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JJ
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Age: 33
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29 Aug 2006, 7:49 am

What is your first name? James
Also known as Cesario

Age: 21, as of today.

Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Hobbies and Interests: Photography, driving, cars, art, MUSIC, anime, computer games, programming.

Why are you here? To learn more about AS, possibly to meet other AS people.

Why don't you guys have a meet up once a year or something?

When were you diagnosed? No official diagnosis, a professional counsellor told me she thought I might have it. I have since read about the subject considerably.

Favorite subjects: Computers.

Year/Grade: Out of school during year 9, then home-schooled, then went to 3 different colleges, now not studying but may be returning to university in 2007 to study Computer Science (probably).

Favorite music: Anything and everything. Club/Dance to Ambient, Blues, Rock, ...
Air, Orbital, Hooverphonic, Sleater-Kinney, The Shadows, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Bent, Aphex Twin, Lacuna Coil, The Verve, RHCP, Fiona Apple, Abba, Duran Duran, Foreigner, Rage Against the Machine, etc etc etc....

Books: Anything by Ian (M) Banks.

TV shows/Movies: Donnie Darko, Contact, 28 Days Later, Lilo & Stitch, The Silence of the Lambs. Empire of the Sun, Gladiator.

Instrument: Played guitar for 8 years then gave up. May take up piano lessons.

Do you like sports? Unless it's the world cup, no.

Family: 1 Mum, 1 Dad, 1 Brother.

Clothing: Casual, possibly up-to-date, I'm not sure.

How did you find this website? I was searching MySpace.com for Asperger's Syndrome, and found a mention of it in a post, and typed it in. Go figure, I think it was the creator.

Job: Tech Support, though it is temp-to-perm.

Plans for the future?
I want to go Sky diving
I will be booking a Porsche driving experience at Thruxton for later this year
And go to university

Any comments? Do any of you guys really understand yourselfs?



snelavasac
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Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Age: 36
Gender: Female
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29 Aug 2006, 10:32 am

What is your first name? I'd rather not say right now

Age: 23

Location: Rhode Island, USA (but I'm originally from Connecticut)

Hobbies and Interests: Computers (games and fixing them), history, names, reading, writing

Why are you here? After years of denial, I'd finally like to learn more about AS.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 1995

Favorite subjects: History--at least I liked it enough to get a degree in it.

Year/Grade:

Favorite music: I'll listen to just about anything.

Books: I mostly read history and fantasy books.

TV shows/Movies: Lost, the occasional Spanish soap opera, and probably a bunch of TV shows and movies I can't think of at the moment.

Instrument: Piano since I was 10 and sometimes I sing. I also have a guitar, but I haven't played in years.

Do you like sports? Nope.

Family: I live with my boyfriend and sometimes I like his family better than my own. My mom died when I was 21, my dad and older brother are horrible at keeping in touch, and I have extended family in several other states.

Clothing: I dress for comfort.

How did you find this website? Looking for AS information.

Job: House-girlfriend right now, but I really need to find a job.

Plans for the future? The ideal of house and 2.5 kids sounds nice.

Any comments? I'm glad I'm not the only one.



pluto
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Age: 58
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Posts: 1,751
Location: Paisley,Scotland UK

29 Aug 2006, 10:39 am

Age : 47
First Name : Ian
Location : Scotland,UK
Hobbies & Interests : Football,film,tv,reading,history,gegraphy
Why Are You Here : Good place to learn and share experiences with
friendly people
Year / Grade : School is long gone and forgotten ! If only I'd know
then what I know now I'm sure I'd have enjoyed it
Music : Most types of music.Favourites Eagles,Fleetwood Mac,Corrs
Simon & Garfunkel,Alison Krauss + good Scottish bands Travis,Del
Amitri
Books : Autobiographies,History. Not so much fiction but I like
Dean Koontz,Stephen King,Dan Brown
Sports : Watch Football(soccer).Enjoy seeing golf on TV as well
Family : Parents,brothers,niece etc
Clothing : Never really understood designer clothing.As long as it
serves the purpose and looks ok that's the main thing
How Did You Find This Website : Link from AS-IF.org
Job : Got into freight business by chance. Varied and interesting but
high risk of stress
Plans For Future : Just to try and be positive no matter what
Comments : Realising you have AS is like being born-again.At least
we're in the internet age which is a great help in learning to
adjust.If we'd been living before the internet was invented it would
have been a bigger challenge



