I do not believe I have to tell other people on the autistic spectrum, regardless of how passive they may be, how frightening and appalling the news tends to be. One only need look at the litany of stories about autistic adolescents and children being murdered and the perpetrators being blown or eaten out by the media. Or listen to my asshole idiot parental units trying to tell me it really is not all that bad. Continue Reading
If there is one thing that really bugs the hell out of me, it is the manner in which the mainstream autistic civil rights movement seems unable (or worse still, unwilling) to think beyond stereotypes. Stereotypes are much like a weapon. They can be used for both good and ill, and the difference is much a matter of whom is wielding them. Continue Reading
Two years ago, if you told me that three fourths of the lineup that recorded eight albums and defined the musical style that would provide the soundtrack to my life would record and release a new album, I would have told you I would believe it only when I saw it. Continue Reading
A little while ago, concerned about the rampant bullying and likely sexual assault of women serving in the Australian army, its chief, Lieutenant General David Morrison, issued a statement directed both at the Australian public and the officers or NCOs involved in the scandal. I will link his speech after the jump. Continue Reading
Author’s note: This is part two of a story I have decided, in the absence of better titling, to call Kronisk versus Kronisk. When last we looked, Corrigwen and Xi had found their way into a monolithic structure that represents the thoughts and feelings of Kronisk. What they do there next is the subject of this part…
If you have not read part one of this story yet, please do so now. This part will make a great deal more sense if you do.
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Author’s note: The following is an attempt to provide an explanation for a proclaimed absence on the part of my main character on World Of Warcraft. Like all of my stories that touch upon World Of Warcraft, it is simply Kronisk‘s mythology explained in a World Of Warcraft setting.
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Around this time in 1988, I started to get really, really sick. So sick that I lost a substantial portion of my bodyweight, was thirsty enough to empty a double-doorway refrigerator of all its liquids, and spend substantial portions of days feeling so listless that I was practically sleepwalking. Then, on my mother’s birthday that year, I was taken to a general practitioner who listened to a brief rundown of my symptoms, tested my blood and my urine, and told me plainly that I had developed diabetes. Continue Reading