January 14-15: Panelist at Arisia, for "Disability and SFF," "Celebrating Women and Nonbinary People in Comics," and "Over the Four-Color Rainbow."
February 12: Tabling at Boston Black Market in the Cambridge Elk's Lodge, MA.
February 21: Tabling at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.
May 1st: Tabling again at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.
May 7: Tabling at CCCAF (Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair), in Cambridge, MA.
June 4: The First Church Spring Fair will take place in the front lawn of First Church in Jamaica Plain in Boston, MA. 11-4 PM, 6 Eliot St.
June 5: JP Spring Flea in Boston, MA. 1-6 PM, 45 Danforth St.
June 25: Here, Queer, Comics! at the Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA.
August 1 - September 1: "You Think It's ____, But It's Really ___" queer/disabled art show At the Midway Gallery, 15 Channel Centre St., Boston.
August 21: New Zineland, at the Cambridge YMCA Theatre. Time TBA.
September 24-25: Tabling at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.
October 29-30: tabling at MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), at at Lesley University 1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.), Cambridge, MA.
November 12: Trans Genders, Trans Comics, at the Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA.
December 3: tabling at the Jamaica Plain Holiday Craft Fair at First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Boston, MA 02131.
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)
Come join the party!
PS: I got quoted in an article from the Rainbow Times about the art show! CHECK IT OUT! :D
PPS: Also, as a head's up, guys, from here on out, public posts will probably only be work stuff. If you want to be on the locked stuff, let me know! There's an old poll where you can list your preferences here, or you can just say 'Basic' for the basic filter. Thanks! :D
This poll has something a little extra too. See, my current LJ filter system is DREADFUL. Things have changed a lot, and I'm trying to rearrange accordingly. Basically, what I'm thinking I might do is have public stuff just be writing, book talk, not really much personal content. That way, the folks who are here solely for stories can get through.
There will be filters for Memory stuff (about the memory work we're doing, so pretty heavy), NSFW stuff (stories that are commished through promptcalls and stuff that are porny will go up publicly, the stuff I do for fun, no), and possibly a miscellaneous Personal filter for other things I can't think of right now because sleep-deprived. If you don't click any filters and you aren't someone I know personally, I'll probably keep you off all of them just to be safe.
Don't worry, Spookathon is NOT over. Just a lot of real life and health issues getting in the way. But it continues!
Assume ALL MSTs are not safe for work. Enjoy!
( Fifty Shades of Grey, Zombie Lover, the g0ys and the Cockrub Warriors, the Highlander Rogan Romance Novel, and so much more! )
I'm hoping this'll be especially convenient for our friends from Manboobz and various anons, who don't use LJ and thus might otherwise have to keep checking this blog and scrolling through tags. I hope this makes things easier! :D
--Sneak and Rogan
Oh god, WHY did I have to post 50+ IS/PIN stories before this? I mean, goddamn.
Infinity Smashed is in progress and NOT written in order. There are still big gaps and some stories might be edited later; feel free to request continuations or fills here. Start reading wherever you like. Also check out Infinity Smashed 101, and if you want all the art that didn't make it in here, check the new gallery and the old gallery.
Swagger to Perdition
What Biff was up to before M.D. barged in on him.
Ten Years to Vanish, part One and part two: It takes Biff ten years to learn how to disappear.
A Day At the Salon: When Biff is twelve, his little sisters start getting their hair relaxed.
The Home at 252 Everclear: Frances Bertelli is an old misanthrope who just wants to set up her squat and be left alone. It doesn't work out the way she planned. A loose continuation of City Girl. (side-character-centric)
Born Lucky: Specialist Ebony Larkin has a terrible day that starts with fire and ends with more fire and also Biff in the back seat. (side character-centric) Linked old-ass illustration
Thomas's Adventures in Treehouse
What was Thomas up to before Raige and M.D. showed up?
Through the World-Hole: Strong-Legs first meets Thomas when he's confused, bedraggled, and stranded in another world.
A Clean Citizen is a Good Citizen: Thomas discovers that the concept of a private bathroom is not a universal one. Sketch
Carrying the Dead: Thomas is new to Treehouse, and he plans to spend Dia de los Muertos alone and miserably homesick. The citizens of Treehouse decide not to let this happen. Illustration
The Ride Home: Still adjusting to Treehouse, Thomas deals with a labor dispute and some weird relationship dynamics that he doesn't underand with his co-worker, Strong-Legs. Illustration.
Savaged by Garbage: Thomas gets a job cleaning out a home violating Treehouse sanitation norms, and realizes the situation is way worse than he realized.
Thomas's First Spring: Thomas has been in Treehouse for almost a year, and everyone's getting gussied up for spring. But formalwear means different things to different people... Illustration
Defenders of Treehouse: With Strong-Legs, Thomas decides to face his fears regarding the infamous carnivorous trees of Treehouse.
Part One of the grand adventure.
Electrical Girl: M.D. thought she was odd. Then she got hit by lightning and met Bobcat. Illustration
Airport Security: M.D. makes it to the airport, meets Raige, and then reality unravels completely.
