Side blog for Confessions of a Heretic Husband
it honestly really bothers me when people say aromantic representation doesnt matter, or that romantic subplots just “sell the best” so we always need them. like. ive literally heard so many people say theyre “afraid” to be aromantic. i was afraid to be aromantic. its no fun growing up thinking youre broken or you’ll never be happy bc you dont get crushes like the other kids in your grade do.
aromantic representation is important, it means a lot to me, and i want more of it.
Also, I initially read ‘aromantic’ as ‘aromatic’ and was very confused.
“Remus Dobby Potter, you were named after the two people who actually gave a shit about my well being. One of them was a house elf and I’d much rather see you become that than a fucking Slytherin. Don’t come back unless you’re wearing red and gold you little shit.”
Receptionist: Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
Me: Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
Receptionist: Isn't it the same?
Me: No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.