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16 May 2019, 3:26 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
During my assesment process I did a google search for Asperger forum and wrong planet was the first forum to come up. I had belonged to two other forums prior. I joined the evening I was diagnosed.

dyadiccounterpoint wrote:
I also struggle with imposter syndrome being undiagnosed. I've been spending most of my free time here lately.

Undiagnosed and even non autistics are welcome here. If you are not on the spectrum or at least have many autistic traits you should really be feeling a disconnect by this time. As far as long winded a lot of posts are like that. People finally feeling free to "let it go, let it go" I think.

I feel like I relate immensely to others here. I enjoy reading their experiences and discussing my own. Lots of similarities.

I do have a "let it go" feeling here. My communicative style doesn't work well in other places, except for perhaps certain subs on reddit. I'm always checking myself elsewhere going "be concise. don't come across as arrogant. dumb down. appeal to emotion." I hate doing that.

We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society - Alan Watts


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17 May 2019, 8:00 am

I was looking into theories about fictional characters, and a few of the blogs mentioned this place. However, that isn't what led to me checking out this website. I had an online therapist briefly speculate about autism, but nothing concrete. Just a passing speculation. Still, I decided to have a look here to see if anything resonated.

At first I felt rather out of place, it seemed different to the forums I was used to. Mainly because it is.

Sometimes I felt as if I were intruding where I didn't belong, and I questioned what I was doing here. But after a while I got used to being on this forum.

I could relate to some parts, but I have since come to the conclusion that I am probably not autistic. However, I don't fully see myself as completely neurotypical either, so I wasn't a fan of having to pick one or the other on the drop-down menu on profiles. Although, it depends on what you count as neurotypical. I know that people often debate about that. Usually whenever I do autism quizzes, I get a result that is kind of in the middle between the two.

Sometimes I post something, and I get responses such as "Yeah, neurotypicals will do that to you," or "this post clearly shows that people on the autism spectrum *insert positive quality here*". I can understand the assumption though, I am on autism forum after all. But it sure is weird being used as an example of "why we're better than neurotypicals" by a few people. Uh, you picked the wrong person for the point you're trying to make. This has happened to me in other places as well.

If you define neurotypical as someone who doesn't have any neurological differences that differ from the norm, then I'm probably not neurotypical. My visual processing abilities are way below the average, and how I think has always been considered a bit strange by others. However, if you define it as someone who isn't autistic, then I think the term fits. Although, I do relate to certain parts. So I guess I kind of am in the middle. Maybe the Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP) applies here. Granted, some of my issues could potentially be explained by my weird childhood. I'm getting off topic here anyway.

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27 Aug 2019, 5:34 pm

A nice atheist lady was googling Aspergers, with the intent of finding stray Aspies that had not already herded onto wrongplanet. This shepherdess was the only visitor and posted the only comment on my blog, in reply to my post on Aspergers, in which I self-diagnose. She mentioned wrongplanet or perhaps some other forum, and I dismissed it for a time, but the invitation percolated in my mind. Months later, I'm here. I think the name of the site is just right, I like the forum descriptions, and it seems a nice place without mean bullies, so far. That is, a moderated forum.

What I don't like is the bright white background, but that's the same on most any site. I use Midnight Lizard in Firefox to turn it dark. It is highly effective. Bright white hurts my eyes and gives me a headache. The other thing that annoys me is that whatever I.P. address I use gets trapped in the crosshairs of the spam filter fairly often. Rather than email a complaint, I just adopt a different address. What else? Oh yeah, I guess it would be nice to have a profile pic. I think mine may be too controversial. It is a simple pentacle, which is often misunderstood.

Just a few of my favorite things: music, chess, weather.

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02 Oct 2019, 1:23 am

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