This is FAN MADE!!!
Good grief, the animation in this amazing! So close to the film it’s scary! Can’t imagine the amount of effort that went into this.
National Coming Out Day, eh?
Well, as people probably guessed just by following me, I am asexual, and also aromantic. I discovered this in my early twenties, and I’ve been happy and proud of who I am since then.
It wasn’t always like that, though. It’s been tough growing up before I figured out just what asexuality was. Society always taught me that I’d grow up, meet a handsome prince, and be happily married to that man. I convinced myself that I was straight because I didn’t really know there was anything else to be. As a teen, I found out about homosexuality (entirely on my own), and learned about sex too. The latter, I realized, I wasn’t all that interested in. It just didn’t seem very appealing, which made society’s craze on it very confusing for me.
The aromantic part was especially hard. I tried to tell myself that I had crushes, and for a good while, I believed it with all I had. I “crushed” on a few celebrities and two guys in high school, but really, all this was was me desperately wanting attention and friendship, since at that time, I didn’t have many friends at all. I was going through depression, and I felt like I needed some kind of validation that someone really loved and wanted me here.
It took a while. Then I found a webcomic in my late teens that gave me a very basic definition of asexuality: “I feel no attraction towards either gender”. That line stuck with me a little, though at the time I didn’t realize it was an actual thing. I followed this character, and after a while, I began to look into the asexuality thing. It still took a bit of time, but I realized this was what I was, and oh man, what a relief that was! I had an actual label for myself! I wasn’t some weird alien that was swapped at birth! I just had some wires in my head that were different from other people, and some others had it too, and that was okay!
Of course there were trials. To this day, I get people who don’t believe me. I get people who tell me I just haven’t found the right person, and how do I know I don’t want it when I haven’t tried it? That I’ll grow up lonely, that I just need to give it time. But I also get all kinds of support from all my friends, and that, plus the confidence that such a revelation gave me, means all the world.
So there we go. I hope someday to write a book about not only my experiences, but also others, and to help the world realize just what asexuality is. But that day is still pretty far away (plus I need to figure out how to write books). Until then, I’ll just go through my life satisfied that I know what I am, and that no one else can dictate it for me. No one can dictate it for you, either. You are perfect and amazing just the way you are, and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
Quite possibly the most emotionally competent couple in Marvel comicverse. #wiccan #hulkling #BillyKaplan #TeddyAltman #YoungAvengers
Your art always amazes me! I always admire when people can pull of Hulkling’s shoulder plates and not make it look awkward, and this is one of those times! Also the hair, gosh, I love how the hair flows on both of them. And Billy’s cape! Every time I try to draw capes, they always look like static pieces of cardboard. Someday I’ll get it to flow like you do!
(I have one of your prints up in my room, it’s very lovely and so is everything you do <3)