Re: What is Fluff?
Fluff is a loose term for information, claims or relation of experiences that are most likely fanciful or false or a combination of the two.
It mostly comes down to phrasing and explanation of it.
Fluff: "I am the Great Dragon Lord of the 9th Kingdom."
Non-Fluff: "I have had experiences which lead me to the belief that I was a lord in a feudal society of Dragons in a nation that I have come to call, the 9th Kingdom."
The first one makes a direct claim, the second expresses a belief and leaves room for margin of error. so long as the second statement is open to questioning and honest answering, things go very smoothly. When the questions are met with a reply of either heightened emotions, ridiculous claims or threats, or any such activity that breaks the forum rules. The claim becomes viewed as progressively more fluffy.
Additionally there are some things that are claimed to have happened, which would be fantastic and will require evidence to back it up.
Fluff: "I am a werewolf and can physically shift at the full moon, last time I went into a blood frenzy and killed three people."
This claim defies many, many laws of physics to begin with. It is stating right out that you have done what is considered physically impossible (shapeshifting your physical body). It also leads to the wonder that, if you killed three people, there would be an investigation, which would either lead to you, or to a wolf-like monster and thus hit the news. If you have done this multiple times, given the efficacy of law enforcement, by all odds you would be arrested by now. Additionally, such a claim as this is admitting to a major crime, and usually would be followed by the person claiming it to condone such actions. This forum (or any forum that has common sense) should not, and can not condone illegal activities. If there was some case in the news about a wolf creature killing people, I'm sure someone in the Otherkin community will eventually find it and post the articles, after seeing this, the staff here would forward your ip information and all contact information to the proper authorities.
The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters.