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Dear Plural Cafe!

In the last couple of days a lot of new people joined the Plural Café. Welcome, and great that you are here!

Getting to know people may take time. To help with that here is a list of bi-daily prompts for this month to inspire exchange and discussion! (For new and old folks alike of course.)

Credits to allofyggdrasil on Instagram, whose list of prompts for served as a basis for the list here.

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"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes."
– Walt Whitman

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Maybe the things of the inside are most often not created, but merely discovered.

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A free font, HyperLegible from the Braille institue. brailleinstitute.org/freefont for those with poor vision and to be unambiguous

In this brief form it could translate pretty literally. You could go with this:

In sapientia libertas.
In sapientia damnatio.

Or verb-based (PPP structure) to give a more active touch:

In sapientia liberati.
In sapientia damnati.

"In knowledge/wisdom [we are] free. In knowledge/wisdom [we are] damned."

The commas can be omitted. "In sapientia" seems trivial, but in fact the noun here is not in the nominative, but the ablative, which just happens to have the same declination. (So beware of putting in any noun as is.)

For "knowledge" multiple words with slightly different secondary notions would fit (like "wisdom" as in sapientia). Depends a bit on what you're going for.

For example, "Wisdom is power" is often seen as "prudentia potentia est", but also as "scientia potentia est". "Prudentia" can also refer to insight rather than wisdom. The proper declination here would also be "in prudentia".

"Scientia" from today's perspective could be considered to be a loaded term, although it might be the most accurate choice. That would be "in scientia".

However, iirc sometimes a verb-based expression might be better to express knowledge. To use it with a preposition we turn it into a "progressive" participle (PPA structure):

In sciente liberati.
In sciente damnati.

"In knowing, free. In knowing, damned."

That all being said, my Latin is rusty, so a second opinion would probably not hurt. HTH.

We recently watched United States of Tara, a comedy-drama about a family, where the mother has DID.

To people who have more first-hand experience: Do you think the series depicts DID in a realistic way? (Given that it was supposed to be mass entertainment.)

We're happy to see so many people joining the prompts! 🙂

irony, mh~ 

We had the honour to collaboratively prepare the multitober prompts, but then life happened, we got pretty dissociative, and had no spoons to participate so far. 🙃

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Plural.cafe appreciation post (no sarcasm) 

Thanks for not sucking, everyone ☺

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Dear Plural Cafe!

In the last couple of days a lot of new people joined the Plural Café. Welcome, and great that you are here!

Getting to know people may take time. To help with that here is a list of bi-daily prompts for this month to inspire exchange and discussion! (For new and old folks alike of course.)

Credits to allofyggdrasil on Instagram, whose list of prompts for served as a basis for the list here.

In case you're from another instance, please feel free to join the fun anyway!

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Dear Plural Cafe!

In the last couple of days a lot of new people joined the Plural Café. Welcome, and great that you are here!

Getting to know people may take time. To help with that here is a list of bi-daily prompts for this month to inspire exchange and discussion! (For new and old folks alike of course.)

Credits to allofyggdrasil on Instagram, whose list of prompts for served as a basis for the list here.

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Kylan: Please let me know if the meta analysis goes over the line, I'm happy to delete.

We're new to plural communities and it seems like there's a bit of a dichotomy - between the trauma and disassociative/medical side of things and the more celebratory, identity side of things- somewhat similar to what you find in trans communities.

I do want to say that it seems as though it's difficult to communicate the harder parts of things. Everything is hugely and vastly sensitive and it becomes a game of reading the room constantly. I'm curious if anyone's had issues finding support in these communities because of that.

I am not saying any of this is a bad thing, it's just been really interesting when you find communities with so many various origins but with similar concepts and results. It seems like it might be difficult to forge relationships since goals and how things present themselves vary widely, and how alters/parts/whatever want to be referred to as also varies.

I don't know - what are your experiences in plural communities?

A while ago there was this monthly challenge for plurals, where each day there was a different plurality-related talking point. (Everybody was free to take that as inspiration for a post, but didn't have to ofc.)

Maybe now would be a good opportunity to start this again for this month? If so, could anybody repost that list again?

I'm a bit excited about the many new people around here. Nice you're here! Hello and welcome to all! 👋

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Hello again fediverse!
We're back and hopefully here to stay!

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My point here is, do more than just complaining about stuff that's bad. Consider solid ideas about something good instead. Otherwise, you're doing little more than making a very educated complaint.

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It's bi visibility day. This means: time to change the mascot :) Happy bi visibility day everyone :) :bisexual_flag:

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes."
– Walt Whitman

More on "fantasy prone personality" (from Wikipedia) 

"Wilson and Barber listed numerous characteristics in their pioneer study, [which] include some or many of the following experiences:

  • excellent hypnotic subject (most but not all fantasizers)
  • having imaginary friends in childhood
  • fantasizing often as child
  • having an actual fantasy identity
  • experiencing imagined sensations as real
  • having vivid sensory perceptions
  • receiving sexual satisfaction without physical stimulation"
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TIL about the term "fantasy prone personality".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_

"Fantasy prone personality (FPP) is a disposition or personality trait in which a person experiences a lifelong extensive and deep involvement in fantasy. This disposition is an attempt, at least in part, to better describe "overactive imagination" or "living in a dream world"."

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Blunt responses to transphobia 

My old college has become embroiled in The Great Washroom Debate, and released some helpful signage to assist people who may find themselves confused in this trying time.

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Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.