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Natani
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I got to ask what was your awakening like? Did it scare you or maybe excited you? Did you tell anyone? If you did who? Were they supportive or a burden on the situation? I always get abit curious about how people's awakenings went.

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2012-05-21 9:49
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I'm one of those people who never really had an awakening proper. As long as I can remember I didn't feel human, didn't feel right in my body, didn't relate to other people like everyone else seemed to. I never really looked into it until I was around 18, but I wouldn't call that an awakening so much as a thought of "gee I wonder if there are any other people who feel like this". Google led me to the otherkin community and I finally joined it in college. The rest, as they say, is history <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

As for telling people, I told a few friends and most were supportive. One expressed feeling that the concept (before I told him I identified with it) was a little nuts, but in general I really only tell people I care enough about to want them to know that part of me and who I am pretty sure are open minded enough and so forth to understand.

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2012-05-21 16:19
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Like Sera, I felt different for most of my life but I'd always chalked it up to me 'just being weird'. However, I did experience what I refer to as my 're-awakening'. After some initial inner researching while I was in college (yay self exploration!), I found the online communities sometime in 2001 and had the light bulb go off of 'oh so that's what this is!'. I call it my 're-awakening' because it was simply at that point that I became aware of what was off about me since I've always been this way.

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2012-05-21 18:24
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I never felt normal either but then started reading legends and eventually found a set of which I happoned to resonate with and that was of the Japanese kitsune I the explored the strange yet familiar feelings which I found from the stories by 12 I knew my self but not of the otherkin community. So I found vampires first and from there I slowly found it piece by piece.

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2012-05-22 4:48
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Also the same as Sera for me, at least at the beginning. I always identified more with non-humans, but I was much younger than 18 when I took to the Internet. Originally I was searching about transformations, but I knew that wasn't really the right way; that was just how the idea manifested itself in my young mind. I can't have been older than 13 when I found my first Otherkin forum. It was interesting, to say the least.

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2012-05-22 23:33
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“A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it.”
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2012-06-24 13:56
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You can just read it here....

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2012-06-27 9:20
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In general, among us we knew we were nonhuman sense we were little. Roughly around 14 or 16 for all of us we started really having shifts (that we can remember) and a year after that we discovered the community. We consider our awakenings to be more of a gradual climb - gaining more information and more information over time. Discovering a feeling of identifying with something, then realizing its actually identifying as something, then we learn words others have formed for these experiences, so on.

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2012-06-28 12:23
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