Archer Wrote:Seriously, is this just going to be "I think this person is otherkin because they feel hinky"?
Which is why it was moved to this section. We don't have a games/fun section so this seemed to be the most likely other choice. It is meant as a fun topic, no rudeness is implied. Granted, there's no way to tell if someone else is or is not 'kin (which I already said), but it can be fun just to guess. It's just another topic for people to discuss, no deep thinking required. I find it hard to believe that Archer, you've never wondered who around you might also be 'kin? Just simply wondered? I believe that's all the OP meant with starting this thread; harmless wondering. *shrug*
Archer Wrote:Am I the only one who notices a massssssive discrepancy with, on the one hand, saying "Liam Neeson might be otherkin, cos he feels funny - even though I've never met him, don't know him personally, and have just seen him on TV and in the cinema" and on the other hand telling new people that no-one but them can say if they're otherkin and that matching some kind of trait list has no bearing on whether or not they're otherkin?
You're welcome to think I'm an idiot (and you probably do), however that doesn't change the fact that we're ALL entitled to our own opinions. I remember you mentioning feeling other people's energy before, but who's to say your interpretations weren't wrong? You're using your own knowledge to make that interpretation. Once again it's all speculation. My point was that it's all just guesswork anyway so why not have a bit of fun in wondering if someone famous is 'kin or not? I also don't think my speculating contradicts with my suggesting to a newbie that no one can tell them what they are. I've already said, several times, that famous or not, no one can tell someone else what they are. I've always stood by that fact. Guessing is simply that, guessing with an individual's private knowledge to base their guess around.
It's fairly easy to assign traits to someone whom you've only ever seen on film, it's like empathizing with their character. And since I highly doubt Liam Neeson is going to come on here and berate me for guessing, which is hardly a crime, I think this was just a thread for fun. Where's the harm in fun guessing?
Miniar Wrote:Being "other" doesn't make you "otherkin" either.
Um, I never said it did. Remember this is all individual interpretation.
Miniar Wrote:It merely means "I" see something reminiscent of an elf in her.
Exactly! And that's all I think this thread was intending to do. I might see something "other" or "Otherkin-related" in a famous person based on my own knowledge base. Doesn't mean I'm right or that anyone else has to agree with me, simply that it's MY opinion.
Miniar Wrote:I don't approve of "guess a stranger's kintype" type games as they deal with attaching a personal identity on another person.
Joke or not joke, it's rude.
However we all have opinions about members here, it's only natural when interacting with people, usually based on personal experiences. Whether or not those perceptions are correct to the individual in question is irrelevant; the issue is that everyone's got thoughts on other people. The fact that I think someone famous might be Otherkin and I know there's no way for me to assign a 'kin type or even know if I guessed correctly, doesn't matter as it's only for FUN in the end anyway. If I was claiming that my guess was infallible that'd be one thing, but I'm not. It's only a guess based on how I interpret someone else.
And technically it's not hurting anyone by speculating is it?