Tag Archives: aromanticism

A Week in Asexual Characters – The Spinster (Denise Jalbert)

Claudie Arseneault/ October 27, 2017/ Baker Thief, Characters, Projects, Writing/ 0 comments

Today’s post is a little different from the others, in that I am reposting something I wrote for the Patreon tied to reclaiming tropes. It is framed as talking about aromanticism, since the Spinster is a Baker Thief character, a novel with an aro lead, but this old crone stereotype is very much an ace thing too, and Denise Jalbert

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A Week in Asexual Characters – Brune

Claudie Arseneault/ October 26, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Projects, Writing/ 0 comments

So by now I have written characters that feel naturally ace, characters that counter ace-related tropes, and a lot of smaller incidental ace characters that are fun and remind me I exist everywhere. But. What I have yet to do is properly reclaim some of the nastiest tropes. Or, well, it would be more accurate to say I have not

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A Week in Asexual Characters – Cal

Claudie Arseneault/ October 24, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Community, Writing/ 0 comments

Unlike Henry and Nevian, Cal is a character I decided to make aroace. Isandor has existed for a long time, and there were multiple instances of me stopping, looking at my cast, and considering how I could make it more diverse. What could I change? What would it affect and how would it ripple out? How did it modify backstory,

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Navigating Queer Book Community as an Aromantic

Claudie Arseneault/ July 3, 2017/ Books, Community/ 4 comments

This post didn’t start as a list. I had some nice paragraphs about how my writing statement mission had shifted from “queer sff adventures” to stories that would center platonic relationships. I had some Feels about why that is important, to me and others. And part of the why is how hostile queer lit is to aromantic people, and as

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