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Stardust_Dragonfly
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29 Nov 2019, 11:17 am

Jamesmorrisongirl wrote:
Hi,I am Julie I have Autism and Aspergers and I like the singer James Morrison i like to sing .I like video games music movies paul reiser the comedy Mad about you. I am 34 . I like to write too.


Hello and welcome! :D I've only heard a few songs by James Morrison but have liked them. I like video games and writing too. :)



draconis.lignum
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30 Nov 2019, 1:24 pm

Please use my nickname Draconis Lignum. I prefer not to give my first name at the moment. It is not very common and a google search would immediately show me. I do not feel comfortable with that.

I am 55 years old and live in Germany.

I have a lot of hobbies and interests: Painting, photography, working with wood and metal, science and research, sea kayaking, learning, languages, cats, gardening, being out in the nature, cooking, computer games. I knit to calm my mind. I like to collect beautiful yarn, minerals, sea shells and plants.

I am not sure if I am on the spectrum. I never thought about it before. I know that I think differently from many people whom I've met but left it at that. Recent struggles with a friendship led me to question myself and how I interact with others more than I normally do. I struggle with understanding other people. I always ask why they do or think as they do, why the world and everything. I guess this is pretty annoying in particular if I don't understand it and ask again. And again. Someone who knows how I think suggested me to consider this. Reading Temple Grandin and Schattenspringer stroke more than one familiar chord with me. Online AQ testing puts me well into the autism spectrum.

Talk with me about my hobbies and interests, architecture, nature, what sense the world makes or doesn't make and I am game.

I like Punk, Indie Alt Rock, World Music, Pagan Rock, Dub, Reggae ... Led Zeppelin, Green Day, The Clash, Dub Inc, Lord Huron, Seeed, Rising Appalacia, lots of different styles. I am drawn in to good or sad lyrics. I like to read either science fiction, fantasy or science books. I don't like the TV, radio or movies at all. I hear if an instrument is slightly out of tune and it annoys me a lot but I don't play one myself.

I like to paddle, sea kayak, mostly alone.

Not much family. A lot of artists and engineers among my ancestors. Mom died a few years ago, last seen my dad when I was 2. I have a much younger half-brother and a stepdad but no contact since a long time anymore. I am married to a guy who is very accepting and tolerant about my hobbies and interests.

I like black, have a lot of used clothing and dyed it over. Colorful clothing is limited and needs to be soft and funny.

I looked for this site after reading Neurotribes.

I have an engineering PhD and count myself very lucky to have finally found a job that allows me to use a lot of my skills, allows me to get away with some of my quirks, and most important I can work at my own pace and at a high level of independence. I lead a very small team of 2 other people, one guy who is just the most patient guy that I ever met besides my husband, and a mom of an 10-year old autistic son. Somehow, we are just great together.

Not sure about my plans for the future. Stay healthy, keep my job, enjoy kayaking, protect mother nature ... Maybe meet people like me here. I often thought that I am defective because felt wrong, other than the other folks. I am fed up with feeling wrong or not belonging.


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01 Dec 2019, 2:31 am

^^^welcome to our club, Draconis :flower:



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03 Dec 2019, 8:39 pm

What is your first name?

Frank

Age: 34

Location: Michigan, USA

Hobbies and Interests:

music, writing, books, movies, shows, gaming, languages, science, photography

Why are you here?

Find friends/ establish connections


Favorite subjects:

Mathematics, English, Biology, Psychology, philosophy, French, history

Favorite music:

rock, metal, jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, trip hop, soundtracks

Books:

Fantasy, horror, non fiction


TV shows/Movies:

Groundhog Day

Instrument:

Guitar, bass, piano, drums

Do you like sports?

Occasionally

Family:

None


Job:

student and security

Plans for the future?

A lot of them, including a family, a decent job, a life in a state I wanna settle down in, and decent social connections



ManWithoutaTribe
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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

06 Dec 2019, 2:05 pm

First name: Mike

Age: 49

Location: North Carolina, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Music, play guitar (or I try, I'm not too coordinated), home improvement, rabbit

Why am I here: to establish more contacts in the community, self-education

When were you diagnosed? I've known since I first started reading about Asperger's about 18 years ago, just now finding the necessity for a formal diagnosis.

Favorite subjects: Used to be philosophy (I have an M.A.). Not too studious anymore

Year/grade: BA (1993) MA (2007), local state university

Favorite Music: Beatles megafan (flag, special interest), almost anything by Paul McCartney (also special interest)

Books: I don't have the attention span to read much anymore, but I used to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy

TV and Movies: Anything touching on my special interests; I went through my MST3K phase years ago. Not too much on netflix to interest me right now.
Instrument: guitar

Do you like sports: I'll sit and watch a part of a game if someone else has it on, but no, not really. Big waste of time.
Family: Wife (46) stepdaughter (20) daughter (11); most of the extended family lives close by.

Clothing: Except when I'm in the shower

How did I find the site: Web search

Job: Home supply store (the orange one)

Plans for the future? Yes

Any comments? Hope to find some good discussion, maybe some online friends here, some tips as I seek diagnosis


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08 Dec 2019, 11:08 pm

First name: Percy

Age: 18

Location: Oregon

Instrument: Mainly viola

Why am I here: to try to figure out the social stuff I've never really been good at and to find community

When was I diagnosed: Around three months ago, previously all possible signs of Asperger's from me were written off as general social problems or thinking logically.