Thin Air: When Raige opens his eyes, he's floating. Then he looks down. Sketch
Where in the Worlds: After an impromptu landing, Raige, Bobcat, and M.D. make introductions and try to get settled. Beginnings old-ass art (Raige and M.D.)
That Time With The Bears: Bobcat, M.D., and Raige encounter the local wildlife.
The Ball Drops: Raige continues his nervous breakdown over his situation. M.D. tries to help. old-ass illustration
Brain Hacks: Raige is too stressed out to sleep, so Bobcat decides to give him something else to think about and teach him about the chip that makes Bobcat Bobcat.
Use Industrial and Military: Bobcat hatches a plan to get him, Raige, and M.D. out of the bear-infested forest they find themselves in, and in doing so breaks inter-dimensional intellectual property law.
Third Language: As a child, Thomas Rodriguez had to learn English, and he hated every second off it. Now he's fifteen and he has to learn another new language and another, more alien culture. How do different cultures deal with linguistic differences and the learning curve? Ends old-ass art (Raige and M.D.)
Too Much (old-ass art, and Thomas has developed more tact and decency since)
M.D., Space Slut of the Galaxy: Thomas bears M.D.'s alien children. Hypothetically.
To Work We Go (old-ass art of M.D.)
Junior Healer: Day 78: A day of M.D.'s life working as junior healer. Sketch
Junior Healer (just art, the oldest-ass art you will ever see here, M.D.)
What, Where, Why, How? (comic) M.D.'s work is filthy and gross, and Raige has a lightbulb moment.
Good Boys Go To Heaven, Bad Boys Go Everywhere: Raige is the first human Thomas has seen in a year and a half, and he knows music. This gets Thomas's attention, in more ways than one. Sketch
Earth Music: Raige and Thomas discover an old cassette at a Treehouse rummage sale and nag M.D. into making it work. Sketch
Better Than Space: Raige can't sleep. NSFW. Illustration. (Illustration is SFW.)
Grace Under Fire
Part Two of the Grand Adventure, but it collapses.
Old-Ass Fight Sketch old-ass sketch Impervious To Shame art (M.D. and Biff)
Strange Woman Blues: Biff has tattoos; they just aren't visible, most of the time. M.D. is curious about them.
Many Minds: Drabble on how M.D. interprets the minds she's in.
Children: Drabble. Thomas, M.D., and Raige talk about what they were like as small children.
The Sacking of College Town: It's bulk trash day at Vaygo University, and M.D. and Biff go furniture-hunting.
Thomas Goes Home: After a year and a half in Treehouse, Thomas returns to home in Texas, and has NO IDEA how it's going to turn out.
Walking Wounded, Running Scared
The adventure is over; now what?
The Heart Is: Raige has a house, and he has a home. The two don't quite overlap. Old-ass illustration
Material Treasures: Everyone values something. For Biff, it's cooking. Sketch
Sixth Sense Vermin: What's the point in having a telepath around if you can't use them to check your apartment for pests? (Biff and M.D.)
In Shapes: Biff gains weight and keeps it on. M.D. loses weight and keeps it off.
The Solitary Drunk art (Biff)
Front Doors For The Weak (old-ass art of Biff and M.D.; remember back when we wanted Biff to have a balcony? Trololol)
Whatever Gets You Through the Day: Biff and M.D. deal with things in different ways. Biff deals with them badly; M.D. deals with them not at all. Illustration
Showers in Minimalist: Biff has no hot water. M.D. learns. Illustration Wednesdays of Fury art (M.D. and Biff)
Bust It Up and Let It Go: M.D.'s starting to fall apart, but she's not broke yet. Biff tries to help.
Fixed: M.D. and Biff compare scars.
Fireworks: Thomas invites M.D. and Raige to his family's Fourth of July barbecue. Sketch
Rage: Raige's nickname isn't sarcastic. He explains to M.D. why.
Passing old-ass art (Biff and M.D.)
After the Fall: M.D. breaks, and Raige and Biff gets the blowback. Illustration Six Weeks to Recovery, part
two and part
three: Biff gets shot, M.D.'s still broken, and Raige reads a lot of books about princesses. Sketch
How Not To Fuck Up: Raige and Biff talk about feelings. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
Children and Monsters: Biff and M.D. discuss what makes a monster and read Steinbeck.
Happy Godbirth, and Many Blessings On Your Meat: Biff and M.D. have plans for Christmas. Biff's involves a liquor store; M.D.'s involves giant larvae. Her plan wins. Sketch
Auld Lang Syne: It's New Year's Eve, and Biff and M.D. have fallen off the wagon.
Shades of the Past: M.D.'s bosses have finally had enough of her roller coaster of functioning, and deal with it in the Treehouse way. Rough and Tumble Kids: (comic) Raige, M.D., and Biff have very different ideas of what constitutes normal behavior.
Raige at ROAR! part one, part two, part three: When Raige gets an opportunity to play at a local marching band festival, he starts having trouble balancing the parts of his life. Meanwhile, Thomas crams for his GED and M.D. tries to heal.
A Matter of Taste: Thomas doesn't like being jealous of M.D.
The Next Adventure: Raige finally confesses his feelings for M.D. It goes... different.
