I have long complained about the lack of interesting discussion on otherkin and therianthropy forums. I found it only takes about a year to see most of the topics that come up in the community, and then any one forum cycles between those same topics over the course of a few months, again and again with each new member. I grew frustrated and disinterested. I holed up in my little corner of LiveJournal with some of the more interesting otherkin I’d found in the community.
But I never did anything about it. I rarely brought up any new topics except in a more private environment. I didn’t try to facilitate change in the community.
Now I’m trying. Not to change the community, because that’s not necessarily possible for any one person – but rather to provoke discussion, to bring up topics that haven’t been talked to death, to inspire interesting conversation.
My aim is to discuss topics relevant to otherkin and animal-folk without being snarky or judgmental; this will not be a rant blog. I hope to eventually have multiple writers contributing here, because I know I won’t have the time or energy to update as regularly as I’d like.