Otakukin. For those who don't already know, otakukin are people whose kin-type is fictional, often from an anime universe. What are your thoughts?
Me: As with anything, especially otherkin issues, I take otakukin with a pound of salt. But I don't hate on a person just because they are otakukin. As a writer, I know that the act of writing fiction is very powerful. And as someone who believes that anything that *can* happen *does* happen in some alternate universe, I see no reason why fictional works cannot be telling about real other worlds, either by channelling existing information from an already-extant universe, or by creating a new universe.
I also must admit to a teensy bit of personal experience in this matter. I started out extremely skeptical of this whole otherkin thing, but by the time I came across information about otakukin, I was more open minded. After all, I don't know for sure whether the kin types of four of the people in my head are even technically otherkin or technically otakukin. I say this because I started out creating the Traipah universe as a work of fiction and only later started to think I was channelling a universe already extant, which the planet Traipah accounts for three of the people in my head, a different kin type for each (Fayanora, an Ah'Koi Bahnis; Negarahn, a Duenicallo; and Shao'Kehn, an Ah'Koi Bahnis Goddess). And Pi, my polymorph aspect, is of a kintype that I created for another set of stories in a seperate universe. Is it otakukin if its one's own fictional works? Or does one's kintype have to be from someone else's fictional universe to be otakukin?
Also, I have a fourth person living in my head with me, Lolita Leigh Smith, who began life as an individual fictional character for a story I wrote. She was an exceptionally good character in an exceptionally poor story, a story I never finished. We joke that she hated the story she was in so much that she moved out of it and into my head with me, though really things were more complicated (I always put part of myself into all of my characters, and I put a bit more into her than usual. So she became my inner Goth lesbian). Is *she* an otakukin? I'm not very clear on the difference here.
Furthermore, for a brief time I felt very drawn to the Drow, but ultimately decided I wasn't that because at heart I'm too nice, even if I present a really assholish face sometimes.
Ich bin ein Diener des Lebens.
Pi = An irrational number.