The definition of alterhuman *according to the person who coined the term* is “A category of personal identity which encompasses identification that is alternative to the common societal idea of humanity.” Your re-definition excludes groups originally meant to be included by it.



Hey anon. Thank you for pointing this out. If you (or someone else) could tell me who my definition leaves out and how it could be reworded to include them, that would be awesome. I pretty much thought ‘identifies as nonhuman’ would cover it!

My definition in question:

Alterhuman: A member of the nonhuman/otherworldly community. Anyone who identifies as, or is connected to, a non-human, or as someone or something from or connected to a place other than this earth.


I’m fairly certain you have reblogged this post before, but here it is again. This contains the original definition of alterhuman as well as a list of the groups who were originally included in the definition. I might contest mediumship, personally, but I know that your definition leaves out plurals, which is something even I have pointed out before.

@victiim-of-changes Thank you for commenting. I certainly didn’t mean to leave plurals out of my definition; and I did list fictives under who counts as alterhuman, since I certainly believe they belong in the definition. It seems in my effort to be as concise as possible they may have been squeezed out under some readings. I’m revising.

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