..

Oct. 14th, 2017 12:37 pm

Alter Boys In Love for sale!

Oct. 13th, 2017 02:18 pm
lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Hey guys!  Well, Alter Boys In Love came faster than I expected, so now it's up for sale!  The paper version is $20.  The ebook version is $10!
Cover and blurb cut to spare my watchers. )
Now to get LB Goes to Alaska done!
lb_lee: A short-haired person flexing their muscles and declaring, "Queer trans multi proud!" (pride)
[personal profile] lb_lee
So, it turns out HMS_Beagles, who haven't been around since 2011, still had their email account up all this time.  People were sending them emails about adding sites to the healthymultiplicity.com list as late as 2015!  Which is embarrassing; I had no idea. (And even then, it never would've occurred to me I could or should access their account.)

Before I delete the account, I've been manually wading through all the spam and sending messages informing everyone that Beagles is gone, the listing is gone, and for all other inquiries, they should email us instead.

But in the process, conveniently, I happen to get a hard citation for the creation of the multiplicity symbol--you know, the one with the interlocking circles?  People on tumblr are apparently claiming it's a DID-only symbol now, and here's hard proof that it's not, because the creator, ouregaiya, emailed it to Beagles when they created it in October 2011.  Ouregaiya are still active, and about as hardcore as it's possible to be, as far as medicalization of DID goes; their site reads, "Multiplicity is not an illness or disorder."

A screencap, for evidence:Cut to avoid spam. )
lb_lee: A short-haired person flexing their muscles and declaring, "Queer trans multi proud!" (pride)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Hey guys, at the library yesterday, I got myself a weird old multi book: (George), by E. L. Konigsberg.

This book is kinda a fascinatingly weird artifact; it's a children's book from 1970, so before Sybil, and before the whole "multiplicity is caused by trauma" thing.  Hell, this book is older than the freakin' diagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder!  Back when this book was written, it was "Hysterical Neurosis, Dissociative Type."

But anyway, this book, true to the other Konigsberg books we've read, is a quiet, gently-paced story about this chemistry geek, Ben, the "little man who lives inside of him" named George, and Ben's little brother Howard, who knows about them both.  As Ben starts getting into middle school age, he starts having disagreements with George about a friend at school, and finally George, Ben, and Howard all have to join forces to set things right.

Spoilers and talk about the book behind the cut. )

Proof, I guess, that even before Sybil, the two conditions got confused a lot, enough to get on Konigsberg's nerves.
 
So yeah.  I'm not sure I'd recommend this book as being awesome or anything, but it's an odd, quirky little historical artifact that at least depicts a multi system who are pretty happy and better off as they are!  Worth a read, if you're curious, though be warned there is some mental health stuff in there that can be upsetting.  But nothing really bad happens to anyone, and everything turns out all right in the end.  This is a Konigsberg book, after all; even at their most intense, they have a quiet feeling to them.

HTML

Oct. 9th, 2017 05:57 pm
lb_lee: M.D. making a shocked, confused face (serious thought)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Inserting an indent into an HTML document is proving more complicated than I expected. O_o

--Sneak

PS from Mori: I'm positive there's some deeply elegant super-important reason that HTML seems to be moving towards longer and longer tags, but I'm tech-dumb and don't get why <strong> is superior to <b> or <p align="center"> is better than <center>.  Or why apparently you need CSS to do a simple thing like indent.

EDIT from Sneak: Okay!  I've pretty much finished overhauling healthymultiplicity.com!  There are still little bits and stuff I'd like to fix up, but for now, I've got everything how I want it! *flops* PHEW!  And now I eat a very late dinner and sleep!

October Patreon Poll

Oct. 6th, 2017 09:41 pm
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Hey everybody, it's that time again: time to vote for which story/s gets the Patreon money this month!  Unless anyone has any complaints, I'm instating a new rule for these: if a large story gets the vote, as in one that would be posted over the course of many months, that story will be what gets posted until it's completed.  I really don't feel like the whole "vote for each chunk" was working for anyone.

As always, anyone can vote, but patrons get double weight for their votes. If you'd like to be a patron and get bonus content, please consider joining up on Patreon! And if you want to see the blurbs for any of these stories, those are here! If you don't have a DW and so can't do the poll, that's okay; just leave your vote in the comments below; anon comments are turned on.

Which story gets the money? YOU CHOOSE, readers!

Poll #18903 October Story Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


Are you a Patreon patron?

View Answers

No
4 (57.1%)

Yes
3 (42.9%)

Which story/s gets posted this month? (pick one or two)

View Answers

The Shitty-Shitty Bang Bang Heist (Infinity Smashed)
2 (28.6%)

Style over Substance (Durable Medical Equipment)
3 (42.9%)

Incognito and the Crips with Capes (Battle the Universe)
3 (42.9%)

Starfishing
0 (0.0%)

Death, Will, and the Girl
0 (0.0%)

lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Number One and the United Dellan Coalition
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3000
Summary: M.D.'s older sister gets a new case, comes to Earth, and stays to hash out legalities with the US government and make everyone extremely uncomfortable.
Notes: This story was sponsored by the Patreon crew! It is also the formal introduction for Number One. You definitely want to read Electrical Girl and Airport Security first (which got the latter half rewritten, thus the delays. My apologies).


Number One Eldest Sister was meditating in her lead-walled chambers when she got the news that her sister had been found.

There was no question, of course, that she would be the one to make the retrieval. One’s failings had led to the loss in the first place; it was her responsibility to rectify her errors, and besides, in such situations it was always best to send someone the quarry trusted.

One had long since given her junior up for lost; it was a pleasant surprise to learn otherwise. “I’d be happy to do it,” she said, smiling. “When?”

The handler’s response was not ideal: “Now.” And with a rattle, a mission download came through her meal chute.
Read more... )

Airport Security (revised)

Oct. 4th, 2017 07:37 pm
lb_lee: A happy little brain with a bandage on it, surrounded by a circle and the words LB Lee. (Default)
[personal profile] lb_lee
Airport Security
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3000
Summary: M.D. makes it to the airport, meets a redheaded boy, and then reality unravels completely.
Notes: Some of you might be saying, “Wait, didn’t you post this before?” If so, yup, you got me.  The first version of this story was posted years back, before I charted things out, and it aged abysmally. So I back-tracked and rewrote the second half, and this is why Number One and the United Dellan Coalition is late.  Please accept my apologies.


Getting to the airport as an unaccompanied minor with a cat wasn’t nearly as difficult as I would’ve planned. It was about the only thing that went right for the next week and a half.

Read more... )
Page generated Oct. 18th, 2017 07:58 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios