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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friends are outgrowing me.

Posted: 30 Nov 2014, 4:58 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 983

I am sorry to hear this, and also sorry to admit that it is probably a familiar experience to a number of us here. Friends began to really outdistance me in social / emotional maturity in middle school, and the gap continued to widen for quite a while. One thing that I have observed in my adulthood ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Honesty vs lies

 Post subject: Re: Honesty vs lies
Posted: 30 Nov 2014, 10:45 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 746

I find myself lying about a lot of stupid things. The reason being that in the past, my honest answers to certain topics led to ridicule or abuse. I found as a child that if I said something opposite to what I really thought / felt, people might still make fun of what I said, but it fails to hurt or...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: trouble thinking of things to say

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,124

I have a set of things I comment on which I learned from hearing my mother on the phone when I was a child. I memorized a lot of generic conversation starters just from hearing her side of the conversation. Sometimes she would put the phone on speaker when she was cooking and would talk to people, s...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God does nor exist nor do gods exist!

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Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 225
Views: 10,036

I think God exists as a philosophical concept. This concept is essential to some people's survival. This is why I don't argue existence/nonexistence too vociferously. Ditto the above. Technically you cannot argue that God / gods do not exist, since at the very least they exist as cultural construct...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: this post about fragmented perception is beautiful

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,069

Yes, that is a very accurate and eloquent description of fragmented perception. Thank you for sharing it! Glad to have your perspective, too. I think one thing I would add is that I often get very anxious when I am taking in all these details and I realize something has changed in my environment, bu...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Horrible news in horribly written CNBC article

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 2:21 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,840

"Perfect genetic experiment"--weren't the Nazis into that sort of thing too? 8O

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else do this??

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 2:13 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 554

I have a few variants of this; the funny thing is, that until you mentioned it, I never thought much about it being unusual before. Whenever I arrive at home or work, I have to spend some time walking around, getting my bearings. If someone interrupts me before I have had a chance to do so, I feel v...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Traveling

 Post subject: Re: Traveling
Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 10:09 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 189

I enjoy exploring interesting places, but I have a lot of anxiety preparing for trips and in the airport. I am usually okay once I have something stable to focus on. I hate airports, there are too many things happening. I prefer to ride trains. It is good to travel with someone who can give you some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Write your 3 positives about being on the spectrum

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 9:38 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,084

1) I observe things other people overlook. Especially really small details. My colleagues who are scientists ask me to look at their research material, and writers I know ask me to proof their work. I was walking a property line with someone the other day, and although they had been to the location ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Face Recognition: Context-Dependant?

Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 9:12 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 891

I have always had this problem, even with people who are close to me, so I was really pleased and startled yesterday when I recognized a man walking by my home, who is a groundskeeper where I work. But I recognized him not first by his face, but by his height and unusual way of walking, hunched over...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Weird" things you find soothing

Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 11:19 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 808

Nice puzzle game! I like to have weight on my head. I have two very heavy hats which I wear when I need to be comfortable. Also, I have a pair of fox tails at home which I like to stroke because they are soft. And a favorite rocking chair. And sometimes I sing songs in a made-up language. And I sort...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Elementary

 Post subject: Re: Elementary
Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 628

Sorry, I got waylaid by the discussion and neglected your original question. Holmes in "Elementary" seemed perhaps more ADHD than AS to me, but as I noted, I haven't seen the bulk of the series. I think the Holmes character has been hit with just about every psycological "disorder&quo...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Elementary

 Post subject: Re: Elementary
Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 10:47 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 628

I watched the first three episodes, but dropped it. To be honest, even though I am female I didn't like the dynamic (or lack of it) created by a female Watson. The driving interest in the original stories--beyond the quirky mysteries, fun logic puzzles and eclectic cultural obscura--is the exemplary...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I found my husband on WrongPlanet

Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 10:10 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,106

Thought that must be you, EmeraldGreen!! ! Best wishes to both of you, for an awesome life together! :D

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Count from 0 to 1000 by threes

Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 8,054
Views: 95,613

Technically, I think it is not possible to count from 0 "to" 1000 by threes, since 1000 is not evenly divisible by 3. You will reach 999, to which adding 3 will give a sum of 1002. So you will either fall short of, or surpass, the stated goal of 1000. I think I justified my diagnosis with ...
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