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  • Birthday 12/20/1999

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    Lindsay
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    Female
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    Canada
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    Student/Gallery Interpreter
  • Romanticism
    Aro
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  1. Naegleria fowleri

    Writing Thread

    I checked short stories and other because I tend to write half-novels that I get bored of and usually don't come back to, haha. (Is that prose? I think of prose as poetry without the rigid structure.) Also songs sometimes. For anyone who wants a platform for choose your own adventure stories (which I got into because I'm a nerd for the Lifeline games) Twine is a good one: http://twinery.org/
  2. Naegleria fowleri

    Anyone want to help me make a website?

    @Powder Thank you, I did notice part way through making the site that I was ending up with a very long list of definitions, which might do more harm than good for someone who is questioning. There are enough so called comprehensive lists out there that I decided that wasn't what I was going to try to accomplish. So instead I gave an introductory explanation to each topic, then chose enough definitions to represent almost everybody without heavy overlap. That being said, if anyone were to explain to me why I should include a certain orientation, I would certainly be open to it. I did include nonvirmina as one of the genders after you introduced us to it. I know it's difficult to try to sum up an orientation in a comment on a random website, but I would appreciate the effort, that is, if you're comfortable with it. Same goes for anyone else. What I'd like to create is a place where people of many orientations can have the same "A-ha" moment that I had when I came here. You know, things finally clicking into place. But I need help to make that happen. @SoulWolf Thanks for taking a look!
  3. Naegleria fowleri

    Anyone want to help me make a website?

    Finished! The site is split up into sections (aromantic spectrum, asexual spectrum, genders, etc) so it is easy to navigate. I would greatly appreciate it if you all could look it over and post comments about what your orientations feel like to you, personally. The purpose of this website is to give context to those wordsy definitions, so the more comments the better. I'm especially interested in hearing from anyone whose orientation does not get a lot of publicity (fluctuating identities, non-binary genders, varioriented attractions, etc) Here is the link: https://resourcery.wixsite.com/imquestioning . I posted under the asexual umbrella and the aromantic spectrum as samples. Thank you guys!
  4. Naegleria fowleri

    Early signs that you were aro

    Never understood why people used words like "cute" and "hot" when what they really meant was "good looking". Anyway, sometimes my Mom would find a certain actor on TV good looking and say, "Isn't he so hot?" or something to that effect. And 14ish-year-old me replied, "I don't know. I just think of boys as 'ugly' and 'not ugly'."
  5. Went to my first pride today! I volunteered with the pride group from my university and there was candy and food trucks so I guess it was pretty good time 😄. Someone complimented my aro pride shirt

  6. Naegleria fowleri

    how to reintegrate into the world as an aroace

    I honestly flip-flop between "Yeah! I'm aro and proud!" and "Romance looks so sweet! Why can't I just experience it positively, like normal people? Maybe I can conversion therapy myself into it." and I've known for months. Here's how I say, "I don't need romantic/sexual attraction! I have x, y and z," without feeling like I'm overcompensating. Sometimes I decide I'm destined for greater things. I'm still in my teens. I'm gonna be a doctor, or a writer, or a researcher, and the time I would spend dating would take away from my passion, my success. I also keep in mind that I don't have to live some kind of great life in order to justify my aro existence. I'm nice to my friends and family, and if I spend the rest of my life working at a children's museum (as I have so far), being part of a kid's fun day, that's enough. When I focus on what I am passionate about, I forget about what I'm supposed to be. I like parasites, kids, medicine, Netflix, video games, playing guitar, Michelle Branch's music, languages, reading, writing, cats, etc... Honestly, sometimes you just have to study something that fascinates you to stop your brain from hamster-wheeling. But I'm a nerd like that. Also, some people really want to understand! I had that experience booth-sitting at my university during aro-spec awareness week. I was handing out pamphlets and aero chocolates (pun alert), and I actually had one of my classmates come up to me in the cafeteria later (after reading the pamphlet) and asking me what more I could tell her about this, because she found this so interesting. So, perhaps some people wish they were cool like us 😄.
  7. Naegleria fowleri

    Aromantic Character Headcanons

    Lol so I guess my attempt at attaching images to this site was a bust (they looked like pictures before I hit submit), but anyway they're all just pictures of Louise saying stuff on the episode "Bob Actually". The quotes struck a chord with me, and I'm glad that even though she kisses him at the end (it turned out Rudy like liked someone else who stood him up, and she felt bad for him), the kiss is not all that romantic, and she proceeds to slap him and tells him never to tell anyone what just happened. Classic Louise.
  8. Naegleria fowleri

