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seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.
Illustration by Kristin Kest

[Image description: a dragon and a young person curled up reading books together.]

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.

Illustration by Kristin Kest

[Image description: a dragon and a young person curled up reading books together.]

Jul 8

Word otherkin will be 22 years old

frameacloud:

An upcoming anniversary in the otherkin community: On July 9, 2012, the word “otherkin” will have been coined 22 years ago. It was coined in the Elfinkind Digest, a mailing list which is active to this day. On that date in 1990, one participant, Torin, used the word “otherkin” as a variation on the earlier word “otherkind.” Both phrases were casually improvised as an abbreviated way of referring to people who identify as other kinds of creatures.  

(Source: Elfinkind Digest #71. The archive of this document is still extant, and I have read it. Thanks to the mailing list moderator R’ykandar Korra’ti for making this primary source available to me while I was researching our community’s history book, the Otherkin Timeline. Thanks to Torin for permission to share this information.) 

Right now, the word “otherkin” is nearly 22 years old. That means that any otherkin who are currently in their teens weren’t even born until after the word had been coined. There are lots of otherkin who have considered themselves to be otherkin, of a kind, even years before the word had been coined. Detractors sometimes claim that otherkin is merely a passing fad popular among youth, but this is evidently not the case. 

Any thoughts on the significance of this passage of time? Where were you at, as an otherkin, 22 years ago? Anybody want to make plans for the 9th, to set it aside as a day for thinking about otherkin things? Maybe a party for reminiscing, maybe even with costumes and artistic “glamour-bombs”? 

Here’s the anniversary again. Tomorrow, on July 9, 2014, the word “otherkin” will turn 24 years old.

Jul 8

Most of us — men and women — will never consciously experience the undercurrent of sexism that runs through our world. Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine

- The Hidden Brain – fascinating read on how ocean currents explain our unconscious social biases.  (via explore-blog)

Jul 7

audscratprophetlilith:

“Bullshit. The point of using someone’s preferred pronouns is to demonstrate that you respect their identity and want them to feel safe around you. If you think grammatical correctness is more important than making other people feel accepted and safe, then you are an asshole.”

— From Anagnori's “A Non-Binary Person’s Guide to Invented Pronouns” (via svetamilkovich)

(Source: cassolotl)

Jul 6

4chan spams Tumblr otherkin tag with shock images

Jul 6

cuddlesexual:

theladylillibet:

Humans have a big cluster of dead keratin tendrils growing from our heads and we arrange them in different configurations and worry about whether other people find our keratin tendril arrangements aesthetically pleasing.

we are the cutest scifi species

Jul 5

Hello Otherkin and Therians

aloiskin:

If you’re Otherkin / Therian please reblog this so I can follow you, I recently remade my tumblr and I want blogs to follow

Jul 5

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Jul 4

blacksquares:

im not a furry but i am a trends analysis expert and its projected that by the year 2025 having a fursona is going to be a basic social function look im just being prepared

Jul 3

queerqueensansa:

"using cutesy pronouns will make cis people not take trans people serious!"

then .. get mad at the cis people ??? ?

(Source: trans-carlos)