Thanks for reminding me. Better yet is when they're hybrids that by all rights should not exist or have screwed themselves into sterility / a dead end generations ago.Though, I remembered another thing that bugs me about the fandom... the fursonas that are hybrids of pretty much every species ever in an attempt to be original.
I know, I was kidding. I actually sent in a letter to my paper to ask that Obama be based on his character rather than his name and race. Which got some huge responses, both agreeing and disagreeing.I wasn't saying you were. I was merely noting that it looks like we're moving forward on the "hating each other on an individual basis" front.
To be honest the thing I dislike most about the fandom is the lack of open criticism and lack of individuals willing to put their foot down and say "No!" and stick to it. I don't think that fits anywhere in the poll.
I really couldnt answer you on that, I wouldnt honestly know, there are some otherkin out there that have their heads so far up their tails, I think they bring more problems down on the rest of us than they will admit.
Otherkin, Therians and Furries are all part of the same supergroup anyway, while being distinctivly seperate groups and communities of our own, you cant deny that the three of us share elements in common.
I would personaly perfer to focus on what makes us the same, rather than what makes us different. I avoid, some otherkin sites and IRC channels, because the admins are on an ego-trip, and I really dont like this "I've been around the community longer than you, respect me or die" bullshit.
All I will tell you, is that not all otherkin are the same.
Glad we understand each other.
I /really/ dont feel like getting caught up in an otherkin V therian debate, I dont know much of anything about the history of these groups, and I dont want to know for a reason, its non of my concern. I know there is a shit-ton of bad blood between the three groups, and I honestly dont want to be involved in it, I certainly see your point.In my course of being a fur for 9 years, and being part of the online community for at least 5, nearly every single Otherkin I have come across with the rare few exceptions have been disgusting filthy excuses for living matter. Sitting there on their computers bastardizing the spirituality of another group and bawwing the moment someone calls them on their trash, or sitting there acting like they are so amazing because they have some special soul that makes them different.
They are "usually" so self absorbed with their own little ideas of "Baww I was supposed to be this" or "In my past life I was this". To that respect what does it matter now, what you could have, should, once was? You are what you are now. Deal with it. Your past is not to lament on, it is to look to and learn from. Your could have beens and should have beens are not to be obsessed over, but to be noticed, noted, and then move on.
Most of the otherkin I know, and regularly hang out with, are also furries, and are some of the most friendly and down-to-earth people I know. But I have met many who I feel bring needless problems down on the rest of us.Keep in mind I am not saying I hate Otherkin outright. I have met rare exceptions, rare to me, that have been wonderful individuals who actually treat their spirituality like a spirituality and the way they go about it makes good sense. They also have the utmost respect for other groups and spirituality. I like Otherkin who are like that. So if you are not one of the ones I mention, and you don't act how I mentioned don't take offense, because I'm not targeting you. It's more of a target with a problem I see within the Otherkin Community. Many people have joined the Otherkin Community for the same reason many people have joined the Fur community. They want to feel special and to be accepted but by entering with this mindset they ruin what they try to be assimilated into.
Its just how I see them, because of the traits we have in common, our affinity for animals for example, if Im wrong, fair enough.No, Otherkin, Therians, and furries are not part of some super group. You see, unfortunately many people including the media have made this mistake, that since there are furries who are also Otherkin, or that there are furries who are also Therian, they think that either part is associated directly with the fandom or they are all part of one super group. It's so inane to even begin to think that way.
Oh I have seen that happen, its the reason I dont frequent those sites, you end up with the admins siding with "the whole pack of otherkin" and accusing you of starting drama. But I have had the same kind of anti-otherkin issues with some furries that (along with my misanthropic and deeply cynical nature) fueled my anti-fur complex for months.I cannot tell you how many Otherkin out there hate furries. They are not associated with the fandom at all. I've spent some time on another site explaining the history of Therian only for a whole pack of Otherkin who openly express their hate for furries, jump down my throat for daring to point out the obvious.
And yesâ€¦ There is no â€œdramaâ€ category. The reason being; there is drama everywhere, not just in the furry communityâ€¦ Deal.