An umbrella term for people who have, or wish to have, a body that deviates from what is expected in society, or typical human notions in general.
Aldernic is umbrella term for people who have, or wish to have, a body that deviates from what they currently have, what is expected in society, or typical human notions in general. In short, it's an umbrella for any experience that has to do with having or wanting a different body.Someone's aldernic identity can be called an alder, or aldern.What does this include?:
- People who want a body that deviates from what is typical among humans / the binary
- People whose "internal body" / identity body-wise is simply different from their physical one
- People who want varying sex organs from the norm (can range from simply having both binary sets to completely alien or non-normative experiences)
- People who want to or have done body modification of any kind
- People who do not feel as though they fit into a “male” or “female” body, and instead desire an ambiguous, nonhuman, or other nontraditional body.
- Alternatively, it may include those who, for instance, want both a "male" and "female" body
- People who want a completely nonhuman body, such as an animal, being, concept, or otherwise
- Many more...Important to note that aldernic is not a gender umbrella in itself. While for some, it may conflate with their gender, or even be a gender, on its own it is completely divorced from it. Your body =/= your gender.Aldernic may refer to those who wish to have a certain kind of body, those who already have a certain kind of body (such as in a system, internal identity, or fictional narratives), and other experiences.Those who are aldernic may or may not have some kind of dysphoria or dysmorphia. Aldernic individuals may only want smaller changes done to their body, they may want to do life-changing things, they may want to do things that are very much so possible, or they may want a completely fantastical or nonhuman-esque body.Furthermore, they might simply have this body already, such as internally (internal identification), in-system, or in a way that describes a fictional character. As such, alongside queer people, aldernic experiences may be common among alterhumans. (Important to note that you do not need to identify as queer nor alterhuman to use this label, though aldernic is generally considered a queer term.)Here is the original coining post.
How is this different from altersex?: Altersex is specifically referring to someone's sex. Some are also uncomfortable with how similar it sounds to "intersex," though this depends on the individual.
Isn't this dangerous or unhealthy?: Nope! I fully encourage body autonomy and the decisions of others on what they perceive themselves, want themselves, etc. to be is their choice.
How do you pronounce aldernic?: All-duhr-nick.
Can I make a subtype?: Yes, always.
What is a simple definition of aldernic?: "Someone who has or wants to have a body that differs from the norm." You could also simply say "someone whose bodily identity is divergent or nonconforming."
Is this a gender? Is this alterhuman?: It can be a part of one's gender or alterhumanity. However, neither is inherent. Aldernic is it's own identity separate (but can be intertwined with) those concepts, just like notions of orientation and gender.
What kinds of body am I allowed to have/want under aldernic?: Pretty much anything. Of course, exceptions do apply; use common sense. Don't use this to be a bigot or claim the experiences of minorities (ie don't use this term to be like "i'm white but identify as black!," that's gross.)
Can I add this to a wiki?: Ask beforehand.
Understand that there is like. A Ridiculous amount of aldernic terms out there. If you want a quicker-updated list, please check out the aldernic blog. :)
Aldepour: A body overtaken by corruption, overgrowth, or rot in some form.
Alderaqua: A body that is, partially or fully, made of water.
Alderavayn: A body that can change forms or shapeshift.
Aldercenic: A body that is the ocean.
Alderchemic: A body that is related to chemicals.
Alderciet: (For nonhuman individuals) a distinctly non-humanoid body.
Alderdoxic: A paradoxical, contradicting, and/or simutaneously non-existing & existing body.
Alderena: A body that is akin to ENA's design from the YouTube/Newgrounds series, ENA.
Alderendelic: A body due to or influenced by endelity.
Alderfaun: A body that is of a faun, or similar to faun.
Alderfema: A masculine body that is female aligned / connected in any way.
Alderficti: A body that is, partially or fully, of a fictional character/individual.
Alderflora: A body that is partially or fully overgrown or overtaken by flowers, vines or any sort of plant.
Aldergelu: A body that is, partially or fully, overgrown or overtaken by frost, ice or snow.
Aldergiest: (For nonhuman individuals) a distinctly ‘humanoid’ body.
Aldergyne: An androgynous body.
Alderhyalus: A body that is partially or fully made of glass.
Alderignis: A body that is partially or fully made of fire.
Alderitch: (For nonhuman individuals) a body that is ambiguous or unknowable.
Alderkenic: A kenochoric-in-nature and/or kenoine body.
Alderkevos: A body that is partially or fully made of void.
Alderkrisvia: A body that is partially or fully overgrown or overtaken by crystals, gems or jewels.
Alderlactea: A body that is partially or fully made of stars, starry or galactic.
Alderlapsi: A body that is partially or fully made of mud or clay.
Alderlux: A body that is divine, transcendent, or ethereally abstract.
Aldermafe: A feminine body that is male aligned / connected in any way.
Aldernonbinary: In which your aldernic identity is influenced, affected by, connected to or intertwined with your nonbinary identity.
Alderpetra: A body that is partially or fully made of stone, rock or ceramic.
Alderpollint: A body that is ball jointed and/or made of porcelain.
Alderspixa: A body that is partially or fully made of lightning or electricity.
Aldersquid: A body that is [a] squid.
Alderstatic: A body made out of static.
Alderumbra: A body that is demonic, infernal, or hellishly abstract.
Aldervexic: A scary, unsettling, intimidating, off-putting, eerie and/or terrifying body.
Alderzoovi: A body that has both human characteristics and animal characteristics.
Aldespic: A body that is the deep sea.
Aldrogynic: A body that starts out with male reproductive organs, but later on develop additional female reproductive organs.
Aldurique: A body that may feel strong, stable, and prominent when left undefined, but becomes distorted, unstable, non-existent, and/or changing when attempting to define it.
Alexorenic: Nonhuman reproductive body parts.
Algyndric: A body that starts out with female reproductive organs, but later on develop additional male reproductive organs.
Almultorenic: A combination of human and nonhuman reproductive body parts.
Alnilrenic: No reproductive body parts at all.
Alsapirenic: An atypical combination of human reproductive body parts.
Auxdernic: A body that imitates or appears as human(ity), but isn't.
Fadernic: For those whose aldernic identity is connected to the Fae in some way.
Monadernic: A male-aligned and female-aligned body.
Nuldernic: A vague, unknowable, uncanny, eerie, and/or nonexistent body.
Obsernic: A body that is unable to be named, quantified, understood, explained, and/or determined.
Pladernic: The body the user has in headspace and/or memories, or who are simply aldernic due to being plural.
Protoandric: A body that starts with male reproductive organs, but later switches or develops into female reproductive organs, either naturally with time or due to changing conditions.
Protoangic: A body that starts with female reproductive organs, but later switches or develops into male reproductive organs, either naturally with time or due to changing conditions.
Transaldernic: In which your aldernic identity is influenced, affected by, connected to or intertwined with your trans identity.
Xenoaldernic: In which your aldernic identity is influenced, affected by, connected to or intertwined with your xenic identity.