Creative Post Prompts

Handdrawn illustration of a green meadow foreground, dotted with yellow, red and white flowers, against a blue pond with a background of green grasses, shrubs and evergreen-style trees. Scene is overlaid with the dark green/light green/white/grey/black stripes of the aro pride flag. The text Aro Worlds Post Prompts sits across the image in a black, antique handdrawn type, separated by two ornate Victorian-style black dividers.

If you’re wanting to make creative aro-spec content, support aro-spec creators or discuss content as it relates to aro-specs, but you’re not sure where to begin or need a little inspiration, you’re at the right place!

This is a handy list of content-related prompts that always have a home on the @aroworlds Tumblr. These prompts are meant to make a shared space for  our wonderful aro-spec content creators and aro-spec audiences who want to discuss their favourite media pieces or share with us their hopes for future aro-spec representation.

This is based on my original post for Awareness Week 2019, but I take submissions and @ mentions all year around. I’d love to see responses to these prompts turn up in Tumblr’s new #arospec creations tag!

All prompts are open to original and fancontent responses alike, can be explored through characters both canon and headcanon, and are open to any aro-spec identity or combination of identities involving one or more aro-spec identity. Please note that creative aro-spec content that doesn’t fit these prompts is always more than welcome, too.

Visual Art

Responses can include:

  • Posting your own aro-spec visual artworks, like paintings or drawings
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec visual artists
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec visual artworks
  • Creating moodboards around aro-spec themes, identities, experiences or characters

Poetry

Responses can include:

  • Posting your own poetry or links to poetry collections
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec poets
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec poems and works of poetry
  • Reviewing your favourite aro-spec works of poetry
  • Posting YouTube videos of folks reading aro-spec poetry

Plays, Podcasts and Film

Responses can include:

  • Posting your own scripts for current or future aro-spec TV episodes, plays, podcasts or films
  • Posting fanfiction concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) in visual/auditory creative media
  • Posting meta discussions concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) in visual/auditory creative media
  • Posting moodboards or fanart concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) in visual/auditory creative media
  • Posting YouTube videos about aromanticism or aro-spec characters
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec-friendly TV shows, TV episodes, plays, podcasts or films
  • Reviewing your favourite aro-spec-friendly TV shows, TV episodes, plays, podcasts or films

Comics and Manga

Responses can include:

  • Posting your own comics, be they pages from a larger comic or a short webcomic, concerning aro-spec characters
  • Posting fanfiction concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) from comics, webcomics or manga
  • Posting meta discussions concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) in comics, webcomics and manga
  • Posting moodboards or fanart concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) in comics, webcomics and manga
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec comics, webcomics and manga
  • Reviewing your favourite aro-spec comics, webcomics and manga

Pride Craft and Merch

Responses can include:

  • Posting photos of your own pieces of aro-spec pride craft and merch
  • Listing or linking to pieces of aro-spec pride craft and merch you wish to own
  • Listing or linking to creators of aro-spec pride craft and merch
  • Reviewing favourite pieces or creators of aro-spec pride craft and merch

(Note: this can include plush, jewellery, clothing, keychains, accessories, home decor pieces, stationery, stickers, anything.)

Music and Playlists

Responses can include:

  • Posting your own music relating to aro-spec themes or experiences
  • Listing or linking to songs or playlists that are aro-spec friendly or concern aro-spec themes or experiences
  • Listing or linking to songs or albums by aro-spec musicians
  • Composing playlists that are aro-spec friendly or concern aro-spec themes or experiences
  • Posting meta discussions and reviews about favourite aro-spec musicians or music

Books and Fiction

Responses can include:

  • Posting or linking to your own books or stories concerning aro-spec characters and experiences
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec writers
  • Listing or linking to your favourite aro-spec books, stories and fiction pieces
  • Reviewing your favourite aro-spec works
  • Posting fanfiction concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) from books
  • Posting meta discussions concerning aro-spec characters (or characters headcanoned as aro-spec) from books

How to Participate

If there’s external links in your post, Tumblr won’t show it in the tags. @ mentions are the most–but not completely–reliable way to get my attention. If I miss it, which is quite likely given Tumblr and its frequent inability to alert me to @ mentions, please send an ask or submission with a link to the post.

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