so lets talk about jake english
recent upd8: he talks about how he’s just gonna give up on romance and friendship entirely and live a lonely life and everyone is like “wow jake’s aro!!!”
i want more than anything for jake to be aromantic. seriously, i want everybody that boy is related to to be either aro or ace spectrum, or both. but, fact is, he’s not saying these things because he doesn’t want to be in romantic relationship. that is still possible, but it’s not the reason he’s going on like this.
he thinks he’s fucking up everyone’s lives and that he’s worthless. he thinks that staying out of his friends’ way, fighting and then fucking right off, is the best course of action. he thinks that if he stayed around, it would only make things worse for the people he loves.
honestly, being imprisoned and threatened by jane and being in that relationship with dirk fucked him up. he thinks he’s undeserving of their attentions now. he blames himself for everything that’s been done to him. even though the whole dirkjake thing wasn’t entirely dirk’s fault, jake thinks that he was the sole cause of their break up.
jake doesn’t feel worthy to even be around people anymore. he’s dropping deeper and deeper into a depression, and that’s why he’s saying these things. not because he suddenly realized he’s aro.
p.s. - that’s not what aromanticism is?? you don’t give up on being around everyone entirely. i mean i’m sure there are people who are nonamorous, but they still have friends, or even just acquaintances. they don’t completely block themselves off from human contact.