Since the Castles have left, I’m currently the only really active mod on the blog. I’m not going to publish the nine or so asks that we got in response to the complaint, since that would be pointless and crowd your dashes.
However, I will address the general subject matter:
The Castles were correct in saying that the mods had taken time off. I just recently came back to tumblr and in the time that I was absent the Castles were the only other active mod. We’re still Natural multiplicity friendly, and DID friendly.
Yes, we can trigger warn for things related to DID. As for using the term Trigger Warning, there are people who can be genuinely triggered by that kind of talk. We’re not slinging the term around for no reason.
Until the other mods get back or I’m given the all-clear to add more mods, It will mainly be me doing the answering.
really, it’s pointless to let people from the community have their say?
people seriously have panic attacks, anxiety attacks, flashbacks, and other shit like that because they see stuff written about a disordered type of multiplicity?
not only that, jess tagged anything that was specifically about DID with related tags. there were trigger warnings for anything relating to abuse, trauma, integration and the like. and to top it all of, jess would have started trigger warning for DID if someone had asked her to do it. she volunteered to join when PM made an announcement about it, and wasn’t given any instructions on what to tag and trigger warn.
screw you, anons. i can’t stand people who hurt my jess.
Lifehacker recommended a Google Chrome extension that “pauses” gifs. So, all the gifs on your dash turn into still pics until you click on them. A bit of warning: if you un-pause, you can’t re-pause, unless you refresh. Otherwise, it seems to be working really well!
I just installed it and it works exactly like she said.
You can’t re-pause, but it does stop them until you click.
#mary shelley #this quote though #it’s all kinds of wonderful #hey remember that time one asswipe was like you have 30 seconds to name something invented by a woman… #…and Mary was like SCIENCE FICTION MOTHERFUCKERS #that was awesome #thanks Mary Shelley (via snappily)
And the next time someone starts claiming that teenage girls have ruined the horror genre with romance or whatever you can be like, hey dicksmack, teenage girls and romance built your genre so sit the fuck down.
Mary Shelley fucking invented your favourite genre motherfuckers. You owe her Kirk and Vader and every goddamned Joss has ever done that’s made you cream your pants. Created when she was a teenager cause, hey, that’s how she rolled. She took love and showed it as the powerful, terrifying, all-encompassing, ruthless, wrathful thing it is.
Pro-Tip: Blocking or avoiding a person does not mean that I've "run out of arguments." It means that my mental health is more important that them and whatever brand of bullshit they were spreading my way.
You didn’t “win” a damn thing if someone refuses to engage you or blocks you. That person has simply realized that they are not obligated to spend their precious time and energy dealing with your shit.
WOW THERE ARE POSTS LEGITIMATELY MAKING FUN OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE MULTIPLE SYSTEMS TAG IM SO FUCKING BEYOND DONE YOU ARE GENUINELY HORRIBLE AND I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU IF YOU THINK ITS OKAY TO DIAGNOSE SOMEONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS AND THEN MAKE FUN OF THEM FOR IT IM SO FUCKING DDDDDDDDDDDUGH!!! UGH!! UGH!!!
Yep. Which is one of the reasons I don’t go in there anymore :/
i apparently have quite a few followers who are in multiple systems and i actually ah don’t really know what that entails!! could some of you enlighten me perhaps and tell me about those identities because i’m really curious and i dont want to accidentally say anything rude if i try to talk about multiple systems in the future, thank you *w*
Well, there are a few kinds of multiple systems. Mine is a trauma-made system, which is also called Dissociative Identity Disorder. So I was born as a ‘singleton’, but went through trauma and to cope with it split into many people, so that one of us could continue making it look like we were just a normal child, while others had to deal with going through the trauma.
There are also natural systems, and those are generally people who were born multiple, but there are others who can tell you more about that :)
what are people trying to accomplish by making fun of trigger warnings and others’ legitimate emotional triggers due to PTSD like is there some kind of message you’re trying to get across to people because i’m not seeing it
do you understand that being triggered by something is…
“As Harry Potter was the only other thing I was passionate about, the doctors gave consent for me to leave the hospital and collect the fifth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, from the local book shop. I was so ecstatic to have the book and excited to begin reading it, but there was never any hint of your imminent arrival and the way you would change my life so drastically. Luna, you instantly captivated me. I didn’t know why but there was something about you with your upside-down magazine, straggly blonde hair, and the honest, abashed way you stared at people without blinking that fascinated and perplexed me at once. You laughed hysterically at one of Ron’s quips and didn’t stop to excuse yourself and feel ashamed when it became clear that everyone found you strange. Throughout the book, I found myself waiting for your brief appearances and wanting to know more about you and why you were the way you were. You baffled me, not because you were odd (though indeed you were), but because you were… perfect. But it was a different kind of perfect to the perfectly thin, smiling magazine girls I simultaneously idolised and reviled. It was the way you carried your oddness like it was the most natural thing in the world. You didn’t market your oddness as your defining feature the way some insecure teenagers do, in guise of confidence and security. And nor were you oblivious to the awkward and uncomfortable feelings your oddness provoked in others. When, unable to comprehend how you wore your oddness so honestly and unashamedly, your peers reverted to mockery and bullying, you recognised this as a reflection of their own deep-seated insecurity and calmly let them carry on, quite above your head. You weren’t trying hard to present a certain aspect of yourself that would boldly identify you in the world. And that’s when it occurred to me how bizarre and positively ridiculous it was to apply the word “weird” to describe you, when you represented the most natural and unpretentious state possible to be; you were yourself.”—Evanna Lynch, in part of her Dear Mr. Potter letter, where she describes first reading about Luna while in a recovery programme for anorexia (via holymotherofhnng)
“When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us. When we praise brave Eagle Scouts who give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s prejudice, it’s not about scoring political points; it’s because there are kids in dens who are being taught to believe that they are less than equal. When we rant about the pastor who preaches that gays should be thrown into a concentration camp, we scream out of fear. And our fears are justified — in the last seven days, a lesbian in Nebraska was carved with a knife, a gay man in Oklahoma was firebombed, and a girl in Kentucky was kicked and beaten — her jaw broken and her teeth knocked out — while her assailants allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at her.”—