Claradoon
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Posts: 5,098
Location: Canada

30 Aug 2006, 12:33 am

Age: 55

Location: Canada

Hobbies and Interests: reading, writing, music, my dawg

Why are you here? i need to learn how to be an aspie

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
diagnosed by me - a couple of months ago
diagnosed by doc - a couple of months from now

Favorite subjects:
physics for dummies (string theory etc.)
can't remember the others

Year/Grade: lol graduated in 1967

Favorite music: classical, oldies, jazz

Books: all of them

TV shows/Movies: A Beautiful Mind

Instrument:
currently failing to play piano.
also failed to play violin.

Do you like sports?
i watch ice hockey. i've played a lot of sports once. no fun.

Family: aaarrrrgghhhh!

Clothing: loose stuff, caftans, ponchos etc.

How did you find this website? friend sent me the url

Job: no

Plans for the future?
get diagnosed, figure out who i really am and what to do about it

Any comments?
this is a terrific website



Atomicat
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Joined: 29 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

30 Aug 2006, 2:47 am

Age : 40
First Name : Call me Atomicat
Location : 2 1/2 hours north of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Hobbies & Interests : Hard sciences, art, music, costuming.
Why Are You Here : Always described myself as semi-autistic. Found this site through Wikipedia. While reading through my medical records I found that I'd had the diagnosis of Asperger's during a psych evaluation.
Year / Grade : Self-educated high-school dropout. If I'd had Wikipedia as a kid I'd rule the world by now.
Music : All types except for what you'll find on the radio.
Books : Science, Sci-fi, art, underground comics.
Clothing : Old-school punk. t-shirt, jeans, hi-tops, leather jacket.
Job : Never had one for more than a year. Mostly independent jobs and contracts. High-tech and arts.
Plans For Future : Currently starting up an artists collective and workshop space in the wilds of the north.



Claradoon
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Location: Canada

30 Aug 2006, 7:50 am

Two and a half hours north of Winnipeg??? 8O Egad, where are you, in Churchill? Polar bear territory? :wink: I'm half a country to the east of you, near Montreal.

You say there was a diagnosis for Aspergers in your file and nobody told you? That's awful. Yet I think that's what they do. How come they tell everybody but not the person who has it? I'm chasing around trying to get a diagnosis now, and I bet there's one lying in some file somewhere. :?



Paula
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31 Aug 2006, 2:06 pm

What is your first name? Catriona

Age: 26

Location: Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Internet, criminal justice, TV, going out for dinner with friends

Why are you here? to meet other people with similar interests and AS

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): February 2003 aged 22

Favorite subjects:

Year/Grade: University Graduate 2001

Favorite music: pop, rock, rap

Books:

TV shows/Movies: Neighbours

Instrument:

Do you like sports? Yes

Family: Live independently

Clothing: casual

How did you find this website? recommended by a friend

Job: looking for work

Plans for the future? to have a stable part-time job

Any comments?



amberzak
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Joined: 2 Sep 2006
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Posts: 24
Location: South UK

03 Sep 2006, 7:51 am

What is your first name? Rebekah

Age: 23

Location: South UK

Hobbies and Interests: Filmmaking and writing

Why are you here? To meet other people with AS to seek, and to give, advice

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Still waiting for official diagnoses

Favorite subjects: Media, English, Maths, Drama

Year/Grade: Graduated University 2006

Favorite music: anything that isn't metal or rap

Books: Harry Potter, Charles Dickens, Artimes Fowl,

TV shows/Movies: Spielberg, Firefly, Actually, most films I like.

