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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What have people said to you that made you suspect AS?

Posted: 22 May 2013, 11:31 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 23,818


"Why do you have to take things so literally" "Why do you have to be so obsessed with science (microbiology), can't you be normal" said at work (I'm a microbiologist) "Why can't you just be normal" Mom repeatedly "That's bloody you" bestmate who knows nothIng about AS after watching the first season...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hypersensitivity to social cues/emotions?

Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 8:01 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4,376


The hardest part for me wasn't noticing the cues and the structure (reading body language and non verbal communication was an early and ongoing 'interest') I found the hardest part adapting was to know when to break the rules/patterns I (possibly we) tend to learn in a structured manner and obsess t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Really feeling feelings

Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 7:49 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 857


Remember when I found out my mate had cancer, felt dead inside and kept being sick. Have seen the same response in NT's sometimes. I think sometimes the mind just can't process things, knows it cant change whats happening things and the body reacts to the stress. Definitely agree though these days e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me?

Posted: 12 Sep 2012, 7:27 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,375


But no. They never took me to see a professional, apparently because I was really smart. Sure, she's weird, sees things that aren't there, stares off into space suddenly, etc. etc. etc., but that's all just because she's really smart. That explains it. /eyeroll Sorry, rant over. EXACTLY!! ! I was a...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: How much can you drink?

Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 529


Too much, in the past 2-3 bottles of wine (normal night up for work next day) or 15-20 pints (followed by a kebab) would be a pretty normal drinking night in the UK (usually on a weekend out with mates). Unfortunately it has a limited effect on me like most pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, seem ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS Male/ People assume or ask if your gay constantly

Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 6,207


Strangely enough I'm 100% straight but I was asked that on a number of occasions when I was living in the US (even when I was with a girl, but all the time in the UK I've never been asked, even when I went drinking with gay friends. I did ask in the US and they said I took too much care of my appear...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Bump when horny

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 8:49 pm 

Replies: 3,111
Views: 32,239


Apparently the rampant rabbit comes in a mains version :S

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 8:45 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 10,133


feddup wrote:
you ppl almost make me wanna try civIV again 8O

no why when III


Beyond the sword made Civ IV a match for CivIII and since the mods (caveman to cosmos is another) have made the game better (at least in a number of ways ai still sucks)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is this a "weird" obsession, even for an aspie?

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 24,014


What do you mean by "clones"? When every high street is exactly the same as the next its usually like Coral, starbucks, Carphone Warehouse, shoe shop, mc donalds, Body Shop, Anne Summers, Burgerking, KFC, Ladbrooks, Mc Donalds, Coral, Greggs, Vodaphone, "random Kebab Shop" Iceland, Orange, Weathers...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 11:55 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 10,133


Got to be Civ4 with all the add ons and mods especially A new Dawn, adds a great level of complexity to the game and makes it interesting. This is still the game I've got the most hours playing. Almost cried when Civ V came out :( lacked so much depth (worse than Civ4 before the add on's patches hav...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Anyone interested in playing a free MMO as a group?

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 11:17 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 8,692


World of tanks is fun, War Thunder is great (currently playing that one on Beta), also got char's on Lord of the rings online. Btw I'm a member of IGC (http://www.internationalgamingcommunity.com/site/) we play several games including those above eve, F1and guild wars 2, and have a teamspeak server....

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: What are you currently playing? :p

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 10:26 am 

Replies: 1,433
Views: 121,790


War Thunder :D pretty good MMO flight sim

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your nightmare manifest?

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 7:15 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,015


Several countries have rules about conducting business from a residential property, might be worth looking that up if the talking to him doesn't work. It could be that he just doesn't realise he's making too much noise. Don't think a note will work (most people would resent that, especially certain ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: I wonder what sex is really like

Posted: 04 Sep 2012, 9:17 pm 

Replies: 67
Views: 944


I imagine squishiness. Probably what a migraine feels like, expect in one's loins. Have to say sex helps me get over my migraines. The best quote I've heard describe sex is House - "Occam's Razor." [Season 1 Episode 3] "Sex… could kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Could I get people to answer a couple of quick questions?

Posted: 04 Sep 2012, 9:07 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 330


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