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liongoatsnake:

liongoatsnake:

On September 11th 2000, the website Otherkin Resource Center was created with otherkin generally defined as being “people who believe that their souls are not human.” Listed under the section for “Kinds of ‘Kin included “werefolk” under the subsection “shapeshifters”….

Thank-you for the the link to the older version of the website. I saw the copyright, but then got confused based on what was said in the news page.

You’re welcome.  Thank you for keeping the memory of that place alive.  The ORC was one of the first sites I read on the subject of otherkin when I first found the community, and the very first to plainly state a definition of the term.  It was also the best site to go to, for a long time, to find the various mailing lists that at the time made up the bulk of the community.  It, and its owner, are missed.

liongoatsnake:

On September 11th 2000, the website Otherkin Resource Center was created with otherkin generally defined as being “people who believe that their souls are not human.” Listed under the  section for “Kinds of ‘Kin included “werefolk” under the subsection “shapeshifters”. (Labeling therians under shapeshifters and as mythical creatures in identity likely due to the number of “weres” around that time who considered themselves real life werebeasts or spiritually as werebeasts of some sort.) The link under werefolk also included links to were websites including WereWeb, Shifters.org, Were.net, and the Shapeshifter and Werewolf Handbook which were very popular resources for therians around the early 2000s.

Another interesting thing about the website in relation to therians is that though the term “animalkin” is used it is used to refer to animalistic creatures such as dragons, unicorns, and gryphons.


Source:
  “Otherkin Resource Center,” Wayback Machine, March 31 2001, http://web.archive.org/web/20010331072609/http://www.otherwonders.com/otherkin/index.html [accessed October 2 2014].

I’m sorry, but the dates you’ve given are not correct.  The Otherkin Resource Center existed prior to September 11th, 2000 - it was already active when I joined the community on May 1, 1999 and my own awakening story was published there that year. You may be confused because it was previously located at a different address - http://web.archive.org/web/19991008091617/http://www.absinthia.com/otherkin/

On the earliest archived version of the site at the otherwonders url it lists the copyright as being from 1998-2001, so the launch date was sometime in 1998.  I can’t be more specific than that, I’m afraid.