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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Finding girls attractive long before puberty.

Posted: 16 May 2017, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 870


My man-plumbing didn't fully start working until I was 17. My "type" was established between 5 and 8 years of age (it may have stemmed from my gazing at Linda Ronstadt album covers, being in a Hispanic majority area or a combination of the 2). About 10-11 years though I had a fleeting hard...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Giving yourself daily doses of The Red Pill

Posted: 12 May 2017, 11:43 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 283


Let the NT world wallow in The Matrix and their blue-pill sense of fulfillment. Take what you already know and stack it with what you learn every day. If you have a hyperfocus on playing an instrument, give yourself a good hour hands-on every day, no more, no less. Even (ESPECIALLY) on those days wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trying to get a little better every day

Posted: 26 Apr 2017, 11:40 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 137


In regards to improving social skills and dating prospects, in my own personal experience it does tend to give off a higher dividend of confidence the more I venture a bit more out of my comfort level. I am not fully "there" yet but since the time a couple of years ago when I felt "si...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to live again?

 Post subject: Re: How to live again?
Posted: 12 Apr 2017, 11:16 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 438


I keep thinking of the Garth Brooks song, "Learning to Live Again" - "I'm gonna smile my best smile, and I'm gonna laugh like it's going out of style"

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stepping over history

 Post subject: Re: Stepping over history
Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 11:38 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,053


Okay... I caught my breath. That IS a serious issue. Historic preservation. Shopping malls encroach on the Battlefields of the American Civil War. And its tough trade off: the economic growth vs history. I recently read accounts by a prominent person about how all of the Nazi death camps in eastern...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stepping over history

 Post subject: Stepping over history
Posted: 08 Apr 2017, 12:28 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,053


I recently saw a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert that I since learned that the venue was part of the former site of the Ontario Motor Speedway - "The Indianapolis of the West". California Jam 1 and 2 were held there as well as one of Evel Knievel's jumps: The "Evel Knievel" biop...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking on the phone, a horrifying experience everytime.

Posted: 05 Apr 2017, 11:15 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 467


I found the song I was looking for, it's actually called "Hello DJ" by Don Bowman


Ralph Emery was a huge personality in 70s-80s country music, emceed at the Grand Ole Opry

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Some days it's nearly impossible to resist dark urges

Posted: 04 Apr 2017, 11:38 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 282


When you (collectively or hypothetically) get so fed up with the gaslighting, the minimizing, the invalidation, the condescension, the general travesty of what constitutes society. It is such a slippery slope to avoid pulling a Jim Gordon (session musician, most notably worked with Eric Clapton as D...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Loved one with Aspergers is in jail

Posted: 01 Apr 2017, 11:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 976


Frank Zappa managed to spend a month incarcerated and dealt with the loss of his livehihood and overcame it to go on to be known worldwide as a public figure for freedom of speech (and happened to create more than a few musical masterpieces in his lifetime). According to Robert Platt Bell's "Li...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Laughing at things 'neurotypical' people wouldn't find funny

Posted: 29 Mar 2017, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,282


I saw a meme that said:

I laugh, where you get deeply offended.
I'm just a happier person than you'll ever be

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Don't like gaming?

 Post subject: Don't like gaming?
Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 11:31 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 649


I friggin' HATE Gamestop. Nowhere to sit down, slow and clueless employees, loud commercials for their own store, I could go on but it's not an environment for me. I usually get dragged there by someone who claims to be making a "Quick visit" which averages out to 45 minutes. It's really a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking on the phone, a horrifying experience everytime.

Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 467


I have my on days and my off days. Actually I seem to do better when a live person picks up before I have to go into a botched script when I have to leave a voice message. I searched Youtube in vain for a song I heard on Dr. Demento years ago where alcohol helped the caller overcome his hesitation i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: having a drivers license, but don't drive.

Posted: 12 Mar 2017, 11:24 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 384


I succeeded in getting my license at the age of 34, after being rejected at 18 and 24 due to the vision part of the test. Even if OP chooses not to drive, a license is still preferable over a regular ID, some places (stupid, I know) will refuse to accept tenants or even rent out motel rooms on the b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you run at .5 speed or 1.25?

Posted: 03 Mar 2017, 12:16 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 268


If you spend a lot of time on Youtube you'll probably get it easier. For me, most of the time when having to listen to someone or seeking data, I tend to run at 1.25 or 1.5. When it comes to completing a task I set out to, or something where I'm in my Zone, it gravitates toward 1.5, or usually avera...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being stolen from

 Post subject: Being stolen from
Posted: 21 Jan 2017, 12:16 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 326


Once when I was helping an acquaintance I was able to witness someone intercepting a thief, but recently I was inside a gym and someone stole my sole running means of transport, that I reckoned to be reasonably secured. The police in my town are for the most part corrupt and I doubt they are doing t...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Typical concert vs Trans Siberian Orchestra

Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 12:48 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 79


Ironic as it is, as a musician that has played to crowds of about 2000, I have issues with most live sound mixes. The other day I had the good fortune of attending a TSO show. I have to admit, for as many vocalists and musicians (and I was about maybe less than 10 meters from the stage) the sound le...
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