Quote:Fluff-heads can’t be real otherkin cause they’re too fake and diluted by *insert excuse*
Yes, but sometimes fluffies just need to learn on their own what is true of what they believe and what is not. This takes time, patience and effort on their part. If they don't WANT to learn, then in my opinion while their soul may be otherkin, they themselves don't care enough to find out what they truly are. Everyone starts out fluffy. Hey, to pagans we are fluffy. There's different levels of fluffiness.. including inability to believe in anything. Even *that* is a form of fluffiness in and of itself.
The overly critical part... I can see what you mean. But at the same time, sometimes people become so overly critical because overly critical people questioned them to the point where they couldn't answer, and started to disbelieve in yourself. Inability to answer a question does not necessarily mean you are faking, it simply means you don't know, that there are holes in your knowledge/memories.
All in all, there's no such thing as a "real" otherkin. Why do I say this? Because all in all, you only have yourself fully believing you. There is no possible way to 100% prove yourself, even to yourself. I've said it myself, if I had a way, I would transport my memories to paper or photo. But alas, we have not that capability. Believing in otherkin is believing that there is a hope of a chance that we are right, that the reason we feel as if we don't fit in with humans is because at our core we are not. It's not saying "I AM this" as much as saying "I believe I am this". "Real otherkin" to me is just the people who have the souls of something more than human. (By more, I'm not trying to say we are better...)
As for roleplayers.. I used to roleplay when I was 12-14. I was roleplaying, fantasy of course, and I realized later that half my ideas were from memories. (Note, I have horrible memory of this lifetime. I believe that it may have to do with the fact that I suppressed so many bad memories my brain just started suppressing them all. Trigger thoughts/etc make them come back to me). I realized that by going through old roleplay chats with people, and realized that I was channeling my true self in a creative way. Can I prove that? No.
Just because someone roleplays doesn't mean they aren't otherkin. It doesn't mean they are either. It all comes down to, within themself, to their core, do they feel like they don't belong here? Maybe not in this body, maybe not in this part of the world.. but just feel as if this is not where their "home" is?
Trolls.. Ahh trolls. Well, even some of these are doing it but hiding behind a mask, or something else.
Believing yourself to be otherkin doesn't necessarily mean you're right. Believing that you aren't doesn't necessarily mean you're right. I met someone that I sensed as otherkin (i.e. on the astral plane, I recognized him from my past, etc) He denies the whole idea.
You can't ever 100% know that someone else is otherkin, especially if you haven't met them. You can be extremely sure, but never 100% know. There's no way to 100% know it.
Sometimes people phrase what they believe themselves to be badly and are henceforth known as fluffs. It doesn't mean that they aren't, it just means that there was a slight snag in the expanation which would make it hard to grasp.
Quote:It pains me to say this almost since I do know of individuals who use the term but (from my perceptions) simply can’t be what they claim for various reasons. But then, who am I to judge a belief that even I can’t put my full and blind confidence in.
Well, as I have said before.. I will never be able to prove to you or anyone else on this site what I am. I have the memories, and I know a couple of people who were there when it happened who described it the same way.. but I'll never be able to absolutely prove it to anyone. It's just not possible. Here's what I'll say... it's easier to my perspective to simply be one type of entity, or even two or three if your "soul parents" were different. I just personally believe that if there is souls, there is ways for souls to be merged. I believe that at the core of every soul, the energy is slightly different. Sometimes it can connect, sometimes it can't. I believe that your soul (i.e. all souls) is at its core a bundle of energy (I mean like we are bundles of electrons... or whatever. Something like that.) and outside of that is what they prefer to be seen as.
I believe that otherkin is possible because of the fact that if souls exist, who is to say there is not a difference between say, a human soul and that of a dog. etc. I think that the "soul dna", aka the energy, is slightly different, like dna between us and dogs, and us and monkeys, etc, according to where it was originally formed.
Of course, that's just my belief. It doesn't mean I'm right, or that I can prove it, but it seems very acceptable to me.
And the way I look at it, if humans like playing with genes and dna, for example making the liger etc, why would it be so impossible that energy beings/etc would get bored and curious enough to play around -shrug-
Err.. sorry, kinda went off on a tangent and didn't intend to. My apologies >_<
I'll stop now >_>;;