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  • amxrany
    28.05.2022 - 23 hours ago

    I’ve been dying to say this for a long time especially seeing the amount of shit  TWST fandom does

    TW: MENTIONS OF DEATH THREATS/SUICIDE PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK ⚠

    Please, please, PLEASE be aware of your digital footprint here in the internet 

    Or in other words

    BEWARE👏OF👏THE👏SHIT👏YOU👏POST👏ONLINE👏

    Especially to those people who invalidate other’s humanity and tell them to kill themselves, spread misinformation, or just be a piece of shit in general

    Because know that EVERYONE can see you, they can screenshot it, they CAN AND WILL use it against you And I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE A MINOR, POC OR FROM A MINORITY GROUP,

    WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS STILL WRONG

    What you are doing is basically becoming the ✨problem✨ instead of solving it 

    Oh don’t get me started with the amount of people I can call out with this post alone, and I don’t care if you’re famous or the next president of the country...

    WE👏DON’T👏TELL👏PEOPLE👏TO👏KILL👏THEMSELVES👏

    And you say you’re “EdUCaTEd” or “DoN’T TaLk OvEr Us MiNoRiTiEs” well guess what? I am also a minor and a person of color myself. Do I tell people to kill themselves or invalidate someone’s humanity if they make a mistake? NO 

    What I also need to say is that, if you’re uncomfortable with someone, just mute and block and move on, instead of being a  “savior 😍” in the internet

    Just say you’re terminally online and move on

    And yes , this is targeted to some creators out there, I don’t give a fuck if you’re famous in the twst fandom whatsoever but we don’t tell people to kill themselves if they’ve done something wrong to us

    Because guess what? That’s just bringing on a new low, you’re blatantly admitting you’re an asshole and would rather tell people to die instead of trying to educate them or just ignore them in general

    And weren’t you the one who supported police brutality in HongKong as a response to a racist remark, and only apologized when neccessary? 

    And saying harrassment is “criticism” Oh my god, you need to get off the internet so bad bestie and go back to learning about ✨basic human decency and online ettiquette✨

    I think you can guess who they are based on this post 

    Can’t wait to get cancelled by their supporters woot woot 😍😍😍✌✌✌

    Oh and btw I will be providing more evidence soon enough, just give me time to dig down into their bs first while losing braincells in the process 

    #rany talks about other things #discourse#twst#twisted wonderland #if this reaches the person that i was targetting to hi bestie #you are not educated you are just rude #but you can still learn since you're a minor #i would be surprised if this reaches to them tho since i blocked them lmao #but then again tumblr has some strange powers so who knows anyways #tw//suicide mentions
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  • amxrany
    28.05.2022 - 1 day ago

    Twst Fandom, what are some embarrassing/dumb stuff you did while engaging in the game and/or fandom?

    I’ll go first 🤚

    You know those star candies that are used to refill your AP faster without having to wait for like 2 hours? Yeah I didn’t know they existed until I was like Rank 60+ 💀

    But Rany how did you not know they existed even though that’s one of the rewards when you log in?

    Istg I didn’t check the rewards back in the day all I cared about was the gems and yes that means I literally wasted 2+ hours of my life doing nothing while waiting for my AP to refill

    #rany talks about twst #twst#twisted wonderland#twst meme#twst shitpost#twst jp#twst eng #it's ok guys we can all be clowns at one point in our life
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  • a-dragons-journal
    27.05.2022 - 1 day ago

    So Let’s Talk About Werewolf Magick

    So I recently reblogged a post showcasing a book titled Werewolf Magick, by Denny Sargent. I was curious, so I looked up some samples of the book, and then I was intrigued because it looked both interesting and promising (a rare combination for me these days when it comes to witchcraft books; I haven’t actually bought a new witchcraft book in probably years), so I went ahead and stopped by Barnes & Noble’s to check it out.

    Long story short, I ate through the entire thing basically in one sitting, and I am fascinated by this book and will most definitely be trying some things from it out and potentially incorporating it into my Craft and/or my spirituality. Wanted to jot my thoughts down, and since this is a journaling blog, here we go. Be aware ahead of time that this is not so much a book review for the benefit of other people as it is a personal journal post about my own thoughts on what’s relevant to me specifically, though it will probably be helpful to anyone wondering if they should look into the book as well.

