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auntblabby
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13 Jun 2022, 12:14 am

Strangeflower wrote:
What’s expatriate and thanks!

you're welcome and an expat is an american that decided to move to another country to stay a long time if not permanently.



Shoalinagent
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Joined: 12 Jun 2022
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Posts: 27
Location: Australia

13 Jun 2022, 12:31 am

What is your first name?
Scott

Age: 37.

Location: Australia.

Hobbies and Interests: Music production, 12v systems in 4wd vehicles, electronics, this can and will change frequently.

Why are you here? To see what other individuals on the spectrum have experienced

When were you diagnosed?: Just recently

Favorite music: Anything that sounds great, prefer classic rock.

Books: Jordan Peterson's 12 rules when I finally finish it

TV shows/Movies: Don't really watch it, currently like Kenobi series

Do you like sports?: No, but enjoy watching my sons play basketball

Clothing: Whatever my wife buys me, black is a preference

How did you find this website?: Google

Plans for the future?: Escape the 9-5 and see how far general force of will can get a human despite setbacks.



TheMechanic598
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Joined: 13 Jun 2022
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
Location: Oregon

13 Jun 2022, 10:09 am

What is your first name? Seth

Age: 31

Location: Oregon

Hobbies and Interests: Cars, 4X4 off roading (nothing extreme like rock crawling though that would be awesome) just driving dirt trails and exploring the woods or if there's mud then I have to play in it, axe throwing, Fortnite, I'm trying to read more (love Stephen King)

Why are you here? I've been having a hard time with things lately and just last night an espicially hard time with being overwhelmed with the world and I told my wife I felt like an alien and wished I knew what world I'm suppose to be at amd she found this forum and suggested I try talking to and getting to know other fellow ASD people, the only person I know that's like me is my middle child, he's 11.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I'm not officially diagnosed but have known since I was 28. My 11 yr old son was diagnosed about 5 years ago and when they were telling us why they thought he was on the spectrum I was having flash backs to my childhood or just a few days ago and I felt like they were talking about me. I've struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life but meds never worked, Dr thought I had ADHD and tried meds for that and nothing worked, just made me crazy and become a RX zombie for years and there's a couple years there that I can't remember anything. When my son was diagnosed I started reading online and so much applied to me and I felt like this answer finally fit right so I don't seek an official diagnosis because because I don't feel like it would help any more than just k owing and learning how to live knowing I'm on the spectrum.

Favorite subjects: I loved Math back when I was in school

Year/Grade: 15th year senior? I graduated HS 14 years ago now.

Favorite music: Rock, some German metal, some Irish folk rock, don't really like pop but Pink is awesome

Books: Stephen King or anything that can hold my attention and actually draw me in

TV shows/Movies: I fell like I'm about to complete Netflix I've watched so many shows and am having a hard time finding new ones I like

Instrument: I wish but no, I would like to play guitar or the hurdy gurdy

Do you like sports? I like axe throwing which I think is considered a sport, but not the usual sports and I hate just sitting a watching instead of doing it

Family: Wife (together for 17 years, she's NT) and 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl

Clothing: Black shirt and blue jeans (I own 7 of the exact same black tall cut t shirt lol)

How did you find this website? My wife recommended it for me to find other ASD people so I can maybe get advice and connect with people so I can stop feeling so alone in this world

Job: Mechanic for the last 5 years, did millions of bad dead end jobs before that

Plans for the future? Trying to make it through the next problem the world throws at us? Covid, Russia and Ukraine, monkey pox, inflation/gas prices, what's next?

Any comments?



Tim_Tex
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13 Jun 2022, 12:49 pm

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Helloooo!
What is your first name? Kat

Age:31

Location: Savannah, Georgia

Hobbies and Interests: walking in parks, cooking, dancing, writing

Why are you here? I really need friends

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I wasn’t! But I’m afraid they will confuse my brain if I try to talk to somebody.

Favorite subjects: witchcraft, magick

Year/Grade:I’m not in school. I was asked to leave

Favorite music: metal and Irish punk and blue grass and primal chanting.

Books: gosh idk I read

TV shows/Movies: anything on vhs before the millennium

Instrument: cello but don’t ask me to play anything

Do you like sports? Not really!

Family: nope! Just me and my dog sully!

Clothing:lots of it!

How did you find this website? It’s not that interesting

Job: home restoration

Plans for the future? Move to Europe and leave America I hate it here.

Any comments? Please comment on me I want to make some friends. Thank you.


I visited Savannah a few years ago. Beautiful city!



Moloko
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Joined: 20 Jun 2022
Gender: Female
Posts: 12
Location: Washington State

20 Jun 2022, 2:35 pm

What is your first name? Rebekah

Age: 45

Location: Washington State, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Japan, Japanese woodblock prints, reading fiction, Concept 2 Rowing (numbers, stats, oh, my!), my faithful dog, international music collecting on LP, walking, spending time outside.

