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I couldn't help myself. As you can probably see, I'm no therian, I'm no otherkin. I don't have claws or fangs or wings to show off in my sense of pride. I'm not the best at drawing, and have numerous half-finished projects, no matter how often I've thought of drawing my fictotype. Always looks better in my head than it does on paper. Although I do have an OC that looks heavily based on my fictotype, despite having been created before I knew of my source material, let alone my awakening as fictionkin. I've tried to remember as much detail as possible from what I've both seen and experienced shift-wise. Got a full head of pretty short (half an inch or shorter, growth depending) black hair, and gray eyes where you'll probably see me refer to their shade as storm-gray, although given the right light there's a shade of pale green and sometimes blue in there somewhere. I remember a month or so ago where I got frustrated and yelled out 'God damn it I'm 32 years old, I should know how to iron a pillowcase!'. Still makes me chuckle when I remember that, or get close to doing it again. From my own feelings, I want to say I was around 5'7 or 8, but of course I can't say for 100% certainty. I liked a good black suit, I still do, ever since I was a small Mirath I've enjoyed presenting a more formal look, even if I lack the physical attributes to say I prefer a nice clean shave. And even then there are always those days of just where being scruffy overrules everything. So I'm more or less your average white American male. Nothing too fancy. Now, I could go your whole 'standard human hands', which is half true. My right's pretty standard. My left hand, however, even I wouldn't exactly call normal, even if I am stuck with it, heh. Long story short, I was branded with the Signet upon opening Pandora's Box, painfully so, leaving a large oval of pale tough and raised (effectively dead) skin in the center of my palm. It was pretty much burnt onto me (which burnt off the sleeve of both my jacket and my shirt up to midway up my forearm), as well as what I believe to be encoded in the way of the internal pressurized bullet that was set off and took some of my blood with it... I have a feeling it affected my grip due to this and what I've experienced during strong phantom shifts seems to back that possibility up. That and I'm right-handed, so guess I got somewhat lucky in that regard. Why the red glow shown when I believe it to be orange? I imagine that it's the same as shining a flashlight against your fingers, the light from the absorption/use easily giving off that much strength. It could also just be lighting, but wouldn't account for the more natural... I'll shut up now. In brief explanation it granted me the ability to siphon Animus, the lifeforce of the creatures that were released. It did mean killing them, but you gotta do what you gotta do. And I quite fancied living. (Not to mention it hurt like a...) I'm not going to bore you with game lore, this isn't the place, but it was more of a... failsafe device for Pandora's Box, even though its ability to channel Animus has come in handy a load of times and saved my hide more than once. It makes phantom shifts... Odd, at times accompanied by my panic of being found out. And then the annoying times of when I browse through the graphic novel and my mind likes to go 'Hey, you know LeFey? Doesn't he look like an older version of you?'
Firstly, for those who don't know the term 'fictotype', which I use quite often - Kinmunity Definiton - Similar to "kintype". The term "fictotype" refers to the particular type of being a fictionkin identifies as. This term is especially used for fictionkin who identify as human characters, as the term "kintype" does not apply; otherkin must be non-human identities. -- This started off as an initial 'do you just relate to them or not' article, then just devolved into a bit of everything. As I've seen around here for a while, it is easy to mistake a connection with a character/species as an identity as that character/species. In fact I would say the most common question I've seen asked on character-specific fictionkin intros is 'How do you know you aren't just relating with the character, as opposed to identifying as them?'. Connecting with something can range from a complete love of a character to going as far as roleplay and making up 'headcanon' ideas/theories. Since characters are made to be related to, it is often how quickly people with new fictotypes seem to crop up, and also seem to come in "waves" when a piece of popular media comes out. Where this can often run into issue is a lesser-known term that is known in the fictionkin community as 'fictionflicker' - " A nebulous experience of shifting through identities as fictional characters and/or temporarily “becoming” a fictional character and the shift in identity and perception this may involve, with or without the experience of memories or past-life leanings if such beliefs apply to the person. This could be likened to a “temporary kintype” that comes and goes. " (Definiton from - http://fictionkin.com/glossary-of-common-terms/). The fact that these can apparently last up to months at a time can often throw an identity into