    Some things up front for anyone thinking about buying it:

    No, the book is not about physical shapeshifting; that was the first thing I checked for, so I thought I’d get it out of the way.

    I wouldn’t by default recommend this book for someone totally, completely new to magic; the author definitely comes at it from the perspective that you already know some basics about magic, and having that under your belt will help you understand it. That being said, if this is the only thing you’re really interested in, you should be able to start with this book, but be ready to have to figure out a couple things as you go along.

    Be aware that this book does talk about using sex/masturbation and sexual fluids in magic - it’s not a big focus, and it’s not explicitly detailed or anything at any point, but it’s present, especially in later chapters. If you’re underage and/or uncomfortable with that, this may not be the book for you.

    It is very focused on wolves and werewolves, obviously, but I don’t actually think it would be that hard to modify for other species if you so desire.

    And now my own loosely organized thoughts, under the cut for the sake of everyone’s dashboard.

    The Genetics Thing

    Probably the weakest point of this book, and the thing that annoyed me the most, I do wish the author would quit bringing up the genetics thing. He mentions a few times toward the start of the book that “humans share 85% of our DNA with canids and other wolves,” sometimes stating that that “genetic connection” helps with shapeshifting, which, like... a) stop trying to justify your metaphysical stuff with science when the science absolutely does not justify it, you’re just weakening your own credibility, just own up to the fact that it’s purely metaphysical, and b) we also share 50-60% of our DNA with bananas and something like 95% (off the top of my head) with chimps, but I don’t see you suggesting that we should become werebananas or werechimps. At one point there’s also a ritual where one visualizes going back through evolutionary ancestry, ending up at wolves, and I had to stop reading for a second bc like... dude, you understand that we are not in fact directly descended from canids, right?

    That aside, as annoying as it is, it’s a pretty minor thing and only comes up a few times. Easily enough ignored.

    Wildness, Wyrd, and Way

    There’s an entire chapter dedicated to the cosmology and underlying principles behind werewolf magick, and part of that is the idea of Wildness, Wyrd, and Way, the underlying principles of it. Wildness is essentially exactly what it says on the tin, base nature and connection to the earth; Wyrd is the interconnection between all things as “embodied in every ecosystem,” the idea that you are not separate from every other thing; and Way is essentially borrowed from Taoism, understood here as to be without sense of self and to act without “knowing”, as “Fish do not “know” when to spawn, birds do not “know” when to migrate, and wolves do not “know” how to behave in a pack. It is just part of the Way.”

    This is... really interesting to me as a set of paradigms, because it’s something that really appeals to me and that feels Right to me. Every time I go on a walk in nature it reminds me how much I need what this book calls Wildness to breathe, I have always believed in the interconnections between things this book calls Wyrd (and even longed for it to be more concrete than it is in this world, as it is in Eywa), and the idea of Way as following instinct and nature appeals to me as well (it reminds me somewhat of the Ways portrayed in Golden Treasure: The Great Green, where each animal has a Way or Good Way that it follows for good or ill, describing its behavior). Wildness, Wyrd, and Way is one of the things I may actually adopt formally, because it’s basically already there under different words, but I like how that set of words encapsulates the concepts.

    Wolves and Dragons

    So the book is entirely focused on wolves/werewolves, presumably because the author is one - he mentions now and again that people have shapeshifted into other animals as in shamanism, but stays focused on werewolves specifically. That being said, I don’t feel like it will be that hard to transfer the book’s ideas into Dragon instead of Wolf - slightly different noises, which are already instinctive to me and shouldn’t require all that much experimentation, different visualizations, slight changes to the wording, but the principles of werewolf magic should hold regardless of species. (It will probably be somewhat easier for me on account of also being an apex predator with a lot of mythos associated with my species, especially since the social aspects of wolfness aren’t really focused on here (which is a little strange, but makes sense considering most werewolves will be practicing alone rather than with a pack), but I don’t think it would be that difficult for a prey animal or a small predator or what have you to tailor the basic ideas to themselves.)

    Wings are... perhaps going to be an issue. Going to have to make sure we don’t do any intensive shapeshifting rituals near any steep drops I could potentially do something stupid over while in the thrall of an intense shapeshift until I know how the rituals in question affect me and whether that would be safe.

