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A few questions for you.
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A few questions for you.
Just to get the ball rolling because this is pretty deserted <!-- sSad --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- sSad --> I have a few questions:

1. How did you find out you were [insert your type of Fae here ] and not any other?

2. Any funny incidents that have happened to you from your kintype?

3. Any not-so-funny incidents?

4. What are some characteristics you often find among your own type? Both in their "Trueforms" and in otherkin-form.

5. What do you like about being Fae? And dislike?

6. What are some characteristics you often find among... Fae in general?

also, your thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie courts. I'll add my answers later... I'm curious to see what yours are.
2008-04-18 10:03
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Re: A few questions for you.
I wanted to answer this thread but I can't seem to be able to answer all the questions. =( But I'll try.

1. How did you find out you were [insert your type of Fae here ] and not any other?
I'm not sure what are the different types of Fae! I mean, I know some but I don't think I'll fit in any particular type. I think of myself as a wild one. I don't know exactly "how" I found out - I was just gradatively discovering myself, yelling to myself internally "yes! yes, that's what I am!". Getting to know that RPG "Changeling" concept helped me also, it sounded so true (and I'm not even an rpg player) and it helped me to identify some feelings. So yeah, it was something that happened little by little and I can't pointed exaclty a "when" or "how". That's just the way I feel true to myself.

2. Any funny incidents that have happened to you from your kintype?
Hummmm... not sure (yeah again). Funny incidents... *tries to remember* Nothing concrete I guess. The only things that happen to me that amuses me, are dreams and validations from people. Also maybe I'm not getting the question right!

3. Any not-so-funny incidents?
Same as above =D

4. What are some characteristics you often find among your own type? Both in their "Trueforms" and in otherkin-form.
I don't know many people of my kin-type, actually just one or two (one that I'm sure about). Things that I find common: tends to depression, to daydream, fantasize a lot (not in an schizofrenic way I mean. heh, I don't like that word actually), to be often like child-like in manner and playing, to be observative, to love nature and not feel very comfortable in urban area, to attract weird people, to get into hurtful relationships, to search for passion and intensity, to dream a lot, to have issues with the body (having eating diseases in lighter or heavier form), to have a strong artistic side and a need to express that, to hate routine and all things related to a "normal human life" like working in something that doesn't pleases them, everyday, to search for pleasure first above all things, to be creative... well, that's what I can recall for now. As I said, I don't know many otherkin, even less faekin, so I'm not wanting to generalize anything.

5. What do you like about being Fae? And dislike?
I don't think I can say I dislike anything about being Fae. Of course, there are some things that makes it difficult sometimes while being otherkin, but I would't give it away from nothing. I love being who I am. I don't think I can point any particular reason why I like it, I just think it's wonderful to feel who I am, despite all difficulties. Like, depression and feeling imprisoned and restrained sucks. Not finding a way to make a living in a "normal" way and have people (specially family) questioning you and trying to push you and convince you about things you don't agree sucks. Feeling lost and fragile sucks. But then I think it's just consequences of who I am, and I would not trade it for anything. I can deal with that all, I can be creative when dealing with my life. Loving who I am is the first step to make all things easier, and seeing all as a wonderful adventure.

6. What are some characteristics you often find among... Fae in general?
Well, same as 4. I know only a few, am certain just about one, and she's very like my own type. I'm not sure I know any other Fae of any other type, so I can't tell anything besides what I've said in question 4.


My thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie. Hum. I don't think I have any. I don't feel I belong to any of those. I don't remember any queens or kings... though it makes me wonder a little bit, with the sensation of having forgot something, just a slight feeling. I don't quite get the "light/dark" fae thing, I feel we're all made of a mix of both. Or maybe I'm not getting the concept too well, as I am not a master at objective studies about that still. But I'll love to hear what others have to say, and then maybe I'll come with something.

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Re: A few questions for you.
For the record, we generally consider elves to be a species group of noble Fae, similar to the sidhe - thus why I'm answering.

star Wrote:1. How did you find out you were [insert your type of Fae here ] and not any other?

Initially, for reasons given in the "What have other people told you about your perceived 'kintype?" thread, Val thought she/we was/were leanan sidhe. We rolled with that for a long time until reading Raven Kaldera's description of the dokkalfar and finding parts painfully familiar. Some we disagreed with confidently, enough to keep us in uncomfortable deliberation for a while, but it simply felt more right. And having read Kveldulf Gundarsson's book on alfar, wights, etc. as well, we see lore-based support for traits we always associated with our race.

star Wrote:2. Any funny incidents that have happened to you from your kintype?
3. Any not-so-funny incidents?

None that I can think of offhand.

star Wrote:4. What are some characteristics you often find among your own type? Both in their "Trueforms" and in otherkin-form.

