Well, I wasn't going to put anything else up for Pride Month, but then long time Internet fam member, certified squid and sister in asexuality Sumi-Sprite
put a Pride meme up and I found myself unable to resist.
And before I go any further, I'll state for the record that if anyone reading this needs to talk about their LGBTQA+ issues, whatever they may be, both myself and Sumi are perfectly willing to talk about them.
1. What’s your gender?
2. What are your pronouns?
3. Is your family accepting?
I mean... yeah? The parents didn't raise a particular stink, but they didn't seem to entirely get it either. The sister accepts, if nothing else.
4. What do you wish you could tell your past self?
"Buddy, you are going to go through some shit,
but there is
a light at the end of this tunnel. Also you need to brush up on coding some more, trust me on this."
5. What is your sexuality?
I"m a demisexual, which means I'm attracted based on an emotional connection to a given potential partner, but I'm also attracted based on... hm, I guess the best word is aesthetic? How one looks, but I don't discriminate body types, if that makes sense. For example, I once beheld a woman decked out in a black jacket and pants and white shirt with close-cut, dyed red hair and my first coherent thought was "HOT DAMN!"
6. Favorite color?
Any shade of teal, but particularly that unique shade that features on Rosalina's dress.
7. Sun gay or moon gay?
Uh, not sure what this means, but likely Moon Gay.
8. When did you find out your sexuality?
Only about two years ago, when Pinterest introduced me to the concept of asexuality.
9. How was your day?
Sort of neutral, really. A bit cold, but this is an Australian June.
10. Do you have any gay friends?
Uh... I have a couple of ace friends? On the Internet? I don't know about anyone else, honestly...
11. What’s your favorite hobby?
It's a toss-up between writing and gaming, honestly.
12. Who’s the best gay icon in your opinion?
Insert typical ace response here: *Shrug*
13. which pride flags do you like the most design/color wise?
I kinda like them all. They each represent their respective prides quite accurately in my opinion.
14. are you openly out?
I mean, you can't be open about something that doesn't come up a lot. When it does come up, like now, I mention it if I feel like it, which I do in this instance. I'm with Sumi on this one; my orientation and the prerogative to share it is my business.
15. Are you comfortable with yourself?
Oh, yeah. I know who I am, and for the most part I like that person.
16. Bottom or top?
Neither of the two.
17. Femme or butch?
I... don't think I can answer this, because the previous answers have rendered this moot.
18. Do you bind?
That'd be a no. I have, however, read some fairly negative things about it.
19. Do you shave?
Yep. Beards itch like you wouldn't believe after two weeks.
20. If you could date anyone you wanted, who would it be?
I'd only date someone after I get to know them and like them enough to progress to that point.
21. Do you have a partner (s)?
22. Describe your partner (s)?
See previous question
23. Have you ever dated anyone of the same sex?
I mean, I'm not exactly closed off to the prospect, but I never really connected with any of the guys I knew. Never considered them friends, much less boyfriend material. I might be open to the prospect if I can connect with a guy and not get emotionally blue-balled by the pack instincts. As of yet, this has not happened.
24. Anyone of another sex?
25. Pastel gay or goth gay?
Totally Goth Gay.
26. Favorite dad in dream daddies?
Haven't played that.
27. Tell me a random fact about yourself?
Random Fact: I was attracted to NiGHTS before I knew what attraction was.
28. Do you own any pride flags/merch?
I don't but I want to. Like a shirt, or something.
29. Have you ever been to a pride parade?
No, I haven't. I was planning to go to a couple of years ago, maybe find a purple grey and black flag to tape to my wrists or tie round my neck like a cape, but it turned out getting to it required booking a flight, which is one of the few things I'm not ready to do without close parental guidance.
30. Any advice to someone who isn’t out or who is exploring themselves?
My principal advice would be this: Take your time. I'm still exploring the exact dimensions of my own orientation, finding out where the all the hidden rooms are and what button combination is required to access the Dragon Transformation Potion stockpile and whatnot, and everyone learns about this sort of thing at different speeds. Work on finding people who accept you for who or what you are; that's what lets you find out where you stand in relation to the world around you. And if you don't like it, change it. I'm not saying it's simple, or even easy, but you will find people who will support you, and you will find happiness with those people. And remember there is always a community at your back, one who has dealt with this shit before and will again, and will help you if you need it.
I'm usually content to let people continue these things if they want, but I am going to raise a shout-out to Miku-Nyan02
, fellow ace and one of the major people that helped me on the path to figuring this whole thing out.