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Beatles_girl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

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Joined: 15 Jan 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 142
Location: Salt Spring Island, Canada

27 May 2006, 3:48 pm

Age: 17

Location: Salt Spring Island canada

Hobbies and Interests: Mudic, Drawing,writting raising Stick insects" ( bugs that look exatly like a stick")

Why are you here?: I need other Aspies to talk to because i'm so loney.........the special needs program I go into i'm too high funtioning for everyone there is severly disabled............and ca'nt carry somewhat any conversation

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

Favorite subjects: art,music,creative writing, woodworking,

Year/Grade: gradec 12

Favorite music: IT'S OBVIOUS! GUESS. :)

Books: "Freaks geeks and Asperes syndrome" "Flowers for Aldergon" "The curious insident of the dog in the night time" "Shout! The Beatles in there generation"
"The lovley Bones" "Lord Of the Flies.


TV shows/Movies: A hard days night, freddy got fingerd,poltergiest, supersize me, bowling for columbibe, the lion king, Family Guy, Honey wre killing the kids, the simpsons, sons of butcher and futurerama

Instrument: Drums

Do you like sports? not really...... but i like badminton and vollyball once in a while.

Family: Living with mom and dad and my dog Holly.

Clothing: Jeans and always a beatles t-shirt with a touch of a rock star kind of style

How did you find this website? someone at school

Job: still in school but i'm getting one

Plans for the future? artist, writer, drummer music therepast



Slapula
Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 27 May 2006
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 39
Location: Madison, WI

28 May 2006, 10:38 pm

What is your first name? Aaron

Age: 24

Location: Madison, WI

Hobbies and Interests: Video Games, Movies, Computers, Fantasy & Sci-fi lit., Reading, Wine

Why are you here? To chill out and learn more about AS

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago, but it wasn't until about a month ago that I first heard of AS. I'm starting to believe that my behavior may be more in line with symptoms of AS than of ADD.

Favorite subjects: Japanese and Russian History/Culture, Video Games, Languages and Linugustics, Libertarianism, Wine, and someother stuff that I can't think of at the moment...

Year/Grade: I'll be starting my second year of my associate's degree in network security this fall. I should also mention that I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My BA didn't really help me get a job, so I'm doing something alittle more hands on now.

Favorite music: Movie Scores, Video game music, Chillout, some trance occasionally

Books: George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and FIre series, Lord of the Rings, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Prince of Nothing Trilogy, all the Harry Potter books, Killer Angels, Notes from the Underground, The Death of Ivan Ivanovich

TV shows/Movies: 24, House, Lost, Seinfeld, Simpsons, Family Guy

Instrument: nope

Do you like sports? nah, not really. I'm really interested in whitewater kayaking tho

Family: A Dad, a Mom, a Brother and a Dog that really loves to get into trouble. You won't hear me complain about my family because they are pretty cool and always have been :D

Clothing: uh, whatever is comfortable i guess :?

How did you find this website? Wikipedia

Job: I'm currently a student, but I'm in the hunt for a computer networking internship this summer with one of the NOCs around Madison.

Plans for the future? To make lots of money doing a job that I'll never get bored of. :D



Conway
Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 1 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
Location: Ipswich, south-east England

02 Jun 2006, 11:59 am

What is your first name? Ben

Age: 20

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, England. >Link!<

Hobbies and Interests: Music, films, using the internet, writing, learning new things, and exploring the world with Google Earth because I can't afford to go anywhere.

Why are you here? I am here to chill out!

When were you diagnosed? (skip if you don't have a disorder): Undiagnosed, uncertain of condition.

Favourite subjects: Maths, I.T, Geography

Year/Grade: Educated at home until I was 15, when I went to college to do some GCSEs and a GNVQ.

Favourite music: Bjork!! !! :D Besides her, I like Catatonia (R.I.P you guys), Coldplay, Blur, The Polyphonic Spree, among others.

Books: Books? What are they??! :oops:

TV shows/Movies: No particular TV shows, but films: Brazil, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Delicatessen, anything slightly surreal and confusing.

Instrument: None currently, but I'd like to learn the guitar.

Do you like sports? Sorry but no. I occasionally play squash, which is great for hand/eye coordination.

