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I catch myself sometimes holding my left arm and hand in an odd position. I call it my t-rex arm (it's sort of like arm is bent at the elbow upwards (ifykwim) and my hand is almost claw like), and it's usually when I'm doing something using my right arm (for example brushing my teeth).
I also have a tendency to carry my left arm in a position reminiscent of Mr Burns when I'm walking (right arm is usually making sure my bag doesn't fall off my shoulder). In terms of my feet, I have a tendency to sway or spin slightly when I'm stood still, but also stand on the outside of my feet, either barefoot or in shoes.
Usually when I become aware of any of these I stop, but always end up doing them again without realising I've done it.
Does anyone else do things like this?
Looking for kindred spirits I've always been a fantasy fan. I read a lot of it, and I'm attempting to write a fantasy novel myself. Anyone else enjoy reading fantasy? Who are your favorite authors? I really enjoy reading
Robin Hobb (read the Farseer Trilogy, started the Rain Wilds Chronicles)
Anne McCaffery-- Dragonriders of Pern series, though technically sci-fi (my favorite is The Masterharper of Pern)
N.K. Jemisin (I've read her Broken Earth books, and I'm currently working through her Inheritance Trilogy)
Tamora Pierce (she writes young adult books)
Brandon Sanderson (really enjoyed Mistborn, but I have a hard time getting into some of his other books)
And, obviously, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
Hey all, I just wanted to start a positive thread about compliments. I don't really get many in real life, but the ones I do I remember vividly. For me, someone once told me that "being near to me was like standing next to a waterfall." (I assume I was emitting negative ions at the time). I thought it was a really cool and deep thing to say to someone! Good thing she has never been around me during my volcanic episodes!Hahaha. Anyways, I was wondering if you all could share some of the compliments you've been given over your lifetimes, in hopes to maybe cheer people up, or to help them relive those special times.
Something that just crossed my mind a moment ago but has come up every now and again is if Aspies mentally develop slower than NTs. Even when I was around 21 I didn’t really feel like an adult. Oh sure by 18 society deemed me an adult but even with three extra years to really settle into adult life I didn’t quite get there. Oh sure a lot of it probably had to do with me barely working but even then I don’t suspected I could have found love, got married, have children, a full time job, living on my own, and whatever else come with adulthood. I don’t know if I would have been emotionally or mentally ready for that stuff yet. I suppose arguable many NTs might not be ready for that too around 18. I felt like and actually still do feel like I’m living like an older teenager without grade school. Since that’s just my own experience, anyone has similar ones that might lead to some sort of common ground? Maybe I'm not wording the question correctly and someone will come along and point...
No idea if this is an AS issue or just life....
I've used food to deal with the moments when feelings build up to breaking point for as long as I can remember. It's often at the end of the day, when the melee of kids, untidy house, work, tiredness suddenly hits and I feel an intense need to zone out. At this point very often I head to the mindless eating zone - I don't feel great about it and I'd absolutely love to break the habit.
At the moment we have the perfect storm - lots of change, kids on holiday, moving house, busy at work, relationship in crisis (probably as a result of the above) and the end of day eating is getting out of control - I'm generally pretty fit, have to treat my body and mind well in order to get through life in one piece and the sugar consumption is throwing me off balance but I'm struggling to manage it.
Anyone else experienced something similar? Any ideas what to do about it?
I have a question for any parents of autistic children or any people with severe autism. My son Yushin, who is 4 has severe autism has been going to see a pediatrician who is suggesting we put him on Risperadol (spelling?). I would like to know if any other parents have any experience with this medication and what the results or side effects were? Also,if you yourself have taken it, what were the results or side effects? Another question is this a medication you have to take on a life long basis or can you stop it at some point? I want to hear from all of you before I decide to give my son such a strong medication. Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks .
I find myself laughing during advertising. Sometimes it pisses off people around me. They don't see the humor... ie the razor commercials out there: the new high speed razor 7 bladed lubricated with a waffle iron, etc.. turns into a jet airplane and lands on your face or a two robot razors racing, etc... ... they're just weird! I mean, who the hell thinks of robots when shaving?!? I'm high fx, so I sometimes don't notice the differences I have from NTs. However, I feel that my superpower is that I'm impervious to the manipulation of advertisers. (BTW, Ram trucks are not that tough, LOL!).
Does anyone else do this?
I like to play a song in my head and focus into getting all the little details right so that I can enjoy. This leads to me going into focus and not focusing on the outside world. I might play a few songs in my head when I'm on the train or something. For instance, I would play a metal song, "Through the Fire and Flames," in my head in as much detail as possible, trying to get in all the guitar strums, lyrics, and drum beats I can remember / focus on. This can get enjoyable when I get really into it; I can get the goosebumps occasionally from this. Often times I can't focus well enough to play the song well (probably because I'm tired), but every now and then I can play a song pretty vividly.
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