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We did so little all day: missed therapy, lazy streamed, watched videos...

And then Mother fronted around 10pm.

She proceeded to deep clean our entire desk, under our desk, paint our nails, strip our nails, learn occult history, do the naughty, clean up our bedside floor, 'wear down' the cat, and converse on discord.

She doesn't come out often, but when she does? She means business. And I appreciate that so damn much. ;o;

I whipped up a quick diagram earlier to remember the image layouts for thumbnails on Mastodon.

If anyone would like to use it for reference, here it is:

"You know, I think the only thing I wish Mastodon had? A Media Ta-"

Oh yeah, it has one.
And it's more aesthetically pleasing than Twitter's by far.

Good ol' Mastodon.~

A recent for the wonderful Mellemony on twitch!

Paid work doesn't gel well with our health, so this had been sat there for months. Thing is, each Alter is actually pretty good at their own thing! So with that, we used this to work out a factory-line approach that could allow us quicker and better output on art.

Miss K worked out how branches flow, I- Alistar- did the sketch/flats, Charlie did the shading, and whoever did the final touches. ♥

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

One last note before I wind down for bed: We have a new mod!

Well, not "new"… they've been around for a long while, but they took some time away to focus on personal stuff. Now they're back in the mod seat, and better than ever!

Say hello to your new awesome •ART Mod:

:dabart2: @Otherbuttons :dabart:

Give them a warm welcome, and possibly a follow too! They'll also be able to help you with any issues or questions you have.

Take care! :mona_kiss:

Sorry we weren't around yesterday; Mr K woke up and instantly pushed me out of front so he could fix the stream lag. Which turned into a 5 hour stream. Which turned into fatigue. ;;

Therapy today, and then I'll be back to reply to messages later! 🖤

We're doing a bit of spring cleaning, which is why there's a large amount of illustrations being posted today alone. We'll calm it down after today, but the Alter list is a rather important one to pin.

Also, this isn't by far the whole amount of us. We're likely polyfragmented, which means we're susceptible to a high amount of break-offs. Still, Alistar spent two weeks trying to learn wings and is apparently 'not going back to the portraits until I'm over it'.~

- Charlie

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Charlie Callahan || Memory Keeper
He/Him • 45 • Angel
Psychology Teacher {inner}

Diligent, Reliable, Perceptive. Charlie is our head researcher; between his attention-span, and genuine interest in the human mind, he's allowed us to intake incredibly crucial information.

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Alistar Kensington || Primary Host
He/Him • 27 • Emotional Shapeshifter
Illustrator {outer}

Passionate, Excitable, and incredibly Driven to create. Alistar encourages us to be ourselves, and to be proud of who we are. Even the most troubling Alters are receiving of his love.

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{ System Introduction }

Curious about who we all are?
Then do see below.

- Updated as illustrations are done -

I'm going to start a thread of quick for new users. Apologies for any hiccoughs, these toots aren't planned, so they may seem a little haphazard. :da_sweat:

First of all: Welcome to Mastodon! If you're coming from Twitter you'll find some things very similar. Mastodon is a microblogging platform for sharing thoughts, photos, music, video, etc.

Posts on Mastodon are affectionately called "toots". You can laugh, it's OK. We found it funny too when we first joined. :dali_persistance:

Hello, darlings! I'm Alistar, a disabled illustrator, streamer, and the host of a traumagenic multiplicity System.

These days I mostly use art to document our mental health journey, and I encourage our Alters to do the same. As such, you might find posts written and signed by the others.

I'm also a rather inactive mod on the .art instance, and mostly behind the scenes showrunner of the .art Discord!

🖤 twitch @ twitch.tv/otherbuttons
🖤 insta @ instagram.com/signal_found

Firends- mutuals or not- please reply to this with two or three different emotes?

We'll try and design a little character based on the combination!

Hopefully we'll be doing this on stream in a day or two @ twitch.tv/otherbuttons

But yes- hello!

I'm hoping at this point in my life, I can stick to Mastodon.art a bit more. I miss the feeling this community brings, the interactions, the feedback, and not feeling like you're yelling into a Void.

Newcomers: Welcome! I know Mastodon's layout can be a bit confusing, but it is completely worth learning. You'll get a much more social, hands-on art experience here.

Also, people from other verses can follow you, so you'll still get interactions with non-artists on occasion. ♥

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On most social media, we have separate accounts. But on here, we'll be sharing their more artwork-based pieces on @Otherbuttons.

If another Alter is typing, they'll sign it with their name. Otherwise, it's the same old Alistar (minus a few quirks that turned out to be the others).~

If anyone has any questions regarding this whole thing, we've done a Lot of research and can also speak from our own experiences. So long as you're willing to learn, we're happy to answer!

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Not everyone's playing ball, but we've been encouraging everyone in the System to work on their output via creative medium.

Some sketch, some do collage, some bake, some sing. Most of us are creative sorts, understandably: we're in the same System.

The Kensingtons and I still stream too, and- since switches are hard to manage/stop- they often join in over there. twitch.tv/otherbuttons

Mostly, we're being open in the hopes that we can destigmatize what's likely DID or OSDD. We're not harmful.

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I accepted it that night, understanding that- despite no diagnosis- if I ignored this, and them, it would only get worse.

And I wouldn't want to be ignored if it were me.

It's been four months since, and we've come a long way. Each Alter has their own issues, mental illnesses, needs; we've been handling those slowly, dealing with a Lot of flashbacks, handling the stigma that comes with it, etc.

It's been really goddamn hard, but 'my' life has become a lot more stable since.

(art by Charlie.)

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I went into denial, not because I was scared of them, but because I was scared of judgement. The Kensingtons and previous experiences had already familiarised me with this concept, and I wasn't surprised.

We think that's what the BRB was. Victoria- 'The Operator'- was another who had been writing messages in riddle and rhyme. They all made sense now. She was preparing me for it.

One after the other, more and more Alters came forward. But I took backseat in the mind for a week, until therapy.

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I kept going on with that, and the 'British Revisionary Broadcasting' revealed more of itself to me in these episodes.

Looking back now? I wasn't the one in charge of the body, or at least I was influenced heavily by one of the other Alters.

As I went on though, despite 'completing this puzzle' keeping me alive, my mental health got worse.

I actually don't remember much of before, now. But I do remember the day they when suddenly, I was not me, but 'I' was the Kensingtons.

And then I wasn't.

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