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  1. I haven't stated outright that I'm Aromantic to my brothers, but I've said several romance non-comforming things; not wanting to marry for romantic reasons, not wanting to date, the whole bit. My brothers are chill with it. Though it's not surprising considering they're pretty chill with all my identities. The only other people in my family that are relatively close to my age are my cousins from my mom's side. Even then they're like 10+ years older than me. I don't interact with them much so there's no reason or point to come out to them or discuss much of anything.
  2. Wow I haven't been on here in a long while...

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    2. RedNeko


      Hi again. Don't worry, we still remember you :)

    3. omitef


      You're always welcome here. :icecream:

    4. Louis On Air

      Louis On Air

      Hey I took a hiatus too!

  3. Technically happened last night but someone very dear to me went out of his way to cheer me up and learn about pronouns/addressing pronouns and trans/nonbinary identities :^)
  4. I'm gonna focus on the good vibe songs that I've connected with rather than the more angsty-feelsey ones. Gold by Owl City Shooting Star by Owl City Gosh Adam Young in general...I've liked his music for a long while now. It's been with me through middle school, when Fireflies first gained popularity. His usual upbeat, catchy, and whimsical lyrics parted those metaphorical clouds that darkened my skies during rougher patches of my life. These two songs specifically speak to my creative and artsy side. It's basically him singing "don't let your muse die out! Keep creating!" which means a lot coming from an artist that actually gets the struggles of motivation. Gym Leader's Final Stand from Pokemon Black/White/Black2/White2 I have been a pokemon for approx. 17 years. This is my favorite game franchise by miles. I've never had a "too cool for Pokemon phase" and I see no future where I'm living without it. Its practically in my blood at this point. I very clearly remember the hype behind Black and White's release. And it didn't disappoint. I was engrossed in my White version. The headphones never came out during my first playthrough. This game was amazing because of how innovative it was, both in and out of battles. One of these new additions happened during battles with gym leaders, who are a big deal in the games. They test your skill, smarts, and power as a trainer. If you can't beat them, you can't move on. When their final Pokemon comes out, your heart stops, knowing that this is it. This is the last obstacles between you and victory. You have to make the most of it. One slip up could call the curtains for your team . And boy-oh-boy could a song ever embody all those feelings at once. All the joy, apprehension, exhilaration, and tension of the last minutes of a battle all wrapped up in this amazing yet short song. You've trained so hard and made it this far. There's no way you can stop now. I can't forget how my breath caught in my throat, my eyes widened, and this huge grin appeared on my face when I heard this song for the very first time. That was the moment that I knew for certain that Black/White were going to be good games. (and hey, they remain my favorite Pokemon games to this day!) (Hmmm...can you tell I love pokemon? I'm not sure I made that clear enough...heh heh)
  5. If you're looking for anime I 100% recommend Sakamoto Desu Ga? Its a comedy about a High School student in Japan who has a reputation for being really cool and suave. Sakamoto meets opposition, but he ends up fixing it perfectly (and in pretty over the top fashions). My favorite part about it is how he completely ignores all romantic gestures/turns it around so he doesn't have to deal with it (thusly, I 100% HC Sakamoto as aromantic). Like, I was literally in tears screaming "same" at certain parts Sakamoto dodged the affections of his admirers. There is a tad bit of romance between the main character and another, but it is endearing since it's a cute gay ship. I watch it over here at kissanime.
  6. Hahah, it's hard for me to think that way sometimes, especially in the tumblr-sphere. But that's a whole 'nother monster. In any case, thank you for the kind message, it means so much! [takes the hearts and runs] :^D
  7. I'd like to think I'm decently thick skinned. Years of being bullied and being an artist definitely contributed to that. I never thought being aromantic could as well. I guess, when thinking about it, it may have the opposite effect in some cases? Like when people comment on potential romantic relationships, "when are you getting married", things like that. For me particularly, I can easily shrug off rude for the sake of being rude criticisms, but when it comes to romantic stuff, I get a bit more sensitive. I'm pretty openly frustrated when anyone throws criticisms at that aspect of my life.
  8. My experience as an aroflux person certainly has me constantly questioning if I'm a "bad" aromantic person. Because I sometimes do experience some levels of romantic attraction, and sometimes for a long period of time (days, weeks...). There are days that falling in love sounds exciting, and how it'd be awesome to spend my life with a person or people the way a non-aromantic person does. It's a confusing experience. By the end of the day I'm probably feeling guilty and/or unworthy of the aromantic title.
  9. Completely agree with this! Each gen's pkmn has their ups and downs, but I find it kind of unfair to only callout the newer ones when they have plenty of intriguing trivia and lore attributed to them (See: The trivia section of any Pokemon's page on Bulbapedia). I mean, Vanillite's trivia is at least more expansive than, say, Geodude's. Not bad for an ice cream cone! Course, people can like what pokemon they want. I have no problem with it and am more than happy to celebrate someone's favorites! It's just a little community pet peeve of mine. :^) -- Someone on tumblr hypothesized that the starters' theme is circus performers, similar to how Kalos' starters were based around RPG classes: Chesnaught = Knight/warrior Delphox = Mage Greninja = Rouge/Ninja So the new starters would be: Rowlet = ringmaster Popplio = Clown Litten = Circus Lion I'm completely on board with this!
  10. [sticks my leg up in the air] nice

