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I’ve become a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed video games and noticed a possible asexual link. The plot of the game is that Desmond Miles is kidnapped by Abstergo because with the help of the Animus DNA can be used to access and relive memories of ancestors. Desmond has particular ancestors that were Assassin’s and an interest to Abstergo.

The first game in the series features Altair and takes place in the Holy Land around 1191 courtesy of the Animus. Not much is known about the Assassin Altair and there is no record of his death. There are even rumors amongst fans of the series that Altair is actually alive in the year 2012. As for Altair’s sexuality, he did belong to an order which would be appealing to an asexual, but he also must have produced offspring in order for Desmond to exist in the first place. Belonging to an order or having children simply can’t be indicator of sexuality one way or another, regardless as any statistics that could be drawn up. Altair’s personal life is never touched upon, so there is no way of knowing.

As an assassin it is Altair’s mission to hunt down what have become historical figures such as William V Marques of Monferrat, Abul Nuqoud, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, Garnier de Naplouse and others. These assassinations are ordered by the leader of the Assassins, Al Mualim. As it would turn out Al Mualim had sinister intentions all along and Altair must face him in battle. Al Mualim is now in possession of the artifact known as the Apple of Eden that grants whoever holds it great power. One of those powers is the ability reproduce asexually. Al Mualim is able to create at least 7 identical copies of himself. There is also a glitch in the game where an enemy on a rooftop keeps multiplying. That seems like a pretty specific glitch.

In the second game Desmond Miles is broken out of Abstergo to a safe house with a more efficient Animus. This time the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze ar accessed during the timeframe of the late 1500s in Italy. Leonardo da Vinci is helpful as is Niccolo Machiavelli. Many other legitimate figures appear in the game including the Medici Family. Unlike Altair, Ezio’s sexuality is very present and he is quite the womanizer. I’m certain there are asexual womanizers out there but Ezio isn’t one of them. Up until he becomes an Assassin, his top priority is bedding beautiful Italian women in his hometown of Florence or wherever he found himself

The finale of Assassin’s Creed II had Ezio holding the Apple of Eden and Borgia the main villain, with a different artifact in the Papal Staff. This time it’s Ezio who uses the apple for asexual reproduction which aids him in victory. This is an ongoing trend in the final battle of both games. Does it even mean anything about the asexuality that I usually write about? Has this blog been a total waste of time being the nonsense that it is? Probably so.

For reil though in the mythology of Assassin’s Creed a former subject, known only as subject 16, has left clues within the animus for future subjects to discover. These clues reveal Adam & Eve, with the Apple of Eden, running in a bizarre, advanced world. The biblical accounts of Adam and Eve’s relationship with the Apple of Eden shed an entirely different light on the aforementioned asexual reproduction which is a recurring phenomenon in the game.
Here is a particular passage from the fall of man of God’s words to Eve:

To the woman he said: “I will intensify the pangs of your childbearing; in pain shall you bring forth children.
-Genesis 3:16

So eating the Apple of Eden held the consequences of painful childbirth, which begs the question of what childbirth would have been like had the forbidden fruit never been eaten. Beings as the Apple of Eden in the game held the power to reproduce asexually, perhaps there is a connection. I would imagine asexual reproduction to be painless compared to the the sexual method. Is it possible that the original design was to have man reproduce asexually? Beings as Eve was created out of Adam’s rib that I would consider asexual reproduction, and that was well before the fall.

As mentioned in the first paragraph Assassin’s Creed is only based on true events. Details are added that aren’t historically accurate. The historical events in the Garden of Eden are embellished on in the storyline of the video game. It’s just a theory of mine I thought I’d like to share. This will not be unresolved as this fall Ubisoft releases Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, which continues the story and who knows? Maybe my theory will come true. From what I understand the ending of this game is supposedly mind-blowing.

AC: Brotherhood features multiplayer online games, the first in the series to do so. Anyone interested in joining the author for a game or two when this launches feel free to contact me and we can form an asexual alliance. Anyone can preorder Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and there is also preorder Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Limited Codex Edition.

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In Jacko’s music video Leave Me Alone, there is a lot of underlying messages. They seem to focus on the “media circus” and one detail takes my interest moreso than all the others. That detail is a newspaper headline “JACKSON FROZEN FOR 50 YEARS”. Jackson “died” at age 50 and my current interpretation is that his life was his frozenness. Being released from his life caused Michael to escape from his physical frozen body and become a totally spiritual entity. It is now 2009 and this video is from 1987, and me being skilled in arithmetic leads myself to believe that was 22 years ago. Not only that, but the question has to be asked if Jackson was a spiritual being before his birth because maybe there would have to be “something” to freeze in the first place. Below is the video and the headline in question appears at the 29 second mark.