Folie A Trois: Raige and M.D. have enough social awkwardness to sink a ship. Thomas guesses what they're trying to say, but he only gets half of it.
Out of Sight art (Raige, Thomas, and M.D.)
for the world is mine is yours is everything art (Raige and M.D.)
Well, things were SUPPOSED to end with Walking Wounded, Running Scared. Except I wrote stuff for afterward.
Boogie On Crack art (Raige and M.D.)
Coming Out to the Family Rodriguez: Thomas comes out to his family.
It's Better to Give: In Scorch-Unburnt and Flame-Belly's society, part of being a good citizen is giving gifts, but M.D. is new in town and refuses to accept presents. They take it upon themselves to find an occasion so giftable she can't say no. (Sprawls across Book One to Polyverse.)
Coming Out to Bobcat: After Scorch and Flame find out, M.D. decides to tell Bobcat about her new poly arrangement with Thomas and Raige. Bobcat takes it... characteristically.
Coming Out To Biff: M.D. tells Biff who she's dating. The world's most uncomfortable conversation ensues.
Calling Home: Raige gets a phone call from his mom and tells her about Thomas and M.D. There's only one problem...
Brick of Trauma: When it comes to emotional trauma, Raige feels outclassed. Thomas and M.D. try to talk him out of it.
When There's a Will, There's a Where: Raige goes to college, and Thomas and M.D. help him move.
Illegal Aliens: Thomas's family is full of cops, and some kids are stupid enough to vandalize their house. M.D. and Raige get sucked in.
Smell Like Home: Smell evokes the most powerful memories. (Raige, Thomas, and M.D.)
When the Scars No Longer Matter (art)
Zap!: M.D. is asexual, but that doesn't mean Raige can't do something fun for her. (Sexual content, but oddly SFW) Sketch M.D.'s Valentine (art) (M.D.)
Ritual Purification Through Arson: Biff takes off for Georgia. M.D. frets. Also, there is property damage. Sketch
Hearts In Spades Biff and M.D. are both famous for cheating at cards. Raige gets him and Thomas out of ever playing another game with them again.
Turf War: Thomas and Biff decide to settle the dominance score the old-fashioned way: football. Sketch
Bodily Reconstruction part One, part <Two; and part Three: Biff needs medical care he can't get in Vaygo. Lucky for him, M.D.'s junior healer. Illustration
Hooray-We're-Not-Dead Day: Winter is ending, and so Treehouse celebrates the renewal of the seasons. Biff, however, is recovering from major surgery and doesn't feel like celebrating much of anything. (Biff and M.D.)
Time to Go: M.D. wants to run away, but Biff wants to run TO.
The Passing-For-Yuppies Job: Biff and M.D. can pass for different things in different ways. They talk and troll each other about it.
The Road to Georgia: M.D. and Biff embark on a forty-six hour bus ride across the South, and it turns out Biff can't sleep sitting up... Sketch
Homecoming: After disappearing when Josephine MacGilligan was eleven, her big sister comes home, and it turns out she was keeping a lot of secrets.
AUs, Asides, and Other Snippets
This is for all the Infinity Smashed stories which aren't involved in the main plotline. Some of them are AUs, some of them focus on minor characters, and some of them just take place so far outside the time period in the main plot that I felt they might be distracting.
Raige Expressions: Random drawings of Raige's face. Art
City Girl: Frances Bertelli loves her city, and it loves her back. A love letter to Vaygo, through the point of view of Biff's not-landlady.
6 Times Raige Fell For M.D. What it says on the tin. (Sprawls ALL across the timeline of Book One.) sketch
Unstable Housing: M.D. has had a colorful, erratic history of housing over the years, but nothing that's safe, functional, and reliable. What is 'home' for her, and how does she find it when she's not even sure what it means? Bonus sketch!
Infinity Smashed Death Machine: (AU) Done in respect to the Machine of Death anthology. What if the main cast of Infinity Smashed lived in a world where they could find out how they were going to die?
Personal Space Invaders: M.D. meets her big sister Inanna... and she has platform heels and a big sword. For the "5 Cliche Challenge" prompt of 'Mary Sue.' (AU)
That Time The Zombies Invaded: Texas is a terrible place to stage a zombie apocalypse. For the "5 Cliche Challenge" prompt of 'zombie apocalypse.' Sketch (AU)
Wholesome Recreation: Thomas gives M.D. grief about her and Biff's preferred methods of recreation. (AU)
Struck (AU) An experiment in ubersquickery. Biff/M.D., which is really all you need to know.
The Gold Rings: Grey's job is the most important thing in the world to her. (AU)
Not Built to Last: M.D. plans the end of her life.
In Infinity Smashed, the PIN is just a government organization devoted to kicking M.D. off their planet. But what is it actually like? Specialist Grey and Comboy Bob go about their lives working for a secret government organization, dealing with office politics, and their own limitations. Here's a (really old) picture of the PIN folks you'll likely encounter.
Destruction, Mutually Assured: Comboy Bob meets Specialist Grey for the first time.
Child of God: When Bob gets sick, Grey finds himself working with a woman who seems to have very unsettling ideas about his way of speaking and thinking...
The PIN Christmas Party: Grey gets drunk at the PIN Christmas Party.
