If you’ve paid attention to posts around this site, or on my various online profiles, you may have seen mention of a man named Alastair– Alastair Lance Vanemar, A. L. Vanemar, etc.
Alastair is another name for Lask, both of which are stand-ins or approximations of this entity’s “true name.” At home, we call him Lask.
Lask is most likely one of two things:
A) an alternate personality, delusion, or hallucination of my ill brain
B) an external spiritual entity that I am capable of perceiving
*There is evidence for both of these possibilities. Choose whichever you like. The truth doesn’t matter as much as you think it does.
In general, Lask is kind, intelligent, funny, gentle, protective, and brave. He is a positive influence in my life, and in the life of our family. He gives good advice, makes an excellent friend or partner, and has likely saved my life on more than one occasion. Therefore:
If B, then it seems only right to include him, speak respectfully of him, and treat him with the same kindness and care we would another person.
If A, then he is another part of my brain, and one that’s capable of jacking up my life A LOT, so it behooves everyone to keep him healthy, happy, and safe. Too, if this is the case, he can be used as a mirror or early warning sign of my own mental health.
Regardless, I (Elanor) find it easiest and most practical to refer to Lask as an external entity, and grant him what autonomy I can. This includes his own social media accounts, game accounts, and other online presences, as well as his name on my P.O. Box, various articles of clothing that are “his,” etc. Lask is happiest when he has the acceptance and support of his family and friends. He always needs more friends, so if you are interested in interacting with him, you can reach him in one of the following ways:
firstname.lastname@example.org – for private messages, inquiries, and ongoing conversations
Facebook – aside from email, this is the fastest way to reach him. Alastair also helps administrate the UCFW Facebook page and the UCFW website.
Pinterest – he isn’t too active here, but he does go through bursts of enjoying the pretty pictures
Thoughts of Alastair – this is Lask’s personal site, which he uses for posts, compositions, or other things that interest him, which don’t fit or masquerade as well on E. H. Kindred’s platforms. He is not particularly active here either.