    Shapeshifting

    Speaking of the shapeshifting rituals, I am really intrigued to see how that’ll go for me. I’ve never really had mental shifts in the way most people who have them describe them; I sometimes slide a little more feral, but I never lose my humanity in the process at all. The shapeshifting in this book is a combination of mental shift, intense visualization, and likely phantom shift; I have never really experienced the former, am relatively good at the latter but usually only in short bursts, and experience the last all the time in great vividity. I will be interested to see what the rituals in this book can induce with a little practice. Regardless, I do think this book has the potential to be very useful for therians and otherkin in connecting to their nonhuman side more and learning how to integrate humanity and nonhumanity.

    As a side note, I do also appreciate that he doesn’t use psychoactive substances in his shapeshifting salves and offers alternatives, as someone who isn’t comfortable using those myself.

    The Werewolf Gods and Spirits

    The book espouses four main gods and spirits, or maybe categories thereof (the author seems to be into the “gods have been called by many names and taken many forms but they’re still the same entity underneath” idea, which I have moved away from, but I get the idea that for general usage, you can kind of tailor these to your beliefs) - the Lord of the Forest (who can be seen as a wild god like Pan, Herne, or Cernunnos, or as his own being), the Moon Goddess (including Selene, Artemis, and Hekate), Gaia/the Earth Mother, and the Wolf Spirit.

    For me, these make sense more as their own beings than they do as the potential names he offers for them, since those are their own entities, so I think I will work under that framework for the time being - the Lord of the Forest, the Moon, and the Earth each as embodiments of those concepts. And... the Wolf Spirit.

    The Wolf Spirit is kind of explained in two different but related ways in this book. First, it’s explained as a general spirit of wildness, of primal nature, that just takes the form of a wolf - which should reasonably apply to any species of were, one would think. Second, however, it’s explained as the collective power and egregore of all wolves (past, present, and future) - which, I get the vibe that this is more important and that the Lord of the Forest already covers the first part, and this does not, presumably, apply to anyone other than werewolves. There should, however, logically exist such a spirit for any species (and, indeed, the author talks briefly about having interacted with a Bear Spirit as well while under the instruction of a group of shamans).

    Herein lies my problem: is there a Dragon Spirit that can reach me here, given that there are no physical dragons in this world? If there is one native to this place, would it be markedly different given that the dragons that exist here are spirit-beings without physical form? If there is a Dragon Spirit of my own world, and my gut tells me it’s a reasonable possibility, would it even be able to hear or reach me here?

    I suppose the only way to find out is going to be to reach out and see if something answers. We’ll see how that goes, I guess. I do suspect I’ll have more luck if I can do the Calling the Wolf Spirit ritual in the book out in a park somewhere, but I also suspect I may not get the chance super easily, so we’ll see.

    Doubles and Fetches

    Not something I personally am interested in doing, but fascinating in the context of nonhumanity: the author talks about evoking your Animalself as a Double, an astral entity, and then being able to invoke it and treat it as a separate being in order to work with it. The author uses this technique to create a Fetch that can then be ridden in astral travel and/or used to protect and do tasks for you, essentially creating a familiar from your own Animalself, but I could easily extrapolate out a similar technique for conversing with your own kintype and learning from it - past knowledge if relevant, present wisdom, subconscious desires. We so often frown on the idea of viewing your kintype as separate from yourself in any way, but I could see this being an extremely useful technique for some people, even if I’m not sure I want to explore it personally - I’d be interested to see any results other people get.

    So yeah, that’s my initial thoughts on Werewolf Magick. I will likely keep this blog updated on my adventures with it going forward, given that that is the entire idea of the blog, but I do recommend checking out the book to anyone who’s interested in the idea.

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  • a-dragons-journal
    27.05.2022 - 2 days ago

    Since you reblogged that Werewolf Magick book and I went to read a sample, it hasn't left my brain. Thank you for sharing this 👀

    Oh, I ate through the book almost entirely in one sitting and am currently chewing on a post about it that will be up probably tomorrow morning sometime (probably). It's a fascinating read.

