With how populated the UFO/Autism section has become, I decided to put together a general Things Autistics Wish Neurotypicals Knew page for people who don't feel like reading through all of my mountains of rambling. This is sort of like an all-purpose digital billboard of things I wish non-autistic people knew, based on my own issues and on issues I have seen commonly expressed by autistic folks online.
Sometimes I doubt being autistic because not everything applies, but then I remember that I was basically forced to understand and cope with neurotypicals, which resulted in me suppressing my need for accommodations. Living in a society that loves to talk about nothing and hates boundaries sure is fun. :P Another great article!
@cyberwitch Thank you!! I share and understand your sentiments. It's incredibly frustrating when you are surrounded by people who don't understand you and who systematically brow-beat you into suppressing and ignoring your own needs. It never ceases to fascinate me how autistic people are criticised for tending to talk at length about substantial and interesting things (our special interests) while it's considered
perfectly "normal" behaviour for neurotypicals to just jabber on and on about completely meaningless things.
I updated the Autism-Related Terminology post with a bunch of additional definitions that I originally neglected to add, and rewrote or updated a few that were missing some information, could be written better, or would benefit from having links to articles I wrote after putting that up page for clarification's sake.
I added a short 3 page teaser on what the upcoming Macula's Maze section will be like. It will exist as a separate website (macula.neocities.org) but it is linked to in the sidebar of my website. MAJOR props to my dear friend @ShadowM00n for proof-reading and notifying me of a number of grammar mistakes. I have also put up a third, parody website based on lolwut's site, loliwut.neocities.org/loliwut.info, based on a
recent IRC (IRC.Rizon.net, #lolwut / #neocities) meme, but this is likely a one-shot thing that won't receive updates. In closing, be sure to get on IRC and check out my Intense World article from last week if you missed it, as it is probably the most thought-provoking thing I have ever written thus far!
After 2 weeks of research, rumination, and writing, I have completed what may well be my magnum opus - a lengthy treatise on the Intense World theory of autism and its numerous mindblowing revelations about the neurotype. Even if autism isn't one of your interests, I humbly request that you read this any way as the implications of this theory are truly revolutionary and need to be heard by everyone.
Another great piece. Regarding learning, I seem to find active learning a challenge because often there are other things that are more stimulating. I have focus when something is new and exciting, but that wears off after a while and I seek pastures a new.
Thank you, @bmh! For me personally, learning by reading and doing is the only method that works for me. I am so incapable of learning by listening that you would likely be convinced that I was severely mentally challenged if you ever tried to verbally teach me how to do anything.
This was so great, I really think it needs a wider audience.
Thank you VERY much, @fragmentandreflect! I appreciate you reading/commenting. I've been trying to improve SEO and do other things to increase the audience, but I guess autism just isn't a subject that interests a lot of people, sadly. ):
Maybe just give it a bit more time :)
A very interesting theory. If autistic brains are hyper-connected, more active, and generate more information, then maybe they could be considered something like natural marvels, since they function at an arguably higher level than non-autistic brains. (Perhaps the world would be a better place after all if autistics were the majority?)
Also, if it's true that autistics have a stronger desire for sameness and a lower tolerance for novelty/change, then when my extreme nostalgia for the 2000s and general dislike/aversion to change is considered, perhaps I am actually one of the most autistic individuals in the world? :^)
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