    Aromantic Character Headcanons

    I know she's only nine but please consider Louise Belcher from Bob's Burgers as aro-spec. "Rudy like likes me, sick!" "Why would Rudy do something like this? What kind of idiot like likes someone?" Tina: Wait, Rudy likes you? Louise: Yeah, unfortunately. Tina: Oh. Don't you like Rudy? Louise: No, not like that! We have a good thing going the way it is. We're buddies. (Sigh) There's gotta be a way I can stop this. "Look, no, I get it. We live in a commercial culture. Love is in the movies, it's in all the songs, but we don't have to be pawns in the game."
  9. Naegleria fowleri

    Aro.......but in the worst way (Song)

    Haha oh my God someone email Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and tell them it's okay they can accept themselves. (Jk, they've probably figured it out by now)
  10. Naegleria fowleri

    Aro/Queer Family Members?

    Canada, and my grandma's in her early sixties so I guess the people in question would have been born anywhere between the thirties and the fifties, ballpark? I don't really know, I didn't ask. I'm just very curious as to whether or not aromanticism has a genetic component, and to what extent that's the case, so I took careful note of this tidbit.
  11. Naegleria fowleri

    Aro/Queer Family Members?

    While trying to casually bring up the idea that, "I'm not really interested in dating or getting a boyfriend or any of that stuff," (and after being reassured that some people just aren't interested until later in life) my Grandma mentioned that a couple of her aunties never married. Of course I know never married doesn't = aromantic, but it was a time when most women were getting married. Hm. Also I suppose you could consider my father to be aromantic, but I don't know if brain damage related extreme social aversion truly counts. Does it?
  12. My aro pride shirt came today! I got it from this website if anyone wants to browse the garb:

     

    https://www.lookhuman.com/

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    2. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      i have one too, also quite big.  it has a heart filled with the flag stripes.  wearing it to my first pride on sunday!  i also got a maple leaf-shaped flag sticker for my laptop (i'm canadian).   

    3. Naegleria fowleri

      Naegleria fowleri

      Yay, another Canadian! I'm from BC, wondering why it's so darn hot this far north 😑. Have fun at your pride!

    4. aro_elise

      aro_elise

      thanks.  i hate the heat too, high twenties is too high.  i'm in toronto.

  13. Naegleria fowleri

    Aro-themed blog post

    Your work encourages me. I've also mulled over the idea of writing something about being aro, but I can never really decide how. I mean, whoever reads it may very well be learning about aromanticism for the first time. I want to portray it accurately, but not jargony or whiny, and of course I want people to be interested. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like no-one really wants to listen to this stuff. However, I have had a surprising number of interactions where people were pleasantly fascinated by us. I sat at a table at my university during aro-spec awareness week with pamphlets and aero chocolates, and a bunch of people were like, "Where can I learn more about this?" So our audience is out there, it's just easy to forget about them amidst all the love songs and stories. Anyway, good luck with your writing!
  14. Naegleria fowleri

    What is 'Squish', examples?

    @Falcon7 I never told any of my squishes, but don't let that stop you if that's what you want to do! I've had maybe 3 squishes, and one of them might have just been excitement over the fact that I met a boy and he was nice and he liked me (though once the flirty text compliments started happening I pretty much lost my enthusiasm altogether- part of that romance repulsion thing I didn't know about yet). The other two were on girls, and only one of the two knew I was aro; she would be the only person I'd consider telling. Just to avoid the whole wait, you have a crush on me? debacle. However, I kind of said it without saying it because when I asked for her number I told her I thought she was cool and that I would want to talk to her over the summer. I didn't go into graphic detail about how particularly friendly I felt around her, but I didn't really need to in order to spend more time with her.
  15. Naegleria fowleri

    What is 'Squish', examples?

    When I first encountered the term, I would have had no idea how to answer this question. My orientation was still up in the air and I couldn't really differentiate between close platonic and romantic, yada, yada. Now though I think I get it. You sort of get more excited about the person than you usually would about a friend. I met this one girl, and at first we were just acquaintances in a friends group. But she had some clever quips, just generally made me laugh and I was like man, what a cool person! I was excited to talk to her. I would go to the cafeteria at my university and hope she'd be there. I wouldn't be oh so disappointed if she wasn't though. I grew to particularly like the sound of her name and her voice. For me, the strength of a squish is more intense than casual friendship, but less intense than what I imagine (and what people have described) a crush to be. Like a friend-crush. Other times, there's a sort of nervousness when around the person, almost crush-like. All of my squishes have disappeared either out of boredom or time spent apart. Thankfully, they don't consume a large part of my mental capacity.
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