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blunt_bedlam
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24 Mar 2006, 10:28 am

First name : Ben

Age : 20

Location : West Midlands, UK

Hobbies and interests : Reading, writing, music, online messageboards

Why are you here : Got bored of Embrace.co.uk - that and I have AS

When were you diagnosed : When I was about five years old

Favourite subjects : In my school days it was maths, in college it was care

Year : 2006

Favourite music : James, James Blunt, Embrace, Kate Bush, The Darkness - lots o' stuffs

Books : Steven Levenkron and Anna Paterson stuff mostly, with the odd bit of Sophie Kinsella thrown in

TV shows / movies : Not my kinda thing

Instrument : I sing in a band, though I wish I could play flugelhorn

Do you like sports : I like playing pool and snooker, and I like watching Man City win :)

Family : Live with mum, dad and younger sister, got a brother with AS who's away at uni

Clothing : Lots and lots and lots of layers, think Pass The Parcel :P

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

Job : Dole scum, can't work because of unstable epilepsy

Plans for the future : If I told you, I'd have to kill you ;)

Any comments : Meh


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babybear3333
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Location: Wales, UK

30 Mar 2006, 12:53 pm

What is your first name? Lynda

Age: 37

Location: South Wales, UK

Hobbies and Interests: Books, writing, music, travel, cooking, being a mother to an NT

Why are you here? Because I've been avoiding who I am and have embarked upon the discover me journey having had several hints from pshycotherapists about 20 years ago

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Undiagnosed but seeking diagnosis although not really sure why I have to be labelled. I know I have Aspergers and dyspraxia

Favorite subjects: Writing, internet communication, books mainly sci-fi, fantasy and horror

Year/Grade: ermm...I have the attention span of a flea pmsl...almost 20 years out of school too :)

Favorite music: Rock, classical, hard trance..anything appart from RnB and country

Books: Fav authors Stephen King, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams

TV shows/Movies: Sci-fi, comedy but I have to 'drawn' into something

Instrument: 'cello

Do you like sports? not really appart from watching rugby

Family: hmmm

Clothing: my own style :)

How did you find this website? after a long search into finding out who I really am

Job: Mum

Plans for the future? To become a sucessful writer

Any comments? Thank you for providing this, it means a lot to not be alone



BeeBee
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Location: Upper Midwest, USA

30 Mar 2006, 1:02 pm

You aren't alone. There is always someone here willing to listen, or argue. :lol:

My little NT is 14 years old and my PPDer (with dyspraxia too) is 13 years old. How old is your child?

BeeBee



Shelob
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Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Spain

30 Mar 2006, 2:55 pm

What is your first name? Ciara (Irish; pron. KEE-rah)

Age: 32

Location: Sunny Southern Spain

Hobbies and Interests: Computers (specially hardware and networks), LOTR movies, human/computer symbiotic evolution, many other things.

Why are you here? Asperger's Syndrome, generalized anxiety disorder and episodic depression

When were you diagnosed? Last year; age 31

Favorite subjects: Zoology, Microbiology, anything technical.

Year/Grade: Five times college drop-out

Favorite music: Hard rock, specially Rammstein, Metallica, Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and the like. Also traditional Irish music.

Books: The Lord of the Rings, technical and specialized books on any subject I'm interested in.

TV shows/Movies: The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Alien... I love Sci-Fi and Action movies, too.

Instrument: I would *love* to play the fiddle, but I lack the talent. :oops:

Do you like sports? Not really

Family: Parents, aunt, sister + brother-in-law, two lovely nephews.

Clothing: Casual

How did you find this website? After a search for "Asperger's" in Google. :lol:

Job: Documentalist and computer technician at an historical archive.

Plans for the future? Learning more about computers and networks.