    #for now suffice to say i will definitely be trying out some things from this book #werewolf magick#rani talks #asked and answered #anonymous
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  • amxrany
    24.05.2022 - 4 days ago

    Talking About My Favorite Twst Ships/Pairs/Groups (Platonic Edition 🍵)

    Note: I will be mentioning some spoilers (main story and events) that happened in the japanese version of twst, so if you play the english version I’m just warning you ahead of time

    Note 2: This will also be arranged in the same order as the romantic edition (click here to see how it’s arranged), If you don’t respect one’s preferences then don’t even bother reading this 🥰

    𝑵𝒐𝒘 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏~

    𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟑

    Deuce and Epel 

    - Ok so I really didn’t get their friendship at first cuz I was still new to twst at this time and I was still far behind Pomefiore arc, and when I finally reached said arc I had to speedrun it cuz Ignihyde Part 1 was about to release so I didn’t have time to read the translations. But when I did, I understood why like damn I want a friendship like that (coming from someone who can’t talk to people) . Like the beach scenes omg I should have taken the time to savor those moments but no your girl decided to speedrun the entire chapter (because ngl Chapter 5 was a bit boring and Ignihyde was coming up)

    𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟐

    Shroud Brothers ( Idia & Ortho )

    - You know back in the day I didn’t know much about these two but the more I got into twst, the more I got interested in their relationship as brothers. Like think with me here, Ortho was literally a robot and Idia is a shut in, who wouldn’t be curious about it. BUT GODDAMN I GOT HUMBLED SO HARD READING THE CHAPTER 6 TRANSLATIONS. LIKE I ALREADY HAD A FELLING ORTHO WAS DEAD BASED ON HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY VIGNETTE (where Floyd gave Ortho sneakers (I do remember it was shoes but please correct me if I’m wrong here) and Ortho hung it up and someone pointed it like “hey did you know that what Ortho is doing implies that he’s dead”) but to have it hit you in the face was so 😭 LIKE IDIA IS LITERALLY THE BEST BRO YOU CAN ASK FOR WAAAAA. LIKE HE REGRETTED WHAT HAPPENED TO ORTHO SO BAD TO THE POINT HE MADE HIM AGAIN WHICH IS JUST 😀🔫 but he knows that Robot Ortho is not his actual brother anymore which just hits me to the feels

    Silver and Kalim 

    - Once again if you have seen the romantic edition of this post you would understand what I’m talking about that I love Silver and Kalim in both a romantic and platonic sense. LIKE LEMME SEE MORE ACTION BETWEEN THESE TWO SKRUNKLIES 

    𝑩𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝑰 𝒈𝒐 𝒕𝒐 𝑻𝒐𝒑 𝟏 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔

    First Years

    - I’m dying to see a lot of action with everyone in the first year, since it’s now revealed that Ortho is joining the first years now all we lack is Sebek and fthe first years will be complete. I want to see the action, the chaos and everything in between

    Third Years

    - Ngl but there isn’t much with the third years where everyone is together so I’m kinda expecting to see a lot more, especially the third year anthology cover hasn’t been released yet

    Pomefiore

    - Look I know I said Chapter 5 was boring but when you read Chapter 6 you get to see a lot of Pomefiore together, and they kinda started to grow on me. Like how Rook and Epel really went to STYX to get Vil and the others back and now that Vil got what he really wanted (to be the “hero” that stands at the very stage), it was really nice honestly

    Heartslabyul Gang 

    - Definitely love their brotherly relationship that I see in a lot of fanfics, it’s really fluffy honestly (also read as: I love seeing Mama Trey suffer handling his 3 children while Cater is just there taking pics)

    𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟏 

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    Diasomnia Found Family (well they boutta become the unfound family real fast when Chapter 7 arrives)

