There is no language in itself, nor are there any linguistic universals, only a throng of dialects, patois, viperslangs, and specialized languages. There is no ideal speaker-listener, any more than there is a homogeneous linguistic community. Language is, in Weinreich’s words, “an essentially heterogeneous reality.” There is no mother tongue, only a power takeover by a dominant language within political multiplicity. Language stabilizes around a parish, a bishopric, a capital. It forms a bulb. It evolves by subterranean stems and flows, along river valleys or train tracks; it spreads like a patch of oil.
—  Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
System Ask

1. Give examples of their different writing styles/handwriting.

2. Who argues a lot?

3. Does anyone have any weird habits that they do with the body that annoy the others?

4. Who makes cofronting the worst decision ever?

5. Do you have any alters/headmates you keep away from your friends at all costs? (because they are embarrassing or weird)

6. Who will listen to you talk about something and then tell your friends your secrets as soon as they front?

7. Is anyone dating each other?

8. What does your headspace look like?

9. If they could all chose to have their own bodies, would they?

10. Do you have any non-human members?

11. Do you have any members that no one ever sees or talks to?

12. Do you have a schedule for fronting?

13. How many have blogs on here that are separate from each others?

14. Who is the dad/mom/parent of the system?

15. Who hates everyone and doesn’t want to be there?

16. Who talks all day in the headspace and then never opens their mouth while fronting?

17. Who would be most likely to blow all the money on food?

18. Who would be most likely to antagonize a fight and then leave front right when it starts?

19. Are there any familia relationships in the system? (brothers, sisters, moms, cousins, etc)

20. Do you have any fictives?

Multiple System Ask Meme

1) How many system members are there?

2) Youngest member? Oldest?

3) Any friendships within the system?

4) Any relationships within the system?

5) Does your system have a name?

6) Any fictives or factives in the system?

7) What does the headspace/inner world look like? Is it just one building/area, several, or more?

8) Do members have separate rooms/areas? Does anyone share a room?

9) Any unused rooms/areas?

10) Unexplored rooms/areas?

11) Who likes/dislikes being in the headspace/inner world?

12) Any members who never leave the headspace/inner world?

13) What do members do in the headspace?

14) Is anyone religious? What are their religions?

15) Who cofronts the most often (what group/pair)?

16) Are there any otherkin in the system?

17) What is something that system members have very different opinions on?

18) Does anyone talk with a different voice in the outer world? In the inner world?

19) Favourite part of the inner world/headspace?

20) Least favourite part of the inner world/headspace?

21) Running jokes within the system?

I’m here for systems.

I’m here for systems who do not remember what their trauma was.

I’m here for systems who wish they were singlets.

I’m here for systems who are fine with and open about their multiplicity.

I’m here for systems who have a hard time feeling valid.

I’m here for angry, destructive alters.

I’m here for littles who have to see their terminology appropriated and sexualized.

I’m here for alters of different genders than their host’s body.

I’m here for systems with only two members, and I’m here for systems with 30+ members.

I’m here for DID systems.

I’m here for OSDD systems.

I’m here for every system discovering their multiplicity and struggling to come to terms with it.

I’m here for fictive alters.

I’m here for systems who experience dissociative amnesia, and those who don’t.

I’m here for systems who fear switching.

I’m here for non-human alters who struggle with body dysmorphia.

I’m here for each and every system.

@splitmovie

No one-
No one-
No one see this movie.

Please.

DID and OSDD-1, the disorders characterized by multiplicity, don’t work like this. At all.

We are equally likely as anyone else to commit crime, but far more likely to be the victims of crime (and multiplicity literally comes from trauma, usually abuse)

We are not dangerous. Specifically, we are not dangerous because of our disorder.

This movie goes out of its way to portray multiplicity incredibly inaccurately, and in an incredibly damaging way. Mentally ill people suffer enough due to stigma and ostracization. Enough people already think disorders like DID are characterized by violent criminality. Enough people with disorders, especially stigmatized disorders, have been and/or are continuous victims of abuse precisely because of our disorders.