It is with great sorrow that I comment on the life of one of the greatest performers, if not thee greatest performer, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. I remember listening to the Thriller album with my mother during the early ages when I was a little boy, and it’s something that we bonded over and I will always associate his music with being with my mom. This album included hits like Beat It, Billie Jean, The Girl is Mine and of course the title track Thriller. The thirteen-time Grammy winner knew no other life than to entertain and at age fifty, his life ended today.

I’m physically sick and the only thing that’s holding me together as I type this is that he we will always have the music that he made for us from the Jackson Five through his adult life up until his death and probably well after this tragedy.michael_jackson-thriller-cover I recall very vividly in kindergarten at Cedar Grove Christian School bringing in for show in tell a version of the rhinestone glove that was one of his trademarks. Another memory is the first time I saw the Thriller video, and that was a major event. It wasn’t like today where we have On Demand and Youtube, technologies that allow us to watch anything anytime. In the 80’s we all got together to watch Thriller on an old-fashioned VCR with a bulky VHS tape. The short film blew me away and I watch it at least once a year during Halloween. I also remember the debut of the video for Black or White, airing on the Fox network coupled with an In Living Color episode.

When 16-bit Sega Genesis was first released, they went around malls across the USA promoting with festival events, and I was chosen to compete in a moonwalk. While I ultimately lost as I did not have the best moonwalk, the 1000 in attendance reacted positively to me punctuating the move with Jacko’s signature “a-hee-hee-hee”.

Even in the early 2000’s myself and friend would karaoke Black or White as a performance to our date that evening. This would lead to an incredibly ace moment that I don’t care to disclose at this time.

I’m going to go out on a limb and admit something I suspected all along. This will also give the asexual community something to think about, something I wanted to bring up before, but didn’t want to open up a can of worms. Today seems like the appropriate time to do so. I believe Michael Jackson was asexual, and I say this for several reasons.

First, I recall in music class in grade school at Ancille-Assumpta Academy, a Blue Ribbon School that received this honor from George H.W. Bush, being told something about Jackson. According to my teacher, Jackson’s hormones were intentionally stunted by his father so he could keep his wonderful voice into adulthood. I don’t think I need to familiarize readers with Michael’s high-pitched voice. Even is Michael Jackson wasn’t born into Asexuality, he certainly was manipulated into it.

The other reason behind this comes out of the child molestation charges, charges which he was found not guilty of on all accounts. Believe what you want, but I feel he never sexually abused any children because he didn’t have any sexual feelings. Perhaps he was an asexual pedophile. I bring up this quote from an interview of Jackson’s, in which he speaks of his relations with young boys.

“When you say bed, they make that sexual. It’s not sexual. We’re going to sleep, I tuck them in and put a little like, er, music on and when it’s story time I read a book and we go to sleep with the fireplace on. I give them hot milk, you know. We have cookies. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.”

Now this was taken as very creepy indeed, much for the reason Jackson brought up about the relationship between a bed and sex. If the world understood Asexuality at this time, not that it is very understood or even known about today, then they would have a better understanding of Jackson’s intentions.

This brings up something that the asexual community will eventually have to as a collective unit come up with an answer to concerning ethics. Is it OK to have asexual, albeit romantic, relations with between adults and children? My gut reaction would be no because children could be taken advantage of in other ways as they’re minds aren’t fully developed and deserve a childhood. I am not, however, an authority on ethics for the masses, but personally I know it would not be moral for me to do it at least and I’m romantically attracted to adults anyway. I do believe children do need more rights than they currently have, but that’s an entirely different issue.

This is something the asexual community need to address, and it would be far better to address it sooner rather than later. The last thing we need is to be looked at as immoral in any way, and taking a stand on a potential negative stereotype is both urgent and imperative. Somebody had to bring it up before this shows up on the fringes and nobody understands Asexuality like asexuals do.

In closing, Rest In Peace to Michael Jackson. He touched our hearts are my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, animal companions and the rest of his fans. Anyone critical of the “King of Pop”. I leave you with words from one of his later tracks.

“Before You Judge Me, Try Hard to Love Me!”

I love you Michael Jackson and I will never forget the love you’ve shown the world through your music and charitable work.

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To continue the theme of the last sexual programming piece, it’s been decided that there will be a sequel and this will be that sequel. Does anyone else find it interesting that what we watch on television and listen to on radio has been referred to very openly as programming? This is not something I realized on my own, this was told to me by someone who wants to remain anonymous, lest I would quote that individual. More ironic is that it’s been called programming my entire life and I’ve never noticed what was right in front of me. That’s how programmed I must’ve been.

