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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody here diagnosed in childhood (under 16)?

Posted: Today, 9:36 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 200


Me, me! I'm not sure of the exact age, but I was already in school, yet younger than 10. Probably 9. I think that one of the reasons I got mine so early was the fact that I kept going to the doctor's all the time anyway due to a physical problem, so my behavior during those various visits (and durin...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Post a book you're reading

Posted: 26 Jul 2021, 5:53 am 

Replies: 4,266
Views: 312,974


Just finished Sakura's Story: Love Riding the Spring Breeze by Ohsaki Tomohito.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Social interaction: What kinds are hardest/easiest for you?

Posted: 26 Jul 2021, 3:56 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 328


Hmm well, I suppose easiest would be a one on one talk to someone about something that interests us both and that both of us know a decent amount of. Official stuff like going to a doctor is also very easy if it's a routine like thing and I know what I'm supposed to say and do. Hardest, well, lots o...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Did the pandemic affect you differently than a neurotypical?

Posted: 26 Jul 2021, 3:17 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 336


I think that when the restrictions and the lock down started, I might have been more stressed than an average person since my routines got messed up, but as time went by, I got used to things pretty easily. I got to keep my job, just had to do a different thing from home during the lock down. With a...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: scale of -10 to +10, how do you feel right now?

Posted: 25 Jul 2021, 2:17 am 

Replies: 33,795
Views: 1,628,935


-5...? Mentally mostly okay, got some stress, but my physical condition is making me grumpy. I got the second shot of the vaccine yesterday, which led to my arm aching all night, which led to only a few hours of sleep, which in my case leads to headache, dizziness and this time, slight feeling of na...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Are you fully vaccinated for COVID-19?

Posted: 24 Jul 2021, 3:49 am 

Replies: 132
Views: 1,590


Not yet, but will be in a few hours.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good with animals?

Posted: 24 Jul 2021, 3:36 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 685


Not really, but they aren't unusually aggressive at me or anything, either.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: "It's Too Late."

 Post subject: Re: "It's Too Late."
Posted: 23 Jul 2021, 3:24 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 442


Sorry for your losses, Fnord. Personally, the ones I feel the most sorry for are the ones who really can't take the vaccine due to real health reasons. I'm sure many of them would if they could, but they can't, so their hope is in being extra careful and in other people taking the vaccine so that so...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Worried about restrictions being lifted

Posted: 20 Jul 2021, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 89


You know, the covid ones. I understand that they're bad for economy, but so is hospitals being full, the staff being overworked and lots of people at home or in quarantine due to infections and exposure, and unable to work because of it. At the very least, they should've cancelled all the festivals ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do people think ASD = criminal

Posted: 20 Jul 2021, 1:33 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 668


IsabellaLinton wrote:
I never heard that stereotype in my whole life until I joined WP.


Same. I'd heard about lots of stereotypes about aspies before I joined, but this was a new one.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you happy today.

Posted: 19 Jul 2021, 7:31 am 

Replies: 27,293
Views: 995,294


Went to a toystore to pass time while waiting for the bus. There I saw barbie dolls, both men and women, that were in wheelchairs. First time I saw such dolls; I don't think there were any of them around when I was a kid.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Quiet hands vs Manspreading vs Other controling things

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 9:28 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 342


The point is that she put a lot of psychological pressure on me to say yes, as she was having phone calls with me on a daily basis, few hours a day, until I finally said yes. You didn't need to answer, or you could've cut the talk short. And there is a good chance I will, once the semester starts. ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: scale of -10 to +10, how do you feel right now?

Posted: 14 Jul 2021, 9:54 am 

Replies: 33,795
Views: 1,628,935


-4...? Physically I'm fine, though tired because of the hot weather. But I just verbally threw my dad out of my apartment. He just came here unannounced, didn't even call from the parking lot this time, and expected to get to stay until 19:30 when he has a time for vaccination. On some other day it ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Quiet hands vs Manspreading vs Other controling things

Posted: 14 Jul 2021, 9:38 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 342


You're a legal adult, so there was no way she was able to force you to stay with her. If you really didn't want to, you could've just said no. Or you could leave her place now. She's doing you a HUGE favor by letting you live at her place for free, so the least you can do is to follow her rules, eve...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Quiet hands vs Manspreading vs Other controling things

Posted: 13 Jul 2021, 11:02 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 342


My mom says that all parents, especially mothers since mothers are usually the ones taking care of the children more than fathers, will always see their children as just that, their children, even if they are adults, so there is an unconscious need for advising their children. Sometimes it's a good ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I hate saying my name

 Post subject: Re: I hate saying my name
Posted: 13 Jul 2021, 9:23 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 147


Same, though clearly for a different reason. I haven't liked my name or saying it since I was a kid, but I was an adult by the time I realized what might have caused it. You see, when I was small, my sister and half sister picked on me by singing this song that was about a woman who was my namesake....
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