I’ve seen more posts and heard more about things like barking, growling, howling, etc. in public.
For me, although I may...
I’ll be honest. I thought a lot, and I mean a lot, about...
trying to find nice things for friends in the otherkin tag is impossible people just want more drama? i want people to talk about...
Yes, we’re still having it on the 5th. However, the restaurant we were going to have it at has had a fire and is still undergoing repairs — found this out on Sunday when I tried to go there. So, venue change - we’re going to have it at Tequila Grande in Vienna, VA instead. http://www.tequilagrande.com/
We’ll be starting at 6pm, and going until at least 8pm possibly later if people want to.
Please let me know if you are planning to attend, so we can have an accurate count to give the wait staff for our table(s). You can reach me at email@example.com as always, or via instant messenger: I’m TrickstersSon on AIM and firstname.lastname@example.org on Google talk. I have a smart phone again, so last minute RSVPs are ok, and rides from the metro can be arranged if necessary but the more notice on that sort of thing the better.
Also, just in case you have trouble finding us when you get there, here is a link to a page with a photo of me so you can recognize me: http://anotherwiki.org/wiki/Jarandhel_Dreamsinger The restaurant staff will not know what you are talking about if you ask them about an otherkin meetup, they just know us as a group of friends who eat there together. Our general policy is discretion, and not involving the staff or other patrons in our spirituality without their consent.
Since the March anniversary of AnOtherWiki I haven’t really been doing much with it beyond updating the event listings. Frankly, it took a lot of work to meet the target number of articles on time, and I needed a bit of a break and a breather to work on other projects. That break is now over, and I’m again beginning work in earnest on the wiki.
One change, perhaps the biggest, is that AnOtherWiki is no longer hosted on a subdomain of Dreamhart.org but rather has its own domain: AnOtherWiki.org All old urls should properly forward to their respective articles on the new domain; if there are any problems with that please let me know.
Another is that I have, for now, decided to remove the Featured Article section. In time that may be restored, but I think that the random article links and the did you know section adequately showcase the contents of the wiki at present. Besides, with no one nominating articles to be featured the selection has been somewhat arbitrary. I’d like to save featured articles for when it can actually mean something and stand as an achievement for an article to be showcased that way.
I’m also making a push towards getting more community involvement in the wiki. At this time I’ve sent out some messages asking groups and individuals if they would be interested in writing articles for the wiki about their kintypes. So far I’ve approached windigowaks, Tuatha de Danaan, Brinn/Kon’yrii, and Leannan Sidhe. I’ve also asked the fivetrees mailing list if anyone there would be interested in writing an article about Guardians for the wiki, as there has been a good bit of overlap between the two communities in the past. I’ll probably be approaching others soon - I’m going to see if I can find current contacts for polymorphs and Rissti, for instance.
We could also use a lot of help cataloging otherkin websites and other resources, writing about influential persons and groups, making a glossary of community jargon and terms from remembered languages, and just generally expanding the content we have. We’ve planted the seeds of a great encyclopedia by, for, and about our community. Now let’s help it grow.
Who here is a Therian, Otherkin, or Fictionkin who doesn’t feel species dysphoria? I’m really curious.
Are you talking about the real vampire community (psychic, sanguinarian, etc) or are you talking about fictionkin who identify with specific fictional portrayals of vampires? I’m not aware of any members of the real vampire community experiencing dysphoria. As for fictionkin, I haven’t run into enough fictionkin vampires to really say whether it’s common for them or not. I would not say fictionkin as an overall group have reported more dysphoria than the rest of the otherkin community.
my theriotypes are from reincarnation. my fictive types, i feel, are not.
I wish there were a clean way to split this into a separate thread on tumblr. Anyway, question - if you don’t attribute your fictive types to reincarnation, what do you attribute them to?
Meetup Reminder - Saturday, December 8th at 6pm at the Lost Dog Cafe here in Merrifield, VA:https://plus.google.com/106024800889702113944/about?gl=us&hl=en
Crazy soulbonder, actually, not fictionkin. But otherwise I tend to agree.
Hey, so I have a really personal request that would be super awesome if any of you could get to me. I know it’s kind of strange, but hear me out.
I posted this on my main blog, but I think I’ll get more results here. I’m doing a creative writing project in which I find people and either they or I write a six word story about how they identify and then I put it in a collage thing I’m doing.
And I don’t have any otherkin, really. Or anything. So if any of you could take a picture of yourself and somehow incorporate a six word story about how you identify and then send it over, that would be really wonderful and it would mean a lot to me.
All I need is your photo and the six word story in the photo somehow. You’ll be entirely anonymous unless you want to tell me a bit about yourself so I can make a note of it for the project. You can even hide your face if you want. I just really need it soon, okay?
I’m looking for any of the following
- pretty much any identity that isn’t straight cis male (already have one of those), bisexual cis female (also have one of those), genderfluid DFAAB (have one of those), or male crossdresser (got one of those, too.).
I hope you, and anyone thinking of responding to you, realizes that this could pose a problem for people. They would, effectively, be outing themselves. Think a Facebook photo of yourself drunk makes it hard to get a job these days? Try one outing you as otherkin, fictionkin, etc etc.
I’m not saying don’t do it, my own photo is quite public in connection with what I identify as. But don’t do it if you have any interest in keeping your identity and your face separate online. If you wouldn’t be able to handle the fallout in your personal or professional life from this image going public, don’t send it.