Why are you here? Validation, normalization, social connections

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Self-diagnosed 2021

Favorite subjects: Question too undefined to answer!

Year/Grade: B.A. with English and Philosophy majors. Graduate degree in law.

Favorite music: Music without words in English (helps with earworms), traditional and weird music from around the world, ambient, never ever saxophones!

Books: I read a lot. My favorite is contemporary Japanese fiction in translation, also read a lot of romance novels but trying to break into other genres such as cozy mystery, pop science, books about cults that aren't too violent.

TV shows/Movies: Alone (survival reality), Great British Bake-Off, Killing Eve, Fleabag.

Instrument: No. Enjoy singing at times.

Do you like sports? No. I enjoy very much my rowing machine for the physical rhythm and numbers. Lifelong walker, usually with my dog, and break into a hike occassionally. Don't like to watch sports.

Family: Happily married over 20 years, children age 13 and 10.

Clothing: Comfort, easy. Sometimes it sucks being a professional woman who feels the need to wear makeup and particular clothing for work (although I never went for heels or stockings, and gave up anything binding years ago).

How did you find this website? Many places.

Job: Attorney

Plans for the future? Really not sure. I usually have a ton of goals but am reassessing everything now to get to what works for me instead of what I think I should be doing.

Any comments? Looking for Autistic friends, so feel free to reach out if my post appeals to you!



quizzymodo
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Joined: 25 Jun 2022
Gender: Male
Posts: 11
Location: UK

25 Jun 2022, 11:36 am

What is your first name? I'd rather not make that public (sorry!)

Age: 44

Location: Berkshire, UK

Hobbies and Interests: Internet, music, maths, history, playing chess (badly)

Why are you here? I have Asperger's Syndrome (as it used to be called)

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2006, age 28

Favorite subjects: Maths, history

Year/Grade: n/a

Favorite music: Ambient/experimental mostly, but I like a bit of most kinds of music

Books: Not sure ... how about: Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch

TV shows/Movies: Utopia (British TV series), Nuts In May (British TV movie), The King of Comedy, Twelve Monkeys

Instrument: I don't play any, but I'd like to learn the piano

Do you like sports? Only football (soccer) really, but I sometimes watch the Olympics

Family: Mum, dad, older sister (none of whom is on the spectrum). No wife or children of my own.

Clothing: Mostly casual. I need some new clothes.

How did you find this website? I can't remember

Job: Public sector

Plans for the future? I'd like to be a cryptocurrency millionaire (things aren't looking too good on that front right now) or a self-published author, or both.

Any comments? Not right now, thanks.



jkwon23
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Joined: 25 Apr 2019
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 15

30 Jun 2022, 5:37 pm

Age:
26

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Hobbies and Interests:
Playing Video Games
CAD
Science & Tech

Why are you here?
Diagnosis in ASD
Also, I feel lonely... I find it hard to talk with people in physical environments

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
Dx'ed when I was around 22 years old.

Favorite subjects:
Electronics
English

Year/Grade:
Sophomore turning Junior

Favorite music:
Classic Rock

Books:
Trying to read more.
I have some children's books that I have hoarded at home.
My parents didn't read to me when I was young, so reading them now isn't a bad idea at all.
Reading is better than no reading.

TV shows/Movies:

Instrument:
Piano, occasionally.

Do you like sports?
Yes, but not group sports.
I used to go to UFC Gym to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn self-defense against my abusive Father.

Family:
Living with them.
I'm transferring to university in Fall.

Clothing:
Wear anything that is comfortable.
Always wear hat to reduce UV exposure on exposed scalp.
I'm whiter than most, so UV protection matters a lot for me.

How did you find this website?
I believe I found the site through Google Search.

Job:
Student

Plans for the future?
Be an engineer



Vasco
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Joined: 1 Jul 2022
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Posts: 73
Location: 로스 앤젤레스

01 Jul 2022, 4:49 am

jkwon23 wrote:
Age:
26

Location:
Los Angeles, California

Hobbies and Interests:
Playing Video Games
CAD
Science & Tech

Why are you here?
Diagnosis in ASD
Also, I feel lonely... I find it hard to talk with people in physical environments

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
Dx'ed when I was around 22 years old.

Favorite subjects:
Electronics
English

Year/Grade:
Sophomore turning Junior

Favorite music:
Classic Rock

Books:
Trying to read more.
I have some children's books that I have hoarded at home.
My parents didn't read to me when I was young, so reading them now isn't a bad idea at all.
Reading is better than no reading.

TV shows/Movies:

Instrument:
Piano, occasionally.

Do you like sports?
Yes, but not group sports.
I used to go to UFC Gym to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to learn self-defense against my abusive Father.

