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R_bliss
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Joined: 3 Jan 2019
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Posts: 1
Location: earth

03 Jan 2019, 8:02 pm

What is your first name?
Roger

Age:
67
Location:
Earth
Hobbies and Interests:
computer programming, Lighted jats, embroidery, engineering
Why are you here?
Found myself on the wrong planet (The place is full of NT's)
When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
2010
Favorite subjects:
engineering, science fiction
Year/Grade:
BSME 1975
Favorite music:
classical
Books:
Science fiction, Heinlein, Niven, Frankowski

TV shows/Movies:
Movie:Girl with dragon tattoo
Instrument:

Do you like sports?
yep, Rugby
Family:
huh?
Clothing:
comfortable or none (depending on context)
How did you find this website?
Book: Field guide to Earthlings..
Job:
engineering -- computer programming.

Plans for the future?
Keep on keeping on..
Any comments?



ariadne73
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Joined: 7 Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Location: Eugene, OR

07 Jan 2019, 1:03 pm

What is your first name?

Age:49

Location: Eugene, OR

Hobbies and Interests: books, music, making stuff

Why are you here? I'm looking for community

When were you diagnosed?: First grade, then grad school, then again, until I accepted it.

Favorite subjects: science, politics, history, how-to

Year/Grade: I'm old lol but I have a masters' in counseling

Favorite music: Rock

Books: Too many to list. I LOVE BOOKS

TV shows/Movies: varied, weird stuff

Instrument: guitar

Do you like sports? Hell no

Family: We are estranged. I have a daughter who doesn't see me. She was raised by my parents, who think I'm a bad person, and took her away from me when she was four. I'm pretty alone in the world.

Clothing: soft cotton knits, socks inside out

How did you find this website? Google

Job: I'm a caregiver, it's been years since I had a counseling job

Plans for the future? Endure

Any comments?



Ichinin
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Location: A cold place with lots of blondes.

07 Jan 2019, 5:07 pm

This is one of those way overdue threads for me so...

What is your first name? Glenn

Age: 45

Location: Sweden

Hobbies and Interests: VR flight simming and girls wearing converse

Why are you here? To kill time

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2010 or 2011, cant remember

Favorite subjects: Gaming, walking/hiking, nature, science, astronomy (NOT ASTROLOGY!)

Year/Grade: nope, finished that long ago

Favorite music: Metal/rock (Metallica, Devin Townsend Project), Classic music, Japanese taiko drum music, Ebm/Synth (Frontline assembly), Country (The dead south, Lord Huron)

Books: "Ondskan" by Jan Guilljo, "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy, "Neuromancer" by William Gibson

TV shows/Movies: CSI, House, Bigbang, Dexter, Frasier, Silicon Valley

Instrument: TD-11 KV

Do you like sports? No

Family: None

Clothing: Relaxed/casual

How did you find this website? Browsed in by random accident i believe

Job: Threathunter / Forensics investigator for a security company in Stockholm

Plans for the future? Move away from civilization

Any comments? -"You cant beat the system, but you can edit the registry"


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Tim_Tex
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Age: 39
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Posts: 45,241
Location: Houston, Texas

08 Jan 2019, 4:38 pm

Welcome, all new members!


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regolith
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Joined: 10 Jan 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 3

10 Jan 2019, 5:54 pm

What is your first name? Katie

Age: 17

Location: Canada

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, baking, and just about any sort of science

Why are you here? I'm autistic

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): September 2018

Favorite subjects: Biology, geology, astronomy, physics

Year/Grade: Grade 12

Favorite music: I listen to a pretty wide variety of stuff, it's hard to pick favorites

Books: Mostly sci-fi/fantasy, though I'm trying to start reading more from other genres. A few favorites are Dune, The Hobbit, 100 Years of Solitude, and The Name of the Wind

TV shows/Movies: I usually only watch TV when my roommate talks me into it. Recently, I've been enjoying The IT Crowd

Instrument: None

Do you like sports? I swim a bit, team sports really aren't my thing

Clothing: Lots of cozy sweaters

How did you find this website? Through the internet

Job: Full-time student, currently

Plans for the future? Hopefully do something interesting and science-related

Any comments? Feel free to say hi!



AceofPens
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Joined: 8 Jun 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 409
Location: United States

12 Jan 2019, 12:44 pm

What is your first name? Cam

Age: 20

Location: United States

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, writing (science-fiction and fantasy), sketching, knitting, teaching, research (history)

Why are you here? I have autism and nonverbal learning disorder. I enjoy reading about other people's experiences with these conditions in order to learn how to better cope with them.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): June 2018

Favorite subjects: Evolutionary biology and US political history, sometimes Latin

Year/Grade: In between high-school and college. I graduated shortly after turning nineteen and have been working on my independence skills since, unable to start college because of impairments.

