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their identities don't hurt you

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Melksi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Otherkin/Fictionkin is a way for people with mental disorders to cope with day to day life. Taking this away from them only forces them towards more harmful coping methods. Let us have this. 
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SmolSkittyAngel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Otherkin doesn't hurt anyone, its just stupid. 
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Melksi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
It's a way for people with mental disorders to cope with daily life**
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tentacledork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student General Artist
it's on the same level as religion for me. it's ridiculous imo, but as long as they aren't hurting anyone then whatever
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steam66 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
for me, otherkin follow the fetish rule: it's fine to honestly believe you have astral wings and a ten-incher dragon dildo between your legs, but just like your weird diaper fetish and twelve fursuits, you should goddamn keep it to yourself. if you openly identify yourself as such and expect people/parental figures (given the preteen age of most otherkin) to treat you differently (such as, say, disregarding basic health and child care laws to give you raw meat because you're a "wolfkin", or bitching about how you have to wear pants in public like that one tumblrina did) then you're just asking to be judged and ultimately ridiculed.

if you don't want people to give their anonymous opinions about your beliefs on the internet, don't post those beliefs. remember, any information about you that people can learn over the internet is entirely because of you, for the most part.
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AcidSerum Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hey this guy got it right
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autob0t Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
lmao it's not like most otherkin go running on their 4 limbs and go barking / roaring or shit
I mean don't get me wrong there are people like that but most otherkin aren't like that sooooo 
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ModisonProductions Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
the thing is though - that isn't otherkin. like in 2014 i thought the same, however later i found out that's not exactly what it is. 

it can be: 1: otherkin can be a coping mechanism for mentally ill people who feel they have an unstable personality or similar. believing they're kin with a character or animal or fantasy creature can help them find a sense of "who they are" and help them feel more secure.
or 2: otherkin can have to do with the alternate universe / reincarnation theories or beliefs. if someone believes in reincarnation they may be kin with a certain animal or plant. if someone believes in alternate universes they may feel kin with a certain character.

obviously i don't speak for factkin because that's really...stupid and lowkey identity theft tbh.
a lot of otherkin people know they're human and know how to act. but tumblr has really fucked up the real, true definition of otherkin by making it into something like this or saying it's gender. it's sad really because it made me ashamed to say i was otherkin for almost an entire year.
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M00nDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I was talking about the insane ones. It's like the furry fandom, the bad people make everyone look bad and the good people (like me) are stereotyped and shunned. I've met some good otherkin though.
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katkitters Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
has this actually happened to you ? i doubt it.
everyone has the ability to hurt you, but people identifying as otherkin don't hurt you just by being otherkin.
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i love how people actually think otherkin make
their own pronouns and casually go "im dogkin!!! i use
woof/bark pronouns!!! XDDDD"
honest to god what is wrong with yall
otherkin arent hurting anyone and if you think we're hurting
ourselves, that's for us to decide. stop being an ass about it. we
dont give you hate for the stuff you do, why should you hate us
for having an identity
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steam66 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
it's mostly because you have autistic tumblrinas going "oh my god my fucking mom yelled at me for taking her wedding ring. i told her i needed it for my hoard, but she just told me it was hers and i was being extremely disrespectful. i hate my parents, they're so abusive ;(" (and yes, that shit regularly happens).

otherkin mostly draw ridicule from the fact that they put this shit up on the internet and expect people to not judge them for it. even if they don't blatantly tell themselves "i'm just doing this for attention", it's what's going on- by expecting happy responses and positive thoughts about them from people, without any consequences, they are being sheltered, spoiled attention-whoring retards, which gets worse when they complain about people not putting up with their bullshit and attempting to treat them like normal human beings- which is what they are, if just a little bit seriously delusional.

