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positivepatton:

Ace adults deserve so much more love than they get.

You aren’t childish. Being asexual or on the ace spectrum isn’t just for teens. You can have a happy relationship, if you want one. Your sexual attraction or lack thereof does not determine your maturity.

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trendernepeta:

*does a sick fukin kickflip* uhh aroaces are allowed to be proud of their orientations! you’re ace? that’s so rad! you’re aro? that’s super groovy! you’re questioning? hell yeah, you funky lil human! you’re aroace? that’s hella wild!

Re-introducing Waterfall.social!

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dailypattondoodle:

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waterfall-social:

Six months ago, we launched our site. It was small, a few bugs here and there, but people liked it. Some of them stuck around, giving feedback and encouragement, and six months on, we’re proud to show it to you once more!

Developed solo over the course of six months, Waterfall is built from the ground up to provide a familiar, functional experience, focusing on creators and community, taking all the good bits from Tumblr and making them worth using, quickly becoming the fastest growing alternative over the last six months!

Waterfall is easy to use if you just want to blog and share neat stuff. If you’re an artist, Waterfall features a constantly evolving system to ensure that you’ll be credited for your
work. If you upload art, and someone tries to upload it later? It’s
automatically converted into a reblog of your original post. Someone
steals it anyway, or you see something that breaks the rules? Don’t worry – all
reports are manually reviewed, with an average response time so far of less than six hours from report to the content or blog being removed.

Perhaps most importantly, there’s no company behind Waterfall – it’s fully independent, with no shareholders to please. Just one guy and a couple volunteers keeping an eye on the content. This means no ads all over the place, and no decisions made to sell anything to you. Every single core feature of Waterfall is free, and will be forever, and we’ll never monetise your stuff.

The site is still in development, but we already have a ton of the most important features you could want!

  • Reblogs!
  • Sideblogs! Want to keep content seperate? Each has their own follows and likes list. You can also send asks from them instead of your main blog!
  • Have a blog dedicated to a certain focus as your main that you’ve gotten bored with? It’s easy to switch your main blog to another.
  • Works on mobile! The browser version has very few issues on mobile, and a dedicated app is under development.
  • Dashboard skins! Don’t like our colour scheme? Pick a different one. More are on the way, and you’ll soon be able to create your own.
  • Prevent personal posts from being reblogged just by adding a simple tag (#dnr or #do not reblog)!

  • Blocking! The system is constantly iterated on as workarounds are found.

Worried the staff aren’t active and don’t know what’s going on? Let’s put that to rest.

  • A community Discord! Find blogs, report bugs, and get help directly from the staff.
  • Manual report reviews! Your salad won’t be flagged for nudity.
  • Active
    staff and development team! Reports are usually reviewed and acted on
    in less than 6 hours hours, and bugs are fixed within an average of 36
    hours from report to resolution. Patch notes are transparent on what’s
    fixed, and the kind of reports we get are published every quarter (the
    latest one is here!)

And lastly…

  • Free and no wait list!

That’s not all! The site is still in heavy development, with the following slated to be added within the next two months:

  • Commission marketplace! Currently being tested amongst a handful of volunteer artists, you’ll be able to use us to find customers and, optionally, protection against scammers.

  • Frequent Images! Have a sprite or meme you use a lot? No need to keep reuploading it, the post editor will keep it handy for you.

  • Comments and drafts!

  • Queue overhaul! Don’t just post once per hour, control it down to the minute.

  • Pools! Follow an entire topic instead of just a blog.

  • Blog Themes! Select users are trying out the beta now.

  • Polls! No need to link to strawpoll anymore, it’ll be built in to the site.

  • Like the site? A Tumblr importer will be available in a matter of days.

Interested in trying Waterfall?
Our Terms of Service are here, our Privacy Policy here, and Community Guidelines here.

Feel free to check us out!

I set up a blog!

Unless it gets an app or I can get my laptop hooked up to the wifi, Imma just spread this around, cuz I’m having a panic attack trying to work it

I just signed up for this, and it has everything! I’m pretty impressed by it. ☺️

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atalana:

i think an important thing for people to understand, especially with the rise of gatekeeping in the community, is that labels are for personal use

and like, human sexuality and gender is complicated! most people don’t fit perfectly into their assigned box! but they still have the right to call themselves what makes them happiest!

attracted to like 98% women, 2% men, but still consider yourself bisexual? you’re right to do so, you’re still attracted to multiple genders!

attracted to 98% women, 2% men, but still wanna call yourself a lesbian? that’s a valid choice, you feel way more attracted to girls and that’s fine!

aro/ace but you had a crush one time? a lot of us do! you’re still aro/ace and don’t have to choose a different label if you don’t want to!

aspec somewhere but can’t figure out where you fall because sexuality is confusing? i get that, dude, you’ll figure it out! you don’t have to find the perfect label right now if you don’t want to, just focus on being yourself!

trans but sometimes feel like your assigned gender? that’s okay! you don’t have to re-question your identity if you don’t want to, you know what gender you are, self doubt and sometimes feeling different don’t get to say you’re not!

genderfluid but spend most of your time as one gender? that’s fine! the fluid part is still an important part of you, it deserves to be recognised!

not inconvenienced by your assigned gender, but feel like the whole concept is bullshit and would rather go by they/them pronouns? that’s fair, it is a bit bullshit, go you!!

anyone else i haven’t mentioned who experiences this? same goes for you too! i love who you are and i hope you can also love being who you are, and it doesn’t matter if you fit someone’s definition of that or not. we are a community built on being different, on standing up for ourselves in the face of people telling us who we are is wrong. it’s not wrong, and all of your labels, however many you want, be it 10 or 0, they’re important to you, and no one gets to take that away from you

slightly-awkward-sunshine: Some thoughts

slightly-awkward-sunshine:

Some thoughts

I’ve been seeing a lot of aphobia on my dash recently. Thanks, but my sexuality isn’t “discourse”. 

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redbeardace:

redbeardace:

redbeardace:

So, I heard you liked pens and I heard you liked pride flags, so I went and put up a bunch of pride flag pens on the Seattle Aces & Aros Zazzle Shop.

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We’ve got aro pens and swirly rainbow pens and ace pens and demiromantic pens and gray-ace pens and non-binary pens and swirly trans pens and lesbian pens and demisexual pens and grayromantic pens and intersex pens and pan pens where the magenta is hopefully actually magenta this time around.

Check ‘em out!

https://www.zazzle.com/collections/writing_implements-119557649704335997?rf=238545785965645485

(Proceeds go to the Seattle Aces & Aros!)

(I think these are actually visible for everyone now…)

Threw in a few more:

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yourfavehatesexclusionists:

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Cats should be aro culture because

  1. I’m aromantic
  2. I like cats
  • People joke about them being unable to feel love and whatnot but they’re actually very sweet and smart and loveable
  • I have two cats so this is true
  • I have a cat and she said aromantic rights

Heyyy, can I have a shout out to aroaces who w…

Heyyy, can I have a shout out to aroaces who want relationships? It feels like everyone out there makes being aspec about emancipation from society standards of relationships and me wanting that makes me somewhat less aspec.

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queerguardianguardianofthequeers:

Asexuals exist. They are part of the LGBTQ+ community, and they’re just as important as everyone else.