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FAQs and Other Introductory Information
A Simple Introduction to Otherkin and Therianthropes , by Orion Scribner, uses Basic English (a.k.a. Simple English) to facilitate machine translation into other languages.
Otherkin FAQ v. 4.0.1 by the Crisses with contributions from others. Keep in mind this is from 2001. While it's still good information, some things have shifted in the community since then (especially terminology), and several resource links are now broken.
A Revised Otherkin FAQ by Jarandhel Dreamsinger
Jewelfox's Otherkin FAQ (onsite with permission; read the original post on Dreamwidth here )
An FAQ on Otherkin for the Perplexed Observer by Dragonslorefury/Just An'Otherkin
You're 'kin--what now? by Veamoryn
Identifying Your Otherkin Species: Ten Tips for the Terminally Tantalised by Sprite Rêvenchatte
Otherkin and Beyond: an FAQ and reading list for curious and confused parties by Aqua-Aureum
Nature, Origins, and Characteristics of Otherkin
A plain version of the famous Buck Young essay about fae in the world today, and a much more enchanting presentation
The Silver Elves' "Magical Elven Love Letter" on the Origins of otherkind
Regarding majikal abilities in otherkin
You Might Be Otherkin If... (for amusement and entertainment only! not intended to be really definitive.)
Collected short bits on the definition of otherkin
A response to the assertion that we are just pretending
Excerpts from two otherkin surveys I answered: one | two
Part 1 of an essay on otherkin and roleplaying by Dragonslorefury (to my knowledge no further parts were ever written)
On the idea of physical, genetic non-humanness
See also the section on "Otherkin and our Culture" in the recommended non-fiction reading.
Orion Scribner maintains the awesome Otherkin Timeline: The Recent History of Elfin, Fae, and Animal People . For anyone who thinks the phenomena of otherkin was invented on tumblr or LiveJournal or even on the Internet at all, this document will be very enlightening. "Spanning from approximately 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 (scroll down to "The amazing lost issues of TirNanOc"), which was one of the largest and busiest otherkin mailing lists in the late 1990s
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.
The Elf Queen's Daughters and the Silver Elves - spans 1973 to 2011, on the history of the Magical Elven Love Letters and articles and correspondence published in Green Egg Magazine, as well as latter-day activities and writings of the Silver Elves. (The folks who made up the Elf Queen's Daughters have laid down the elven banner and gone on to more general magical pursuits.)
A collection of things about elves posted to alt.pagan in 1993
The first otherkin gather, Walking the Thresholds, was held in June 1998. However, that year the gather actually split into two events, held in different locations on the same weekend, because of some interpersonal conflicts between its organizers. The one originally planned for Four Quarters Farm in Pennsylvania is the one that survived by that name and in that place through 2016. Here are two Usenet posts advertising it: rec.arts.comics.elfquest December 1997 , alt.vampyres March 1998 . The other was held in Ohio: alt.community.intentional June 1998 , and some replies on alt.pagan.magick June 1998 . The descendant of this "splinter" Thresholds was Dancing the Endless Dream in Texas (or see the web page for the first event in 1999 ), which ran 1999-2009 and in turn evolved into two events run by the North Houston Otherkin Meetup called Summer Gateways (May) and A Gathering Echo (September). (Both of these may be defunct at this point; see the meetup page .)
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