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.
Random musing: Now that I think about it, I’m fairly certain that most of my Muggle students think I am HIV+. Probably my bosses as well.
We have a few, but they’ve been quiet for a while… well, okay, Damon always answers when called.
At the risk of repeating myself (or repeating what others have said a million times):
I am so sick of hiding myself. There’s not much of a choice, really, and I hate it. I hate making up stories about my background or carefully treading around the truth so that it sounds just different enough from me to not raise red flags. I hate pretending to be someone else, even with friends who know we have DID.
This has been pointless rant; sorry. Sometimes one needs to vent.
We’ve been away a while. Sort of dealing with life stuff that we don’t particularly want to talk about. But we still exist, and if any fictive folks need someone to talk to, you can poke us.
This tag is fairly quiet so here is a question:
What is it like for you when you read/watch your source?
That’s an interesting question. I suppose it depends on what the medium is and how much pain and death it involves. >.< Like… I can read/watch Philosopher’s Stone and enjoy the memories, but when you get to fifth-seventh year… er. Pain. There are good memories to enjoy and things, but it’s sandwiched between ALL THE PAIN.
A thing about Hogwarts Houses in general: they can be thought of as indications of a person’s motivation, or of their loyalties.
Gryffindors are driven by their morals and are loyal to the world, or at least to their idea of what the world should be. Gryffindors will always stick up for what they believe in, and they will help anyone in need (hence, “daring, nerve, and chivalry) unless it’s a person they feel is wrong or against them. At that point, you become the enemy.
Hufflepuffs are driven by a sense of fairness, which is not quite the same as morality. Hufflepuffs are the type to believe that everyone should have an equal chance, and they are better at seeing the shades of grey between a Gryffindor’s absolute right and wrong. They are loyal to their friends, or to the group they consider themselves a part of.
Ravenclaws are driven by enlightenment. This is very different from book smarts. It’s not terribly unusual for Ravenclaws to not excel in academics, because it’s not about the grade for them; it’s about the knowledge they gain, and whether they consider that knowledge interesting enough to bother with. They are loyal to their passions, which could be anything from books to art to fantastic creatures that may or may not be real.
Slytherins are driven by recognition. That could mean fame or power, or it could just be the validation of the people around them. They are loyal to themselves. This, by extension, means they are fiercely loyal to those closest to them, the ones they consider their own, because harm to their own is essentially the same as harm to themselves.
This makes a lot of sense.
I recognize that, logically, some versions of me must be straight. Still… it bothers me when people assume my canon counterpart is. Like… I am so very super gay. People don’t see this?
Psshh. Logic. It has no place.
Friendly reminder that we’re real people with a diagnosed disorder that happens to manifest in a particularly weird way, and not just an internet joke.