Family: In order of age: Dad, mum, me, sister's boyfriend, sister, various pets.

Clothing: Clothes? Didn't you know that Ipswich is England's largest nudist colony???! ! 8)

Cothing (seriously!): Errrm, just whatever is clean and comfortable I guess.

How did you find this website? Family made me register and I complied because I was bored of IMDB and the lovely Bjork community.

Job: None yet, but I'm looking for something within I.T, preferably building and repairing systems.

Plans for the future? Live long and be happy! :D



stuckinthedesert
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
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Joined: 1 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 57
Location: California

03 Jun 2006, 10:52 pm

What is your first name? Shane

Age: 25

Location: CA, USA

Hobbies and Interests: T.V., Music, Computers, Books, Airplanes, Cars, Family, Hiking.

Why are you here? To Learn maybe make some friends

When were you diagnosed? (Skip if you don't have a disorder): 2 years

Favorite subjects: Science, Love to read, Music

Year/Grade: 25

Favorite music: Anything but twangy country.

Books: All of them Criton, Clancy, everything. Lets not forget about Hawkins

TV shows/Movies: House, Stargate, NCIS, Lost, Simpson’s, Family Guy, South Park and almost all movies.

Instrument: no rhythm

Do you like sports? Yes I can’t play well but I try. I will watch hockey that’s about it.

Family: yes mom and dad two older sisters nephew is Autistic

Clothing: loose nice fabric just whatever.

How did you find this website? Sister told me about it.

Job: YES stressful but fun.

Plans for the future? Wows don’t know yet just trying to be happy with myself.

Any comments? ummm no.



a1kemi
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Joined: 2 Jun 2006
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 124
Location: Australia

03 Jun 2006, 10:57 pm

What is your first name? Richard

Age: 22

Location: NSW, Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Computers, Jungian Psychology, Taoism, anti-aging

Why are you here? Interested

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

Favorite subjects: Software Design, Engineering Studies, should have done French

Year/Grade: Completed the HSC (finished school) in 2002

Favorite music: electroclash, indie, NIN, NIN and NIN

Books: Non-Fiction

TV shows/Movies: From Hell, THGTTG, M:I I (II and III suck)

Instrument: None

Do you like sports? Swimming

Family: Two parents, younger brother and sister.

Clothing: Black, plain and modest. Never wear shorts. Boots, never sneakers.

How did you find this website? googled "asperger's" or something like that.

Job: None. About to go back to TAFE.

Plans for the future? Make money, use if for real interests (work to live, not live to work).

Any comments? Hi.


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VoluminousFlush
Snowy Owl
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Joined: 5 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 137
Location: Texas

06 Jun 2006, 2:37 pm

What is your first name? Randall

Age: 17.8219

Location: Texas

Why are you here? Because I have nothing better to do.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Maybe 6 months ago (?)

Favorite subjects: math, history

Year/Grade: 12th

Favorite music: metal

Books: Inherit the Wind, anything by Dostoyevsky

TV shows/Movies: I despise Hollywood.

Instrument: baritone 5 years, guitar 3 years

Do you like sports? no.

Family: 2 sisters, brother-in-law, mother, father, stepfather, 2 grandmothers, grandpa, 5 aunts, 5 uncles, 12 cousins, my cat Pixie, niece, nephew

Clothing: dark blue jeans (Plugg), plain black shoes, black t

How did you find this website? Dr. Phil

Job: unemployed

Plans for the future? none



natalia
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Joined: 31 May 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 104
Location: SC, USA

06 Jun 2006, 7:40 pm

Age: 33 (as of summer 2006)

Location: South Carolina

Hobbies and Interests: languages, christianity, drawing, Internet, mysteries (tv or novels), origami, duct-tape, other crafts ....

Why are you here? I am AS or similar.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): self-dx around 1996

Favorite subjects: spanish, politics (trying to understand things!)

Year/Grade: have finally finished 2nd MA degree in spanish. 1st was in french. want to study more about web-design.

Favorite music: folk, world, punk, country, etc.

Authors: Borges, Cortázar, Dorothy L Sayers, Maeve Binchy, etc.

