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AngryJackal97
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12 May 2021, 11:01 pm

Hello to all! I'm new! I was diagnosed with High-functioning Autism at age 3. I've come to this forum to hopefully get to meet others like me. One of many things I like is learning more about technology and space. I'm also into Ancient Egyptian Archeology. For awhile I felt very self conscious of how I interacted with those who were considered "neurotypical" as I was bullied in school for being in a Special Ed class (I really hated that!). Now I've recently learned to love myself (the real me) and not the me I was trying to portray to appease to other people. Long story short, I've had a lot of ups and downs with my diagnoses with support from my Mother, Father, friends, and certain teachers, to having to fight long battles against many teachers, bullies, and those who thought they were smarter than me even though they probably couldn't calculate 1+1 (exaggeration, I know! But I'm sure you get what I'm saying)! I have been doing better with my life now vs say, my high school years. I'm finishing up my community college education and planning to further my education in computer programming. Hopefully I'll get to the job I want soon! My hobbies include weightlifting, stargazing, computer games, listening to music, playing pool(aka billiards), and collecting old software and games. Glad to be a part of the community. Also I'm a quite a night owl, so if I make any replies or future posts it'll be late in the evening.



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12 May 2021, 11:28 pm

Welcome AngryJackal!

I like stargazing, music, and shooting pool too!



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12 May 2021, 11:30 pm

YAY another one :alien: :heart: :nerdy:



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13 May 2021, 3:52 am

Welcome to WP!


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13 May 2021, 5:08 am

A warm welcome to Wrong Planet. Sounds like you've had quite the journey. I'm a super space nerd too and into astronomy



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13 May 2021, 12:08 pm

Welcome to WP! I think you can find some nice people here.

And...I retired from working in IT. I discovered that some Trance music made good, not too distracting background music while I was working. For instance, many of Steve Roach's albums, and works by anyone who has collaborated with him.


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13 May 2021, 8:30 pm

Great to meet all of you! I think I'm gonna like this website.



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13 May 2021, 8:41 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)

I also have an interest in astronomy.


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13 May 2021, 9:37 pm

aquafelix wrote:
A warm welcome to Wrong Planet. Sounds like you've had quite the journey. I'm a super space nerd too and into astronomy


And a journey it has been! Thankfully I've seen more positives rather than negatives in my life these days, despite the global pandemic. Any favorite star constellations? I find Draco interesting.



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13 May 2021, 9:45 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)

I also have an interest in astronomy.


Nice! Awesome to see so many interested in astronomy! Also, I gotta love your message wall "Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!". Now that's something I can get behind!



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13 May 2021, 9:53 pm

AngryJackal97 wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)

I also have an interest in astronomy.


I gotta love your message wall "Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!". Now that's something I can get behind!


It's a play on Tony the Tiger and Trix Rabbit. :wink:


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13 May 2021, 9:59 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Welcome AngryJackal!

I like stargazing, music, and shooting pool too!



Thank you! You know after reading this, I just got an awesome idea! One of these day I ought to put in a glass sunroof on my house, put a pool table in that room, and have some mounted speakers on the wall to play some cool relaxing music while I play pool with the stars above me. Heh! Heh! That would be cool!



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13 May 2021, 10:03 pm

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AngryJackal97 wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)

I also have an interest in astronomy.


I gotta love your message wall "Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!". Now that's something I can get behind!


It's a play on Tony the Tiger and Trix Rabbit. :wink:


Noticed that. That's probably why I like it. Good combo and spin off!



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13 May 2021, 11:45 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Welcome to WP! I think you can find some nice people here.

And...I retired from working in IT. I discovered that some Trance music made good, not too distracting background music while I was working. For instance, many of Steve Roach's albums, and works by anyone who has collaborated with him.


Nice! I’ll keep that in mind.



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14 May 2021, 5:05 am

AngryJackal97 wrote:
aquafelix wrote:
A warm welcome to Wrong Planet. Sounds like you've had quite the journey. I'm a super space nerd too and into astronomy


And a journey it has been! Thankfully I've seen more positives rather than negatives in my life these days, despite the global pandemic. Any favorite star constellations? I find Draco interesting.

I've never seen Draco as I live in the southern hemisphere. I find Crux and that area of the sky is very beautiful through a telescope. If you can see Draco from where you live then, I'm assuming you live in the Northern hemisphere and probably can't see Crux. Which is a pity as there are all kinds of goodies in the milky way that northerners can't see.



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15 May 2021, 3:04 pm

Hello and welcome.


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