Fictionkin and nounself pronouns are hurting the otherkin community. I’m not otherkin, but I have three friends who are, and they’re pissed at tumblrkin. Otherkin is a religious/spiritual idea that tends to come under paganism, and everyone claiming to be Marvel characters or have “species dysphoria” and need nounself pronouns is shitting on types of paganism.
Paganism is an incredibly broad term that covers many religions, but there are some set beliefs for different types of paganism. Otherkin, within its context as a pagan belief, is the idea that in another life you might have been an animal. That’s it. That definition does not include Loki or Naruto. Depending on your beliefs about fairies and dragons, you may consider such “mythical” creatures to be real, and therefor potential otherkin identities (one of my friends is dragonkin), but again, nothing to do with characters created by humans for the entertainment industry. Nothing about pronouns. Definitely no claiming to be oppressed.
Even if you are legitimately a believer in otherkin ideology, it’s is not something you wave around. It is a personal belief that you should only share as far as anyone else might respectfully share their religion. In other words, you know those traveling, militant preachers are who hand out bibles and tell everyone they’re going to hell? Yeah, if you wave otherkin identity around and demand people call you godkin, you’re just like those preachers.
Taking otherkin identity can be as bad as if you put on a scarf and started calling yourself Muslimself, depending on how far you take it. SJWs seem so intent on protecting Native culture and keeping people from using the terms “two-spirit” and the likes. That is a good thing, so don’t misunderstand me and say I don’t care about Native cultures. But why don’t SJWs put the same thought into protecting the definition of otherkin? Otherkin has become the butt of every joke about stupid people on the internet. It is no longer seen as a religious idea. Instead, it’s seen as something that whiny teenagers call themselves for attention.
Congratulations, tumblrkin. You have just about destroyed the public’s tolerance for otherkin and their religious and spiritual beliefs.