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Probably my favourite thing about autism is the hyperfixation. I don’t just play a video game or watch a TV show or movie. I'm virtually in them. I don’t just socialise with someone. I get inside their head and understand them better than they do. Even love. I don’t think I love like a neurotypical. … Continue reading My Favourite Thing About Autism
I'm enjoying the series, Sex Education, on Netflix. But it makes me weep for my younger self. My younger self who didn't know he was autistic. I didn't kiss a girl until I was 19, and she broke my heart not long later. Lost my virginity, mutually, at 21 with a girl my mum set … Continue reading Sex Education Sadness
No matter how well I'm understood, accepted, and accommodated, it's still crippling just to exist sometimes as an autistic person. It has its positives. I'm passionate. Intelligent. Empathetic. Insatiably curious. But frankly if I could choose to at least try out being neurotypical, I would.
A drug and alcohol counsellor once admitted to me that she had no formal training around autism. She then proceeded to say one thing she knew about us is that we struggle socially. Yes, sometimes, but the all too common implication that our social struggles are our fault frustrates me - to put it lightly. … Continue reading More Thoughts on Ableism (Bigotry)
Ex Machina is one of my favourite films. I'm watching it again because I can't find anything new on Netflix that doesn't have terrible reviews. Artificial intelligence is fascinating to me. It's not just that it might help us solve things like climate change, capitalism, war, poverty, and etcetera. It's that it might literally solve, … Continue reading The Next Stage of “Human” Evolution
Our values align. That you couldn't look past it Saddens me, my love.
Women seem to only be interested in men with money. I mean I'm not exactly dirt poor. What I mean is men with, like, a lot of money (even if they didn't earn it; daddy did). I don't blame them though. I blame capitalism. We're all victims of capitalism - working class men and women. … Continue reading As Good As It Gets
Working 15 to 20 hours per week. Staying on the disability support pension. Volunteering - at the Animal Welfare League and Mirikai (rehab) as a driver. I finally feel as though I've achieved a sustainably full life. It's still only been two or three months since my last "low functioning" period, in which I'm crippled … Continue reading Balance
It's important. For autists. And for recovering addicts. In the case of the latter, distraction is also a useful tool but the problem with it is it doesn't necessarily solve the underlying issues of addiction. That requires counselling, constructive socialising, psychotherapy, and maybe rehabilitation. All of which makes life less simple, but still better than … Continue reading The Simple Life