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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pain-tolerance Survey

Posted: 09 Mar 2012, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 5,481


When I was at university, I broke my leg and spent the following two weeks walking every day to and from uni (2 miles in each direction) and around the town (town being Newcastle city centre), I also walked to and from St James' Park for a football match (3 miles each way). Eventually, in a bit of a...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The beer thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2012, 1:26 am 

Replies: 124
Views: 8,739


Beer is something I could talk about for hours (so this post might be long!) I'm a lager man myself, so that's what I'll focus on. On the surface, the UK doesn't really produce good lagers, but scratch the surface and there are some very good ones produced by independent, local and microbreweries. O...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Who thinks Bono from U2 has AS

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 5:25 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,572


I think The Edge is more likely to have it. Doesn't talk much but highly inventive on the guitar. In their early days he basically invented a new style of playing and is the one most responsible for U2's signiture sound. But where was I... oh yeah, I guess Bono could have some spectrum tendencies. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Book for dad with Asperger's

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 558


It's a good book, apart from an insulting analogy for the partners of Aspergians: "When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade." A lemon is a term for something defective. We are not defective. We are not lemons. Aside from that it's great. I think a good starting point, one that covers the basics is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is emotionally connecting with people necessary?

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 4:50 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,523


I think it's massively important. It used to tear me apart that I couldn't do it. Before knowing I have Aspergers, I was so ashamed about it, because I felt all the emotions but couldn't connect with people. Knowing I have Aspergers was fantastic, because I now know I need to, but can work on it. It...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describing your social brain to neurotypicals.

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 2:48 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 5,446


Sometimes I think it's akin to speaking a foreign language. Where as speaking/listening to/reading/writing your own language is natural - something you do automatically, doing that in a foreign language is all the more harder, because you constantly have to think about and work at everything. It req...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The 10-song Shuffle

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 2:17 am 

Replies: 484
Views: 35,345


Just Like A King - Seasick Steve Thank You For The Good Times - Oasis Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey Secret Door - Arctic Monkeys Map Of Your Head - Muse Pearl's Dream - Bat For Lashes Expecting - The White Stripes Do Or Die - Super Furry Animals Big Black Baby Shoes - Captain Beefheart Meeting...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What are you eating?/Last thing you ate?

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 1:51 am 

Replies: 14,287
Views: 548,991


Battered Cod, Chips with Batter scraps and Mushy Peas

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Is your personality more like your mom's or your dad's?

Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 1:46 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 4,028


I have a lot of my dad's traits. I have the same gestures, facial expressions, I sit the same way. Relatives tell me that if I'm talking on the phone, I sound identical to him. I even cough the same way as him. My Mam laughs about how similar my mannerisms are to my dad, although if she's ever annoy...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Covering up the cause of your oddness - white lie

Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 12:49 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,115


Aye, don't cover it, never ever, ever be ashamed of having Aspergers. If your friends are really your friends, then it won't matter to them one iota - yeah, they might ask you questions about it (but that's a good thing). If it does matter to them and they don't want to be friends with you any more,...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Interview the person below you

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 7:58 pm 

Replies: 57,621
Views: 1,414,550


My favourite comedian is called Gavin Webster. He's not particularly famous, only in the North East of England as most of his act involves the region, so there are a load of local references that people from outside of the area simply wouldn't get or understand. He also takes the piss in a way that ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Interview the person below you

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 57,621
Views: 1,414,550


The best pizza I've had would have to be Frutti di Mare (Seafood) pizza by Vincenzos. The worst, would probably be the pizzas back at school. Long time ago now, but they used to be badly made and either soggy or burnt - never in-between. If you were to move to another country, which country would yo...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a random truth (about yourself)

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 2:45 pm 

Replies: 17,785
Views: 924,632


I have two famous relations.

Cary Grant and Che Guevara

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What was your childhood like?

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 5:33 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,287


When I was a teenager I never once had a girlfriend either. I didn't lose my virginity until I was 18. So? Why do so many people have such a big deal with virginity? 18 isn't "late". It isn't anything. I'm nearly 22 and I still haven't and that doesn't bother me one bit. Those two statements I've q...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The 10-song Shuffle

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 7:58 pm 

Replies: 484
Views: 35,345


The Black Keys - Black Mud Blind Willie McTell - Sending Up My Timber Morrissey - I'm OK By Myself The Beatles - From Me To You The Jam - Saturday's Kids U2 - Love Is Blindness Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala Pendulum - Midnight Runner Belle & Sebastian - Seymour Stein Wilson Pi...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I need some advice regarding going to a sporting event

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 649


I've been going to watch Newcastle United since 1985 when I was 6, and in all that time I've never once been bothered by the noise or size of the crowd in a stadium with a current capacity just short of 53,000. In fact, I have always found it a great comfort and until my Aspergers discovery, the onl...
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