Family:
Living with them.
I'm transferring to university in Fall.

Clothing:
Wear anything that is comfortable.
Always wear hat to reduce UV exposure on exposed scalp.
I'm whiter than most, so UV protection matters a lot for me.

How did you find this website?
I believe I found the site through Google Search.

Job:
Student

Plans for the future?
Be an engineer

This is me. I made a new account.



lovelyanathema
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Joined: 23 Feb 2022
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 78
Location: Oregon

02 Jul 2022, 8:42 pm

What is your first name? Lovely

Age: 17 soon to be 18

Location: Oregon

Hobbies and Interests: fashion, videogames, singing, art, ballet

Why are you here? to be on a forum with other people like me

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

Favorite subjects: Language arts

Year/Grade:

Favorite music: metal

Books: Les Miserables, The Silver Eyes, Stephen King books

TV shows/Movies: Grey's Anatomy, The Big Band Theory

Instrument: voice

Do you like sports? no

Family: have cut myself off from them because they are not nice people

Clothing: goth

How did you find this website? google search for autism forums


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TonyBrown148
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Joined: 8 Jul 2022
Age: 16
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 1
Location: Beijing

09 Jul 2022, 12:28 am

What is your first name? I prefer to keep my real one secret. You could call me Anthony if you like.

Age: 16

Location: Beijing

Hobbies and Interests: Combinatorial Game Theory, Meta-fiction, Programming

Why are you here? I have self-diagnosed Asperger's

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2022

Favorite subjects: Math and Computer Science

Year/Grade: 11th Grade next September.

Favorite music: Ark - kanoryo

Books: harry potter and the methods of rationality

TV shows/Movies: None

Instrument: None

Do you like sports? No.

Family: Lives with maternal grandparents.

Clothing: Anything comfortable

How did you find this website? I searched for forums for Asperger's syndrome.

Job: Student

Plans for the future? Not yet



zll
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Joined: 8 Jul 2022
Gender: Female
Posts: 4
Location: Melbourne

09 Jul 2022, 8:11 am

What is your first name? Zulal

Age: 33

Location: Melbourne

Hobbies and Interests: Antiques, Science, Music, Movies, Art, Tech, Architecture, History, Scandinavian mythology

Why are you here? Recently diagnosed with Asperger’s

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

Favorite subjects:

Year/Grade: Uni degree in biology, cert 3 in animal care and pathology collection

Favorite music: Metal

Books: not a book person, only science/text books. I’m a huge Tolkien fan but even with his books, I struggled to finish.

TV shows/Movies: LOTR, science/history docs, Vikings, The Ring, Into the Wild, Agora, Creation, the Haunting series, Utopia, Candy, Interstellar, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jurassic Park, Crimson Peak,.. I watch horror movies all the time but like %1 of them.

Instrument: I started to learn guitar and violin in high school for a few months. I’d like to learn piano and hurdy gurdy.

Do you like sports? No but I like watching Olympics.

Family: married over 7 years and have a 4.5 yo girl.

Clothing: before having a child: a few different style of black jeans, black boots, black top (or plain colours), a few accessories, mild makeup, after having a child: all black sleepwear kinda clothes, no accessories or make up, uniform at work(thankfully)

How did you find this website? Google

Job: former bio teacher, currently pathology collector

Plans for the future? Early retirement, owning a Victorian mansion on the hill with full of antiques, travel the world with family.

Any comments? Am I still a weirdo here as well?



ScatterMom
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Joined: 26 Jul 2022
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Posts: 1
Location: Florida

26 Jul 2022, 10:19 am

What is your first name? Ashley

Age: 33

Location: Florida

Hobbies and Interests: Currently...video games and board games.

Why are you here? I was recently diagnosed this year, and am realizing that I am not getting the support I need. Most of the people around me see me as successful and this diagnosis doesn't seem like a big deal to them.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): February 2022
Favorite subjects:

Favorite music: Literally all kinds of music. Anything with a really good beat or melody.

TV shows/Movies: Don't spend a lot of time on TV but I have been known to binge a season of Married At First Sight here and there.

Family: Happily married for 3 years and have a 4-year-old girl and 2.5-year-old boy.

Clothing: I work from home so its always leggings and a t-shirt

How did you find this website? My husband was doing some research for different outlets for me to connect.

Job: Implementation Specialist for a Project Management Software company

Plans for the future? Just taking it one day at a time



Dragon729
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Joined: 24 Jul 2022
Age: 15
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 14

27 Jul 2022, 8:56 pm

What is your first name? Call me Ryan

Age: 14

Location: I’d rather not say.

Hobbies and Interests: Geocaching, dragons, Rubik’s cubes, mythology of all kinds, sudoku and similar puzzles

Why are you here? I want to find people who are like me for a change.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I was diagnosed with autism when I was 5 years old.

