Archer Wrote:Why do no otherkin have a fat trueform? Huh?
It's just very funny to me, all the people who have "physical" trueforms (which I would generally expect to be less maleable than energetic ones) tend to being thin, athletic, attractive. No fat ugly elves, no dragons with unaesthetic wings. The attractiveness of people's "true forms" generally seems so much more, well, up on the scale than that of the bodies they are in right now.
This is quoted from the "true forms" thread in the art/expressions forum, I thought I would make a new thread for consideration.
Does your true form resemble a "better-looking" version of yourself? In other words, does it (symbolically or literally) encompass traits that you would otherwise feel lacking in?
For a few examples:
Do you relate to the power and strength of the wolf because you felt weak during childhood?
Do you relate to the beauty and supremacy of the angel because you were made to feel ugly and insignificant (or for whatever reason, you would believe this of yourself in the absence of being otherkin)?
Do you relate to the mystery and strangeness of the elves, because you feel yourself to be bland and uninteresting otherwise?
Basically, I'd like to contemplate the possibility (which has been suggested to me by others) that Otherkin beliefs may stem from inherent self-confidence issues. Probably going to be a touchy subject, so if you feel like you're going to get angry, just don't even bother with this thread.
Personally, I don't find my "true form" to be any more attractive than my physical form- at least, not the form I took while I was coping with a lot of different things at once.
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://spankytheangelofdoom.deviantart.com/art/Imprisoned-57828165">http://spankytheangelofdoom.deviantart. ... d-57828165</a><!-- m -->
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://spankytheangelofdoom.deviantart.com/art/Archaia-46735759">http://spankytheangelofdoom.deviantart. ... a-46735759</a><!-- m -->
This form, the human part of it anyway, looks just like I do. There are just a few things different:
Exaggerated tallness. She isn't any skinnier than my body; she is just a helluva lot TALLER and longer. Also, I normally draw this form with the eyes closed, because I feel like my eyes are cross-eyed and don't match each other. One would look normal, the other would look...like it had ink and blood spilled into it. I have a feeling this relates to my ability to "see" from 2 (or more) different points of view at once. I'm not interested in her wings being perfectly groomed- or perfectly damaged. They just are whatever they are at the time. I also try to make her look somewhat gender-neutral, since that is how I see myself in terms of psychological gender (though, those pics are both bad examples of this.)
Feel free to engage in psychoanalysis of yourself or others! o_o