History UsefulNotes / Otherkin

17th Jul '16 1:48:41 AM BinaryStep
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17th Jul '16 1:48:40 AM BinaryStep
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Yet another similar concept is the "fictionkin" or "otaukin," who believe that they are a fictional character, the same way an otherkin believes they are an animal or mythological creature.

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Yet another similar concept is the "fictionkin" or "otaukin," "otakukin," who believe that they are a fictional character, the same way an otherkin believes they are an animal or mythological creature.
25th May '16 7:17:55 PM GuiRitter
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The first documentations about otherkin may go as far back as the Middle Ages during the era in which people were prosecuted because they were werewolves. Back then you could get prosecuted because the neighborhood didn't like you, in which case he attributed werewolvery to you (because what other reasons could you give for the cow that was flat out dead with all organs spattered al over the place). Believe it or not, some people that were prosecuted believed what the neighborhood said and they told all their "deeds" to the court. Scientists later on gathered evidence that in truth, they suffered from "lycantropia" or "werewolf illness".

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The first documentations about otherkin may go as far back as the Middle Ages during the era in which people were prosecuted because they were werewolves. Back then you could get prosecuted because the neighborhood didn't like you, in which case he attributed werewolvery to you (because what other reasons could you give for the cow that was flat out dead with all organs spattered al allall over the place). Believe it or not, some people that were prosecuted believed what the neighborhood said and they told all their "deeds" to the court. Scientists later on gathered evidence that in truth, they suffered from "lycantropia" or "werewolf illness".
26th Apr '16 8:48:29 AM FuzzyBoots
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Yet another similar concept is the "fictionkin," who believe that they are a fictional character, the same way an otherkin believes they are an animal or mythological creature.

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Yet another similar concept is the "fictionkin," "fictionkin" or "otaukin," who believe that they are a fictional character, the same way an otherkin believes they are an animal or mythological creature.
12th Nov '15 7:08:53 PM saevitia
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Yet another similar concept is the "tulpa," which is the total {{defictionalization}} of a fictional character into a real person (either entirely coincidentally - the person who is just like the character just happens to exist, unknown to the creator of the character - or as an intentional effort by a person to make themselves into the image of the character), or the attempt to summon a real, once living person BackFromTheDead by intentionally recreating them (the outright ''real'' way, and the closest thing RealLife has to ''verified'' BackFromTheDead, involves the use of existing audio/video footage of the person, animation, lighting, and special effects work to create a VirtualGhost - the technique used with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and Music/TupacShakur to create "live" performance by them long after their deaths. The other way is a very large overlap with the concept of the "walk-in" above, and is ''obviously entirely unverifiable'' and in the realm of occult magick and spiritualism, but it involves a follower of such a belief choosing to recreate themselves as their "walk-in" or the person they wish to maintain the "life" of in some or even ''all'' ways.)

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Yet another similar concept is the "tulpa," which is the total {{defictionalization}} of "fictionkin," who believe that they are a fictional character into a real person (either entirely coincidentally - character, the person who is just like the character just happens to exist, unknown to the creator of the character - or as an intentional effort by a person to make themselves into the image of the character), or the attempt to summon a real, once living person BackFromTheDead by intentionally recreating them (the outright ''real'' way, and the closest thing RealLife has to ''verified'' BackFromTheDead, involves the use of existing audio/video footage of the person, animation, lighting, and special effects work to create a VirtualGhost - the technique used with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and Music/TupacShakur to create "live" performance by them long after their deaths. The other same way is a very large overlap with the concept of the "walk-in" above, and is ''obviously entirely unverifiable'' and in the realm of occult magick and spiritualism, but it involves a follower of such a belief choosing to recreate themselves as their "walk-in" or the person an otherkin believes they wish to maintain the "life" of in some are an animal or even ''all'' ways.)
mythological creature.
17th Mar '15 8:14:59 AM nombretomado
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Contrary to popular belief, Otherkin is not directly tied to the FurryFandom. There are Otherkin who are not furries, and vice-versa, and while there are Otherkin furries, it is not a requirement for either group to belong to the other. Many in the Otherkin community tend to dislike furries for "fooling around", and many furries tend to dislike Otherkin for [[SeriousBusiness "taking things too seriously."]]

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Contrary to popular belief, Otherkin is not directly tied to the FurryFandom.UsefulNotes/FurryFandom. There are Otherkin who are not furries, and vice-versa, and while there are Otherkin furries, it is not a requirement for either group to belong to the other. Many in the Otherkin community tend to dislike furries for "fooling around", and many furries tend to dislike Otherkin for [[SeriousBusiness "taking things too seriously."]]



Another subgroup would be vampires/vampyres and [[TheFairFolk Fae]]. These usually have ''no'' connection to FurryFandom at all (and associating them with such may be a BerserkButton) because they generally have little or nothing to do with animal motifs. They can also range from people who fully believe themselves to be human but are simply roleplaying, to people who believe that vampire or faerie mythology had a grain of truth to it and that the spiritual archetype describes their feelings/drives/emotions/physical needs, to people who actually believe they ''are'' vampires or faeries. For some this can be a part of religion as well (there is an entire subgroup in NeoPaganism devoted to faerie magick).

