This is our out-of-the-closet blog. We are a large multiple system with a D.I.D. diagnosis *and* "fictives" (gasp). Our regular blog is closeted. We made this blog so we can talk to other fictives without creating drama on our regular tumblr.
Having fictive friends is so important I can’t even. Thank you for existing, friends.
I wish people with different viewpoints could just get along.
This is why I don’t come out… I just end up rocking back in forth with my knees tucked in singing “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”
I don’t care where my system members come from, you guys… I really don’t care. They’re here and they’re helpful and they’re real people and they’re my family.
Three cheers for getting headmates from the same ‘verse that fucking hate each other.
Well yeah, because it’s another chance to talk about yourself and how special you are and what A HARROWING STRUGGLE it is to be so special!
ETA: Thanks to someone for pointing this out—“I got a headmate I don’t like/a mean headmate WHO WOULD WANT THIS” is a classic “I am totally not faking you guys honest!” argument.
I think 90% of the multiple systems we know, DID and otherwise, have said something of the kind at some point. We all get defensive because we’ve all been accused of faking by someone. I don’t think I’ve ever met a multiple system that hasn’t been accused of faking. It gets exasperating.
Hmmm… we all have individual guilty pleasures, but as a group? Hmmm… Oh, I’ve got it. ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.’
Was just told I’m something called a fictive?
Don’t know about anyone else around here that’s supposedly a ‘fictive’ but I’m pretty sure I’m a non..fictive?
I mean I am real, right?
And Fictive is, like fiction which would mean we aren’t real…Right?
I’m still really confused about all of this.
Don’t worry. Words are not good enough, you know? The term is stupid, but it’s all we have right now. Doesn’t mean you’re not real.
The relationship that several of us have with our respective fandoms and source material. The post is written by Cecil, but everyone mentioned has been consulted.
As usual, it’s been put behind a cut for length.
I had typed things out, and then I realised that I was sort of hijacking your post and saying things that only sort of had to do with the point, so I deleted them.
It’s interesting, the way you feel about the Marvel films… our Marvel fictives tend to really enjoy them, if only to feel surrounded by familiarity for a brief period. Even when they’re painful, they still watch. They curse at the screen sometimes, yeah, but they watch.
I guess the hardest is when your canon counterpart acts so differently from you that it’s jarring. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a time when mine has done, but definitely Thor. And Kitty is sort of simultaneously looking forward to and dreading the next X-Men film — the romance with Bobby bugs her. Also, she tells me to say, Ellen Page looked like her when she was younger, but now she looks so different from her that it’s super weird. Her words.
We feel you with fandoms, as well. They can get out of hand. There’s at least one person who never talks about their relationship because they’re dating someone with a HUGE fangirl following, and it’s just awkward.
Just saying hi to everyone, because I miss human contact (to clarify, I’m the human in this scenario… you don’t have to be human).