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Under Attack…

I’m quite shook by this actually. I saw it over a week ago now, but decided I’d wait to voice anything, it has stuck with me all through this week, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so here it is, me voicing something;

So, there is a tumblr post, that is currently being shared on Facebook, which basically states that asexuality (demisexual in particular) does not exist. I read it through curiosity and came away from it angry. Angry at the post, especially angry at the person who shared the post, I thought about it all night, then when I woke up I found that the Asexual Group I am apart of had made itself a closed group instead of an open page. When I looked further into this I found out it was because people  were joining the page to make fun of and abusing the asexual community on there.

I am both disgusted and angry by this.

Now I understand that the LGBT community feels as if us asexuals don’t have it as hard as they do, I mean who has ever been kicked out for not wanting to have sex..? But, equally, when you come out as gay, or lesbian, bisexual people know what that is, oh you like the same sex, oh you like the opposite sex, oh you like both sexes when you come out as asexual, I’ve found the first response is What? followed, after an explanation by but how can you not want sex. Which, honestly I find quite hard to answer, I mean, I’ve never wanted sex, How Can You Want Sex? but this is not all.

You still get made fun off.

There is still people who don’t understand and don’t accept.

There are still people who suggest that you haven’t found the right person, or that you haven’t had good enough sex yet.

Aphobia exists.

There are 43,833 people in the Asexual group.

Asexuality is valid.

Just because you don’t understand it, or you don’t want to believe it doesn’t make it go away.

I’d recommend four books, two my own, one my friends and one amazing,
The Asexual Equation
Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality
Numinous by Finlay Harper
How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune

 

R.J.

 

 

 

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#RC

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#RC

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August 25, 2016 · 5:35 pm

Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection 1

So, I am over halfway with #RC and feel confident, now, that it will reach it’s publication date. So, it felt the appropriate time to do a cover reveal, and an explantion.

Rainbow Connection is a selection of 7-stories. The idea was first conceived from wanting to write a story without using sexuality labels. I simply wanted to write a love story without having to use the word gay, just like in straight stories where they never mention the word straight. I figured, whilst writing the first instalment of the story that I wanted to take it further, and removed all LGBTQA+ words from all of these stories, so, these stories are about 7 boys, some are in relationships, some aren’t, most of them like boys, they all have a journey to go on, and all attend a the same support group, Rainbow Connection.

 

R.J.

 

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How To Be a Normal Person – TJ Klune

  

Okay, so I’m struggling with this. I can’t decide whether to actually buy it or not. I am yet to be brave enough, bite the bullet and purchase this book. 

It is wrote by one of my favourite author is; TJ Klune, who has wrote some fantastic books, my favourite, of course being Bear, Otter and the Kid. But, this book, almost promises to be different. 

Here is the blurb of How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune;

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens. 

Gus is not normal. And he’s fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone. 
Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food. 
But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever. 
After all, what could possibly go wrong?

I think,  I’ve been a little apprehensive of this book since I heard about its development, sure there was this initial excitement, someone so creditable was writing an asexual book, after, recently coming out as asexual himself (Read here). Then, it hit me, TJ is a gay romance author, usually at least, he is a fabulous gay romance author, in all aspects, and I’m worried, I think personally, that this book will be too different.

But, as I said, I’m unsure, I cannot work out whether to actually read this book or keep with the classic TJ.

OF COURSE  I am beyond thrilled that there is more asexual fiction coming about, that more people will read asexual fiction, and will be excited by asexual fiction, but I still cannot stop myself, as an asexual, worrying about asexual fiction. 
So, what should I do? 

Read or Miss?

R.J. 

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FLASH SALE

  

Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality is FREE for one day only, in support for Asexual Awareness Week! 

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FLASH SALE!

  
The Asexual Equation is FREE for one day only, to support Asexual Awareness Week!

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It’s Asexual Awareness Week

And you know what that means!

That I may spam with asexual stuff. 

That there may be flash sales of my asexual books.

That I will make you aware of asexuals. 
  

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Basorexia is available now! 

Well, it’s here, Basorexia: The Overwhelming Desire to Kiss is available to buy now! 

Buy here; http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014OFPLYG

  

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#DesiretoKiss

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Well, I am just bubbling with excitement and anticipation. It has been a long two years, but we finally got there.

I, in December 2013, had my heart set on starting a project. A project that showed what it was like to walk in someone else’s shoes. I called in any friend that had ever said to me ‘I want to publish a book’, anew I made it so. I found a word. A word that could spark so much inspiration, so much different inspiration.

Ask yourself, what story would you write from “An overwhelming desire to kiss.”

The creation began in January 2014. We all met up, ordered pizza and we began an epic brainstorm. We were mere 18 year olds when the project began (well, one was 19). And we worked on this project for months straight, we worked alone, then met and updated on our progress, although the update on progress became meeting up to eat pizza, drink coffee, laugh. Only about 40% of the time did we actually talk about the book. But we still continued to work.

It hasn’t been without its difficulties, life did get in the way. With us all still completing years in college and university, we had to work out how to create our characters and also revise enough to actually complete our education. But, we still managed to do it.

We managed to create five people; 17 year old Robert, 18 year old Isabelle, 21 year old Caleb, 16 year old Ellie and 18 year old Dom.

Each with their own story to tell, each with their own overwhelming desire to kiss.

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