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dirtypaws
01-03-2015, 02:22 AM
This is literally the worst mistake i think i could possibly make on a furry forum but hey let's give it a shot. what's the worst that could go wrong? i get an entire thread full of people hassling me for the unbelievably preposterous and offensive concept that is "being otherkin"? probably. we'll see. (see, i went ahead and announced worst-case scenario to prevent from being surprised when anyone inevitably comes in and has something incredibly hurtful/probably offensive to say about otherkin)

Otherkin? Are you one? If so, how did you come to the realization that you were one? Do you find yourself experiencing feelings related to it on a day-to-day basis, or is it something that quietly sits in the back of your mind that you just know is there? Do you enjoy expressing it? If so, how? Does it tie into other parts of your life (such as your interests, your spirituality, etc?)

For me, it's a major part of my life that i cherish dearly, and it's done a lot of good for my health. That being said, i always like to hear others stories about their identity and the effect it has on their life, especially if that is a drastically positive one!

Naresie
03-25-2015, 05:49 PM
Oh boy, this thread appears to be rather deserted.. well, considering I am an Otherkin, I might as well join in here myself. :D

Well, let's see, how did I come to the realization I am an Otherkin.. well, first off, I would say that phrase is just more or less a fancy phrase that I do not have much of an emotional attachment to, but I do think it is sad that many of us are getting so mocked and ridiculed. It doesn't faze me too much, I just think it sucks because people who could benefit from looking into this, no matter if they are kin or not get discouraged from looking this up themselves.. then again, I have also seen some "bad" cases of kin too, so I am not going to say we all are victims or innocent, then again, we aren't exactly as much of a tight knit "community" as for example furries, from what I have seen, and from what I feel..

Anyway, the reason I became an Otherkin was first off, I felt a very strong attraction, nearly unexplainable one towards pagan and magical things and the occult, meaning not just fantasy novels or stuff. This led me to pursue the path with more interest and eventually stumble upon the term Otherkin. I also never, EVER felt any interest in humans or humanity, and if I saw a person transforming into a beast of some kind in a movie, comic or whatever, I would look up at it with adoration and interest, and admiration, wishing I was that person.. I did not, and still do not see it as a curse, or a negative impact.

I guess I also just felt like I never fit in among humans, or the human way of "thinking" or "acting". I just like doing my own thing, which doesn't mean I like justifying bad things I do all the time because "Well, derp, I am not human lol." all the time, it just helps me to look into why I feel the way I feel, and it helps me to grow more as a person. I will still take responsibility for my actions, which is why I disagree with some Otherkin who feel like they cannot be critisized for what they do because they are "different". What I DO feel like being kin helps me come to terms with is my past lives, because certain bad events that have transpired in them turned out to be the reason why I have certain issues in this, current life, and it helps me figure them out and to help myself heal slowly from those past mistakes. Even physical ones, to be honest. I agree with that coming to terms with not being (spiritually) human, has been essential for some more emotional and mental "issues" as well.

Basically.. I am not going to outright deny the fact that I might be insane, maybe it's something neurological, however, my intuition, my instincts tell me that there is at LEAST something more going on than me just being well, human.. (By which I do not state I am BETTER or WORSE than anyone else, since I am a unique individual just like anyone else.) Especially since I also tend to feel spiritual activity rather clearly, even as a child, although back then I tried blocking it out rather forcefully.

So.. I kinda forgot where I was going with this, especially since it's late, but I cannot ignore my intense feelings and thoughts, and instead I am trying to instead look at them and see what is going on.. which has led me to this path. Unlike most humans who appear to be experts at trying to ignore their feelings or desires. And, hmm.. once when I tried to do a ritual as a kid I kinda somehow managed to make the power die in the meantime. So I guess there's that too. Anyway, enough rambling, if anyone wants to ask me anything further about this, feel free to do so here. :D

TL;DR- Insatiable curiousity for the world, my own "feelings" guiding me and just a higher.. state of awareness, led me to identifying myself as an Otherkin. Plus I sometimes do neat, paranormal stuff without thinking about it at times.

