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 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 17 Mar 2022, 12:48 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


That last part is a good example of what might happen if a person tries to apply a fiction “rule” in a mechanical fashion. Yes, I think these "rules" are useful guidelines, but sometimes people's standards are so strict, it's hard to tell what they actually think "counts" as a c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your least favorite neurotypical saying?

Posted: 17 Mar 2022, 12:28 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 4,557


For me, it's not so much colloquialisms as things that are said to me regarding my efforts at concentrating on tasks. "Just give yourself over to it." With this one, I always picture the Pod People from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" saying "Just give yourself over. Become...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Excited by conversations rather than people?

Posted: 16 Mar 2022, 2:21 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,500


Yes, this sounds like me. I don't really have a lot of opinions or advice for people on topics outside my areas of interest, so I'm often left just going, "oh boy," "aw, geez," "that sucks," "that's too bad," etc. Also, I may enjoy the company of people, but I...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 11 Mar 2022, 6:57 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


I know what you mean. Maybe people think a character that stays the same doesn't have dimension or is boring. But i think in fiction everything is subjective. You can like and dislike characters all you please. I don't understand when people get too serious about fiction and i say this as a person ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Applying for Disability is difficult to me

Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 945


Thanks for the advice, everyone. After waiting an hour on hold this morning, I managed to get ahold of them and change the phone number. So at least I feel like I was able to start the process. After the last few days, I was starting to think I would never get through. It's a heck of a process. It t...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 6:25 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


A story is a story is a story. However, to be a good story — one that captures and holds my attention — Characters simply must experience some personal change and/or growth. [/opinion] I agree, to a point. I think there can sometimes be a story about "what if this character is thrown into this...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 6:00 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


How many stories have you written? How many have been published? Are you a Creative Writing teacher? I've had a couple stories and poems published, but only in minor journals. I haven't claimed to be a published author. I was a freelance film and theater critic for the local newspapers for many yea...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 5:31 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


How many stories have you written? How many have been published? Are you a Creative Writing teacher? I've had a couple stories and poems published, but only in minor journals. I haven't claimed to be a published author. I was a freelance film and theater critic for the local newspapers for many yea...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 09 Mar 2022, 5:17 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,300


[Originally posted in the Writing forum, but as the examples I've used are from film and TV, I think it goes better here.] Lately, I've noticed a great deal of concern in online fiction discussion with character arcs and whether or not the protagonist "shows growth" over the course of the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Driving and Autism/Aspergers

Posted: 08 Mar 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 2,121


I was home-schooled, so I didn't have Drivers' Ed. I took some private lessons when I was a teenager. The instructor told me that I had to turn my head to look both ways at each intersection. When I later did so, he told me that I did NOT have to turn my head to look both ways at each intersection a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Applying for Disability is difficult to me

Posted: 08 Mar 2022, 9:36 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 945


I'm trying to apply for Disability. Forms, phone calls and labyrinthine websites give me such anxiety, I get hysterical. This involves all three. My Social Security number was rejected by the online form for no apparent reason. One day, I did manage to get ahold of a person at the Social Security of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having "ambition" in life

Posted: 08 Mar 2022, 9:21 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 2,010


I relate to your post. When I was a kid, I wanted to have my own Disney-style entertainment company, with a movie studio and theme parks. Then, as I got older, I wanted to at least work in the animation industry. But how could I expect to get my dream job when just getting a so-called "entry le...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Defund vs. Re -allocate

 Post subject: Re: Defund vs. Re -allocate
Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 9:35 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,626


I really don't know much about this topic, but here's how it looks to me: some people actually want to abolish the police while others just want to re-allocate funds. So the way to get both of these groups on board is to use a deliberately vague slogan that can mean what either group wants it to me...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Defund vs. Re -allocate

 Post subject: Re: Defund vs. Re -allocate
Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 6:28 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,626


I really don't know much about this topic, but here's how it looks to me: some people actually want to abolish the police while others just want to re-allocate funds. So the way to get both of these groups on board is to use a deliberately vague slogan that can mean what either group wants it to mean.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: question concentration and focusing

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 4:52 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,286


When I was a teenager, I had a lot of difficulty focusing on household tasks. I would be asked to clean the kitchen and it would take me far longer than it would have taken either of my parents. Then, my stepfather would come to inspect, find a few crumbs on the counter that I had missed, or some su...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: question concentration and focusing

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 1:21 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,286


I can usually focuse quite well on mindless, repetitive tasks. And on more advanced things IF I'M INTERESTED. It's the things in-between that I have problems with. /Mats This sounds a bit like me. At work, I have an easier time doing tasks in my own department that I'm used to and can do somewhat m...
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