Favorite music: Shawn James, at the moment.

Books: [Fiction] Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (favorite author), Ready Player One, and the Discworld series; [Nonfiction] Life by Richard Fortey and The Impending Crisis by David M. Potter

TV shows/Movies: Supernatural, Deathnote, and Ghibli films

Instrument: Violin. Used to play classical guitar as a kid but gave it up.

Do you like sports? No, either watching them or participating bores me.

Clothing: Jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers. Occasionally flannels and hoodies.

How did you find this website? I was dissatisfied with the other autism forum I was a member of, so I went searching for another and this was the most active.

Job: A few odd tasks for the family business, nothing really constituting a "job."

Plans for the future? Start college next August and work on growing more independent, maybe learn to drive and volunteer to learn job skills.

Any comments? I don't think I come across as very friendly in my posts - when I read through my archives I usually seem to come across as stiff or formal - but I do enjoy the company of the people here.


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Prometheus18
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12 Jan 2019, 1:14 pm

What is your first name? George

Age: 22

Location: England

Hobbies and Interests: Physics, maths, philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, languages, literature, history, art, classical music, sociology, psychology, food, wine, travel, etiquette, fashion, the outdoors, walking, trains, airplanes, plane modelling, mythology, comparative religion, chess.

Why are you here? To share ideas, primarily.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2012.

Favorite subjects: Maths, physics, philosophy and English.

Year/Grade: NA.

Favorite music: Almost exclusively classical, but also wholesome (ie not vulgar, sexual or containing profanity) music from the seventies and earlier - The Seekers, Rod Stewart, Cliff Richard and bits of The Beatles, etc.

Books: Fyodor Dostoevsky - Brothers Karamazov, Charles Baudelaire - Les Fleurs du Mal, John Stuart Mill - Autobiography, John Stuart Mill - On Liberty, Karl Marx - Das Kapital, Bertrand Russell - Autobiography, Bertrand Russell - Conquest of Happiness, Seneca's moral writings and Arthur Schopenhauer's Essays and Aphorisms.

TV shows/Movies: X Files, Twin Peaks, The Sopranos, Columbo, Kojak, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Monty Python, Blackadder, Dad's Army, Minder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, original Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Taxi Driver, Casablanca, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, The Matrix, Pi, etc.

Instrument: Piano and violin

Do you like sports? Football (read "soccer") and cricket.

Family: Yes

Clothing: Three piece suits, white shirts, black shoes and trilby hats.

How did you find this website? Have known about it for years; can't remember how I first heard about it.

Job: Philosopher

Plans for the future? Become a secular hermit/anchorite.



Pandgean
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Joined: 24 Jan 2019
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2
Location: Idaho

25 Jan 2019, 2:37 am

What is your first name?
Christopher

Age:
32

Location:
Idaho USA (presently)

Hobbies and Interests: numerous
creative writing, reading, amateur voice artist, Puzzle or exploration games, light philosophy, contextual history, wordplay. ect.

Why are you here?
medical referral

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

Favorite subjects:
philosophy, religious studies, physics, chemistry, History

Year/Grade:
P3 doctorate of pharmacy program

Favorite music:
electro swing, trailer music, string quartets

Books:
Fantasy and Sci-fi, I enjoy wuxia or wuxia inspired material, Brandon Sanderson books are interesting, usually I need a least a bit of humor to keep me interested in a series. And It can't get too dark.

TV shows/Movies:
mostly Pixar and Disney type moves. for TV shows usually animation or Japanese/Korean drama.

Instrument:
limited piano

Do you like sports?
If I can participate and it is not too aggressive. otherwise, it holds little interest.

Family:
parents and siblings.

Clothing:
Comfort and utility. mostly cotton button-ups with durable trousers or jeans.

How did you find this website?
Medical referral/ on the computer?

Job:
Pharmacy Intern

Plans for the future?
Become a registered pharmacist, write some books, complete more voice over projects

Any comments? What? not really no. Is this a trick question? what is the context?
"The axolotl salamander can regenerate limbs, vital organs, and portions of their brain."
that's a comment.... right?



Piri Alchami
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Joined: 27 Jan 2019
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 180
Location: IL

27 Jan 2019, 8:44 pm

First name: Michal

Age: 35

Location: Illinois

Hobbies and Interests: I'm interested in the human condition, history, society and its quirks, some philosophy and spiritual/religious ideas, I enjoy some mechanical devices, biking, hiking. Above all, I am constantly learning new things and trying to improve myself in all possible ways (though usually falling short).

Why are you here? I'm here to see what this community has to offer and what I can offer it. In a nutshell, symbiosis?

