Re-doing our #introductions for age change and broken emoji.
We're the Pride System.
The history is a bit sticky, but we broke apart around body age 17 following involuntary therapy. We re-discovered ourselves about age 24. Still picking up the pieces.
The primary front is Rai 🦁, they are 27, nonbinary, married to a singlet. Likes lions.
Skyler is a common fronter, helps with protection and emotions. He's fond of computers, coding, EDM, and video games.
Storm 🌩️ has been getting more comfortable with front, so you may see him around. High-energy dragon-person with an affinity for... storms. He likes bottle caps, spicy food, and cats.
Rory is a mostly non-verbal little, possibly a literal lion cub. They communicate mostly in noises or pictures when fronting. They like to sleep and eat creamy things.
There are others who rarely front, but you may hear mention of them. Pepper, Stone, The Twins, and probably some others.
✳️ Rai's coworkers are always like "you're so quiet today, are you okay?" and there's no good answer to that!
Obviously the correct answer is something vague like "Huh? Oh yeah I'm good, must be tired" that sends them away unconcerned and feeling they've done their social duty.
Because the accurate/realistic answers all sound passive aggressive and awful
"Sorry I didn't realize I actually talk here."
"Oh right, I forgot this job has friends."
"Whoops I was busy concentrating on remembering how to do this."
"What do you mean I'm not actively avoided here?"
🦁 We for sure entirely missed Skyler's birthday this week and I feel real bad about it. He's the only one that has a different and known birthday than the body, and it's the dang Winter Solstice because he's an edgy bastard. Shouldn't be hard to remember! But I spaced it big time. And it's the third birthday I've missed this month. On my cat's birthday (13th) I asked a friend if it was his birthday (it wasn't), and then proceeded to miss the friend's birthday (19th) as well!
Mental illness (-), suicide mention
🦁 I keep getting jealous of people who have good support systems in school and that's not healthy or productive. But it's been like 3 times this year different friends have been having hard times and receive support or advice or at least are taken seriously
Meanwhile in my last semester of college I told a professor I didn't finish an assignment because I attempted suicide and she just told me not to do it again. I mean. Nurse let me go home so it wasn't that bad anyway. Idk why I'm hung up on other people's reactions, I guess it makes me feel Not Valid tm.
I guess I'm just gonna be bitter about it forever instead of being happy my friends are getting help 🎉
Hannibal buress shooting meme, mh -
🦁 I keep muting servers I'm in and not talking and expecting someone to reach out and being surprised when no one does.
It took 4 days for someone to notice my tumblr was deactivated, which was shorter than I expected but still kinda sucks. How long would it take someone to notice if I just stopped logging in at all. Discord, tumblr, masto... Everything. I just can't shake the feeling that I don't matter. And why would I. I don't really contribute anything. I'm just here.
🦁 My wife said I was two dorks in a trenchcoat and so I made a plurality joke. We attempted then to count how many dorks in a trenchcoat I really am, but only came up with three. (Me, Skyler, Storm)
She says Rory can't be a dork because "kids are just like that." Stone can't be a dork because that's like the antithesis of Stone. Pepper is too refined, and she hasn't met The Twins.
Rai/Skyler/Storm/Rory/Pepper/Stone and more
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