02/21/16

Arospec Week Roundup

Over the course of Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week I tweeted recommended fiction and blogs, and also wrote several blog posts.

Aroy recs 2016

Stone by me (poem)
Even Robots Learn by me (poem)
Zucchini by me (poem)
Tanith’s Sky by me (short story)
Autobiographical Story about A Hopeless Aromantic (Becoming Loveless) by Chekhov (comic)
An Aromantic’s Love Song to the Populace by Nico Bouvier (review) (poetry)
Supernormal Step by Michael Lee Lunsford (comic)
Shumatsu wa Kazoku by Nozomi Katsura (review) (novel, not in English)
The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (short story)

Aroy blogs and linkspams

How to be a better ally to aromantic people
October 2015 Carnival of Aces Round-Up (Aromanticism & The Aromantic Spectrum)
aroramblings
aromanticaardvark
amatonormative-moments
Teeny tiny linkspam on aromanticism
Teeny tiny linkspam on greyness
Teeny tiny linkspam on asexuality and relationships
Helpful answers

My Aroy posts

Me & Asexuality & Aromanticism
It’s Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week!
Aromanticism in Fiction Pt 1
Aromanticism in Fiction pt 2 – Q&A
Living Aro
I also think this post from last year is important to remind people of: guidelines, welcoming aro & ace, queer

I also started a list of free/online aro- and ace-spec fiction!

You can also see my collection of Acey Recs for Asexual Awareness Week.

11/1/15

Acey Recs 2015

For Asexual Awareness Week I’ve been recommending some ace/aro media on twitter. Here’s the collection.

The Hues by Alex Heberling (ongoing webcomic)
Oh THAT’s Why I’m Aro-Ace! by Puteri Hana (ongoing webcomic)
stone by me (poem)
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julie Sondra Decker (non-fiction)
The Occidental Bride by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (short story)
Ace Reads (tumblr) & Ace Reads (database) by agentaletha (reviews)
Nkásht íí by Darcie Little Badger (short story)
Asexual Artists run by Lauren Jankowski (interviews)

If you’d like to see what else was going on during Asexual Awareness Week, click here!

2013’s acey recs are here!
2014’s acey recs are here!

If you’re wondering why a particular acey story hasn’t been recommended, I either didn’t know of it, didn’t read it, didn’t like it, didn’t think it was ace/aro and/or didn’t think it suited my particular list. I’m always happy to be told about ace/aro stories and comics, though! I usually don’t have much time/energy for reading so it’s difficult to stumble across things on my own.

11/1/14

acey recs 2014

For Asexual Awareness Week I’ve been recommending some ace/aro media on twitter. Here’s the collection.

Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson (YA novel)
Midnight Ice Cream by Polenth Blake (short story)
14 Nights by Kristina Stipetic (completed webcomic)
How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps by A. Merc Rustad (short story)
Even Robots Learn by me (poem)
Shortpacked! by David Willis (webcomic)
The Bees Her Heart, The Hive Her Belly by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (short story)
Tanith’s Sky by me (short story)
Notes of an Asexual Muslim (blog)

2013’s acey recs are here!
2015’s acey recs are here!

The first story I ever saw with an explicitly asexual (human) character had her being replaced with a sexbot duplicate made without consent. It upset me so much and for YEARS it was the only ace story I knew of. I’m so pleased that I can now recommend several (and good) ace stories!

10/26/13

acey recs 2013

For Asexual Awareness Week I’ve been recommending some ace/aro media on twitter. Here’s the collection.

The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (short story)
Ignition Zero (webcomic)
Dust by Elizabeth Bear (novel) (n.b. the asexual relationship is also incestuous)
The Movement by Gail Simone (comic)
Selin That Has Grown in the Desert by Alex Dally MacFarlane (short story)
we come together we fall apart by Lisa Bradley (poem)
Zucchini by me (poem)
Asexual Agenda (blog)

2014’s acey recs are here!
2015’s acey recs are here!

I know these aren’t the standard recs you hear for asexual characters, but most of those are terrible, either only if you squint between the lines, negative portrayals or just plain terrible. 😐

When I was growing up all the characters who were like me were aliens, sociopaths, ill and broken, and it took me quite a few years to recover from the toxic headspace that had developed while I was figuring out what I was. It’s really nice now being able to read something and go, “Oh, we can be people too”.