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Officially (I don't care for officials), never. Un-officially, 28-ish.

Favorite subjects: Mentioned in "hobbies/interests" question.

Year/Grade: Skip

Favorite music: Various, but partial to classical.

Books:
1, Tao Teh Ching
2, Wen Tzu
3, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations
4, The 7 Mysteries of Life by Guy Murchie
5, The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

TV shows/Movies: Not many, but enjoyed House and Bones.

Instrument: I can barely whistle.

Do you like sports? Football (the proper one), and walking (not power walking).

Family: Skip

Clothing: It keeps me warm.

How did you find this website? By scouring the internet for a community of people similar to me.

Job: Skip

Plans for the future? Continued education until I reach my goal. The goal is to keep learning.

Any comments? I hope these answers amused at least one of you. :?



Debbiegirl
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Age: 55
Gender: Female
Posts: 23
Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

03 Feb 2019, 9:05 pm

What is your first name? Debbie

Age: 54

Location:Canada

Hobbies and Interests:nature/ photography, cooking

Why are you here? I like to interact with others who have similar difficulties as I do

When were you diagnosed? : I was not diagnosed formally. I read many articles on autism and took an online test for aspergers. I certainly do have some kind of neural a-typical brain function.

Favorite subjects: art, creative writing, biology

Year/Grade:I graduated from school many, many years ago


Favorite music: The Cure, Sarah Sarah McLachlan, LP, Simply Red, old Blues, Bluegrass/Old time, Vivaldi

Books: Metaphysical stuff, biographies and nature - non-fiction

TV shows/Movies: Sci-fi, old stuff on TCM, history documentaries, nature shows, some cartoons

Instrument: I play F-style mandolin

Do you like sports? Just hiking/birding

Family: one brother in town, another in the US. I have no kids - just a pet guinea pig.

Clothing: Whatever fits me from the secondhand stores - I have no style!

How did you find this website? It was mentioned on an Autism/Aspergers video on Youtube

Job: waitress

Plans for the future? Work until I have to retire

Any comments? Hope I can learn something from others with my affliction



Kerguelia
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Joined: 6 Feb 2019
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Posts: 23
Location: desolation

06 Feb 2019, 3:45 am

What is your first name? Not saying

Age: 21

Location: Missouri

Hobbies and Interests: wildlife, reading about places I can travel to, reading about phenomena like phantom limbs, calling up old memories, playing World of Warcraft, watching Netflix, looking at pictures of things that comfort me

Why are you here? To figure myself out and find people to relate to.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): When I was 6, so sometime in 2004

Favorite subjects: most of behavioral science (includes psychology and sociology)

Year/Grade: Senior year of college. Doesn't feel like it.

Favorite music: Alestorm, Orange Range, 80's music, and K-pop. I'm not going to lie.

Books: too many

TV shows/Movies: Amazing Race

Instrument: nah

Do you like sports? only sometimes

Family: just my mom, my sister, and some more distant family

Clothing: clothing that makes me feel like I have a sense of fashion, but probably just looks mismatched

How did you find this website? Googling Asperger's

Job: I wish

Plans for the future? Figure my life out, get a job, move somewhere that actually makes me feel at home.

Any comments? Hi, it's my first post!



auntblabby
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Posts: 84,698
Location: the island of defective toy santas

06 Feb 2019, 4:07 am

What is your first name?
Aunt.
Age:
old man :bigsmurf:
Location:
pacific northwest
Hobbies and Interests:
digital audio restoration, music appreciation via high-fidelity audio, collecting cool musics, practicing playing various stringed and keyboard instruments
Why are you here?
WP saved my life. i like it here. god-willing, this will continue indefinitely
When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
early 40s [mine]
Favorite subjects:
music.
Year/Grade:
high school diploma, army MOS 91D10 certificate
Favorite music:
anything that is not new country or rap and its toxic variants
Books:
1984, brave new world, a clockwork orange, life after life, vistas of infinity, barlowe's guide to ETs
TV shows/Movies:
"cosmos," "star trek," "twilight zone," "outer limits," "ghost," "AI," "patton," "freebie and the bean," "smokey and the bandit," anything about time travel, the future, xmas and heaven.
Instrument:
various sizes of clarinet from soprano to contrabass, home organ [AGO style], guitar, baritone ukelele, suzuki q-chord, various sizes of recorder.
Do you like sports?
about as much as i like hell
Family:
just me, myself and i
Clothing:
thin slacks, net tank top, windbreaker, tinted eyeglasses
How did you find this website?
stumbled upon it back in 2004, didn't join [too shy] until 2010
Job:
professional occupier of space, avocation and occasionally paying audio restoration gigs
Plans for the future?
make it there in one piece
Any comments?
greetings from the island of unwanted santas :santa:



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10 Feb 2019, 5:06 pm

What is your first name?

