I really don't know if there's another topic on this or not. Feel free to lock this up if there is.
So, don't kill me for it, but I've been, as of lately, doing the unthinkable: on Gaia, and other sites, I've been roleplaying as my kintype.
Yep. A demon named Simim. As close to my kintype as I can roleplay, most of the time. That's not to say I don't occasionally embellish my character with loads of emotional depth and magical abilities, but still.
There's a major pro and con here. There are other little ones, of course, but these are the big ones:
I can separate my fact and fiction MUCH easier. Roleplaying as a demon has allowed me to express stuff that isn't true: what I wish my memories were made of, instead of what they really are. It really helps sort things out: if I type out a scenario where I'm in the middle of a void filled with say, zombies, and I'm killing them off, I know it's not real. That's a little over the top, but still. Also, by typing out things I make up in my mind, I get them out of my mind and onto a medium, kinda "relieving the tension" in my mind. So I stop thinking about them so much, and therefore they don't get mixed into memories and become some sort of pseudo-real fantasy-memory.
Anybody who I meet, kin-wise, who knows about me rp'ng as a demon will probably not take me seriously. I only just recently started roleplaying as my kintype(like, a few weeks), and I've had the belief I am Otherkin for years now. That probably won't hold against someone I've newly met. >.<;;
Me: but I've believed this for years now.
Them: SURRREEE you have...
;; oookay. fine. whatever.
Okay, so you know the drill: discuss.
Have you ever roleplayed as anything similar/identical to your kintype?
Did it help you out?
Did it hinder your reputation in any kin community?
Do you do so now, was it a temporary thing, etc?