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we're the Flora system, she/they collectively!

πŸ’œ Janine - it/its or she/her; primary self (fruit bat)
🀍 Orchid - she/her; protector (werewolf)
πŸ’š Mint - she/they; imprint/facet (lynx)
πŸ’• Patiria it/its; imprint/facet (snow leopard taur)
πŸ’™ Moonflower, aka Blue - they/them; facet (skunk)
🧑 Dawnrose - shi/hir or she/her; protector (caracal taur)

we're largely median and often forget to specify who's talking, so Janine or "neen" is fine.

mh(+), trauma, poetry 

every thing that could have been
and all that we were meant to be

are lies and echoes of regret
illusions of our intangible scars,
forced onto us by a mind in pain

let them go, for they never were
and drag us back from
the heights we may yet reach

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mh(+), trauma 

we're going to start keeping a journal. not anything specific, but a space to privately express anything that needs expressing, no matter how pointless or silly we think it is.

we're trying to get over a very deeply ingrained fear of frivolous expression and "wasting space" and this feels like a good way to start.

selfie, ec 

my new masks from @distressedegg arrived!! I love this overall look. now I just need sunglasses so I'm not squinting outdoors all the time..

selfie, ec, mh+ 

really loving my looks lately despite minimal effort. πŸ’œ

we're the Flora system, she/they collectively!

πŸ’œ Janine - it/its or she/her; primary self (fruit bat)
🀍 Orchid - she/her; protector (werewolf)
πŸ’š Mint - she/they; imprint/facet (lynx)
πŸ’• Patiria it/its; imprint/facet (snow leopard taur)
πŸ’™ Moonflower, aka Blue - they/them; facet (skunk)
🧑 Dawnrose - shi/hir or she/her; protector (caracal taur)

we're largely median and often forget to specify who's talking, so Janine or "neen" is fine.

shit i should probably re-do my pinned post since the new headmates, huh

been a lot going on, oops.

shitpost, incredibly targeted flirting 

hey hon, i can't get you out of my mind

i think you're a real cogneatohazard

in spite of today, I managed to mostly finish an upgrade for my octoprint server.

breakout board that passes the GPIO pins through, but has dedicated connectors for the relay board, environmental sensors, a "Power OK" LED, and five extra pairs of 5V connections, in addition to a beefier power connector; all without interfering with the tall heatsink I've got on the chipset.

plurality, mh+ 

🦨 my obsidian bracelet arrived! fits perfectly.

I was wearing one very similar to this when the others first saw me during meditation, so I'm really happy right now. πŸ’™

Happy new year, everyone. πŸ’œπŸ€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ§‘

adhd 

I've been getting a lot of periods lately where listening to speech isn't just difficult to comprehend, it's physically unpleasant?

like it feels like someone is prodding my eardrum with every emphasized syllable

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lewd implications, Control shitposting 

oh yeah baby, pull my lightcord three times
i wanna see the inside of your oceanview motel
- @KDARC13

selfie, ec 

felt good about my looks before even brushing my hair, i've come a long way in the last five years

mh(~+), trauma 

i don't know where to go from here and still don't have a dedicated therapist but.. idk.

i feel like this was an incredibly important chain of events to finally put back together. so many things suddenly make more sense, i just don't know how to start repairing the damage from them.

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mh(~+), trauma 

my parents believed me, unfortunately. didn't fight to keep me in the program, but also didn't give the correction i needed.

i don't think this was related to the harassment i faced later on, because that was a completely different group, but

the school year after this was when my mental health started to deteriorate, and i became depressed and withdrawn.

that one fucking test was the inflection point where everything started to fall apart.

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mh(~+), trauma 

i was a literal imposter, and got found out. i ran because i was too proud and coddled to get the help i needed.

turns out, that year, i also lost every friend i had, except one.

i never figured out why until the other day.

i suddenly realized that all of my friends except the one, were other gifted program students. they likely abandoned me because either because i was dishonest, because i stopped attending the program, or both.

either way, i was now Not Good Enough.

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mh(~+), trauma 

i was a "gifted child". that sentence usually indicates a story won't go well

i was in the program in third grade, and starting to struggle to keep up, due to untreated ADHD and pride keeping me from speaking up about my struggles

i cheated during a test. not in the "using tools to assist myself" way that academia is shitty about, but directly copying answers. i got caught. i dropped out of the program in my shame but outwardly refused to admit fault.

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mh(++), cptsd, trauma 

i had a breakthrough several days ago while reading about cptsd

two sets of events finally clicked together that somehow hadn't in over 20 years.

it hit me so hard that i spent half an hour(?) crying and had to be removed from the front to recover after i started tensing too hard

incredibly grateful my datefriend was there to comfort and hold

happy solstice, we have more light today than we did yesterday. πŸ’œβœ¨

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