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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Are you satisfied with your schedule?

Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 11:02 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,606

I have five classes a week and nothing before 11:30 :D

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Friends and common interests

Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 10:49 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 7,397

I'm so emotionally defunct that these are the only friendships I can have. I've never understood the draw of telling someone all of your feelings. It just seems unnecessary and very uncomfortable.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: have you ever got a strange nickname because of your AS?

Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 10:28 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 6,209

My friends used to refer to me (though rather infrequently, so I'm not sure if this counts) as Spock or Ken Jennings. I don't usually get a lot of nicknames because I have such a weird first name :P

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: speed can cause anxiety?

Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 12:40 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,604

I'm the same way. My mom screams at me whenever I drive because I drive very slowly; I get very anxious over about 40 km/h. But I'm okay riding in the car as long as I don't look at the speedometer.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You can't be autistic because....

Posted: 16 Sep 2009, 12:29 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 5,995

...I have friends.
...I have a sense of humour.
...I can use sarcasm.
...I'm getting an Arts degree, not a Science degree.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I HATE Screaming Children, Crying Babies and Barking Dogs

Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 12:53 am 

Replies: 134
Views: 41,622

Where I work, there's a display of huge, brightly-coloured lollipops on all the counters. And the refusal of parents to purchase them for children ends in me hearing six or seven tantrums a day. Children wailing "MOMMYYYYYYYY!" is the most bloodcurdling sound I have ever heard. Just thinking about i...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Went out last night.

Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 12:25 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,900

Ugh, I know this feeling. I just started university and all my new friends are always trying to go out and do stuff. I personally would rather stay home and talk (or read Wikipedia)...I can't handle the noise, the sheer amount of people, the alcohol, the fact that I don't like pop/hip-hop/dance/tech...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: do you hate people you don't know?

Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 12:14 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 14,023

I always feel angry for no reason at the preppy Hollister guys at my university--but that might be because they talk and go on Facebook in class...or maybe it's because I really dislike trendy clothing.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Roommate Experiences - Good or Bad?

Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 12:02 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,224

They seem nice, but they're a bit too normal for the likes of me :wink:

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Charismatic

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:57 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,052

I know what you mean. When I try to emulate successful NTs, it doesn't work. I think we must have some dead giveaways that make NTs wary of us. Perhaps it's the voice tone/volume issues, or that we have the wrong looks on our faces. But perhaps I'm just overreacting because of my social anxiety maki...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: On why people don't discuss their quirks on normal forums

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:49 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,839

I divulge my quirks quite freely, just to try and get people to realize that I will be doing similar things on a regular basis and to see if they can handle my weirdness. But this is IRL, as I don't frequent any other forums.

Not sure how on-topic that was.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: aspies with accents that are differnt

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,410

I have the typical northern American/Canadian accent, so generally I'm not accused of having a strange accent, but a lot of people tell me that they can't understand me because I don't use a lot of inflection and have a quiet voice. Apparently I am human white noise. I do have a strange problem in w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problems with Clothing

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:37 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 7,569

My clothing issues: No polyester, wool, or anything "slippery" or itchy. EVER. I fluctuate between really loose clothes (for comfort) and really tight clothes (for the pressure). No turtlenecks. I must be covered from my neck to at least my knees to be comfortable. Also, my dream would be a world wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Extreme literalness

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:29 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,733

I get a lot of lectures from my mom on not being so literal and from my dad about not telling him what I misheard.
Personally, I enjoy the pictures my mind creates for certain metaphors; they're generally quite amusing, though I get fewer of them as my repertoire of metaphors expands :lol:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have any support system?

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,188

I've got a few friends who appreciate my "eccentricities", one of whom suggested I might have AS in the first place.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you order the same food

Posted: 14 Sep 2009, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 4,824

I am infamous in my family for living off a set menu of food I will eat.
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