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  1. I never heard of somebody blushing because of a squish. But it doesn’t seem implausible that this could happen. Sadly, there aren’t that many descriptions what squishes are like anyway (contrary to crushes).
  2. I recently tried a Nigori sake (Nigori Genshu)… really, really, really liked that taste. And how it looks, like clouds. New favorite alcoholic drink!! Had 20% ABV though, so it really packed a punch…
  3. Ok, I’m gonna rewrite this post … try to phrase it a bit nicer / friendlier. Romantic love is 100% irrelevant in really traditional cultural / religious backgrounds. Sexual commitment is the only thing that matters. If you love and trust your wife / husband that’s nice… but it’s not the deciding factor. We have to remember that marriages were usually arranged in the past, especially for people of higher status (Henry VIII – though certainly a bad man in many ways – his problem was that he was too much of a romantic). In modern times, since romance has such an exalted, celebrated status, it gets pushed by liberal or LGBT-affirming churches / religious groups. Which you may confuse with the really traditional religious groups. If you have a broad audience you can preach about love, including romantic love, but you simply cannot preach about sex (in some versions of paganism, esoteric Buddhism, etc. this may be acceptable, but they’re not mainstream). Now your last post clearly states what you’re looking for. Sadly I don’t have a helpful answer – but still it has nothing to do with a traditional cultural or religious backgrounds.
  4. PS: I’m a bit surprised … no reaction for Izana! Nobody knows this manga / anime? Cause we’re in an aro board. And while Izana isn’t aro what happens to them ihmo seems like a non-binary aro‘s worst nightmare. 😉
  5. Is it even possible to pose a more diffuse question?
  6. I don’t know what “sensual attraction” means in itself. It really kind of hints at romantic or sexual attraction, imho, and does not seem to be a neutral term. Do I feel sensual attraction when I hug my mum? The question itself sounds very strange … to put it mildly. Freud would have a field day with it.
  7. Very true! TPBM likes heavy metal.
  8. “The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” – Meister Eckhart “The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds.” – Georg Cantor “Mind: ‘Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, heat by convention, cold by convention, color by convention; but atoms and the void exist in truth.’ Senses: ‘Wretched mind, after receiving your knowledge from us, do you try to overthrow us? Your victory is your own fall.’ ” – Democritus “Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” – Simone Weil
  9. Yeah, that’s the question. What is ethnicity? Obviously it’s not really your DNA. Your ethnicity is nowhere encoded in your DNA (like your blood type is). Sure, common ancestry is often regarded as an aspect of ethnicity… but that works only to a point. In reality, it’s fluid, populations get mixed up all the time… so usually the rest like culture, language, etc. is thought to play a major role. Now, in China you can encounter some people who I’d say look more or less white (could pass as Eastern European), who to my surprise (I admit my naivety) speak Chinese and eat with chopsticks. Now this is kind of puzzling for an outsider and so I guess if I’m not informed about ethnic issues of a country, I’d rather prefer to just think in (a) nationality and (b) language, which in this case absolutely would be (a) Chinese, (b) Chinese. The problem is that ethnicity is kind of a self-identification to a degree, but you’re also categorized as belonging to an ethnicity by others. I mean even Geert Wilders, the Dutch right-wing politician, ironically has some Indonesian roots. Obviously he still very, very, very strongly identifies as Dutch.
  10. Yummm!!! Pink dragon fruit smoothie?
  11. Non-assassin! 😃 It’s really an aro stereotype, but it would have its upsides if it were real… “Cupid’s arrow? Try my poisoned blade instead… No time for amatonormativity!” (Image: Battle for Wesnoth assassin)
  12. ?? certainly aro isn’t LGBT, which is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. So it’s part of LGBTQ by virtue of being queer. And heterosexual isn’t LGBTQ… that should be obvious?
  13. Vegan Indian samosas, with chickpea filling. 😋 Yeah, there are many variations which can make quite a difference. I liked the ones I encountered in Czechia, called palačinka, with walnuts and chocolate sauce. I also like the (vegan) pancakes my uncle makes, who is from the U.S.. He uses a wheat flour and corn meal mix, I think. And those are very thick in comparison!
  14. Owl (parakeets and owls are birds, no letters shared)
  15. Let’s combine our Word Association and Word Dissociation threads. Rules: There are two options: either reply with a word that is associated in meaning but the word itself is dissimilar. E. g. fish => water: fish swim in water, “fish” and “water” share no letters or far removed in meaning, but the word itself is similar: E.g. penguin => ennui: disassociated, but share nearly all letters. Starting with: parachute
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