[identity profile] lige2431.livejournal.com
I have a new coming-out blog over on Blogspot - it's around coming out gay, but that's certainly not all there is to it. What it *is* about one hundred percent of the time, is individuality and the value of independent thought. I think (hope) it's also funny, at least part of the time.
Funny part of the time, thought-provoking all the time. (If it's not, then I'm doing something wrong.)

Pyraxis found the link for me, and it's


If anyone would like to give it a look-see, there it is.
[identity profile] worldofcharlie.livejournal.com
Hiya...I don't know if it's okay to plug any communities...but I wanted to let everyone know about a new community called [livejournal.com profile] plural_writers. I've noticed that in every writing community I've been in on Live Journal - there's a large number of multiples/soulbonds in them. I thought it'd be nice to have a community for folks that identify as being plural that are writers without fear/scrutiny by other folks in regular writing communities.

It's still a work in progress and I plan to update the user info page at some point. I welcome suggestions and ideas.

If you're interested, feel free to join :). This is being x-posted across various multiplicity communities...
[identity profile] thecuteone33.livejournal.com
I'm not sure if I'd describe myself as a full functioning multiple system -- but partially.  I really had an acute awareness that I wasn't a singlet -- so I started writing at a very early age (I learned how to read when I was 16 months old).  this became the only way to externalize internal conversations, most of my alters behaved in this manner but not all of them.  I'm not 100% clear what are internal conversations between alters. does this mean that your alters never come out as a front?  Basically it's more internalized? (argue with my alters if a certain shirt looks okay on me in my head - example).  I'd love to hear feedback about this.

I know when things start unraveling (last time was back in 1992) instead of processing things -- I write a really dark story and generally there's a lot of symbolism, analogies that parrallels what's going on in my life.  But it's also an attempt to control processing memories, feelings that I'm feeling for the first time. Does anyone have thoughts on this???  Also some of my alters have different artistic interests -- one loved to draw (I have three paintings from that period of time).

I know that there have been previous entries on writing -- I'd love to hear feedback about this.. :)

Thanks --Carrie--
[identity profile] themournfulduck.livejournal.com
I am a single, and before joining this community, I had very little knowledge of multiplicity at all.

Being a prone-to-writing-fiction single, I had an idea for a story with a certain character--or certain group of characters, I should say. It excited me very much, and I began working on it right away. This group of characters shares the same body, but none of them are aware of it. They are all aware of each other, but they are not aware they are in the same body.

But then I pursued research on the concept of multiplicity, and came across this community, and found that my fictional system didn't seem typical at all.

It bothered me a little, because I'd hate to give people an incorrect idea of what multiplicity is really like, and that seems to be a concern especially of many of the people in this community.

But I don't go into it thinking it's standard, and I also, knowing next to nothing of psychology, believe (hope) that there is some variation as far as this sort of thing goes.

I don't think I portray multiplicity negatively, though the system is rather dysfunctional. I like all of the characters very much.

I was thinking maybe I could call it something else, but throughout the book, I don't call it anything. I don't refer to it at all: the reader is supposed to guess they all share the same body by descriptions of circumstances, and the only people who remark on it are bystanders who don't know anything.

So I thought maybe I'd put a disclaimer or something in the beginning, you know, "By the way, this isn't really MPD or DID, just so you know," but then they'd figure out from the disclaimer, and there wouldn't be any point in avoiding mentioning that they all have the same body.

Hopefully I will manage something to that in the end, however, after everything has already come out. I haven't developed the end much; I've only written one draft of it, and don't like it much.

Any opinions?
[identity profile] fatchocobo.livejournal.com
(I was directed here by someone else in another community where I asked this question, so hello!)

I'm writing a story where one of my characters has multiple personalities. I already know enough about treatment, causes, etc but I need a bit of help with something that's more difficult to find information on.

How often does a multiple typically lose control and switch to another personality? Are there certain triggers (like extreme anger, or just seeing something on TV that triggers them) or is it totally random? Are there certain signs (like violent headaches as an example) that someone is about to lose control or does it just happen without any warning?

