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"Are you gay?"

Ever since 6th grade, I’ve been asked this question. Unlike my fellow classmates, I did not engage in the dating scene. I was too busy keeping up with my education and playing video games. I even joined my school’s science academic team. 

"Don’t you think he’s cute? You should talk to him?" 

Whenever I would answer, “No,” the next question was usually, “Are you gay?” 

No. I’m not gay. There is nothing wrong with being gay, but I am not gay. 

"What are you? You’re not straight or gay. Are you bi?" 

No! I’m not anything! 

So, for most of my schooling career, I was not anything. Whenever someone asked me what my orientation was, I would tell them I was nothing. 

I finally settled on the term, “asexual.” By this time I was 16 and all of my friends were in relationships and had been in multiple ones by that time. Most of them accepted me and would occasionally tease me, asking me when I planned on budding a clone, but nothing serious. My friends, for the most part, were fine with me. 

My relatives, however, were not that easy. Luckily, my parents didn’t care. If anything, they were happy that I was single, seeing as teen pregnancy rates in my area were rising. My mom did sit me down and tell me that she loved me no matter who I loved. My question to her was, “What if I don’t love anyone in that way? Is that okay?” She said that was fine.

My cousins, aunts, uncles, especially the religious ones, were 100% sure (and still are) that I just hadn’t found the right man. I even had a few of them tell me that I’ll never find a good man if I continue to “act like one.” I don’t think I act like a man nor do I think I act like a woman. I act like me. Am I a bit more rugged and less sophisticated than most women? No, I don’t think so. But they did. They wanted me to wear dresses and make up and talk about cooking. I wanted to wear jeans, keep my hair shorter (not very short) so it was out of my way.

So, tonight, my older sister texted me and wanted to ask me a personal question. I told her to fire away.

"Are you gay? Don’t laugh at me. I’m just curious."

I explained to her that I still don’t have an attraction to people in a sexual sense. I only want friends. Nothing more. Her reply? “Okay. I wouldn’t care regardless. I was just curious.”

Acceptance. That’s really all anyone wants. I don’t want to be told I just haven’t found the right person or sex is great when done correctly. I want you and anyone else to know that my main concern with other people is to be friends. Will I become friends with someone so strongly that it develops into something more? I don’t know. It’s not out of the realm of possibilities, but it isn’t my intended goal nor do I need to be in a relationship to feel whole or to feel accomplished. 

It’s amazing…

There are so many stories in A Song of Ice and Fire and a good number of them have not been told entirely or have details that are unclear. 

I know many of them will remain unclear, but damn it, there is so much potential for like…a spin-off series from Game of Thrones (Robert’s Rebellion and the events leading to that particular war would be a great series). 

It makes me happy to see of these different legends and what not. 

the-unpopular-opinions:

Listen, dogs and cats are great and all, I just don’t see them as vastly more worthy of existence than, say, lizards or rats. I know for a fact some of my closest friends would loose their shit if the saw someone so much as yelling at their dog but wouldn’t bat an eye at someone curbstomping a snake to death. I happen to like bugs and will always put one outside if I find it in my home and these people will make fun of me for it! The same people that refuse to watch a show or movie if it involves a dog or cat becoming injured. Sorry spider, you’re not cute so you don’t deserve to live.

I don’t like seeing anything die or being the cause of death to something. I accidentally squished a spider and I got very upset because I was actually trying to put it outside to save it. 
I love snakes, too. I love any kind of reptiles. I think bats are pretty cute. Rodents are pretty adorable, too. 
So, yeah, I agree with this post. It’s sad that people will advocate for only certain animals only because they’re “cuter.” 
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the-unpopular-opinions:

Listen, dogs and cats are great and all, I just don’t see them as vastly more worthy of existence than, say, lizards or rats. I know for a fact some of my closest friends would loose their shit if the saw someone so much as yelling at their dog but wouldn’t bat an eye at someone curbstomping a snake to death. I happen to like bugs and will always put one outside if I find it in my home and these people will make fun of me for it! The same people that refuse to watch a show or movie if it involves a dog or cat becoming injured. Sorry spider, you’re not cute so you don’t deserve to live.

I don’t like seeing anything die or being the cause of death to something. I accidentally squished a spider and I got very upset because I was actually trying to put it outside to save it. 

I love snakes, too. I love any kind of reptiles. I think bats are pretty cute. Rodents are pretty adorable, too. 

So, yeah, I agree with this post. It’s sad that people will advocate for only certain animals only because they’re “cuter.” 

Geology Trip

While I’m enjoying this trip better than I did last year, I still have a few complaints, such as: 

My classmate not checking to see if anyone was exiting the van before slamming the door shut…on my head. Now I have a throbbing headache that won’t go away. 

The people in the hotel room next to me are either moving furniture or having loud sex.  

I would have gone out with everyone else to drink, but I’ve had my fill of a particular person and I’m pretty sure if I heard her make one more anime-weeaboo noise, I would punch her. 

Now they’re drunk, I still can’t sleep, they’ll be hungover tomorrow and I’ll have my revenge.

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