TV shows/Movies: nearly any british detective show, all movies I have seen by Terry Gilliam, House, american shows with weirdo characters like Ally McBeale or Homicide.

Instrument: almost learned to play the bagpipes, but quit.

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: I like to watch soccer and would like to play it if they didn't care if you were bad.

Family: parents divorced, conflicting types of (unofficial) AS?!
Live with husband (unofficial AS) and mother.

Clothing: for teaching, pants and a hopefully nice shirt that I hopefully didn't have to iron. Comfortable shoes, always. Colorful or interesting but simple clothes if possible.

How did you find this website? I think i saw it on somebody's cafepress shop? or in aspiesforfreedom site? can't remember.

Job: Teach spanish and occasionally french or ESL at a state technical college.

Plans for the future? the South Carolina american dream: put a trailer on my mother's property for us to live in our own house.

Any comments? Don't know, I just got here...



little-bird
Snowy Owl
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Joined: 20 May 2006
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Posts: 171
Location: up the faraway tree

06 Jun 2006, 10:57 pm

What is your first name? little bird of course ':wink:'

Age: 29

Location: "i come from the land down under..."

Hobbies and Interests: art, reading, crosswords, computer games, music, writing, making things, buddhism, the sciences in general.

Why are you here? the comfort of like-minded people who share similar experiences

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): december 05

Favorite subjects: art & science

Year/Grade: second year of visual arts diploma

Favorite music: joy division, radiohead, bjork, the smiths, my bloody valentine, sigur ros, the cure, tori amos, pj harvey, ella f, stuff from the 50s, 60s, 80s.

Books: haruki murakami, sylvia plath, banana yoshimoto, dan rhodes, j.d. salinger, the brontes, jeanette winterson, aldous huxley, peter carey, philip k. dick, j.g. ballard, italo calvino, the dalai lama, leunig, calvin and hobbes, and all sorts of non-fiction

TV shows/Movies: the x files, black books, red dwarf, black adder, couplings, futurama, the young ones, bottom, any british comedy, astroboy. Movies: naked, once upon a time in the west, toy story, finding nemo, the white balloon, amelie, the fifth element, the matrix, lotr, dark crystal, fight club, i heart huckabees...

Instrument: piano, guitar sorta (i suck/don't practice enough)

Do you like sports? not really, things like tai chi, yoga, and flamenco dancing appeal. i do like the outdoors though - if it's deserted - i like to wander off into the woods, or sit on beaches far from the presence of civilisation.

Family: i have family, yes

Clothing: what i wear depends upon my mood

How did you find this website? googled 'asperger's'

Job: nuh

Plans for the future? continue with fine art studies at a degree level, then do an m.a. if possible, so i can be an artist, and work in an art gallery, or a museum. especially the museum...full of collections of things...

Any comments? :wink:



Sir_Maniac
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Joined: 8 Jun 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 5

09 Jun 2006, 10:04 am

What is your first name?Ryan

Age:29

Location: Way out in the boonies somewhere in New Mexico (US)

Hobbies and Interests: Computer Music, Computer Programming, Computer Art, Computer Gaming, Computers in General, Hiking.

Why are you here? I'm an Aspie just trying to make sense of Asperger Syndrome

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Just about a year ago.

Favorite subjects: Anything generally relating to computers, physics, history.

Year/Grade: Out of school (high school drop-out, college drop-out, GED)

Favorite music: 80s, classics, and anything that isn't heavy.

Books: Orson Scott Card books, any technical documentation I can get my hands on.

TV shows/Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate SG-1, Lord of the Rings, The pricess Bride, etc.

Instrument: Computer

Do you like sports? Used to have fun playing basketball, not into watching any sports, trying to do more running, hiking..

Family: 3 step-brothers, 2 Sisters, and a Half-Brother

Clothing: Jeans and Shirt, durability and comfort mean more to me then fasion.

How did you find this website? googling.

Job: Computer Programmer / SysAdmin

Plans for the future? Life better lived then now.

Any comments? How can people as non-social as I am manage to create such an active forum?



