Anonymous asked: Do you have an unseelie section...? >.>
(Hello fellow Unseelie being!)
We don’t have a tag specifically for us Unseelie folk, and our tastes vary a whole lot. I’d suggest checking out the Faekin tag, unless you’re looking for a specific flavour. Then I’d be more than happy to help you out (because now my interest is piqued too).
Anonymous asked: In your opinion; could you be both a furry as well as a 'kin? Because the actual definition of furries is just liking anthropomorphic animals.
Well yeah, absolutely. There’s no reason why you couldn’t be both.
Anonymous asked: For a good while, I was pretty sure that I was 'kin. Snow leopard, to be exact. I know for a fact I have strong phantom ears (I can twitch, swivel, and touch them and they'll react) but, I'm also a really big furry. So I'm not sure if I have ears because I'm really into furries and have been for eons now (try, 3 years old I think?) or if it's because I really am a 'kin. I've always had tenancies close to a big cat, but I'm just.. really unsure.
Like I was saying before, call yourself whatever you feel comfortable calling yourself!
I call myself Wolf because it’s the closest to what I’m feeling without having to explain the strange realities of what I’m actually feeling.
If you’re a furry, then be a furry. If you’re ‘kin, then be ‘kin. It’s all up to you.
No one can tell you who or what you are or aren’t.
Anonymous asked: What do you think the reason behind kin being put in human bodies is? If that makes any sense at all. I'm not very good at wording things.
Well, just like everyone’s experiences with being ‘Kin are different, their theories about how we came to be vary.
I know a particularly popular one is the idea of rebirth/reincarnation. Which is just that the spirit of a deceased animal/whatever is born into a human body. Though this theory doesn’t explain fictionkin and mythkin or anything other than confirmed existing animals as kintypes.
There’s theories about enchantment and hexing and just flukes.
I personally believe in a sort of reincarnation. A kind of fringe amongst the fringes. I call it the Gates Theory. But that’s just my experiences and beliefs which have lead me to that conclusion.
Short answer is: I have no idea.
Anonymous asked: Ahh yes some help would be great. Too scared to come off Anon though, it's a new thing and all, not quite sure. And there are also dozens of more things that relate me to cats heh... I identified with cats in middle school, I did, but kids started making fun of me so just stopped, because THEY believed it was weird and not proper. I'll definitely try... soul searching, but being as... mentally conflicted as I am, I might not believe what I find. I'm better with facts then this kind of stuff.
The sad part is there aren’t really any facts I can give you. It’s all personal and internal. There’s not “Otherkin must do/feel/think this in order to be ‘Kin”. It’s just kinda… there.
I find it hard to describe. It’s this wordless weight that sits heavy in the back of my mind and makes sure I don’t forget that it exists. It works its way into my life constantly, be it through dreams and meditation or a tug along the sides of my head when my “Ears” would be perking up.
It’s a complicated and highly personal thing, darling. And I’m sorry I can’t offer more help.
Anonymous asked: I don't even know... Like, my initials are CAT, from a child I loved that, so I acted a bit weird, like a cat, I would hiss at people and stuff. But I'm 16 now and I haven't stopped, even when I try. I have a tendency to be lazy in a catty way, I really like eating fish and hunting appeals to me, I don't like other cats, I swear to god I can feel my hair bristle when I'm upset and I kind of just thought I was a weebo but I really want a tail. I don't... know if this is just a thing or Something?
It could be a Thing or it could just be that you got so used to it as a child that it sort of stuck with you until now.
Like I said, only you can decide if it’s a thing or a Thing, y’know? The phantom hair bristling sensation could be normal, or it could really be some phantom fur action - I have no idea.
The best I can offer is advice. Do some soul searching and meditation and possibly consult some cards or runes. I know a few people in the askbox are already offering help.
Gimme a tick and I’ll post the asks.
Anonymous asked: I don't suppose you have any where I can go to see if I'm a... otherkin. Because well, looking over the tag and going through about sixty pages of this, it's like, whoa. I relate to some of this stuff and it kinda makes me want to... know.
There’s nowhere you can go to know if you’re ‘kin or not. There’s no definitive checklist of requirements you have to meet in order to be ‘kin. Only you can decide if you want to classify yourself as one or not.
I personally did a buttload of meditating and - admittedly - read my runes more or less obsessively for a while.
I can, however, tell you that the Otherkin tag isn’t exactly the best place to start looking. It’s not exactly known for its credible sources and reasoning.
The best I can do is suggest a little (or a lot) of soul-searching. I love The Otherkin Field Guide - a lovely little book by Lupa (I’m fairly certain you can get a free e-book on the Kobo/chapters/Indigo site(s) ). My copy is as well worn as a digital book can be.
And, as always, you can ask us questions and see if what you’re going through matches up with any of us (though don’t expect it to because everyone is different).
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm a selkie/sealkin and I was wondering if you had anything sort of sweet for that kin type? Desserts and such.
I’m sorry it’s taken so long to answer, because I really have no idea how I should answer, and require some clarification.
Do you want me to look for more fishy things, or more things that come from the native places of the folklore, like Ireland and Iceland?
Anonymous asked: i come bearing two questions! does anyone perhaps have any drink recipes for a saguinarian vampirekin? like, ones that include either actual blood, alcohol, some combination of the two? and is there a difference when it comes to animal blood-- like, personal reservations prevent me from thoroughly enjoying pork as i should, but i'm a believer in beef. (a beefliever, if you would) and would cow's blood suffice?
Certainly check the blood tag and the alcohol tag for those drinks! Go ahead and use your imagination, as well.
And, as it is, beef blood is way better than pork blood. It tastes better, and pork blood is far more likely to carry parasites. As always, talk to your butcher about the blood you buy, make sure it’s clean and good blood.
Not too long ago, I suggested kombucha cultures to the molamolakin looking for things that could imitate jellyfish. They can be useful for several other kintypes (even my own), some people have said they have the same texture as raw squid. When they’re partially dried out, they look and feel and awful lot like skin and when they’re fully dried, they resemble rotten flesh (good for scavenger kintypes, some monsterkin and some kinds of insectkin or wormkin).
When they’re not dried out, they’re pretty sour and have kind of a vinegar taste, but when they’re dried they’re tasteless and can be flavored with things. I flavored some with brown sugar and cayenne pepper which was really good.
I think the tea would also be great for some kintypes, but I’m not sure which ones. It’s pretty easy to make and you can even grow the cultures yourself.
Here’s a link to growing kombucha cultures, I let my first one grow a couple of weeks but it was still pretty thin, but they recently started growing thicker and have been working better for the tea.
And here’s a link for making the tea itself. I know it’s starting to get popular in stores in the US, but it’s pretty expensive ($3 a bottle on average) unless you can make it yourself and have patience. Another plus to making it yourself is that you can experiment with flavors (my most recent batch was flavored with fresh mint and it’s really good). If the batch looks murky or smells funky (it should have a vinegar smell to it), you’ll have to throw it all out and restart.
The method I use for drying them out is placing them on a piece of parchment paper and baking them at 150 degrees (F) for an hour. This is when you can flavor them by rubbing seasoning on them. Then hang them in a warm, dry place (i.e above a bearded dragon tank) for at least a day. Thicker cultures will take longer to dry. I just use a hanger with hemp cord on it to hang them on and use a really thick needle to make a hole in them with.
Not my bag, but I bet someone here will love it!