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So... I'm done going "i might be, it's possible i could be, it's not a stretch to say..." but not admitting to it or letting myself be who I want to be. I'm tired of hiding it, tired of running from it, tired of fearing that some person somewhere online may see me as broken if I associate myself with the term.
I, Frinkel, am a raccoonkin. No matter how much I may want to deny it, or pretend I just "really like" the species or my character, it's the truth. My raccoon character, Frinkel, is quite literally who I am in mind, who I am behaviorally, and her physical form literally posesses each and every physical trait I'd like to possess. I understand I don't match the form physically at the moment, but you can bet that I'm gonna do everything in my power to fix that discrepancy the exact moment I'm able to. I can tell you stories of how I scrounged through garbage cans for food as a kid (not because I needed to, but because "man, there's perfectly good food in here!"), or other such stories of my behavior not quite lining up with the human norms at times, but I feel this is unnecessary.
I don't know if I need to worry about the reaction of others to this, but I know I at least will have the support of good people and good friends, like @audrey, who seemed to cheer me on each time I looked into this side of myself, or numerous others who supported me and interacted with my posts tossing this over in my mind. I thank you all.