Bornes
04-02-2015, 04:12 AM
I thought I was therian, once. I used to be a regular poster on the werelist. Years ago, someone put it to me straight. I was absolutely crushed for a couple of weeks, but then I got over it and realized I don't need to be 'something else' to be happy.

I don't know how I feel about otherkin specifically. I think therians exist, but I also think most people who say they're therians aren't. Overall, I don't think there's anything wrong with otherkin/therians as long as they/you realize that you're a human now, and do not try to deny that fact. Of course the definitions have broadened over the years, so maybe what I believe is a therian is different from the common thought these days. Who knows.

Naresie
04-02-2015, 10:39 AM
but then I got over it and realized I don't need to be 'something else' to be happy.

That is one of the issues some people who claim to be "Otherkin" have, to be honest. The concept of identifying as Otherkin is to try and reach closer to who you are, not who you want to be, not to get away from your issues or yourself, but by confronting it head on. If you need to wave a "I'm special" card in front of people, you are simply making excuses, and that just makes you a very insecure being, no matter what or who you are. I acknowledge I am physically human, and will be until this body dies, but after that my "essence" or non human soul will just reincarnate somewhere else, but that is more of a spiritual belief. I just feel I do not really perceive or think of things as most humans do, and do not feel involved with the human race as a whole, but just as being a guest in this world, as anywhere else, there are some basic.. rules you have to follow, or you will probably bite the dust rather harshly, and that is common sense really, no matter what you are.



I think therians exist, but I also think most people who say they're therians aren't.

To be honest, I myself have also a bit of an issue with therians as well, even if some are agreeable. You may feel closer to a specific animal because you have been one in a previous life, or feel a special connection with them, but it doesn't necessarily make you completely that animal. However I understand if it simply makes people feel like they have more trouble understanding human behavior, as I myself do too, but as I have already said, that doesn't justify you trampling on their traditions or beliefs.. Just let them do their own thing, and we'll do ours, simple as that.

So yeah.. sorry for just busting into the conversation again, I just simply wanted to say that I more or less agree with you Bornes, and that you have a very logical way of thinking.

Toshabi
04-02-2015, 01:33 PM
I am a Croconaw, so therefore I strive to be more like one. Does this make me otherkin?

Naresie
04-02-2015, 03:50 PM
I'm sorry sir, but unless you (falsely) claim you are able to physically shift into a Croconaw while giving up excuses for not recording it on video, then you may not join the Otherkin club.

(But seriously though, I once saw a person seriously calling themselves a "Espeon Kin", no disrespect, but.. *cringes*)

Toshabi
04-03-2015, 01:38 AM
I've done it before. You now can't keep me out of your club because I really am an IRL croc.

Maybe you're just saying that cause you can't do it and are insanely jealous of a Croc that can. That's what I think.

#Crockin.

Bornes
04-03-2015, 02:31 AM
Do you really have to be such a huge jerk? These people go through enough as it is.

Toshabi
04-03-2015, 02:33 AM
I'm pretty sure being elitist counts as that so I actually don't know if you're actually talking about him or me.

Bornes
04-03-2015, 02:40 AM
I'm talking about you. If you really thought you were a pokemon I'm pretty sure you would've presented your argument differently.

It's pretty common for people to shit all over otherkin so I think Naresie's comment, taken in context, really isn't that bad.
Is it really that hard to have some sort of rational discussion about otherkin without mockery?

Toshabi
04-03-2015, 02:50 AM
Relax, no one here thinks you're weird or a bunch of whackos. It was me making a joke and someone being a snob.


And dissecting his post, it would seem that he plays judge within his own group to determine who belongs and who doesn't even if they show legitimate interest. If you ask me, that's Good enough reason to respond in the fashion that I did, and you too should definitely be one to frown on that kind of elitism in your own sub group/belief.


For all we know, that espeonkin he was talking about couldve been legit, seeing how pokemon are derived from nature as a whole. Maybe thats that person's varient of a species they lrgitimately identify with. Think about THAT one before you respond to Lord Toshacroc.

