Question of the week: September 2nd, 2014

Is there anything you ever got into (hobbies, TV shows, music, etc.) because it was recommended by someone in the ace community?

I was already into webcomics before, but I didn’t read Supernormal Step until people recommended as a good comic with an asexual character.  I like the webcomic a lot, and think it is good independent of any asexual references.

About Siggy

Siggy is an ace activist based in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and has a Ph.D. in physics. He has another blog where he also talks about math, philosophy, godlessness, and social criticism. His other hobbies include board games and origami.
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5 Responses to Question of the week: September 2nd, 2014

  1. Seth says:

    Maaaaaaybe. Webcomics are a good example, but I read so many that I’m usually the one giving the recommendations (I had already headcanon’d Fiona as ace well before she came out and Supernormal Step became A Big Deal in the ace community overnight). It is possible that got into Tab Kimpton’s comics because of a link from the ace community, but I don’t remember for sure. I know I was previously aware of the existence of Khaos Komix, but didn’t actually read it until after I started following Shades of A.

  2. queenieofaces says:

    Several webcomics! Most notably Ignition Zero and Shades of A.

    Actually, some of my research interests were sparked by hanging out in ace communities and going, “Wait, there’s a lot of complex discussion of gender here, but in my field we’re still stuck in ‘gender means women’ mode; I SHOULD FIX THAT.”

  3. Carmilla DeWinter says:

    I don’t think I would’ve peeked at BBC Sherlock if not for the discussion hereabouts that predated the German release by months. I woulnd’t call myself a fangirl yet, but I love that series.

  4. GreyWanders says:

    I only read Girls with Slingshots (webcomic) and Quicksilver (book by R. J. Anderson) because they featured aces. Both are quite enjoyable.

  5. Isaac says:

    I started following BBC Sherlock and a webcomic because an asexual friend talk of them a lot, and I wouldn’t otherwise.

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