(Substituting Christianity in place of Otherkin for hyperbolic effect.)
Are otherkin the new furry?
Only if you mean in the literal sense that one community is a bit younger than the other....
In my first post on Tumblr, I ought to mention that I am a very busy person. With my duties and my projects I am rarely given time to...
I simultaenously think its hilarious, pathetic and fucking repulsive.
I’m just being a curious little bugger right now, and want to ask a question.
Do you, personally, classify Fictionkin as Otherkin? Or, better yet, do you believe the claims of Fictionkin to be legit?
I’m not saying if I do or don’t or any of that. Just curious.
As for whether or not fictionkin, by definition, are otherkin? Yes, I think they are. Even the human ones: one of the earliest otakukin in the otherkin community, the group which originated the concept of fictionkin/mediakin, claimed to be Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho.
As for whether their claims are legitimate? Some fictionkin yes. I count myself among these, though I’m not public about the two fictionkin lives I remember. Others, no. I find many people jump on the bandwagon with regard to claiming they are popular media figures, and in many cases this seems to be attention-seeking behavior. Ultimately, I judge based on the individual and their behavior as well as how consistent their stated beliefs are both internally and with known facts.
This is my approach with non-fictional otherkin as well. For instance: I would be highly skeptical of an otherkin claiming to remember an agrarian society which was also nomadic, as this lacks consistency with any known agrarian society and would not logically follow from the agrarian social model.