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Blue Jay
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07 Aug 2021, 3:04 pm

First off, I want to give a friendly hello to my fellow Aspies and others on the spectrum. Believe it or not, this is the first time I am posting on a message board in close to eight years. They're not much of a thing any more thanks to social mass media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Discord, etc.), so I find the Wrong Planet to be a success story.

And it's appropriately named, too. Throughout my life, I often felt like I didn't fit in. Other times, I didn't care as I was off in my world. I had my official diagnosis for Asperger's at age 14. Such a diagnosis had made a difference in my life. I had a label that separated me from the others (who I would learn are called neurotypicals). Despite this social and neurological difference, I have managed to make some excellent friends.

I'm hoping I am stepping into a welcoming community by joining the Wrong Planet. I admit that I am not fond of message boards like I used to be, but I am at that point in my life in which I am willing to give them another chance.

I hope to get to know you all reasonably well and that we can have fun here! :)



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07 Aug 2021, 3:17 pm

Welcome Jib!


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07 Aug 2021, 3:37 pm

A_minor wrote:
Welcome Jib!


Thank you, A_Minor!

I see you're from the Netherlands. I briefly took Duolingo's Dutch course late last year, but I took a hiatus from it. As a result, the language had escaped from my mind! :oops:



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07 Aug 2021, 4:38 pm

Why Dutch? Just for the hell of it/out of interest?


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07 Aug 2021, 8:53 pm

A_minor wrote:
Why Dutch? Just for the hell of it/out of interest?


I would say out of interest since it is similar to German. I'm relatively conversational in that language, and I wanted to learn about the similarities.



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07 Aug 2021, 10:27 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet from a fellow Oregonian! :)


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08 Aug 2021, 7:35 am

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome to Wrong Planet from a fellow Oregonian! :)


Thank you! (Do you ever go by AA?)

The funny thing is that I'm originally from San Jose, California, spent seven years of my life (my whole adolescence) in Hawaii, and lived in Oregon for the past 12 years. I almost moved to Phoenix and then Boise in the past year, but thankfully, my family and I will be staying in Oregon. :)

On one last note, one funny thing about the term Oregonian, when I first heard it, I mistook it for Argonian. You know, like the lizard people from Elder Scrolls! :jester:



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08 Aug 2021, 6:07 pm

Welcome to WP! I think you can find some nice people here.

Jib wrote:
I'm hoping I am stepping into a welcoming community by joining the Wrong Planet. I admit that I am not fond of message boards like I used to be, but I am at that point in my life in which I am willing to give them another chance.
And should you ever think WP doesn't feel welcoming, I'd encourage you to just switch threads rather than leave. Really, there are some nice people here!


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08 Aug 2021, 6:20 pm

Hello. :D



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08 Aug 2021, 6:41 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Welcome to WP! I think you can find some nice people here.

Jib wrote:
I'm hoping I am stepping into a welcoming community by joining the Wrong Planet. I admit that I am not fond of message boards like I used to be, but I am at that point in my life in which I am willing to give them another chance.
And should you ever think WP doesn't feel welcoming, I'd encourage you to just switch threads rather than leave. Really, there are some nice people here!


I sure hope so! I've had some pretty bad experiences with message boards in the past. I used to be an admin on a couple, but they have long vanished from the web. I'll take your word for it and enjoy my time here! :D

Thank you for the warm welcome, by the way! :)



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09 Aug 2021, 4:39 am

Welcome



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10 Aug 2021, 10:41 am

Hi and welcome, Jib :). Always good to have another author here!

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10 Aug 2021, 8:06 pm

Juliette wrote:
Hi and welcome, Jib :). Always good to have another author here!


Thank you, Juliette!

I've only started my writing career this year. I already published seven short stories and counting!

What do you like to write, Juliette?

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10 Aug 2021, 8:09 pm

My parents used to be in a bowling league at Jib Lanes.

Welcome!



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10 Aug 2021, 8:59 pm

Wendigo Farm was great.


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11 Aug 2021, 6:42 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
My parents used to be in a bowling league at Jib Lanes.

Welcome!


Since when do I own a Bowling Alley? :P


funeralxempire wrote:
Wendigo Farm was great.


Thank you very much! There are six more short stories available, with an eighth on the way! :mrgreen: