Asexual Awareness Week Fandom Challenge 2018



This is a tradition that started as part of Asexual Awareness Week back in 2014 that I’d like to see continue. Back in 2014 there were only a handful of canonical asexual characters, and none of them were in mainstream media. In the past four years we’ve seen that number grow, and characters enter more mainstream comics, books, and shows! By no means is asexual representation plentiful, but it is getting better. With that in mind this year I would like to continue to celebrate canonically asexual spectrum characters, as well as generating more content for asexual spectrum headcanons.

You’re welcome to respond to these prompts in any way you’d like, art, fic, edits, meta, etc. Feel free to interpret these prompts loosely and adapt this as you please. As in past years, the tag is #AAWFC

Sunday October 21st: 

Post about canonically asexual spectrum characters, and/or what you would like to see in future asexual representation.

Monday October 22nd: For canonical or headcanoned asexual spectrum characters, what relationship do they have with their identity? Are they out and proud? How did they discover their identity?

Tuesday October 23rd: Post about characters that you headcanon as asexual.

Wednesday October 24th: 

For canonical or headcanoned asexual spectrum characters, how does their identity affect their life and relationships?

Thursday October 25th: Post about characters that you headcanon as demisexual or grey-asexual.

Friday October 26th: 

For canonical or headcanoned asexual spectrum characters, how do their other identities interact with their asexual spectrum identity? (i.e. romantic orientation, race, culture, gender, religion, etc.)

Saturday October 27th: Post about a romantic or queerplatonic/quasiplatonic relationship in fiction that you see as having one or more asexual spectrum partner(s).

If you do write fanfic, @esperata has started a collection on AO3 here!

Tagging @redbeardace​, @fandom-star​, @avenpt​, and @demiromantic-official because I’ve seen you working on planning stuff for the week in the tags. Also tagging @aroacehogwarts​ and @angstsplatter​ because they’ve been involved in planning aawfc in past years. And finally tagging @fuckyeahasexual and @theasexualityblog since they’re my two favorite popular ace blogs. Please help me signal boost if you feel so inclined. Thanks! <3