So I identify as a Lamia, that being a creature with the upper body of a human woman and the lower body of a large snake, but I’m having issues with what to call that creature exactly. For those who don’t know Lamia is a figure in the Greek Mythos sometime associated with snakes. The name came to be attached to snake-people because of it’s use in the first final fantasy game -that was twenty odd years ago. The name has stuck and many popular sources, in particular Japanese ones where its use in the Monster Girl Encyclopedia has solidified its wide-spread popularity, use it as well.
This makes me feel a bit odd calling myself a Lamia because of its connection to pop culture. I imagine I could use Naga, but that has connection to Indian mythology and Hinduism. The only neutral name I’ve found has been serpent/snakefolk, which is accurate but boring. What do you guys think?
That’s right, hibernation. Constantly eating, constantly gaining weight; just to be unable to eat or stay awake for the next four to five months. Being a college level dancer, gaining fifteen pounds during the fall isn’t something that is looked highly upon. Yet even worst then that is the Winter. Being unable to eat or stay awake makes it nearly impossible for me to keep up with my fellow dancers, plus gaining and loosing weight so quickly can’t be healthy for the human body. Anyway; I was wondering, dose anyone have any tips to combat hibernation? Or at least to help control regular, healthy eating? Thank you all for reading!
I’d like to address all otherkin with doubts.
I’m not doubt-free myself, of course, and I don’t think that anyone who sincerely questions themselves - without fear - will ever be, but I wanted to share one of my beliefs (from my better times), in the hope that I’ll soothe the gaping wound of not even believing what you feel yourself to be is possible, let alone probable.
If I am… who I think I am (in my better moments), then all “fictional” worlds are real. You heard me. This may be REALLY far-fetched to some of you, but theories on the multi-verse are debated by very reputable scientists, and even J.R.R. Tolkien believed in subcreativity - where all the worlds we can imagine exist & we’re not actually “making them up” when we think of them, but tapping into them.
Life as an otherkin is difficult enough, so if I can help anyone overcome some of their doubt, I want to! I have always believed this, intrinsically KNOWN it, you could say, so if this helps you, believe it too, and if it doesn’t - feel free to ignore it. :) Either way, I wish you well.
May we all turn out to be what we believe we are.
(Feel free to message me with any questions, I’m always willing to help.)
Hey, I was hoping that you could help me. I’m frost giant kin and I don’t know any other Jötnar. I consider myself mythkin, but I’d be happy to hear from fictionkin too. It’d be nice to reassure myself that I’m not the only one.
I don’t know what I am. Its a difficult feeling to describe, just… sometimes I feel so, so human, breathing and living and feeling. Other times, I dream about scales/webbing/gills and the feel of water surrounding me. And the sea calls to me, an aching song of remembrance.
I feel… disjointed. Incomplete. As if I’m missing a part of myself in the water. Running is so slow and awkward compared to the smooth flight of swimming. I don’t know what this feeling is, always nagging at the back of my mind as long as I can remember. I feel crazy, sometimes. Is it normal for people to feel the tug of the water? Or am I… am I something else? But that’s crazy, right? My body is human, completely and maddeningly human. But sometimes, I feel like I’m not.
I dunno. I’m just very confused. I’ve gone through the otherkin tag, but it wasn’t very helpful, and filled with some really frightening trolls. If there’s anyone who can give me some resources, or discussion, or anything really, I would very much appreciate it. I can be contacted at littlefishlost.tumblr.com.
Thanks to all in advance, and to those responsible for this wonderful resource/outreach. :)
I constantly long for wings and to fly. It half hurts to watch well-done videos taken from helicopters or planes that make you feel like you’re flying, but I enjoy them at the same time. I can’t read anything well written about anyone with wings anymore, though I love writing it. I sometimes think I can feel - well not physically, but sort of imagine them there strongly - a tail and pointed ears, and move them. I’ve never had any trouble sitting where they’d get in the way if they were physical, though, like I’ve seen other people here sometimes do.
Trouble is, I…am not sure. I don’t know if I’m otherkin, or just have a really strong imagination and a wish to fly. I mean - I’m worried that if I decide I’m otherkin, it’ll just be because I wanted a reason for me to feel like I want wings badly, a sort of…. justification for it, rather than just being a weird human. Not because I actually am. And I loved animals as a kid (and still love them) so that may have been where the ‘imagining’ animal-like ears and tail could have come from, games of pretend that stuck.
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I don’t want to be otherkin anymore. I don’t want to carry so much of my past lives anymore. I just don’t know how to change this. I just want to live in the here and now.
Hi, I have a question regarding my kin type. I feel like I am a fae, but I am unable to find my type anywhere. I have feathered white wings, fins on the side of my face (where my ears would be), and am able to swim under water and be able to take flight. Every time I try to search, I usually get something that’s similar but does not fit me. Can anyone help me out?
I think I’m having a second awakening. I’ve known that I was ‘kin before I even knew the word otherkin, but only now all these years later I’m awakening to my full (spiritual) power. I’m freaking out a bit because this is all new to me, but thankfully I have some wonderful ‘kin folks around me to reassure me that it’s all normal.