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Jewelfox's Otherkin FAQ (onsite with permission; read the original post on Dreamwidth here)
Introducing the concept of otherkin to people who aren't otherkin, including links in Czech, French, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, and Spanish; a resource kit by Orion Sandstorrm (an excerpt from his Directory of Otherkin Writings) (offsite link)
A FAQ by Kanishtaa Naijuuk (offsite link)
Nature, Origins, and Characteristics
A plain version of the famous Buck Young essay about fae in the world today, and a much more enchanting presentation (offsite link)
The Silver Elves' "Magical Elven Love Letter" on the Origins of otherkind
Regarding "Majikal" abilities in otherkin
You Might Be Otherkin If... (for humor/entertainment only!)
Collected short bits on the definition of "otherkin"
Orion Sandstorrm maintains the awesome Otherkin Timeline: The Recent History of Elfin, Fae, and Animal People (offsite link; first link on that page). For anyone who thinks "otherkinism" is something that was invented on tumblr or Facebook or LiveJournal or even on the Internet at all, this document will be very enlightening. "Spanning from 1972 to 2011 inclusive [...] Events covered include the coining of jargon, the publication of books, the rise and fall of various parts of the community, the development of philosophical explanations for being otherkin, and much more."
Archives of a few old issues of TirNanOc, which was once one of the largest and busiest otherkin mailing lists. (offsite link)
A thread from the Usenet newsgroup alt.vampyres in 1996 regarding connections between fae and vampires. Alt.vampyres was one of the places "otherkin" conversation used to congregate before we had all the mailing lists, message boards and other stuff devoted specifically to the topic. (offsite link)
News/Magazine/Other Press Articles
An article entitled "Elven Like Me" appeared in the New York publication The Village Voice in February of 2001. (offsite link)
Another outsider's perspective can be found in this essay on elves. (offsite link)
This article from Fate magazine was an early published article written by someone who is herself otherkin.
See also the otherkin-news community on LiveJournal (offsite link), where links to news articles and other media relevant to otherkin and therianthropy are occasionally posted.
A response to the assertion that we are just pretending
My list of fey or otherkin-related books, movies, and music; Orion Sandstorrm's Otherkin and Therianthrope booklist (offsite link - second link on that page); and Wildmuse's old Bibliography of Faerie. (offsite link)
Excerpts from two otherkin surveys I answered for a couple people: one | two
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last updated 9/8/12