Zeitzbach
04-03-2015, 03:43 AM
Guess we're at that point where you need a special card to be accepted into the kin club?

Hewge
04-03-2015, 04:21 AM
I believe myself to be an undead spectre IRL, and deep down in my very soul. May I join this club?

Toshabi
04-03-2015, 05:34 AM
And while we are at it, I'd be intrigued to see if Naresie can fulfill his own requirement for being an otherkin if his requirements for being accepted into "the Otherkin Club" (as he puts it) is by having video proof of him turning into a wolf or whatever it is you feel yourself to be.


That's the problem I have with these elitist otherkin (Please note the emphasis on elitist is to point out a small handful, not all): They feel entitled to have what they think be fact of how it is for all in their little subculture. Then they have the nerve to blatantly disqualify anyone they deam unworthy of participating in their discussions and culture. If you ask me, it's that kind of behavior and foolish mind set that turn other's bitter towards you.



Tl;dr elitism is toxic. (See League of Legends for more examples)

Naresie
04-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Oh my, I go to bed to sleep for the night and when I wake up this thread has exploded.. I have to apologize if I make some weird sounding statements since I am still a bit groggy after waking up, but I'll try to address all these points in the best way I am able to.

First off, a small detail I honestly don't care much about, but I guess I might as well just first point out that I am female, not male, but that is nothing very important.

Second- I don't really mind Toshabi's joking around, some friendly banter is pretty ok with, especially since I knew it wasn't exactly serious, the only time I mind such things are when they go on too long in a thread and completely derail it, although I have observed it happens unusually often in threads revolving around Otherkin for some reason.

I appreciate your support as well Bornes, I am however rather used to how the common view of kin tends to be, so I tend to respect if people show some skepticism about it or joke around about it a little, the only times I tend to get involved in these topics is to try and shed some light on how things usually, actually are when it comes to Otherkin, but I am also aware of the fact that each person is a unique case, so I don't consider myself an "expert" on it. I guess I just personally think it stinks a bit when we get such a huge backlash just by showing our faces, but I am not going to say I or any other Otherkin have some special entitlement either, just like any other person, we will face consequences for our actions, or at least that is how things normally look like to me at least, and I am certainly not saying I consider myself or anyone else a "victim" of some sort, although I guess that is up to each kin and person how they feel about that.

Regarding Toshabi's argument about the Espeon kin, and Toshabi's and Zeitzbach's points about being "elitist" or having to be special, let me put it this way.. I cannot say for other kin (dat pun tho), but I personally don't see it as a "special people's club" nor should it be interpreted as such. Take for example the furry fandom, is it a special people's club? Doesn't it look more like people with a common interest, or common feeling about a certain subject, or a common feeling in general gathering and giving each other feedback, company and support? I guess that is a bit what Otherkin is about.. and I personally think it is very.. silly, when people try to make it into a special people's club, both those who are and aren't part of it. I just started mingling with Otherkin because I wanted to meet people who understood what I went through.. since I felt very confused. To maybe shed some light on some of the things I went through. Not to further distance myself from everyone else in order to feel "entitled" in some way or shape. Sure, it may sometimes look or seem like it, but how to put it.. we are all "different" somehow, which might mean we sometimes are a bit better or worse at something than others, but does that mean I consider myself "special"? No, not really, from my point of view.

And sorry, I am rambling a bit again it seems. Let me put it this way.. From what I have seen, Elitists usually criticize other players, if we take LoL for example, and they do it harshly. When I met this Espeon-kin, I admit, I was a bit confused about the phenomenon, and rather skeptical, but.. guess what. I did not criticize him or her. I simply respected his or her choice, and let him or her go forth with their life. I even greeted her or him, and wished them luck to find what they sought, from what I recall, since this was a somewhat long time ago. If I was indeed an elitist, I would have told this person that he or she would have no business here, that they were "insufficient" or could go away, but I welcomed them to the community instead. If I was an elitist, wouldn't I have tried to put myself on a higher pedestal than them?