MacIntire at Work (art)
Red Roses, Old Horses (part two): Grey and Bob lose a coworker, get attacked by a homicidal alien, and generally have the worst Valentine's Day ever.
Soon (lost scene from Red Roses, Old Horses) Illustrated!
Jenny's China Cabinet: After the events of Red Roses, Old Horses, Jenny grieves.
Aftermath: The morning after Red Roses, Old Horses, and Soon. Sketch
Through the Dark: Grey crashes, and deals the only way he can: repetition.
Habits Made: Bob starts getting used to having Grey around.
Habits Broken: Grey is a creature of habit, but they're starting to change.
Ice-Skating in Bumfuck Maine: Bob takes Grey ice-skating. Sketch
Slow: Grey gets called borderline retarded. Bob finds out why.
India (post-everything): Bob and Grey escape.
Giant Robots 'Verse
A fanfiction crossover between Infinity Smashed and Pacific Rim, where M.D. and Biff drive giant robots and punch giant monsters for the good of the world. M.D.'s health has failed and she relies on medication and crutches to get around; Biff is arguably more healthy than he is in the straight IS universe. You can read more extended notes about this setting here, and get the spoiler-free Pacific Rim crash course here.
Everlasting Summer: The world is ending, and the Pons System gets put on the fast track to development. Corners get cut, and M.D. gets... stuck. Warning: this is a body horror story involving medical abuse.
Feet On The Ground: M.D. and Biff were convenient guinea pigs to fine-tune the early Drift mechanism. They weren't expected to ever see action, never mind survive it... Sketch
The Dark of Winter: Before the PIN can catch up to them, Biff and M.D. dash to Jaeger Academy, in Alaska. In January. M.D.'s health doesn't take it well.
The Pharmacopoeic Rainbow: M.D. goes off her meds.
Sturm und Drang: The PPDC sees M.D. as either a mascot or an embarrassment. She fights both.
On a Dirt-Bike Made For Two: It's spring at the Jaeger Academy, and M.D. and Biff are desperate to get outside. Too bad April on Kodiak Island is also known as ‘ice rink season.'
Cigarette Break: Summer has come to the Jaeger Academy, and Biff and M.D. share a cigarette on the roof. They also meet Mako Mori.
Virus Factory: M.D. and Biff are pilots now, but they have no Jaeger. Then everyone catches the flu but still has to deal with a creeping, tentacled menace from the deep.
Someone To Blame: M.D. and Biff inherit a Jaeger, and then a position.
The Flesh Is Weak: When M.D.'s plugged into a Jaeger, she's joyous.
Drown: The apocalypse hits, and no matter what happens, Biff and M.D.'s giant robot is going to be left at the bottom of the ocean. M.D. just assumes she'll go down with it, but Biff isn't going for it.
Different writings are on different filters. You may not be on all of these filters. You want to read something and can't? Comment, and I'll get you sorted.
This post was last updated on 3/4/2017 with the entire Multiplicity/Little Tin Cults section.
Infinity Smashed - portal fiction taken to its logical conclusion.
Reverend Alpert, the Traveling Exorcist - post-apocalyptic case-of-the-week serial.
Battle the Universe - superheroes on a budget.
The Princess and Her Monster - a necromancer witch brat and her adopted stone brother. (HIATUS)
Old Bloods - crotchety old vampires who whine about fax machines and the kids these days.
The Tree That Wasn't - a woman with a boyfriend on the astral plane lives next door to a woman with a carnivorous plant.
Disabled Cyborgs - when planned obsolescence is part of a person's design. Also cute borg animals.
Magical Moonbeams - a popular book protagonist flees her series and sets up shop as the barista in every coffee shop fanfiction ever.
Tanika, Ghost Whisperer - Tanika moves to a snobby new school and talks to ghosts.
Writeathons and Stand-Alones - EVERYTHING ELSE.
Multiplicity/Little Tin Cults - Plurality posts, especially stuff regarding the cults therein.
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The apocalypse has come and gone, leaving behind the remnants of humanity and a lot of supernatural entities. Reverend Alpert earns his bread and butter dealing with them. A loner by nature, his life is simple and regulated, but then he picks up a companion and things get complicated. You can learn more about the story set-up here!
The Sins-of-Flesh Demon: In the Gestaltist belief system, monsters reflect the humans around them. So Alpert is less than pleased when he spawns a sins-of-flesh demon. (NSFW)
The Monster Under the Bed: As a constant traveler, Reverend Alpert makes his home by setting wards. At the inn he stays at, the children make their home by creating a monster. Bonus sketch!
La Curandera: Reverend Alpert travels to a town, only to find it fallen to plague zombies. All that remains is the child of the local curandera, and her monstrous stuffed owl.
The Angel of Joy: Reverend Alpert meets an entity that wants nothing more than for everyone to be happy. Fanart illustration!
the Rage Mother: After their run-in with the Angel of Joy, Alpert and Perfection need money, and so they end up taking on two cases of possession: a mother, and a farmers' crops. One goes well; the other, not so much.
The Black Dog: Reverend Alpert is called to deal with what seems to be a haunted house, but between the troubled boy being haunted and the nature of the spirit, things are more complicated than they first look.
