Otherkin are often misunderstood...because it's hard to understand someone when they've got their mouth full of one of those sculpted dragon-penis shaped dildos.
It's not unheard of for a teenager with gawky looks and low self-esteem to stumble across an enclave/nest/website/asylum full of these people and, after being greedily accepted by them, suddenly remember that he was (in a previous life) part basilisk, part Merlin. He/she will maintain this belief until he/she gets laid. NOTE: If he/she gets laid by a fellow otherkin, all bets are off for the return of sanity. He/she will probably die at the age of 59 with a smile on his/her face, knowing that in the next life he/she will be a wyvern claiming to be Normalkin that was once human who the other wyverns will make fun of and push into the mud.
In a perfect world, we'd be allowed to send them to camps where guys in knight armor would spend the day walking around and smacking them gently on the head with blunt swords until they smarten up, but this is not a perfect world. The best we norms can hope for is to catch one unawares, steal their prosthetic unicorn horn, and run away giggling while they stand there wetting their pants in impotent fury and screaming "Brinnnnng baaaaack myyyyy horrrrrrn!"
Otherkin are prone to outbursts of nonsensical gibberish. "We come from all walks of life!" is a popular one. This is, of course, completely insane as no normal person could ever imagine (for example) Donald Trump, Jennifer Aniston, or Yul Brenner coming out of the magical closet to reporters. You need to have hit rock bottom to slide down that slippery slope. Yes, that was a mixed metaphor, but if they can be half gryphons, half Santa's elves, then I can mix my metaphors. Suck it, dragon-boy.
In conclusion, all otherkin should be sterilized to keep them from breeding. Thank you.
Man 2: "Yeah. It's a shame. What the fuck IS an otherkin, anyway?"
Man 1: "I think it's the new word for bestiality. Bob was in tears when I talked to him. Don't they teach ANY social skills in high school anymore?"
Man 2: "It's his mother I feel bad for. Bob told me she caught him in the bathroom making paper maché dragon wings."
Man 1: "Man. Maybe they could get him a hooker or something."
Fat Middle-Aged Woman: "In the 3rd year of the reign of King Arthur, I was a dragon-turtle named 'Stellestra!'"
Mundane Human with a Life: "You don't say."
Fat Middle-Aged Woman: "Doth you not believeth me, mortal?"
Mundane Human with a Life: "Your hymen is still intact, isn't it? No, don't answer, I can smell it from here."
An otherkin is a person in a human body who either:
A) Believes that, mentally and/or "spiritually," they are not human;
B) Believes that, in a past life, they were not physically human;
C) Believes that they are a human vampire who needs a supply of energy to remain healthy.
Many UrbanDictionary users hate otherkin.
Examples of otherkin are therianthropes, psi vampires, sanguinarians, Elenari, and angelkin.
Many otherkin have a deep resentment for humanity and preach mankind’s tyranny, while simultaneously claiming all discrimination is bad. Otherkin believe themselves separate from society and above the mundane stresses and problems of normal life. Otherkin generally believe themselves to have superior intelligence and see themselves are truly above our evil consumerist world.
Unsurprisingly, the number of otherkin popping up out of the woodwork after the advent of the Internet has swelled their ranks considerably.
2. The highly intelligent otherkin posted an apology to themselves on UD under another person’s alias in an attempt to win a one-sided crusade against the oppression of idiots worldwide.
3. My name is Drakonstar2000_babe, who lived a past life as a dragon, making me an otherkin. I am currently a gryphon living inside a human body, if you disagree then you are a close-minded hy00man.
They also laughably claim to be very "critical" of their beliefs, and have to PROVE that they are actually were-dragon fairy rapists. They have "memories" about past lives, even though if they actually did, that would mean their brain would have to travel with them through their different lives. So not only would autopsies be fucked up, they'd have to have one in the first place.
They claim to be "different" from people, though they will also say that they lead normal lives and do normal things just like you! Wow. So not only do they not have to prove that they are magical elven pigs, but they don't even have to sustain this connection with the spiritual realm with such things as customs and habits and logic. Maybe because that would make them even bigger social-outcasts than they already are. And no one wants to be even worse than a regular otherkin.
Gail: Really? Prove it.
Twat: ...I have my faith.
Gail: I have faith that I should jam a rusty spear through your abdominal muscles. Don't be so close minded against me!
I see many of the definitions listed here and feel alot of the predgidous is woefully misplaced. I am not an overweight web desighner at all, nor do I sit in my house or office and roleplay being " something else". I am a CEO of a very significant and large healthcare company, I have a large family and plenty of friends, and get out quite often, thank you. Kin come from many walks of life and may look like/resemble any 'Normal' person. Kin tend to be suspicious and even cold to 'normal' people for exactly the type of reactions outlined here. The unneccesary, immature, hateful comments by people who would rather not even stop to consider that the things they say may hurt other people. We have just as much right to beleive what we want to beleive as you do.
Before you go pointing fingers and critisizing how other people live their lives, turn that 'high powered' perception back on yourself. Maybe you'll see how much of an ass your being.
For those scattered few who wrote decent definitions in here, shame on you for not speaking up about this kind of immature definition. You are *not* helping anyone.
They seek to employ attention whoring as a cry for help from other people.
They wish to be seen, loved and appreciated online because in real life they know they are invisible to the world and no one cares about cowards who cannot deal with their problems in a healthy way!
They say they are here to heal others but they are the ones really in need of healing...how can they solve other people's problems if they cannot even work through their own shit?
Otherkin identify as NON-human personalities only to just not look at their own fucked up human condition that needs real healing!
Me: "uhhm if you are an angel of love and light why did you fuck up your marriage, why does your husband hate you, why do you have a failed family life, why is your personal life a mess? Yeah I bet your kid will really love you some day for leaving her dad!"
Another example would be:
Otherkin: "I am an angel here to save the world but I am too sacred shitless to deal with reality, so I stick with online role playing instead... It is people like me that give indigo children a bad aftertaste since when I am busy trolling and glorifying myself online you know I really don't have time to make a real difference out there in the REAL world."
While a vast majority of 'kin are most likely vying for attention and many may indeed be delusional, there are those who lead quite normal lives and are quite happy with the way things are.
"The otherkin just wanted a place to relax, but it seemed that even on their own turf the flamers would not give them peace."