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10 Dec 2010, 7:35 pm

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all my life ive lived in multiple fantasy worlds at the same time. currently its star wars, halo, and fallout and funny part is that all of them mix and match together to make one strange fantasy world but i enjoy it, its very entertaining when im alone and acting out my fantasies lol i love it

That's the way it is with my own imagination: many different characters from many different worlds all coexisting together in a setting I came up with myself. It's been that way ever since I was a preteen, though the roster of characters who reside there, as well as the nature of their relationships with each other, has changed a lot since I first started it.



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11 Dec 2010, 7:24 am

hi, I'm 29 and i live in battletech world



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11 Dec 2010, 10:55 am

Is this subject a good conversation starter with Aspies? Or do you guys rather not talk about this subject openly with strangers?



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11 Dec 2010, 2:46 pm

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Is this subject a good conversation starter with Aspies? Or do you guys rather not talk about this subject openly with strangers?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I absolutely love talking about my inner world! So yes, I think it is a great topic for conversation! :D



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11 Dec 2010, 3:23 pm

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I lived in a fantasy world as a kid. and aparently still do because I won't give up my goal of becoming a veternarian. I think people are actually just jelous that they didn't follow their dreams and let others convince them they couldn't. When they see someone who is not going to give up they label them "stuck and stuck in a fantasy world.


There is no fantasy in this. Thousands of people a year become veterinarians. Why would there be any reason that you couldn't?


Because I will never meet the accidemic requirements. Ever since childhood, my parents have been telling me I should focus on being a vet tech instead. My mom says that I am high functning enough to want to do things like this but I am too low functning to accept I may not be able too. :roll: Some may say it's rigidity and perhaps it is but I see it as detirmanation and for me this "rigidity" is a good thing. My parents just don't believe in me and I am starting to accept that. My parents also don't realise how evil Autism Speaks are. Either my parents are blind or they are secretly curebies. My mom said she wouldn't have me cured but that she would have my rigidity and things that prevent me from being a vet cured. I think the rigidity is what is going to help me be a vet. I once heard an acoount from a girl actualy in vet school (the poster child for NT) and she said it was so hard becuase she couldn't go to movies or go out and party anymore becuase she has to study all the time. Why dosen't she become a people doctor then? Anyway, all these comments about how "hard" vet school is always come from socialy obsessed NTs.


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11 Dec 2010, 4:33 pm

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I lived in a fantasy world as a kid. and aparently still do because I won't give up my goal of becoming a veternarian. I think people are actually just jelous that they didn't follow their dreams and let others convince them they couldn't. When they see someone who is not going to give up they label them "stuck and stuck in a fantasy world.


Sureal. A couple of years ago a guy got really nasty with me and said, "at least I know my limitations". It bothered me for ages. But I haven't given up. Just because I want a decent job doesn't mean I'm doing something unrealistic. But just to get a decent job is very hard these days so it looks like too much ambition. Don't give up your goal, but if you find you really can't do it perhaps consider scaling down a little (but only if necessary). Perhaps be a veternary nurse instead like you said. Just a suggestion, explore all possibilities. I think it all depends on why you want it? What is the reason you want the job? Find it however you can.



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11 Dec 2010, 6:43 pm

IdahoRose wrote:
CrystalBug wrote:
Is this subject a good conversation starter with Aspies? Or do you guys rather not talk about this subject openly with strangers?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I absolutely love talking about my inner world! So yes, I think it is a great topic for conversation! :D

I only share it on my blog. I would not tell people about it in a normal conversation.


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11 Dec 2010, 6:47 pm

pensieve wrote:
IdahoRose wrote:
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Is this subject a good conversation starter with Aspies? Or do you guys rather not talk about this subject openly with strangers?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I absolutely love talking about my inner world! So yes, I think it is a great topic for conversation! :D

I only share it on my blog. I would not tell people about it in a normal conversation.


This forum is the first place I've admitted to it, and only after several days of seeing other people telling about theirs.



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11 Dec 2010, 8:01 pm

I don't get it.

I mean you guys can't hide it. When people, who know a thing or two about Aspergers, become aware that you are Aspies, they will assume that you have a Aspie Fantasy World membership, even if you don't. Then, they will walk up to you and demand to know the details. Am I wrong, or does that situation never occur?



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11 Dec 2010, 9:08 pm

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I don't get it.

