[sticky entry] Sticky: LB's Welcome Post!

Oct. 26th, 2014 07:30 pm
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Hello! Welcome to the writing site and blog of LB Lee, AKA Loony-Brain.  You might know us from Etsy, Patreon, or tumblr, for being That Multi Who Makes Comics on the Internet, but this is primarily a personal blog and writing site.  Here you will find lots of stories about a post-apocalyptic traveling exorcist, fantasy adventures going wrong, and geezer vampires--I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror about LGBT and mentally odd folks. You can find all our posted stories here.  If you want to know more about us or multi, check out our 101 page here. (Or, if that's too much, here's the very short version.)



Have a story you want me to write?  Toss your idea here!
Art commissions are currently open!

We also have some stories and comics for sale. Do any catch your eye?


Comics ebooks for sale! )
EDIT:
the Paypal button on this page breaks constantly. If you're trying to use it and it fails, please let me know immediately so I can fix it again! Until I fix it, you can always use the button on our profile.
lb_lee: (sneak)

The new healthymultiplicity.com index is a GO!  I’ll be updating it as more articles come in, but as of now, I at least have the basics up!

I of course welcome more articles folks recommend.  My big requirements are:

  • It be written in language people can understand even if they haven’t been in the community long
  • It is of immediate practical use (so no stuff on the philosophical theory behind plurality, sorry–besides, @solipsistful has that covered way better)
  • Is written in a way that acknowledges the basic humanity of plurals (so yeah, I’m not posting stuff that, say, recommends completely discounting system members’ needs and importance)
Oh man, I’m so excited, I’ve been working on this since June! :D
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Hey guys, we're back on the Livestream horse!  I'll be doing a livestream today at 3PM, Eastern Time here. I'll be working on Out Of Mind and Alter Boy pages, and continuing until my shoulder seizes up.

Come join the party!
lb_lee: (mori&dudema)
Biff went crazy and cleaned the apartment today.  Organized our desk, moved everything around, complained about how we'd had the new lamp for months and STILL not plugged it in, swept and scrubbed and grumped.

Congratulations, dudema, your jurisdiction is now cleaning, laundry, shopping, and all household matters that Rogan's too distracted and Mac's too lazy to do.

--Mori
lb_lee: (sneak)
I went and visited the shop whose kitty recently died, and there's a little memorial there!

The owner has a bunch of photos of the kitty, including a big album of them taken throughout Kitty's life.  There were cards from local children and business owners, and someone had made a beautiful chalk drawing of the kitty on the sidewalk outside the insurance agency.

I am so glad the kitty is being remembered.

--Sneak
lb_lee: (D:)
Oh no!  The big ginger tom who lived in a local shop window has passed away!

I am so sad to hear this.  I liked to visit him. :(

Bye bye, Blob Cat.  You made everyone happy, and I hope wherever you go will make you very happy.

--Sneak

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Man, I realized I haven't made a public post about non-work stuff in a while.  I need to stop doing that, so here's a change of pace! (Well, okay, it's slightly about work, but not the actual work part of it.)

I mentioned how I kinda accidentally helped make an art show for queer/trans disabled folks.  I was joking about how many of us there were and hey, six months later, SURPRISE ART SHOW!  And of course, I went to the reception and stuff, wearing my name tag and trying very hard to look like a Real Artist (TM).

And something I didn't quite expect was how emotional the show was for me.  Because I was no longer the freak in the room.

I was surrounded by my peers, who at the same time were very different from me.  We had people with service dogs, and people signing, and there were wheelchairs and a lift and gender neutral bathrooms.  I could go to the bathroom without that little twinge of apprehension.  I wasn't the only person using unusual pronouns.  There were ace folks and trans folks and it was nice.

It felt so good to be surrounded by other folks like us and their art.  I've been feeling down lately about jerks on the Internet who say trans disabled people don't exist except for the attention, that there's no point to us existing.  Being surrounded by the art we made, by all the people who came to the show to support it and us, it felt really good.  It made me really hapy.

It felt good to be one of us.

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Hey guys, for those of you who love science and haven't gotten your mitts on a copy of Boundless yet, I have copies up for sale on my etsy!

Boundless is our love letter to science: a comics anthology that celebrates and explores stories about science. From birds to deer contraception to the electric chair to dark matter, Boundless has comics about all sorts of science from all over the universe.  It's over 200 pages, and the editorial team did a great job designing it.  Awesome!

let me know if you'd like a copy! :D

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Headspaces can be handy for system communication and organization.  Ours allows us to talk to each other and act upon each other with conscious awareness, rather than out of sight and out of mind.  However, our headspace didn’t just pop fully formed from the abyss; most of it, we had to actively create.  If you’re interested in creating your own, here is how.

