do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.It’s in words
My endless list of favorite characters [13/??] Kurashita Tsukimi from Kuragehime
Otherkin is a really touchy subject on this site. I’m going to try and answer this in the most respectful way possible. But please understand these are my feelings and you dont have to agree with them.
Otherkin can truly be a very comforting way of identifying. In some religious/spiritualities, someone who is otherkin is thought to be the reincarnated form of their past life. It is believed they hold onto some of the feelings and memories o their past life. People have very strong beliefs tied to this, and truly believe that they have the spirit of a plant/animal/ect. I respect these people and beliefs, so long as they are appropriate and respectful about it.
Ok, whats an example of being respectful about their identity?
One is not shoving their beliefs down anyones throat. Another very important thing is pronouns. Using respectful pronouns in relation to the trans community. The biggest three pronouns we see toay are she, he, and they. However there are other ones like xi or ze, but I admit I am not 100% sure of how those originated. If someone who is otherkin understands that they share the soul of their identifier, they should understand that as someone in a human vessel, they should use pronouns accordingly.
Is there wrong pronouns?
I believe so, yes. Some people refer to them as “noun pronouns” Pronouns that are actuially using a thing as an identifier. Things like bunself, plantself, or faeself count as noun pronouns. These are not pronouns. Not in my view anyway. using one of these pronouns would be like if I used the pronouns human/humanself.
Yes. In my opinion, I don’t believe that you can identify as something that is not real. Werewolves, vampiries, and fairies, for example. They are not real things, and I don’t think you can identify with something that isnt real. You may like the idea of it, but that doesnt mean you identify with it.
Otherkin who are respectful, who understand the history and reasons behind their identification, who understand pronoun use and will not shove this down people are throats are completely understandable and I respect them completely.