I mean you guys can't hide it. When people, who know a thing or two about Aspergers, become aware that you are Aspies, they will assume that you have a Aspie Fantasy World membership, even if you don't. Then, they will walk up to you and demand to know the details. Am I wrong, or does that situation never occur?


It hasn't happened to me, but then I've only recently become aware that I have Asperger's. And I had no idea it was common for Aspies. It's quite a relief actually. :lol:



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11 Dec 2010, 9:29 pm

Dreams are much much better than reality.



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11 Dec 2010, 10:53 pm

Yeah I am living in a fantasy world and I hope to never leave.
Think I would have real problems if I could not find an escape from
the real world. I have had periods of being convinced that
something had happened and nothing was real anymore.
or maybe they have been times of seeing things the way they really are.
Don't really know what is real anymore I guess
What I mean is I always thought that if you strived for something
it would happen. a person had some input to what was going to happen.
not so sure about this now. Like why is it that people who
take care of themselves die young. I know it's alot to do with
genetics and such, and why do good things happen to bad people.
anyways I am not so good with putting thoughts into text.
I am happy in my own little world with my special interests



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11 Dec 2010, 10:56 pm

PunkyKat wrote:
Chronos wrote:
PunkyKat wrote:
I lived in a fantasy world as a kid. and aparently still do because I won't give up my goal of becoming a veternarian. I think people are actually just jelous that they didn't follow their dreams and let others convince them they couldn't. When they see someone who is not going to give up they label them "stuck and stuck in a fantasy world.


There is no fantasy in this. Thousands of people a year become veterinarians. Why would there be any reason that you couldn't?


Because I will never meet the accidemic requirements. Ever since childhood, my parents have been telling me I should focus on being a vet tech instead. My mom says that I am high functning enough to want to do things like this but I am too low functning to accept I may not be able too. :roll: Some may say it's rigidity and perhaps it is but I see it as detirmanation and for me this "rigidity" is a good thing. My parents just don't believe in me and I am starting to accept that. My parents also don't realise how evil Autism Speaks are. Either my parents are blind or they are secretly curebies. My mom said she wouldn't have me cured but that she would have my rigidity and things that prevent me from being a vet cured. I think the rigidity is what is going to help me be a vet. I once heard an acoount from a girl actualy in vet school (the poster child for NT) and she said it was so hard becuase she couldn't go to movies or go out and party anymore becuase she has to study all the time. Why dosen't she become a people doctor then? Anyway, all these comments about how "hard" vet school is always come from socialy obsessed NTs.


And why would you not be able to meet the academic requirements? There are many with AS in academia and who are veterinarians and doctors. I remember an article a while back about a man who was going into equestrian medicine....perhaps he actually had HFA, I don't recall.

To meet academic requirements, you go to a college...often a community college if you did not do well in highschool, you see an academic counselor, tell them what you want to do, and they will tell you what classes you need to take to do it. You register for the classes, buy the books and materials, attend class, take notes, read the book...or do whatever you must do to learn the material, do the homework, ask the instructor to clarify when you don't understand, study for exams, hopefully do well on exams, and advance.

Academia is perhaps one of the easier systems for someone with AS to navigate.



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11 Dec 2010, 11:08 pm

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Dreams are much much better than reality.


Some people's dreams are other people's reality. Unless we're talking about fantasy...

I remember going to college full-time while working full-time while having to deal with not having a car to get around during the harsh winters. Every morning I would wake up feeling completely cheated that I had to return to face the reality grinder. Even my crappy dreams were better than reality ... sometimes I would cry in the morning. I'm just glad its all over, and I managed to get through it alive and relatively intact.

I think that I now understand exactly how you guys feel. I would happily live in my own inner world if I could.



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11 Dec 2010, 11:27 pm

CrystalBug wrote:
I don't get it.

I mean you guys can't hide it. When people, who know a thing or two about Aspergers, become aware that you are Aspies, they will assume that you have a Aspie Fantasy World membership, even if you don't. Then, they will walk up to you and demand to know the details. Am I wrong, or does that situation never occur?

I don't need membership. I am the Master of my own world. Although sometimes I am just the captain of a spaceship.
I don't think I'd ever feel comfortable talking about it because it's my own world. No one else is allowed in.


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12 Dec 2010, 1:44 pm

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I wonder, what is so wrong about being stuck in a fantasy world?
nothing.


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