Anyway, the majority of the programming gears us towards heteronormativity regardless of what we are predestined to be. This does not just effect asexuals, but heterosexuals as well. Heteronormative programming still effect those who legitimately feel sexual attraction towards the opposite sex. Sexual programming does not brainwash someone into being heterosexual, but rather the heteronormative version of the lifestyle. This is a social structure to be followed even if you’ve been lucky enough to naturally be part of “the acceptable sexuality”.

It is not enough for a man to be man, or a woman to be a woman under the tyranny of heteronormativity. A man must project himself as a specific type of man, and a woman is supposed to take her role as an archtype of a woman that is not necessarily her true self. It’s as if life is all about auditioning for a role in the very television show that will brainwash others. All this to destroy individuality.

There’s an unwritten dress code in the heteronormative world, and if it is violated then you will not be allowed to be part of that world. Simple as that. It is a real law that is really being enforced. If you break the law, you can exist only outside of this world, a world that is nothing more that a fabrication of sexual programming. Long hair on men and short hair on women is generally frowned upon and are only tolerated when it is worn in a way that compliments their respective genders.

It has been proven that humankind’s natural scent is to attract the opposite sex, but the heteronormative way is to cover that up with gender-specific cologne and perfume. Deodorant is a different issue altogether which is about diet more than anything else. There is a heteronormative way to smell. There a heteronormative body to have, and if you don’t have it naturally then it must somehow be attained be any means necessary thanks to more sexual programming. This is serious business. This begs the question that if we are already female or male, then why go any further to represent that. Worse yet, it goes way deeper than already discussed. Not only is there a heteronormative form to which all women and men live up to, there is programming in place to find heteronormativity in the opposite sex to be the most attractive option. That’s exactly what I’m going to talk about in Sexual Programming Part 3.


One of the things about Asexuality that some outsiders cannot grasp is why such a point is being made out of identifying as A. After all, we are making a big deal about something not happening. If we do not feel sexual attraction, then why would there be the need to draw attention to that aspect of our lives? This is this is a fair question. I’ve heard the analogy all over the place that people who don’t follow football don’t organize and identify as Afootballers. While no such group exists, if it were to ever happen afootballers would totally have the right to organize and make themselves recognized, but I digress.

There are actually many asexuals, who also do not understand why other ace would amplify something that they lack. These individuals are perfectly content without being part of a visibility movement. There is no need to be understood. No desire to classify their nonsexual natures as a sexuality in itself. I see no problem with this, and I have my reasons for behaving otherwise, as do those who are organizing the community, Many find it annoying to hear someone identifying themselves as yet another label they now have to refer to us as asexuals in order to appease political correctness. Then there are others who find it downright pretentious as if it were some new-age religion. I never thought that there wouldn’t be misconceptions about Asexuality, and they will continue for sometime. This is a gradual process and it’s going very well, and I would hypothesize that Asexuality is the fasting growing sexuality in the world.

Truth is there are a number of very valid motives for why we would want to make it known who we are. These may not be reasons the aforementioned outsiders will entirely accept, but they are certainly driving forces in why asexuals organize. So here are seven that come to mind.

1-Recognition- by organizing, asexuals are using the tactic of numbers. There is indeed power in numbers. By showing the that there are a significant number of us. This does create visibility and through that recognition, which is important for most. Being recognized as a group brings credibility to an aspect of an individuality.

2-Education- With Asexuality being as misunderstood as it is to so many, great efforts have been made to get information to the proper outlets to make the public aware of what our sexuality actually is. As stated earlier this is something that massive success has been reached in, but it’s only through continued and consistent efforts will the desired scope of visibility be attained. Patience and persistence is the key.

3-Science- While education is a major goal for the asexual movement, there is much we cannot educate about because it is not yet known. There are various theories about Asexuality and many of them have merit, but untested that can only be regarded as speculation. Qualified professionals using the scientific method can determine definite answers to a good number of the unanswered questions. Let’s hope there is a rise in the number of studies being done, because there aren’t many in the books at this time.

4- Support- being able to relate to others about an issue that otherwise was dealt with alone is experienced freedom. Having others to share the heartbreak and triumphs of being ace is therapeutic and can change us for the better. The community is definitely a blessing for the support system in place and a very warm and welcoming group at that. It’s an easy place to make friends and makes one happy to be an asexual. Support for asexuals is only one benefit, organization will give friends, family and partners of asexuals an outlet to understand and learn about those that they love.

