Derek and Chris in I.E.D (405)

"This is actually kind of crazy. Talk about a weird thing. Rocky Raccoon is one of my favourite songs. For some reason, [the song] just fucking kills me. It’s pathetic; it destroys me. When the role of Rocket Raccoon came upon us, I was talking to James Gunn and I said, ‘I’m doing this movie now, and we’re always tripping on Rocky Raccoon. Isn’t it weird that I’m playing Rocket Raccoon?’ He told me that was the inspiration for the character, that song. I don’t know if that’s the truth, but it’s what he said, which if that’s the truth, it’s kind of insane.”

(via boxblocked)

mogai-archive:

aceflux: similar to genderflux in that how asexual you feel tends to flux in and out in intensity. some days you may feel apathetic toward sex, then others you might feel entirely sex-repulsed, and some days you’re just like sex? yeah. cool.  

aroflux: similar to genderflux in that how aromantic you feel tends to flux in and out in intensity. some days you may feel apathetic toward romance, then others you might feel entirely romance-repulsed, and some days you’re just like romance? yeah. cool. 

coined by: 

Except asexuality and aromanticism deal with not experiencing sexual and romantic attraction (respectively) not with how you feel about sex and romance. An asexual who is sex repulsed isn’t more asexual than an asexual who is sex favorable. Same with aromantics and romance. 

And I’d wager that people of all orientations probably experience some kind of fluctuation in their feelings for sex or romance at any given time.

(via aromanticaardvark)

theninjaemu:

Sums asexuality up in not confusing words (I do not own this picture) 

It’s a good idea to note though that this poster only applies to a specific set of asexuals, yet is framed in a way that assumes application to all asexuals, plus includes a misleading definition of asexuality. It completely erases aromantic asexuals, alloromantic asexuals who don’t do romance, and asexuals who do have sex. (along with asexuals who don’t like kissing or snuggling, asexuals who actually don’t feel as though they’re queer or straight, asexuals who may be incapable of love, etc…) 

Somebody hold me too close.
Somebody hurt me too deep.
Somebody sit in my chair,
And ruin my sleep,
And make me aware,
Of being alive.

Being alive.

cannibal-rainbow:

People on the asexual spectrum: If somebody claims that you have to identify as analloerotic or autosexual because you have a sex drive, don’t listen to them. They are full of bullshit and have no authority or right to police asexual people’s identities.

Esp because the only use of analloerotic anyway is in relation to research by Blanchard concerning people with gender dysphoria (and some questionable, imo, research about gd) from the late 80’s early nineties, or referencing said research. And usually only in a paraphilia or fetishism way. And Aggrawal (who’s most commonly brought up about it) only brings it up in a book about sex crimes and unusual sex practices, references Blanchard, and also defines asexuality as no sexual attraction earlier in the book (or in the glossary, can’t remember which). Any other mention of it I’ve seen so far is based on Blanchard’s work and tends to use things like “asexual/analloerotic” or “asexual or analloerotic”. So it’s all basically just flat out wrong and outdated.

deedlebrown:

asexual pride by jyoshikousei16

It’s a good idea to note though that this poster only applies to a specific set of asexuals, yet is framed in a way that assumes application to all asexuals, plus includes a misleading definition of asexuality. It completely erases aromantic asexuals, alloromantic asexuals who don’t do romance, and asexuals who do have sex. (along with asexuals who don’t like kissing or snuggling, asexuals who actually don’t feel as though they’re queer or straight, asexuals who may be incapable of love, etc…) 

(via deedlebrown)

cagefightingnun:

*snip*There are so many loopholes that I don’t even think they’re loopholes it’s just people searching for an identity that doesn’t really pertain to them. Idk sorry 

It’s not loopholes? It’s either (addressing what you’ve described):

a) “if you don’t experience sexual attraction initially towards people you are romantically attracted to I don’t think that that makes you asexual I think it just means that you don’t feel sexually attracted to everyone ever” … I assume you mean demisexuals…? (though it’s not romantic attraction it’s any deep emotional bond, aromantic demis exist). not asexuals, but included in the asexual spectrum as people who find the idea of asexuality useful, but not exactly right.

b) “  “yeah I’m asexual because sometimes I don’t feel sexually attracted to people or most of the time but like some people you know?” ” … grey-asexuals? same thing as with the demisexuals.

