Let us get one thing straight, there is great difference between pagans and otherkin individuals, particularly those who make fun of spiritual matters – those otherkin who only want to label themselves as some supernatural being such as a fairy, angel, werewolf just to “feel” special, and nothing more.
It works as some type of safety-net or coping mechanism for them, to hypnotize themselves into “feeling” special if they play the role of such otherkin kintype long and hard enough.
But using it as a coping mechanism to feel good and forget about your problems, denying that it actually exists by “enacting this label” [in quation marks because they are not really enacting anything supernatural, it is more like a human safety procaution used by the human to protect itself against its own psyche] , does not mean just because you are using a stereotypical online popculture label that you are truly on a spiritual path.
Being part of a popculture does not mean that you are on a true spiritual path to finding true answers. Since people join these “cults” for the wrong reasons that has nothing to do with truly finding the self, rather with a need to be part of something to feel somehow included.
Lastly, these people do not seek to work on themselves, they get caught up in the “cosplay” adventures, and that is where it ends.
Pagans on the other hand are spiritual warriors, they are not afraid to leave the crowd, to think outside of the box and to really work on themselves.