Any comments? Great forum; I hope to make new friends here. :wink:



babybear3333
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Location: Wales, UK

30 Mar 2006, 3:35 pm

Emz is 13 and a bit difficult at the moment because she doesn't understand AS



Space
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03 Apr 2006, 1:52 am

Age: 22

Location: canada

Hobbies and Interests: Computers, music, politics

Why are you here? I have Asperger's Syndrome, I think I am crazy, I need to know I am not the only one with AS

When were you diagnosed? when I was 19

Favorite subjects: political studies, economics

Year/Grade: in college

Favorite music: drum and bass, electronica, rap/hip-hop

Books: graphic novels, the bible, non-fiction

TV shows/Movies: Ali G, family guy

Do you like sports? Not really

Family: Parents, brother with classic autism

Clothing: Casual

How did you find this website? aspergian island, google search

Job: in school

Plans for the future? get a job, have some sort of life, be happy

Any comments? it's nice to see that this place gets more traffic than Aspergian Island



Jacob_Landshire
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03 Apr 2006, 11:20 am

Age: 33

Location: Connecticut, USA

Hobbies and Interests: Hiking

Why are you here? To meet and discuss with similar people

When were you diagnosed? Recently

Favorite Subjects: Current Events, Politics, History

TV shows/movies: SciFi(Star Wars, The Matrix, Robotech)---historically plausible movies(Master and Commander, The Aviator)---Martin Scorsese films---films based on Jane Austen novels---some Anime

Do you like sports? No

Family: Single

How did you find this website? google search

Job: nope

Plans for the future? try to stay alive



Tyrail
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03 Apr 2006, 12:57 pm

What is your first name? Matt

Age: 17

Location: Manchester, UK

Hobbies and Interests: reading, writing, computers

Why are you here? To meet others

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 12 years old

Favorite subjects: English, Maths, Computing.

Year/Grade: Year 12

Favorite music: Rock/Indie

Books: Hmm, too many to list :)

TV shows/Movies: Never watch TV, it's a drug to deaden the mind

Instrument: Keyboard!

Do you like sports? Playing occasionally.

Family: Live with my Mum. No siblings.

Clothing: Cool but trendy ;-)

How did you find this website? through a friend

Job: student

Plans for the future? be rich



pzrn
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07 Apr 2006, 12:07 pm

What is your first name? Patty

Age: 48

Location: US

Hobbies and Interests: Theology, Italian Renaissance Art, cooking, collecting multiple things with my son. Latest are rocks/minerals/gems/fossils/native american artifacts.

Why are you here? To meet others who are dealing with some of the same things we are dealing with, to learn from and possibly give support to others.

When were you diagnosed? My son was diagnosed at the age of 10 with AS. I have many of the traits, but at my age I'm not concerned with a formal diagnosis.

Year/Grade: 1990 Registered nurse.

Favorite music: Old classic rock, favorites Pink Floyd and Allman Brothers.

Books: Almost any nonfiction.

TV shows/Movies: TV shows: Fawlty Towers, Seinfeld, Northern Exposure, X Files. Movies: Old classics, especially with Gary Cooper and Cary Grant.

Instrument: No.

Do you like sports? Not much.

Family: Husband of 27 years, 12 year old son, 14 year old cat, Mikey.

Clothing: Comfortable and cotton, mostly jeans, half of my time in nursing scrubs.

How did you find this website? On the internet.

Job: Psychiatric RN.

Plans for the future? To make sure my son has the happiest and best life possible, to make it through as best I can.



BlueFireBird
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Location: Somewhere hidden in a Birds Nest

07 Apr 2006, 12:53 pm

Real Name: Simone :lol:

Age: 36

Location: The Netherlands

Hobbies: computing, Sims 2, reading

Why are you here?: I have Asperger's :roll:

When were you diagnosed?: 2006 :twisted:

Favorite subjects: eh...different things not one specified

Year/grade: I learn every day. Yes I did attend school...

