I want to find all the aromantic people who feel bad about being aromantic and hug all the sadness out of them. I want to tell them, “You are human. Your love is just as good as romantic love. Your relationships are just as good as romantic relationships. Your life is just as good and it is not missing anything.”
There are too damn many aromantic folks who have been damaged by a culture that equated romance with being human.
Would be better if her name wasn’t Voodoo. Oh well, it’s a start.
If you’re not watching Sirens on Thursday nights at 10pm on USA, then you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the funniest shows out there right now — being that it’s co-created and executive produced by Denis Leary — but it’s also highly inclusive.
It centers on a team of Chicago EMTs, and focuses on the odd partnership of three men, Brian, who is the new guy, Johnny, a guy with a slow developing emotional range, and Hank, an African-American homosexual who defies all stereotypes the rest of popular media inflicts upon gay men. Their team is fleshed out in Cash, Voodoo, and Stats. And last night’s episode showed that Voodoo is asexual.
It took Brian from confusion and denial, to attempts to understand, and eventually wrapped it all around in a bow of acceptance. Brian went from the ideology that asexuals “just haven’t had proper sex,” to wanting to understand what asexual means — and failing — and finally all the way to realizing that sex isn’t what defines relationships, and that just being around Voodoo is enough for him.
Do yourselves a favor, and catch up on the episodes, and start tuning in Thursdays at 10.
"Umm, how can you be ‘semiaquatic’, you either are aquatic or you’re not. Don’t be greedy."
"So, I get that you’re a monotreme and everything, but do you identify more as a rodent or a bird?"
"Ugh, why do you have to be such a special snowflake. Do you and like…
Periodically we’re subjected to yet another round of debate about whether we ‘really’ need labels, usually with members of dominant social classes insisting that such a thing isn’t necessary, and arguing that we need to ‘move beyond labels (man),’ ‘like, they’re totally blocking up our ability to build a true and just world.’ The same kind of attitude lies at the root of the so-called…
destroy this “more than friends” bullshit
destroy this disgusting fucking idea that being in a romantic relationship is more important/closer than being in a platonic relationship
destroy the idea that friendships are less than romances
destroy the idea that you need to be romantically involved with someone if you want to be really close to them
i really think bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals should just form our own community “the not queer enough to be queer but not straight enough to be straight” community
as a demisexual panromantic i vote we have a pillowfort as our headquarters
I have a big bag of chocolate covered popcorn and a giant DVD collection I happened to find recently.
I’ll bring drinks