So we looked at the "You Might Be Otherkin If...." file.
And we were skimming it going "none of these make any impression on me. hmph." And it seemed like this was all stuff that ONCE would have meant a great deal to us. So we went back and marked down here everything that would, and it's an impressive list.
We're sort of conflating Mary Lemon, as the well-known magical crystal grrl, with "who we were in high school," now. Although we know others were also playing major out-there roles. Interesting. Oh, and the asterisks came from the original page; they indicate things that are particularly significant to being "Otherkin." Voila:


  1. You miss a place, yet cannot explain where it is. *
  2. You find it frustrating you can't turn into wind, and end up running into doors as a result.
  3. You have bright green or violet eyes, or eyes with multiple colours in them.*
    Your eyes change color, possibly according to your mood. The "you" you see in the mirror and the physical shell experienced by other people are entirely different entities. *
  4. You don't consider yourself really human. *
  5. Your creativity (of whatever persuasion) consumes you to the point of eccentricity.
  6. The woods, glens, etc. speak to you and call you to come join them. *
  7. You have a deeper understanding and viewpoint of the cycle of life and death than mundanes do.
  8. You remember your dreams with more detail, clarity and relevance than your waking moments.
  9. Dance, music, art, beauty are not luxuries, peripheral experiences or mere entertainment, but physical needs. *
  10. Music isn't ever 'background noise', and really good music demands your FULL attention. In other words, you don't just Listen, you Experience.
  11. Linear thought is a problem. A to G to the square root of 23 to X is easier than A to B to C.
  12. The books that speak the greatest Truths to you are found in the Fantasy/SF section. *
  13. You can actually see colors when you're having sex, and you really get all those Tim Curry subtexts. Extra points if you've slept with Tim Curry.
  14. Your best friends are nymphs, pixies, and fairies. *
  15. You think trees or holes in the ground are a great places to live.
  16. You have "pet" dragons.
  17. You find it hard to explain to mundanes that there really IS a dragon sitting on your pencil case and sheís been talking to you all through math and English.
  18. You are the definition of weird.
  19. You donít match your "real" age in looks, thoughts, words, wisdom, etc. *
  20. You write such good stories cause they arenít stories... itís all real.
  21. The weather and your moods have more than a coincidental link.
  22. You get downright annoyed, and even anal when people harm animals or plants or destroy the environment.
  23. You would rather barter for goods or pay with sex than use current monetary systems.
  24. Time is a concept you just cannot grasp. *
  25. You feel there is a palpable difference between compassion and morality, and certainly do not equate the two.
  26. You are fascinated with language, linguistics, theology, anthropology, slang, subculture and the madness of crowds.
  27. You are a believer in spirituality, yet see through charlatans like they were made of glass.
  28. You take a business trip to Chicago or some other "far-off city", but it's only a short hop through a hill for you.
  29. Human language just isn't enough to FULLY convey what you are trying to say. *
  30. Telepathy, empathy, and visual sendings make up most of your languge and when you are tired you tend to use it more than spoken words, much to the dismay of those around you. *
  31. Your friends and family have always thought of you as "Different." You never quite see things from the same point of view as your mundane friends.
  32. Mundanes think you are eccentric, but you think that you are normal and they are the ones who are odd.
  33. Most normal (TM) people either see you as very intelligent or crazy.
  34. You think "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" should be in Bartlett's Quotes.
  35. People either love you or hate you and you cannot figure out why.
  36. Animals and trees are better friends to you than most mundanes. !!!!
  37. You feel horrible if you try to act human. *
  38. When you havenít slept for a few nights running or you havenít eaten or you donít feel pain or whatever, the standard answer from your friends is "but we all know youíre not human..." *
    ...before you've even told them what you really are.
  39. You attract the strangest people. (This is also known as the "Freak/Perv/Latent Magnet" affliction.) They seem to congregate around you as if attracted by some pheremone only they can perceive.
  40. People's professed personalities and beliefs cause you to break out in peals of laughter at socially inappropriate times.
  41. Hospitals, most schools, government buildings, and large, impersonal corporations either depress you to the point of tears or trigger panic attacks. *
  42. When you don't want to be noticed, you can be wearing three-inch spikes and a mohawk, and people walk past you, oblivious.
  43. Your Dreams bleed over into mundane reality. *
  44. You catch glimpses of an alternate reality superimposed or side-by-side with mundane reality. *
    When you're half asleep and half awake, the worlds tend to blur and you can see numerous realities existing at once.
  45. Your wishes affect mundane reality in a tangible way.
  46. There are too many synchronicities happening to pass them all off as coincidence. *
  47. You dream prophetically.
  48. You sense other spirits residing within rocks, trees, waters, etc.
  49. You converse with children. And animals. And rocks. And electronic implements and machines. And buildings. And water.
    You can communicate with everything, not just natural life.
  50. When you think about your friends, your first impression is of a color rather than a face.
  51. Sometimes when you see or meet a stranger you see a flash of their True Nature without even trying.
  52. Energy is one of your favorite toys.
  53. Time always does weird things around you.
  54. You can't understand why people need all those props to do anything magical, when it's so much simpler to just *reach* and change something. You're unable to grasp that there are people who *can't* feel magical flows, no matter how often you hear otherwise. *
  55. You can't ever remember the color of someone's eyes, but you can describe their aura/astral form in detail.

