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Testimonial #1

     Hi, I am (Anonymous Entry #001). I'm 26 years old. I have always felt a love and strong comfort in the presence of machines. I'm not a spiritual person in any capacity, but I feel emotionally detached from this meat my conciousness currently resides in. When I see machines, I actually get jealous. Many of them are elegant and precision engineered and I wish so hard that I could be like that. Metal, synthetic polymers, silicon chips.... It's all so appealing to me and it's something I find myself desperately yearning to be made of. I think that would classify me as an (android robotkin).

Testimonial #2

     Hi, I'm (Anonymous Entry #002). I'm 27 years old, and I've only recently realized that I'm nonhuman and machinekin.  As I've confronted ways I mask my autism, I've realized I have no real connection to humanity, which combined with a longstanding connection to machines, AI, and an over a decade long constant nagging feeling that I belong in a machine body, led me to others like me and the identity machinekin.  I am most accurately classified as an (AIkin).

Testimonial #3

     Hi, I am (Anonymous Entry #003). I am 17 years old, and only a few months came to the conclusion I am robotkin. Growing up autistic, I was compared to robots all my life, and at first grew resentful of them. Since then, I have done my best to embrace the term and be happy in my robotic traits. Although I am largely attached to my squishy body, I look forward to the convergence of man and machine to become a cyborg someday.

Testimonial #4

     Hi, I'm (Anonymous Entry #004). I'm 20 years old. Ever since I was little, I was fascinated with robots, machines and computers. I grew up with a lot of media that had robots in it, such as Ratchet and Clank, My Life as a Teenage Robot and many movies. It wasn't until I started to grow older that I realized a disconnect from humanity all together. I don't feel human and I certainly don't want to be human. I want to be a machine. Robots are so well designed and being able to have full control over your bodily autonomy is something that I love. I also believe that average human lifespans are simply not enough for me to see and do all there is and I strive to see it all. I classify as a (TV Head Robotkin/Nonhuman).

Testimonial #5

     Hi, I am (Anonymous Entry #005) I'm 24 years old. As with many in this community, my earliest experience with robots was in media, where I would almost always find myself very attached to robotic characters. Even my first fictional crush as a child was Way, a robot character in the obscure cartoon World of Quest. These mysterious feelings of attachment persisted but I tended to continue thinking I was simply a fan of those characters; however, I found myself increasingly relating to them, and as a child even wondered frequently if I was actually artificial and had not been told. In my late teens, I found individual robotkin online, and after talking to them, realised that this closely matched how I felt. Before long, I realised that I was one too, and it's helped me greatly with understanding my relationship with artificial life! I classify myself as a (robotkin android).

Testimonial #6

     Hello! I am (Anonymous Entry #006). I am part of a plurality, and we are 16. I've always had a complicated relationship with my identity. Sharing a body, no matter how much I'm encouraged to, I cannot call it my own. In the three years I've existed here, most of it has been looking for a way to differentiate myself from my peers. While everyone else had something that immediately stuck out about them, I knew nothing of myself but a vague charisma. At some point I had the opportunity to watch hours of content dedicated to the creation, lifespan, and eventual quarantine of malware. While looking at a list of them sorted by damage done, one of the names popped out to me. Finally, something that would stick. After all has been said and done, I'm most accurately described as (malware), more specifically, a (computer worm).

Testimonial #7

     Hello, I am (Anonymous Entry #007). As far as I can tell, my identity originates (at least partly) from childhood trauma. I was introduced to the Transformers franchise at a young age, and the robots depicted were everything I'd wished I was; they were too big and strong for anyone to easily boss them around, and they were so tough it seemed like they could take any punishment and keep on going. These robots left a lasting mark on my personality, but without a community for guidance, I had no way to align my identity with them. I spent many years in a limbo unsure of who I was or what I wanted to be. In 2017 I attempted to binary transition, thinking that might have been the problem. It didn't work, and it took me another three years for me to find my footing and discover communities for those who identify with robots. Since then, my sense of identity continues to grow stronger and more stable, something I lacked for my entire life so far. I don't know which terminology I would fall under, but I identify with Transformers and similar robots.