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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: On being gifted as well as Aspergers

Posted: 16 Oct 2008, 4:37 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 6,258 apparently this weeks episode features a man with AS. he has a massive knowledge of 80's music. give him a date and he can name the top 5 songs. on at 8pm saturday. this show is a way for people to show off their music knowledge (no prizes) Yeah, he's on this board. h...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What complaints have you received from your supervisor(s)?

Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 3:34 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,721

The only complaint I've really gotten was when I was working at a place that makes most of the costumes and heads for Disney. The manager called me into the office and told me that I needed to work on being more punctual (I was showing up about 5 minutes late). But then, he told me that I was doing ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rants

Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 3:19 am 

Replies: 7,560
Views: 469,576

GODD**N MOTHERF**KING SON OF A B**CH!! ! Sorry, but I just saw Fall Out Boy's music video for "I don't care", which I should have gotten to make the life-casts of, for their peel-away masks (life-casts of the entire band, plus Mark Hoppus), as well as work on Senses Fail's new video. My boss knows t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ummm did you know that?

Posted: 15 Oct 2008, 2:47 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,951

Well, LPP, I guess I owe you an apology then. Due to your other thread, I'd assumed that you were trying to use an unpopular theory to discredit a popular psychiatrist when, in fact, you are (perhaps unknowingly) using a respected psychiatrist's ideas to discredit a generally unpopular theory.

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Dexter is an Aspie

Posted: 14 Oct 2008, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,242

Dexter is one of my favorite shows. I agree that he has a lot of aspie qualities. I love the whole 'pretending to be normal' thing and his awkwardness in not knowing what to say when dealing with other people. No, it doesn't mean that suddenly everyone is going to think that anyone with aspie qualit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what charactor from the movies and you relate to in life?

Posted: 14 Oct 2008, 9:14 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 5,802

Elijah Price; "Mr. Glass" from "Unbreakable" (Samuel L. Jackson's character).

Because I have the same rare bone disease that he had and a pretty similar childhood.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ummm did you know that?

Posted: 14 Oct 2008, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,951

I'm sorry, but trying to use one conclusion, that could be wrong, to discredit every other conclusion that a person arrived at in the course of their career is just ridiculous. All that we can do, individually, is observe what we see around us and then try to make sense of it. Throughout the course ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Energy Drinks...and the weird effects

Posted: 14 Oct 2008, 5:27 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,592

Matrix, you should never try amphetamines, cause you will like them waaaay too much.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How do I get a job with a physical disability?

Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 6:48 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,824

You : "I have a condition that causes me to faint if I stand up too long. Could I have a stool, so that I don't end up fainting on the job?" Them : "Sure, there's one in the back office you can use." You : "Thanks" No groveling required. Seriously, your posts make it sound like you're asking for th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Synaesthesia

Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 2:43 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,640

NO WAY!! ! We're visual twinsies!! ! Are there other people with this? Is it called something? Hey, we're even the same age. :P I'm guessing that it's just one of those random variants that just happens occasionally. I've always just called it a red/blue shift, because my left eye sees everything i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you've made up a good life with your autism...

Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 2:11 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,457

I'd say that I've made a pretty good life for myself.

I'm an artist who can say that millions of people have seen my artwork, which has allowed me to live comfortably.

I also have friends who I can depend on if I need help with anything. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with my lot in life.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Synaesthesia

Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,640

OMG! I always see the color red popping out of a flat surface, especially if the background is black. I thought it was some kind of light bending thing from my contact lenses. YAY! I'm not the only one! I'm glad I'm not alone. :) I've talked to people who have heard of it, but no one else who's had...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Drinking and ASD

Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 6:00 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 22,122

From 18-20, I drank pretty heavily...and then my mom found a ton of empty beer bottles in my room (two large trash cans worth...hey, I was a lazy idiot) and confronted me about it. After that, I used weed as a crutch, to the point that I got a prescription for it. Much like NocturnalQuilter said abo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Faces

Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 5:34 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,596

I get accused of that all the time and I'm a girl. people seem to have a hard time believing that I would remember their face "just like that". they automatically think that it's because they are so beautifull and interesting. and I just can't help it lol Hmm...I guess it works the same both ways. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Synaesthesia

Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 5:22 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,640

Yep. I don't care for H's and W's because I perceive them as yellow, which is one of my least favorite colors. I also have a red/blue shift between my right and left eyes. When I see blue and/or red, especially on a black background, the red appears to hover above the page while the blue appears to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is autism? in your own words!

Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 4:55 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,435

I guess my definition of autism would have to include include what my dad, who has Asperger's, refers to as "shifting". "Shifting" would be the the ability to access a place in my mind where nothing around me truly matters. I guess I would describe it as shifting the gears of my mind and accessing a...
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