Favorite subject: Music, theater, some parts of science

Grade: Recently graduated high school, took some months off, and about to take a college class

Books: I'm not sure what my favorite books are, but I'm currently reading In a Different Key and it's really good and it was what introduced me to this site.

Favorite music: Punk rock, some pop songs, and some classical pieces



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08 Dec 2019, 11:09 pm

welcome Percy :) i think the viola is woefully underutilized in much music.



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09 Dec 2019, 11:45 am

oh guys, that way too long. I can only say that I am a random guy from internet, whose name is Daniel!



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09 Dec 2019, 1:31 pm

New guy here.
I have NLD, but I usually tell people I have Autism or High-Functioning autism since they are more likely to know what that is.

I used to play alto sax, and piano. I also used to do comedic improv.

I am a cart pusher by profession. I work full time.

I think the following emojis look cool and want to try them out :?: :!: :twisted: :evil: :arrow: :skull: :idea:



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09 Dec 2019, 7:43 pm

^^^hiya Smurf :bigsmurf: and welcome to WP :alien:



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14 Dec 2019, 10:03 am

Age: 17

Location: Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Hazbin Hotel, Video games, Logic games

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

Favorite subjects: Maths and Writing

Year/Grade: College

Favorite music: Musical type songs

Books: The Eragon series, Emily Rodda books, and Harry Potter

TV shows/Movies: Hazbin Hotel, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and MLP

Instrument: Drums

Do you like sports? Not really

Family: 6 sisters and 1 brother

How did you find this website? I looked up "Autism Forums" and found this

Plans for the future? I wanna be a chef :)

Any comments? Yea favorite food is scones



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14 Dec 2019, 6:04 pm

^^^drummers are cool 8) :dj:



AriaEclipse
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08 Jan 2020, 2:46 pm

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Aria

Age:
25

Location:
United States, in the Northeast

Hobbies and Interests:
The X-Files, Doctor Who, Star Trek, music, reading, writing, and crafting

Why are you here?
I don't know many people locally and definitely not ones with an ASD so I'm hoping to find people I can relate to more here

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
I was diagnosed with Autism at 3, and then Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression at 7. I may also have PTSD according to my current therapist but I'm not formally diagnosed with it.

Favorite subjects:
Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, Journalism, and Health

Year/Grade:
College student

Favorite music:
Pop and rock

Books:
I'll read anything but I love YA novels and non-fiction too

TV shows/Movies:
The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Star Trek, and some others

Instrument:
Piano and Violin when I was in school

Do you like sports?
No

Family:
My mom, my dad (not together though), a couple older half-siblings, and pets

Clothing:
A black short-sleeved fandom shirt with blue stretchy leggings and sneakers

How did you find this website?
I began lurking back in junior high and made an account a few years ago and took a break but can't remember the login unfortunately so I had to make a new account.

Job:
Petsitter and Odd job specialist (I help my dad with his repair business and do chores for various neighbors)

Plans for the future?
I would love to work in Cybersecurity after I graduate or something else related to computers.

Any comments?
Nope :D


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14 Jan 2020, 9:47 pm

What is your first name? Claire

Age: just turned 24!

Location: Pacific northwest

Hobbies and Interests: writing, embroidering, reading

Why are you here? I want to meet more autistic/aspie people!

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): haven't been yet but I've been thinking i'm autistic since i was 17

Favorite subjects: English, art

Year/Grade: (finally!! !) starting college :!:

Favorite music: Anything! right now especially Mitski

Books: A little Life!! !! ! mostly, but i have so many favorites

TV shows/Movies: the Good Place, Legally Blonde, the Office :heart:

Instrument: sadly I can't really play any!

Do you like sports? not really

Family: 2 brothers and 2 sisters, all younger than me

Clothing: leggings, sweaters (they can't be scratchy), skirts, dresses. Mostly looser fitting tops and tighter fitting pants, I wear vans a lot and almost neverrr wear high heels

How did you find this website? a link in another website

Job: Toddler teacher! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Plans for the future? I want to get some kind of art degree and then maybe get my masters in library science! i would love to work in a museum or library, and if I was really lucky i could support myself just by creating my own art and writing

Any comments? I hope people still use this site since i'm a little late to the party but i'd love to make friends!



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17 Jan 2020, 12:08 am

What is your first name?: Vicky
Age: 50
Location: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Hobbies and Interests: Science, general nerdery, visual arts, yarn crafts, the psychology of religion
Why are you here?: I have both ASD-level 1 (previously known as Aspergers) and Moderate ADD-inattentive
When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Today! 17th January 2020
Favorite subjects: Same as hobbies (in school it was science)
Year/Grade: Graduated with a Bachelor's of science
Favorite music: 80s pop, dark wave, light classical
Books: I remember reading much fantasy & sci-fi but don't really have time to read books these days (and just fall asleep when I try)
TV shows/Movies: See above - GoT, Good Omens and Breaking Bad are three TV series I've enjoyed recently
Instrument: Words
Do you like sports?: I don't mind beat the clock or beat the opponent sports, but I don't like team sports and can't really understand why people cheer their 'team' like it actually matters. Watching gymnastics or iceskating or synchronised swimming is aesthetically pleasing
Family: 1 husband, 1 teen son, cats, dog
Clothing: t-shirt and shorts, t-shirt and jeans.
How did you find this website? Google
Job: Research Scientist (in industry, not an academic)
Plans for the future?: To keep living and working, I guess.

Any comments?
The diagnosis explains a lot, but doesn't really help change things.