Author Archives: Sara K.

About Sara K.

Sara K. is an aromantic asexual from California who has previously lived in Taiwan. She blogs at the notes which do not fit, has previously been a contributor at Manga Bookshelf, and has written guest posts for Hacking Chinese. She enjoys reading, travel, live theatre, learning languages, and gardening.

We’re Bad at Understanding Behavior Based on What We’ve Never Experienced

This is for the January 2020 Carnival of Aces: “Conscious and Unconscious Difference” In articles describing people’s personal journeys towards identifying as ace, a common theme is ‘I thought other people around me were having sex mainly because of peer … Continue reading

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Ace Colors All Come from the Same Natural Dyes

This is a submission to the March 2019 Carnival of Aces “Symbols of Identity“. If you follow my personal blog, you may be aware that I have taken up natural fabric dyeing as a hobby. In fact, the very day … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Terms – and Why I Am Finding Them Less Useful

This post is for the May 2018 Carnival of Aces on “Nuance & Complexity.” The ace community is known for making new terms to describe various nuances of being ace. One would have to be extremely dedicated to keep track … Continue reading

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Ace Tropes: World of Ace (Wish Fulfillment Edition)

This is part of a series on tropes in fiction with ace characters. To link or follow this series, please use the “ace tropes” tag on this blog. “I’d say about two-thirds of the population of our planet are some … Continue reading

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Ace Tropes: Ace Ensemble (Wish Fulfilment Edition)

This is part of a series on tropes in fiction with ace characters. To link or follow this series, please use the “ace tropes” tag on this blog. “Let’s see here. Levar is demisexual, Nadia is aro ace, Julio is … Continue reading

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Ace Tropes: Revised Ace

This is part of a series on tropes in fiction with ace characters. To link or follow this series, please use the “ace tropes” tag on this blog. “I’m sure you’ve seen signs though. Animals naturally relax around you. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Ace Tropes: When Do I Tell Them I’m Ace?

This is part of a series on tropes in fiction with ace characters. To link or follow this series, please use the “ace tropes” tag on this blog. Abby knew what people had said about her in the past: that … Continue reading

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