Favorite subjects: MATH!! Also engineering if we’re counting electives.

Year/Grade: Heading into 10th

Favorite music: Imagine Dragons or Fitz and the Tantrums

Books: Anything Rick Riordan wrote, Wins of Fire, Land of Stories

TV shows/Movies: I like Jeopardy, baking shows, and History’s Greatest Mysteries

Instrument: I played piano for a couple years, but then I got bored.

Do you like sports? Not team sports. I’m a runner though.

Family: Mom, dad, and two younger sisters.

Clothing: Baggy shirts and basketball shorts.

How did you find this website? My parents want me to have more friends, and I figured I would start with other autistics.

Job: I work at a bakery making cookie dough and frosting

Plans for the future? I want to be an architect. Or maybe a civil engineer. I just love the idea of designing buildings.



IMSpringer
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Joined: 29 Jul 2022
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 14
Location: Sacramento

30 Jul 2022, 11:55 pm

What is your first name? Mark

Age: 58

Location: Sacramento, CA

Hobbies and Interests: Wow.... Uhm....Deep conversation, learning --just about anything at all, music, movies and TV, Self-help/support groups, reading, spiritual growth, science fiction, children's books. People. Language. Making choices in my life that I feel good about. Living consciously and authentically.

Why are you here? ASD/Aspie, ADD, PTSD, BPD.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): June 2022

Favorite subjects: Most of them. Physics, math, history, philosophy, literature, foreign language--any language, really.

Year/Grade: AA Philosophy, BA English, MA English Literature

Favorite music: Folk Rock. Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon solo, David Wilcox, REM, Fleetwood Mac, Indigo Girls, They Might be Giants. Beatles, of course!! ! Julia Michaels. Huge list.

Books: Foundation, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dune, The Tao of Pooh, Siddhartha, The Little Prince, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, The Phantom Tollbooth, Shakespeare, Any of the classics, plus a hundred books that _should_ have been classics!! (Sappho, for example), Fantastic Voyage, Gulliver's Travels, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury.

TV shows/Movies: Game of Thrones, anything in Star Trek, The Good Doctor, Atypical, The Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Across the Universe, Ally McBeal, The West Wing, The Newsroom, Picket Fences, True Blood, Marvel

Instrument: Guitar, learning uke.

Do you like sports? Quidditch!

Family: Not really. Just my cat and a very good friend.

Clothing: Extremely cazh.

How did you find this website? Dave Gaines at SAASNA.

Job: Have had many. Air Force communications maintenance, computer hard ware technical support, tutoring, English Composition teacher at community college. Been retired on disability for over 10 years.

Plans for the future? To grow wiser, kinder, more compassionate, more patient and tolerant, to be happy and spread happiness.

Any comments? I am working on a couple of research progjects that make it very exciting to get up in the morning. Just for fun. Not sure if I will write a book; for now, I am just enjoying learning. I am studying the history of philosophy. I am also very involved in a few really interesting discussion groups.



IMSpringer
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Joined: 29 Jul 2022
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 14
Location: Sacramento

30 Jul 2022, 11:59 pm

Strangeflower wrote:
What’s expatriate and thanks!


An expatriate is someone who lives in a different country than they are from.



Twilightprincess
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Age: 38
Gender: Female
Posts: 8,914
Location: Small Town From Hell

01 Aug 2022, 9:50 am

I just realized that I’ve never done this. It’s about time that I introduced myself.

What is your first name? Nicole or Nikki. I can’t decide which.

Age: 38

Location: PA

Hobbies and Interests: Playing the piano, reading, studying Spanish and French, playing video games, and cooking

Why are you here? Why are any of us here? What does it all mean? Where are we all going?

When were you diagnosed? I was diagnosed when I was 30 with ASD level 1.

Favorite subject: Literature

Favorite music: Classical music from the Romantic period, but I enjoy other periods and types of music as well. I like lots of singer/songwriter-type stuff.

Books: There’s so many that it’s hard to pick a few, but here are some of my favorites:
Jane Eyre
Bleak House
David Copperfield
The Awakening
Mrs. Dalloway (I love Virginia Woolf)
The Hobbit
Lord of the Rings

TV shows/Movies: I love old movies, especially Alfred Hitchcock’s. Some modern movies I like are: Black Swan, Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hours. I’m not a big TV person, but I used to watch Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, and Will and Grace.

Instrument: Piano

Do you like sports? No way!

Family: I have a son. My brother is my BFF.

Clothing: Comfy and somewhat bohemian.

How did you find this website? I think I found it when I was researching autism when I was pre-diagnosis. I lurked without posting for 2 years.

Job: Special Education Teacher

Plans for the future? I want to get better at my languages and the piano. I also want to do interesting things, like travel.


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