Fav. music: A-ha, j.s.bach

Tv shows/movies: Discovery Channel- How it's made, Life Laundry (tv program which helps people to clean up their homes)

Instrument: none

Do you like sports? Yes, to watch

Family Mom and Dad, elder sister and her boyfriend and 2 kids

Clothing: usual casual

Job: hmm, currently in between

What are you planning to do when you get older Get wiser
:wink:



flynny
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14 Apr 2006, 1:49 pm

What is your first name? Neal

Age: 25

Location: Ireland

Hobbies and Interests: computer games , travelling

Why are you here? I think i may have aspergers . I want to learn more and speak with like -minded people

Favorite music: british "shoegazer" bands of the early ninties , ambient electronic music and post rock

TV shows/Movies: woody allen movies


Do you like sports? yes i enjoy football , support Celtic FC. I also like snooker.

Clothing: casual , sportswear

How did you find this website? through wikipedia

Job: humdrum factory job which i hate more each day

Plans for the future? travel the world



scousered
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15 Apr 2006, 6:46 am

What is your first name? michael

Age: 32

Location: Sehnde, near Hannover, Germany

Hobbies and Interests: Anglo-Saxon (early) history, the Celts, languages, human rights, amnesty international, poetry, philosophy, taxicology, pharmacology,teas, plants, exotic fruits, spices friendship, human relations, computer games(strategy games Medieval Total War right now), going out & talking,meeting new people

Why are you here?

I have Asperger's & wish to meet like-minded people

When were you diagnosed?: November 2004

Favorite subjects:

At schoool, they were Latin, History English & German

Year/Grade:



Favorite music:
Rock, pop, punk, bit of sou, reggae; Coldplay, Tori Amos etc...

Books:

TV shows/Movies:

Instrument: none

Do you like sports? No

Family: mum , dad, mother re-married,

Clothing: Casual, comfy, jeans and T-Shirts and jumper

How did you find this website? Through a link on a German Aspie forum

Job: None

Plans for the future? Becoming a published kown author, winning a poetry slam

Any comments?

I expected some really sticky questions and was anxious beforehand but these are not sticky.

Wrong Planet is a large and interesting and friendly forum. Where are all those Europeans? (save those few on here)



Barracuda
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Location: Pennsylvania

15 Apr 2006, 2:23 pm

What is your first name? John

Age: 16, 17 in July

Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Hobbies and Interests: Marine Biology, Scifi, I like to read, I write. I will also look into just about anything science.

Why are you here? Good question. To test my multitasking skills. (WP, NP, KoL, and TV at the same time.)

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Don't remember. I remember being told I have it but not when. I would say 2-4 years ago.

Favorite subjects: Science and history

Year/Grade: 10th

Favorite music: anything good

Books: The classic scifi and fantisy: LOTR, the Star Wars books, etc.

TV shows/Movies: Stargate, SG-1 and Atlantis, Doctor Who, Mythbusters

Instrument: Played piano and clarinet. I don't anymore because I'm really bad at both.

Do you like sports? Track and Cross Country.

Family: I don't understand the question

Clothing: once again.

How did you find this website? I am/was doing a report on Aspergers for Bio. came up two seperate times, The second I decide to join.

Job: High School career

Plans for the future? Get a job that involves biology, either field work or at an aquarium. Write on the side. Or vice versa, depending on the demand for my work.

Any comments? Not at the moment.



emc
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Location: Brisvegas (Brisbane)

16 Apr 2006, 9:20 am

What is your first name? Em

Age: 31

Location: Brisbane

Hobbies and Interests: Finding new interests atm, 2 goldfish, drawing with pastels, setting up a website..

Why are you here? I have NVLD/Asperger Verbaliser, a lefty too!

When were you diagnosed? age 30 Dec 2004

Favourite subjects: Between obsessions atm, General Knowledge, Reading also used to be Stationery (paper and pens etc) up until my mid 20's amongst others, then organising, also trying to fit in with everyone else was an "accidental" obsession.

Favourite music: Ministry of Sound compilations

Books: Lonely Planet guides, Andrew Matthews self help books "Being Happy", I used to like John Grisham novels, tired of reading atm.

