TODD AND DARREN SAID THIS ABOUT ACE!RAPHAEL: "Because he’s a vampire, Raphael doesn’t use current terminology to self-describe his sexuality. But if he did, he would refer to himself as a romantic asexual. We spent a morning with representatives from GLAAD and ACE Los Angeles, who shared their insight on the topic. Raphael is definitely romantically drawn to Isabelle and feels a deep emotional connection, he’s just not interested in sexual intimacy."
HOLY SHIT I didn’t know about this!!! I can’t believe they talked to GLAAD wow!!! I don’t really see how being a vampire is supposed to stop him from using the “terminology” tho, I mean come on Todd. Also it still looks like he was written as demiromantic to me, considering how this is the first time in his entire life that he feels this way about someone and it would take exactly something like a deep emotional connection for romatic feelings to develop in a demiromantic person so I wish they would explore aromanticism as well but I guess we can’t have it all *sigh* (I’m still hoping tho). Anyway I can’t believe this conversation is actually happening??? I mean these things are being said about a popular tv show and they actually did research on this and Todd finally learned the difference between “sexual” and “romantic”??? I mean this isn’t perfect but it’s real and they actually went there and wrote a canon asexual character, they Did That!!! We are so blessed, I can’t believe selling my soul for this show is really paying off :’)