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I'm not a big fan of the whole "science" thing either.  I find it to be too religious in nature, more along the lines of "scientism" than an actual proper usage of science. 

Also, as far as fictionkin and that type of thing goes, I think that if I believe I'm a dragon, I've got no business saying that someone who thinks they're a Na'vi is wrong or stupid or any of that stuff.  As far as the rest of the world is concerned, dragons and Na'vi are both works of fiction, so it doesn't do a Dragonkin any bit of good whatsoever to get on a fictionkin's case for their weird beliefs.

And finally, I agree that a lot of people are real power-hungry.  I got permabanned from Draconic because, according to KaniS, I was a "danger to the community."  My crime: I had proved his favorite moderator wrong in a forum debate, and later called her out for her bullying of a younger member who was complaining of abuse at home.  I'm sorry, but I'm not going to stand idly by while a moderator uses their position of power as a blunt force weapon to silence people they don't like.  And if that means a permaban for me, then I guess that's what it means.  Doesn't mean I have to like it, though.
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General Discussion / Re: Where do we go from here?
« Last post by CrystalisRC on April 17, 2017, 04:26:15 am »
I originally got involved with this site because I pretty much left the Otherkin community altogether and felt like I should at least try to reconnect. 

Most of my experience with the Otherkin community has, in fact, been highly negative, because my kintype is unusual and I've had some very, shall we say unusual experiences since my Awakening when compared with most other people in the community.  My beliefs are also what some folks would call "fluffy" (basically a Neo-Pagan replacement for the Catholic Christian term "Heretical").  I've taken a lot of flak over the years for my differences of opinion from the majority, and as such it's kinda hard for me to really get into discussions here.  Even with all that, though, I do still check the forums, usually several times a day to see if anyone's said anything.

One thing I've noticed over the years is that Otherkin forums tend to be silent for long periods of time, and then you get one or two forums posts in a space of a few weeks and then you're back to months on end of silence.  It's not just this site that does it, but every Otherkin site I've ever been on (The original Dragon-Realms, Draconity.org, Draconic.com, etc.).  I've heard about the so-called "glory days" of the Otherkin community back when it was super active and so on, but that kind of ended with the demise of Rashan's forum, and IIRC, my Awakening took place just a couple months after that site shut down.  So I've never actually experienced the aforementioned "glory days," and the months of silence followed by a few days of activity followed by further months of silence in the Otherkin community is really all I've ever experienced of it.

When it comes right down to what I want, though... honestly, I just want an open forum where I can discuss my experiences and thoughts without feeling like a total idiot.  The way my experiences in life have been, I might never find a place like that especially in the Otherkin community, but at the very least I can hope, and keep trying.  Also, I've met some nice people in the community and I rather miss them, so I'm here.

I hear you on this, I just got kicked from Otherkin.net and Draconia on Discord
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Otherkin and Beliefs / Discord Servers, Otherkin and general bullshittery
« Last post by CrystalisRC on April 17, 2017, 02:31:59 am »
I've been part of the otherkin communities as long as 1995-1998...and frankly for the past few weeks..a set of peculiar behaviours has warranted my attention.


The talk about science, research, fictionkin (otherkin coming from mangas and movies like Gundam Wing, Twilight or Macross Plus) to name a few and the conclusion of banning and kicking people without notice kinda upsets me...

Draconic and Dragon Realms used to be a place where 10-30 channels existed at a time where a lot of us could discuss our spiritual and physical natures.  While some of us still enjoy that aspect, I've seen places like DreamHart, Otherkin.net and other related otherkin sites turn into dissection labs trying to use science and math to brainfart their way into our communities.

The gryphons have their own community, the weres/therians have their own community, the dragons have their own community, even the witches, faes and elves have their own community.

I get it, we all have our communities.  Given the amount of power hungry admins and the ability to create a server anywhere on Discord,   I felt outcasted by the communities I was raised in (with the exception of Draconic and DR)

anyone else experienced this as of late?
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Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by Sendo Shin on April 10, 2017, 06:32:40 am »
Welcome back(ish), Greylight!  *offers cookies*
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Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by CrystalisRC on April 01, 2017, 07:48:10 pm »
I remember you snuggledragon!
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Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by NoddyTheDragon on March 27, 2017, 09:24:01 am »
It's good to see you again, Greylight.
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Introductions / Hello everyone
« Last post by GreySpectrum on March 26, 2017, 09:52:04 pm »
I have returned after a few years. I didn't even know this place was back up and running until today.

For those I already know it's good to see you again!  :)

For those who don't know me my name is Greylight. I'm a black scaled western-like dragon with red talons.

Hope to see some friendly faces around here.

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Otherkin and Beliefs / Re: People "Just Knowing"
« Last post by NoddyTheDragon on March 25, 2017, 10:49:12 am »
I'm sorry then.  I did my best to help.

I hope your answers can be found elsewhere.

I hope so too.  I also hope that someone else here can give me an answer to my question.
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Otherkin and Beliefs / Re: People "Just Knowing"
« Last post by CrystalisRC on March 25, 2017, 04:45:01 am »
I'm sorry then.  I did my best to help.

I hope your answers can be found elsewhere.
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Otherkin and Beliefs / People "Just Knowing"
« Last post by NoddyTheDragon on March 14, 2017, 11:09:22 am »
I've suspected this for quite a few years, but I've never had any confirmation of it and looking it up online is nigh useless because if there is a term for it, I don't know what that term is.

But people just seem to know I'm not human.  I don't go out of my way to act like a dragon in public or anything like that.  I do what I can to just blend in, but I always get these people who, from the moment they lay eyes on me, they either get uneasy around me, or they get angry and blame me for things I haven't done, or they outright hate me.  The few times I've gotten up enough nerve to ask what it was that I did, they never had an answer.

I know that dragons used to get blamed for all sorts of bad things back when humans in general believed in our existence, and I know that some folks believe that dragons exist in another dimension and cause havoc in that way, calling us "reptilians" instead of dragons.  But the thing is, if I am causing people trouble like they say I am, I have no knowledge of it, and people "just know" that I'm different from them, to the point where their reactions to my presence seem instinctive.  Some folks outright avoid me, some people look at me with suspicion in their eyes, and of course some just fly into a tantrum saying I did stuff I didn't actually do. 

Does anybody know what this kind of "just knowing" is called?  Can humans instinctively tell I'm not one of them?  I'm 45 years old, and I've only been Awakened for 7 of those years or so, and most of my introspection and research has been dedicated to figuring myself out rather than figuring out my relationship to my human neighbors, so I'm kind of in the dark as far as this is concerned. 
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