Instrument: Piano (sort of)

Do you like sports? Playing, sometimes. Watching, no.

Family: Live with my Dad

Clothing:Whatever looks nice

How did you find this website? Search engine

Job: Cinema Worker

Plans for the future? To be a great filmmaker and writier

Any comments? Look out world, here I come


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Paula
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03 Sep 2006, 10:22 pm

OOPS I'm Paula, Catriona is visiting me and she didn't know I was already logged in....so Nope I'm not 26, and no she didn't take my nick...she just made a boo boo.



Dalebert
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05 Sep 2006, 7:02 pm

Name: Dale

Age: 38

Location: Los Angeles

Hobbies/Interests: Sci-fi / fantasy, writing, movies, computers, objectivism. Very recently got into drawing again.

Why are you here: Suspect I'm an Aspie

When were you diagnosed: Haven't been. Not sure.

Favourite subjects: Science & math early on, later enjoyed Literature

Year/Grade: Master's degree in comp sci

Music: I don't collect, but occasionally I'll listen to something if it's convenient like radio or sometimes streaming off the net.

Books: Read more non-fiction lately, political and such. When younger, read lots of fantasy and sci-fi. Still love fantasy and sci-fi though and eat the Harry Potter books like potato chips.

TV Shows: South Park, 4400, Smallville, Bullshit

Movies: Somewhat broad tastes, but especially sci-fi / fantasy.

Instruments: trumpet when I was in school

Sports: None. Always picked last in school. I did do a little swimming recently and have since stopped. I flip my pens and pencils with incredible skill though. :lol:

Family: Mother, 3 siblings.

Clothing: I cycle through about 7 shirts for work, 5 of them identical except for color. They have to have a collar because I wear a badge and can't stand the lanyard against my neck. Cycle through 4 pants for work. Shorts and t-shirt preferred when not working. I change as soon as I get home. VERY difficult to find comfortable shoes. Can't stand a watch or necklace against my skin. Can't wear tube socks because of that ridge against my toes.

How did you find this website: I read the Dilbert blog and someone told Scott Adams in a comment that he had Asperger's Syndrome so I looked it up on Wiki and thought "That's ME!". It linked back to here.

Job: Software Engineer

Plans for future: I'm about to become unemployed for a year to explore my creative side-- primarily my writing including a novel I've been working on but also a little drawing. I may take art lessons.

Comments: I fit the symptoms much better when I was younger than I do now, which is why I wonder whether I truly am an Aspie. However, I know my social development was severely stunted and happened late in life. I was very proud of myself for teaching myself to be more sociable in about the last 10 or 15 years, but it definately felt like I had to force it and learn it in a very procedural way. I'd notice strong reactions from people to something I did or said and think to myself "OK, what I just did, that was BAD. Don't do that." It's kind of how I think of stutterers. I hear they have to learn tricks to speaking correctly and concentrate so as not to stutter. Socializing, especially with new people or a lot of people, is like that for me, but I want to be able to socialize well so I learned. It's very mentally demanding and exhausting. To this day, I hate smalltalk. It makes me want to rip my eyes out, but I tolerate a small amount as a necessary evil. On the other hand, I can sit at a table in a coffee shop with close friends and chit-chat all night about topics I'm interested in.

I suspect I'm an Aspie, but of course I don't know. To me, it seems like these symptoms are more common, but maybe that's just because I gravitate toward other aspies or people with moderate aspie-like traits. I'm not sure if it matters whether I am because I feel like I've learned to cope pretty well and I'm not sure what I would do at this point if I found out I was. It sure would explain a lot though!



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Joined: 11 May 2006
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Posts: 75
Location: EU

06 Sep 2006, 8:40 am

What is your first name? Danga

Age: 20

Location: Lithuania

Hobbies and Interests: Asperger syndrome, Morquio syndrome, Absurd Minds, the SELF, Neurotypical disorder.

