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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What would be the worst place to take someone on a date?

Posted: 21 Aug 2011, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 166
Views: 12,354

Probably the worst place to take a first date is to your parent's funeral.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: dyspraxia?

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 24,898

Technically I don't have dyspraxia. I have NLD, which has resulted in a lot of the same symptoms. I have difficulty telling where things are in relation to other things, as well as general difficulty with motor skills. Also, my gait is weird, like I'm wearing a heavy invisible parka.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Seasonal Mood Disturbances/Disorder

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 10,268

Yeah, I have seasonal affective disorder. It affects me between November and March, though December to February are especially severe. In the past I've just slogged through it, but this year I'm going to get a full-spectrum light, which are supposed to be really effective. This is the Wikipedia arti...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: If your going to college whats your major?

Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 14,006

Equity studies, with a focus on disability studies. I figure, hell, if I can make a living off my sideshow-quality mind, I might as well.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What do you want in a mate?

Posted: 12 Sep 2010, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 5,968

-Enjoys positive conflict
-Good sense of humour (sort of goes along with fun)
-Knows her own mind
-Compatible world view

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Talk TV - Ep. 6 - Steve Silberman - Pt 1

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 11:51 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 47,146

I doubt very much that Autism Speaks will change its core values. It doesn't believe that autism should exist. Attempting to sue activists who spoke out against it didn't work. Now it's trying another tactic. Attempting to negotiate with these people won't change them; it will only change us. It wil...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Aspergers and (dislike of) black culture?

Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 10:45 pm 

Replies: 220
Views: 41,068

Does punk music and metal music also offend you? I have a hard time with both of those genres due to the loudness thing, and I used to dislike rap, though in the last few years I've warmed to it a little bit. There is, for instance, a fantastic Eminem song called Stan which is unusually melodic for ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Who was your first crush?

Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 6:30 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,927

My first crush was a girl in grade two who I married in a ceremony in the playground. The next year we were divorced when she punched me in the mouth on school photo day. Blood all down my formal white shirt.
I think she's a pyrotechnician now.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Intense gaze"

Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 8,615

I do the intense staring thing at people when they're talking to a group that I'm a part of (like in a classroom, for instance). I only become aware of it when the teacher looks at me funny, like they're disconcerted. One of my high school teachers said I had the tendency to stare right through her....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What would happen to this country is an Aspie was President

Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 7:56 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,168

Calvin Coolidge sounds like he was a bit Aspie: withdrawn, insular, quiet. He's usually ranked as being pretty average by historians. Neither great nor poor.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Early relationship advice

Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 5:07 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 978

If your face and body language aren't really expressive, you might have to verbalize your enjoyment. Just saying stuff like, "I'm having a really good time." would probably help. You might also want to mention that your feelings aren't always physically shown.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Would AS hinder one's goal to be a veterinarian?

Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 7:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,057

Aspies can certainly be vets. I know an Aspie vet; he owns a practise with his extroverted NT wife. She deals with their staff, he deals with the finances, and they both treat animals.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: creative writing

Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 10:57 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,581

I do quite a bit of writing. In the last creative writing class I took at university, nobody- including my prof- knew I had Asperger's. So it was interesting to hear their feedback. With one of my stories, my prof said it was "emotional, but distrustful of emotion". That not only fairly summed up th...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: I'm kind of offended by The Autistic Pride movements

Posted: 19 Jul 2010, 8:15 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 19,417

One of the similarities between autism and being LGBTQ is the issue of invisibility. Most people with autism can choose to pass and pretend to be "normal". Most people with other disabilities don't have that option. Actually, most people who are marginalized don't have the option of invisibility. Bu...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Looking for submissions

Posted: 16 Jul 2010, 9:05 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,851

Mr. Robison, it's great to hear from you. I loved your book. My intention was not to criticize you. I believe it's important that when creating a body of literature within a community that individual works react to and communicate with each other. That's how a body of literature grows, develops, and...
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