This is part 4 of 4.
Onto the final chunk of questions… some of these are much more fun than the previous parts.
13. do you headcanon any characters as arospec?
Yes. More and more recently. Almost all of the characters I headcanon as asexual I see as on the aro spectrum? I just project a lot of myself onto those characters. It’s harder for me to really understand a fully romantic yet asexual mindset, so I tend to gravitate toward “but is there any way they could possibly be aro, at least aro-spectrum, instead?” and since the boundaries between aromanticism and alloromanticism are so fuzzy, it basically always works, ESPECIALLY since I’m mainly in TV show fandoms where you don’t really know the characters’ thoughts.
I also interpret some characters as not ace at all, yet still aro. I see it in Oliver Queen on Arrow – maybe Sara Lance in Arrow & the spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow too, now that I think about it… although that’s a stretch but idk…. I could write long meta about how it’d work.
Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds works well for me as aromantic and happily childfree, at least prior to his final season as a star on the show…
There are certainly more but we can chat on tumblr if you want to talk fandom…
14. are you a cartoon or reality tv aro?
UH… Neither? Probably Cartoon. I’ve watched small amounts of both in my adult life, probably more Cartoons though.
15. are you an classical music aro or pop music aro?
Pop music is certainly my jam, not that I have anything against classical…
Speaking of, I’ve been thinking of starting a regular series of analyzing lyrics in popular songs, or maybe just any song I hear on TV shows or that I downloaded from iTunes or Amazon for whatever reason… from the perspective of amatonormativity and compulsory sexuality and how ace and/or aro friendly it is, or… more often, isn’t… 😛 Would any of my blog readers be into that? Idk. It’s sort of a temptation I’ve been having for a few months now though.
16. are you a novel or comic book aro?
Uh… I guess novels. But not much of anything lately. I could see myself getting more into comics, graphic novels, even webcomics but I just haven’t yet. I’m not really either.
17. are you a succulent person or flower aro?
Another tough one for me… I’m gonna say flowers. ✿
18. are you an introverted or extroverted aro?
I’m an ambivert. I tend to get introvert as my result on personality tests, but I’m way more extroverted than most introverts I come across, especially in ace spaces. I think I’ve grown less introverted in recent years too.
19. are you a rainy or sunny day aro?
Rainy… although maybe this side of me is changing with time too, idk? 😄 I think I am finally an adult with a surprising number of practical concerns where rain can interfere… and rain frizzes my hair… it’s not the best for driving or walking in, recording podcasts or podfics in even when indoors the noise gets picked up, etc… so I don’t like rainy days like I once did.
20. are you a stay home or go out aro?
My addiction to fandom means stay in… I enjoy going out quite a lot though… hence my torn ambivert tendencies, perhaps… 😄 Lol I’m both. If I had to pick though maybe stay in. Go out is too vague. Certain types of going out are no fun.
21. are you a dog or cat person aro?
Neither. Not a pet person. Can I pick fish? Turtle? Idk lol. Okay but if I had to choose I strongly prefer cats to dogs, especially like… at other people’s houses. I don’t really want to own a pet but this is a place I’d compromise if my partner wanted one… I could possibly even learn to like dogs more…
22. are you a mermaid or dragon aro?
Ooo there’s mermaid aros? I like it. 😄 Both are cool. I’ve probably consumed much more fiction with dragons but idk, The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie growing up… I think mermaids are more feminine and I have always kinda been a girly girl? I gravitate toward the more feminine choice. (see my flower answer above lol.)
23. are you an early riser or night owl aro?
Night owl. Definitely.
24. are you a harry potter or percy jackson aro?
Harry Potter. 😉
25. are you a sweater or t-shirt aro?
Uh… Idk? T-shirt, maybe. But lately probably more Sweater. But over my lifetime, t-shirt definitely?
26. do you own any aro pride stuff (t-shirts, stickers, ect)?
No. Wouldn’t be opposed to one day! For now barely acquiring ace related pride stuff… idk. I do identify more surely as ace, it’s the stronger part of my identity.
27. do you want a romantic relationship?
No… but whether I’m already in one without intending to be is another question? 😄 Lol. I’m in a queerplatonic relationship. But is it really not romantic. I. mean. Uh… We will see what happens. I don’t think I want to call it romantic. Ever. But who knows how I’ll feel in a year. Also don’t want this partnership to ever end so I don’t really forsee needing to work this out with a different, future partner… but you know, if needed I will of course go back to the drawing table on this question. I am fairly sure the answer will always be no.
28. best part of being aro?
Being… compatible with my current queerplatonic partner? If I was waiting for romantic attraction to someone I probably wouldn’t have partnered with him, or if I felt those feelings for him he might not have wanted to be with me? And I’m really happy that we’re together. So life worked out, I guess. 😛
There’s lots of good things, idk what it’s like to not be me, so it’s a kinda weird question!!