the chosen roleplay

Common Misconceptions about Otherkin
  • Otherkin believe they are completely non-human.

No, we are well aware that we are human. Biologically, physically, neurologically (with the exception of possible neurological abnormalities, but this doesn’t exclude the fact that the brain is completely human). I can however see where this misconception might come from given the most commonly used definition states “identifies as in part, or fully non-human”. Usually it goes on to specify that this is in a non-physical way but even so this proves detrimental to those arguing in the case of otherkin because it leaves a loophole where someone could claim to be completely non-human in every way except physically. Which still could not be possible.

This is why I personally opt for a more up-to-date and in-depth definition which explains better what otherkin are: “An individual who identifies, in part, as one or more non-human beings in a non-biological or physical way (this may be for spiritual, religious, psychological or neurological reasons). The identity is widely acknowledged to be subconscious and not chosen.“


  • Otherkin believe they can physically change into their kintypes.

Absolutely not. Physical shifting is something that is heavily frowned upon by the vast majority of people in the alterhuman communities as a whole. There is no denying there are small pockets of people out there who consider themselves able to physically change into another species but they are not entertained, and vulnerable individuals are heavily discouraged from pursuing such people for their own safety and well-being. 


  • Otherkin claim to be trans because of their non-human identity and this hurts the LGBTQ+ community.

Dear gods, no. Otherkin is not and has never been about gender, it would make absolutely no sense. Most people who claim to be "bungender” or “schroedinger’s cat gender” are trolls. Otherkin are just as offended by these people as the LGBTQ+ community are because it harms both of us. And for many of us, we are part of both communities anyways (as legitimate genders and sexualities). There is actually a disproportionately large number of LGBTQ+ members in the otherkin community so it would make absolutely no sense for us to want to mock ourselves.


  • Otherkin are zoophiles/support bestiality.

Nope. Just nope. Identifying as non-human in part absolutely does not mean we are attracted to non-human animals. We’re humans in the here and now, we’re naturally attracted to other humans now like everyone else. While like in any community you will get those people, this again is something that is absolutely not supported in this community. Anyone who excuses their actions because they are otherkin will be shunned and looked down on. It is also far from otherkin-exclusive, deviant sexualities pop up in most any community. 


  • Otherkin are delusional/have a mental illness.

Being otherkin in and of itself is in absolutely no way a delusion or a mental disorder. To begin with, let’s take the two terms and then go into details for each in turn.

Delusion: “A false belief maintained in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence, apart from beliefs that are articles of religious faith or are widely accepted in the person’s culture.”

Mental Disorder: “According to DSM-5, a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in cognition, emotional regulation, or behaviour that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning. Mental disorders are usually associated with distress or disability in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. According to ICD-10, a mental disorder is a clinically recognizable collection of symptoms or behaviour associated in most cases with distress or interference with personal functions. A deviant pattern of behaviour, whether political, religious, or sexual, or a conflict between an individual and society is not a mental disorder unless it is symptomatic of a dysfunction in the individual.

Both taken from the Oxford Dictionary of Psychology.

As you can see, in neither of these official definitions does otherkin fit. It is not a delusion as there is not overwhelming evidence to the contrary for spiritual or psychological believes. It also ties in with religious/spiritual beliefs. And it is not a mental disorder alone due to similar reasons and the lack of any impairment in functioning.

That said, there are many people within the community who are neurodivergent or suffer from mental health issues unrelated to their identity. But again, the identity being usually unrelated to these issues, there is absolutely no reason to equate otherkin as being a result of mental illness unless there is suddenly some in-depth research that points otherwise. A deviant belief alone does not make a delusion or a mental disorder unless it also is accompanied by significant distress or struggle in one’s life. There no doubt will be some people who fit that criteria in the otherkin community, but that is likely to be caused by underlying issues. Otherkin by the definition alone is neither delusion nor mental disorder and never will be.


  • Otherkin have/claim to have DID.

This is not true for the most part. I personally have never seen anyone claim to have DID solely because they are otherkin, but if there have been people out there who do, they are most definitely a minority. Being otherkin =/= DID in any way, shape or form. There is little to no overlap.

Both involve multiple identities, but the way in which the term is being used and how these manifest is in stark contrast. Someone with DID is said to have two or more distinct identities and more often than not experiences memory lapses (and in some cases the alters may not even be aware of the others’ existence). Someone who is otherkin may have more than one identity but they are not distinct from the individual. They are an integral part of the individual and how they see themselves.


  • It’s a harmful coping mechanism or roleplay taken too far. 

While it is true that some people use otherkin identity as a rather questionable coping mechanism, that is not at all what being otherkin is. The term used to describe these particular people is “copinglink”. They are related to, but not otherkin, as their identity is inferred to be chosen. Same goes for roleplaying or playing-pretend, that would imply the identity is consciously chosen, which it is not.


  • Otherkin are just strongly connected to/like their kintypes too much.

