I did a write-up on bronies years ago when g+ was “Circles” and some others on furries through the years. I was friends with someone who is an Otherkin from way back (1990 -> now) – not close close but occasional message close – this being is an Elfkind. Still around too. Somewhere in LA. Turns out to be well known within the otherkin / furrykin / filking community.
Anyway, while i never identified as otherkin, elfkind, furry, at the same time, there’s a reason why I always find the family of subcultures, including those that talk about them positively, and those that roast, fascinating : I have a kinship with them all.
Could I do what they all do? I dunno. But I admire those who can. Always on the outskirts but glad they’re doing what they do.