Re: Otherkin Timeline
From what I remember of it, there was huuuuuge crossover amongst the mailing lists, ER, FAE (how I miss thee) and a couple of other places like Kinhost and OK.net. Likewise there was a huuuuuge crossover amongst the php boards (OH, ER2, HL, EM, FAE as well, and later on OKCom, OKA, and now OKP). There wasn't, however, a huge crossover between the two. I was on most of the big php boards (I say most, because I didn't know about them all (TFW) and some of those I knew, I lurked on), and I think all the Yahoo lists mentioned in that article, but there were verrrrry few people who I saw in both groups. When people did cross over, usually the forumers would restrict themselves to one list, or the listers would restrict themselves to one forum.
The real veterans of otherkin groups tended to be towards the list line of things, so things get skewed that way.
Anyway, what I'd love to see, and will contribute to myself a bit more when I have the chance to find/go through logs:
1 - Perhaps more information about who's who; eg where did the Crisses hang before Kinhost, and where are they now?
2 - Information on some mailing lists that weren't mentioned (I think I can think of two, off the top of my head, and I'm not sure why they aren't there - but I might have missed them as I didn't read in full detail)
3 - Information about forums: when they started, when they ended, who the admin were, etc
4 - Perhaps some sort of brief "history" as well as just a timeline, eg charting different "eras" - from the concept first arising, to expansion, to groups splitting up, etc
5 - Possibly the most difficult, though maybe not, as a huge amount of research has obviously been done already: a history of how focus has changed over time, most obviously from "do all we can to recover memories" to "huh? we're human here and now, deal with it"
All in all, this timeline is very, very cool.
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