Restored Carnival of Aces: “Fictional media with potentially asexual and/or aromantic themes”

The Carnival of Aces has been around for many years, and some of the blogs that have hosted carnivals have gone defunct.  In some cases, I’ve restored the archives by finding someone who reblogged the carnival, but in other cases I’ve had to use Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.  I’m mirroring three of them here, one each month.

November 2013: “Fictional media with potentially asexual and/or aromantic themes“, originally hosted by River Song Is Not My Role Model

This November I put out a call for submissions about fictional media (books, film, music) with potentially asexual and/or aromantic themes. I got several submissions.

Over at the Asexual Agenda, Siggy wrote ‘Representing asexual sex in fiction? A review of 14 Nights,’ which reviews the web comic 14 Nights and discusses its sexual/romantic relationship between two men, one of whom doesn’t like sex.

The Notes Which Do Not Fit wrote a post entitled ‘An Aromantic Reads Wuxia,’ about aromantic themes in wuxia fiction (Chinese martial arts novels, for those unfamiliar with the term).

I wrote a review of the novel Dealing With Dragons which discussed how the main character could easily read as an aromantic asexual, while over on tumblr sherlockandtheholmeboys created ‘Man delights not me, no, nor women neither (an ace playlist)‘ and ‘Someday (a romantic ace playlist)‘.

Blogs that host the carnivals aren’t the only ones that go defunct.  Sometimes the carnival submissions have been removed.  Although some of these may be found through Internet Archive, I have omitted them on the theory that the authors opted to remove them from our archives.

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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