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  1. This reminds me a lot of a topic that's been coming up frequently on the Discord lately--overall, expressing one's emotions in any nonstandard way, or expressing nonstandard emotions in general, is considered forbidden by society, and I think that's the root of a lot of problems in a lot of areas. It's like you're only allowed to talk about your emotions if you're a 14-year-old on Tumblr who listens to Evanescence, or a cis woman on her period who's crying into a box of chocolate--and both of those stereotypes are ridiculed to within an inch of their lives specifically because "haha, look at t
  2. Finally got a chance to read something other than a webcomic for pleasure, and so I just finished Foundation (by Isaac Asimov) a couple of days ago--I've been lugging around the really nice omnibus of all three volumes of the trilogy on every trip I've taken since I got it, and only just now got around to reading it.
  3. I sometimes get this when I'm really far away from the friend in question--because of how my life works, generally I'm at least 1000 miles away from at least one of the 3 people I'm closest to for months at a time, so I really miss them and tend to think about them a lot to help with it.
  4. To be perfectly honest here, I'm inclined to side with you--this person doesn't sound like much of a friend at all if he's going to completely disrespect your boundaries like that, and if he can't own up to the fact that he was the one in the wrong, it might be time to rethink having him in your life because it's clear that he hasn't learned from his mistakes, and if he does have a crush on you he might try this sort of thing again. This might just be a bridge that you have to burn, so to speak. And if he tells everyone about it--what of it? You already appear to have a pretty stable friend gr
  5. To be perfectly honest, if I weren't romance-repulsed, dating someone for the express purpose of stealing their nice clothes is totally something I could see myself doing. I just have a weakness for really nice jackets, okay?
  6. I mean, both situations involve people being equally shortsighted, but mononormativity (...is that the word?) is I think somewhat less ingrained in most of society as a whole than amatonormativity. I don't think it's a stretch to say that more people are aware of the concept of open relationships and such than of aromanticism (and certainly, it's probably the case that the poly community is bigger and more well-known than the aro community), so it would possibly be more likely that they would call mononormativity out as BS than amatonormativity.
  7. I don't remember any romance in Repo!: The Genetic Opera. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, and TW for blood and gore and things, but it's one heck of an experience, to be sure.
  8. Yeah, I have seen some Things Go Down on AVEN when mods were away for even a few days. To the point where I had to tell people they were out of line, and I'm nowhere near being a mod there. There are certain subforums that, while in and of themselves they're perfectly wonderful and supportive places when you talk to the regulars, also tend to attract way more than their fair share of trolls sometimes (*cough*Gender Discussions*cough*). Which is a shame, because those are often the places where people go to get away from things like that.
  9. I just found a song that perfectly describes having an intense squish on someone. Enjoy:
  10. Not really any particular gender trends for me, but I do know that somehow, basically nobody whom I wind up being really, really close friends with is cis (my QPP is a trans guy and my other two best friends are a trans girl and a genderfluid person).
  11. *bursts into thread* DID SOMEONE SAY PODCASTS?!? Because do I have a podcast list for you. In no particular order: Welcome To Night Vale: Duh. It's the podcast gateway drug, and everyone knows it. I like to describe it as "HP Lovecraft plus Monty Python times Salvador Dali to the power of Nietzsche, and also gay". Just trust me on this, it is 100% worth the hype. Wolf 359: It starts off as your run-of-the-mill sci-fi story, and then...Things start Happening. There are some truly fantastic character moments sprinkled throughout, and plenty of "OH MY GOD THEY DID NOT JUST DO THAT" to
  12. I don't read all that much poetry anymore (don't have the time for it, like most other literature, unfortunately--dang you, college), but I never really got into love poetry. I do quite like anti-love poetry, though: Spinster (Sylvia Plath): Now this particular girl During a ceremonious april walk With her latest suitor Found herself, of a sudden, intolerably struck By the birds' irregular babel And the leaves' litter. By this tumult afflicted, she Observed her lover's gestures unbalance the air, His gait stray uneven Through a rank wilderness of fern and flower; She judged p
  13. I've noticed this as well. People have asked me in the past whether it seems as though someone is romantically interested in them, and I'm always at a loss because...seriously? You're asking the aro this question??? I wouldn't know romantic interest if it walked up to me and tried to sell me a vacuum cleaner. On the other hand, I'm also a popular source of advice on how to break up with people, so.
  14. I guess it very much depends on how you approach relationships, because QPRs are very diverse--some are considered by the people to be in them "like dating without the romance", others are considered to be like the dynamic between siblings who aren't related to each other, others are like the kinds of best-friendships that everybody promises they'll have in grade school but few people ever really achieve, still others are like something else entirely. And all of those different kinds of relationship, while still being lumped into the category of QPRs, have radically different implications for
  15. Definitely Contact, by Carl Sagan. Sci-fi written by Carl Sagan is even better than you would expect it to be just on principle--it's just as magnificently written as his nonfiction, the premise is super interesting from both a scientific and societal standpoint (and especially the perspective of how those two facets interact, which it handles really well), and it basically captures everything that drew me into science in the first place in a really profound way. Just read it--you won't be disappointed. (You will, however, be disappointed if you watch the movie--it writes out half of the plot
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