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Another subgroup would be vampires/vampyres and [[TheFairFolk Fae]]. These usually have ''no'' connection to FurryFandom UsefulNotes/FurryFandom at all (and associating them with such may be a BerserkButton) because they generally have little or nothing to do with animal motifs. They can also range from people who fully believe themselves to be human but are simply roleplaying, to people who believe that vampire or faerie mythology had a grain of truth to it and that the spiritual archetype describes their feelings/drives/emotions/physical needs, to people who actually believe they ''are'' vampires or faeries. For some this can be a part of religion as well (there is an entire subgroup in NeoPaganism devoted to faerie magick).
15th Jan '15 4:13:35 PM RevolutionStone
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Yet another similar concept is the "tulpa," which is the total {{defictionalization}} of a fictional character into a real person (either entirely coincidentally - the person who is just like the character just happens to exist, unknown to the creator of the character - or as an intentional effort by a person to make themselves into the image of the character), or the attempt to summon a real, once living person BackFromTheDead by intentionally recreating them (the outright ''real'' way, and the closest thing RealLife has to ''verified'' BackFromTheDead, involves the use of existing audio/video footage of the person, animation, lighting, and special effects work to create a VirtualGhost - the technique used with [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and Music/TupacShakur to create "live" performance by them long after their deaths. The other way is a very large overlap with the concept of the "walk-in" above, and is ''obviously entirely unverifiable'' and in the realm of occult magick and spiritualism, but it involves a follower of such a belief choosing to recreate themselves as their "walk-in" or the person they wish to maintain the "life" of in some or even ''all'' ways.)
2nd Jun '14 6:54:57 AM FastEddie
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Welcome to the world of Otherkin, a particularly odd subculture that has recently gained some attention online. (Though said attention tends to come from people who are bored of mocking the FurryFandom.)

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Welcome to the world of Otherkin, a particularly odd subculture that has recently gained some attention online. (Though said attention tends to come from people who are bored of mocking the FurryFandom.) \n



Some people suggest that Otherkin have undiagnosed UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, given how many people with this condition describe feeling like they are different from other people. Others hypothesize that the Otherkin are simply annoying douchebags who think they're better than everyone else. However, some Otherkin assert that [[BlessedWithSuck different does not automatically equate to better]]. (As only ''one'' example there, most self-identified vampires/vampyres are nocturnal, which can cause work and interpersonal restrictions - some people cannot trust nocturnal people or live with them. Also, whether it be as a result of actual physical differences - for example, porphyria and a sleep phase disorder combined can have the effect - the person interprets as vampirism or YourMindMakesItReal or both, some of those also have sun sensitivity and anemia-like conditions.) Then of course there are people who believe in reincarnation and believe that an otherkin might legitimately have spent past lives as a different creature. For the more scientifically inclined, there have been attempts to study the phenomenon documented in various Otherkin and Therian communities. Advocacy groups to spread awareness of otherkin issues are small but [[http://otherkin.net they exist]] [[http://main.otherkinalliance.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 and have comprehensive FAQs for those who are unfamiliar with or skeptical of the concept]].
8th Apr '14 12:06:59 PM hydrix
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The first documentations about otherkin may go as far back as the Middle Ages during the era in which people were prosecuted because they were werewolves. Back then you could get prosecuted because the neighborhood didn't like you, in which case he attributed werewolvery to you (because what other reasons could you give for the cow that was flat out dead with all organs spattered al over the place). Believe it or not, some people that were prosecuted believed what the neighborhood said and they told all their "deeds" to the court. Scientists later on gathered evidence that in truth, they suffered from "lycantropia" or "werewolf illness".
13th Feb '14 9:10:08 AM SlashBolt
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There are several variations on the Otherkin phenomenon, but at it's most basic level it can defined as individuals with an overwhelming sense of having the wrong species. What species the the Otherkin do feel like can range from any ordinary animal to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], [[NobleDemon demons]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropes]] and basically [[FantasyKitchenSink every fantastic being under the sun you've ever heard of]] and a considerable number that you haven't. In some cases, the otherkin claim that their experience is similar to that of [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender people]] in that they are born in a body that doesn't match with the way they feel spiritually/intellectually. While some strains of Otherkin do claim their [IJustWantToBeNormal connection] to animals is a spiritual one, typically most of the aforementioned animals will be an animal that's [[MarySue currently popular]].

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There are several variations on the Otherkin phenomenon, but at it's most basic level it can defined as individuals with an overwhelming sense of having the wrong species. What species the the Otherkin do feel like can range from any ordinary animal to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], [[NobleDemon demons]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropes]] and basically [[FantasyKitchenSink every fantastic being under the sun you've ever heard of]] and a considerable number that you haven't. In some cases, the otherkin claim that their experience is similar to that of [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} transgender people]] in that they are born in a body that doesn't match with the way they feel spiritually/intellectually. While some strains of Otherkin do claim their [IJustWantToBeNormal connection] [[IJustWantToBeNormal connection]] to animals is a spiritual one, typically most of the aforementioned animals will be an animal that's [[MarySue currently popular]].
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