Hartstead

hartstead
n. a stagn. an inhabited place; a settlement, city, town
n. an obsolete spelling of heartv. to help, support, benefit or assist
hartstead
n. a stagn. an inhabited place; a settlement, city, town
n. an obsolete spelling of heartv. to help, support, benefit or assist

To us, the name Hartstead represents both a cozy forest village and emotional support.

We are a multiple system of ~7 members. Body age 27. Living in New Zealand.

There is a subsystem of 3 that goes by The Pride (Rai, Rory, and Stone). This name appears on handles/media occasionally.

If you don't know who's fronting, use they/them pronouns please. (It's usually Rai anyway).

Our origin is unknown and investigation is not wanted. We're here, and that's all that really matters. No time for sysmeds or whatever. Our goal is not integration, it's harmony. We tried integration, it didn't go well.

Feel free to reach out and say hello.

Find us on plural.cafe - an instance of Mastodon

Content Warnings

Stuff we appreciate warnings for when you talk to us:

Self harm, suicide, rape/sexual assault, sex work, animal harm/death, and some bizarre specific ones: pancakes, Coheed & Cambria, Terry Pratchett

Stuff you can expect reading about around here:

Rai, Skyler: self harm, suicide
Pepper: sex work

A photo of a sleeping lioness.

Rai

Age27
PronounsThey/Them
IDNonbinary Lesbian
RoleHost/Original
Front FrequencyOften

Presumably the host and original occupant of this trainwreck. Been mentally ill for a while, presumably starting around age 9, judging by their first suicide attempt being at that age.

System became apparent around age 11, but imploded at age 16 following involuntary therapy. returned around 24. Diagnosed with double depression (dysthymia + major depressive disorder).

Is an adult with a job, a wife, and bills to pay, but still struggling with self harm, suicidal ideation, and aftereffects of an 11 year old trauma.

Likes: Lions, video games, fried chicken.
Dislikes: Lasagna, hot weather, monkeys

A photo of a circuit board.

Skyler

Age17/27
PronounsHe/Him
IDBi Guy
RoleReformed Persecutor?
Front FrequencySemi-Often

Skyler can fill this in himself later. Part of the old system, the first one to come back.
Pls pick another colour, this is super hard to read kthxbai -rai

Likes: Video games, energy drinks, EDM, coding, learning
Dislikes: Short sleeves, being outside, cleaning up mental messes

A photo of a lion cub.

Rory

agecub
pronounsthey/them
idjust baby
rolelittle
front frequencysometimes

Rory is largely nonverbal and communicates mostly in pictures. If you ever just see a ton of emoji from us, they're probably at the controls. Here's a good quality meme of them.

likes: sleeping, sweet stuff, cream, being warm, cuddling
dislikes: cold, bitter things, pain

A photo of a storm cloud and lightning.
AgeAdult
PronounsHe/Him
IDBi guy and also a dragon
RoleNone
Front FrequencySemi-Infrequent

Storm can fill this in himself later. One of the old crew returned.

Likes: Spicy food, bottle caps, cats
Dislikes: ?

A photo of peppermint leaves.
AgeAdult
PronounsShe/Her
IDBi Woman
RoleTrauma Holder
Front FrequencyInfrequent

Pepper split from Rai while doing sex work - it was required to put on a pretty elaborate persona for it, pretending to be another person, another gender, with another personality.

Holds particular memories from that work.

Likes: Tattoos, tea and herbs, sex
Dislikes: ?

A photo of a stone lion statue.
AgeOld
PronounsThey/Them
IDA Statue
RoleSome sort of Protector?
Front FrequencyInfrequent

A literal stone statue of a lion. Speaks in very structured, verbose ways. Appears in order to try to calm the system down.

Likes: ?
Dislikes: ?

A photo of a dreary wetland.

I don't know why I give these fuckers a section, it's not like they're ever going to front to play nicely and talk to people.

In the old system, there was a subsystem of two identical people, Kage and Kagé (pronounced "cage" and "cah-gay"). One was a happy-go-lucky dork who loved fish and was afraid of the water. The other was dark and moody and whatever.

They're back, but they're some kind of horrible fused bog monster thing. They like cold and damp. They come up near front when we're on impulsive and ill-advised walks near water at night.