question, similar to a cameo shift, and can often stay even after you disconnect from your source material and any associated media, which is often used as a way of 'confirming' an identity as opposed to the identity only coming into focus when the media is found/accessed. When you step away from any source material or associated media, see if your sense of identity fades away or persists through the times. If it fades away, chances are it was a fictionflicker, if it persists then more stock would be in the idea of this identity being genuine. In games where you can customize the playable character, this falls into more of a gray area, as you could always run the risk of unconsciously pouring yourself into said character. This may require extra questioning in order to get to the bottom of 'is it an identity, or is it just because they are modeled after myself?' Questioning might not be the easiest at times, especially if you're like me and want to pick your identity to pieces... I could say that it's much easier to ask question on a fictionkin forum than an Otherkin one, but sometimes the questions remain the same throughout the communities, give or take the different identities. So, what do you question? Where do you start? That seems to be it right there. - As said before, taking time away from any source material or media connected to the identity in question can help immensely as to whether it's just a 'trend' or not. The sense of identity may fade away to nothing, or it may persist through the times you're away from the source material. Although at times it may be dampened down to such a low level that it doesn't feel like it is there, but chances are there will still be a feeling of a different identity, or other signs. - In slight contradiction, returning to said source material may also reinforce the feeling of identity in regards to the feelings of deja vu or 'instinctual' reactions to events and/or other characters. Most people run the trial of leaving their source material for a few months/years, and then returning, in order to attempt to rule out anything false. - Think of how you felt before you found your source material, even though everything seems to 'click together' after finding said material, some claim to experience shifts, memories, and/or a sense of identity before they find their source material. - Similar to Otherkin/Therians, the more fictotypes you claim to have, the less you're likely to be believed. The saving grace is how much detail you can give in explaining your identity for every fictotype, and not just going off something like 'oh I just feel a connection to them'. The same question may even be asked a few times, just styled differently, or maybe in a different approach than the run-of-the-mill wording. - One way in order to question would be to document everything - every shift, every memory, every instance of even childhood that might have a chance of lining up with the identity in question. Document it, and then question why it's that way, if it could be something else, see if it's a reoccurring factor. As with any Otherkin/therian, some fictionkin don't have memories, or might not shift, or might not experience home/'canon'-sickness or a sense of instant familiarity. As with the other communities, it isn't a requirement, but due to the nature of fictionkin (character-specific or not), it is usually put under more interrogation. And yes it can put people off if you can't answer it 'correctly'. In contrast, saying you're '100% sure and don't doubt anything at all' may get you a few odd looks. Because that could mean that you blindly accept it without questioning and discovering more of yourself. Long story short, a lot of questioning techniques used by Otherkin/Therians can often be used for fictionkin, just with a few minor tweaks.
Girishal posted a topic in Games & Video Games(I may go off on a tangent here and there, so please bear with me.) I’ve been looking forward to the Final Fantasy VII remake since the day it was announced; I actually get some overwhelming emotional torrents when I watch the teaser trailer. Let’s just say that I love FFVII with all my heart, soul, and mind; like how I love Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, and StarFox. This game rose through the ranks so quickly when I played it for the first time. It was like finding a long-lost friend. Months prior to getting my PS1 and a copy of FFVII, after watching Advent Children, something in my head said: “You’ve gotta get this game!”, and, surprisingly, my heart chimed in with “You need this!” So I got it, played it, and loved it. Even though it’s been sitting idle for a year since then, it still speaks on a special level to me. To this day, I still don’t know why. When the remake teaser was shown, I laughed, screamed, and even got choked up when the word “REMAKE” came onto the screen. Will I get the remake? Hell yes I will! I’ll get a PS4 and a copy of the FFVII remake; even if the PS5, or PS2000 comes out. This game is something that I’ve loved since the first hour I’ve played it. That being said, someone told me that I could be fictionkin, (Something something..."You could be kin with Cloud Strife.") but I doubt it. Anyways, I just thought I'd share my feelings! Thanks for reading!