My mind boggles at times when I attempt to understand the enemy. The best way to summarise the problem is in a statement made by one autistic activist concerning Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes. They refuse to even meet us halfway. In fact, they go so far to insist their way or the highway that this alone can be taken as evidence of the lack of merit in their position. Continue Reading
Let us get this out of the way first: compared to when it started, I am adding things to this journal at a very slow pace, and I do not anticipate that changing any time soon. Part of the reason has to do with simple loss of morale. Some of it has to do with feelings of exclusion from the mainstream “autistic community”. But much of it has to do with a simple feeling of it not being worth the effort. Continue Reading
Earlier, after my first viewing of the new X-Men film, I set fingers to key and cranked out thousands of words about how much I enjoyed the film. And I do. The good parts are very good. Just like Rogue, Wolverine, and Nightcrawler, Quicksilver gets an introduction that ensures viewers never forget him. Continue Reading
You can tell a lot about a person by how they view themselves, the people they are a part of, or a particular outside group. This is an extension of “show me your friends and I will show you who you are”. It is about how you talk to your friends. Continue Reading
Geek culture. You hear these words, read them, see them, all over the place. And then the biggest sting comes. They try to tell you that “geek culture” and autistic culture are the same thing. No. Just. No. Rather than go on about what the word “geek” actually means (if you have not ever bitten the head off a live chicken in front of an audience, please stop telling people you are one, because you are not), I want to talk about something a little more aggravating. Continue Reading
They say that the two most powerful words in advertising are “new” and “free”. Well, thanks largely to my habit of collecting rewards points and buying all of my tickets to films, I was able to redeem the offer of a free ticket last Thursday. Which made X-Men: Days Of Future Past the obvious choice to see.
Rather than give a detailed review, I am going to reflect on my reactions to the content. Continue Reading
Two days ago whilst waiting to see the new X-Men film, I did something I had been considering for a long time. I took the option of prematurely ending the contract that kept me using an iPhone and started a new contract based on a new ‘phone. Continue Reading