Shortpacked! fandom, sit down. We’ve got to talk.
I, Wack’d, sole administrator and founding member of this blog, am asexual. More specifically, I’m a heteroromantic asexual, which basically means I’m straight but don’t really want to have sex with anyone.
Ultra-Car is a homoromantic asexual, which basically means she’s gay but doesn’t really want to have sex with anyone. And lemme tell you, folks, you seem to be struggling with that last bit.
I’ve seen a lot of comments since Ultra-Car and Malaya began seeing each other, and most of them are…well…discouraging. People making jokes about how they’re going to get it on when in bed together, people suggesting Willis write a porn comic about the two, people…just, generally ignoring the whole “doesn’t really want to have sex with anyone” part of the definition.
Now, asexual people can and do have sex for a wide variety of reasons, one of them being to please their partner, and clearly Malaya’s been wanting sex as of late. The idea that Ultra-Car could ease those urges is not in and of itself a bad thing, but that people keep insisting this is going to happen even when Ultra-Car has asserted numerous times that the idea outright disgusts her seems to ignore the realities of her character in a way that’s actively damaging. It basically makes Ultra-Car’s feelings on the matter irrelevant.
People have also up until today speculating on whether or not she’s anatomically correct, as though that was the barrier here. Not, y’know, whether or not she’d even want to use those parts if she had them. This is a step beyond—trying to find reasons why UC and Malaya can’t get it on besides “UC doesn’t want to” is turning her sexual orientation into a problem to be fixed.
Many folks today suggested she go back to her parents/creators to get the proper parts installed, and still others at other times have suggested changing her programming. I don’t need to point out why that’s bad, do I? I should hope that these things are self-evidently bad but I guess they’re not. I dunno if it’s her being a robot that makes it okay in this case or if similar changes are being suggested to real-life asexual folks implicitly, but either way…
And lastly we come to the folks who seem unaware of the fact that Ultra-Car and Malaya even are a couple, even though they’ve unambiguously been a couple for a year, simply because UC isn’t putting out. Sex is needed to validate the relationship for some reason. Real nice.
This started as an open letter and degenerated into a tirade. That’s too bad. I’m mad, I’m frustrated, and I dunno if I could edit this without it ripping my hair out. Just…just think about the things I’ve said here, and reconsider how you comment in the future. Thank you.
yell at all the people in the comments that you want
i see you have a head start already
i listened to a boy in my history class have a lengthy discussion in graphic detail about how many times he masturbated on the weekend but god forbid a girl ask her friend for a tampon in a voice louder than a whisper
im from canada but yeah fuck em i guess
So, I was watching Meet the Robinsons last night and this scene came up, and then this just sort of…happened.
not sure whether i should laugh or be worried
On a scale of Bowler Hat Guy to Elsa how well do you move past bad experiences in your life?
Remember how Teen Titans had a lesson about Racism without blatantly bringing Cyborg’s Race into it?
*frantically slams button*
that’s like 93,889 too many
what is wrong with you people
I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS POST THANKS.
"GET DOWN HE’S GOT A ROOTY-TOOTY-POINT-N-SHOOTY"
I see absolutely no downside to this.
This would solve the gif/jif debate once and for all.
i don’t care if a character is immortal i want to know their age. their exact age. i want to know how many centuries they’ve been around. if they died before they became immortal i want to know how old they were then. don’t give me that “age: immortal” shit. do not go there
Saying “age: immortal” is dumb because age it’s how long you have lived, not when you will (or will not) die. You don’t go around telling people you’re “78 to 121” years old, right?
during the witch burning times, midwives were targeted because they were healers and they eased the pain of childbirth which was meant to be woman’s punishment for eating the apple in the garden of eden.
birth control and abortion were considered sinful for the same reason.
anti-choice sentiment started because people (men) wanted women to be punished, and these misogynistic ideas have carried on for hundreds of years.
what a sad reflection on our society.