otherkin pronouns

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@antikin

We don’t expect you to

  • Believe in otherkinity.
  • Use nounself pronouns such as ‘wolf, wolfs, wolfself’ for us.
  • Not question our identity.
  • Take harassment (nor should you expect us to).
  • Care about any of this unless you directly engage with us (such as posting in the otherkin tag, IM’ing otherkin, and the like).


We do expect you to

  • Respect our experiences of nonhumanness.
  • Not harass us for no other reason than us being weird.
  • Be willing to exchange beliefs and have calm discussions.
  • Read our explanations of otherkinity. This includes long and tedious anthropological articles.
  • Be willing to talk if you decide to engage with our community (i.e. post in the tag).


We encourage you to

  • Ask questions about how and why we believe what we believe.

Are Otherkin transgender / on the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum?
Yes, and no. And not for being kin.

Otherkinity is not a marginalized gender or orientation, or a gender or orientation at all. We don’t belong as a letter in any acronym, and the idea that were are is something I’ve only seen from troll blogs on tumblr. We have no reason to be in the acronym or for somebody to say “transgender and/or nonbinary and Otherkin” (unless they were, like, specifically talking about something pertaining to trans and/or NB kinfolk.)
Otherkin CAN be trans. Otherkin can also be cisgender.
I, the author, am bigender, and a lot of the Otherkin you’ll see on Tumblr are trans.
The two identities don’t conflict.
It’s important to note, they can affect each other. An example commonly used is a genderfluid Otherkin who believes they were reincarnated from their kintypes, who notices they experience a gender oftenly and at the same time they experience a shift for a certain kintype. (See “What are “shifts”?“) From this, they might conclude that they were that gender in that kintype’s life.
(I also feel like I was reincarnated from most if not all of my kintypes, and with the way my identity as a bigender person and my spiritual identity are both very important to my identity, I’ve come to feel one of my two genders is male as an almost leftover from having many male lives.)
And nonbinary Otherkin might use pronoun sets inspired by their kintypes, as covered in the text question.
Do Otherkin get special pronouns? / I saw something about “bunself” pronouns?
You may have seen bloggers who use very ‘strange’ sets of pronouns, like “bunself”, “catself”, etc.
First off, these are not “Otherkin pronouns”. Don’t refer to them as such. Correct anyone who calls them that.
These are called nounself pronouns.
You are probably familiar with what are called neopronouns - pronoun sets like xe / xer / xem made for nonbinary people who don’t feel comfortable with she, he, or they sets.
Nounself pronouns are pronouns based more directly off of words, made for the use of trans and nonbinary people only. Sometimes Otherkin might use ones that reference their kintype, but they do it only because they are also trans/nb.
It is very important to repeat that cisgender Otherkin don’t usually think themselves trans just for being kin, and just being kin doesn’t mean you get new pronouns. I won’t lie, I have seen some people get confused and use nounself pronouns when they were cis because they thought it was cool, but I’m not going to blame this confused group for transphobia.
These pronouns are for the use of trans / nonbinary folks only, and they’re not Otherkin exclusive. Troll blogs often claim “I’m poopkin so use shit / shit / wipeself pronouns!!!!” but anyone who legitimately thought they could be considered trans simply because of being kin would be corrected immediately by one of the many trans Otherkin on tumblr.
These pronouns have been mocked excessively by trolls. A good example of orochiumarukin (or whatever the hell their url was) claiming to use tamponself and chairself pronouns.
When you mock pronouns in this matter, you aren’t mocking ~~those wacky Otherkin~~! You’re mocking real nonbinary folks. Whether you particularly enjoy them or not, mocking these pronouns is transphobic.
A Mini-FAQ for nounself pronouns is here. because I don’t want to derail this page too much: http//otherkinfaq.tumblr.com/nounself
It covers the following questions and concerns:
“But nounself pronouns will make cisgender people not take the movement seriously?”
“Nounself pronouns are used by “transtrenders”, people who pretend to be trans online to look cool!”
“Are nounself pronouns ableist?”
“Nounself pronouns were made to mock trans people?”

