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Hus
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20 Oct 2022, 10:30 am

Hello,

I'm Hus. My mother tongue is not English, so sometimes I can write something rude, without knowing it. If you can please tell me that, so I can try to fix that, and this way you would help me learn something new. I'd be happy.

Age: 34

Location: The Netherlands

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, writing, knitting, crocheting, upcycling projects, sudoku, puzzles, watching movies, visiting museums, history, literature, organizing my things at home (like drawers, cupboards etc)...

Why are you here? I am looking for some place to find answers to my questions and also hoping to find like minded people, maybe become friends..

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2 years ago my psychologist diagnosed me as ''at the edge of ASD''. I am still trying to figure out what that means. Ofcourse I am not alone, I still see her and sometimes I feel like I totally got it but sometimes I am lost in information, confused. So I don't know if I am autistic or not.

Favorite subjects: Literature, movies, organization or tidying methods for life/house/brain.

Favorite music: I can not think of one particular type of music but I am sure it's not hiphop, rap, electronic or techno music. Lyrics are mostly more important to me than music itself. But sometimes I like the songs in the languages I don't understand. So there must be a pattern but I don't know what it is:)

Books: Hard to answer. These days I am reading 1Q84 from Haruki Murakami and I like it a lot. I find Adalet Agaoglu (from my home country, Turkey), Jose Saramago, Sayaka Murata and many others fascinating.

TV shows/Movies: Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Monk, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Derry Girls, Fleabag, Fargo, Wes Anderson movies, Harry Potter movies, Jim Jarmusch movies, Richard Linklater movies, Stranger than Fiction, Tony Gatlif movies, Ricky Gervais movies and TV shows, Westworld, PK, 3 Idiots, Star Trek ( especially Enterprise, Voyager and the Next Generation) ... Vizontele, Ethos, Wild Pear Tree (Turkish)...

Do you like sports? Not really, I don't enjoy watching or being in competition, it makes me stressed. I want to do sports just to keep my body healthy but I find it really hard to get motivated. At least I like walking so I can move.

Family: My parents and siblings are in Turkey. I am married, have a husband, no kids.

Clothing: I like comfortable clothes, mostly cotton and mostly T shirt+sweatshirt and trousers and sports shoes.

How did you find this website? I was googling ''Haruki Murakami autism'', trying to find if he had some explanation about his autistic seemed characters. Couldn't find anything about it but saw a website called ''wrongplanet'', loved the name:)

Job: I don't have a job and yes, that bothers me a lot but social anxiety etc...It's hard to explain in a few sentences but I guess you people can understand it.

Plans for the future? To be able to work or at least to decide that I will not work so I can get rid of those panicky thoughts in my head, to be able to leave home regularly, for a purpose, doing voluntary jobs, having friends, keeping the friends that I have now, writing a book, not feeling regret in my deathbed.

Thanks and I hope to be here again,

Hus



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20 Oct 2022, 11:48 am

What is your first name? Mike

Age: 77

Location: UK

Hobbies and Interests: DIY, cosmology

Why are you here? seeking understanding of my ASD after a lifetime of rejection

When were you diagnosed? two months ago

Favorite subjects: Cosmology, UFO's, Sasquatch, and other weird stuff

Favorite music: Varied, not hung up on any type.

TV shows/Movies: Varied

Do you like sports? Don't follow, but view finals of F1, soccer, football, baseball

Family: married, four grown up children

How did you find this website? search

Job: Retired

Plans for the future? Find connections without commitments.

Any comments? :

I was always the kid on the outside looking in wondering why rejection followed me everywhere. I'm 77 now having lived a friendless life of weirdness over a checkerd past. I recently submitted to an ASD diagnosis that proved positive. If there was any consistency throughout my life, it was with repetitive attempts to join social groups always ending in failure with my inability to connect with people and becoming stigmatized in various ways. I have always held down a job, sometimes excelling at my work but never as a team player. I spent the last 20 years as a self-employed tree stump grinder which suited my need for space, and as an outlet for my practical machine maintenance/repair skills.

My first wife of 12 years marriage walked out because I was boring. My current marriage of 35 years only lasted because my wife has got her own issues dealing with agoraphobia---what a pair we make! We both realized there are few people out there who would put up with either of us---so stick with who you know. It's been a marriage of toleration as I really don't know the meaning of love.

