary from therian to therian.

See also: P-Shift, Astral Shift, Suntherian Shift, and Phantom Limbs.
I had an M-Shift about a week back; my first in quite some time.
by Winter Paws January 17, 2007
The shortened term for otherkin.
Him? Oh, yeah, he's 'kin.
by Winter Paws January 17, 2007
The abbreviation of Physical Shift.

In theory, a P-Shift would include any physical change from a therian to that of their phenotype, or animal.
However, as there are no documented cases of people physically becoming animals, P-Shifts are fantasy and nothing more.

See also: M-Shift, Astral Shift, and Phantom Limbs.
She claims to P-Shift? Pfft, just ignore her.
by Winter Paws January 17, 2007
'Kin to the Other is a phrase that was coined by Jarandhel Dreamsinger as a reforming of the increasingly popular term Otherkin. The two terms are essentially equivalent, although they have somewhat different focuses.
While the term Otherkin has come to accentuate a disassociation with ones' humanity (albeit unintentionally), 'Kin to the Other was created in order to show that a connection to humanity isn't completely nonexistent within the Otherkin community.

In some places, 'Kin to the Other has come to show a sort of Holier-then-Thou attitude. However, in other places, Otherkin has come to show a general immaturity.
It's a no win situation, essentially.
She's 'Kin to the Other.
by Winter Paws January 17, 2007
An ailuranthrope is a feline-specific therianthrope or therian. The term is derived from two Greek words; "ailouros" meaning cat, and "anthropinos" meaning human.

Examples of typical ailuranthropes would include a lion therianthrope, a clouded leopard therianthrope, or a panther therianthrope.
I'm a jaguar therian, but I prefer to be called an ailuranthrope.
by Winter Paws January 17, 2007