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Y'all I'm fighting the kinnie plague in my source's fandom!


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I don't have the original post because the person deleted it, but I got someone to turn away from 'kinning.' Basically they said 'I want to try fictionkinning' and I tried my luck with getting them to change their mind by saying that it hurts a real community when people use their terms like it's a game. I gave them the definition of fictionkin and that a different word for what they wanted to do is 'clicking.' They hearted my comment, deleted their post, and made a new one stating that they changed their mind. I just had to share this because I'm so happy it worked! I like watching this person's videos, I didn't want them to hurt people.
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Within isolation comes self-discovery.

 

~Caracal therian (C. caracal caracal) | Sunny fictionkin (Omori) | Razorwhip fictherian (Dragons: Race To The Edge)~

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Last time I told someone who was defending kinning that it was wrong, they said that "it's not the same as a kinnie."

 

I was so angry. They literally described it as the same thing yet said it wasn't. Make up your mind!

 

 

I actually knew someone who I hate at this point, who, when I mentioned my otherkin identity once, they basically picked up the identity without doing any research. 😐

"they call him hermit the frog, hes looking for a dog. did you find your b!tch in me? your an abomination socially.."

she/her

 

 

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I have a friend who's a "kinnie" who actually knows the differences which I'm so glad about. They should probably stop the whole "kinning" thing though, they do know it's crappy. At least they know though, if they knew better words or whatever they'd use em instead.

Please call me Ness, my partner is the only person allowed to call me Nessie.

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And this is where it might be good to actually have a list of alternative terms and phrases to replace problematic ones. Which is something I'd actually be quite happy to put together. (I like linguistics, especially sociolinguistics. I'm a nerd.) I might see about getting a thread together in order to work on that, as I am out of touch with current internet slang - a fact my undergrads made very sure I knew and which has not changed in the 3 years since then. But it sounds like that might be a good resource to have handy.

 

Also, yeah, educating people on the difference between a clink and a kintype is very big, too. There are a lot of terms people outside the community don't know or don't understand that might be a much more appropriate fit for their experiences.

Rowan

Wolf Therian | Gryphonkin | Kitsunekin | Crowkith | Ravenkith | Red-Tailed Hawk-kith

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The easiest way I have come to discover that one very likely understands little of what makes up "other" are those who use "kin" or "kinning" as a verb. One does not kin and one does not kith, one is kin or is kith to. So it is too, one does not become "kin", one does not identify as "kin", one is "kin". These distinctions are essential to understanding the topic. Anyone can identify as anything they wish, just as they can identify with something else, yet being that thing is a very different matter.

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