I was an unwanted child---that's the way I felt. I was not abused in any way but just felt unwanted not regularly experiencing affection. As a child, my mother called me a "cold fish" unaware that she needed to first make her "love" apparent to me. I had an older brother (nine years) who never married and died at age 51. He was a good brother to me. He had "mother" issues that translated into a mistrust of women. I believe both he and my father also had this "malady" indeed, when I recall memories of my uncles/cousins, they all had their emotional issues. Closeness and engagement weren't a family trait on my father's side of the family.

So here I am through many twists and turns, 3k miles away from what used to be home, and at what I now call home. I don't pretend to be some sort of sage or to be relied upon to offer useful advice. My history of engagement and reciprocity with people would not fill an egg cup.



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21 Oct 2022, 5:57 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet , hus And Mike, hope you find people that might have common thought processes.
Or just entertaining / interesting reading . :D


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25 Oct 2022, 7:05 pm

What is your first name? Ryan

Age: 30

Location: United States Of America

Hobbies and Interests: Video Games, Photography, Programming, Technology, Nature, Space, Bicycling

Why are you here? I have autism (PDD-NOS) and want to learn more about myself as well as others who are diagnosed. Plus I wanted to find a community where I don't feel alienated.

When were you diagnosed?: When I was around 1 or 2 years old according to my Mom. I found out about my diagnoses from her in 6th grade.

Favorite subjects: Computer related subjects

Year/Grade: Graduated High School in 2010. Currently a returning community college student.

Favorite music: Kind of depends on what I feel like listening to

Books: Harry Potter, Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series

TV shows/Movies:

TV Shows: Xavier Renegade Angel, Rick and Morty, and some other Adult Swim shows, Gravity Falls, Cosmos(Both Carl Sagan and Neil Degrasse Tyson) A lot of Cartoon Network Shows from 1999-2006 As well as most Nickoldean shows from the 90s to early 2000s.

Movies: The Matrix Trilogy(Except for Resurrections), Alien and Aliens, Terminator 1 and 2, a lot of the Marvel movies as well as some of the DC movies(Mostly the animated films). There's some others, but this is what I can think of off the top of my head.

Instrument: Played trumpet back in school, but I haven't played much of anything lately. Might get back into music someday.

Do you like sports? I played soccer during my High School years, I enjoy walking/hiking around different forests, and parks. Other than that, I'm not really much of a sports person.
Family: Mom, Dad, a brother and 3 cats

Clothing: I wear whatever I feel like wearing unless I have to dress nice for an event. The only favorite clothing brands I like is Liquid Blue who make some amazing Tie-Dye shirts, and Black Lantern for their nature themed clothing. Other than that, I'm not much of a fashion enthusiast.

How did you find this website? Stumbled upon it on Google a few years ago and have lurked on it once in a while since. Hopefully I can spend more time on this website now.

Job: Currently on work leave trying to find a different job position. It's a complicated story.

Plans for the future? Find a software development job or at least something in the IT industry and move out of my hometown for a fresh new start

Any comments?
Always happy to know that there are havens for people like us.



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25 Oct 2022, 8:01 pm

Age: 32

Location: Portland, Oregon

Hobbies & Interests: Space, Oceans, Writing, Movies, Nature, anything related to unsolved historical mysteries.

Why are you here?
I've been a member of Wrong Planet since I was 16 was diagnosed with AS/HFA three years before.

Year/Grade: Graduated High School in 2008, have been stuck in college ever since.

TV Shows:
Looney Tunes, Hogan's Heroes, NOVA, The Equalizer, NCIS franchise, FBI franchise, Call the Midwife.

Movies:
Lord of the Rings, the "main" Harry Potter films (I don't like the prequel films), Fight Club, Dunkirk, Pan's Labyrinth, The Birds. (I'm sure there's more, but these are the ones I can immediately think of right now.)

Books:
The Metamorphosis, Slaughterhouse 5, Harry Potter, Fight Club, Naked Lunch, some works by Stephen King.

How did you find this website?
I happened upon this website entirely by chance when I was 16.


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26 Oct 2022, 1:56 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet Ryan. , many Happy Landings .