I am aware of the fact I might have sounded like an arsehole when I first mentioned this Espeon-kin in my post, Toshabi, and I apologize if I did since I was just trying to create a little bit of a mood or feeling in my post, and that I was a bit confused about this phenomenon, but since the Otherkin community is simply a "group" or a term, it is not anything I can say someone should or should not be in, they have every right to be in it if they just say they want to, no matter what I or someone else may think or say, I have no control over that. I simply wish that person to grow, in whatever way they feel is best, into the person they will become later on. And honestly, I have no serious.. discontent feelings over who is an Otherkin or not, no matter how much I would want to, it ultimately is not, well.. it is not "my business" (without trying to sound pretentious here), and ultimately since we all are individuals and people who have no true control over each other.. I believe Otherkin was just originally coined as a term to try and get people together, and who sought support and to share their experiences with each other. Just like furries.

Tl;DR: I don't claim myself to be a paragon of Otherkin or something like that, although I am probably part of one of the oldest "generations" of Otherkin (still not saying I am special, keep in mind), but other than that I am not saying I have or want control over who is part of the community or not, or who can call themselves an Otherkin or not, I just sometimes get a bit confused about certain "types" of Otherkin, and I am not claiming myself to be a "know it all".

PS: The physical shifting thing was a joke since I in older times saw threads were a few Otherkin claimed they could indeed physically shift, but which we got no proof of. But it was a rather rare phenomenon, and I am not going to jab at them or anything, I was simply trying to mix some lighthearted humour into the thread.

Sorry if this post seemed a bit all over the place, I hope you at least understand my basic train of thought. If there is anything else you wonder, feel free to ask me. Have a good day/evening!

Quick edit: And naaaw Toshabi, I ain't a werewolf haha. Let me put this simply, I am more or less an alien (in spirit/essence, NOT body), or being from space that due to certain events am now just hanging around on Earth and reincarnating. And yes, I am serious. Any questions about that will be answered too. :D

Oly
04-03-2015, 11:39 AM
i'm not an otherkin in any way, I am however a misanthropist and a nihilist. I say this on the pretense that generally being uncomfortable with humans and humanity is an area of potential overlap with otherkins or theirans or w/e.

Eduard
04-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Do you really have to be such a huge jerk? These people go through enough as it is.

I have not read the entirety of this thread to know in what manner has this escalated, but personally, I believe he was merely joking, innocently so.

Naresie
04-03-2015, 01:40 PM
i'm not an otherkin in any way, I am however a misanthropist and a nihilist. I say this on the pretense that generally being uncomfortable with humans and humanity is an area of potential overlap with otherkins or theirans or w/e.

Then we have one thing we clearly agree on, (most) humans are bloody weird, hehe.


I have not read the entirety of this thread to know in what manner has this escalated, but personally, I believe he was merely joking, innocently so.

Yep, I was sort of under that assumption as well Eduard. But eh, I still wanted to respond to Toshabi to make sure. :D

Bornes
04-03-2015, 11:17 PM
I guess I overreacted.

There were a few years of my life where (as I mentioned briefly before) I identified as Therian. And memories of people just farting around were completely invalidating. Mockery got me nowhere. It just solidified that I really was therian. Yes, someone finally explained that I wasn't therian, but they did it in a rational (albeit hurtful), non-mocking way.

When people are posing as otherkin, they probably genuinely think they really are otherkin. Back when I thought I was therian, I had phantom (animal) limbs and sporadic mental shifts. The brain is a powerful thing. It can convince you you're something you're not, and trying to convince someone they're wrong through mockery only strengthens their resolve to prove that they are in fact the thing they claim. Or at least that was how it worked for me.

This is not to say I disbelieve in otherkin entirely. I'm sure there are some people that have been re-incarnated from other species and have some sort of failure to adapt. But I think it's rare.

Anyway, tl;dr sorry for white knighting.