Why are you here? Because many people here write exactly what I think. And I would like to know myself better.

When were you diagnosed? I don't know if I was diagnosed. Doctor told me about AS when I was 19.

Favorite subjects: Medicine, Psychology, Literature.

Year/Grade: University 1 year Medicine.

Favorite music: Absurd Minds, Die Toten Hosen, EBM.

Books: O'Brien "Third Policeman", Grass "Tin Drum"

Family: I live with my mother.

Clothing: Comfortable

How did you find this website? Google



Sweet_Angell
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Joined: 6 Sep 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 42
Location: Belgium

07 Sep 2006, 7:47 pm

Age:
14 (I know im young...)

Location:
Belgium

Hobbies and Interests:
Music, going out, Computer games, my boyfriend :wink:

Why are you here?
Want to know more about aspergers

When were you diagnosed?
(skip if you don't have a disorder):
Nearly a year ago doctor told me

Favorite subjects:
Math

Favorite music:
Rock, Pop, R&B, Punk

Books:
Harry Potter?? xD

TV shows/Movies:
Lost, CSI

Instrument:
Long time ago piano

Do you like sports?
I played tennis before ^^ And i like to watch soccer

Family:
got a mom, a dad, and a steph brother

Clothing:
My own style 8)

How did you find this website?
Saw it on a website

Job:
Secret agent lol

Plans for the future?
Live a great life with my sweetheart ^^

Any comments?
Nice to meet you all :wink:



lemon
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Age: 51
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Posts: 4,402
Location: belgium

11 Sep 2006, 6:57 pm

Age: thirties

Location: belgium

Hobbies and Interests: swimming, drawing/painting, reading, movies, music, walk in the forest, cycling, dreaming,

Why are you here? wonder if it's true other people can be as literary and focussed as i am, and if we could understand each other then

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): no not diagnosed,

Favorite subjects: visual subjects, how to improve real life, creations together (like painter-writer communication for exemple) , music, painting

Year/Grade: i started studying again, now third year english-dutch literature (=mostly very boring, but i want to be a teacher, found out i rather good at that)

Favorite music: lots, just a few nick cave, basement jaxx, maria callas, the cure,

Books: favorite one : 'the lord of light' by roger zelazny

TV shows/Movies: favorite movie: 'der himmel über berlin' by wim wenders

Instrument: trumpet

Do you like sports? yes , i need to do some in order to feel good, my blood has to circulate

Family: yep

Clothing: when a teacher, like a teacher, when with my parents in law, like a daugher in law, when free, like a scarecrow

How did you find this website? google

Job: teaching my mothertongue(dutch) to frenchspeaking children (with a lot of jokes, games, songs, jumping in order not to bore the children nor myself, and it works out quite good i must say)
i'm also a puppetplayer with a friend of mine

Plans for the future? graduating, having a job, and developping the puppets and their stories

Any comments? not yet ...

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lemon
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12 Sep 2006, 5:26 pm

i share your surprise about being so honest,brett from oregon
listened to your songs , nice!
(my first reply, i'm a bit shy though and don't really understand how messages appear yet)
lemon



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Joined: 5 Sep 2006
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Posts: 346
Location: Stardusk

14 Sep 2006, 3:52 pm

Age: 18

Location: The Netherlands

Hobbies and Interests: Playing the Piano, Music as a whole, Fantasy

Why are you here? A.S.P.I.E

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Don't really remember, abou 15/16

Favorite subjects: Music, Fantasy

Year/Grade: First year University

Favorite music: Rock/Metal

Books: Fantasy

TV shows/Movies: BLACKADDER, The 4400

Instrument: Piano

Do you like sports? Yes

Family: Mother, Father, 2 brothers

Clothing: Wide clothes (can't stand those exactly-fit clothes) but not too wide.

How did you find this website? GOOGLE :lol:

Job: None

Plans for the future? No

Any comments? Yes