Tag Archives: aromanticism

Where are the horror stories?

Where, I wonder, are the stories of cis aro aces causing problems by being included in LGBT spaces? 

Has that happened?

I’m not sure how to reach ace-inclusion opponents for comment on this… which would probably be easier if I actually used tumblr, but even then — there’s not really a “LGBT allosexual” tag that everyone checks, is there?  How do you find these people, except for on those occasions when they dump their belligerent posts in the tumblr asexual tag?

I’m skeptical, and my position on the matter — see previous post — doesn’t hinge on it, but I don’t want to repeat their same mistakes by making assumptions.

All these concerns that ace-inclusion opponents have, those wouldn’t be purely hypothetical, would they?

Sing it with me

What shall we do with the drunken aro?

What shall we do with the drunken aro?

What shall we do with the drunken aro?

Early in the more-arguing-there’s-no-liminal-space-between-queer-orientations-and-straight-orientations.

Christianity and Growing up Gray-Ace

Sometimes I think about my experiences in the context of what other aces have been through and have to wonder why I turned out the way I did.

Though the pressures were there, it seems like other environmental factors, modern Christianity being one, formed a kind of buffer against them — not enough to make things a cakewalk, but enough to change the course of things away from how they could have gone.  I don’t want to cast it in too flattering a light, but at the same time, this post has to acknowledge its influence, for me at least, on why I don’t hate myself as much as I might have. Continue reading

A List of Terms of Affection

A compilation of ways to introduce people you care about, intended to be non-romance-specific and a little bit preposterous.

  • consort
  • familiar
  • accomplice
  • chaperone
  • copilot
  • deputy
  • emotion colleague
  • umbrella
  • standard-bearer
  • superfriend
  • the rad commrade
  • kindred spirit
  • soul twin
  • helicopter
  • shadow
  • confidant
  • fellow musketeer
  • the enemy of my enemies
  • sidekick
  • crony
  • running mate
  • champion
  • associate
  • live corollary
  • chum