The Shadow Wife: It's winter harvest season, which means more possessed produce work for Alpert and Perfection, but another Gestaltist gets involved who doesn't approve of their working arrangement. Bonus sketch!
The Curse of Opposites: Reverend Alpert and Perfection are called to the cursed town of Chelm, only to find that the curse isn't the problem, but a small puppy instead.
The Thing in the Drain: Reverend Alpert and Perfection are looking forward to a relaxing night at Alpert’s favorite bath house, but it looks like the management has changed.
The Greenwitch: Alpert and Perfection are still making their way to the central church, when they run into a case involving a very different faith than Alpert's own.
The Blood Gestaltist: Alpert tells Perfection who he used to be, why he has only one name, and why he avoids the church.
The Genie: While Alpert deals with the central church, Perfection takes some time to herself and finds another monster displeased with their master. Fanart illustration!
Alpert's Son: To train her for their upcoming work in the Scattered Cities, Alpert introduces Perfection to his son, Zachary.
The Terror-Eater: Alpert and Perfection encounter a carnivorous shape-shifter who embodies its audience's worst fears, which leads to a very uncomfortable conversation.
The Heirlooms: While gathering valuables from a city taken by plague zombies, Alpert and Perfection get separated, and Perfection has her first experience of true physical pain.
The Corpse Child: Alpert and Perfection take on a case involving a child who has died but refuses to acknowledge it.
The Deity of Forever Road: Lupa is a very good dog, and when she dies, she becomes a minor deity protecting a stretch of highway.
The Librarian: Most Revered Dorothy Ives has to deal with the ghosts from her past and present, along with an unexpected letter.
The Alpert Trollface Comic: All Perfection wants is to get a rise out of Alpert. Is that so terrible? A silly comic done for the series's fifth anniversary.
Perfection's Birthday: It was one year ago that Perfection met Alpert, and she wants something very special...
The Cursed City: Decades after the events of La Curandera, a grown-up Prudencia cleans a city.
You also might enjoy the fabulous fanart (here and here), and fanfic (2) fine folks have fabricated!
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Superheroism is a valid form of law enforcement in the BTU world, often televised and dramatized for popular consumption. To be a street vigilante is dangerous, but one of the few ways to work on a small, local level. Follow various vigilantes as they go about their work and lives, especially Tank, a multiple system with unreliable powers and a resistance to mind control.
Better Luck Next Time: Chrone is a lesbian supervillain with time travel powers... but there are provisos.
The Choice: New street-vigilante Tank gets faced with the classic supervillain choice: save others or themself? Tank breaks the rules, and the hostage situation moves inside.
One Step Ahead: Tank have just become a member of Law and Justice, an illustrious superhero team, but someone seems to be sabotaging their career...
How to Wake Up: When Law and Justice is attacked by a dream-based supervillain, Blind Justice finds herself trapped in a never-ending nightmare. How does she escape?
Return to Sender; Addressee Deceased: In Tank's system, TJ gets dreams from system members who have died, and the Zombie tries to comfort zer.
A Break From People: Lorry is starting to crack under the pressure of constantly being around news crews and his teammates, and desperately needs some alone time. But how do you get that when you're multiple?
Zombie's Birthday: The Zombie does a lot of things for its internal family, and one day, they decide to thank it.
The Gynecologist: Lorry's system can handle a lot of things, but now it's their biggest challenge yet: a doctor's appointment.
Hamster Man: Chester "Cheeks" Maccio has come all the way from Vermont to see what superheroing is like in the big leagues, and then he and Lorry end in a firefight.
The First Rule of Blackmail: Tank lies in a hospital bed, and Lucinda and Kara plot what to do next.
That Guy at the Party: Lorry crashes, and Lucinda is stuck fronting at a party with nobody she knows, and then she gets cornered by That Guy. You know the one.
The Man In His Castle: Reggie defeats a bad guy with lesbians.
Cracker On Fire: Jake's stupidity nearly kills him.
5 Times BTU Flunked Gender: T owns his Introduction to Human Sexuality homework.
Changes: Incog has been asked which face is the real one.
Fighting the D: Everyone’s scattering; nobody wants to be around when the police arrive.
Lady Luck: “In a move transgender activists are calling a huge step forward, Lady Luck has joined the team of Law and Justice, becoming the first transgender superhero today..."
Battle The Universe 5 Sentence Ficlets: Twenty-five drabbles in five sentences.
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In an alternate universe where the Roman Empire never existed, the Mediterranean was controlled by three different empires: Ptolemaic Egypt, Carthage, and Maccabbean Jehuda. Judaism is the primary monotheistic religion in Europe. NOTE: This story is beyond my chops at this time, and has been quietly abandoned. You are always free to request more stories, just know that I am not writing anymore at this time.
Broken Cup: After a transformation, Gad deals with his new body.
Against the Night: After Gate's transformation into a golem, Princess Judith keeps having dreams of how he used to be, and she's sick of it.
Given Values of Success: Tobiach spends a lot of time desperately trying to convince himself that he and his plans are NOT failures, and then something he doesn't plan goes surprisingly right. $30
In Service: Long after all the rest of the story, Gate gets tied up.