Considering other sentient beings to be our...well, not playthings, but resources to be taken, as the humans who'd drill in places like ANWR feel about natural resources. Who cares what we run over in the process? Serious about agreements being kept. Even more squeamish than humans about killing members of the same race, except for an atypical few. Likely to dismiss our magical work as "not magic" unless we're involved with theurgy. But we love our magical energy, to the point where I'd consider uncomfortable comparisons to Warcraft's Blood Elves. Most of us don't think of the gods as much more than a different tribe that we can't f*** around with too well and are better off negotiating with. Most of us don't think of Source at all, even though we're millimeters away from touching Its raw essence on a daily basis. (Those who do...well...witch-priest eggheads, is the stereotype.) Status-conscious. Hierarchical. Prone to using glamour without a real thought about it. Tending to be carried away by emotions, and at least three of the four bodies we've found containing some of us have some variety of mental illness - mood disorders in two cases, uncertain but probably another mood disorder in the third case. Two of those bodies have been observed by unaware outsiders as having similar energy signatures. Tall, pale, usually blond with blue eyes, in trueform.

star Wrote:5. What do you like about being Fae? And dislike?

The sheer feeling of it is something we revel in. I don't know how to describe it except to point back to the last answer and ask if that doesn't sound at least a little bit arrogant. Having this awareness of ourselves to go back to, when the outside world completely violates our expectations of how things should be.

Of course, there is that tendency to react in ways others don't, which at this point in our self-development often means severe reactions to what we consider betrayal - poor leadership and inconsistency being at the top of the list. But we'd rather the whole world changed to accommodate us, than just stop being so elvan in this regard.

star Wrote:6. What are some characteristics you often find among... Fae in general?

All the generalizations we know, are ones we heard from people who have spent more time around a lot of Fae than we have. That they use glamour without paying attention and don't care who it dazzles. (Side note: We in my system don't aim to dazzle with glamour; we're more likely to put it on like makeup because we enjoy having a certain hair and/or eye color.) That they latch onto lovers they find interesting, then lose interest and drop them without thinking about how the other person feels.

star Wrote:also, your thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie courts.

Our scant memories of the sidhe (as some of us have sidhe ancestry) are during the conflict with the fomor and there was no noticeable Court division then. It may have been set aside because of the common loathing for the fomor. Our people were definitely divided, this division stemming from a civil war over political issues. Dokkalfar might have become more hostile to outsiders as a result - I know we became quite bitter - but any greater or lesser dislike of humans for being humans would mainly be a misperception on humans' part. It, or any other expression of virtue and vice, certainly wasn't what defined the two nations.

-Shainin

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2008-10-26 0:38
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Re: A few questions for you.
It's great to see that someone answered this while I was away! Anyway,


aeryael Wrote:4. What are some characteristics you often find among your own type? Both in their "Trueforms" and in otherkin-form.
I don't know many people of my kin-type, actually just one or two (one that I'm sure about). Things that I find common: tends to depression, to daydream, fantasize a lot (not in an schizofrenic way I mean. heh, I don't like that word actually), to be often like child-like in manner and playing, to be observative, to love nature and not feel very comfortable in urban area, to attract weird people, to get into hurtful relationships, to search for passion and intensity, to dream a lot, to have issues with the body (having eating diseases in lighter or heavier form), to have a strong artistic side and a need to express that, to hate routine and all things related to a "normal human life" like working in something that doesn't pleases them, everyday, to search for pleasure first above all things, to be creative... well, that's what I can recall for now. As I said, I don't know many otherkin, even less faekin, so I'm not wanting to generalize anything.

It's fine to not know all the answers, I doubt most people here (or anywhere, for that matter) know them. This isn't a Maths test, don't worry!
These traits are very much what I've seen, too, for the most part. And I agree with some points you made on 5.

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star Wrote:also, your thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie courts.

Our scant memories of the sidhe (as some of us have sidhe ancestry) are during the conflict with the fomor and there was no noticeable Court division then. It may have been set aside because of the common loathing for the fomor. Our people were definitely divided, this division stemming from a civil war over political issues. Dokkalfar might have become more hostile to outsiders as a result - I know we became quite bitter - but any greater or lesser dislike of humans for being humans would mainly be a misperception on humans' part. It, or any other expression of virtue and vice, certainly wasn't what defined the two nations.

-Shainin

"Fomor" is a word that sounds vaguely recognizable from somewhere to me, but what does it mean? Also, what happened in that civil war? (If it's ok to ask).


Thanks for answering ^^
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Re: A few questions for you.
star Wrote:
House Hesson Wrote:
star Wrote:also, your thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie courts.

Our scant memories of the sidhe (as some of us have sidhe ancestry) are during the conflict with the fomor and there was no noticeable Court division then. It may have been set aside because of the common loathing for the fomor. Our people were definitely divided, this division stemming from a civil war over political issues. Dokkalfar might have become more hostile to outsiders as a result - I know we became quite bitter - but any greater or lesser dislike of humans for being humans would mainly be a misperception on humans' part. It, or any other expression of virtue and vice, certainly wasn't what defined the two nations.

