Inspired by this post, in which I lay the smackdown on people who try to invalidate self diagnosing and self diagnosers.
People keep telling me 3 books is impressive and IT’S NOT IT’S A FAILURE
Lindsay edit: Go a minute into this video.
I vote you get extra credit.
Note: The blog is not ending. Ever. We will be in our 80s, and Samby will still be making me cry by mentioning thylacines.
Although, hopefully, by that time they will have made some progress in cloning the beautiful tasmanian tiger.
[Picture of an eagle on a red and blue background. Top text reads: Take out huge textbooks at Library. Bottom text reads: “Is that light reading?”]
The librarian said this to me at the library today. I understood the joke!
[Caption: “Oh, it’s a link about that sensory thing you don’t like. Click it. Click it now.”]
Submitting this out of sheer curiosity - I’m not sure if this is general human nature, an autism thing, or just a bad habit that I have personally.
By way of an example, here’s my issue. I absolutely hate heat and humidity, even the pathetic-excuses-for-heatwaves we get here in England. Yet if I see a link relating to it, I will invariably click and read it. Article on a heatwave in another country? I will click that link. Article on a heatwave from the past? I will click that link. Debate on whether a sporting event really should have been held where it was because of climate issues? I will click that link. In fact, the whole reason I got the idea to make this meme was an article claiming it was a bad idea to hold a certain rugby match in Hong Kong - I clicked and read that link and I don’t even know anything about rugby!! Those horrible stories that occasionally surface on the news about pets and/or children left trapped in hot cars? I will click those links, even though it freaks me out even thinking now about that sort of thing happening.
Any other compulsive sensory-issue-link-clickers?
I have bought a violin and I was willing to learn how to play it. But I can’t stand its sound, not because I can’t play it, but because I can’t regulate the sound volume, unlike a mp3 reader. Let’s just play the piano.
I dunno if it’s an autistic thing or just a me thing, but I’ve recently got back into the habit of sleeping on the floor with my blanket between me and all the junk on it because my bed is too smooth and feels wrooooong.
[Caption - Listen to the same song on repeat / for days]
i seem to really annoy allistics when i do this. it’s not on purpose! they get stuck! (does that happen to anyone else?)
[ IS IT STILL ECHOLALIA / IF I’M ECHOING MYSELF? ]
Not according to the Wikipedia article, but I still echo myself if I just said a fun-to-say word. With modifications to the phrasing. (Balls! Balls balls balls, balls made of balls, balls made of balls on a mountain of balllls…) (Hugs made of hugs!)
Top text: Change hair once. Friends make a huge fuss complimenting it, meaning well.
Bottom text: Never change your hair again
Yeah, I don’t understand why so many people (usually neurotypical girls) get so excited when you go and change your hairstyle. You’d think you’d just won the world cup the way some people overreact!
(I made some editing errors, so whoever submitted this, please tell us!)