A Family of Fools. Mordekhai, Miriam, and Mara are a family of professional fools in the Holy City, and they're hired to work at a party involving two feuding families, where emotions are running high.
To Serve and Protect: Mara's father gets hurt on the Shabbat, and she goes to find a foreign doctor still in business.
( Read more... )Welcome to Rochester, Massachusetts. Depending on who you talk to, vampires are either dangerous beasts after your children, or the coolest minority ever. It is now a fad in some teenage subcultures to get turned, so as to stay young, beautiful, and powerful forever, and the collateral damage is mounting. Old Bloods follows the lives of ordinary vampires who carry on their lives as best they can.
Vampires You Never See: A little comic that kicked off a lot of the original stories.
Going Home: Larry is a loving father and partner, but when he's violently attacked and turned to vampirism, he loses his job, financial security, and health insurance coverage with one bite. Which leads to the question of how he and his partner Luis can afford to pay rent...
Mao Xue Wang: Larry is having a hard time keeping blood down, and Luis is afraid for his health. Their crotchety old neighbor Han comes up with a delicious solution.
Larry's History: When Larry contracts hemophagia, his body starts rejecting some earlier modifications. Luis and Mary Ann join forces to give him something just as good.
Grand Boys: Old vampires hang out at Vasilov's, where the blood is good, the clientele merry, and the music is suitably old.
The Undying Bride: Carlisla never did like those 'romantic' stories where a creepy vampire turned his nubile human girlfriend...
Life Goes On: After being turned into a vampire, Carlisla has a bit of an adjustment period.
Acts of Kindness: When going to her Biters Anonymous meeting, Carlisla finds that her friend Rashid has just had a friendship go horribly wrong.
Blood Bank: Now that Carli has her dog back, she starts working on getting her blood safely and ethically. The Daylight Brigade decides to help.
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The story of two neighbors. Maria has a carnivorous treebeast living in her front yard. Chavela has a lover on the astral plane. Otherwise, the world around them is ordinary, leaving the two of them to figure it out.
The Tree That Wasn't: Maria meets an entity trying very hard to pretend it's a tree. It doesn't succeed.
A Cat's Eye View: Chavela's love affair, as observed by her cat.
How Does Your Garden Grow?: Maria now has a new garden resident, but how do you care for a giant predatory tree-thing? On top of that, it tries to eat Chavela's cat.
Trick or Tree'd: Maria and Chavela gear up for the inevitable difficulties that comes from having a lot of candy, small children, and a predatory treebeast in the same yard.
The Uneatable Plant: Chavela's spirit boyfriend has gone missing, so Blacksockswhite goes to investigate!
Dream Lovers: Chavela has a happy relationship with Dion, but there's just one little problem... he's not corporeal.
( Disabled Cyborgs )
The Corporate War has ended, leaving a regiment of unemployed veteran cyborgs in need of money and maintenance. With their human patcher, Gwyneth, they try and keep themselves going in a world where they were designed to make money, not last.
Limited Warranty: "The love that lets you patch someone up with whatever tools are necessary and then send them back to their lives."
Social Networking: The Corporate War is over, but now Gwyneth and her cyborg regiment need new jobs, and quickly. And in Megacorp, it's all about who you know...
Planned Obsolescence: Cyborg Mike05 starts having health problems that his patron doesn't want to deal with.
System Maintenance: After the war, Mem08 has a cardinal rule: never ignore a distress signal. Even if it may not be real.
Portia, the Mechanical Girl: Despite everyone's attempts to convince her otherwise, Portia is positive she's a robot.
Hayada, the White-Gloved General: Toshi Hayada was a mediocre pianist but a brilliant soldier. And then he got blown up.
Cute stories about borgified animals are also here, because who doesn't love adorable cyborg animals?
The Borg Critters: the commissioned art pieces that inspired it all!
Esprit de Corps: Dead Zone Corps #000111 are a Borg unit in charge of exploring and investigating areas with only sporadic wireless access. Cut off from the Hive-Mother's constant protocol signals, the unthinkable happens: one of them becomes individual. What to do? And how to identify something that can't be understood?
The Best Messenger: Now that the cute little cybrog critters of Special Corps Unit #000111 are individuals, they must relay instructions through sound, only to discover that weather and individual interpretation can cause problems…
Dead Man's Switch: Rat is the leader of the cyborg animals, but it is now painfully aware that it is prey. It finds an ingenious way of dealing with that anxiety.
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A meta-fiction spectacular! You know that coffeeshop so much fanfiction takes place in? Marge is a barista there. Homescross Coffee is the site of a huge crossover RP online where fictional characters (either under their player's power or their own) come to make friends, fall in love, attend support groups, and get their caffeine fix.
Ordinary Ever After: Margaret is the Moon Princess, a main character with a tragic backstory from a poorly written but mega-popular fantasy story. When she finds out a sequel will be written, she wants to escape, but how? Bonus sketch!
The Other Princess: Marge has settled into her new life working at the Homescross coffee shop. Everything is going well, until there's a mod error and another Moon Princess shows up...
God Night: Marge is stuck running Homescross Coffee alone when the gods show up to party, and everyone knows the gods tip lousy...
