Title:(Did you know?) Multi-Fandom Fanvideo - All About *My* Sexual Orientation
Rating: Um… TV-14 I suppose, as (this is also my only warning:) I use a sexy-ish scene from Switched at Birth with a girl in a bra making out with a shirtless guy. It’s a pretty mild video though. Maybe it could count as G.
This is not a typical submission! I hope it’s still acceptable, though? I am a fanvideo editor and this is kinda a fanvideo, since I use fandoms as my source footage for the whole thing…
Some of these fandoms are featured a *lot* more than others, but all of the fandoms in here are: Glee, Gilmore Girls, Skins UK, Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, Parenthood, Switched at Birth, Joan of Arcadia, House, Castle, Nashville, Gossip Girl, and Friday Night Lights.
April is Asexy April in fandom; much like Femslash February, which celebrated works with female/female pairings, this month’s goal is to celebrate and educate all and sundry on asexuality-related matters through fanfiction. Today’s fic is from 2012, but it’s a great example of what this month could be.
love is for children and other lies spans Natasha’s life from when she was first recruited into the Black Widow program until a little after the events of The Avengers. Author Fahye doesn’t draw from any particular comics canon, instead choosing to construct their own backstory for Natasha through what we know of her from her MCU appearances. I may be biased, but Fahye does a great job. What a backstory this is—it’s so emotional and so real that I almost want Marvel to keep their vague Black Widow movie promises to themselves, because I’ve already got my Black Widow headcanon right here.
Look more crappy boring bust scribbles of Mass Effect dorks. It’s Asexy April, and that means I have to learn to draw James Vega, the galaxy’s biggest closet c!ace.
(ace James Vega loves the banter of flirting but gets really awkward if people think it’s going further than flirting)
(ace James Vega embraces the fact that he can use “I don’t fraternise now that I’m in the military” to cover up the fact that he has never been interested in dating, even though everyone around him is fraternising like mad)
(ace James Vega is so good at recognising aesthetic attraction and predicting things that your average person considers sexually attractive that he has most people fooled. He almost has himself fooled)
(ace James Vega tells you that Jack is “kinda hot…i-if you’re in to that sort of thing” and then rapidly changes the subject when pressed for more information)
(if you sleep with ace James Vega his opinion of the sex is that it was “fun…I guess?” and he’d rather never talk about it ever again)
This is Sebre, a completely-accidental knight and crusader who is not particularly devout, but has great love for her friends and family. She’s in a romantic partnership with an Orsimer captain by the name of Krenar gra-Orizudr, and is also in a queerplatonic partnership with her fellow adventurer, Tabra gra-Kno.
Sebre would most likely regard herself as demisexual.
Welp, wrote an asexual!Arthur merthur fic for Asexy April. This is, like, my most productive month.
Name: Oh, You Have A Flag Summary: It’s kind of a big deal when your boyfriend tells you he’s asexual, but to Merlin, Arthur is more than worth it. Not that that stops him asking hundreds of questions. Words: 1469
This is a story. It’s about learning about asexuality and myself. It’s about realising who I am, denying it and finally learning to accept it. It’s about learning how other people view aces and about hope that we can all live in peace - regardless of our gender or sexuality. I imagine most people would be surprised that I thought some of these could be about asexuality but they just hit me one day. Some are pretty obvious, others aren’t. Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy.
Shallow - Porcupine Tree // I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed - Miles Davis // Moonland - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds // Human Behaviour - Bjork // God’s Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash // People Are Strange - The Doors // I’m OK By Myself - Morrissey // Anywhere I Lay My Head - Tom Waits // You Speak My Language - Morphine / Imagine - John Lennon
Original characters. Rated PG. 14,000 words. Trigger warning for stillbirth. Theatrical script format.
SUMMARY: The year is 1880 in the reign of Queen Victoria. Young Mary Stone has just arrived alone and friendless in London, unsure of what to do with herself after a lifetime of keeping house for her late parents in India. She has no choice but to accept a position as a house girl for Mrs. Victoria Hawking, an aloof, mysterious society widow who seems to want nothing to do with her. But when she discovers Mrs. Hawking’s true business, as a secret champion to the otherwise helpless women of London, Mary is drawn into a world of new heroic purpose battling against devious blackmailers, rescuing kidnapped children, and struggling against the restrictive place their society forces on women.
The protagonist Mrs. Hawking is an aromantic asexual, which clashes dramatically in a world where women are unable to avoid marriage and childbirth. Exegesis of the significance of Mrs. Hawking’s asexuality can be found at http://www.mrshawking.com/?p=212
Asexy April is a month-long challenge for creating and sharing fanworks exploring and celebrating asexual, demisexual, grey-ace, and aromantic characters and relationships! Read more in the rules, or explore our resources to learn more about asexuality.