She'll be spamming for hm.com when she comes... )
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(originally posted ages ago on tumblr) A silly little post about real-life analogues to the voices of the Infinity Smashed cast.

M.D. sounds like a cross between Jerry Lewis and Stephanie Dougherty.  She always sounds like she spent the prior hour shouting.  Her voice inhabits a special frequency of annoying which is she is very proud of.

Biff sounds like a cross between Christian Kane and George Thorogood, though the accent is all wrong. (Biff’s accent is an ungodly kludge of conflicting Southern white and black accents that all equate to ‘trash.’) He can speak “standard” US English, if he puts forth some effort, but it sounds creepy and unnatural and gives everyone the screaming meemies.  Mumbles a LOT.

Raige is pretty much entirely embodied in Nate Hartley. (That clip is from when Hartley was an adult though; his teen voice is more accurate.) Face, voice, EVERYTHING.  His voice is actually naturally deeper than Biff’s, it’s just that Raige talks high and hasn't spent ages training his voice.

Thomas’s speaking voice sounds like Bruno Mars (if Mars was from Texas) and his singing voice is a lot like Mitch Grassi’s. (Grassi is the high voice--Thomas can sing higher than most people assume.) Pop star smooth all the way.

Comboy Bob sounds exactly like the piggy bank from Toy Story.

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One of the tropes you hear about multiples (or whatever Special Snowflake who’s too weird to exist) is that we want attention. I personally have rarely found it to be so. Most multiples I speak to are terrified, hiding behind anon screenames, dummy email accounts, and stating the absolute bare minimum they have to. They are PETRIFIED of being found out, petrified that they are faking or trying to usurp someone’s Very Serious Mental Illness.

I like HM in June, how about you? )
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Even in something like multiplicity, which is popularly considered an unbelievably florid mental illness, there is a hierarchy.  Having people in your head, that’s okay, but they have to be the RIGHT people, or you’re just… TOO crazy, I guess, and faking it for shits and giggles.

HM spam posts sing this song, doo-da doo-da! )
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People assume that self-identified multiples just accept their existence with no incredulity or skepticism whatsoever.  These people don’t know shit.
 

More healthymultiplicity.com posts, doo-de-doo-de-doo )
lb_lee: (pride)
Let’s talk crazy chasers.  These are the creepy people who pursue a relationship with you (platonic or not) specifically because of your mental illness, diagnosis, or eccentricity.  There can be varying reasons–they want to “save” you, they think you’re more vulnerable to their predation, they have an extremely specific fetish–but it all boils down to creepery because it’s not really about YOU.  You’re just a container for your crazy, which is the only part they really care about.

Another healthymultiplicity article. I'm sorry guys there's going to be a bunch of these. )
lb_lee: (pride)
People will often talk about the closet as though it’s safer.  This has not been my experience; it’s merely a different set of risks, which I personally am less able to deal with.  For me, being out of the closet IS safer.

Another healthymultiplicity.com index post for revising )
lb_lee: (emotions)
So one thing that I notice multiples really not discussing much is death.  Like, I'll see people talking about integration as death as a rallying cry, but we rarely ACKNOWLEDGE that in everyday life.  That is, I have not met many systems who will actually say outright that a system member died.  "Split," "integrated," "left," "missing"... but never DEAD. (Unless the system member is still posthumously up and walking around, in which case folks seem a little more open about it.)

This is a revision of a post we made years ago, fixed up for the healthymultiplicity.com new index. )
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Hey guys, check it out!  One of my panels from Bring Me The Head of Phineas Gage! is on Wikipedia! (Don't worry, they got permission first.) How cool is that?
lb_lee: (pride)
Okay, there’s this idea I’ve seen around tumblr, so let’s get this out of the way: ‘multiple’ is not a word you can appropriate from people with DID/MPD/DDNOS.

Read more... )
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The idea that ‘system’ is a DID-only term seems to be very much a recent tumblr thing.  Back when we joined up on LJ back in ‘07, ‘system’ seemed to be the neutral term that everyone could agree on.

 

A thing about the whole 'system is DID only!' rhetoric )
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The Kids Wore Red
Word Count: 1768
Summary: Rhonda Burns is the school outcast, and Brent Garbo is the golden boy, but they share a secret in common...
Notes: This story was prompted by Anonymous and sponsored by the Patreon crew!


It had started with Rhonda Burns and Brent Garbo.

Rhonda was known as Fat Rhonda by the nastier kids at school—they couldn't really think of worse to call her, because that would've required they get close to her. Despite being one of the tallest girls in school, she was mostly forgotten by her classmates, drifting through the halls like a sleep-walker, hiding in enormous oversized hoodies and billowing skirts with her frizzy hair obscuring her face. Unseen. Unnoticed.

Brent Garbo noticed her.

Read more... )

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