Meet the Arcade System

FAQ

The Host

Talia ✨

The Fronters

Melody 🎵

Addie ☔

Colette 🚿

Hal 🌑

Potts ♟

Parker ✏

Lucy 🍃


The Hosts

We're the ones that handle day-to-day life.

talia

Talia ✨

About me

I'm the first alter Addie discovered when exploring her system in 2020, and am sort of the person she was protecting from the world. Of all of us, I have the most contiguous memory of our history. I take care of our social connections outside of work. I'm also the one that spends the most time in the body, so if you've ever met us out and about you probably met me.

Age/Pronouns

Body's age, she/her

Likes/Dislikes

+ Dancing
+ JRPGs
+ Making fun things
- Bothering other people with my problems

You've probably met me if...

If we're friends, you've already met me. Outside of work and social gatherings with people that we don't know, I'm usually the one that starts out in front.

Hit me up if you want to...

Be a friend! To be honest if you're reading this page we're already super friendly so uh, just keep doing what you're doing.

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The Fronters

We're the ones that help with day-to-day life. When it's not safe to be out and plural, we mask as one of the hosts. Outside of that, though, we're all super different!

Melody

Melody 🎵

About me

Trans tween and techie turbonerd. I came into the system when we were very young and spent a lot of time at my Mom's house. We had a computer there and I did so much QBasic programming, y'all. (I also made the site so of course I get top billing under this heading!)

Age/Pronouns

13, she/her

Likes/Dislikes

+ Programming
+ Building computers
+ Building toys, electronics kits, and anything that lets me make things
+ Makeup and pretty outfits
- Growing up a boy

You've probably met me if...

Any time you get us started on the nuts and bolts of tech, computers, or otherwise, you're talking right at me! I think I'm one one of the ones that does makeovers for other trans folk, too.

Hit me up if you want to...

Build cool stuff! I haven't been around since 1997 and coding is so much easier now. I want to get back into being a techie!

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addie

Addie ☔

About me

I became a part of the system in 2008 because we needed someone who could tackle the challenges of being trans (and being disowned for it) without breaking down. I took over hosting duties from Hal and proptly forgot the system existed until we rediscovered it in 2020. If you're talking to us at any event where we need to be social and easygoing with acquaintences and strangers, I'm the one usually fronting. I am here for good conversation and productive living. I'm also the anxious one, so that's fun. 😂

Age/Pronouns

Body's age, they/them

Likes/Dislikes

+ Politics
+ Complicated Games
+ Competency
- Taking breaks
- Dancing

You've probably met me if...

If we've ever interacted in a space where we don't know everybody, you're most likely dealing with me. Also if I'm getting really stuck in cold, emotionless debate mode, that's me too. I'm working on it.

Hit me up if you want to...

Talk politics or play some super complex board or video games!

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Colette

Colette 🚿

About me

I came to be in the system in our late teens when we realized we were very very trans. Did a lot of the initial exploration of gender for the system and went to school for part of our freshman year of college. I handle self-care for the system, both in chores and emotional health.

Age/Pronouns

Body's age, she/her

Likes/Dislikes

+ Cooking
+ Strutting to Showtunes
+ Playing piano and singing
+ Being a huge flirt
- Being reminded of a todo list
- Most video games

You've probably met me if...

If we've cooked for you, you have met me. And if we've talked showtunes at any point of time, that was me too. Also, if we've flirted with you, that's me and I'm not sorry I did it.

Hit me up if you want to...

Talk showtunes! Flirt! Talk cooking!

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Hal

Hal 🌑

About me

I performed masculininty for the system when we were younger. The last time I hosted for the system was when we went to an all-male college and I realized Colette was about to blow our cover with all her joy about being a girl. I protect the system from harm. Most of the anger of other system members comes to me, and I work to make sure we engage with it in a healthy way. I also coach the system toward self-improvement.

Age/Pronouns

25, he/him

Likes/Dislikes

+ Competitive games (fighters, FPS, etc)
+ Figuring out a problem and solving it
+ Delicious food
- Being ignored
- Pushing down our feelings
- Sharing too much information about the system with people we don't trust

You've probably met me if...

You went to college with us, honestly. I'm also the only one who likes competitive games like League of Legends or any fighting game. If we've suddenly grown stern and start trying to get to "the root of the problem", that's probably me too.

Hit me up if you want to...

Play fighting games or anything competitive. I'm also the only one in here that plays Overwatch, if that's your jam.

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Potts

Potts ♟

About me

I came into the system to keep everyone safe and separate from some very bad things that happened in a home we lived in. But I have good memories, too, and I try to focus on them instead! When the system gets overwhelmed I'm the one that steps in to comfort everyone. But over everything else I'm just here to be a kid!

Age/Pronouns

11, he/him

Likes/Dislikes

+ Super fun video games with friends
+ Coloring
+ Legos
+ Cartoons
+ Being a whimsical kid!
- Being a burden on the system because I'm a kid
- People yelling

You've probably met me if...

I only get to meet people that everyone else absolutely trusts.

Hit me up if you want to...

Do kid stuff. Play Minecraft or other fun co op games. But you have to ask permission from the hosts because they're fuddy duddies about it sometimes.

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Parker

Parker ✏

About me

I came into the system when we were getting in trouble for forgetting things all the time, which is sort of a hallmark of having DID. I picked up a lot of notetaking and memory skills to paper over the memory holes the system has. In an attempt to get time away from our family I picked up writing as a hobby, which let me have some nights where bad things weren't happening. I also hold onto some bad memories that the system isn't ready to deal with.

Age/Pronouns

15, any pronouns

Likes/Dislikes

+ Writing
+ Making music
+ Quiet nights alone
- Being accused of lying
- Yelling

You've probably met me if...

Anyone who has read the system's fiction has seen my work. When I front it's with very small, trusted groups.

Hit me up if you want to...

Read our fiction. Talk about notetaking and organization systems.

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Lucy

Lucy 🍃

About me

I'm from a very happy time in our life. That's all.

Age/Pronouns

9, she/her

Likes/Dislikes

+ Walks in the woods
+ Dolls
+ Puzzles
- Yelling

You've probably met me if...

You probably haven't met me at all but I'd like to meet you if that's okay!

Hit me up if you want to...

Take walks or work on jigsaw puzzles.

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The Others

We're the ones you will probably never meet becasue of trauma, not wanting to front, or other reasons.

Shepard

Shepard ♣

About me

I like biking, getting stuff done, and quiet nights outdoors.

Age/Pronouns

18, he/him

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Dropper

Dropper 💧

About me

I like stuffies and cartoons

Age/Pronouns

3, he/him

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Nettle

Nettle 🦊

About me

I like fast food and cartoons. Some bad things happened to me that we don't remember yet, and that's okay.

Age/Pronouns

9, he/him

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Missingno

Missingno

About me

I went to college and handled some things for the system. That's all I'm gonna say for now.

Age/Pronouns

21, he/him

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