SilentShadows Posted October 18, 2022 Share Posted October 18, 2022 (edited) Hello my fellow aros and aro-spec folks! Got a question for y'all who enjoy writing/roleplaying... what's your experiences with romance in these types of media? For me, as a writer and an artist, I struggle to write anything related to romance. Closeness, or QPPs? Perfectly fine. I'm not asexual (only grey-ace), so I have no issue with... that side of things, but romance? Nope. My writing is part of how I finally came to an understanding that I was, in fact, aromantic. I would struggle, pretty consistently, with figuring out how to write romance. I read romance in books and other media, sure, but it always felt somewhat awkward, even if it wasn't rushed or probably made sense. The lead-up and tension was relatable, but the romantic feelings? Nah, not really. I've also struggled in roleplaying, too. I can't play characters that are alloromantic - it feels too strange and unnatural. Like I'm playing at a role I don't understand... which is pretty much the truth, haha. It can be alienating though, at times, as people love shipping and I just don't really get it. Closeness, QPPs, and friendships? Those are cool! But romance? Yeah... I don't really get it. So I'm curious! What are y'alls experiences? Are they the same, different, or somewhere in between? Edited October 18, 2022 by SilentShadows 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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