I like Pokemon, art, webcomics, and trying to talk to others
just a heads up, if i ever weird you out on any level, too friendly, too flirty, anything at all, i encourage you to be very vocal towards me about it to make sure i dont continue to make you uncomfortable. i dont want anyone feeling like im not someone they can trust and be comfortable around.
I need more stories with characters that are blatantly, unapologetically aromantic or asexual. Or anywhere on the aro/ace-spectrums, really.
Not “This character hasn’t shown attraction to anyone so maybe they could be aro or ace.”
Not “These characters aren’t explicitly shown having sex, so for all we know it might be a celibate relationship.”
Not “The author said it in an interview but it isn’t stated in the work itself.”
Not “The work hints at it but doesn’t use the word itself so that heteronormative audiences won’t feel threatened by it.”
Not “The character is actually gay/bi/pan, but I’ll pretend they’re asexual because I don’t want to accept their sexuality.”
Not “I don’t want to ship this character with anybody else so I’ll say they’re asexual/aromantic so I can ignore them.”
Not “We needed a way to show the character was evil / heartless / stoic / aloof / inhuman / alien, so we made the character asexual/aromantic even though that’s a stereotype.”
I need stories where the aro-ness or ace-ness is so clear the audience can’t mistake it for anything else.
I need stories for which I can say “That character is aromantic/asexual!” and not have other people tell me I’m just making it up, or not acknowledging the character’s “real” orientation, or that it’s “just my interpretation.”
I JUST NEED TO WIN ONE MORE GAME DAMMIT