Not saying. I have various names.

Age:

30

Location:

My cabin.

Hobbies and Interests:

Football, crosswords, writing, history, psychology, books, art (making and studying)

Why are you here?

Too many NTs everywhere else.

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

When I was a kid for Asperger's and dyspraxia.

2012 for social anxiety.

Favorite subjects:

Art, literature, history, philosophy. If I didn't like it, it was because of dyspraxia and doing practicals rather than problems with the subject itself - I'm getting into science and maths more as an adult.

Year/Grade:

I'm not a kid.

My favourite year was year 8. In my head I'm that 13 yo. Everything changed for me that year.

Favorite music:

Irish folk music, cheesy pop music and country music. I like a mix though.

Books:

House of leaves, Ulysses. For light reading, I like John Green and Matt Haig.

TV shows/Movies:

Soaps like Coronation street, EastEnders, River City, Brookside, Ros Na Run.

Back in time series and things like this, living history shows. Other sorts of documentaries too.

Instrument:

I don't play but I like a mix of things. I tried to play guitar once but dad (my teacher) wouldn't go beyond the basic notes and I got bored.

Do you like sports?

Yes, my passion is Celtic.

I also like watching Ireland play.

I also like playing sports but just for fun. I like to play bowling and golf and football.

Family:

Mum is my favourite person.

I have two dads and neither of them is gay. That's because my stepdad adopted me because my dad couldn't cope looking after me and mum might have died.

I have step sisters but they're too old to be like proper siblings. I have cousins and an aunt and uncle. I had an amazing eccentric great uncle. I have a lovely, stubborn granddad.

I have no idea who is aspie or not in my family but I suspect a lot of people. The ones I don't are the other women and my uncle.

Clothing:

Most days it's casual green tracksuits. Seriously...

When I dress smart, I wear drab things like boys' suits and tuxes.

I really like my letterman jacket and jeans. I look good in that.

I don't wear 'female clothing'. I look like my sex because I hate getting my hair cut.

I like flamboyant stuff though. This shirt which is lucky which I'm wearing right now is pink and I like that.

How did you find this website?

I've lurked here since I found out about my diagnosis when I was 15. They kept it from me. When I first found out I was aspie, I thought I had alzheimers. It sounds the same.

Job:

Poet

Plans for the future?

Take over the world.

Seriously, more poetry and maybe work harder on my art and make it less private and show people it.

Any comments?[/b][/b]

This survey is making me embarrassed tbh. Don't know why I'm taking it, it's not like I'm new here.



Rhdscait
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Joined: 15 Feb 2019
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 13

17 Feb 2019, 9:22 am

What is your first name? N/A

Age: 30

Location:N/A

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, listening to music, learning new languages, cooking, photography, cars, watching and reading anime, and drawing.

Why are you here? It was recommended by my psychologist.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Just this past week. I was diagnosed with Autism & Bipolar 1.

Favorite subjects: In school, my favorite subjects were English and Foreign Language.

Year/Grade: N/A

Favorite music: Classical

Books: Demian by Hermann Hesse, Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, & Dracula by Bram Stoker.

TV shows/Movies: The Office, Frazier, Supernatural, Top Gear, Banana Fish, & Doctor Who.

Instrument: N/A

Do you like sports? No

Family: I have my husband and two sons. Both sons are Autistic.

Clothing: Anything black.

How did you find this website? Refer to "Why are you here" question.

Job: Stay at home mom, unemployed.

Plans for the future? Nothing in particular. I guess learn how to manage my bipolar.

Any comments? No.



Dylanperr
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Age: 15
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,448
Location: New France

18 Feb 2019, 2:56 am

What is your first name? Dylan.

Age: 15.

Location: California.

Hobbies and Interests: Drawing and writing.

Why are you here? To see the interests of people with Autism.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): around 2 to 3 years old.

Favorite subjects: History, Philosophy, and Social Studies.

Year/Grade: 10th Grade.

Favorite music: Progressive Rock. Genesis is my favorite band.

Books: Man In The High Castle, 1984, and Southern Victory.

TV shows/Movies: Monty Python, Family Guy, and South Park.

Instrument: Piano (Currently teaching myself).

Do you like sports? No not really if I had to pick one it would be Hockey or Golfing.

Family: My Mother and Father.

Clothing: Pajamas and T-Shirt.

How did you find this website? Looking up Autism forums.

Job: Unemployed.

Plans for the future? I want to be an Author, painter, and musician.

Any comments? Hi I'm Dylan. PM me if you ever want to talk to me.