I just... I see everything that's generally associated with "otherkin" these days, see what a joke the whole thing has become, and... damn, I don't want to be associated with that. It's a mess. And I don't think anyone's going to be able to fully clean it up.
So, I've decided that I'm not otherkin anymore. I won't use that word to identify myself. I've had enough of all that nonsense.
I am a non-human identified person. I'm a therianthrope, and I'm demonic. I'm not even going to call myself "demonkin". I don't want any ties to the fluff and trolls at all.
I never felt particularly close to the word anyway. I like "therianthrope", but "otherkin" just never resonated with me the same way. Maybe it's just because I spent my first year in the community being just a therian. Maybe I just don't like the sound of it. idk.
Feels like a relief to cast that off, though. More than I thought it would be.
This doesn't actually change anything. It's just some meaningful semantics. But it means I don't have to cringe over what all those "otherkin" on tumblr are doing or saying... don't have to worry about what the world thinks of people like us... I can just be me.
Maybe this is what the whole community needs. Cut ourselves off from all the weird ####. We shouldn't have to, but... it'd just be so much easier.
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