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arethinn
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arethinn
The SF Bay Otherkin Meetup has been sending out our monthly event announcements through Meetup.com since September 2011. We will be moving to a privately hosted list after the September 10 meetup (to take place in San Jose, CA).

If you are interested in receiving these announcements, please sign up with your email address (no new account creation or "join with Facebook" nonsense required) at http://eristic.net/mailman/listinfo/sfbayotherkin_eristic.net. The meetup general info page is at http://eristic.net/fey/sfbaykinmeetup.php. If you let me know your email address, I can also send you an invitation.

I will continue to also post notifications on the group calendars on WestKin (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/westkin/info) and Nor_Cal_Otherkin (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nor_cal_otherkin/info).

The main driver for this is that Meetup.com costs a minimum of $12 a month, more if paid month-to-month. For a large group with dozens attending every month that would be fine, but for a small group like ours I think that the same function can be gained mainly through regular email.

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arethinn
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arethinn
The August meetup has been cancelled. Our next meet will be Saturday, September 10, in the south bay (location TBD).

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arethinn
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arethinn
The November meetup in San Francisco has been cancelled due to a lack of RSVPs. Our next event will be on December 13th at a location yet to be decided in the southeast bay (quite likely Suju's in Fremont).

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shiroulv
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shiroulv
In an effort to help the otherkin community better understand itself, and to help the public understand the otherkin community, Kinmunity is introducing a 2016 otherkin community survey. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the community, identify trends and correlations in the community, and to help the community understand itself better. This survey will probably be longer than most others you have encountered; this is because we aim for high quality results. Once the survey closes to responses, the data will be posted publicly with any personally identifiable information removed (although none is really collected in the first place!)

Click here to take the survey!
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arethinn
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arethinn
Due to a lack of RSVPs for the September event, the SF Bay Otherkin meetup tomorrow in Oakland has been cancelled. Our next event is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at a location yet to be determined in the south bay (ca. San Jose).

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arethinn
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arethinn
Otherkin Community is back up and running. (I'm not sure if you need to be a member to see the post in the News subforum that that link goes to, but you all probably get the idea regardless.)

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alltheworld601
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alltheworld601
I just got here and accidentally bumped a post from 2014.
Its been a while since I used this site as a forum for anything, my apologies.
Its so very quiet though! I do wish there were more being said. :/
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arethinn
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arethinn
Does anyone know what's up with Otherkin Community, or how to contact whoever is webmastering there these days (not sure if it's Clodaus or who)? I'm seeing raw PHP code when I go to the site instead of getting the page normally.

ETA July 2: I got a reply from Seraphyna on tumblr on May 27: "I’ve had the same issue. No idea what’s up with it, but I have no access to fix it (not that I could if I did). I tried emailing Clodaus, but the OKC email is down so I left him a message on his Google+ but he either hasn’t seen it or isn’t doing anything about it."

we may have lost it for good if no one can get in touch with Clodaus :-/

ETA August 11: It's back. (not sure if you need to be a member to see posts in the News subforum, but you probably get the idea regardless.)

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rlagmagm
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rlagmagm
Question: Do you believe in the existence of Demons and their 'kin'? Why or why not? What would they look like in your opinion? I am just curious about what everyone thinks.

Sincerely,
Chaos

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: curious curious
Current Music: None

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etath
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etath
Hi all,

Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering 2015 is open for registration! It is the 5th time this annual event is taking place, and this time it will take place on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by beautiful valleys, fjords, and mountains. We are currently having 5 spaces left. I hope any of you would consider joining us on our adventures through Norway.

Please visit our website (https://dragonkin.net/ndg/) for more information about Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering.

Best regards,
~Etath

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crystal_waters
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crystal_waters
What the title says...are there any vegan otherkin aside from myself? Vegan being VEGAN, aka not eating, using, or wearing animals (including silk and honey) AT ALL. (Vegetarians are cool, but I encourage you to complete the step to helping animals and go vegan!) I'm writing an essay for my otherkin site regarding veganism and would like to know we're out there somewhere.

-Ketrino

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merticus
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merticus
Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires
Presented by Merticus of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC & Vampire Community News (VCN) - November 12, 2014

http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2014/11/12/diagnosed-physical-mental-conditions-of-real-life-vampires

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mikhto
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mikhto
(Doing more rounds with advertising this thing, apologies if you've seen this before…)

I made my own public chat room (IRC channel), out of my dissatisfaction with many of the others out there, especially those oriented towards mythic types, such as elves, fae, dragons, etc.

