Re: Otherkin Meetups = FAIL(?)
I've actually been more active in the real life Otherkin community than online. I only started coming back online in the last few months. I ran Toronto's first, and largest Otherkin meetup for four years, I attend the other one off and on, and have gone to events like KinVention North (praying for your rebirth) and the HK Open House. Frankly, what is talked about depends.
I find it silly in someways that people feel that if they meet another Kin, that they have to talk about being Kin. That's like thinking anytime I meet up with my occultist friends we need to talk about magick, or my trans friends that we need to talk about gender theory and identity. Don't get me wrong, it is nice, and interesting to discuss it, but they are real people and have "real people" things to talk about.
When I ran the Otherkin gather, some gathers we'd end up having discussions about Kin stuff, past lives, energy work, etc. Other times we'd be there discussing politics, books and TV shows. To me it wasn't about discussing about Otherkin, but with Otherkin. The "security" and comfort that comes from talking with someone who understands at least a little where you are coming from.
It's like what Simim said, it just makes you realize that being Otherkin is not the most important thing ever.
When we first begin all things simply are.
As we grow all things are external.
As we learn all things are internal.
As we understand all things are not.