5-Political- at an estimated 1% of the population, but probably significantly higher, you wouldn’t think that asexuals could attain much political sway, but organizing politically is actually a smart idea. First, it’s visibility. Second it’s a message that asexuals vote. Since much of the population doesn’t vote, this brings our political presence to a higher level and we occupy say five percent of the vote. Five percent of a vote is enough to get a 3rd party respectability, media attention and even a spot in some debates. That five percent can easily double, triple more if we not only vote, but also tap into our personal contacts and use our sphere of influence to capture more clout. Being politically active asexuals can be a powerful tool.

6 -Partners- Romantic asexuals often desire to be in relationships with other asexuals. The network that has formed is making it easier to find eligible ace to date. Without organizing, it would be nearly impossible to find others who are A. Even with the community that currently exists, it’ extremely challenging to find a compatible mate. Further community organizing will make this easier and easier.

7 – Reaching Others- The majority of those who would probably identify as asexuals do not even know about the community, and they would be much happier if they did. If there are 7 billion people on the planet then that would mean there are 70 million asexuals on Earth. So many have yet to discover asexuality, and that is the frontier of expansion. Our “manifest destiny”! Finding a community one can relate to is a turning point in many of our lives and by reaching out to others we are helping others progress into their true selves. There has been a great deal of organization on the internets, and to a lesser extent, the real world. The word is spreading rapidly and the entire scene will experience a surge.

There are of course more reasons to organize, but these seven are the ones I am able to come up with now. If anyone can think of more let me know and perhaps I’ll write a sequel in the future.


Earlier today, I agreed to go out on a date. It would seem that I have an admirer nearby, however I’ve no idea who it is. A neighbor set up the idea, which is all it is at this point, like a feeling-out process. Whether this “date” will happen or not isn’t even known at this point, all I know is I’m game. Either way.

The reason I would be willing to do this is not because I want to meet a person who has excellent taste, but to do it for an experience. In the past, before I became comfortable with being asexual, the concept of a date was unappealing because of the overtones it radiates. I’ve had a fair share of encounters and it was as if I had some responsibility to play the appropriate part while on a date, although today I realize that any such expectations would be irrational.

The idea of going on a date with a random person that already likes me would seem like a fun night. While I don’t know if this date will even happen, it certainly got my mind thinking about how I would conduct myself. I am not assuming that this is a sexual person, for all I know my admirer could be A..but I dream! In the case this person is sexual, well I’ve got a few ace cards up my sleeve.

Many times sexual individuals will try to change asexual people, and I’m prepared for this to happen at any time. To officially make this a piece about sports, I’m going to quote the adage “The best defense is a good offense”. Why do asexual people have to be the one that get changed? I will be able to figure out if my admirer is sexual before she figures I’m an asexual, so I could try to change her before her even knows what’s going on. I would have to be so charming that she would forget about sex, and that’s a reasonable objective.

I certainly don’t have to worry about sex on a first date as “etiquette” would put sex on the third date. This probably isn’t followed in the dating world, but it can certainly be taken advantage of by ace. The luxury of knowing that you have a fee dates before sex is “supposed” to happen is refreshing to know.

Flirting, of course, will be present on a date, and that is something that shouldn’t necessarily be especially a problem for ace. Sexual and asexual individuals both share diversity when it comes to many things including flirtation skills. Some of us are born with it, for the others it can be learned.

Body language is something to pay attention to and also something to project as well. This can be learned with practice also. In the case of sexual tension, that is something that ace can use to their advantage. The aforementioned 3-date etiquette leaves much wiggle room for ace to be ace. The first two dates are homecourt advantage for asexuals, and that is plenty opportunity to charm someone into becoming addicted to a personality and/or forgetting about all things sexual altogether.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my day and hope you liked my dating strategy! Thank you WordPress!


I’m actually going to write about sports. I’ve never been heavy into sports, and for the most point found them a tremendous waste of time. I’ve recently became a fan of a sport that is perfect for asexuality, and that sport is American as apple pie. I’m talking about baseball.

I have a pretty good reason to be a baseball fan being from the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. Home of the current World Series Champions! Believe it or not I did not watch the Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies in the World Series, nor did I party in the streets after they won the series. I wasn’t even at the parade. The Phillies victorious season was long overdue, but this epic win did not turn me on to the sport of baseball. I didn’t become a fan until this year.