This movie, which places its horribly inaccurate, demonizing portrayal of DID at the forefront of the capture and abuse of the young women, is massively perpetuating awful, damaging stereotypes.

This is not small. This is not trivial. This has consequences. Real people are denied care, denied agency, abused, and killed because of this stigma. If you see this movie, give any money to this movie at all, you are perpetuating that and the responsibility for these abuses and these deaths becomes yours too.

Instead, if you find yourself interested in learning more about abuse, trauma, and multiplicity, I would suggest investigating these topics using resources such as traumadissociation.com

Do. Not. See. This. Movie.

Stop killing us.

Sincerely, a multiple with OSDD-1b, and victim of abuse both individual and institutional.

Edit: if you reblog this, please tag @splitmovie

If you’re tired of the cliche “evil alters taking over” story that Hollywood and the general media always puts out (what with the movie “Split” coming out and everything), then I recommend you read: “The Hybrid Chronicles” by Kat Zhang.

This series takes on the concept that everyone is born with two souls: a dominant soul and a recessive soul. Then after a certain age, they begin to “settle” and the recessive soul is supposed to disappear. Well sometimes that doesn’t always happen, and then you end up with a “hybrid”. The government puts the views of hybrids in the public as “dangerous” and “mentally ill”, and that they should be institutionalized. The books follow the journey of two hybrid souls named Eva and Addie, as they meet other hybrids and fight to free those stuck in institutions and against the government.

The trilogy starts with “What’s Left of Me”, followed by “Once we Were”, and then “Echoes of us”. Each of them are guide intense and interesting to read. Found it hard to put it down ourselves.

-Jared

PSA

When interacting with a system please always take the age of the body and the person you’re talking to into consideration and treat them like the youngest age out of the two.

If you’re talking to a 12 year old in a 40 year old body, talk to them as if they’re the 12 year old they are. If you’re talking to a 40 year old in a 12 year old body you still shouldn’t say anything to them that you wouldn’t say to a 12 year old.

If anyone involved is a minor you need to talk like there is a minor present, and you should absolutely never be in a relationship with an adult fictive in the system of a minor. If you’re also an adult it’s inappropriate for the minor, and if you’re a minor then it’s inappropriate for that adult fictive to be involved with you.

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TASKFORCE: REPRISE GOD SQUAD.

Consisting of Promise the Mage, Hope the Cleric, Tony the Thief, and Ruth the Warrior, can this team of interdimensional dieties beat the most terrifying thing in the world, Donald Trump’s hair? FIND OUT…whenever Nintendo releases the full version of Miitopia. May covfefe be with you, my allies.

How to Relate to Multiples: Conversational Do’s and Don’ts

In order to get other perspectives and help flush out this guide, I’m sharing this rough draft. Please feel free to correct me or suggest additions. As promised, I’m working on making this guide more inclusive to all kinds of multiples, and I appreciate advice on that. 


Sometimes, when faced with strange and unknown situations, people clam up and feel uncomfortable because they don’t know what things are appropriate or inappropriate to say or discuss. Uncomfortable topics will vary from system to system, but here’s a basic general overview that will hopefully help you feel more at ease when talking with your friend and their system.

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honestly why do some ppl /want/ to have a system i genuinely don’t understand why
like
sure being a system has some stupid fun moments or whatever the mcfuck but its also suffering ??? when someone’s upset you feel it and when someone takes front and you come back to front its like ?? hella disorienting and if said person did smth to upset someone you have to apologize and feel horrible even if you didnt do it ????
plus if someone fronts thats like time taken out of ur schedule and you have even less time to complete smth and then you stress tf out

so again like sURE it can be literally hilarious as fuck and you have fun with it sometimes but its h a r d
its not jsut smth like some extra buddy pals in ur head to talk to or ur favourite fictional character or w/e

so
why do ppl want to have a system?????¿¿¿ i am genuinely confused