Naresie
04-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Eh, it is quite alright. Skepticism is healthy, but I agree with the fact that it can be very frustrating occasionally when people keep mocking all Otherkin, especially when they have not even talked to a decent number of them or even know any. And cool to hear your last thoughts about Otherkin too, it seems at least rather rational. Some creatures or people tend to have an easier time adapting than others, although I am not sure if I wish to agree with the fact that it is incredibly rare, but thanks for the feedback anyway. :D No problem!

Also- sorry for the very delayed reply.

Eagle GodHeart
04-22-2015, 01:23 PM
i guess you could consider me "otherkin" because im christian and i beleive that im an immortal spirit stuck in a human body until God gets me out of this tub-o-lard.

Torrijos_sama
08-04-2015, 11:20 PM
I identify as an alien. I'm too detached from humanity to identify as a human, or anything from this dimension for that matter.

GlaringFeline
08-05-2015, 12:26 AM
I'm alright with Otherkin as long as they're not the Tumblr "I'M FICTIONKIN RESPEKT MUH PRONOUNS!!!" people. I believe -kin pronouns were made by Tumblr snowflakes to make themselves feel special. I don't have any beef with people who believe in spirit animals or people that think they were an animal in a past life, I'm only against the people who are doing it to be special snowflakes.

EDIT: I agree with Bornes, believing you were an animal in a past life is fine as long as you can accept that you're human now.

Agitoho
08-05-2015, 01:58 PM
Reading all these posts have been quite interesting. I also have this odd detachment from humans myself. I sort of felt like I was observing them more than being a part of them. I kinda always thought it was because I was hermit, ha ha. But it's interesting to think I could possibly be 'something else' in a human body. I suppose I could be here just to observe 'these odd creatures called humans,' which is fine. The best way to learn about something is being hands on with it.

Or maybe I am just a hermit. That's fine, too.

OhSynapse
08-06-2015, 12:05 AM
Warning: I might be sticking my nose into something I shouldn't, but I've never really gotten the chance to come across a -kin thread since I'm not really a member of the furry community. I looked it up some, tried my best to apply what I know to what I've researched, so please pardon me if I'm being painfully subjective... what I've seen from examples, complaints, justifications, reasonings, etc. is really all I have to go off of. If you'd like me to remove this then I will, I have no issue if this is uncomfortable material.

Also I'm not wanting to demerit/defend either position. I'm just approaching this from what I'm seeing here right now and what I understand from my own experience. After all I'm sure this thread was intended to reach out, not make a statement or discredit others.

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From a psychologist's perspective I've kind of noticed that the '-kin' community isn't all too out there either in voice, confidence, or in regards to acceptability among outside perspectives. The issue is that there isn't a solid basis for what counts and what doesn't count and that's for a very good reason:

There's no guarantee that otherkin deem that they are otherkin under the same exact pretenses. Any time someone feels they don't 'fit' into what they currently are, be it gender, race, ethnicity, sex, even names and titles... it's pretty much all dysphoria which is a huge generalized diagnosis that doesn't have an explanation suitable enough to discuss openly and comfortably. And dysphoria is one nasty thing to dig into because there's no singular rationalization for WHY someone feels it. You can't guarantee that you'll get the same answer out of two people who say that they feel they weren't meant to be the gender they are as to why they feel that way. One might say it is because they were bullied for how they behaved against the gender norm, another might say because they internally felt like something was wrong even before others noticed.

What gets sticky here (let's leave tumblr out of this for a second-- I'll bring it back in because it has a pretty big impact but it's a giant can of worms) is that the concept of kin is at least a million times more diverse than the other feelings of dysphoria. There's a pretty big difference between someone who feels that they should have been a cat versus someone who thinks they should have been a species on a different planet entirely, and when those stories get shared it creates conflict simply because one person's reason and rationalizing doesn't agree or match up with another's. It's apples to oranges and oranges to kiwis and kiwis to penguins.

