Question of the Week: September 5th, 2017.

What’s your favorite book/movie/webcomic/etc with one or more officially asexual characters?

I know this is a cliched question, but I’m still really curious, and I think sharing resources and representation are always valuable. Mine are ‘This song is (not) for you’ about two allo kids and an ace kid in a band, and about how they manage their deepening friendships and various attractions. The other is ‘Tash hearts Tolstoy’ about a group of friends who produce a youtube adaptation of Anna Karenina. The main character is a heteroromantic ace, so a lot of the plot is about how her sexuality affects her friendships and love interest.

I’m also VERY excited for Mackenzi Lee’s next novel, which will feature a SUPER KICK ARSE surgeon/pirate woman who is *probably* ace. The author has not confirmed for sure (bc spoilers :p), but there is some very ace relatable content in the first book Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I didn’t *actually* enjoy that book, because I found the two main characters constantly pining for each others bodies extremely off putting, but I think the sequel will be spectacular.

What are your favourite ace characters? I specified canon ace bc (spoilers) next fortnight’s question will be who do you headcanon as ace.

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Astarlia is proud of herself for only having volunteered for..... okay if you have to stop and count it's probably too many things isn't it? She is passionate about nerd culture, disability and mental health, alternative relationships, sexuality, and young adult fiction.
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5 Responses to Question of the Week: September 5th, 2017.

  1. Cracticus says:

    I’m really enjoying the Heartless and Otherworldly webcomics. I also really like Nwain, an animated webcomic. While the author has stated the main character is grey-A, this hasn’t come up in the story yet.

  2. I have been watching Shadowhunters a new TV show based on Cassandra Clare’s books as I hadn’t read the books I didn’t realise but one of the vampire characters Raphael stated that he was asexual and had always been so. I was really pleased that a show aimed at younger people featured an asexual character.

  3. Ettina says:

    Heartless would be my favourite right now.

  4. Seth says:

    You’re asking about works of fiction in the title, but characters in the text, and those are two very different questions. I mean, my favorite work of fiction with a canon ace is Worm, but not for the ace representation. It’s just my favorite book, period, and happens to have one supporting character who is canonically ace, which is mentioned exactly once in the entire insanely long novel. On the other hand, I don’t have a definite answer to the question of who my favorite canon aces are.

    • Seth says:

      … Unless we’re counting Sera from my favorite webcomic, Serenity Rose – it’s a major plot point that she’s only ever been sexually attracted to one person, but it’s never made clear how she identifies. She’s… borderline canon.

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