I’ve seen a couple post in the tags now about how “trolls in the tags give us bad press”, and I feel like I should chime...
Imagine you’re building a house. You’ve been working on it for ages, for years even. And before you, others came and added to it, bit by bit.
How to “call people out” by the Otherkin tag:
Hey, I can understand that. The tumblr otherkin community consists of crazies
and a small handful of paedos
I would like to clarify a few things, before I continue my regular blogging.
First things first, I don’t hate otherkin. I completely believe in...
Im broke and jobless and cant drive.
What area are you in? There might be one within walking or public transportation distance, and not all of them charge fees. I’m running one in late July in the Harrisburg, PA area that can easily be reached via public transport and the only charge is $20 for food for the weekend. Others meet at restaurants, and there’s no real obligation to join everyone who is eating. You can just get a soda or something. There are even some that meet in public parks. You also might be able to find people in the same area willing to give you a ride.
i’m not joking i live on an acre and a half with woods and a pond and stream plz come ok?
WE KIN SHOULD HAVE A MEET UP SOMEDAY
Why wait for “someday”? We have lots, already scheduled, around the US and a couple in the UK. A full list of all the ones I know about is available on the main page of AnOtherWiki, and anyone can add more. If you need help adding yours, don’t hesitate to ask. :)
Xe sent me an ask to say it was listed on Otherkin Gathering Network (the werelibrary page), and the only thing there in the UK was indeed Elemental Gathering. Now that I look at its website and Facebook page, it looks to me something more like a “faery festival” - more along the lines of Faerieworlds or Faeriecon, albeit smaller.
It’s definitely similar to a faery festival, but I think the fact that the invitation is extended to “all elemental beings” rather than to anyone interested in faeries puts it solidly in the nonhuman events category. I’d compare it to the faeids, and to the similar events held at Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary by the Elflore Family.
Hey, therians and animal-kin from Europe, where are you? I know a couple of you but not enough to start some European gather (*glances at Susitar?*).
- it’s been too long since the EuroHowl happened in the 90’s
- I’m not interested in a general non-animal otherkin gather (this already exists in the UK)*
Curious, what is the UK event you’re thinking of? Sometimes I find myself wishing I knew something to recommend to UK folks.
Likewise. The only active UK event I know of is the Elemental Gathering, which isn’t really connected with the Otherkin community.