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  1. DeltaV

    Does aromanticism affect appearance?

    I like to look attractive, but then it still has to fit my personality. The saying is “better overdressed than underdressed” … well I also hate sticking out by being overdressed. I wouldn't call it more mature. What counts as “hygiene” today is just crazy, imho. Of course you submit to those standards, but we should seriously get more relaxed about it. I guess in 1930 someone smelly was like REALLY nasty… (antiperspirants back then was just something for women). Now today admitting that you just shower every other day is a major embarrassment. This hasn't anything to do with health. Nothing. And it harms the environment in such a stupid, unnecessary way. The fact that 1970s deodorants is still doing harm (via ozone depletion) is simply insane. Other environmental damage at least had a more important justification than “stinky armpits”. That's some seriously screwed up priorities. Personally, I prefer people who smell a bit funky to… skin cancer. Shaving is another issue. Shaving foam from a can + cartridge razors (or even worse: disposable razors) = I just can't. I use a safety razor and create my own lather from shaving soap. While using a safety razor takes some skill, everybody can use shaving soap or cream. There's no excuse for shaving foam cans, no excuse for disposable razors. They should be banned. I actually use Feather – extremely sharp. I only need two of those blades per week! Sweeny Todd style (straight razor) would be even better but I am too scared. (end of off-topic rant)
  2. DeltaV

    Art Thread

    @TheThing ok, thanks. I know the error message from the beginning of the Steve Jobs movie.
  3. DeltaV

    Aromanticism and Religion

    To answer the original post, I don't identify with a religion and I didn't really grew up in a religion. Aside from a few formalities of a Protestant Christian denomination. Confirmation was boring and it seems the pastor himself was either an atheist or sublimated his faith to the point it became evanescent. It felt more like an odd cultural thing to me. I agree with Aleister Crowley's last words “I'm perplexed” … so I'm probably a hard agnostic. IMHO reality is beyond human comprehension and the idea that the universe is fundamentally a mechanistic-materialistic entity is probably just another dead end (but at least it's useful ). Here is the other religion thread. Yes, I agree. Still, at least in my view, it's very normal for humans to believe things without evidence (whatever ‘evidence’ means anyway…e.g. is there ‘evidence’ that there are only five platonic solids?… ‘evidence’ for other minds?). They do it all the time. So I don't suffer from “moralized rationality”. It was mainly just genuine curiosity what motivates people to accept beliefs for which there isn't even a living tradition, as in neopaganism.
  4. DeltaV

    Art Thread

    @TheThing lol that error message, where did you get that?
  5. DeltaV

    Aromanticism and Religion

    Well, we already had a thread like this. Which turned nasty, because I said that I find it very weird that people genuinely worship Loki. That much should be allowed, right? 😌 Oh no… what did I say? Nothing, I said nothing, haha. I mean, in a way it's kind of cute: @Jot-Aro Kujo believes in many gods, @aro_elise in exactly one, @mythlady in none and we accept each other, very nice. The one thing that bugs me though is: the moment all those very different and hard-incompatible world views and religions do not boil down to (roughly) the same ethics… it's all over. So how does that work? Is it like “Yeah, maybe Loki listens to your prayers. Who can prove you wrong? But we damn sure know that Aquinas was wrong with his ethics!” …… Really? / hopefully that doesn't result in another flame-war. I tried to be very diplomatic!
  6. DeltaV

    Harmful Romance Movie Tropes

    “tv tropes: Oblivious to Love” I'd say Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan takes the cake. Casca / Guts from Berserk?
  7. lol 🦄 “How can you be so sure that I'm colorblind, eh? Green and red are hard to tell apart!”
  8. DeltaV

    am i aromantic?

    If we apply the “official” doctrine, having crushes indicates you can experience romantic attraction. So if they're indeed crushes, you are not aromantic. Your experience sounds like akoiromanticism. Now, those distinctions are very subtle and refined. IMHO what really counts is that your romantic feelings and motivation significantly differ from the majority in the sense of “something's lacking”. That means you're on the aromantic spectrum.
  9. DeltaV

    Aromanticism effect on social skills

    I don't think there's a causal influence except that there's this one big topic where you may feel stupid in conversations. Maybe there's a correlation? Asociality likely leads to poor social skills (though they are not the same). And the direction “asocial (which is not antisocial) → aromantic” is also plausible: (In my case, point 3 and point 4 partly apply, but not the rest. If I read about romance / sexuality of schizoids many of them come pretty close to what I feel. Btw, that schizoid person here seems really interesting and mysterious, I'd want to get to know her – good luck with that. ) So, I suspect that poor social skills in aromantics might (??) not be a negligible issue. Statistically because those correlations exist and aromanticism isn't very common (it's not like “alcoholism causes high blood pressure → if you have high blood pressure, you probably are an alcoholic”). And yeah, the bell curve of our super-scientific poll here is skewed in the direction of worse social skills! PS: to understand antisocial vs. asocial: (Lol, those comics… as cute as personality disorders can get! Contrary to aromanticism or asexuality I regard asociality as a negative trait: it's bad in certain circumstances, but still it's not something that defines someone as a “bad person”. Antisociality OTOH IMHO does.)
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    Writing Thread

    I tried to produce a poem with real versification in English, but I simply cannot do it. So then “free verse”, lol.
  11. Scared of our bad influence?
  12. Since you are 13, in this case “you are too young to know” is a valid answer for once. It is possible. It's normal to want something which is connected with happiness by society. Or maybe you genuinely want it – companionship and a family – even that's compatible with being aromantic.
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    Post something totally random

    … because MAYBE was aro. [this must have been one of the last ones – in the civilized world. But according to my research, still from this decade, 2012!]
  14. DeltaV

    Aromantic Character Headcanons

    I never met one in person. But according to the documentaries I've watched they seem like uptight, puritanical posers who are so arrogant that they don't even recognize the dark force when they literally sit above it!