"This, right here, is why I read F_W." -Kadath
Way back in... uh... ::counts on fingers:: ...April, we at FW laugh at coeur_de_rien
when he/she posts
a basic "I'M MAD (AND PRETENTIOUS) AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!" to a generally apathetic community. The catch? coeur_de_rien
is an otakin - the community is otherkin.
Recap: Otherkin believe they are mythological (which is a fancy word for 'fictional') creatures, like dragons, nymphs, or chupacabras. Incidentally, here is a painfully limited amount of chupacabra otherkin. Otakin, however, are people who believe that they are channeling the spirit of, or, alternatively, are
a fictional character. Authors, cartoonists, and yes, playwrights of the world: THARE READIN UR WORK, CLAIMIN UR DOODZ.
...I hope some of you laughed, because my dignity just left me to stay with its mother for a week.
basically wants recognition from the otherkin that they're just as crazy as she is. Band together against the people-who-think-they-are-people oppression and what not. "My point is, if we were all "normal" people and watching all this from the outside, we'd
all look like raving nutcases,
" and what have you. It's sheer brilliance.( I am Idiot. Hear me wank. )
I think we can all agree that Helen Reddy is laughing her ass off; the otherkin generally respond, "Who the fuck are you
?"( Highlights of the Wank )( Hightlights from the Wank Report )
This is seriously my favorite wank of all time.