So with that ALREADY being difficult there's tumblr to escalate it. Tumblr lets peoples' blogs influence other people. You can anonymously write to people, you can mention them in a post and they never catch wind of it, or on the flipside you could tag your favorite celebrity and he might just respond or read what you say. It gives people a sense of importance... and privilege. After all when you make your account you start out with talking about YOU. And in most tumblrs it never goes beyond that until either conflict, fandoms, or the feminism/ableism/appropriation trends start up. You start being important the second you prove your opinion is valid, unquestionable, or worthy of being called law or truth.

So basically you get people who already have a sense of not belonging to their own physical selves, unsure of whether their symptoms are legitimate or not because their comparisons with others don't seem to completely match up with people similar to them and then you get the fist-slamming 'this is how I feel, so this is how it is!' commentaries. That's why it goes from kin to therian to fictionkin to any subcategory: because thanks to these beliefs that other feelings of disturbance are and aren't legitimate you're pressured to where they HAVE to be categorized to make sense in something that doesn't make sense in the first place. Even with years of psychological research the mind is still that unreadable black box that psychologists swore up and down that we've mapped out perfectly all these years. It just doesn't make sense because the resources to properly examine aren't available (case studies, legitimate diagnoses, etc.)

Dysphoria is very, very real and almost impossible to dispel or even explain to others. Even if you believe your reason for feeling it is the same as someone else's you have no guarantee because a lot of the main triggers for the feeling aren't something you'd be willing to share. I think that's the biggest issue that y'all are having when the topic gets brought up, because it's sensitive and it's something that you can't explain at all. You can't put it into words because if you did you'd be telling your entire life's story and even then it wouldn't make sense to the person on your right.

I'm not in a position to say what y'all should and shouldn't be doing but placing guidelines as to what counts and what doesn't count as someone being uncomfortable in their own skin doesn't seem productive. Dysphoria is something that needs community support-- so threads like this could really help out people as they're struggling to establish identity solidify their opinion of themselves as opposed to keep feeling undesirable and even less comfortable. And sometimes that dysphoria will fade out with enough community support and those people can determine for themselves whether they truly felt like they were destined to be something else, or whether they just needed to understand themselves.

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Also on the topic of real vs. fake... unless they're making a huge joke out of -kin, I'm not sure that alienating them is really the thing to do. Dysphoria as a whole can be something experienced as long as a lifetime or as short as a few months. I saw on a few blogs people were afraid to come out as no longer being -kin because they thought they'd lose the friends they made, the people who made them gradually accept their identity. Sure, it's probably a little frustrating and might make you feel like people were just pretending, but there also might be people who weren't pretending and just had a change of heart about how they feel about themselves but are getting backlash for their decision. Identity crises and alterations happen all of the time in a lifespan-- should you be angry with your best friend when she confides in you about not wanting to go on the roller coaster you both used to ride? They're still people who experienced a moment of uncertainty, but ended up swaying towards the other side after a time of reflection and experience.

DrunkCat
08-06-2015, 01:52 AM
https://i.imgur.com/IpTHXh.jpg

<3

OhSynapse
08-06-2015, 11:21 AM
https://i.imgur.com/IpTHXh.jpg

<3

Is it wrong that I feel extremely proud to finally be gay-seal'd?

DrunkCat
08-06-2015, 11:40 AM
I honestly can't get over how cute the gif is. It's like, 70% of the reason for doing it. And you should feel proud because the other reason was the huge insightful critique of the "otherkin" culture. I don't care nor really agree but it was impressive in that "neeeerrrrrdddd" way.

OhSynapse
08-06-2015, 12:07 PM
I honestly can't get over how cute the gif is. It's like, 70% of the reason for doing it. And you should feel proud because the other reason was the huge insightful critique of the "otherkin" culture. I don't care nor really agree but it was impressive in that "neeeerrrrrdddd" way.

Oh I know my nerd game was wayyy too strong. I've never gotten the CHANCE to talk about this stuff because I've been on the fence about putting it into data and terminology. Mainly because... well... obvious reasons. I kept debating on whether I should delete it or not so I checked worried about the damage I maybe caused.

So the second I logged in and saw that I busted a gut. Keeping the post up because the delivery was perfect.

