What I’m looking at on Wikipedia, right now.
Otherkin are a community of people who see themselves as partially or entirely non-human.
I learned of this term through the wonderful @tumblrtxt Twitter account.
Otherkin largely identify as mythical creatures, with others identifying as creatures from fantasy or popular culture. Examples include: angels, demons, dragons, elves, fairies, sprites, aliens, and cartoon characters.
Wait. Cartoon characters? Oh yes. Meet otakukin.
Outside viewers may have varying opinions about people who identify as otherkin, ranging from considering them animal-human relationship pioneers, to psychologically dysfunctional. Reactions often range from disbelief to aggressive antagonism, especially online.
I leave it as an exercise to the reader to guess my reaction.