(some greys and demis use “asexual” as a catch all term or a simplification of their identity/orientation and this can lead to confusion… but generally if someone is talking about being “asexual” but feeling sexual attraction then they’re in the grey area and using asexual as an umbrella for whatever reason)

c) some asexuals (people who feel no sexual attraction) have sex because not everyone who does not ever experience sexual attraction is sex repulsed. some are indifferent towards sex. some are favorable towards sex. some have high sex drives that they deal with through various means. some have and enjoy sex for various reasons that are not sexual attraction. no sexual attraction =/= does not like sex for everyone (but there are many asexuals who feel that way. there are also non-asexual spectrum people who are repulsed by the idea of having sex with someone they’re not sexually attracted to).

Hope that clears up some confusion for you.

ambrena:

*snip*

Okay for allosexuality! So not asexual but not “non-asexual” either, like gray ace, demisexual etc? I’ll do the research. ^^

Yup. Allosexual is basically a one word way to basically say “people who are not asexual, grey-a, or demi.” or “people who are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, polysexual, pansexual, androsexual, gynosexual, or skilosexual.” (I think that’s all the major sexual orientations that aren’t ace spectrum). It came up as a replacement word for just saying “sexuals” (made non-asexual spectrum people uncomfortable/shamed/triggered/etc, and made some graces and demis feel left out, as they sometimes felt sexual attraction, and made some asexuals feel left out because some feel they are sexual, but still feel no sexual attraction) and it’s the word that’s stayed around the longest. 

ambrena:

odannygirl7:

ambrena:

Why more people don’t get that Merida from Brave is asexual?

I mean, look at this quote:

"Call off the gathering. Would that kill them? You’re the queen. You can just tell the lords the princess is not ready for this. In fact, she might not ever be ready fir this, so that’s that.

Because she might be aromantic and allosexual? Or a lesbian? Or any orientation and just not be into either marriage, or having a guy run things, or whatever?

Merida being asexual is a totally valid interpretation, but it’s not the only interpretation. 

asexuality  imo not wanting to be married off is way more of an aromantic thing anyway  or just a general independant lady kind of thing  not like a not being sexually attracted to people kind of thing but that’s me 

I agree, of course, but she could be asexual and aromantic, or asexual and homoromantic. I don’t really understand well yet what allosexuality is, but it could apply too. Same for the lesbian theory (but she doesn’t have even an hint of romance with anyone) or for the “she’s not into marriage stuff”.

And could we also appreciate the fact that Disney have at least two princesses who are not interested in marriage ? Not only Elsa but Merida too had this attitude, I can’t remember any other Disney princess so modern and it’s comforting ; but I’m also tired to see that people only remember Elsa.

 [edit] I’ve just read your tags too and yeah, rather aromantism than asexuality, true. I hadn’t think of that option. ^^

Allosexuality is any sexual orientation that isn’t in the asexual spectrum.

Yeah, I was just pointing out that there are other options, and that’s why people might not think that Merida is asexual. Because while she definitely could be, she could also be other things. And it’s important to not toss out other options. 

(and esp with the asexual vs aromantic thing… it’s not just you, a lot of people totally forget that aromantic is an option)

Disney totally needs to continue with this ‘romance/marriage isn’t necessary’ trend. 

ambrena:

Why more people don’t get that Merida from Brave is asexual?

I mean, look at this quote:

"Call off the gathering. Would that kill them? You’re the queen. You can just tell the lords the princess is not ready for this. In fact, she might not ever be ready fir this, so that’s that.

Because she might be aromantic and allosexual? Or a lesbian? Or any orientation and just not be into either marriage, or having a guy run things, or whatever?

Merida being asexual is a totally valid interpretation, but it’s not the only interpretation. 

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