Anonymous said: lol seriously go fuck urself and ur minimization of homophobia. have u ever been disowned by your parents bc ur asexy? have u ever lost ur job bc ur asexy? have u ever been threatened with death bc ur asexy? have u ever even worried about those things happening for even 1 day in ur life? if the answer is no (and i know it isn't) then guess wut: u r not oppressed. sit. the. fuck. down.
The existence of this blog is not a claim of oppression or a minimization of homophobia. It is a collection of expressions of individual experiences by asexual people. Everyone’s experiences are different and some have faced significant consequences for coming out as this orientation. Your claim to know and understand the experiences of all asexual people as well as your insistence that their experiences necessarily minimize others’ experiences is illogical, bigoted, and uncalled for.
mcclaimed said: I miss you, what happened?
Hi! There are a few reasons why Ace-Comics hasn’t been updating:
There are a lot of ignorant and toxic attitudes toward asexuals, and looking for material about asexuality all the time inevitably brings one face-to-face with those attitudes. Between straight people who think asexuals are broken prudes and LGBT+ people who reject asexuality for any number of reasons, it’s a lot to deal with on a regular basis. I found myself shying away from direct association with asexual groups because of anxiety related to this hostility, and I decided I needed a break to calm down.
There were several times in my absence period where I planned to or was even about to bring the blog back, but my personal life has been very chaotic over the past months. I live with clinical depression, and winter (which we are just now leaving where I live) is always worst for me. I also lost my dad very suddenly in mid-December and have been in mourning; we were very close, and though he was not a perfect person, he shaped my life immensely. In addition, I’m working on promoting my freelancing business, which takes much of my available time and energy. Limited time is also a problem because of:
Lack of Submissions
Thousands of comics surely exist online and in print that I have never heard of - how many of these have references to asexuality which the followers here would like to see? I only have so much time for research on my own. I’ve kept tabs on some gallery sites for independent work, too, but that only yields so many results as not everyone uses the same places or tags their work well enough to show up in a search. A blog without any new material isn’t going to be interesting or relevant.
That all being said, I would be interested in putting Ace-Comics back into action soon. I’d need more follower involvement and would request a little understanding if I am unable to keep up up regular pace of posting. I hope the blog’s silence hasn’t been too disappointing, as it was never meant to be a slight to its followers. I’ve just been dealing with a lot.
"The Oppression Olympics"
I just want to be clear, as far as I’m aware, nearly all GSM communities are very accepting of asexuals. The queer department at my uni is super accepting.
Just… every now and again it comes up that asexuals ‘aren’t oppressed enough’ to be queer, or to have a letter in the alphabet soup (however, allies WHO ARE HETEROSEXUAL are allowed???) and then there’s a huge long debate about it and it’s seriously peturbing. Not least because of all the erasure that goes on which is exactly the kind of thing we have the biggest issue with.
Anyway, some of my friends and I are running an asexuality 101 workshop in the queer lounge for Asexuality Awareness week and that’s why I drew this.
Based on past comics posted here, I feel there may be some disagreement on this, which is why I hesitated reblogging it (the artist submitted it) for a while. However, I decided I’d rather promote healthy discussion than silence people in our own community. Please be respectful to the artist even if you don’t agree with their assessment of the situation.
Okay, I realize this hilariously late for Asexuality Awareness Week (which was last week), but due to unforeseen stressors, it didn’t really get done in time.
Anyway! I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, and I’m proud of myself of actually getting a six page comic done within a week. (Not that it’s really anything super fancy, but it’s better than nothing lol) I do apologize for the massive ugly text wall that is page four but I had a hard time figuring out how to convey it visually while being kind of pressed for time.
oh and the occasional copy/paste, I’m sorry for that too
Enjoy! Click on the separate pictures if the text is hard to read.
The Other Gang, by Wyeth Yates
The Other Gang is a comic about a group of housewives in the 1950’s that cross-dress as a greaser gang. Issue one is available for free download below. Enjoy!
September 10, 2013 at 11:08pm
Ace-Comics is going on hiatus due to a lack of fresh content available to share with the community. The mod also needs a break because of overexposure to toxic discussions about asexual issues. If there’s anything you’d still like to submit, please do so as usual; it will be attended to at the earliest possible opportunity.
Thank you for following and making Ace-Comics what it has been since the beginning.
Something that I drew up a while ago. Self portrait.
Asexy Life, an asexual puberty.
This is the first installment to the Asexy Life comics. It’s going to mainly focus on asexuality, and self-discovery, but it will also touch upon other sexuality and gender-issues! So, I hope that you enjoy these. They’re all based on real life.