—  FAQ

I did something the other night!

I wrote… An actual FAQ of sorts in my own words! 

It covers the following questions, pretty much everything I see in the tags often:

  • What is Otherkin?
  • Isn’t that a delusion?
  • What is a Therian?
  • What do the words “polykin”, “kintypes”, and “shift” mean?
  • What are astral limbs?
  • What are Copingkin?
  • Are Otherkin transgender?
  • Do Otherkin get special pronouns?
  • Who is Sadvaporwavebabe/Ssailorsenshi?
  • What is a Factive?
  • What are Fictionkin? What are Fictives?

Please spread the link around!

Reminder that referring to yourself with fake pronouns is disrespectful to trans people.

Making up genders and claiming “otherkin” types as genders is disrespectful to trans people.

Calling yourself asexual/pansexual because it’s the new trend is disrespectful to asexual/pansexual people.

Not allowing people from other cultures to share their cultures with those who want to respectfully learn about it is disrespectful to other cultures.

Self-diagnosing disorders that you don’t even show signs of is disrespectful to people with mental disorders.

tbh I’m here for the trans people that are also otherkin and are ridiculed for it

I’m here for the trans otherkin that use nounself pronouns and get told that they’re “faking it” or “houseplant isn’t a gender”

I’m here for the trans otherkin who can only describe their gender by using their kins

I’m here for the trans fickin who use their kins name as their new name

I’m just rly proud of trans otherkin bc you guys have to put up with so much shit and I want you to know that you are valid and important

Reminder to unfollow me if you’re
-a terf
-a radfem
-belief self dxxing is invalid
-truscum
-believe immigrants can be “”“illegal”“”“
-dislike otherkin
-dislike neo pronouns
-Literally if trans ppl tell you you’re transphobic every other day than u r and u need to stay 100038383838 mil miles away from me
-the last one goes for any other type of bigotry

On tumblr, you may have seen bloggers who use very ‘strange’ sets of pronouns, like “bunself”, “catself”, etc.
First off, these are not “Otherkin pronouns”. Don’t refer to them as such. Correct anyone who calls them that.
These are called nounself pronouns.


You are probably familiar with what are called neopronouns - pronoun sets like xe / xer / xem made for nonbinary people who don’t feel comfortable with she, he, or they sets.
Nounself pronouns are pronouns based more directly off of words, made for the use of trans and nonbinary people only. Sometimes Otherkin might use ones that reference their kintype, but they do it only because they are also trans/nb.


It is very important to note that cisgender Otherkin don’t think themselves ttrans just for being kin, and just being kin doesn’t mean you get new pronouns.
These pronouns are for the use of trans and nonbinary folks only, and they’re not Otherkin exclusive. Troll blogs often claim “I’m poopkin so use shit / shit / wipeself pronouns!!!!” but anyone who legitimately thought they could be considered trans simply because of being kin would be corrected immediately by one of the many trans Otherkin on tumblr.


These pronouns have been mocked excessively by trolls. A good example of orochiumarukin (or whatever the hell their url was) claiming to use tamponself and chairself pronouns.


When you mock pronouns in this matter, you aren’t mocking ~~those wacky Otherkin~~! You’re mocking real nonbinary folks.

Read more here:
http://otherkinfaq.tumblr.com/nounself

From this point on, I will no longer be fielding questions about “”””otherkin pronouns”””. I’m not angry with anyone who’s asked me about these, I’m just flooded with questions about them. 

These pronouns (’bunself, pupself, etc) are not Otherkin pronouns. Please don’t call them that, and correct anyone who calls them that. These are nounself pronouns, and they are only used by nonbinary people.

That’s all I’m saying in this post because I’m seriously frustrated. I’ve got a small tag with further information on these here: http://otherkinfaq.tumblr.com/tagged/bunself