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aussiekirkland

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About aussiekirkland

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  • Birthday 07/29/1997

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    Dee
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    She/her
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    Perth, Australia
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  1. How does one become a certified couch potato?

    1. Ace of Amethysts

      Ace of Amethysts

      By attending Couch Potato University, of course!

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    Romantic cities

    I haven't been travelling but I imagine when someone describes a "romantic city" it's because the scenery is very beautiful. That's the vibe I get from some of these European cities is that they're very beautiful in comparison to your average bustling modern city. I think what makes these cities beautiful is their historic roots (not taking down old buildings) and their touch with nature.
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    Sexual attraction as felt by aros

    I would have to agree. The only time I've ever been comfortable with sex was with someone I developed a deep friendship with first
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    Things you've never understood about romance

    I basically used that line when breaking up with an ex, though I backed it up with an explanation (that I wasn't attracted to him and it 100% wasn't his fault) and how much I appreciated his companionship
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    Sexual attraction as felt by aros

    Then you should watch the anime! It's Tanaka-kun Wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless) It's a slice of life about the laziest guy ever
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    Aromanticism and attachment styles

    I'm much the same. For most of my life I never got super close with anyone I met because people thought I was too weird (despite often trying to tone down the weirdness!) and I thought they were too normal. I didn't find myself compatible with anyone, friend wise; until year 12 and since then I've made a few real friends.
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    Aromanticism and attachment styles

    This quiz made more sense as I was able to approach it differently for each person. I still got preoccupied as my overall result, but it shows that my relationship with my mum is significantly healthier than my relationships with others. Name Anxiety Score Avoidance Score your mother or mother-like figure 1.33 1.50 your father or father-like figure 0.00 0.00 your romantic partner 4.00 2.50 your best friend 3.33 3.33
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    Aromanticism and attachment styles

    From observation I would say I'm the dismissive-avoidant type, however I don't see how being independent is the same as being avoidant? So I did the quiz and According to your questionnaire responses, your attachment-related anxiety score is 4.22, on a scale ranging from 1 (low anxiety) to 7 (high anxiety). Your attachment-related avoidance score is 3.17, on a scale ranging from 1 (low avoidance) to 7 (high avoidance). Also preoccupied people tend to have highly conflictual relationships. Although they are comfortable expressing their emotions, preoccupied individuals often experience a lot of negative emotions I would definitely agree with what this says in relation to my current relationship.
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    Sexual attraction as felt by aros

    @omitef I'm actually having consistent sexual relations with someone I'm not officially dating, and I see what you mean. We've actually been keeping it a secret from our friends so it's been weird going on a trip with everyone this week
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    Our attitudes to AVEN

    That was me the other day. I hadn't been on aven for months until I heard about that post. I guess drama is a guilty pleasure for me 😂 But really thats me with tumblr
  11. I was going to do the questionnaire but I'm honestly not sure how to answer it, since I was aro ace for a long time and recently developed an attraction/relationshippy thing with a girl. From what I can tell, most of these depend on your cultural context. If you live in a highly homophobic country you're going to get a far different result from someone who lives in say, the United States. Not only that, but the idea of straight passing privilege is often used as an excuse to be biphobic as well as discriminatory to a lot of other lesser known queer people, so I kind of hate it. I agree that it shouldn't be applied to aros, aces or anyone else who isn't actually straight.
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    Our attitudes to AVEN

    That is exactly what that thread felt like, punching down rather than punching up. It was pretty mean spirited, but a lot of aros invaded the thread with some lighthearted self deprecating jokes. Here's the thread in question
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    Our attitudes to AVEN

    This is what I wrote in response to the Annoying Things That Aromantics Say thread -- "Romantic attraction makes some people irrational and stupid, and they forget how to take care of themselves." - Me (mostly about my sister) "Romance culture is toxic and restrictive." - also me Wow I'm such an annoying aromantic haha
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    Discussion of femininity

    Actually it was recent, just over a year ago. That's why I couldn't believe it. My school was incredibly backwards though, given it was a religious private school.
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    Jughead and Aromantic Erasure

    I'm not sure whether this is the right place to put this thread but what are your opinions of this (rather long) post? Despite not having read the comic myself, posts like this really rub me the wrong way. It just seems like another romantic ace completely missing the point and yet again erasing aromantics altogether. Not to mention they make het aces out like the victims??? What are your thoughts?
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