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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how do these aspie do it

Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 12:40 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,103


I never had a social life that was active. I did go to bars and clubs. I went to big noisy clubs for specific music I liked. The small neighborhood pubs I went to were not that noisy and attracted mellow people. It took awhile but once people got to know me and for me to know them people did seem to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnoses. 42years later!!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 11:50 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 841


As a person who found out who I really was at age 55 last year relief seems to mild a word for what I felt. Thanks for pointing him in the direction that allowed him to have those feelings.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: 40th Anniversary of "Carrie"

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 535


Stephen King: How I wrote Carrie
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/a ... rie-horror

How Carrie changed Stephen King's life, and began a generation of horror
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/a ... ing-horror

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: In reality the Beatles songs werent all that good

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,857


The Bealtles psychedelic work changed the music world in large part because they were already incredibly popular. Those merseybeat pop songs was a big factor in Beatlemania

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: The Reorg means we will all be judged on our "people sk

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 3:42 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 728


Hate to be a Debbie Downer http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Debbie_Downer but the company culture/atmosphere that you thrived in all these years has deterioited and all the indications are it is going to get worse. I would do those things. Contact a disability rights lawyer and start updating your resu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: LFA austim=good writer

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 3:18 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 845


Prof_Pretorius wrote:
Well, for one thing, we're grammar nazis.
And spelling experts.


Not me

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Putting off easy tasks forever?

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 778


It is easy for me to shop. I just do not like it so I put it off.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is not having sensory issues proof that I just have ADHD?

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 3:12 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 669


From the DSM 5 Autism Spectrum Disorder criteria "B. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, as manifested by at least two of the following , currently or by history ( examples are illustrative, not exhaustive ; see text):" 1. Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to think more socially, i.e. think neurotypically.

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 2:44 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,010


I have met many many selfish NT's. The advantage they have over me is that they tend to have more innate knowledge of group dynamics that they use for selfish ends.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: supportgroup experiences

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 2:40 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 461


Another support group style I have seen used is that the facilitators go around the room and ask people to talk about an issue that is stressing them. People will give suggestions to that person. How many facilitators? You have to decide if the facilitators are going to be. A. Non expert persons on ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Areas of Interest. Does anyone else find they do this?

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 673


I am like this. A lot of employers do not like this.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Put my foot in my mouth today

Posted: 04 Apr 2014, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,583


This thread is highly confusing to me. What exactly does it mean? :? http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/put+foot+in+mouth "put one's foot in one's mouth and put one's foot in it; stick one's foot in one's mouth" "to say something that you regret; to say something stupid, insulting, or hurtful" McG...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Touching people feels unnatural

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,314


Touching feels just yucky. If anybody touches me between my shoulders and neck I jump up like somebody shocked me. Most people do get offended when you react negatively to these gestures.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: In reality the Beatles songs werent all that good

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,857


As a child of the '70s, I grew up during the post Beatles hangover. I love their personalities, I am fascinated by their story, but aesthetically, they just do not do it for me, neither visually (thinking of the gross yellow submarine aesthetic that made childrens books of the 70s puketacular) or s...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Anyone wanna talk female-fronted bands?

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 9:03 pm 

Replies: 204
Views: 17,083


From various eras
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPK7ZF6jfJE[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65KzB_eRFA[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqUb_iHfVk[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC-_lVzdiFE[/youtube]

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Anyone wanna talk female-fronted bands?

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 204
Views: 17,083


From various eras
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPK7ZF6jfJE[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65KzB_eRFA[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqUb_iHfVk[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC-_lVzdiFE[/youtube]
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