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Degrees of Crazy
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Degrees of Crazy
One thing that pops up a lot in the otherkin community is our unique quirks. I myself have some quite radical beliefs and notions in regard to both my person and the environment in which I interact with.
Over the years I’ve met various others who fall under my umbrella, but not always outside of the same storm. Though similar, some of our beliefs are drastically different.

For example, at college I met a guy who claimed he was a seraphim angel (ok, that’s call. I happen to claim dragon, myself). He was a originally a human soul who called out for aid, soon to combine with an anglel and thus fusing him into the being he is now in this life (Not exactly how I describe my incarnation in this human body, but to each their own). He then elaborated further by saying his angel essence has done this before in the service of God (alright, I myself believe I have had other lives before this as well). Now I get to hear about how he was Adolf, it was part of god plan, and he came down her now to save the shattered souls of his true love which reincarnated into different humans this round, and that if they become corrupted they can combine into the antichrist and there goes that apocalypse (…). Oh, and I’m one, so I must be in love with him and why won’t I love him? Is it the smell? Cause he did offer to wear scented oils for me (and there goes my lunch ). It goes on in a worse direction, but I think this much is a good start on hitting my initial point:

Now what would that point be?
Yeah, I can be called crazy, but that guy has flown so far off his rocker it ain’t on this plane anymore.

Sure I go to online communities and bond with people who believe that on some level they aren’t entirely human. But this guy hits up on near every chick (and some guys) that he finds attractive and begin telling is life/soul story in an attempt to both save their soul and get laid (amongst other things).

So yeah, I’d say I should safely be able to call him a cracked sack. Problem is when I do, some retort with “but don’t you have a similar belief in not being human?”

To that I say, there is a difference between having a spiritual identity and being half a shed short of tools. I feel that I have room to talk with this guy, and also feel I should justly get away with commenting on just how much crazier he is then I ever could be.

But pair me with someone, say terro. He thinks he’s an angel, I think I’m a dragon. There’s more to it, but not much. Now me calling him crazy for that could be considered hypocritical since we have similar beliefs that are along the same crazy cracks. Bit in the case of my other angel ‘buddy’ I feel I can safely get away with calling him insane (amongst other things).

That turned out much longer then I originally had in mind.
Either way, in some cases I feel I have room to denounce the crazier, and so do (some of <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue --> ) you.

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2008-02-29 10:20
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Re: Degrees of Crazy
For a minute there I thought you said 'degrees in crazy'. I have one of those! XD

Anyway. *ahem* I haven't really met anyone who went that far off their rocker (yet). That, and I don't feel like I should pass any judgments either way. Not unless they're trying to push those beliefs on me at least. I have my own shed full of rusty tools, and I don't take too kindly to someone trying to replace them with a set where half of them are missing, so to speak. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

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2008-02-29 10:33
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I'm the biggest nutjob I've ever had the pleasure to meet. My real/imagined past is a mix of personal theory and fused incompatabilities.

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2008-02-29 12:42
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I find I meet the most 'crazies' in the online community. Although, one of my best friends is schizo-affective, and that classifies him as crazy. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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2008-02-29 14:18
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I remember way back when, you told us all about this creepy guy of yours, Chai. Ick.

Valid point, as always. I personally don't understand the logic of saying "well, if I'm crazy you're crazy too!". There are, in fact, degrees. There is also a difference between carefully assessing your views and identity through years of questioning and searching, and having a spur-of-the-moment godly revelation one night while in a back alley and high on shrooms.

Credibility is all about carefully going over everything one has experienced and making hard choices about what one chooses to accept as truth. All of us here, or at least most of us, have struggled and second-guessed our perceptions of ourselves over and over- and we still do even now after coming to conclusions. In my opinion, unless one is willing to accept that the truth may not be beautiful, mysterious and deep, they cannot be counted as credible when claiming something as controversial and spiritual as being otherkin, or even claiming anything, really.
2008-02-29 14:59
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I actually had a very similar experience with an ex-friend of mine.

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2008-02-29 16:34
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I remember dealing with a guy who claimed to be here on the order of some dark goddess? queen? thingy? to harvest and eat the souls of people on this planet.

I also had a guy claim to have something like 40 astral mates, and he was going to send an army of astral dragons down on my ass for not believing that he had created a new dimension in the astral that was orange in color and named 64. I'm still waiting for the astral army a year or more later.
2008-02-29 17:17
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"In a past life, I believe, I was a X." is a heck of a lot different than going "I am X Y and Z and I'm incarnated here in this world because it is my destiny to Save it! Now service my needs for I am awesome."
I'm not big on the "OH MY GODS! I am X, Y and Z, and it makes me have superpowers/horrible problems." one either.
Honestly, the more dramatic a person is, the less likely I am to believe them.

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2008-02-29 17:39
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2008-02-29 17:58
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Okay, scratch what I said before. I once met a guy who claimed to have the blood- the actual blood- of every species imaginable running through his veins, and that he had special powers granted to him by a god. I've gotta admit that that passes even me on the nuts-scale.

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2008-02-29 19:00
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