Asexuality comes up frequently in Doctor Who fandom, usually in the context of describing the Doctor. Unfortunately, the way it is used is often divorced from the actual definition of asexuality and as a result inadvertently dehumanizes asexual and aromantic people. This can make existing as an aromantic asexual Doctor Who fan a difficult experience. Continue reading
I livetweeted this chapter ages ago, but haven’t been able to get back to this project for a while due to real-life things.
This chapter continues with my usual worries about teaching standards at Hogwarts and wishes for the book to get rid of Lockhart. Continue reading
Of all the things I thought I’d be doing today, writing a post about my feelings on Mr. Clean was not one of them. However, since the “Mr. Clean is asexual because he’s just so clean!” thing floating around Twitter won’t go away, here we go.
If you Google “Is Mr. Clean gay” Google helpfully tells you that “Mr. Clean is neither gay, straight nor bi, he is asexual because sex of any kind is just too dirty for him. His first love has always been cleaning. He can’t even bear to be seen in anything but clean, perfectly white clothes. So it has been his whole life.” Things have gotten silly enough that it is now taking this text (at least for me) from a Gizmodo article talking about that being the text that Google pulls up when you search for this. Continue reading
Two more chapters and I am now just a few pages short of halfway done this book. The plot finally makes an appearance, and allows me to be momentarily distracted from hating Lockhart. Continue reading
In this chapter we get a look at multiple kinds of privilege, further examples of Hogwarts questionable detention decisions, and there’s more Lockhart. Continue reading
If someone was trying to design a character to aggravate me, it would be difficult to do a better job than Lockhart. I’m amazed the other characters in the book haven’t murdered him already. Continue reading