    - Ok so it’s kind of obvious I’m a Diasomnia stan but I just gotta love everyone’s relationship despite how dysfunctional it is (I literally envy Lilia and Silver’s relationship as Father and Son cuz I don’t have that type of relationship with my own dad 😔👊). But overall tho, I am so not ready for the amount of angst that’s gonna come when Chapter 7 get released. Especially when they appeared during the end of Chapter 6 it wasn’t some sinister evil scene you’ve been seeing for the past 6 chapters, instead they looked like a normal family and then Malleus starts talking about how fragile human life is. Knowing how Malleus (and Lilia but I’m not even sure if peepaw is gonna survive at this rate) will literally outlive everyone, he’s too scared to say goodbye so what I’m thinking is that Chapter 7 will tackle a lot of deep topics that will most likely send me to a crying fit and it would also make sense that Ignihyde is there to help us yknow. Literally we have Malleus who will most likely be the one to OB, Lilia who’s slowly dying, and Silver who has his sleeping curse and was seen by MF MICKEY MOUSE in the other side of the mirror, implying that Silver might be unconsciously traveling in his dreams (and that he is important in Chapter 7, he might be from our world too who knows 🤷‍♀️). Sebek is (surprisingly) the only normal guy in Diasomnia but that scares me as well since the guy also has his own issues in terms of his own identity (his half fae half human crisis) and trying to find his purpose and where he belongs, and knowing that he might become the voice of reason (literally with his loud ass voice), get his ass humbled so hard or he’ll rebel and join the first years. Chapter 7 has set the bar high for me, it can literally go on any direction at this rate and I’m not ready for this rollercoaster shitshow

    But that is all for this post thank you so much reading until the end 🙇‍♀️. It took me a long time to post this since it was the last month of school for me (which meant exams and the overwhelming amount of work I need to do) and now it’s summer break ( I AM FREE AHAHAHAHAHA ), I’m also going to be moving up soon on June, that means I’m going to be in the 11th Grade now. But the long awaited wait is finally over and I hope you will leave a like or a reblog ♥

    #rany talks about twst #twst#twisted wonderland#twst jp #once again i am too lazy to tag everyone so yeah
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    hello! my parents wanted me to do more sports, and due to you mentioning it a few times i ended up doing krav maga. im having an absolute blast so far :D

    Hell yeah!!! Glad you're enjoying it :D

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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    About your post about phrasing and using kinning as a verb, altho I'm someone who's realized they'd been nonhuman and fictionkin since the early 2000s, I find myself very often using kinning as a verb when talking to friends because that's the language they know and it's been an uphill struggle to use "older lingo" (for lack of a better term) to talk with them about kin related stuff. On one hand I feel kinda bad about using kinning style language but in the other I feel like I've gotten looser in caring what terms people use as long as the communication is there. And if kinning gets adopted into our lingo so be it, imo. Its been a bit difficult for me to come to that conclusion though, and I fought it for a long time, being very stubborn about language. And then I find myself defending loose definitions and words in queer identity and think that maybe, just maybe, I'm being a little TOO stubborn about "kinning" and idk I guess i lost whatever point I was originally here to make, sorry...

    Yep, which is why I wholly do not agree with the idea that someone using the wrong grammar automatically means they're not actually serious. That can and should coexist with thinking it's probably not something we should actively encourage, in my opinion. "Someone using "kin" as a verb does not automatically mean they're not actually otherkin and you shouldn't be an ass to people about it just on principle" and "people using "kin" as a verb has contributed to the trend of people badly misunderstanding what otherkin means and thinking "kinning" means relating to something, then turning aggressive on the people who actually identify as their kintypes" are not mutually exclusive statements.

    And yeah, I have had that last thought as well, but like... "the lines between one identity and another aren't always clean" is not the same as "calling a hobby by an identity word isn't misinformation at all actually". Even where there actually is blur between what's play and what's actual identity, like with the relationship between drag and the transgender community, there's a history there of that connection where there isn't one with the people trying to shoehorn themselves into the word "kin." Not wanting people to call their "haha mood" characters "kins" is not pushing people out of a community they've always been a part of, it's trying to stop people who've never been part of a community from taking it over and erasing the people who originated these words entirely. 99% of the time, queer identity word looseness is more like the definition of the word "therian" (ie, whether it's hinged on whether your theriotype actually exists in our world, or if anyone who experiences animality "counts" as a therian) than like the KFF thing, in my opinion.

    (And, frankly, yeah, there probably is blur and gray area between "actual" otherkinity and "kinning for fun" - which is why you may notice that I'm consistently telling people I am not the arbiter of identity and it's neither my job nor my right to decide whether they're "nonhuman enough"; if it's identity to them in any capacity, even if it's not the "typical" experience of nonhumanity, then that's all that matters to me. It's literally only the people who are explicitly saying themselves that it doesn't actually matter to them and isn't serious/genuine at all for them that I want to stop using a word that inherently means an actual identity.)