Yes there are people who do feel strongly connected to their kintypes. This might be a direct result of their identity, or came before their discovery in the form of really liking said kintype. However, feeling connected to something alone is not what being otherkin is. One must identify as, in part, the being. Adding to this, one doesn’t need to be strongly connected to or even like their kintype to be otherkin either. There are people out there who absolutely hate their kintype(s), or don’t mind them, but know a hundred things they’d rather be.


  • Otherkin are appropriating other cultures/stealing terms!

I see this statement flung around a lot, but with no explanation as to what cultures are being appropriated or why. With no context it brings down greatly the legitimacy of such claims. There are people who feel their otherkin experiences are tied to their religious and/or spiritual beliefs, but from my knowledge there is no one culture or religion that strongly featured otherkin-like beliefs "first”.

In the same vein, I have seen many people claim that the use of terms such as “shifting” and “phantom limbs” are stealing terms from official disorders, illnesses or health issues. This is also not true. I can understand where the phantom limb concern comes from, and in actual fact the term “supernumerary phantom limb” would be better used (due to the length it is often shortened). But in terms of shifting, the term is not used officially in any psychiatric literature to refer to existing mental disorders and is a word with such a broad number of meanings the point of it being stolen or appropriated becomes moot.

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There are probably misconceptions I’ve missed off or could have added more detail to, so if anyone has any additions feel free to reblog with them.

The House of the Devil sentence starters

49 starters
feel free to change gender pronouns
content warning: cussing

  • “I can tell you like it.”
  • “Oh, I love it. It’s perfect.”
  • “I go a lot on my gut feelings and I have a good one about you.”
  • “You remind me of my daughter.”
  • “Welcome to your new home.”
  • “So, tell me all about it. I want details.”
  • “Anyway, the kitchen’s kinda blah, and so is the bathroom… but I’ll paint them cool colors or something, I dunno.”
  • “This pizza’s nasty today.”
  • “Ugh. _____, how am I gonna afford all this stuff?”
  • “You’re gonna be fine. It’s gonna work out.”
  • “It’s so weird and annoying the way that guy stood you up today.”
  • “I just wanna forget it. No more drama.”
  • “Get a grip.”
  • “What the hell time is it?”
  • “I’m so sorry about this morning. Things were very hectic for me and I got caught up in lots of last minute details.”
  • “I promise to make this as painless for you as possible.”
  • “So, do you want me to come with you? I don’t have to see _____ tonight.”
  • “Well, don’t worry. I’m gonna be fine.”
  • “I have to tell you something, but you gotta promise you’re not gonna get mad at me.”
  • “Just please let me stay with you. Please let me stay with you. I will be so good.”
  • “Alright, alright, I heard you the first fifty times.”
  • “Let’s just wait and see how it goes. It could be nice, you don’t know.”
  • “People make mistakes. It happens.”
  • “You think having lots of money makes you normal? You’ve clearly never met my family.”
  • “You’re a doll for agreeing to this. I mean it.”
  • “I can’t tell you how much of a relief it will be to get this night behind us.”
  • “You’re not being rude. I understand.”
  • “Yeah, there’s a lot of weirdos out there.”
  • “Okay, what will it take? What if I gave you another hundred dollars?”
  • “Please, you have no idea how important this is.”
  • “Are you out of your mind?!”
  • “God, _____ can be such a fucking idiot sometimes.”
  • “Oh my gosh, you scared the crap out of me!”
  • “Take it easy, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you.”
  • “I almost just had a heart attack and died.”
  • “Where the hell did you come from? Did you just hide?”
  • “It all sounds easy enough to handle.”
  • “Please stop worrying. I have it all under control.”
  • “I just can’t get used to this cold weather. I love the heat.”
  • “You look awfully young to be in college.”
  • “You see, things are working out perfectly after all.”
  • “You were right and I was wrong. I’m sorry.”
  • “I’m sorry if you’re mad.”
  • “It’s okay. Everything’s fine. It’s fine. Just relax.”
  • “Get her! Get her!”
  • “Get away from me!”
  • “What have you done to me?!”
  • “They’re calling to you. Just… just listen to them.”
  • “He’s given the sign. He’s chosen you.”

anonymous asked:

Why is it so dead on Tumblr rp now? I mean, like, for the past couple years, every time summer rolled around, there'd be lots of people to rp with and talk to-but now it's a literal dead zone. No one is on anymore, and I don't know where everyone has gone to. It's like a ghost town. Is there some other rping site people are moving to? (not a confession)

Honestly, I feel like it’s a combination of various things. For starters, I think that since this site was taken over by Yahoo, a lot of people have taken issue with how advert-focused it has become. Unless you have something like xkit, you are constantly bombarded with ads for things that you cannot opt out of seeing (sometimes potentially stressful ones - today I repeatedly saw one with large spiders all over the image).

Another reason could be the constant unnecessary changes that the staff seem to be intent on making. Some of the changes are good, or we come to get used to them, but others make roleplaying or using this site in general more tricky. This then leads to people searching for other places to do this.

For some, it might just be that they’re giving up on roleplay due to real life commitments - school, marriage, children - or even they might just be getting tired of the roleplay scene. It honestly could be anything.