I'm trying to be as accurate as I can with this, partially for the sake of having accurate characters but also out of respect for people. I don't want to glamourise it at all, because I've seen that done with things I suffer with and it's not nice, so anything you can give me would be awesome.


Jan. 16th, 2007 12:26 pm
[identity profile] stealthdragon.livejournal.com
I was digging through my colleges' digital periodicals yesterday, and found this article from the '80s:

Brainwave Study of 'MPD' Patients )

If anyone is able to locate the journal article that prompted this report, I'd appreciate it if you'd send me a copy. (V_Lhhw(at)yahoo(dot)com)


Nov. 17th, 2006 10:43 pm
[identity profile] interfaceleader.livejournal.com
Hi all. My name is Suzie. I'm friends with [livejournal.com profile] standingstone and [livejournal.com profile] stray_girl, and currently living with them (have been on and off for about three years). I'm not very knowledgable about multiplicity, so forgive me if I accidentally piss anybody off - I'm pretty laid back so feel free to correct me on anything!

I guess I'm really just here because I've become a lot more interested in the whole concept. I come from a literature/creative-writing degree, and a general interest in philosophy/politics/humanities/life/whatever. I have lots of opinions, and some of them are even well thought out ^_~

Anyway, I guess that's about it, just wanted to introduce myself!


Nov. 14th, 2006 07:50 pm
[identity profile] ikeru.livejournal.com
i thought there should be a (shiny) NEW POST at the top of the community page hello! is anyone here doing nanowrimo this year, and are you having any reference to multiplicity in it? we are doing nanowrimo but this year the plot does not have anything to do with multiplicity (last year's did). in fact i am stalling the writing of the novel by posting here (aite).
[identity profile] stealthdragon.livejournal.com
I need more projects like I need a hole in the head. Yet, I&co. are tempted to do a comic where the main character is plural. At the moment, it seems likely to be a 'ghost in the machine' type story. Not sure if I actually want to write one of those, but it's what I seem to have that's writable.

One thing I'm having trouble deciding on, is how to handle internal conversations. Thought bubbles with different fonts could get a bit clumsy. Any suggestions?

(Oh, and: Happy halloween and/or samhain, for those who celebrate them.)
[identity profile] freakshownia.livejournal.com
This is a story I wrote for my creative writing class, and since it's relevent to this community I thought I'd share ^_^

Elmira )
[identity profile] precisegirl.livejournal.com
A month or two ago we found this contest for interesting blogs, fiction or non. We've been keeping a collective journal over at [livejournal.com profile] beingfearless about our new year's resolution to release fear, and submitted it to the contest with the following description:

"The non-fiction, real-life story of folks in a multiple system (what used to be called 'multiple personalities') struggling with a year-long quest to let go of fear, guilt, shame, and controlling assholes."

Yesterday we got an email saying that the blog was one of two finalists - I'm excited! I don't know who the other one is yet but if we win we get fifty whole entire dollars. So I thought since it's a distinctly multiple endeavor it might be worth advertising it here in search of votes :) the site (prestonburns.com) is supposed to have the two finalists up for voting between Sept. 15 and 19, but I don't see them yet. Well, it's not the 15th yet here.

Vote for us! *waves tiny pennant* :)
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[personal profile] notalwaysweak
I just found this entry on the [livejournal.com profile] nanowrimo community -- the author is asking for information on multiple personalities, and I thought that people from here might be willing to offer advice/assistance/links over there, before the commenting gets too skewed.
[identity profile] ex-visual-sy218.livejournal.com
I just transferred to a new/old college. Meaning, I've gone there before, but I'm in a new department. I'm a photography major, for those who want to know.

So far, two of my classes have mentioned plurality. Like, multiplicity. We were just given a passage written by Jorge Luis Borges, which sounds suspiciously like a plural writing about another in his system. It's dramatic, but he clearly states that there's "another Borges" within him, who is responsible for the literature he creates.

Exact quote from Borges: ...the stone eternally wants to be a stone and the tiger a tiger. I shall remain in Borges, not in myself (if it is true that I am someone), but I recognize myself less in the books than in many others or in the laborious strumming of a guitar. Years ago, I tried to free myself from him and went from the mythologies of the suburbs to the games of time and infinity, but those games belong to Borges now and I shall have to imagine other things. Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him. I do not know which of us has written this page.