    I don't know. Maybe there's hypocrisy here that I'm just not seeing yet. But at risk of pissing people off with the analogy choice, it feels frankly more like appropriation - ie, walking into a community and stealing and misusing their stuff when you're being repeatedly told to stop and that it's not for you, and then calling it "gatekeeping" when that community gets mad - than like gray-area word looseness. There's probably an argument to be made on both sides and, again, I am not the arbiter of truth nor am I perfect, this is just my opinion and my thoughts on the matter.

    #and my thoughts are also not at their best right now i am riding the burnout hard currently fndhkgjsf #so like. there's that #rani talks #asked and answered #anonymous #kin for fun #community talk
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    I wonder if it would be worthwhile to get together a Discord of like... people with wildly different media tastes for the sake of helping identify obscure fictional species. I only found mine by chance while googling for something totally unrelated after all XD

    Brought to you by: Skimming your description of Pandoran Fauna on my dash and getting confused because I had Subnautica on the brain and the bauplan was not what I was expecting to read xD

    It might be! It would be a neat thing, if nothing else xD

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  • fireinyourkiss
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

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    #found a YA book where the main character is called princess rani #who tf is naming these desi fantasy characters rani and priya and stuff #thats like if there was a legendary king in an english fantasy novel called Chad #and also in case no one caught that #they named the princess 'queen' bro wtf #i talk
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    Idk if you use Instagram but I just came across a Na'vi filter! It's pretty cool!

    https://www.instagram.com/ar/116174130380358

    I do not, but I've seen it! Very cool.

    #does hilariously weird things with glasses #asked and answered #anonymous#rani talks
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    Does anyone else ever have the urge to hiss when annoyed? I feel like it's my catkin side coming out lol

    Oh, I got made fun of A Lot in middle school before I got the "hiss/snarl at people annoying me" instinct under control. You are most definitely not alone.

    #dragons is just big scaly cats /j #otherkin #asked and answered #anonymous#rani talks
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    it would be nice to have a secret code for bios and stuff to signal that someone is alterhuman and/or alterhuman safe/friendly, like an emoji code (like this maybe 🌟🐺📖☘️🌟)

    what are your thoughts/opinions/ideas on the idea of a code? /gen

    This might be just me, but at least on platforms like Tumblr where almost nobody has their real name or identity tied to their blog, I would kind of prefer that people just say straight-up that they're safe for/friendly to alterhumans than try to put together some kind of code. That's a good form of visibility, in my opinion, one that we should be encouraging.

    On platforms where actual identity is tied to your social media account and it thus might be a bit more dangerous to jobs and such to be publicly associated with the alterhuman community... maybe? I feel like this is kind of something you should either go all in on or leave alone entirely, because people are familiar enough with "the emojis mean something" by now that you're always going to have the risk of someone asking (or just looking it up and finding out), so if you're not comfortable with having that found out for whatever reason you probably should just stay quiet with it.

    ...But I also am not a huge fan of emoji codes to begin with, because a) who can possibly remember all these things and b) if I'm gonna put emojis in my name because I think they're cute I'm gonna get real tired real quick of being mistaken for a part of some group I've never heard of just because I wanted a pink flower next to my name, so there's my bias statement for you.

    #asked and answered #anonymous#rani talks #i mean if you want to i'm not gonna be mad about it or anything #i just don't really see the point i guess #not in the era where anyone can google 'what does [emoji code] in a bio mean' in thirty seconds
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    not to bring kff discourse into your house, but recently i encountered some people who said that they “didn’t take kin that seriously” but also held spiritual beliefs about their kin types & seemed to genuinely identify as them to at least some extent. and that got me thinking: i bet there’s a lot of ‘kins who feel alienated from the whole otherkin/therian community & how, for lack of a better term, intense it can seem at times, and sort of end up downplaying their own experiences. i know that im not particularly active in the therian community for similar reasons — my theriotype is spiritually & personally important to me, but it’s just one aspect of my life & identity, and i don’t personally feel the need to blog about it or write essays about it or what have you. i think it might be just a more lowkey, not particularly exciting or interesting part of life for some ‘kins

    You're absolutely right that a lot of people just don't care enough about their nonhumanity to participate in the community, and that's totally fine - and, let's be real, it's also just one aspect of my life and identity, y'all just only really see me talk about it because I have a sideblog specifically dedicated to it (unless you also follow my main, in which case you do see all the other nonsense I'm invested in and know just how true this is). That's always been the case and it's totally fine; you're not obligated to be super actively engaged with every demographic you're technically a part of.

