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  1. Polymorphs as kintype

    A polymorph is a poorly defined being: its characteristics are unclear and generic, dubious and there’s a lot of space open to interpretation. This article aims providing a basic set of information to make it clear what a polymorph as a kintype is and its characteristics. Some references of this article are in footnotes, the others are private messages that will be kept away from public view.
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    What is Otherkin? - An Introduction To The Otherkin Community

    The otherkin community is perhaps one of the most bewildering subcultures you’ll find on the internet today. There are many articles about otherkin on the internet today. The purpose of this article is to provide a basic overview of the otherkin community that is understandable by both people who are curious and people who have never heard of the community before.
  3. What is a Copinglink?

    A copinglink is someone who consciously chooses to identify as(or relate to) a non-human creature or a fictional entity as a means for coping.
  4. The Company Of Wolves

    A brief overview of wolves covering their history, pack structure, behavior, and more.
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    Other-Hearted vs. Otherkin

    As the Otherkin community continues to grow the term is shaped and warped to encompass everyone and is often misinterpreted. A ‘movement’ that is gaining momentum now is trying to change the definition of Otherkin to encompass those who have strong feelings towards, or relate well with non-human beings. This thought process most likely comes from the lack of knowledge of a term that already exists for those who strongly relate to non-human beings. To fully understand these terms and their...
  6. On "Astral Limbs" and "Phantom Limbs"

    In my time in the community I have seen many common misconceptions younger and newer members have fallen into using through confusion and uncertainty. I could perhaps write a huge article on so many of these, but I've decided to settle on just one for this piece and that is a misconception that has been cropping up very often lately. Many people, especially (but certainly not exclusively) those who come from Tumblr often are seen using the term "astral limbs". Which at first glance makes...
  7. Draconity, Dragons and the media

    A Guide to provide information about the diversity of dragonkin, a brief look into basic mythologies surrounding dragons and then opinions and personal explanations on the misconceptions of their portrayal in the media. I can't and don't claim to speak for all dragons with this, it is just a personal interpretation. Diverse range and beliefs of dragonkin Dragonkin are a very diverse group of individuals each having there own beliefs and experiences relevant to their own draconity. No one...
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    Terminology & Lexicon

    While it is by no means an exhaustive listing, this article provides a list of terminology that is commonly used in the otherkin community, as well as definitions for said terms. Otherkin - People who identify either partially or wholly as one or more non-human beings, entities, or concepts in a psychological or spiritual manner. Transspecies - The term "transspecies" has been used to describe individuals who identify as otherkin or therians. This term is considered offensive to some in...
  9. Common Biases

    This is meant to touch on some common biases I see crop up a lot on tumblr, new otherkin, etc. Note that 'bias' doesn't necessarily mean a heavily slanted extreme opinion, but often just an illogical opinion that an argument should not be based on if it wishes to stand firm. Bias is building the house on sand, so to speak. Definitions taken from Wikipedia, but these are quite common definitions you should find in any psychology textbook or scientific research manual. My additional comments...
  10. Of People Who Identify As Plants

    Otherkin are people who identify as nonhuman on an integral and personal level. What otherkin specifically identify as can vary greatly, though animal-identified people (called specifically therians for Earth animals or animalkin for animals in general) are some of the most common. Less common, but still off and on seen in the otherkin communities are plant-identified people. They are people who identify as a living organism that gains energy through photosynthesis which exists or once...
  11. A Guide To Shifts

    Shifting is an integral part of being therian to the vast majority of us. Whether we experience one type of shift or many one thing is for certain; it shapes all of us and often times helps us in discovering what we are. It can occur in varying strengths and frequency and be both a positive or negative experience.
  12. Falisities of Fae Vol. 2

    Falsities of Fae Vol. 2 I wanted to write something to go along with Nyht Myst's article, as there really isn't enough information on Fae around here. There are so few of us, it's a subject rarely discussed. There is so much random information online, but none of it matches us exactly, it is impossible to do so. I can't explain to you every Fae, no sooner than I could explain to you every human. Each of the Falsities, Misconceptions, Myths, and Misbeliefs she listed effect me differently....
  13. Falsities of Fae

    We get asked the same question or hear the same comments about fae over and over again to the point it makes our blood boil and we wish we could scream it out to the world that isn't true, its a misconception, a rumor, a wives' tale! We've found ourselves getting irate when responding to them, having to put down the keyboard and take a breath, explaining why that's a lie, wearily brushing it aside, or even laughing at them, these falsities of fae. Every kin has these falsities and goes...
  14. The reaction to subculture's in the sight of Kübler-Ross model

    Abstract An essay that attempts to explain the social reaction to subculture's community using Kübler-Ross model (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance: DABDA). —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Introduction The definition found in Wikipedia [1, 2] of the Kübler-Ross model is "a series of emotional stages experienced by survivors of an intimate's death, wherein the five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance." Using that definition,...
  15. What's Therianthropy?

    A therianthrope is a person who is, feels, or believes he/she is, in part or whole, (non-physically) one or more currently alive or once-living non-human animals on an integral, personal level.