The Superpowered Craft Fair: Homescross Coffee is taking part in the autumn craft fair, and Marge gets a wooden duck.
Caught in a Rad Bromance: When Marge gets harassed by someone from her past, she discovers an ingenious way to get rid of him for good, thanks to the Bromancers support group.
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Sympathies: Tanika is bullied at school and thrown in the local haunted house for a night, but she finds unexpected help...
Somebody's Watching Me: Tanika takes a job to deal with a creep in the women's locker room.
How Jazell Got Their Earrings: When Jazell moves to a new school, they're ordered by their brother to make a new friend.
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The Other Legend of John Henry: John Henry and his wife Polly know better than to make a deal with the Devil, but when the steam engine comes, they have no choice. Illustration!
To Lose Oneself: Baku is the last survivor of a hive mind, and one day, it loses itself in the past.
The Kids Wore Red: Rhonda Burns is the school outcast, and Brent Garbo is the golden boy, but they share a secret in common...
Fly Away: Roger has the best baby girl in the world, but one day, she begins to change in ways he doesn't like...
Shades of Sara: One day, Sara discovers a glowing door in her basement, which leads her to a new family.
The Ship of Dreams: As a child, Vickie dreams of a ship that constantly changes form and substance, but yet always remains the same. She grows up and puts away her childish things, but the ship of dreams is always there for her.
Stewards of Behemoth: For millennia, stewards have cared for Behemoths in exchange for living inside their bodies, passing the duty down from oldest daughter to oldest daughter. But what happens when the oldest daughter isn't up for the job, and jealousy ferments?
We Are The Revolution: Nobody knows who They are, but every Sunday at midnight, They execute the richest person in the world. But what happens to the sanctity of their revolution when the richest person in the world is a child? Bonus sketch!
Gold and Platinum: Two raiders attempt to rob a wealthy dragon, only to discover they should've paid better attention to the nature of its wealth. Fanart!
Thirty-Four Days: One day, Amelia wakes up to find everyone gone. All that remains is a message written on the whiteboard in big red capital letters: "DON'T GO OUTSIDE."
Mrs. Cohen's Aide: Elderly widow Mrs. Cohen needs help around the house, so she hires Jael, a redoubtable mute woman who's curiously always available. Then Jael appears on her doorstep with a duffel bag.
Where Angels Fear to Tread: After her exile from Eden, Lilith wanders the earth, until one day she meets a fellow wanderer named Cain...
Protection: Rosespar was Lila's bodyguard before she was her wife, and old habits die hard.
Small Mercies: Masego’s people do not thank heaven for small mercies out of any belief in the name. They thank heaven because at least there are no large mercies.
Very Concerned: Judy is homeless for nine months, and she keeps receiving much-unwanted gifts. Her ingratitude helps keep her going.
The Making of Fifi: In a multiple system, Fifi learns to be herself just in the nick of time to escape a creeper.
Fear Itself: A woman decides to ride her nightmare for all he's worth. NSFW.
The Weather-Tellers: In a world where homo sapiens aren't the only humans around, two girls try to run away from their respective peoples, only to meet in the middle. Bonus sketch!
Top of the Food Chain: Vijay prides himself on being a human predator, and when he dies, his next life is chosen accordingly...
CareGivers: After many crummy jobs, shapeshifter May is happy to have a solid position as an attachment surrogate--people who offer professional emotional support and a listening ear to others. Except then one of the other surrogates gets sick, and she has to take on one of their clients.
Wealth of Ideas: In Shangri-La, art is the highest, most lucrative form of human expression. Unfortunately for brilliant novelist William Dawkins, all he wants to truly write is crap.
The Richest Shark in the Water: Sevengill lets her friends egg her into grabbing a beautiful cloth in the water. She doesn't like what happens next. Bonus sketch!
Queen Mab's Castle: Time are hard for the Fair Folk, and they've turned Tir Na Nog into a tourist resort for bored, wealthy humans. Maeve is a harried tour guide, until one day, someone pushes her too far...
Borderlanders: Real men and real women divide themselves down the Mississippi River. Which leads to the obvious question: what happens to everyone else?
The First Mythic War: "Oh man, remember that robot and pirate love t-shirt thingy I posted? I'd totally love to read about the robot and the pirate being a happy old married couple!"
A Fiery Orgy of Wormflesh: "Genderfuck-y fantasy adventurer type and his girlfriend, and their husband... it's not so much that the guys are in love with each other as they are both with her, and just really close friends."
For Science!: "Geek girls in love. Bonding over killing zombies/aliens, reading comic books or going to see a cheesy blockbuster movie with lots of explosions. Bonus points for non-monosexuality (bi or pan, idc)."
Make You Happy: for the prompt "Give me happy consent-tastic sex between a living person (paranormal investigator? channeler? non-skeptic who set out to find out just how corporeal a dead guy/girl can get? idk.) and a ghost."
Smooth-Dressed Criminal: for the prompt "A fashionable criminal fucks a innocent musician through the glass. It must involve gun play and jewlery. ...in space."
Fierce and the Fair: for the prompt "Beauty and the Beast.