    There's also definitely a fair number of people who are legitimately nonhuman but feel alienated because the community is too intense, which might be a problem or might be fine depending on the individual (because again, you're not obligated to be involved if you don't really care about it enough to do so, but if you want to be involved and feel scared to be that's a problem) - or... because they feel like they're not allowed to have fun with their kintypes, which is the thing I feel like is most likely an actual problem.

    But like... honestly, I don't actually know how to fix that at this point. If you're actually active in the community, or even just follow the otherkin tag, you see how much of the content posted there is extremely casual and having fun. I literally just reblogged a for-kicks-and-giggles silly 30 day challenge a couple days ago, and I'm probably on the more serious end of the spectrum as far as typical post content goes. The community is already a lot less hyperserious than it used to be (which I don't think is a bad thing, even if sometimes I wish there was a bit more in the way of serious discussion posts). It honestly seems to me like there's already plenty of space for people to joke around and not be super serious about their 'kinity. Very, very rarely you come across someone who genuinely thinks you shouldn't ever joke around about or have fun with being 'kin or you're a Faker, but it is most definitely not the majority of the community and those people usually find themselves pretty ostracized because they're usually not super enjoyable to be around.

    But, to your point on KFF discourse and how that's affected this whole thing, there are people who see "stop claiming this is something you do for fun and that's the entire purpose" and somehow read that as "you're not allowed to have fun with being 'kin at all," and genuinely I do not know why people think the former leads to the latter because it doesn't imply that at all, that's actually a pretty giant leap in logic from one to the other in my humble opinion. Which means I don't really know how to fix it other than to keep banging pots and pans like I already have been about how those two statements are not remotely the same.

    But that's just my two cents' worth on the whole "the community's too serious and it drives people away" thing.

    #otherkin#fictionkin #i would also point out that like. seriousness is kind of baked into the community for the same reason - #- it's kind of baked into the queer community #any community that's identity-based is always going to have a core of seriousness by nature #if you're looking for an even mix of being serious and having fun we're pretty much already there imo #but if you're looking for no taking-it-seriously at all then.. this kind of just isn't the community you're looking for and never has been #which sounds really harsh but like. a community cannot be everything to everyone #it just can't #plenty of people also get driven away because there isn't *enough* taking it seriously. somebody is going to be driven away either way #personally i would rather it not be the people who founded this community in genuine discussion #but that's just me #rani talks #asked and answered #anonymous
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  • a-dragons-journal
    23.05.2022 - 5 days ago

    do you have any advice that would help fight off the thoughts/feelings that say I'm not actually fictionkin and just faking it? I've been having a lot of these thoughts recently and they're making me really sad. thank you!

    First: Remember that you can't "fake" something unintentionally, by definition. "Faking" means you're intentionally pretending to be something you're not - the fact that you're worried about whether you're "faking it" inherently means you're not faking it.

    Second: Even if you're wrong about being fictionkin, which is a different thing from "faking it," or if you stop being fictionkin at some point in the future, that doesn't mean your experiences now aren't important and real. Clearly they're real and important enough for you to be worrying about them! You don't need to constantly be interrogating yourself about whether you're "fictionkin enough" to be Valid™. Just being is enough.

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  • amxrany
    17.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    If you think about it...

    Masterchef is pretty much a malewife training arc for the boys

    #rany talks about twst #twisted wonderland#twst#twst shitpost#twst meme#twst masterchef #i love my malewives
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  • marc-rogers
    15.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    i think were gonna lose this one boys

    #rani talks badminton
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  • marc-rogers
    14.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    LE MANS 2022 AND THOMAS CUP FINAL IN THE SAME DAY 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲

    #pray for me #rani talks badminton #rani talks motogp
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  • marc-rogers
    13.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    WE WON SJDJKDKCKFKFKFKF AAAAHHHHHHH THOMAS CUP FINAL LETS GOOOO

    #rani talks badminton
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  • marc-rogers
    13.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    VITO OUR ONLY HOPE

    #rani talks badminton
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  • marc-rogers
    13.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    mas fajri tolong servisnya...

    #rani talks badminton
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