To say that
I didn’t know
my own feelings
is just me,
deluding myself.
It’s because I refuse
to acknowledge them
that’s why I said
that I didn’t understand.
—  Mae, i refuse to give in
In years to come
I might forget you
But I will never forget
The way you made me feel.
Though it seems like an illusion
Maybe it is a delusion
Of my heart, and mind
That there was a different,
A special connection.
But this must cease
Must it not
Nothing is going to result
It is my delusion
You are my illusional escape.
—  Pamela J

“We don’t share clothes” “Please dont make assumptions” “Very separately single” These bitches better be trippin. 😂

“What’s your problem, Davie?”

“I see a bird. With tits. That’s not good.

Mortals end is boring, follows
boring reasons. Usually it’s wounds and diseases their body can’t confront. And what is an immortals end? Your body has no fear of every kind of wound, you don’t need to feed it, no disease can take it, no ages.

 However, there’s always a catch. In this realm, at least.

 End of mortal is distant and known to come when needed. Your end is always here, with you. It is in your head. You named it the Delusion, the curse of your kind. A creature, invisible to other eyes, comes asudden, it exhaust not your body but your mind until you turn into nothing, until you become insane, until people kill you for your crime.  It takes you home you was stolen from, child of the Desert. An end a poet would envy.

Why otherkin aren’t delusional.

Identifying as otherkin is not a delusion. I think that many people who say “calling yourself otherkin makes you delusional” do not have an accurate idea of what being otherkin is. In many cases, they don’t have an accurate idea of what a delusion is either.

If otherkin were claiming that their bodies were physically non-human, that Steven Universe is real on this plane of existence and they physically arrived here from the gem home world, or that they can physically shift into a centaur, that might be classifiable as a delusion because if these things were true, they’d be demonstrable, and they’re not. I’ve only seen a small handful of people make such claims during my time in the otherkin community, and most of those people were relatively new community members who were either trolls or deliberately embellishing to sound cool.

Most otherkin believe that spiritually or mentally they are non-human. Ask yourself this. Is a person who believes he lived human past lives delusional, or is it only delusional to think you were non-human in a past life? Is belief in reincarnation delusional all by itself, or does it only become delusion (in your mind) once a person starts talking about remembering past lives? Is a person who observes that her mind works differently than most people’s automatically delusional, or is it only delusional if she compares her unusual mind to that of a cat?

Delusions are not just uncommon or unprovable beliefs. They are believes that do not follow a logical A to B to C progression. Remember, delusions are a sign that your brain is not working right, not a sign that you’re following a belief system that other people aren’t into. A psychiatrist once told me that he saw a patient who believed that a d’jinn was harassing him at night. The psychiatrist observed that there was logical thinking going on in the patient’s mind (specific things were happening that the patient did not have another explanation for, the patient observed that those occurrences matched what he had read about d’jinn, and then he concluded that a d’jinn was causing the disturbances), even if he was not sure that he believed in d’jinn.

Interestingly enough, delusions are often a lot less unusual-looking than being otherkin or living in a haunted house. For example, let’s say that Cheryl’s husband comes home at the same time every night and is very loyal and attentive to her. She believes he is having an affair, but she is not basing this belief off of anything she is seeing or perceiving. Her husband is not acting distant, he is not coming home late, he is very loving and affectionate, he never has unexplained absences, etc. Because there is no A to B to C progression in Cheryl’s thinking, a psychiatrist might wonder if she was delusional. EVEN IF SHE WAS DELUSIONAL, the purpose of therapy would be to help ease Cheryl’s concerns and to get her to a place where she was no longer suffering. The point wouldn’t be to go “YOU’RE DELUSIONAL YOU SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE, OFF ACCUSING PEOPLE OF SHIT! YOU’RE A HORRIBLE PERSON!” on her blog.