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...
Silveth, ChasingCarabou, and Reimaden, I think I’m mostly looking at you here, but it’s an open question to anyone who thinks an otherkin shelter/community center/etc is necessary and that people would travel to visit it, wherever it got set up:
When’s the last time you traveled to visit Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary?
I mean, this is a space that was set up in 1987. It was specifically described as “the green havens for elfinfolk”. But you know what? I don’t hear much about otherkin — elves or otherwise — going there. There was a little contact many years back, around 2003 or so, but it seemed to just die out before anything came of it. A largely parallel community, the faeids, grew out of one of the gathers there. But there’s relatively little overlap between our two communities.
If otherkin aren’t willing to make the trip to a major sanctuary which specifically has “Wild Magick Gathering” and “Elf Fest” among its festivals, I don’t see many making a trip to a much smaller community center.