Agitoho
08-07-2015, 12:43 PM
https://i.imgur.com/IpTHXh.jpg

<3

Man, I would see something this cute AFTER changing my block of a banner. Eh, I'll save it anyway.

Viciviser
08-07-2015, 03:01 PM
I'm not therian or otherkin. I suppose I do identify with felines more than some people do (crazy cat ladies aside).

I do however know someone who considers herself a Therian. Mainly due to her disconnect with her fellow humans. She has not specified any animal exactly. And she is not certain of being Therian. But she defaults to many animal mentalities similar to both felines and canines. She deals with horses on a daily basis. Training them, running them; bonding with them. So in some ways she has also displayed horse-like traits but this might just be a rub-off.

She says she is many things, but not to pose or even to fit in. But more so she is an enigma even to herself and trying to put any sort of label to her just slips off eventually. Personally, I think that there is some validity to her being Therian on some level though. At least enough that she could easily identify with other Therians, but I'm not certain if she has met any.

WolfNightV4X1
08-21-2015, 09:10 AM
(old thread is old...but whatever)

Hehehe...otherkin

Well it's not like I had not considered the possibility once. Otherkin/Therianism is probably something I would feel because it's essentially this weird and deep inexplicable connection to a certain element/subject. I've been obsessed with animals and wolves since forever, and always 'been' one in the sense it's closest to my identity somehow.

As far as 'literally' being one in a spirit...I've declined to call myself otherkin for the sake of being a realist, Im human and i'm not delusional. Sorry otherkins, but this concept is rather new and a lot of you identify as imaginary characters and inanimate objects and stuff, which doesn't make any sense at all...some of them are a bit mad but I'll roll my eyes and let it slide. Therians are a bit more realistic in a sense that they have historical basis for centuries and revolve around living species rather than nonliving or confirmed-imaginary ones.

So I guess...yeah if you're going to be an otherkin/therian/whatever be reasonable about it, but I can't feel expected to take it seriously as if it's real, I'd smile and laugh and say you're weird.


I'm alright with Otherkin as long as they're not the Tumblr "I'M FICTIONKIN RESPEKT MUH PRONOUNS!!!" people. I believe -kin pronouns were made by Tumblr snowflakes to make themselves feel special. I don't have any beef with people who believe in spirit animals or people that think they were an animal in a past life, I'm only against the people who are doing it to be special snowflakes.

EDIT: I agree with Bornes, believing you were an animal in a past life is fine as long as you can accept that you're human now.

This especially...I am not going to use your fictional pronouns...those are made up...jeez. We even call dogs 'he' or 'she' or 'it', no need to make up new special pronoun words just to suit your Snowflake Syndrome needs.

LazerMaster5
08-23-2015, 09:35 PM
I sexually identify as an attack helicopter. You will respect me.
In all seriousness, I am an average human teenager. While I would gladly turn into my fursona, I do not try to view myself as something other than human. That being said, I think it would be quite fun to pretend you are an animal every now and then. I guess I am just an average furry.

Aquinon
08-25-2015, 10:35 AM
oh god tumblr..no matter what group or fandom you're apart of, it always seems like the worst of the group are on there

maugryph
08-26-2015, 04:28 AM
oh god tumblr..no matter what group or fandom you're apart of, it always seems like the worst of the group are on there
I agree:
Tumblr = drama

Hewge
08-26-2015, 07:14 AM
I never got the reasoning behind focusing hate onto tumblr for reasons such as drama.
I mean, it's a pretty big website, right? It homes pretty much every fandom ever, and many other things in some way.

Of course there's going to be drama. Drama is in all fandoms - heck, even anywhere there's just a group of people there's going to be drama :v

Aquinon
08-26-2015, 08:17 AM
lol, yea..but i personally seem to hear about it more since its a bigger site and covers all these fandoms, word spreads out wider i guess but while there is drama in every fandom or group of people tumblr seems to host the biggest dramas or the most ludicrous ones, which i will not say but this shit stirrer word begins with F