So what would cause someone to become a fan of a sport if the hometeam taking the big one will not. The way I see it the Phillies could be champions time and time again but some events can undeniably happen only once in history. I’m talking about Harry the K! Harry Kalas, the voice of the Phillies Harry_Kalas__the_voice_by_Elmira8988for my entire lifetime and then some only dies once. Harry was bigger than the team, bigger than baseball really, and died suddenly in the doing what he loved.I made sure to buy tickets to the tribute game as soon as his passing was announced and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Now what does baseball have to do with asexuality? The answer is not very much. I simply feel that asexuals would enjoy baseball over other major sports like football, hockey and basketball. Football is a sport that attracts fans that tend to be extremely overzealous about their particular team. Fans going to NFL games are not received warmly if they sport the opposing team’s jersey, at least not here in Philly where these rogues have been intimidated by the hometown’s fans. Sometimes the jersey is physically removed from the offender by rabid diehards. Football is sexual aggression.

Hockey isn’t much different than football when it comes to the fervor of the fans, however there is the added bonus of frequent fist fights. This is both on the ice as well as in the stands. Basketball? Forget about it!

I know I’m not mentioning soccer, which I respect as the world’s leading sport, but it is not very big in the USA. I know I have readers from Europe and other places across the world and I just felt the need to explain why I didn’t consider soccer. It’s popularity is growing here but it’s not yet a major sport.

Baseball on the other hand is USA’s national pastime, or at least is officially. Football is probably a better sport to represent my country’s current population. Unlike football, baseball fans are tolerant of fans coming to cheer on the visiting team. There may even be some good-natured trash talk going back and forth.

There are many asexuals who are into video games, particularly RPG’s. Baseball, unlike any other sport I know other than rounders, shares a similar gameplay to titles like Final Fantasy and Ultima. In these games members of the party are sent out into battle one by one, each with different attributes. In baseball batters are sent out one by one as well, each player also with different attributes. In both RPGs and baseball, strategy is important in the order that players will take in the “lineup”.

Those are my thoughts on baseball as the perfect sport for asexuality. Thanks for being here!


A bit about myself….I feel it’s necessary to be a revolutionary in everything I do, so be ready for that. Many of my views are based upon religion being reconciled with science, and I’m quite critical of both. My mind is always open, which does nothing but strengthen my beliefs as they are tested like gold against fire. I am not a judgmental person, as I am not to endure the burden of judging my fellow man. I request, though I would never demand, that y’all don’t get snippy when I don’t agree with you 638598% or even just 100%. Get snippy if you want, it’s just a figure of speech really. There’s room for snippiness. There’s room for everything.

So on to the orientation, which begins ironically with the dissection of a word called orientation. The etymology simply means “The East”, which is why I suppose the Old World would refer to anything east of it to be known as “The Orient” or “The Land of the Rising Sun”.

Later in history, the word came to mean to facing east and goes a little later to have certain bearings pertaining to oneself. Of all the definitions, the one that makes the most sense in this instance is to familiarize with new surroundings, which is what I’ll be doing in this initial message. And the surroundings are not new at all, it’s the perception that we experience that is unfamiliar.

I identify as asexual. I am asked is it a choice? It’s deeper than that. Would it really matter either way?

To ask if it is a choice, I would compare to personal taste in music or food. Sure I have a preference, some edibles are more delicious than others, some music I just feel more, however I feel that the mind can be trained in these cases. It is a choice in that respect, albeit an indirect one.

What about this question in regards to spirituality? That is a feeling and conviction that cannot be chosen, at least in my own personal spirituality. I couldn’t go shopping online and choose a new set of beliefs. I could introduce myself to opposing beliefs to challenge my current notion of reality, in fact I have already been doing that for some time already. Gold and fire!

So what’s my description of asexuality? It has to do with lack of sexual attraction, asexuals do not experience it. Many will not understand asexuality, to this patience is a virtue. There will be misconceptions about asexuals. There is an impressive community on the world-wide-web, and real world communities are beginning to form as well. What an exciting time to be an asexual!

Not much is known about asexuality, but one thing that is known is that at least 1% of the population identify as asexual, that’s at least 68 million people worldwide. It’s a much ignored demographic, but that landscape is rapidly changing. There continues to be growing media interest on the subject, and it is important for it to become observable on greater platforms. The asexual population exists everywhere, it simply need to be united. Getting the ball rolling has been the hardest park, and now that there’s momentum the opportunity to capitalize has arrived. This isn’t a one-person event. The efforts of many driven on unity is a force that cannot be stopped without great reinforcements. Humans are the greatest resource, and individual skills vary from person to person, so everyone has unique tools to empower themselves and others. For now, I bid farewell, with promise to return with more of my thoughts and musings. I want to take the time to thank everybody for reading this message. It means a lot.