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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Mistakes in Art

 Post subject: Re: Mistakes in Art
Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 4:45 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 956

Mistakes are pretty common. Here is a time-lapse digital painting process by someone who is definitely pretty skilled: In the first minute of the video (which corresponds to about 20 minutes of real work time) you can see that the artist selected and rotat...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Feeling depressed, without any real reason behind it.

Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 4:27 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 481

Well, I guess a depressive disorder, e.g. dysthymia , could be considered a form of insanity! I have the same problem. Mine is kind of cyclical, so even without treatment, I'll be fine for several months, then gradually get sadder and sadder. Then when I have this problem in combination with a legit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you consider drawings private?

Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 4:01 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,059

I think you should have the right to keep drawings private. I've had some that I want to keep private and many more that I'm only comfortable sharing with internet anonymity.

Unfortunately, kids are often not afforded the right to privacy on anything.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why does the US hate intelligence

Posted: 09 Mar 2016, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,202

Are you figuring performers/athletes would be exempt from any wealth-related tax increases? I don't know where you're getting that. I think there are less arguments in favor of those people being taxed because no one ever argues against them being taxed.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Study: reading fiction may enhance social skills

Posted: 08 Mar 2016, 2:09 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 685

I think it probably helps, especially in large quantities. I used to have major social problems pretty bad as a kid, but from ages 9 through 17 I read a crap-ton of fiction. Nose in a book almost constantly. Mostly Animorphs and fantasy novels. While biological maturity, life experience, and owning ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you had a button that made you NT, would you press it?

Posted: 08 Mar 2016, 1:53 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,009

I'll say yes, but it depends where you're drawing the NT line. By some definitions, I'm already NT. By other definitions, it means something I wouldn't want to be. I like all the BAP personality traits, but a lot people where I live have those traits without having any neurological or developmental ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why does my family want me to move back in with my parents?

Posted: 08 Mar 2016, 1:44 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,405

Maybe they want you to move in so they can save money? That is, they figure you'll keep your job and pay them a smaller rent than you'd pay living on your own, so there's more money for all of you. Even if they're not facing financial hardship, they'd probably like a couple hundred extra bucks a mon...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Whats the best med for Autism?

Posted: 08 Mar 2016, 1:19 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,390

I take amphetamine salts (Adderall) for attention problems and "brain fog," but I recently started to suspect that it might be helping with sensory issues to. (Alternatively, withdrawing from it makes sensory issues worse. Hard to tell which.) Alas, the sensory issues are still pretty bad,...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Gay Sex on GOTs EWWWWWWW

Posted: 08 Mar 2016, 12:09 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 425

LOL, I also read "grapes" :lol: Anyhow, it's weird to me that a lot of people are disturbed by anything sex-related that they personally find unsexy, which is especially annoying with how many things people consider sex-related. For example, bikini swimsuits are considered sexy, so for a t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does the flat affect scare NT"s

Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 11:56 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,868

The comments about aloofness make me think it's the usual talkative extrovert whining at someone for being an untalkative introvert. I live in a place where introversion is common, and back when I was in school, I'd get a lot of comments to that effect from only certain people. But it still seems a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I just got the "you can't possibly have autism" line

Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 11:45 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 3,577

Okay, I never understood that one part of the diagnostic criteria. At least in the DSM 5, difficulty understanding irony/metaphors/idioms/sarcasm is not even part of the diagnostic criteria for ASD. Not even one of those optional symptoms. It's a requirement for Social Pragmatic Communication Disor...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Paying for people

 Post subject: Re: Paying for people
Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 11:11 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 720

It seems most people have mixed feelings about favors. I'm in this camp. The below is something I've written on it before. When someone does something nice for someone else, the beneficiary often feels obligated to repay the favor in some way. If the benefactor insists that the favor does not need t...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Why is this often the case with blondes?

Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 11:05 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 3,861 has some neat, albeit slightly depressing, data on relative attraction between racial groups. Seems like there is a strong trend for people to prefer their own race. It doesn't single out arab or blonde, but I figure blondes are pretty much all white.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone picked up new stims?

Posted: 07 Mar 2016, 9:59 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 570

I've started humming a lot, even though I never used to.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you take care of your hair?

Posted: 05 Mar 2016, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 3,662

It's a common problem for me. I have trouble remembering to brush my hair, and sometimes I don't do a good enough job when I do brush it. Then it gets horribly tangled and it's even harder to get it thoroughly brushed, so it gets increasingly bad until I have these big matted knots that I have to ei...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many traits can a person be lacking and still have ASD?

Posted: 05 Mar 2016, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 3,883

If anyone's curious about how close to the borderline you can get without quite qualifying for an ASD diagnosis, I'll offer myself as an example. My aspiequiz score is 145 ND and 45 NT, my AQ score is 37, AQ-10 score is an 8. My traits: ⋅ I used to be a complete moron socially, but I have ...
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