To compare, we did find a few things that fit us now, which we'll just blame on "Aidan" for want of specific identity/ies. And there were even some that weren't in the above list. It really intrigues us that our eyes apparently don't change color all the time anymore. It used to be practically minute-to-minute at times. Aeryn and Robin are confirming that this appears to have stopped, barring certain things like a really bright green shirt or something. And they're HAZEL.

  1. You look radically different from day to day. (to us, anyway.)
  2. The "you" you see in the mirror and the physical shell experienced by other people are entirely different entities. * (But these two may be more of a multiple thing than an otherkin thing.)
  3. You resent being forced to pick a sex, and earnestly wish you were both or neither. (except GENDER - and we can do THAT :)
  4. You have a deeper understanding and viewpoint of the cycle of life and death than mundanes do. (This is another mundanely-explained one from the above list - in both cases, we checked this off going "well, we're PAGAN. Duh.")
  5. Dance, music, art, beauty are not luxuries, peripheral experiences or mere entertainment, but physical needs. *
  6. You can actually see colors when you're having sex, and you really get all those Tim Curry subtexts. Extra points if you've slept with Tim Curry. (This is how we discovered we had a world to go to, you know.)
  7. You think trees or holes in the ground are a great places to live.
  8. You are the definition of weird. (I keep getting told that, no matter what. Maybe it's the bisexual multigendered multiple polyamorous thing. Yanno?)
  9. You get downright annoyed, and even anal when people harm animals or plants or destroy the environment.
  10. You would rather barter for goods or pay with sex than use current monetary systems.
  11. You feel there is a palpable difference between compassion and morality, and certainly do not equate the two. (We seriously do not even get where that question's coming from.)
  12. You are fascinated with language, linguistics, theology, anthropology, slang, subculture and the madness of crowds.
  13. Your personality changes outright depending on the clothing you wear. That includes a mixed personality if you mix two kinds of clothing. (Multiple thing!)
  14. You take a business trip to Chicago or some other "far-off city", but it's only a short hop through a hill for you.
  15. Human language just isn't enough to FULLY convey what you are trying to say. *
    Telepathy, empathy, and visual sendings make up most of your languge and when you are tired you tend to use it more than spoken words, much to the dismay of those around you. *
  16. Your friends and family have always thought of you as "Different."
  17. You never quite see things from the same point of view as your mundane friends.
  18. Your mundane friends never quite get your sense of humor.
  19. Mundanes think you are eccentric, but you think that you are normal and they are the ones who are odd.
  20. People either love you or hate you and you cannot figure out why.
  21. Animals and trees are better friends to you than most mundanes.
  22. You find expectations of "morality" repugnant. (We marked this at first for the above list, and then realized that we actually used to be quite moral and even prudish, not that those necessarily go together. But they did for us. Quite the turnaround.)
  23. Hospitals, most schools, government buildings, and large, impersonal corporations either depress you to the point of tears or trigger panic attacks. *
  24. When you don't want to be noticed, you can be wearing three-inch spikes and a mohawk, and people walk past you, oblivious.
  25. You think nothing of adjusting your energy to a Peace signature to calm down someone who's agitated. Fun with glamour, folks!
  26. Your wishes affect mundane reality in a tangible way.
  27. There are too many synchronicities happening to pass them all off as coincidence. *
  28. You sense other spirits residing within rocks, trees, waters, etc. You converse with children. And animals. And rocks. And electronic implements and machines. And buildings. And water. (But not as much as before - except with water and trees. just not as much with "inanimate objects.")
  29. When really stressed/relaxed/magickal you speak in a foreign unknown language or make animal noises. * (Well, Cat comes out.)
  30. When you think about your friends, your first impression is of a color rather than a face. (Or some other non-face quality.)
  31. You can't understand why people need all those props to do anything magical, when it's so much simpler to just *reach* and change something. You're unable to grasp that there are people who *can't* feel magical flows, no matter how often you hear otherwise. * (Which is not to say that we can necessarily do that. Maybe some of these qualities were invested in our religious belief system and that's why they stayed over. Because otherwise I don't think we'd have any connection to this.)