DivineMagic
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Age: 36
Gender: Male
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09 Jun 2006, 3:28 pm

What is your first name? Eric

Age: 23

Location: Ireland

Hobbies and Interests: CCG's like YuGiOh, M:tG, Versus, Duel Masters, Reading

Why are you here?

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

Favorite subjects: English & History

Year/Grade: I finished school

Favorite music: Rock, Panic! At The Disco, Fallout Boy, Shakira, Dissturbed, Stonesour, Pink, Staind

Books: Sci-Fi like Anne McCaffrey, Ananzi Boys, Discworld, Ringu

TV shows/Movies: Asian Horror Movies, Red Dwarf, Black Adder, Anime like YuGiOh

Instrument: I tried to learn the Tin Wistle once

Do you like sports? Noooooooo

Family: Father, Brother, Sister

Clothing: T-Shirts, pants, jeans, shorts (in very hot weather), runners (always.)

How did you find this website? Google

Job: Unemployed

Plans for the future? My dream is of owning my own Comic Book Shop. If that doesn't work out, I am a Lvl1 YuGiOh/Vs Judge, and TO, so I'll make money from that.

Any comments?



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Sivad
Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 7 Jun 2006
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Posts: 47

09 Jun 2006, 7:46 pm

Age: 24 (25 next month)

Location: Behind you

Hobbies and Interests: Music (metal Rock and very little hip hop), Peircings, Tattoos,Beautiful women with the aforementioned LOL, Sports, Basketball, Wrestling, Ghosts.

Why are you here? To be around and seek out others going through some of the feelings and difficulties that I am I guess. Maybe make some friendships, network. Who knows.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 13


Year/Grade:

Favorite music: Metal (Tool/A Perfect Circle,Pantera, Disturbed, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails, It may be arguable as to whether Tool/APC or NIN are metal but oh well... Mushroomhead, Preist, Chimaira, Black Label Society, too many to list...
Books: There are too many, I don't have a favorite really.

TV shows/Movies: Wrestling, Ghost Hunters, My Name is Earl, South Park,Sportscenter, Chappelle's Show, Grey's Anatomy.

Instrument:

Do you like sports? Yes

Family: They get on my nerves and likewise... :-)-

Clothing: Just a t shirt, and Cargo's

How did you find this website? Google.

Job: Shitty

Plans for the future? To find purpose and happiness (not working thusfar...always hope)



Happibun
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Joined: 11 Jun 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 3
Location: GB

12 Jun 2006, 6:14 am

What is your first name? Jo, thought I quite often respond to ‘Hey you!’ :-)

Age: The wrong side of 40, but only just…

Location: Lincolnshire, UK. Really it is the middle of nowhere, good for growing cabbages and wising you were somewhere else.

Hobbies and Interests: The computer, all hail Broadband! Trying to understand people. ;-)

Why are you here? To see what this community is all about and whether I fit in somewhere.

When were you diagnosed?: Jan 2003.

Favorite subjects: Stumble Upon www.stumbleupon.com , Computers, Photography.

Year/Grade: I went to university and acquired a geology degree in the 80s.

Favorite music: A wide an eclectic taste focusing on Modern classical and Techno  Pretty well anything except for Country and Western, and R&B.

Books: Detective fiction, SF (particularly Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams), Biographies and autobiographies, Travel (eg. Bill Bryson). Pretty well anything except for Romance.

TV shows/Movies: Tend not to watch much TV, other than Dr Who. Furtively following Big Brother and ashamed to admit it…. Movies very much limited to what I can take the kids to or get out on DVD. Taste in movies, the quirkier the better.

Instrument: (Of torture) My voice ;-)

Do you like sports? No, though I do go to the gym, or swim whenever I can. I enjoy walking and cycling.

Family: I’m a single parent of three kids (eldest lives away from home). Mother lives 10 miles from here and is ill with cancer.

Clothing: Casual and comfortable wins every time though I do dress up for work and public speaking.

How did you find this website? Through the Wikipedia site.

Job: I’m a consultant for an employment project for people with Asperger syndrome. www.as-it.co.uk .

Plans for the future? See the kids grow well, work take off, and sort my life out.

