Mind blown, anon. Really that means a lot to me. I’m glad I was able to change your mind!
Nice messages like this make me regret not posting more.
If you’re gonna claim to be an animal at heart, at least know what the fuck you’re talking about.
I’m looking at you, wolfkin who form “packs” or...
“Based my elven self on Tolkien lore.”
“Based my character on Tolkien lore.”
Funny how similar these two statements read.
My amazing and beautiful otherkin life.
10 AM: Drag ass out of bed.
12 PM: Dine on whatever takeout is in the fridge.
1 PM: Work.
4 PM: Binge on...
Just fyi, Sphynxcat has some suggestions for blood substitutes & recipes using beef blood on her site: sphynxcatvp.nocturna.or… so your Anon might find those helpful.
My experience with the sang I donate for, and what I’ve seen of other vamps I know, is that substitutes are good in the short term but not the long term. I actually think there’s some danger of sangs getting too dependent on them, and trying to rely on them rather than seek an actual donor, because it makes the hunger seem less without addressing the underlying need. So I don’t normally recommend substitutes if someone says they’re having trouble finding a donor.
We were friends first, and she needed one so I offered. That’s all there was to it. Frankly, I don’t understand donors who approach it differently - I chose to donate for her because she was my friend, I knew she was legit, she had the training to draw blood safely, and I’d seen her physical symptoms when she didn’t get blood for a while. I wasn’t just looking around for a random vampire to donate to, like a lot of people seem to.
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.
I’m really fairly average among the older members of the community. I’d like to see more experienced otherkin active on tumblr, but hey - nothing says people have to limit themselves to tumblr if they’re exploring the community either. Check out some of the old mailing lists and the older forums like Embracing Mystery. Here’s some links to help you connect with the otherkin community outside of tumblr:
And for some of my personal recommendations, check out http://dreamhart.org/2012/01/a-revised-otherkin-faq/
Not sure how many folks here have already heard, but I run the Northern Virginia Otherkin Meetup (which also welcomes therians and real vampires) along with Raven Sabo of House Eclipse. If anyone here is in the area and interested in attending, we’d love to see you. Our next meetup will be on Saturday, April 20th from 6pm to 8pm (we may go later) at Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine on Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA.
Please comment below, or email me at jarandhel at gmail dot com, to let me know if you’re coming so we can tell the staff what size table we’ll need. Rides from the Vienna metro can also be arranged if needed.
There’s also a mailing list for the group: http://groups.google.com/group/otherkin-support-group/ I highly recommend joining it to be kept up to date on when the next meeting is, I don’t always make it around to all the various sites to post updates.
I’m very pleased to announce that, despite recent Denial of Service attacks on AnOtherWiki, we’re still here and we’re still going strong. Tonight we’ve hit a new milestone - 400 articles. This is an amazing achievement since we just hit 300 articles on December 24, 2012. We’re currently averaging roughly 2.56 articles a day. We’re hoping to do better still, though, and are aiming for a whopping 600 articles by the wiki’s one-year anniversary on March 20, 2013!
This is our encyclopedia, written for our community by our community and about our community. All it costs us is a bit of time and effort, and the reward is quite worth it. Let’s work together to make it everything it can be.
As always, a big “Thank You!” to everyone who has helped make this possible, and who continues to help us as we grow and mature as a wiki.
It seems there were a couple of problems with account creation on AnOtherWiki. While you could sign up using the login/create account link in the upper right, the link to create an account under the Help:Registration page did not work properly. This has now been corrected.
Further, it appears that I set up the DNSBLs that AnOtherWiki uses to be a bit too strict. As a result, some Comcast users were incorrectly being blocked due to their presence on the Policy Block List of spamhaus.org. I have now stopped using zen.spamhaus.org, which incorporates the Policy Block List, and am using the Spam Block List and Exploit Block List individually. Other users besides Comcast may have been affected, it was just reported by someone using Comcast. If you tried signing up before and were told you were using an open proxy when you weren’t, try again. If you’re still having trouble, send me an email (jarandhel at gmail dot com) with your IP address and I’ll look into it.
Finally, I’ve changed the captcha questions to try to make things a little easier for folks new to the community. If you’re still having trouble with them, or would like to suggest additional general-knowledge otherkin questions that could be used as captchas, please email me at the address above.
AnOtherWiki was started on March 21, 2012. As of 11:00pm EST, December 24, 2012 it now hosts 300 articles about otherkin, therians, vampires and related communities. That’s an average of 1.075 new articles every day. This is an amazing milestone, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to make it possible.
AnOtherWiki also hosts what I believe is the most complete and up-to-date listing of upcoming events for otherkin, therians, and vampires anywhere in our communities - though I’m always looking for new ones to add.
I’ve also been making a concerted effort to expand AnOtherWiki’s listing of resources within these communities, and jargon used by our communities. These are ongoing efforts, and will likely take quite a while to complete.
Many of these articles are also still 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 on a wide variety of subjects. So I’m putting out another request for help: Join AnOtherWiki as editors, and help us continue to grow.
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. All it costs us is a bit of time and effort, and the reward is quite worth it. So let’s work together to make it everything it can be.