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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm doubting my diagnosis

Posted: 30 Jan 2022, 7:50 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,414

I have never had a routine if I had a choice and I've always disliked routine. I loved when there were changes to the daily routine because I was bored otherwise. As an adult, I have struggled to have any sort of routine or structure. Abiding by routine has always felt restrictive to me. This is me...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Job? What job?

 Post subject: Job? What job?
Posted: 30 Jan 2022, 7:40 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 818

For most of my life I've been either self employed or un-. (Including many years as a househusband.) I'm an absolutely terrible employee in most fields. First, I'm slow, because I can't learn routines or manual skills to the point where they're automatic. So I stop and think what I'm doing in situat...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Sherlock

 Post subject: Re: Sherlock
Posted: 30 Jan 2022, 7:09 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,271

The series at first did try hard to reflect the original characters. (Which made me very annoyed that they didn't do the same with Mycroft. He'd have been a far more interesting character as an antisocial recluse like the original, only moreso in this century, when he could work exclusively by telep...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Questions about you

 Post subject: Re: Questions about you
Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 8:41 am 

Replies: 5,558
Views: 998,380

What is your first name? Bertram Age: 70 Location: Skane, Sweden Hobbies and Interests: Writing, woodland walks Why are you here? Well, after the Big Bang created the Universe, a galaxy formed with some nice yellow stars, one of which had some planets... OK, I'm recently diagnosed and looking for pe...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: What is your specialist subject/interest?

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 8:24 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,789

History, mythology and fantasy, and the overlap. (Alternate histories like steampunk, and fantasies involving real history, like Mercedes Lackey's Elizabethan adventures with elves.)

Writing. I started with science fiction but seem to have found my genre in erotic romance!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being in a foreign country

 Post subject: Being in a foreign country
Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 3:21 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,092

A couple of years back I emigrated from England to Sweden. (Family reasons unconnected with this forum.) I've always been able to make myself at home wherever I wound up, but still, I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly I settled in to living in a new country. Recently it dawned on me that bein...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Sherlock

 Post subject: Sherlock
Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,271

In the opening episode of "Sherlock" Lestrade calls him a psychopath, and Holmes retorts "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath." But he always looked to me like a classic Asperger's, making a career of being able to describe his pattern recognition in terms neur...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi, I'm new here

 Post subject: Hi, I'm new here
Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 2:34 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 709

Some ten years ago, I was describing to a therapist how my childhood was burdened by an inability to understand what people were saying; I could hear the words fine, they just sometimes didn't translate into meaning. She said "Are you dyslexic?" I started to say, no, actually I learnt to r...
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