Ahhhh thanks! :3
all i wanna do is (gunshot gunshot cash register noise)
swtor is actually one of EA’s bigger moneymakers now. i don’t know the numbers offhand, but it’s doing quite well. dudebros don’t care about revan, unfortunately — probably because they all played exactly the same one. u____u
The main issue is: how many people actually play SWTOR for Revan? Despite the hype about SWTOR being a follow-up to KotOR, SWTOR doesn’t have that much connection to KotOR in most of the current story content (can’t say for sure about the future content though, considering the latest update).
So far, the times where “Revan” appears in person are in completely optional group content. Even the latest “Revan” appearance is in a level 55 content, which makes me wonder even if there are people who play SWTOR for Revan, how many of them have played that far.
girlfriends with the weight of the galaxy on their shoulders
Just saw a post in the knights of the old republic tag linking to this article:
Just another reason to consider playing the MMORPG Star Wars The Old Republic! SPOILER ALERT! Looks like the original Knights of the Republic hero/villain, Darth Revan, is making a major comeback in the latest update to the popular game. The other reason to play this game? IT’S MOSTLY FREE!!!!
I can’t help but LOL at the first sentence and the “popular game” part. Have you never seen the backlash SWTOR gets from KotOR fans? Do you know that Revan’s appearance in SWTOR is one major reason, if not THE reason more than a few KotOR fans refuse to play SWTOR? (I must say, the canon bullshit regarding Revan and the Exile was also one of the reasons I didn’t play SWTOR until it went F2P)
Not to mention SWTOR has a small fandom, especially when compared to Dragon Age and Mass Effect, which are also made by BioWare. I have no idea where that idea of SWTOR being a “popular” game comes from.
If you ever date an asexual person be sure to get the specifics of their asexuality because the level of comfort with physical contact is different for all of us.
as an asexual person, i’m a little confused as to why you think this only applies to us. this applies to all people. no matter who you date, their level of comfort with physical contact will vary, and whether they’re ace or not it’s your job to establish a comfort zone
pro tip: someone saying something specific about one type of group does not mean they are saying it isn’t true for anyone else
honing in on comfort levels and consent issues for asexual people specifically is not an announcement that you can do anything you want to to anyone else, or that they’re the only ones affected by a certain social attitude
"it’s bad for anyone" might be true on a large picture scale but when things are talked about on the broadest scale possible, erased and marginalized groups tend to be overlooked and forgotten about. In this particular case, it’s an important discussion to note how asexual "visibility" efforts often try to paint a one-size-fits-all version of asexuality, with lines like "asexuals can have sex too" and "most aces like sex!" and so forth, to the point where a lot of ace people are pressured even by their own community to have sex whether they’re interested in it or not, especially if they haven’t ~proven they don’t like it~. There’s an extreme overemphasis on how individual ace people "represent" the group as a whole and we’re pressured to fit whatever overall image we’re supposed to be rather than assert our own comfort levels.
The asexual side of things is talked about a lot within ace circles themselves but the OP’s post is merely bringing that issue to the outside, encouraging allosexual partners to do their part by rejecting this “what asexuality is for everyone” idea (when wayyyyy too many times ace people will allo partners will say stuff like “well I heard most aces like sex, you don’t know until you try” stuff). It’s lessening the pressure of “aces with partners will often have sex to make the other person happy!” and actually frames the allo partner as responsible for making sure the ace person is happy, too.
This is complex stuff and saying things as broad and nonspecific as “respect your partner’s comfort levels” might be fine and dandy by themselves but really doesnt do shit about any of this. Most people will hear that and not think about ace people at all.
And again, I can’t say it enough times, talking about an issue that harms a specific group doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt anyone else. Saying to treat people of that group with respect is not announcing a free-for-all on anyone else.
God you literally said “I’m confused why you think this only applies to us” well you’re gonna be pretty damn confused since you kind of made that up 100% on your own.
Before you peruse this any further you should know that the defendant has already confessed to the crime.