we don't hate you for having an identity. we hate you for using it as a cheap attention-getting strategy and complaining like a spoiled bitch when people react to it with annoyance and ridicule.
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lmfao honestly i agree 100%
A lot of otherkin can be huge attention seekers
and it really angers me pfft
I have a group of friends that are otherkin
and we see this shit on a daily basis and its
pretty sad since honestly, otherkin that arent
from tungle i mean tumblr arent that stupid and
it hurts that we have a shitty generalisation thanks
to a few idiots on tumblr
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steam66 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
otherkin, though, generally is nothing more than a self-importance-increasing delusion
people tend to discover it on the internet, and then suddenly remember they were a dragon in a past life or some shit
that's usually where it stops- feeling slight changes in the air from their movement or the movement of others and attributing it to "astral body parts", looking at people respecting their personal space and deciding that's them avoiding wings or some shit, and feeling like their life has some sort of purpose when they find themselves conforming to the stereotype and collecting random shiny junk around the house to dump in a pile in their room.
it gets worse for some, though- we're talking about the autists who scream and bitch about cis disrespecting of their kin and pronoun, people dressing up as deer and going into the woods to eat grass, and wolfkin eating raw fucking meat and getting confused when their modern human immune systems react poorly to this.
it can even be life threatening- if you believe you're one of the aforementioned raw-meat-eating wolfkin, or one of those weird gem-eating dragonkin, you can end your life at 23 by choking on a plastic diamond while trying to "feed" yourself in your mother's house.
i mean, putting it this way: if i come up to you and declare myself a musketkin, having been fired in the battle of waterloo in a past life, and start shoving black powder and lead down my throat then pushing it down with a wooden rod, you would probably view me as mentally ill, which is the proper reaction to seeing an otherkin do that kind of shit. yet apparently nobody reacts that way to wolfkin eating raw meat, running around with no pants on, deerkin walking around in the woods tearing grass with their teeth, or dragonkin stealing random shit to feed their developing kleptomania, and all of these then complaining on social media (despite the fact that if they really were animals in soul, they would be too fucking unintelligent to use these in any meaningful way) that the closest authority figure (parent, boss, teacher, etc.) isn't standing up to their bullshit.
don't be like these kinds of otherkin. they're fucking retarded, and unfortunately closer to the norm than you'd think, due to its gradually-increasing path of development.
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly the otherkin youre talking
about are sheer delusional but thats
literally only a small portion, dude
im dogkin and you dont see me eating dog food
or chewing on toys?? You don't see me
walking around sniffing other people and
barking. Idk where you get the idea that all otherkin
are deluded and scream at cis people??? Im cis myself lmfao
Honestly though i do know what youre talking
about and those people need help badly
Im mentally ill myself and i dont do any of that
shit lmao
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steam66 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
so you're a dogkin that doesn't directly act upon their delusions.
in other words, you occasionally look at someone and think about humping their leg, or thinking you have a nonexistent tail that wags sometimes.
that's called suppressing uncivilized thoughts, and having a delusion based upon stimuli caused by other things, respectively.
one of those is caused by living in a society with laws. the other is caused by exactly what it says- other things, like air current or your brain generating the feeling from your own beliefs.
it's hard to stomach, but the truth is that you are utterly and completely not special in any practical sense of the word. if the world was a ww2 movie, you aren't the sarge leading the squad- you're that one extra who got mowed down by an MG42 sixty seconds into the movie without any lines or actions beyond running and hitting the dirt. unless you, through your own motivations and actions, change the world or do something to be remembered for of course.
given that that's usually hard to do, especially if some of the easier ways (such as stopping a suicide bomber or school shooter, out of many examples) result in your death, which as an organism you obviously want to prevent while you can still breed, it's the unconscious choice of most people to simply not commit to being special or above-and-beyond in any way, and living out their lives contentedly, ultimately dying rather unremembered.
that's an extremely dark thing to consider- the fear that you are worthless, events are outside of your control, and that nothing you do will amount to anything other than prolonging your death. that's actually some depressive shit right there. but it's beside the point- what i'm trying to imply is that some people choose to manufacture fake specialness about themselves to cope with it, to convince themselves that they aren't just human #8,000,000,094.
hence why you find this cool new trend on the internet- otherkinism! you were once an entity that wasn't human- ooh, how special of you- and it's still popping up in your "new life". from that point on, you begin to subconsciously attribute random shit about the day- looking at a hot intern and feeling something, or slightly shifting your sit in a chair and having new stimuli arrive from your ass nerves to your brain- to this trend, convincing yourself with placebo evidence that you are really a dogkin or something similar.
it's clear you aren't to the stage where you begin to act shit out, but that's often the next phase of otherkinism, once you start believing that you really are special and hence entitled to act that way. i'm sure you aren't because of many factors, but mainly parenting; if the parent raises a kid without spoiling them or showering them with praise for everything, or otherwise sheltering them, they aren't going to start believing they're entitled and unique among the 8-billion-plus strong human race.
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no i dont think about that shit
at all lmfao i know im a human being and
not an animal
I know im not special dude, no otherkin is
I also dont believe in reincarnation and a lot
of otherkin dont believe in it either
Id like to know where you did your research
bc this all applies to delusional idiots, not
the majority of otherkin
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steam66 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
then how did you find yourself to be a dogkin
do elaborate
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lmfao no they dont
Better do ur research ;^)))))
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
tumblr sucks lmao
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Pinecoon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
they hurt my IQ
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Edgy™
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
u must be pretty butthurt to
be bothering to respond to me to make fun
of mentally ill people lmao
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
now THATS edgy
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SPACE--WOLF Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lmFAO ok what
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TyaAndAsha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student General Artist
this
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Pinecoon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
seriously though. They really hurt my IQ.
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They definitely help the mental hospitals stay in business though. 
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Pinecoon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
tru
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Whoa it is 2 AM here so that was quick haha
Glad to see someone else here with common sense.
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Pinecoon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It's only 12 AM for me, + I don't have to get up super early for school.
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SweetPastelStars Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Me either, as a college student, but I'm really just waiting for Carl Jr's to open so I can get free food/nibbles. 
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TyaAndAsha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student General Artist
yeah tbh i dont agree with otherkin but its not my life so i guess it doesnt bother me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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glovannas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
im otherkin but thank you for being respectful!!
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TyaAndAsha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student General Artist
no problem !! the way i see it is as long as ur not hurting uself or someone else it doesnt really matter, do what u want. me not agreeing with it doesnt change anything !! ^____^
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Randomstuff-Stuff Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
:< AH AH AHA H AHAHA AHA
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Student Filmographer
imo it should be changed to MOST otherkin
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Zanysword Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
They may not hurt anybody, but they're hurting themselves. Pretending to bark and howl like a wolf? Trying to show off your plastic vampire fangs? Constantly having to fix your cheap cat ears and tail because you want to feel as though it should look like you're an actual cat? You might as well have a tea party with chocolate milk and cookies with your six year old self and bond over this secret "identity". 
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Willowaffi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   General Artist
How does that hurt themselves? If it makes them happy then who cares if it's strange? 
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Randomstuff-Stuff Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Well many (more exstreme) otherkin act very antisocial and violent saying there channeling there "inner animal" 
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glovannas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
youre probably confusing us with those weird-ass furries
none of my otherkin(including me) would never do that
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Randomstuff-Stuff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
I know, but that's the type many think off
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