I honestly propose that we start coming up with Otherkin characters that could fit in a book and be appealing to anyone. If you have trouble, consider your own kintype. Work with that.
example: I am a Gryphon. Maybe I could make a Gryphonkin character who works at the bank doing a desk job. Helping young people cash their checks at the end of every week.
It plays on the old stereotype that gryphons guard treasure and gold, like dragons. And it’s not too radical where non-Kin couldn’t enjoy it. But you can make radical Kin characters too. Do whatever you feel works!
Personal example again: Gryphons also are loyal guardians of more than just treasure. People and places too. I could make a Gryphonkin character who works with the riot police that is called in to keep out hate groups when they protest funerals and civil rights events. A Gryphonkin who wants so bad to be the squad leader that they dedicate decades to the force till they are the chief, and beyond. One who swears to never let assholes treat vulnerable people like shit.
If you wanna write a book with Otherkin characters, consider these:
-a Jackalope who plays goalie for a soccor team
-a Wolf who works as a garbage man
-a Dragon who works as an air traffic controller
-a Unicorn who is a biology student at a community college
-a Stellar’s Sea Eagle who works the seafood counter at a supermarket
Nonhuman identified human bodied characters can be really fucking awesome if you write them the right way. Be creative with kintypes. And put interesting spins on old cliches/tropes. Want a Cheetah who does a lot of running? Have them be a marathon runner for chartities. Consider a Merfolk that chooses climatology as a profession, so they can monitor the melting rate of polar ice. Need a Bear? How about a Black Bear that is a food critic for a living?
Yeah but what if an Angelkin who was a type of angel that is warrior-like or just in general not like the stereotypical light and love and sweetness angels got a tattoo of an angel that said “not your guardian angel” under/around it because that would be hella badass.
Linking this again for all newbies wanting to know what Otherkin is. It may help some of you. If you don’t agree with it, I’m sorry. But it’s a simple and easy thing to read so hopefully it gives a good overview.
- You’re allowed to be proud of being Nonhuman.
- You’re allowed to be misanthropic.
- You’re allowed to enjoy little Kin quirks in private or with friends, like howling.
- You’re allowed to disbelieve in Otherkin.
- You’re allowed to have doubts and be skeptical.
- You’re allowed to wear collars or tails or any Kin thing that makes you feel comfortable about your identity.
As long as you’re not harming yourself or others while doing so.
What I WISH I looked like…instead of just this mostly-tayra thing with no wings and only half’a beak…
My vent art quality is shitty lately. Sorry.
But I just can’t take this shit any longer.
More of my stupid bullshit. This time at nearly 1:30 AM.
I hate my art, yet again.
Drew this art for no reason other than I love my ponysona. Didn’t include his cutie mark though. Instead I included my Kintype. Because I’m also proud of my identity.