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Ace Tropes: Revised Ace

“I’m sure you’ve seen signs though. Animals naturally relax around you. Sometimes it almost feels like you know what they’re thinking. A longing to run free. One hell of a libido. Am I getting warm?” Isis shifted her weight and … Continue reading

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Being vs Identifying as

This article is being cross-posted to my blog, A Trivial Knot. In modern philosophy, there is a thing called a performative speech act. That’s when you do things by saying things. For example if I say, “I apologize,” it is … Continue reading

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On being unrequited

Content warnings: mention of suicide in a fictional work, discussion of trauma messing with conceptions of the future and relationships, brief mention of abusive relationships (with no specifics), some crappy statements about the insufficiency of aces in relationships On a completely … Continue reading

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Doing it right. How Bojack Horseman worked with Ace LA

Bojack Horseman is a show that will not appeal to everyone’s tastes.  It’s a show about horrible people in depressing situations. The humour tends towards crass, and is often downright offensive.   It’s also getting a lot of great press at … Continue reading

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Some reflections on writing ace and aro LARP characters

As some of you may remember, I played New World Magischola (a Live Action Role Playing game set at a wizard college) last year.  Since then, I’ve played a couple of other LARPs (including the second semester of NWM).  At some point … 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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Ace Tropes: Cis-ace & Trans-allo Duo

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. Cisclaimer: this post was written by a cis person. [Note: Co-Co and … Continue reading

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