Yesterday there was an anti-trans, terfs+nazis rally in my city. Tomorrow I am going to a job interview in a skirt+beard, as a visibly GNC transqueer. We will keep being here, and we will keep living, and we will keep loving ourselves and each other as deeply as we did yesterday.
Transition of all kinds is a brave and radical act of self love. We must continue to carry that love with us.
Looking at your old posts I just wanna say, As a system. You are Valid, You are accepted, And so are your alters.
Thank you for that. that means a lot to us, it hurt so much to know someone out there thought we were not real or valid. we have known ourselves as a system for many years, we were very little when our system started. we remember our first protector Thomas, whom of which is still lingering but resting, he had worked so hard protecting us from our abusive step-parent until our new main protector came to us.
Nocte is doing an amazing job protecting us and we have been a very small system of maybe 4 or 5 until 2011 when we had our first burst of alters. Nocte and Thomas were very surprised when a bunch of new faces showed up, sadly some are no longer present because we had two huge crashes since then. But we have built back up from then. The Hub was actually called The Realm back then.
The Hub began growing when Nilla and Cinna showed up, and then our second big burst of alters came. And it's been kinda crazy because so many more are revealing themselves. The past posts actually had caused a small crash to happen and we are still healing from it, but we are doing a lot better then we were. We're actually tearing up hearing we are valid. That truly means so very much to us. Thank you again nonni.
We’re going to move our main within the next week, we just followed all our mutuals from the new blog and we’ll have to edit some things on sideblogs so that we can edit pinned posts and stuff from the new blog
Book one of The Murderbot Diaries, All Systems Red, is a survival mystery as a small team of scientists are faced with an unknown threat while trapped on an isolated, hostile planet, with no hope but to trust their second hand, possibly murderous, robot security.
Artificial Condition, book two of The Murderbot Diaries, is about two robots in a trench coat pretending to be human for a job interview.
Good bye Technoblade. Rest easy. I wish you had survived. I hope you know how much you meant to so many people, not just those you knew personally. All of your fans, your friends, your family, we all love you. Technoblade, you will never die. We love you, Tech.
For those unaware, Technoblade has lost his battle with cancer. Rest easy, Tech.
fun fact: you do not need to know what alter is fronting right now. your friends do not need to know what alter is fronting right now. you do not need to proxy every single discord message or sign off every single post. if that helps your system, then great! but do not expect all systems to work the way yours does
Fucking h*rry p*tter has made it impossible to find anything wizard related on the internet and that is a fucking shame. "Wizard fabric" is all h*rry p*tter prints. "Wizard hat" is all just that fucking stupid h*rry p*tter hat. "Wizard lingerie" gives me fucking h*rry p*tter themed lingerie, do you understand?? I'm trying to dress as a sexy wizard, why is it so hard to dress as a sexy wizard? Does the world hate cool shit??
You said in one post that the author of Solar Lunacy is ableist. Could you explain how they're being problematic? I know almost nothing about them or the story itself, so I wouldn't know if they've said or done anything sus. Also, thank you for actually criticizing the Daycare Attendant stans, almost nobody in this site does that.
thank you for asking! it's rare to see, you're right, but it's also rare that people are willing to actually engage with that critical posting, so -- again, thank you! as for your question: oh boy, can i!
first: the basics. dissociation is a psychological response to overwhelming stress wherein the brain... disassociates from itself, placing a barrier between itself and the harsh reality. the most famous dissociative disorder is dissociative identity disorder (DID), known formerly as multiple personality disorder (MPD) or split personality. did occurs when someone without a fully-formed identity (read: a child) undergoes such severe stress that the 'brain' dissociates from its identity itself, creating alternate identities (personalities) to deal with the things they can't. these alternate identities work together to form a system. it's way more complicated than that and you can read more on it here and here but that's the bare minimum for the ignorant in the audience. we all caught up? good! moving on.
now, the question of whether or not the daycare attendant is a system is a touchy one. i've seen multiple different stances on the matter, seen a lot of arguments, and typed (and deleted) several hundreds of words about it, and the answer that i've come to is that, for the sake of this argument, whether the dca is a system in canon doesn't matter. what matters is how bamsara treats them. how do they handle the characters, how do they frame the switches in personality, the confusion, all the parallels to real-world symptoms -- how do they expect the viewer to feel, what do they pull from the cultural lexicon, yadda yadda. does bamsara -- regardless of their intentions -- depict the dca as a system, and if so, how do they handle it?
the answer is that they depict the dca as experiencing altered identity states, switching (and even blurring) between identities, and even repeatedly acknowledges them as a plural entity.
and it is these behaviours, specifically, that are used to make the dca scary. bamsara's daycare attendant is scary because they experience altered identity states. because they blur identities. because they are a plural entity. because they display the textbook symptoms and behaviours of a disorder most commonly caused by childhood sexual abuse. and it is the fear that this is inspires that makes them (but especially moon & eclipse) sexy.
now, one can argue that this is simply in line with existing horror media, and they would be correct: most pop culture depictions of dissociative disorders are extremely ableist, and have real-world consequences! but what makes it really, really shitty is that... i don't want to think about this stuff. i don't come to fandom to be reminded that people are terrified of what they don't understand, and that that very very often includes the mentally ill. i don't want to be reminded that there are people who don't believe dissociative disorders exist at all. i don't want to reminded that they -- the sick, the survivors, the unlucky 140 million -- are spoken of in the same way as monsters. i don't come here for harsh realities. but solar lunacy is the most kudos'd fnaf fic on ao3, and we all have to live with that.
if you liked solar lunacy or bamsara's content or... whatever, i don't particularly care. i'm not mad about people thinking evil alters are sexy, or engaging with horror content that says shitty things about systems -- it's your life, live it how you please (and i've got a vanny icon so who am i to judge lmao). sometimes the things that make us happy are kinda shitty, and that's okay! our views are shaped by the society we live in, and there is no society on earth that is kind to the mentally ill -- there's no way to undo that, to stop that from influencing you in some capacity. but... all i ask is for you to think about this stuff, and try to educate yourself on the topic. there's nothing wrong with making a mistake, or having flaws -- but there's something wrong with making a space that feels unsafe, that reflects some of the more uncomfortable aspects of our society, that unintentionally hurts people. it's just up to you if that something is something you care about.
i hope that answers your question, anon (and anyone else who's curious). take care, mate!
(edit 13/01/2023: due to some technical difficulties on tumblr's end, the notes aren't quite showing up properly, so here's the link to bamsara's reblog chain if you can't find it.)
how better to describe my love for the Mighty Nein than "one of my favorite episodes was the one where they needed to stealthily climb up/get down a fucking huge tree only for it to get Very Loud And Chaotic Very Fast Due To Competitive Tendencies And Poor Decisions".
Except that describes TWO completely separate episodes (and trees), one involving romantic shenanigans, a baby roc getting hit on the head with a staff, and a shitty leaf costume, and the other involving a good ole footrace and also a bullet to the ass. No, no enemies had a gun.