The Wolf Girl: Once upon a time, there was a little girl who won the blessing of a good fairy: she would survive all harm that befell her. A dark fairy tale, full of body horror.
Only One Helga Macklewitz: For as long as she could remember, Helga Macklewitz had believed she was a fairy kitty trapped in a human body.
Piggy Bank Dreams: A horror-ish story about where piggy banks go when they die.
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Articles about multiplicity, especially cults involving it. Not our personal stories; those are here. (NOTE: that entry is filtered. If you want access, ask.) This is going to be divided into sections for specific cults/cult leaders, and general purpose stuff.
General Multi Stuff (with no cults)
Feel free to check here and here! That's where we keep the 101 stuff.
The Handy Dandy Loony-Brain Uncloseting Guide
On Building Headspace
Headspace as a Metaphor
How Systems Lose and Gain New Members
When Healthy Multiples Aren't Healthy
Plural-Positive Media: Support your fellow plurals!
Harvey Dent and Big Bad Harv: about Two-Face from Batman: The Animated Series
Repressed Memory Guide
Recovered Memories: How our recovered memory process works.
Death and Multiplicity: Sometimes, system members die, and sometimes, it's good to commemorate that.
False Memory Syndrome Debunkings
The Thing About Fictives
Better Miserable Than Crazy: Back when we tried very hard to will ourselves into singletude, there was an unspoken belief that it was better to be miserable than mentally ill. You too?
Impervious to Weirdness: For all you folks out there who are secretly (or not so secretly) terrified that you're a faker who's just doing it all for the attention, even as you never tell anyone you exist.
The Systems Everyone's Ashamed Of: Even in plurality, there's a sort of hierarchy of weird--having people in your head is okay, as long as they're the RIGHT KIND of people. This is a take-down of that idea.
System Is Not a DID-Only Word: Tumblr urban legend claims that 'system' is for DID systems only. Bullshit.
Multiple Is Not a DID-Only Word: Tumblr urban legend also claims that 'multiple' is for DID systems only. This is also bunk. Also busts down the idea of multiplicity being something that can be 'appropriated.' (No, it can not.)
Ralph Allison and the Word 'Multiple': A follow-up to my earlier post, where I track down some of the history of the word 'multiple.'
The Ableist-Critical Thinking Thought Trap: Another tumblr thought-trap is that to criticize certain faux-progressive urban legends is proof one is oppressive. Another debunking.
Our Life Without Non-DID Multi: Our life would've been much impoverished without the various kinds of multiples and plurals we have known.
General Douchebaggery/Little Tin Cult Crap
Why 'Little Tin Cults'?: where the name comes from.
The Charismatic Leader
Dissociation as a Tool of Abuse
Fandom Cults and the Power of Story
Little Tin Cult Leaders: A lot of cult leaders are older than folks think.
Just Like You: Acting good and doing good are two separate things.
How to Oust a Douchebag: Okay, you've got a dick in your community. Now what?
Andy Blake/Amy Player/Jordan Wood/Victoria Bitter/etc.
MST: Andy Blake, The Most Multi of Multis part 1
MST: Andy Blake, The Most Multi of Multis part 2
My Interview Regarding Andy Blake
Tristan Grey/Desiree Hamm
The Rapes and Kidnappings of Tristan Grey:
The Tactics of Tristan Grey:
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Fanfiction isn't my strong suit, but I'll write some every once in a while, particularly if it's requested at a writeathon.
Transcendence: Gravity Falls. The first time Bill enters Ford's mind, it's transcendent.
Fairy Tales: Labyrinth fic. Sarah knows her fairy tales, and she knows that princesses are good and weak, while queens are evil and strong. She'd rather be a queen, and she'll do whatever it takes to get it--how convenient that a Goblin King shows up... Bonus sketch!
Waiting Out the Storm: Persona 4 fic. Years after a gender crisis, Naoto gets rained into a Chicago coffeeshop, and gets a blast from the past, which pulls up issues that were supposed to be laid to rest.
Makoto: Persona 4 fic. The Tarot is sometimes interpreted as being a psychological journey towards wholeness, but is that the same as oneness? The Persona 4 team try to find out. (Rise and Teddie-centric)
The Story of Dink: King's Quest V fic. Dink remembers nothing before Mordak's castle. Then one day, he and his buddy Sam meet a princess who gives them something new to think about...
Relativity: Callahan's Place/Firefly crossover. Wash smashes a spaceship into a New York bar parking lot.
Phantom Stranger/Dr. Thirteen Crackfic: What it says on the tin. I completely blame this monstrosity on my friends.
Stretch Marks and Freckles: JLI dark ages, Booster Gold/Ted Kord, fluffity fluff fluff
Dignity Left to Lose: Booster Gold/Gladys.
Attack of the Beetle Bomber: for the prompt "cool toys." Beetle has merchandise!
Claustrophobia: Booster and Ted trapped in a cave-in. Let the freak-outs commence!
Six Boostle Drabbles
Say & Spell: Ted is rendered speechless. The JLI rejoices... right before getting trapped by a teenager calling himself the DM.
Five Times Boostle Fucked Gender: For a genderful prompt on the Boostle kink-meme. From G to NC-17.