I see a bunch of posts saying if your asexuality or aromanticism is caused or influenced by trauma or mental illness or neurodiversity or something, it’s still valid.

I see a lot of posts saying asexuality isn’t something that needs to be cured, that a-spec people aren’t broken and don’t need to be fixed. That people are naturally born this way.

I also see a ton of posts telling everyone it’s ok if their labels change, that sexuality is fluid and identifying as something different before or after or now doesn’t invalidate the person’s orientation at any point. That if it’s useful for the person now, they can use it.

But I don’t see a lot of posts, actually basically none, that actually address the point where those things intersect.

If your asexuality or aromanticism is caused or influenced by something, your orientation is valid, and it doesn’t mean you couldn’t have been a-spec without it. Maybe you were born this way, maybe you were made this way, but no matter how you got here, you are still a wonderful valid person.

You are not broken if you do not feel you are.

It is also completely OK for you to feel like you are.

If you feel your orientation is something that is only temporary, because of mental illness or trauma, and you had labels you identified as before and want to identify as them again, you are so valid.

It is ok for you to think something broke and for you to want to repair or mend it. If you have a bowl because the top part of a clay vase broke, it’s ok to want a vase again. Kintsukuroi creates beautiful art out of broken pottery people mended.

It is also so ok for you to feel like some part of you is broken, and to want to let it remain that way. You don’t have to fix it. People make mosaics out of broken glass, and they are far more beautiful than the beer bottles they came from.

It’s also ok to not know how you feel about it. To feel like some days there is nothing wrong with you and other days to feel that part of you is just shattered shards of something else.

No matter what, you are valid and your experiences and feelings about your orientation are valid.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Trump admitting that he doesn’t pay taxes is not so great a blow to his campaign as we progressives think it is, because Trump isn’t pandering to us, he’s pandering to his base.

We like taxes: they keep the government running and support the organizations we like that provide safety nets for the vulnerable. But Trump is appealing to the people who actually like him, who are mostly conservatives.

There are two kinds of people who evade taxes: rich conservative assholes who don’t like paying taxes because how dare the rabble have any share in what they’ve rightfully stolen, and middle-class-to-poor conservative assholes who don’t like paying taxes because it’s an assault on their ~freedoms~ (or else they’ve been duped - usually through expensive seminars that promise to rid them of debt - into thinking that there is a valid legal argument to support them). The former tends to get away with it because they can hire accountants and such to find legal loopholes; the latter gets in violent standoffs with the IRS as “protest.”

There also tends to be a lot of overlap between tax protestors and other fringe conservative groups: freemen on the land, militia groups, survivalists, and the Loony Tunes that live just about half an hour away from my hometown. Or, you know, Trump’s base.

You think they care that Trump doesn’t pay his taxes? Of course they don’t. Rich people will just see him doing exactly the same thing they all do. Middle-class to poor people will admire him for doing what they’ve tried (and failed!) to do. He might alienate moderates, but what else is fucking new?

Fire Emblem – Skill themed asks!

Felt like doing some FE related asks so I put together this! Feel free to add more if you have any ideas!

  • Supportive – Who did you S-rank and why?
  • Misfortunate – Unluckiest moment in game?
  • Fancy Footwork – Singers or dancers?
  • Aching Blood – Did you name/forge any weapons? If so, what was your favorite name that you gave to a weapon?
  • Triple Threat – Swords, lances, or axes?
  • In Extremis – Clutch moment for you in game?
  • Perfectionist – Do you like to unlock/get every unit?
  • Vendetta – Is there a boss/chapter that you hate to go through every time you play?
  • Wary Fighter – Are you reckless or careful in your strategies?
  • Swap – Did you ever sacrifice a unit in order to save another?
  • Aptitude – Was FE easy for you when you started or was it difficult?
  • Rally Spectrum – What is your most favorite/preferred stat?
  • Galeforce – What was your most broken unit?
  • Aether- Favorite lord?
  • Armsthrift – Which weapon system do you like? Durability or no durability?
  • Rightful God – Favorite boss in the series?
  • Veteran – Which FE games have you played and what was your favorite?
  • Paragon – Was there a unit that you put extra effort into/ favored over others?
  • Quick Burn – Do you try to get through the game quickly or do you take your time?
  • Wildheart – Do you like using beast/laguz units?
  • Vow of Friendship – Do you reset if you lose units in battle?
  • Inspiring Song – Favorite song(s) from the series?

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Can I just say that I’m totally BLOWN AWAY by all the sweet messages I’ve gotten today? Thank you guys so much, omg. (๑•̥̥̥́ω•̀ू๑)

Also, a picture of my birthday cake! LOL, ofc I wrote about saigenos on it, bc I am utter trash for those two. X3 (The pic is actually from Monday, I’ve been eating it all week, lol) And when I went to Starbucks this morning to redeem my birthday reward and (try to) write on my next fic chapter, I caught a couple of birthday pokemon, and at the insistence of @onepunchkokoro, I renamed them with birthday-appropriate names, and will keep them (for now) even though they’re not the strongest in my pokedex. XD (I caught a lot more than those two, but they’re special bois.) And also, just a pic of twitter telling me happy birthday, lol. I like the balloons! ^^;

Anyway, thank you all again! I’m still working on writing! It’s going very slowly! I’m still gonna try to post something today, though! Hopefully! ^^;;;;

A veces necesitamos que alguien simplemente esté ahí. Sin solucionar nada, ni hacer nada en especial. Sólo para hacernos sentir que todo va a estar bien y que pase lo que pase tendremos su apoyo.