this is not a box

anonymous asked:

I was on my way home when I saw the Box Ghost sadly muttering about not being scary. So I decided to scream bloody murder and run away. I looked over my shoulder as I turned the corner to see his face change from sadness to confusion and then the largest and happiest grin I'd ever seen split his face. I got hit in the face with a box though. #OnlyInAmityPark #HeLookedSoHappySoIGuessItWasWorthThePurpleEye

anonymous asked:

When I was 14, I noticed that I had already felt indifferent about sex. At that time, I had yet known about the asexuality term; I thought it was the norm so later on people keeping talking about sex seemed weird to me. Porn ads popped up almost every website I went and I didn't even bother to bat an eye. "Do you want to date this hot dude/girl?" "Fuck no. I just want to watch this episode of Naruto." 7 years later, I've found out my sexuality: Nothing changes. My aceness is stronger than ever.

It’s such a nice feeling to discover a term that describes you and just feel all those pieces from your past that you never quite understood suddenly click into place :D

-Dew

le-munchkine  asked:

Let's all agree that aphobia is largely an internet thing. I have never experienced it IRL in spite of living in a country where it's still very taboo and a little dangerous to be queer. The LGBTQA+ community here although underground is accepting and loving, and even other non-queer alloromantic friends of mine are accepting of me and asexuality in general. Aphobes are just pissbaby trolls with their own personal issues that they chose to let out on us. We are part of the community 100%

This is an admirable show of optimism but I absolutely disagree with it. Aphobia is absolutely a clear and present danger both on and offline and presents an undeniable threat to ace and aro people. Pretending that it does not, or that it is limited to exclusionists on the internet, is dangerous and prevents us from being able to fight aphobia.

To expand a little–first of all, this assumes that aphobia only exists in the form of exclusionist gatekeeping. That is not true–the overwhelming majority of aphobia is enacted by Straight people, and this is among the most dangerous forms as well. Indeed, this is precisely what makes the exclusionist gatekeeping forms of aphobia threatening–it is not simply that we are being excluded from a community where we belong, but that we are being excluded from the only safe haven and source of life-saving resources we have from the oppression and threat we face from Straight society.

[It is also worth noting that, no, we are not universally accepted in queer communities offline, either. I can speak to that from personal experience]

Aphobia is real, it is widespread, it is pervasive, it runs deep, it takes many forms, it is encouraged by Straight society, it is oppressive, it is killing us, and it must be fought at every turn. This is the bare truth of the matter. 

-Dew