TV shows/Movies: Sadly I like the soap Home & Away, kids shows like Booh-Baahs are soothing, with Movies I love foreign movies like on SBS a channel we have free to air in Australia, for example the original Spanish version of Vanilla Sky, a Danish movie where this girl went on all these bad dates, and Chinese movies featuring Gong Li such as Raise the Red Lantern.

Instrument: CD Player!

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: I always wished I had kept doing gymnastics, but my Mum stopped taking me.

Family: Mum, Dad, Little Brother & Sister In Law

Clothing: Casual and comfy, try to be a little bit different. My clothes don't fit atm as I have gone back to what I weighed 10 years ago.

How did you find this website? Mentioned on another website.

Job: Casual work on the phone and in a car park. Possibly working in a Library again.

Plans for the future? Improve my fitness levels and make some friends.

Any comments? Wow, what a diverse website.



wobbegong
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22 Apr 2006, 4:12 am

What is your first name?
Rhymes with Planet, and meeting any Brad is always tense.

Age: 40!

Location: South Australia

Hobbies and Interests:
(field) Hockey, Scuba Diving, cooking, art, psychology (human behaviour), I used to be in Toastmasters, should go back, it was the best thing for my all round social skills. And if you've got any round shiny marbles you don't want - I'll have them.

Why are you here?

I want to learn more about aspergers and specific coping skills and maybe make some like minded friends.

When were you diagnosed?
My therapist stopped arguing with me about it last month when she saw me avoid eye contact with the receptionist with whom I was angry because the waiting room always smelled like sewerage and she would not let me open the windows. I have not had a formal diagnosis with an AS specialist. Is it Aspie to want one? I was/am in therapy because I was depressed and I had overwhelming "attacks of the inertias" - stuck and can't get moving, too much procrastination. Having someone agree with me about being aspie is a relief.

Favourite subjects at school:
Maths and Chemistry - because I could get the questions right whether or not the teacher liked me. At school there were no computer classes - but I could work the one and only computer better than anyone else in the entire school.

Favourite music:
I like something of everything and dislike something of everything. Very fond of Crowded House, Xavier Rudd and Ben Lee.

Books:
Currently reading Len Beadell's Too Long in the Bush about pioneer road making in the 1950s across the Australian Deserts. Avoiding starting on Neal Stephenson's Trilogy because I won't come up for air until I'm done.

TV shows/Movies:
Dr Phil, Oprah (tragic, I know), The Glass House, Myth Busters, Las Vegas, NCIS (misogynist but I watch anyway), House, Boston Legal, RockKwiz and Nerds FC Movies: Starstruck, Pirates of the Caribbean, Monty Python, NZ version of LOTR, Local Hero, The Long Kiss Good Night, fight club, The blues brothers, Big Trouble in Little China

Instrument: Not very active, but have done singing, bagpipes, and piano.

Do you like sports?
Only to play - hockey mostly. Have played basketball, soccer, touch footy. You may think that this means I have fine motor skills - until you see my sewing.

Family:
I'm the oldest of 3, and never married, no children.
I suspect Grandfather and father had aspergers, and their wives had/have aspie traits. All of them were perfectionists and "Intellectual Snobs". Hard to live with and so am I.

Clothing: I'm a scruff. Grunge was my favourite fad.

How did you find this website?
Through the Tony Attwood website
Its a bit cobwebby (hasn't been updated for ages) but it has a lot of good info.

Job: Anything to do with computers.

Plans for the future?
Reform SA real estate trading law, Buy a house, Scuba dive on Great Barrier Reef, make being self employed more lucrative.

Any comments?
I love internet forums. If I come across as Ms know-it-all-smart-arse - challenge me.

I thought WP meant Word Processing (NOT!! !! Duh!). Took me ages to find that NT meant NeuroTypical ie "Normal". By way I always considered being called "Normal" an insult. I'm far better than boring "Normal". I am writing a glossary for this place - you all use so much jargon and TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms).

I don't understand why a site dedicated to people who don't handle sensory overload well, has so many intrusive adverts. I hate how slow it makes the site go. I appreciate the ads help fund the site but there must be a better way.