Non-fiction about otherkin and therianthropes

These short writings and long e-books are all by Orion Scribner. These sources of information are all here for you to read on the Internet for free, in order to help the otherkin and therianthrope communities.


"A Simple Introduction to Otherkin and Therianthropes."

Please start here. This short article says what people mean when they say that they are therianthropes and otherkin. The article gives many sources for every part of that information, to show that it is accurate and not made up. In order to make the meaning clear to readers who are not therianthropes or otherkin, the article does not use unusual words or jargon from those groups. The article is mostly in Simple English. That means it mostly uses common words, and does not use idioms. Since the article is in Simple English it will be easier to put into other languages. It should make sense even when put through an automatic translator, such as Google Translate. Real people are still much better at translating writing, though. I want this article to get translated into many languages. If you can translate the article into any language, please e-mail me.


Otherkin Timeline: The Recent History of Elfin, Fae, and Animal People.

Spanning from approximately 1972 to 2011 inclusive, this non-fiction book traces the recent history of therianthropes and otherkin: real people who identify themselves as animals and legendary beings. All events in this timeline are drawn from primary sources when possible, such as contemporary print and electronic media, as well as interviews with people who were directly involved at the time. Events covered include the coining of jargon, the publication of books, the rise and fall of various parts of the community, the development of philosophical explanations for being otherkin, and much more.


Otherkin Lexicon: A multi-lingual dictionary of jargon used in the communities of otherkin, therianthropes, and other similar peoples.

A specialized dictionary of over three hundred words and phrases used in the way of talk of the communities of otherkin, therianthropes, and similar peoples. (This abridged edition gives over one hundred words and phrases only.) Much of this jargon is only used by the communities in question, or with different senses than in standard talk. Their jargon sometimes makes their talk and writing hard to understand. This dictionary gives jargon from parts of those communities in English, as well as those in other languages, such as Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian. Every definition includes source citations in endnotes, to show that the words are usually used as told here.


Otherkin Bibliography.

An annotated bibliography of non-fiction and fiction printed books about otherkin and therianthropes. Formerly titled The Otherkin and Therianthrope Book-List. If you are writing about otherkin or therianthropes, please use this book list as a starting point.


A Directory of Otherkin Writings and Other Works, Organized by Topic.

Over 500 different authors and artists (from inside as well as outside the community) made these essays, stories, poems, paintings, and other works about real otherkin and therians. These aren't limited to English. The directory also lists translations and original works in 15 other languages. If you're wondering about any topic that any otherkin or therians have ever discussed, you'll probably find several essays on that topic here, each offering a different answer.


"Scribner's marginalia upon Lupa's A Field Guide to Otherkin."

Some updates, corrections, opinions, and additions for Lupa's book A Field Guide to Otherkin, which went out of print in 2013. Further resources include a list of works that cite the Field Guide, reviews of it, and original surveys that were sent in to it.


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