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OK, so apparently I should tie my arms together for my own safety…

I have the same response to people touching things in my room as most people do to people who molest their children. I get very, very territorial, and will violently prevent people from entering at any cost. It’s just an instinct thing; nobody, under any circumstances, may ever ever EVER touch my things without my permission. I don’t even allow people into my room without my being there to watch every single move they make. I’m considering installing cameras and motion detectors. I’m very, very paranoid about people invading my privacy. 

So yeah, dad said he was going to forcibly tidy my room (because he’s in denial that he’s got autistic tendencies and won’t allow us to prove that he has obsessive needs for everything to always be clean and tidy). I physically assaulted him, forcing him to back off. Not my conscious choice, it’s just what I do to people who literally state they will touch *every single one of my things*. 

He was *this* close to blacking out my MAC address from the wifi. Which I can’t allow. So, I’m now searching for ways around that, just in case.

Paranoia sucks ass.

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What are popular jobs for people who have Autism?

Any at all! Autism isn’t a static condition, so anything that interests you is a good idea, as long as it’s not going to horrendously clash with your dysfunctions. I’m currently self-employed as a programmer and I’d like to go into medical science, but Lucas works in the arts as a poet and actor, and Lindsay’s a veterinary science student.

The sciences are popular, but mostly because we tend to be good at logical thought. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for you, so find out what you enjoy and do that!

— Samby

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 I’m back!

I’ve recently become obsessed with two new things, confidence tricks and alien biochemistry. I’ve been designing 19 new alien races to populate an alternate version of the Milky Way, and watching large quantities of the BBC drama Hustle. The latter is great, because it’s not heavy on overarching plots like too many American dramas seem to be.

— Samby

hawkeyes-red-robe asked:

Hi! So, I just recently went under a diagnoses and it came out with autism. Since this, I’ve been on a self-hating spiral. I realize that this it’s not inherently bad; this feeling comes from growing up in a society where it’s shameful to be different. Maybe it’s ‘cause I never felt really different or separated from people; I always perceived myself as pretty average. (part 1)

Insomnia, you sly bitch

Autistic spectrum disorders are really commonly characterised, in part, by an abnormal circadian rhythm cycle, essentially meaning that we don’t sleep when and how we should. This has been exacerbated by my autoimmune shit, so that now I’m awake at 3:38am without actually being more than mildly sleepy. And yet I have my final exams ever in high school in just over a week, and I have a shitload of study to do that I’ve been procrastinating about for 2 days. 

I think it’s something to do with our grey matter. Autistic people have more grey matter, by percentage, than neurotypicals. This generally means we’re more intelligent, but it also fucks up things like parallel processing and sensory processing, both of which need relatively large quantities of white matter, which we lack. Maybe that same abundance of grey matter leads to sleep abnormalities. Just a hypothesis.

Oh well. Onwards, brain, to the land of sleep!

— Samby

Why I need the Internet like other people need heroin

It is, without a doubt, my primary source of socialisation outside of school (soon to be uni), and it’s the one where I have the most developed relationships. I really, really suck at interpersonal relationships in the real world, because there’s no handy way to read what people say, rather than what they “mean”. In the real world, what they say is often secondary to the body language and prosody that they use, and for someone who can’t really read either that’s really shitty. I can’t socialise effectively in an environment where I don’t know what anyone thinks, and I definitely don’t know how closely it parallels what they actually say.

So, I can’t survive without the Internet to be my lifeline. I desperately need it, because without that little link to other humans, I’d be stuck with just my family for company. And they make really shitty company, trust me. Two are Fundamentalist Christians, and all three hate trans people. Sigh…

— Samby, who’s kinda more feminine today, I don’t know why.

I am now obsessed with mustelids!

Here’s a list of mustelids that you may know about:

  • Ferrets
  • Weasels
  • Stoats
  • Polecats
  • Martins
  • Otters
  • Badgers
  • The skunks aren’t mustelids but are really closely related to them
  • Minks
  • Wolverines

They’re all pretty awesome, though European badgers are one of the least carnivorous members of Carnivora along with brown bears, whilst ferrets, weasels and stoats are obligate carnivores meaning they can only eat meat. 

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are Eagles only people who have Autism or are their family members, friends, and other people who support them included?

Kinda everyone who comes here! We’re very inclusive :3

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are meltdowns really like the movies that show them?

It depends. Mine vary a lot. Most of the time I just go quiet and need space and time alone. If I don’t get it, I tend to violently attack people until they run away. Then again, I am prone to psychotic episodes.

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Who are some celebrities or famous people that have Autism?

It’s not really our place to ask. If they don’t want us to know, we should respect their privacy.

— Samby

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