ughh that post was so rambling and incoherent but i don’t know how to improve it.
Basically, you have a right to be upset because of the troll...
(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....
You’re welcome. :) I’m trying to promote more awareness, here on tumblr, of all the non-tumblr otherkin resources. I know otherkin.net isn’t really doing a great job in that regard anymore, which is why I’ve tried to take up some of that role with AnOtherWiki and Dreamhart.org’s own link directory. And I know there’s still a lot of work to be done…
OK. I’ve decided that I’m going to stay on here this account but only follow beings I’m actually friends with. In addition, I won’t be tracking the #otherkin, #nonhuman, or #therian tags. If you want me to see something, tag it #arudem.
I may come back to the community once we can discuss things productively, w/out trolls.
Oh wait, that’ll never happen.
Either apply the block button liberally whenever you see a troll account, or head for LJ, Dreamwidth, Facebook, or any of the hundreds of otherkin forums, mailing lists, and IRC channels. They’re all pretty good at weeding out trolls, they’ve been doing it for years. The first step is simply not accepting every claim, no matter how ridiculous, uncritically.
Kin need a safe zone here on Tumblr because we’re losing our internet community safety place by place, and most real life therapists aren’t going to condone our identities without suggesting ‘cures’ or ‘remedies.’
Mailing lists, forums, livejournal communities, dreamwidth communities, facebook communities, meetup groups, IRC channels, etc. There are an awful lot of spaces for otherkin on the internet. We’ve been around for a long time, and we’re not losing any of them. Not even this one, unless we choose to leave it. No one’s making us.
Secondly, I really wish tumblr otherkin would stop it with the therapists will think we’re crazy and want to cure us meme. It’s not true. This has actually been put to the test, there are whole sections about it in thegreenwolf’s Field Guide to Otherkin. Please, don’t perpetuate the phobia of therapy that some otherkin, particularly here on tumblr, seem to have. Therapists are not going to lock you up or try to do any kind of reparative therapy on you for being otherkin unless you state that it’s causing you to be non-functional and you request their help. And even then, they’re not going to care much about the belief but on getting you to be functional in daily life.
On Wednesday, April 4th I posted that we had reached 34 articles from a starting point of 17 on Monday, April 2nd.
Today I’m happy to announce that we have redoubled that number again, today reaching 69 articles.
As I said in my previous post, many of these articles are quite sparse. There’s a lot of work to be done to flesh them out, and a vast number of articles still to be added. So I’m putting out another request for help. Join us, help us reach our next milestone of 136 articles.
Share with us your websites, forums, chats. Your gathers, minigathers, and meetups. Share with us your knowledge of the community, its terms, and the people who make it up. As I’ve said before: This is our encyclopedia, written for our community by our community and about our community. Let’s make it everything it can be.
If you’d like to help with this project, please join us at http://anotherwiki.dreamhart.org