Otherlink is similar to Copinglink in that it refers to a person who has voluntarily chosen a nonhuman identity, but for reasons other than coping. [1]

The term was coined by several people in the Alt+H Discord server in January 2018. [2] 

"'Otherlink' is a word that was coined in discussions of voluntary identities that weren’t constructed or chosen strictly for coping reasons, or for those who felt like the ‘coping’ part of the name undermined the identity or “broke the immersion” of some of it, so to speak. 
So it’s a more generalized form of “copinglink,” in short. One that includes copinglinks but doesn’t necessitate that an identity be a coping-based one." - Victim of Changes, 26 January 2018 [3]

Further Reading

See everything tagged #otherlink by Victim of Changes


  1. Victim of Changes "Otherlinkers are not "'kin but Voluntary"" January 26, 2018 (Archived March 25, 2018 )
  2. February 5, 2018 (Archived March 26 2018 at )
  3. ( Archived March 26, 2018 at )
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