- Reflection: Mulan
- Let it Go: Frozen
Plotbunnies for your asexy needs. Most of these can also be adapted for gray-ace, demisexual and/or aromantic characters. Feel free to add to this list when reblogging; I might add more of my own later.
- A character realizes that they are asexual…
- …After meeting another asexual person.
- …After randomly encountering the word one day.
- …After looking up information about sexuality.
- …After a disappointing or unpleasant sexual experience.
- An asexual character tries to reconcile their religious beliefs with their sexual orientation.
- An asexual character struggles to reconcile their gender role as a man or woman with their natural inclinations as an asexual.
- A character struggles to determine whether they’re asexual or just a repressed allosexual.
- A character tries to figure out whether past trauma has had any effect on their current lack of interest in sex.
- An asexual character realizes that they think about sex differently from everyone else.
- An asexual character goes to therapy to deal with their “problem,” but eventually accepts that they are asexual instead.
- An asexual character tries to find a label that accurately captures their feelings and relationship needs.
- An asexual enters a romantic relationship and has to work out with their partner what kinds of intimate activities they’re comfortable with.
- An asexual character and their partner explore non-sexual or non-romantic kinds of intimacy.
- An asexual enters a loving queerplatonic relationship.
- An asexual enters a loving polyamorous relationship.
- An asexual character’s primary relationship gets questioned, doubted or misunderstood by other people.
- An asexual character worries about being forever alone and unloved…
- …But eventually finds a partner (romantic or not) who loves them as they are.
- …But they cheer up with the support of their friends and family.
- …But they learn to look at life in a new way and find new goals to aim for.
- The unresolved sexual tension or ambiguous romantic subplot between two characters is resolved when one of them turns out to be asexual or aromantic.
- A relationship becomes strained or falls apart because the allosexual and asexual character can’t fulfill each other’s needs.
- A character comes out as asexual to their parents, friend, or romantic partner…
- …Who takes it well.
- …Who takes it badly.
- …Who had already figured it out on their own.
- …Who tries to be supportive but manages to say some hurtful things anyway.
- In the process of coming out, an asexual character helps another character realize that they’re asexual-spectrum, too.
- An asexual character is outed by someone else and has to deal with the fallout.
- A character has a reputation as a big flirt or casanova, but is actually asexual and keeps quiet about this fact.
- An asexual character gets into conflict with their family about dating, getting married, and/or having children.
- An asexual or aromantic character somehow ends up as the relationship expert that all their friends ask for advice from.
- An asexual character gets flirted with, or hit on…
- …And doesn’t even notice, much to the flirter’s dismay.
- …And feels uncomfortable about it.
- …And tries to flirt back, but fails hilariously.
- An asexual character is just being friendly but their words/actions get perceived as flirtatious by other people.
- An asexual character really does just want to cuddle. Their friend, unfortunately, does not.
- A character drops increasingly large hints about being asexual, waiting to see who figures it out first.
- An asexual character confuses the hell out of everyone else’s gaydar…
- …And they start a betting pool.
- …But they’re too polite to just ask the asexual character, so they waffle about in confusion until the character straight-out tells them.
- …And they start dropping hints about being supportive of LGBT+ people, which the asexual character either doesn’t notice or just finds amusing.
- The other characters try to be matchmakers and set the asexual character up on a date, which may fail hilariously or traumatically.
- An asexual character manages to completely ruin the romantic/sexual mood for somebody else, either accidentally or not.
- An asexual character deals with anti-asexual prejudice.
- A character is threatened or sexually harassed because of their asexuality.
- Two characters each discover the other is ace, and they bond over it, possibly confusing everyone else in the process.
- The asexual character bonds with another queer character over their shared experiences and problems.
- The asexual character reacts to porn in a way that baffles, shocks, amuses or disturbs the other characters.
- Other characters attempt and fail to find an asexual character’s porn collection.
- Another character is relieved to realize that an asexual character is not sexually attracted to them.
- Another character sees the asexual as a romantic/sexual rival, and passive-aggressively begins a campaign of trying to one-up them. The asexual character either doesn’t care, or fails to notice it altogether. Bonus points if the asexual character “wins” without knowing there was a competition in the first place.
- An asexual character becomes an activist for asexual visibility.
- After a character comes out as asexual, other characters freak out because they think asexuality is a gang, cult, or unhealthy youth fad.
- A character tries to acquire a black ace ring without attracting attention or awkward questions about it.
- A character loses their black ace ring and tries to find it. Other characters don’t understand the ring’s significance.
- After one joke about budding too many, asexual people divide into millions of smaller asexuals and take over the world.
- A drug, magic spell or other plot device renders everybody but the asexual character too paralyzed by love/lust to do anything. The asexual character must save the day.
- A villain’s attempt at seduction fails miserably when the hero turns out to be asexual.
i have seen a lot of terrible tagging on my dash lately and its time to fix that up. please listen to me
- "#tw" or "#trigger warning" by itself in a separate tag. there are a wide variety of triggers and putting them all under a big umbrella will either block out a lot of content that would be fine for the blacklister to view, or it just wouldn’t be caught under their tumblr savior because they dont WANT to blacklist such a broad tag. basically just… dont do this
- "#tw: (trigger)", "#tw (trigger)", "#trigger warning (trigger)" etc (anything with tw in front). there are a lot of varieties of this and that’s the issue. it’s hard and tedious and stressful for the blacklister to find every variety used by the people they follow just so they dont have to see one thing. a lot of people only blacklist tags of things (e.g. "#[trigger]" WITH the hashtag) so that tumblr savior won’t block out every single mention of the word.
- ”#(trigger) tw”, “#(trigger) content”, or just simply “#(trigger)” will allow the blacklister to simply block the trigger word itself OR the trigger word with the hashtag. both will be caught and will be equally effective for whatever purposes the blacklister desires
freedomandfiction asked: Don't forget that Doof tied Sweary to a railroad track, and that later Sweary bit Doof's mustache off. I mean in canon the beak/mouth closeness there is ridiculous
Van Doof constantly trying to cast Sweary in the damsel-in-distress role. You can bet your life he’s called him Swoony the Swan before. (The ballgown steam machine was fun for everyone!)
Oh, yes! Oh, you know how our Doof sometimes reuses the basic premise of a scheme (our Doof loves him some clones and doppelgangers)? I feel Von Doof has totally reused the “feminine clothing” steam machine, and that all the traps are, as you said, very much inspired by (or largely the inspiration for) all the clasic damsel in distress predicaments (Also, Sweary has never officially heard what any of the Steam Machines are actually called, you can’t tell me otherwise).
I also adored that the damsel train scene became a “family reunion” of sorts, depending on how things are in the Sweary and Von Doof dynamic.