Otherkin is a name used to describe people who believe they are "something other than human." That something other might be an elf, angel, dragon, or vampire.

The Otherkin Wiki explores topics such as Differences from humans, Identifying your species, and, of course, the dreaded Wannabes who try to infiltrate the Otherkin community:
It's hard to detect wannabes...they can become enmeshed in the community and be quite active, or perhaps they eventually figure out that they were wrong and leave -- the realization is probably due to some type of disillusionment...
There is also some measure of fan-culture around some mythological archetypes -- such as Elves in the wake of the Lord of the Rings movies, Vampires after Buffy:TVS and so on. Due to the prevalence of these archetypes in popular media, the community does attract some people who "Wanna be" elves, vampires, etc. even though they know that they aren't. Some of them hang out for a while before realizing that we're by far an unromantic and rather boring community as a whole. They also probably leave disillusioned.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 25, 2009
     Category: Animals | Psychology

And just to drive the nail into the coffin, my ad is for prosthetic vampire fangs!


They certainly targeted the wrong guy on that one. I alrady have a set!
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/25/09 at 08:43 AM
Does this group include fairies?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/25/09 at 09:29 AM
No no, not in the coffin, the stake goes in the chest. You have to open the coffin to aim correctly. 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/25/09 at 10:10 AM
Wow, if I ever need to locate a large concentration of virgins who still live with their parents I know where to start
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/25/09 at 10:31 AM
For some reason I now have the song I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Boys Don't Cry stuck in my head.
Posted by Nethie on 03/25/09 at 05:49 PM
the community does attract some people who "Wanna be" elves, vampires, etc. even though they know that they aren't.

...and we only accept people who don't know that they aren't.

downcrisis now i know why you are a fan of nibbling! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/25/09 at 06:15 PM

Wah ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha-ha, ha ha haaaaaaah!

Yeah, I think that's about right.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/26/09 at 11:03 AM
Nibbling, biting...It's all good. 😊
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/26/09 at 08:42 PM
Oh yeah, and for those of us who have played Magic: The Gathering, there is a much better alternative: Magic: The Guzzling. Instead of taking the damage you drink a one to one ratio of shots for damage. So when some yahoo decides to unleash his Krosan Cloudscraper on you for 13 points of damage you can instead say "Nope, I'll be taking that in shots of Southern Comfort, thanks!" Sure doesn't help the game play, but you don't care about losing after a while either.


:gulp: :cheese: :sick:
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/26/09 at 08:53 PM
i cannot drink southern comfort. i got sick on it once and now just the smell of it gags me. blech :sick: but with vodka it sounds like a great game!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/26/09 at 09:23 PM
windstorm, we are that most days. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/30/09 at 04:37 AM
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