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26 Oct 2022, 1:57 pm

WB to Wrong Planet AnonymousAnonymous


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Location: Los Angeles, CA

03 Nov 2022, 9:35 pm

What is your first name? Wil, He/Him

Age: 30

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Videogames and board games, game development, art and music of all kinds, building small models, fiddling with electronics, fixing stuff.

Why are you here? First of all this BBcode forum is very nostalgic for me. I also like reading the experiences of people I can relate to, and I can tell I have a lot to learn here

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Basically last week, Oct 28, 2022. ASD1, ADHD, Dysgraphia.

Favorite music: mewithoutYou, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, BADBADNOTGOOD, Vince Staples, and too many more to list here.

Books: I'm honestly not a great reader :tongue:

TV shows/Movies: Sci Fi, Comedy, also a bunch of streaming content and creators on youtube and twitch.

Instrument: I play guitar and bass but only for myself.

Do you like sports? I'll go to a game and have fun but I don't follow seasons or teams.

Family: Mostly insane, but I'm lucky enough to be engaged to the love of my life and her family is normal.

Clothing: Black jeans, solid color t-shirts

How did you find this website? Google of course

Job: I was a lighting technician (grip) for a long time, but currently between careers

Plans for the future? Get a job in the game industry, create art, enjoy life

Any comments? I'm mostly a lurker (it took me about 2 hours to write this) but I'm excited to be part of the community, and love to create and collaborate especially now that I'm not constantly worrying about what's wrong with me :mrgreen:



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04 Nov 2022, 8:08 am

Lockroach wrote:
What is your first name? Wil, He/Him

Age: 30

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Videogames and board games, game development, art and music of all kinds, building small models, fiddling with electronics, fixing stuff.

Why are you here? First of all this BBcode forum is very nostalgic for me. I also like reading the experiences of people I can relate to, and I can tell I have a lot to learn here

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Basically last week, Oct 28, 2022. ASD1, ADHD, Dysgraphia.

Favorite music: mewithoutYou, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, BADBADNOTGOOD, Vince Staples, and too many more to list here.

Books: I'm honestly not a great reader :tongue:

TV shows/Movies: Sci Fi, Comedy, also a bunch of streaming content and creators on youtube and twitch.

Instrument: I play guitar and bass but only for myself.

Do you like sports? I'll go to a game and have fun but I don't follow seasons or teams.

Family: Mostly insane, but I'm lucky enough to be engaged to the love of my life and her family is normal.

Clothing: Black jeans, solid color t-shirts

How did you find this website? Google of course

Job: I was a lighting technician (grip) for a long time, but currently between careers

Plans for the future? Get a job in the game industry, create art, enjoy life

Any comments? I'm mostly a lurker (it took me about 2 hours to write this) but I'm excited to be part of the community, and love to create and collaborate especially now that I'm not constantly worrying about what's wrong with me :mrgreen:


Welcome to Wrongg Planet Will …. Hope you find threads of interest to you , or even just distractions :D


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05 Nov 2022, 10:57 am

What is your first name? Noah

Age: 23

Location: North Central Florida

Hobbies and Interests: Legos, basketball, watching movies, and helping others any way I possibly can.

Why are you here? Hopefully make new friends and learn more about other autistic people and/or myself

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): When I was 3 or 4 years old

Favorite subjects: Math and U.S. History

Favorite music: ABBA, Eagles, Taylor Swift, and Bee Gees

TV shows/Movies: 30 Rock, The Office U.S., and The Big Bang Theory for TV shows. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Avengers: Endgame, Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, and Spider-Man: No Way Home for movies.

Do you like sports? Not really.

Family: Depends on the question at hand. Like how many people are in my family, or if I want one in the future, or if there are other autistic people in my family.

How did you find this website? My Mom found it and suggested it to me

Job: Part-time teaching assistant at a preschool.

Plans for the future? Move to Pennsylvania in a year or two to be closer to family on my dad's side, since I rarely get to see them.

Any comments? Nothing comes to mind.



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05 Nov 2022, 7:16 pm

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What is your first name? Noah

Age: 23

Location: North Central Florida

Hobbies and Interests: Legos, basketball, watching movies, and helping others any way I possibly can.

Why are you here? Hopefully make new friends and learn more about other autistic people and/or myself

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): When I was 3 or 4 years old

Favorite subjects: Math and U.S. History

Favorite music: ABBA, Eagles, Taylor Swift, and Bee Gees

TV shows/Movies: 30 Rock, The Office U.S., and The Big Bang Theory for TV shows. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Avengers: Endgame, Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, and Spider-Man: No Way Home for movies.

