oh wow! that's really neat! i'm really glad to see representation, both good and bad characters, in media!
yea except that character isn't ace they're gay coded bc they've acted flamboyantly and turned down people of the other binary gender before so please don't steal our characters. and if they're not gay they're straight bc they've never shown interest in dating anyone!! don't make things up it's just sad :))
I love how Riverdale basically said “fuck you, asexual representation don’t matter” and tumblr is acting like everything is ok, but if was a character with other canon sexuality turned into straight people would be freaking out
mistreats their one (1) black main cast member and barely gives her screen time and character development (Josie)
side lines their one (1) canonically gay character (who is a token stereotype character anyway) and gives the character little to no on screen development (Kevin)
white washes kj apa, he’s half samoan but because he’s ~white passing~ the writers don’t acknowledge that (Archie)
didn’t acknowledge a canon asexual character, there by robbing the ace community of rare and much needed representation - there will probably be a flippant comment in season 2 where they back pedal on this and make him canonically asexual, which is gross as his sexuality should’ve been confirmed early on. ace kids need that rep and they deserve it. (Jughead) (before you few crazed stans come for me on this one like ‘omg!1;1!1!1! just because he’s dating bets (but i wish he was dating me XD) doesn’t mean he isn’t acesexywalls’, know that i myself am asexual and i will literally fuck u up)
qu**r baits the fuck out of beronica, then has betty end up with someone she has no chemistry with at all because no sorry they’re totally straight :))))
so yeah, get the fuck out of my face with that diverse shit and let me be angry at all this wasted potential.
I don’t get crushes. I just – found her interesting! It’s a friendship crush, if anything. What drives a woman to dress up like a burger and encourage others to eat them? And why did I never think of doing that first?
Aromantic Asexual Forsythe “Jughead” Pendleton Jones III || requested by anon
P.S. special thanks to the most wonderful @kirayukimuras !! you’re the BEST!
I love Jughead’s exasperation as he tries to explain his asexual “crush”. I’ve been there too buddy… I am addicted to drawing this guy and experimenting some more with a graphic style verses my usual level of detail. Hopefully more to come, possibly even a little animation ;) stay tuned!