-Shainin

"Fomor" is a word that sounds vaguely recognizable from somewhere to me, but what does it mean? Also, what happened in that civil war? (If it's ok to ask).

The fomor are/were another race connected to the British Isles; according to the lore, they coexisted with the Tuatha de Danaan for some time. For a while, the fomor were the rulers, but they are remembered as cruel ones and the Tuatha de started a war that ended with the leader of the fomor, Balor, being killed by Lugh and the rest being exiled from the land.

As for the War, there was disagreement over how we should live, how we should be ruled, and what would keep us truest to our ancestral ways. The dissenters attempted to gather as much power and as many supporters as possible in order to present the standing rulership with a fait accompli - take over by the closest thing to popular vote that we could conceive - but were discovered too early and it ended in bloodshed. The dissenters ultimately lost and were exiled.

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Oh, thank you!!

(I should ask more questions to keep the ball rolling, aha).

EDIT: House Hesson, I read your "Hot Seat" post replying to my questions, and the 'possibly anarchistic' communities got my attention. Do you know if these were common at all among Fae? I've been wondering about that, but most people seem to mostly mention the Courts, or if anything, solitary Fae, and I wanted to find out about such communities when your post popped up aha. I guessed there HAD to be those communities, but I wasn't sure.
Cheers.
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star Wrote:Oh, thank you!!

(I should ask more questions to keep the ball rolling, aha).

EDIT: House Hesson, I read your "Hot Seat" post replying to my questions, and the 'possibly anarchistic' communities got my attention. Do you know if these were common at all among Fae? I've been wondering about that, but most people seem to mostly mention the Courts, or if anything, solitary Fae, and I wanted to find out about such communities when your post popped up aha. I guessed there HAD to be those communities, but I wasn't sure.
Cheers.

Not sure. None of us were very well-traveled, and most of us didn't care what other Fae were doing.

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Re: A few questions for you.
1. How did you find out you were [insert your type of Fae here ] and not any other?
Well, I've been through phases. I've even thought I was druid for a while, [Druid, in this sense, being a Faery that attaches itself to a certain animal. It probably has another definition, but Druid is what was introduced to me.], Elven, Drao, etc. The only reason I believed I was Elven was because someone had pointed it out to me - a complete stranger. As of yet, I'm not sure of what I am.


2. Any funny incidents that have happened to you from your kintype?
This may or may not have anything to do with my kintype, but I have a tendency to attract/be attracted to Vampyres and Dragons. Not even romantically, just naturally being drawn to them.
It happens with different Otherkin as well, but I've noticed it more with Vampyres and Dragons.
I can't think of any offhand, I'll probably come back later and post. xD


3. Any not-so-funny incidents?
I can't wear hematite.
I've broken three rings.
THREE.
I don't even like the crap, I wore it as a protective thing.
They. All. Broke.
-.-;


4. What are some characteristics you often find among your own type? Both in their "Trueforms" and in otherkin-form.
I haven't met any like me in real life - let alone any of my own type.
It'd be hard to find someone of my own type considering I don't know my own type.
x]


5. What do you like about being Fae? And dislike?
I can't say I dislike anything, really. Mainly because I don't know all of what I can attribute. Most of the things I know I can have positive and negatives, so I can't peg one or the other.


6. What are some characteristics you often find among... Fae in general?
It's hard to say, because outside of myself, I really haven't met any other Fae. Not in real life, at least.
The only thing I can think of is the energy.
To anyone who is sensitive/knowledgeable its really spiratic, often sexual, and more or less potent depending on that person.
But to anyone who is blind to energy, it's almost as if it's not there, or they have a natural aversion to it, often because of a sense of intimidation.
-Shrug-
Maybe that's just me - but that's how I've interpreted it.


7. Thoughts on the Seelie/Unseelie courts:
Very interesting. Still trying to figure out myself to which court I belong. I'd assume Seelie, but that's because I don't want to harm people just for kicks.
They gotta do something first. xD
In any case I really like the concept of Seelie and Unseelie, because it's almost Taoist.
Nothing is "good" or "right" or "bad" or "wrong."
It's just a different way of thinking, and you can't have one without the other.
That last part is just my own little add-in, but it may apply.
I dun know.

^_^;

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sidhe-fox Wrote:I've even thought I was druid for a while, [Druid, in this sense, being a Faery that attaches itself to a certain animal. It probably has another definition, but Druid is what was introduced to me.]

That's... a very strange definition of "druid". Was introduced to you by whom, in what context?

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Arethinn Wrote:That's... a very strange definition of "druid". Was introduced to you by whom, in what context?

I know that it's not the "standard" definition, I can't recall who told me.
I know that when they explained it to me, they mentioned the other Druid [the culture/religion, I really can't describe it for my life, but if one describes it, I know what they're talking about.] and went on to say that it can also be what I mentioned.

I have a feeling they almost meant Dryad.

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