As for where they’re moving to, the most popular one I’ve seen people mentioning lately is Discord, which I’ve not used myself so can’t comment on its pros and cons. I’m unsure of what other options there are, I do know some people who have chosen to roleplay solely through something like skype too.

What other roleplay sites/forums have you guys seen/tried?

— mod Louise

is this a giveaway ? yea ! so , so !! i’ve hit over 100 followers on here!! i’m happy to know that people take interest in my boy , simon because i love him so much !! anyways , to celebrate we’re having a giveaway !!

rules:

  1. do not follow just for the giveaway & then unfollow after it’s over bcuz that’s not cool
  2. must be following me
  3. reblog & like this post to enter , reblog as many times as you want just don’t reblog enough to spam people’s dashes !!
  4. have fun ! if you don’t win , don’t get upset & start hating okay ?
  5. three winners will be chosen !
  6. roleplay blogs only ! no personals please !
  7. ends on october 31st & winners will be announced on november 1st

prizes:

1st place : two blurry / glitch gif promo + an icon & header
2nd place : one blurry / glitch gif promo or an icon & header
3rd place : an icon or blurry / glitch header 

that’s all ! so , have fun & good luck !

FIRST OF ALL --

I honestly can’t believe I ever made it this far. I expected, like, 150 followers, tops, on this account. Thank you all so much for deeming me good enough to follow — you are all 100% flawless people and I love every single one of you.

GUIDELINES (EVERY GIVEAWAY NEEDS THEM)
  • mbf me; i will be checking!
  • do not unfollow immediately after the giveaway is over; that is rude and it will invoke my anger
  • likes and reblogs are both allowed, to give yourself more of a winning chance, but only reblog once.
  • winners will be chosen via random.org
  • roleplaying blogs only. sorry, personals!
  • this giveaway will end on the 30th of December. mark it on your calendars!
  • direct queries to my askbox!
PRIZES

There will be ONE FIRST PLACE WINNER who will get 75 GIF ICONS & 50 ICONS OF A FACECLAIM OF THEIR CHOICEA PLACE ON MY SIDEBAR FOR A MONTH, A URL GRAPHIC, A PROMO FOR TWO WEEKS, A FOLLOW IF I HAVEN’T ALREADY, AND MY EVERLASTING LOVE.

There will be ONE SECOND PLACE WINNER who will get 40 GIF ICONS & 20 ICONS OF A FACECLAIM OF THEIR CHOICE, A PROMO FOR A WEEK, A FOLLOW IF I HAVEN’T ALREADY, AND ALSO MY EVERLASTING LOVE.

There will be THREE THIRD PLACE WINNERS who will get 20 GIF ICONS & 10 ICONS OF A FACECLAIM OF THEIR CHOICE, A FOLLOW IF I HAVEN’T ALREADY, AND MY EVERLASTING LOVE (ONCE AGAIN).

Everybody who took part will be part of a GROUP PROMO.

IN CONCLUSION --

My sincerest thanks to all of my followers, good luck, and Merry Christmas!

Cat & Mouse- I Will Find You: Malcolm & Warren

4 or 5 martini’s later, Malcolm was back strolling through the late night breeze that made its way through the city of Rome. The sun had long gone, but the party didn’t stop then. Not 5 minutes past the stroke of 1am, the city did not slumber, for people were still running through the cobble stoned roads, music played both loudly and softly depending on where one stood, and every bar was still open. Alcohol had no effect on him. For whatever reason, he didnt know, or care. He had no reason to indulge in over drinking. Malcolm peeled his italian Swede blazer off himself, then swung it over his arm, and held it against his side with his hand back into his back. Like routine, this seemed to be how his manifested form proffered to carry itself. He twisted his neck to the side, cracking it. It cracked so loud, a passer-byer took a second glance at him. A wave of panic washed over Malcolm while his mouth coiled into a devilish smile. Panic. Fear. A desperate cry for help from an unordinary source filled Malcolm and his hunger, this urge to expand it made the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end. The source was coming from not too far from where he was, so he sought out for it. He could feel them, whoever they were, moving around, panicking. Malcolm marinated in it. He took his time finding the troubled being before finding his way to another tavern. This one was crowded. Weaving his way through the sea of people, this energy pulled him towards the men’s bathroom. It was clean. So much so, counters and stall doors shone while dim lighting from the florescent lights above the sinks bounced off them and the floors.

An aery silence filled the room as the muffled roar of the crowd beat against the wall. Rounding a welcoming corner into the bathroom, there stood a man, leaning over a sink with his hands on either side of the marble opening. Droplets of water ran down his profile, dripping into the puddle of water in the sink. The short man lifted his hands and ran water through his short hair before finally looking straight at himself in the mirror in front of him. Malcolm had shifted himself so he was leaning against the wall and the edge in front of a sink. His arms where crossed, along with a single leg crossed as well. Raising his head ever so slightly, he then tilted it to the side before finally speaking. “They’re going to find you.” he simply said.
Warren eyes widened before jerking himself up and onto the floor, scooting up against a wall with his arms flailing. The frightened boy looked up at Malcolm who still just casually sat himself like a wallflower in the corner.