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  • Birthday 11/20/1998

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  1. techno-trashcan

    Aromantic added to dictionary

    Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of!
  2. hey siri??? if some hypothetical aroace individual has never actually properly come out to someone throughout 4 years and now they've internalized so much fear about it that it's become a control issue and they don't know how to explicitly divulge this information to anyone? asking for a friend

    1. Naegleria fowleri

      Naegleria fowleri

      Baby steps? Perhaps they can start by telling someone online outside of Arocalypse, someone they'll never meet in real life (if this hasn't happened already). Then maybe they can mention to someone open-minded (a classmate, a coworker, a loose friend) that aromanticism/asexuality exists. Then work up to coming out to friends and/or family.


      You've got 835 friends on here rooting for you!

  3. hey happy pride month everyone! i love being aro and i love my friends

  4. techno-trashcan


    Yeah I honestly couldn't even read through this whole article because it just made me feel bad, like being asexual is something I'm going to resent when I'm 40 or whatever and feel like a monster for. Most of these people really don't seem aro to me.
  5. is the papo meme officially dead? do i need to change my profile pic or am i going to go down with this sinking ship??

    1. techno-trashcan


      i changed my pic you guys. it's the end of an era.

    2. Zemaddog


      It was good while it lasted

  6. hm. it's only the second week of summer vacation and i'm already getting bored. what do i do??????????

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    2. Magni


      oh mood....my sleep schedule is already more trash than normal lol

    3. Eklinaar


      Make more memes

    4. techno-trashcan



  7. techno-trashcan

    What Are You Listening To/Post A Song

    Apologies for the yelling towards the beginning and stuff, there's only live recordings of this right now, but I love this song with all my heart.
  8. several years ago, not long before i started identifying as aroace, my parents put up this archway/trellis/gate in our garden, and i was outside with one of my best friends one days when she said she could imagine me under that arch with a future boyfriend, and she said she had this mental image of the ideal boyfriend for me, though she couldn't really describe that image. i didn't have a mental image, and trying to conjure one up didn't really work. obvious aro moment.

    1. techno-trashcan


      update: i asked my friend about this, and she told me she'd forgotten about that until now, but said, "i think i was picturing some artsy white boy. it was a different time."


      my response? "gross."

  9. i literally have an aro side blog and yet i just reblog 99% of aro stuff onto my main. why am i like this

  10. in high school i had this blog where i would write about stuff and then send it to my friend group and in 2016 i EXPLICITLY outed myself in one of my posts (i literally told a significant portion of my aro/ace story and then outed myself!) and to this day 99% of the people who i used to send it to have no idea and i think that proves that most of them only pretended to read anything i wrote, or at least only vaguely paid attention to it

    1. techno-trashcan


      i can't believe i really did that. what was i thinking???

  11. pros of the semester being almost over:
    - semester is almost over
    - i can go home


    - drowning in final papers

    1. Jot-Aro Kujo

      Jot-Aro Kujo

      Good luck with your papers!!

    2. techno-trashcan
  12. techno-trashcan

    Intersectionality with aromanticism

    I mean, feminism, as a cop-out answer. In terms of philosophy, existentialism. At least in my experience. If you realize the traditional romance life narrative doesn't fit into your life, it's not that big of a cognitive leap to decide nothing is in the universe is inherently any certain way and you're free to pretty much do whatever you want.
  13. techno-trashcan

    Aro/Ace puns

    I've been using "arometer" for aromantic. Like "barometer"!
  14. also today in my adolescent literature class i had an epiphany: i've found myself relating to/projecting onto/even writing so many fewer female characters than male characters for multiple reasons, but there was one piece i was always missing: romance/falling in love/being motherly or nurturing are such INTEGRAL parts of so many narratives written for girls and women, even some held up as feminist icons, while there are many more male characters who either evade the romance narrative entirely or their personal narratives aren't totally centered around it.


    feminism has failed me! and that's the tea.

    1. Costati


      Yes exactly I have so many issues with that and especially that to counter-balance that every female character that I have are so opposed to romance and really independent and all when I don't have this issue with male character. Some of them aren't interest in romance but some are really romantic but it doesn't bother me as much. I'm so glad somebody noticed that.

  15. aro culture is constantly being a stepping stone for your "friends" until they find a romantic partner and decide they don't need you at all

    consequently, aro culture is having this happen to you so often that you get used to it and just assume you can never trust your friends

    1. Eklinaar


      Big, as the kids say, mood.

    2. Zorcodtoa


      Aro culture is being enlightened on this subject and realising why all your friends disappear over time when you're older. That and they die.