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boundaries 

- Fascists, gatekeepers, medicalists, bigots, and ableists: DNI and get fucked

- Virtual hugs are fine generally, though our individual preferences vary. Ask permission first!

- Don't boost our mh (-) or rel (-) posts. We're usually not thinking about post privacy when we're in those states but please consider them non-boostable.

- Flirting is fine with us if you're queer. We're polyam and Adelia has one partner. Flirting *could* lead to something but we're taking it reaaaal slow because fuck we've been through some shit okay?

- Ask permission before lewding at us. Some of us are ace. Some are gray ace. One or more of us is none of those things apparently? It's complicated. Just ask.

- We assume favouriting of negative posts without a clarifying reply to be acknowledgment and/or supportive, so don't be afraid to do so :)

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introduction, long 

Hi! We're the Alanae, a (likely traumagenic) plural system in a cute transfemmby wrapper. Sometimes we operate cohesively as Alana (she/they, chronologically 38) but a lot of the time we're a bit of a loose collective (there's others but this is likely who you'd hear from on this account):

- Adelia (she/they, 30) is shy, easily overwhelmed, a computer nerd, a futch momlike creature I guess.

- Dani (she, 25), is an excitable bubbly creative catgirl and loves meeting people and making music when she can.

- Mena (she, 20s?) is a badass bitch and will kick the ass of anyone who deserves it (or encourage you to).

- Lane (they/variable pronouns, age ???) is agender, kind of robotic, runs a lot of background system stuff, and tends to show up when things get overwhelming.

- Kade (he/they, 25-ish) is a femboy lifehacker.

We live smack-dab in the middle of South Carolina, which might not be the worst part of South Carolina as far as being any variety of queer is concerned but that's not really saying much :/

Professionally speaking we make administrative software for a university department. We used to say it wasn't challenging enough and then the burnout happened, so that's, uh, something we're dealing with.

We tend to take entirely too many selfies and if you happen to follow us (or someone who does and consistently boosts them) you'd likely see a lot of them lol

Anyways, nice to meet you! πŸ’œ πŸ’™

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the πŸ’œ πŸ’™ thing, plurality 

Okay since we're on a new account we're gonna explain this here so we can pin it.

On November 1, 2019, Adelia woke up instead of me (Alana) and I was essentially gone for over a year while Adelia and the others did their best to keep things together. Adelia decided that she would continue to use purple as her preferred colour for heart emojis like I had been doing.

In the meantime, Dani split off from Mena and eventually settled on using blue as her heart emoji colour. She also eventually became as frequent a fronter as Adelia and even became de facto host when Adelia became too broken to front anymore.

A little over a year after I disappeared, we finally fixed some issues, and then Adelia and Dani started feeling like they were blending most of the time, so they started using πŸ’œ πŸ’™ as their heart emoji choice. Then Lane, Mena, and Kade started swirling in too, and with that my sense of self came back, and I realised that I'm not a single headmate and I never was. I'm the confluence of all of us, the Delaneys, with Adelia and Dani as the "hearts", and that's why I/we use πŸ’œ πŸ’™ to represent myself/ourself now.

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our plurality and first-person pronouns 

We, as Alana, when we're feeling more cohesive, will use "I". Otherwise we'll use "we". Sometimes individuals will talk and use "I" and they may or may not sign their posts.

Basically what we're saying here is: Here there be pronoun fuckery. You've been warned.

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asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $60 for groceries and $80 for medical weed ($140 total)

i didn't get the 2nd and 3rd stimulus checks because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent to steal them. i tried doing my taxes but that got rejected, so i need to call the IRS when i have the energy and stamina

i've been trying to do freelance video editing and/or find a job as a video editor, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and catching covid is a major health risk for me

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

Dang it hasn't even been a week and my nail polish has a some huge chips. That's okay though. They were light blue with pink accent nails but the blue had this minty tinge to it and the pink had a brownish tinge and it just looks weird in a lot of lighting.

top surgery gfm, donation request +++ 

hey friends ive decided to finally peruse top surgery but i need some help :blobheartraccoon:

surgery itself costs $10,412.75 & isn't covered by insurance, on top of the cost of care & a place to stay the week post-op. if you're able to donate just a little it would mean the world to me <3

ik not everyone has money to spare & that’s okay! your safety should always come first! but pls boost so it can get in front of folks who can πŸ’—

gofundme.com/f/help-jude-get-s

Hi it's four in the morning and I'm still up because I'm doing sappy lesbian things

plural, cptsd 

Something triggered the fuck out of my cptsd for the past couple of days and we may have discovered a new persecutor in here :/

trauma talk 

Just saw things about RSD and imposter syndrome both being complex trauma. It really is trauma all the way down 😬

we talk about β€œimposter syndrome” a lot in our communities, but rarely does anyone explain that it’s actually a complex trauma reaction, like cPTSD

capitalism motivates employers to constantly play down our worth; and it winds up gaslighting us into thinking we don’t have value

there are a lot of reasons to be polyamorous but if we're being honest we all know the true reason: the secret desire to pilot a robot jaguar and form a giant mecha with all your partners

food, weird 

why does my bread have random spots where it tastes like laundry detergent?

(yuuup it's totally a newer mix. he fucked up the transition from the bagpipes to the caveman sections and now it's anticlimactic :/)

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(never mind that some of it is probably that Mike Oldfield *will not* leave the mix alone and thus there's like a million versions of it because he George Lucased the fuck out of it)

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Also I'm listening to it on new headphones and holy shit we've been listening to it on and off since the 80s and it I'm hearing new details in the mix we've never noticed.

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Just had the "we're old as fuck" realisation that Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield was released 48 years ago. It doesn't sound like something that's nearly 50 years old.

It had only been out for 9 years when we were born.

Never challenge Death to a pillow fight 

unless you're prepared to handle the Reaper cushions.

Climate change joke, polycule stuff 

I've found the cause of global warming: its my partners!

dealing with a really frustrating experience with medical gatekeeping regarding my trans child, would love to talk to other parents of trans kids about it

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