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Famous "otherkin" people
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Famous "otherkin" people
So what do you guys think , are there any famous people either living or dead you guys think are/were otherkin ?

For example take Rasputin , a very likely candidate if you ask me . Any opinions on him for example ?

What about others ?
2010-01-05 7:53
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Re: Famous "otherkin" people
I think it's completely nonsensical to guess if people you didn't even know were otherkin, unless they actually said "I am not human."

Ultimately these lists almost invariably come down to one of three explanations:

a) I think they're otherkin cos they're weird . . . so what, lots of humans are weird and lots of otherkin aren't; weirdness is irrelevant.
b) I think they're otherkin cos they've got dreamy eyes . . . see above.
c) I think they're otherkin cos they're really cool . . . doesn't even need a response, really.

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2010-01-05 13:17
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I thought it would be fun to speculate a bit but alas if you guys don't want to ....
2010-01-06 5:48
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Moved since it's more of a light-hearted topic.

While Archer's right that it's hard to speculate on someone whom most if not all of us will never meet, it can still be fun to share who you think might be Otherkin and famous. I'll admit that there's a celebrity or two whom I think might be 'kin and it's not really something I can explain; it's just a feeling I've gotten or a vibe they throw off, I don't know.

I've gotten the feeling that Liam Neeson might be 'kin. Something in his mannerisms and body language seem "other" to me. Then again, he could simply be a very expressive actor. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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Seriously, is this just going to be "I think this person is otherkin because they feel hinky"?

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?

Because it seems to me that "that celebrity might be otherkin, because they feel funny" is actually even more tenuous than "I think I'm otherkin because I feel funny", and it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to point out one is nonsensical while supporting the other.

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2010-01-06 15:06
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Being "other" doesn't make you "otherkin" either.
It's that person's personal identification with themselves as "other" that makes 'em kin. So it's a mute point.
I suspect my mum "may" have lived a previous life as an elf, cause she tastes like one and has characteristics that seem elf-ish to me, but that doesn't make her otherkin, nor an elf. It merely means "I" see something reminiscent of an elf in her.

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.

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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?

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2010-01-06 18:08
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It's one thing to express what one sees in an individual they know and muse on that for a moment, and another thing to suggest that a stranger "is" something.

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Topic locked. However, a new topic will soon be started to discuss the fallacies in how people "spot 'kin". Thank you.

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