It's the last line that gets me. The two of us who front are constantly blending (heh, new term for me), and writing for each other, and there have been times that we weren't immediately sure who was speaking or writing. So, the passage stuck out to me for that very reason.

Discussion on this passage is supposed to follow in one of my studios. But, besides that point, we've discussed plurality before in my classes, as a supported method of creation. In other words, they don't care if we're loony*, and in fact, they want discussion on how loony* we are. For this, I'm really, actually pretty greatful, because it gives me a RL community where we'd be supported. I'm pretty god damned tired of having the internet as my only outlet.

This leads me to my question: How many of you are artists or musicians or "creative people"? I'm curious to see if there's a prevalence of right brained people who are also multiple.

*Disclaimer: use of the term "loony" is for humor purposes, only and need not be taken in offense.
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[personal profile] notalwaysweak
I was reading the comments on this entry about communication within systems, and I had a thought... just a vague one at this stage, but hey, I'll settle for vague, since I rarely have very solid thoughts.

I was thinking, because of the way multiplicity tends to be presented in the media (as a Bad Thing), and how integration is seen as the only way to 'cure' this 'disorder', and also that it's 'always' caused by abuse, what if people here wrote their own stories? I know some people wouldn't be able to manage a whole novel, but even short stories would be good, and maybe (it's a very long shot, I know) we could try and get our work published.

Even if you think this idea's crap, would you ever try writing the story of yourselves?
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_wren_/
x-posted about

For a while now, I've been wanting to put some direction / sense of signposts into my life, but holding off for fear of setting myself up for failure. I keep treading water waiting on various insurance and legal decisions, waiting on paperwork and I'm really sick of it.

I've also been really really wanting to do some sort of art therapy, but unable to find anyone / any place to facilitate it, and have been to scared to jump right in with no 'lifeguard' so to speak.

Today at therapy I'm going to talk to my T about him playing lifeguard for me if I go thru one of the following books -

poemcrazy freeing your life with words, Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge Three Rivers Press www.randomhouse.com ISBN 0-609-80098-1


The Way of The Journal - A Journal Therapy Workbook for Healing (2nd Ed.) Kathleen Adams, MA, LPC, Sidran Press, www.sidran.org ISBN 0-9629164-2-0

He (T) is certainly qualified and more for this, but as it's words, not pictures, it struck me as something that would share on the internet decently and then there would be a nice peer component.

Would anyone else be interested in making a writers group on line? And if so, for which book?

I"m still disappointed that I've not been able to find an art group, but I'm kinda tired of being disappointed about that if you follow me. I want to do something. Almost anything really. But this sounds, you know, possible. And not self destructive.


Nov. 12th, 2004 08:21 am
[identity profile] velyrhorde.livejournal.com
Hi all! *waves*

I'm a writer who has discovered that one of my characters is a multiple -- what can I say, characters can be every bit as surprising as alters themselves, and sometimes I wonder if writers aren't actually some kind of bizarre multiple-personality themselves!

Anyhow, I don't want him to be a cardboard-cutout or some sort of stupid stereotype, so I thought the best way to work on this would be to find some actual multiples who were willing to answer questions. I'm not talking about embarrassing personal questions like "ooo tell me all about your abusive relationships" coz I'm sure there are weirdos who get off on that sort of thing -- I'm interested in how a multiple survives in the "real" world, how the groups handle different situations, integration vs. non-integration as the way to go, how to handle internal arguments, that sort of thing.

If anybody would be interested, feel free to "friend" me or read my journal. If it's OK with people, I may occasionally post a question here and see if anybody wants to answer it. Or if enough people object to that, I could post the question on my journal and have people comment there.

Question 1 (I like to start with the easy ones) - is therapy absolutely necessary to heal, or do some multiples begin to merge/communicate/heal themselves spontaneously? AKA - will Jack (character name) realize that he is a multiple, or will he almost always think he's crazy or weird because of missing time, etc?


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