Im all for being whatever gender you want, whatever sexuality you want, all’s kosher, but if you identify as _____ kin of any kind, please, go outside.
Its just people who strongly believe (usually through reincarnation) that they use to be another animal, I currently identify…
Alright, this shit here is cool and I can feel it. But otherkin is most often defined as someone who is, at least partially, not human. I enjoy your own definition of it and it’s pretty chill, but I know there’s still a majority of tumblr users where they really aren’t trolling, they’re lost in this escape of real life by deciding they are something they aren’t.
Most of these people are socially inept, and have other issues to deal with, and it’s ridiculous to try to escape reality in such an absurd way. I’m sorry if my post offended you, but it wasn’t really directed to those who have a grip on reality.
So again, if you have a belief that you are/partially are a plant or animal or other third party thing, please go outside. You’re on a site that only encourages your delusions, and it’s not helpful to you as an individual.
I’ve been really really curious about otherkin/mediakin culture and the absolute vast majority of people who identify that way believe that they are reincarnations of the ‘kin they identify with. In fact, I would say that it’s part of the definition that makes someone ‘kin at all. The definition is not “someone who identifies as mostly/partially not human” as in their physical body, but as in their soul (reincarnation). I can’t count the number of groups and threads and communities that are just about otherkin trying to ‘recover lost memories’ or talking about ‘past life’ experiences (take those as you will.)
I agree with your sentiments regarding the people who do believe they are not human in body, and I do think a healthy dose of salt should be taken before getting into any kind of deep otherkin spirituality/personal lore, but I do think that it warrants clarifying that reincarnation is like, the entire backbone on which the very idea that ‘otherkinism’ rests on.