Any comments? None yet, let’s see shall we?



green_pineapple
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Joined: 11 Jun 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 1
Location: Germany

12 Jun 2006, 2:12 pm

What is your first name? Maren

Age: 20

Location: Germany

Hobbies and Interests: music, art, photography, good books & movies, food, traveling, psychology, philosophy, etc..

Why are you here? to get to know others and learn more about AS, I also think i may have it since most of the traits apply to me

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

Favorite subjects: used to be Art and English in school

Year/Grade: finished school

Favorite music: Alternative, Rock, J-rock, Oldies,..for example Muse, Beatles, Dir en Grey, Vines, Strokes, Hives, Supergrass, Malice Mizer, Oasis, Travis, etc...

Books: Lord Of The Rings (Tolkien), all Dan Brown novels, The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (Mark Haddon), Detektiv Conan-Mangas...

TV shows/Movies: The Chorus, LotR, Forrest Gump, I am Sam, Hayao Miyazaki's animes, Catch me if you can, BigFish, Madagascar...

Instrument: none :/

Do you like sports? not really xD

Family: my parents

Clothing: hmm..usually jeans and some shirt..

How did you find this website? googled

Job: going to start studying this year..



JulieArticuno
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Joined: 12 Jun 2006
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Posts: 301

13 Jun 2006, 8:24 am

What is your first name? Gail

Age: 32

Location: London, Great Britain

Hobbies and Interests: Pokemon, Irish Dancing, drawing

Why are you here? I was gathering information for a friend about asperger's, and in the process realised that a LOT of the information related to me and that A LOT of confusing and upsetting stuff in my life that I couldn't understand woud be explainable if I have AS. So, I've gone to my doc asking to be tested, but in the meantime I feel I need some support.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Have written to my doc asking to be tested-am awaiting a reply

Favorite subjects: Biology (esp. Genetics)

Year/Grade: N/A

Favorite music: Bit of everything

Books: Anne McCaffrey Dragon series

TV shows/Movies: Jurassic Park, Day After Tomorrow, Pokemon the second movie

Instrument: Voice

Do you like sports? no

Family: Mother, father, older brother

Clothing: Jeans and T-shirt

How did you find this website? Google search on Asperger's and the title of this website jumpted out at me as EXACTLY how i felt at school (and still sometimes feel these days)

Job: N/A

Plans for the future? Try and find work


Hope this is OK.

Julie



PathoftheImmortals
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
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Posts: 329

14 Jun 2006, 12:47 am

What is your first name? Eric

Age: 21

Location: BC, Canada

Hobbies and Interests: Music (metal mostly but I like a lot of stuff), nature, hiking, going for long drives at night just relaxing and listening to something to fit the mood, Norse mythology, philosophy etc.

Why are you here? To get to know other individuals with either aspergers or autism who may have had similar experiences as me since I don't know many around here.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): About 4 years ago.

Favorite subjects: Philosophy, Writing
Year/Grade: Have completed two years of university

Favorite music: Black/death/thrash/heavy/doom metal (metal bands which usually people have no idea about it seems) as well as bits of alternative-rock, classic rock, noise, neo-folk, ambient etc.

Books: Currently Thomas Harpur's "The Pagan Christ"

TV shows/Movies: I don't watch tv much but when I do it's usually either Law And Order or The Simpsons. Favorite movies: The Shining, The Stand, 8MM, Bully, American History X, The Believer, Saving Private Ryan, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Speer - The Devil's Architect, Butterfly Effect, The Lesser Evil, Evil Dead 1&2, Audrey Rose, Scarface, Godfather series, Goodfellas, A History of Violence, Der Untergang (Downfall), Kids, Another Day In Paradise, Mysterious Skin, Titanic :oops: :p etc.

Instrument: Music is my life but for the most part I prefer to let those more talented than myself create it. :p

Do you like sports? Some: Weightlifting, hiking, camping (if you can call that a sport), floor hockey. And because I didnt add it in hte tv section watching NHL hockey. :lol:

Family: A loving father and mother, one younger brother and a 17 year old cat all of whom mean a lot to me.

Clothing: Usually just a band shirt and a pair of jeans.

How did you find this website? Google.

Job: University student.

Plans for the future? To sit back and just relax this summer and continue on with my English major at university in the fall. :)