It’s called EDMC (Experimental Disposable Mythic Channel). As the name implies, it’s something I’m experimenting with. :)

Details on the chat are on the link below, including a link where you can chat instantly if you don't know how to use IRC:
mikhto.tumblr.com/edmc
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arethinn
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arethinn
The meetup for October will be Sunday, October 12, in Menlo Park, CA. The event page is here, but I've recently changed the group settings to be a little more private, so you won't be able to see full information unless you are actually a member of the Meetup group. You can also PM me or email me at arethinn(at)eristic.net for more details.

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arethinn
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arethinn
As the subject line says, just some food for thought... a quote from a post from someone I follow on Tumblr.
What is the relationship between otherkin and roleplaying? Are otherkin just roleplayers?

As an otherkin I'm obviously going to ultimately say 'No'. However, this post will explore the finer details of the connection made between otherkin and roleplaying, in an effort to try and fully explain why otherkin are not all just a bunch of full-time roleplayers.

My brief comment: Of course I agree otherkin (generally) are not "just" roleplaying as elves, dragons, or whatever, despite what outsiders might often accuse us of "obviously" doing. However, I do think there can be value in roleplay as a tool for exploring e.g. a specific past/other life, or what values and/or actions you think express your "other" nature or mind, especially if you're new on the scene (so to speak).

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labyrinthvoices
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labyrinthvoices
I've learned today that 4chan is targeting a great number of tags on tumblr, including "Otherkin," and doing very nasty things with posts in those tags (I understand, that is their wont, and I suppose their prerogative). I just wanted to bring it up in case anyone here has trigger issues surrounding their Otherkin identity, or other areas of their life. A full text list of the targeted tags can be seen here, in the original post. Thanks for your time.

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arethinn
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arethinn
I'm sorry to announce that the June 8 meetup in Oakland has been cancelled. The July meetup in the south Bay, on Saturday, July 12, is tentative at this time because Celebron and I will be in Canada that day. It may be moved to July 5 or 19, moved in location, or cancelled entirely. Stay tuned.

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arethinn
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arethinn
Orion Scribner is back from hiatus and working on otherkin projects again, including resuming updates to otherkin_news. You can support their work by contributing to their Patreon here.

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rystalllee
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rystalllee
I am new and I wanted to say hi. I have always thought I was so different and that no one would understand me, however, my husband spent some time researching and found Otherkin. He showed me and thought that maybe this is the community for me.

I remember all my past lives, this is my 7th on/in Earth. My first life was somewhere else. I was a "goddess". I am unsure if that is the proper term but it is what most ancient civilizations would have called me and my family here. I got in trouble and was banished in be a human for 7 lives. I remember everything but names and dates from my past lives. I believe that is part of my punishment.

I am hoping I am not alone, and there are others who have come from other places and are here in one form or another. So I am putting it out there and seeing what I get back. If I am not a good fit for this community, I understand and I would appreciate a point in the right direction.

Thank you for reading.
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fallen_castiel
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fallen_castiel
I'm going to do numbered as it is easier for my mind to separate them that way.

1.) Where is a place to find good resource information on Therians and Otherkin?

2.) Would it be normal to share a love of a particular climate with your Therian personality? ie. Artic Fox loves snow and cold? If not then is it possible to be a particular animal but like a totally different climate than that animal?

3.) Are there any particular guided meditations others have found helpful? I have huge concentration problems, so finding a few is a good thing if possible.

4.) Does a person share personality traits completely with their Therian Personality or can they be totally different?

5.) Why are there so many of one particular type but not of others? I feel very, very wolfish...I have as long as I can remember back, for sure Canid. Is it just more people do internet searches for wolves than some of the other animals that are also awesome that they fail to recognize? Sorry if this came out offensive! It was the best I could word it. My apologies!

and finally..sorry so many...

6.) Are there any instances of health conditions that coexist with therianthropy. For example, I have chronic joint and muscle pain issues,and I have met a few Otherkin who have similar problems to mine. My thinking is that we can sense more energies around us and that if we don't shield and learn to deal with them properly we can actually get sick from them. Might seem weird, just a theory.

Thanks all!!
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