  11. In order from most liked to least liked: 1. Rowlet 2. Popplio 3. Litten 100% getting Rowlet but I will protect Popplio with my life. I lose a little bit of my soul every time I hear someone say Gamefreak is running out of ideas in regards to pokemon designs LMAO
  12. hooo HOO jimmy whetzel's streams are a wild ride

  13. All PDA annoys and disgusts me no matter the context. I can't really help that, it's very instinctual for me. But I'm trying really hard to develop patience, because not all of it is bad, as shown by your traffic light analogy. Does anyone else have that instinctual disgust and/or annoyance? It's something I really struggle with and I'd like to know if anyone has discovered a way to deal with it.
  14. When I was younger I'd flux between getting Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff on quizzes. The former is both weird and oddly satisfying because I didn't feel as if I fit the "Ravenclaw mold"--I had/still have a learning disability and wasn't good at learning or school. Nowadays I get Hufflepuff nine times out of ten. Most of my family is in Hufflepuff as well, the exception being my dad and brother #2, who are both in Ravenclaw. As for Percy Jackson, I took this quiz and got Hades. That's....interesting.Hades do you only ever have LGBTQ+ children LMAO I haven't read divergent nor do I plan to, so nothing there.
  15. @Nai Oooo you have one of the vocaloid games too? Sweet! Rhythm games look like so much fun, and I tell myself that if I were to ever get into them, I'd pick a Vocaloid one first. UTAU doesn't come in english/english translation? I vaguely remember it did but I'm probably wrong. Kudos to you though, for memorizing buttons!! Teto has a nice voice. Even though it sounds more robotic than your average vocaloid, I think it has something human-like trait in it that the vocaloids lack. I get that vibe from most UTAUs. It's probably due to the fact that they're voiced by average everyday people instead of professional singers and VAs I guess? I don't know. Hoo boy, I remember Honey. That was a vocaloid song I listened to pretty early on, too. 2008?? Aw geeze I'm getting flashbacks to middle school...those were some cringeworthy days for the vocaloid fandom. Hard to believe that was like a golden era for it. I don't even remember this fan version of Meiko's name. I know I used to really like her, even prefer her over Meiko, but I'm glad thats not the case now. Meiko got some voicebank updates and imo completely outshines this fan version by miles.
  16. @Nai Hachi and DECO*27 were my first finds! I actually made a very good friend after introducing them to Hachi!! We're still friends today and sometimes he mentions "hey remember when we bonded over Matryoshka?" which gives us a good laugh! We still love that song though! You have UTAU? Wow i'm jealous! I've always wanted to make an UTAU but I have a mac...and as far as I know the UTAU program for mac hasn't gotten much attention...
  17. I love love love vocaloid! V Flower, GUMI, and Nekomura Iroha are my favorites! Some of my all-time favorite songs are: - ECHO by Crusher-P feat. GUMI - Two Breaths Walking by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku (I've consistently liked this song since I discovered vocaloid in my tweens, so it has a special place in my heart) - Sea Lily Deep Sea Tale by n-buna Feat. Hatsune miku - The Forgotten Song by Natsu Feat. Hatsune Miku My favorite producers are: DECO*27, the late powapowa-P, and Hachi-P/Yonezu Kenshi I also listen to quite a lot of UTAU c:
  18. Yeah, it's like they asked "hey what are the kids listening too nowadays? Oh? Those songs? Hey...don't they still like dubstep? Ok hear me out but.....combine them." "Karen, that's brilliant. We're promoting you to PTA president next year."
  19. tfw you're an emotionless rock that struggles with creating ties w/ people but as soon as a fav YT posts LGBT+ support [[[SUPER SENTIMENTAL AND MUSY MODE,,,,,ACTIVATE]]]

  20. I get the most unrealistic squishes and it is a problem. They're actually akin to celebrity crushes, in a way? (That thought makes me laugh.) Anywho I have a huge squish on Yungtown. He's such a wonderful guy that produces equally wonderful content. 100% shaped like a great friend. One day I'll meet him at a con....one day....
  21. I experienced the wonders of Senior prom last year. It wasn't anything special or memorable. It actually really sucked. At least my school didn't enforce heteronormative standards. Two of my DFAB transguy friends went together, both in suits. I went without a date, and plenty of my friends did too, so that was nice. Oddly enough, my biggest complaint was that besides the limited food selection, the music choice was terrible. The playlist was composed of bizarre dubstep-esque remixes of the current hits on the radio...and exactly two slow songs: one of which was played when the King and Queen were announced, and another right after. So us common folk only had one slow song. I was really looking forward to dancing with my friends to the slow songs... So my best friend and I pretty much spent the whole night at our table, flicking little bits of paper into the tiny fancy candles that decorated the table. It was a waste of money and I regret going tbh.
  22. I love love love mint chocolate chip! The green kind is infinitely superior to the white kind! Just try and fight me on this. Though, I have to be very careful with how much I eat! Most of the time the chips have gluten/wheat and I'm gluten intolerant.
  23. How 2 deal with a friend getting out of a break up [that lasted like, less than a week]?

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