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 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: What was the first video game you had?

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 5:34 am 

Replies: 189
Views: 21,375


First console game: Pitfall for the Atari
First computer game: Wolfenstein 3D

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Favorite genre

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 5:25 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,654


RPG, action-adventure, the occasional RTS (I'm terrible at them, though). Don't usually like FPSs unless I get to shoot zombies.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Retro Gaming!!

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 5:20 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,904


I love retro games. My favorite system is the NES, but I also like the SNES and Sega Genesis (favorite games include Zelda, Bubble Bobble, Ninja Crusaders, Dr. Mario). Collecting them is something of a hobby of mine. It's surprisingly difficult finding people who enjoy them, though, and they are oft...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What song are you listening to now?

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 2:39 am 

Replies: 29,149
Views: 1,368,074


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sry0HezyGqE[/youtube]

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Addressing people by name

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 7,717


I also hate those people who say your name several times in a conversation. Apparently that is a trick salesmen, HR people, therapists and such are taught to connect more to the person they're talking to. Unless I like the person I feel somewhat violated by them using my name, same as with unwanted...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: IF I have AS, will my Kid have it?

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 10:30 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 6,078


I wonder this myself (from the opposite perspective of assuming the father is NT). But I worry that it's a double-edged sword: if the kid had autistic traits, I would feel guilty. If it was an NT, I wouldn't be able to relate to it, and who wants a child they can't relate to?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Addressing people by name

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 8:53 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 7,717


This is very interesting. I wasn't aware that it's an aspie thing. I have always had trouble calling people by name. I'm terrible at remembering names, as many have mentioned before me, but even when I know the person's name, I hate to say it. It feels intimate and somehow threatening to do so. Ever...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What song are you listening to now?

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 7:47 am 

Replies: 29,149
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The Patient - Tool

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

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 7:43 am 

Replies: 14,564
Views: 587,750


1234 wrote:
Kiwi's :D
The yellow ones.


There are yellow kiwis? 8O I am intrigued.

I am currently consuming wine and cheese, which is an indulgence rather than a stereotype in these parts.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: What happens when you get overstimulated?

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 7:38 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5,160


I start off by getting twitchy, which turns into stimming (which I hope still just looks like "twitchy," but I certainly can't judge). If the over-stimulation continues for more than a few moments, the twitching/stimming stops and is replaced by a sort of derealization. Like jec6613, I become essent...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I can't identify my feelings or know who I am as a person...

Posted: 11 Aug 2010, 3:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5,853


I'm afraid I don't have any advice to give you, so maybe I'm not very helpful in that regard. But I thought I would post just to say that you're not alone in this area. While I've never hit on a gay guy, I have been told by my friends that I have no "gaydar"--to the point where, apparently, I am hil...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Just another desperate Aspie

Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 9:02 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 829


I have been occasionally reading this forum for a couple of years now, but have not participated. You all proved immensely helpful when I was first learning what it meant to be a woman with Asperger's, and I thank you all for that. However, despite the initial relief that came with diagnosis, I have...
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