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Hello! We're a newer system (came out 2022) that has been looking for places to safely explore plurality. We knew what "plural" was, but didn't give it much thought until someone blatantly pointed out that our experiences sounded like multiplicity. Looking back to some journals on identity written in 2020 re: our Dreamwidth, it's sort of surprising we didn't figure it out sooner.

Since then we've been spending our time on researching the differing terminology and ways to present, trying to find something that fits us nicely enough to use. We're not huge on labels, but some have been very useful. That said, so far we identify most with terms like "facet," "median," and "introject." These, along with the labels associated with each facet, might change in the future as we learn more about the community and ourselves.

Since it needs to be said in most places these days, we're a kink-positive adult. None of us care what you draw/write/whatever and we're firmly against harassment for any reason. Please don't talk to us if you're a minor. Also, please avoid us if you're associated with any names like "anti" or anything like that. We've had bad enough experiences with exclusionism without ideologies like that bogging down queer folk.

We're aroace, go by he/him pronouns (Twilight goes by she/her or she/they), and are often busy with research/college/work.

We're happy to make friends and are here to do so! We might seem scary or intimidating at first, but it's just a precautionary setting of boundaries.

If you want to contact us, you can do so here or on our Dreamwidth. We will likely respond faster on the latter site!

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Emoji Code:
📚​Twilight
🕶️​Albert
🦈​Sky-Byte
:ms_cat_pouting:​ Kuro
🌹​Maxwell
🤖​Megatron
✒️​Julian
🦌​Elktaur
🐭​Dr. Two-Brains
David / Host (no emoji)

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you can have ALL KINDS of objections to a religious doctrine. you can object on interpretation of scripture, you can object to the tenets of an individual sect, you can object to a religious group as a mortal hierarchy. but please don't immediately go for 'this is fake lol'

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gonna note once again that describing people's religion as a 'fantasy' is a shitty thing to do when there are much more temporally-relevant reasons for why they're behaving like a complete pylon

please try not to resemble 'angry atheist youtube man' as much as possible, thanks

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"The pumpkin toadlet, which is a frog but not a toad, is so terrible at landing its jumps that its sheer incompetence has become a subject of scientific inquiry." Sabrina Imbler reports for Defector:
defector.com/why-is-this-tiny-
web.archive.org/web/2022061612

This passage elevates the whole thing to high comedy:

> Finding bug-sized frogs in Brazil is an arduous task. Even though a pumpkin toadlet is as bright as a Cheeto, the leaf litter teems with neon fungi and other orange-colored life. “It is extremely hard to catch underneath the leaf litter,” [grad student André] Confetti said. “Especially for me, because I’m colorblind.”

#science #biology #news #herping #frogs #jumpeing 🐘

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gender/name change laws 

@Stoori @enum @SigmaOne @AgathaSorceress @phseiff

meanwhile in Brazil we continue to have self-ID and you can just show up at a notary office and change your name/gender. tomorrow there's a roaming notary service celebrating Pride, you bring your IDs to a tent and do it for free on the spot:

g1.globo.com/sp/sao-paulo/noti

Brazil is definitely not a fun place for trans people, it just amuses me to no end that the country with a Latina culture of machismo, a dictator-wannabe in power, and the world's highest anti-trans violence has self-ID gender change and nobody cares; while in progressive Europe it's this big deal that's too radical even for the left-wing parties

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Don't let anyone tell you that you're dressing 'wrong.' You're an adult, and you can dress how the fuck you want, and if anyone says shit, they are the creep, not you.

-Annie

We got a perfect score on our first test in only 7 minutes!! 📚​

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today i learned that jrr tolkein is on record as saying he doesn't like allegory

We started our first college class today!! We're so excited, we haven't been since 2017, and we're finally taking a class that has real impact to ourselves and potentially our major (we haven't agreed on one yet)! It's so nice to be a student again! 📚​

Watership Down is nowhere's near as graphic as the first movie adaptation lead me to believe. Shame. :ms_cat_pouting:

What's the worst anime you've ever watched and why? Tell us so we can watch it 😂​📚​

Swapping between the urge to share fun things we're doing and the terror of being Found Out™️​ (we aren't out on our main/s as plural). 📚​

You lose a shocking amount of respect for the absolute bear minimum of self-identification, it seems. 🕶️​

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food mention 

Julian only eats instant foods, Albert and I like too cook, but I rarely have the energy. Long story short we made box mac-n-cheese at 4am that was 2 years out of date. Compromise? 📚​

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After much consideration and personal struggle, I have decided that I should be the one to walk down the mysterious trail of odd-smelling mushrooms deep into the forest and see where it leads. Some of you will try to tell me it's too dangerous, or that it's surely a fairy's trap. I know the risks, and I've decided to follow my morels on this one

✒️​Once again the hands of this miserably body prevents me from any valuable technical prowess.

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🥀 no no, im not a dragonrider, im a dragon rider. you know the difference

re: Discourse (?), kin, kff (?), genuine questions 

Update 2: in our research we ended up at a place that was just deeply hostile to endogenic systems so our new opinion is "my god, please let people exist without trying to tear every aspect of them apart :(" and we no longer have any real thoughts on the original KFF question x_x 📚​

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re: Discourse (?), kin, kff (?), genuine questions 

Update: while we still don't have any strong feelings either way, and still definitely quirk a brow at exclusionist language of any sort, there does seem to be some level of reasonable discussion on the topic. There's a tumblr post by (we assume?) the person who coined the term actively revoking it, asking for people who would use "kff" to instead use "cir" (character I relate (to)). There's also notes about how damaging the tumblr "kin" community was to plural, otherhearted, soulbonders, etc. folks (which we agree wholeheartedly with, tumblr was a cess pit!). At the moment there seems to be only one person with active resources (or even just general links), and said person is someone we'd normally be quite suspicious of. They also actively denounce many of the plural resources available in favor of some small ones we've personally seen use exclusionary terms and the like. It's all very hard to wrap our head around, especially with so much history for kin/plural/soulbond/etc. having been lost to time (LJ)! 📚​

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Discourse (?), kin, kff (?), genuine questions 

We've seen twice now (on DW) people speaking in a hostile manner towrads kin and "kin for fun" (we've never heard this term before). The idea is apparently people saying they're kin to a character because they very much relate to them, which... we think is relatively harmless. There seems to be discourse around how it's "diluting the term" and "making the rest of (us) look like we're not serious" and even "it makes them more palatable than us," but all those arguments sound very similar to "you can't use xenopronouns because it makes other queer people look bad."

We're not taking a stance on it at the moment, since we don't have enough information, but the kind of language being used is deeply concerning. Words understandably have meaning, but much of the language of the plural community-- to our present knowledge-- is very different than it was ten years ago (with terms like "natural system" no longer or rarely in use now). We're not sure how this is different? If the language evolves, does that make it diluted? Or is there some active push against people who are plural, soulbonders, etc. that we're not aware of (and we mean a direct, malicious harm, not just kids learning new terms to help describe themselves).

Ultimately, at the moment, we're thinking that many of the "kin for fun" crowd are probably like... the kinds of genderfluid or genderqueer kids that grow up to find out they're trans? That seems to consider best with what we've seen so far. So is discouraging it (or outright being hostile) really a good idea, or appropriate?

Again, we don't know our stance yet, this is just a collection of thoughts. We'll probably crosspost this to DW, too. Open discussion but please don't be hostile or combative, we're not interested in an argument; just other views! 📚​

eating/food 

It's really frustrating when you're hungry for some sort of plant, like greens or a salad, but your host body HATES the taste of greens. We can't exactly eat hay or anything, either! 📚​

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