Do you like sports? Not really.

Family: Depends on the question at hand. Like how many people are in my family, or if I want one in the future, or if there are other autistic people in my family.

How did you find this website? My Mom found it and suggested it to me

Job: Part-time teaching assistant at a preschool.

Plans for the future? Move to Pennsylvania in a year or two to be closer to family on my dad's side, since I rarely get to see them.

Any comments? Nothing comes to mind.


Welcome Noah ,, hope you find some good threads here to follow. :mrgreen:


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07 Nov 2022, 5:31 am

What is your first name? jo

Age: 16

Location: UK

Hobbies and Interests: Swimming and surfing the internet

Why are you here? My bro has angelman syndrome and autistic traits

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): my bro was diagnosed 9 yrs ago

Favorite subjects: science

Year/Grade: 11

Favorite music: arctic monkeys

Books: none

TV shows/Movies: stranger things!

Instrument:

Do you like sports? nah

Family: mum, dad, 1 bro

Clothing: sp-orty

How did you find this website? google

Job: none

Plans for the future? to be a dentist and happy

Any comments?



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07 Nov 2022, 7:50 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet ,, hope you enjoy wandering the Forums here .


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08 Dec 2022, 10:42 am

What is your first name? Els

Age: old enough to have adult kids but look half my age thanks to vegan diet & good genes :lol: :P

Location: East UK

Hobbies and interests: see below ‘fave subjects’…

Why are you here? To meet, connect & converse with other Autistic people & make friends nearby

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): well firstly, I don’t view being Autistic as a ‘disorder’. I self-diagnosed after teaching Autistic kids for 20 years, then got formally diagnosed as Autistic myself, with a side of ADHD

Favorite subjects: Boat maintenance, off-grid living, well-being, veganism, music, neurodiversity, art, food, books, animals, nature, forests, plant medicine, healing, keeping my fire going & chopping wood! Don’t get me started talking about my boat!

Year/Grade: umm, I teach school kids. I have QTS & an MA…about to start my phd

Favourite music: liquid drum n bass

Books: Greek classics, dystopian/action adventure/sci Fi/fantasy with strong female or non-binary protagonists

TV shows/Movies: as above

Instrument:voice, tenor sax/clarinet, violin, mostly voice

Do you like sports? Yes I’m super-fit and love being outdoors in nature but prefer cycling or hiking to team games…but teaching team sports are fine as kids have a similar number of neural connections, team games with neurotypicals are to be avoided tho as I don’t understand them at all!

Family: 4 adult autistic graduates I raised as a single parent

Clothing: mostly masc; winter: combat boots, hats, skinny jeans, huge jumpers and summer I live in board shirts and vests (and always my combat boots, whatever weather) - I’m a grungy boater :lol:

How did you find this website? google

Job: fully qualified teacher

Plans for the future? Yoga teacher & live by the sea

Any comments? If we sound similar please reach out - I’d love to make new Autistic friends esp in the UK :heart: thanks for reading :heart:



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11 Dec 2022, 4:37 am

What is your first name? Atira

Age: 25

Location: Canada

Hobbies and Interests: Walking, exploring, video games (Zelda, Splatoon), listening to music, and watching movies/TV shows.

Why are you here? I searched up Autism forums. I'm have Autism...

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2016

Favourite subjects: I'm not sure, it tends to change.

Year/Grade: I graduated.

Favourite music: Many kinds, country, 90s pop, oldies, I probably like more kind than I dislike.

Books: Adventure, mystery, horror.

TV shows/Movies: These tend to change, some are The Walking Dead, From, Stranger Things

Instrument: None, but I want to learn how to play the Ocarina (Zelda)

Do you like sport? Not really.

Family:

Clothing: I don't like wearing clothes. I only do when I have to, only a few times a month. When I do wear clothing, it's casual or sporty.

How did you find this website? I searched Autism forums.

Job: None at the moment.

Have you plans for the future? Sadly, not at this time.

Any comments? Thank you for giving me to opportunity to break the ice a little.



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11 Dec 2022, 6:59 am

Welcome Altra .. hope you enjoy your visits here :)


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