Comments on: Aspie in a fishbowl http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/ Fun and games with the politics of open source Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:03:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.4 By: Alexander http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1152 Alexander Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:27:16 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1152 If you don't mind answering, I'd be curious how such a thing gets diagnosed in an adult. What prompts people to ask a doctor? If you don’t mind answering, I’d be curious how such a thing gets diagnosed in an adult. What prompts people to ask a doctor?

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By: Daniel Glazman http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1151 Daniel Glazman Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:10:48 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1151 Mike, wow. Let me tell you one thing: your description of yourself, if you except the two words AS, apply to most of the geeks I know (including myself)... Remember: "be yourself, no matter that they say". Mike, wow. Let me tell you one thing: your description of yourself, if you except the two words AS, apply to most of the geeks I know (including myself)… Remember: “be yourself, no matter that they say”.

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By: Peter Nemšák http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1150 Peter Nemšák Wed, 03 Feb 2010 20:13:13 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1150 Respect. You know, I sometimes wish that all people had AS. There'd be less misunderstandings and deceivings among us. Good luck with your goals. Respect. You know, I sometimes wish that all people had AS. There’d be less misunderstandings and deceivings among us. Good luck with your goals.

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By: David Bolter http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1149 David Bolter Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:58:10 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1149 What Axel said. What Axel said.

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By: EquiisSavant http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1148 EquiisSavant Wed, 03 Feb 2010 07:34:34 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1148 apologies for the typos -- I'm an Autistic savant with synesthesia who sees in pictures, not letters-words. apologies for the typos — I’m an Autistic savant with synesthesia who sees in pictures, not letters-words.

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By: EquiisSavant http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1147 EquiisSavant Wed, 03 Feb 2010 07:32:06 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1147 Actually, as an adult Autistic savant, I do not feel I should have to conformed my Autie-Savantism to some neurotypical's psychological problems with needing to feel accepted. To put that burden on me, instead of the neurotypical to conformed to our Aspieness and Autie-savantism is Autism spectrum DISCRIMINATION -- Pure & Simple. I am not being made to feel like a Second-class Citizen made to Kiss some neurotypical's You-Know-What just to facilitate their psychological co-dependency on feeling accepted. They need to get a Shrink, an Autism language interpreter, or got to Neurotypical AA for their needy "acceptance"-dependency addictions. Actually, as an adult Autistic savant, I do not feel I should have to conformed my Autie-Savantism to some neurotypical’s psychological problems with needing to feel accepted. To put that burden on me, instead of the neurotypical to conformed to our Aspieness and Autie-savantism is Autism spectrum DISCRIMINATION — Pure & Simple.

I am not being made to feel like a Second-class Citizen made to Kiss some neurotypical’s You-Know-What just to facilitate their psychological co-dependency on feeling accepted.

They need to get a Shrink, an Autism language interpreter, or got to Neurotypical AA for their needy “acceptance”-dependency addictions.

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By: Jane Finette http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1146 Jane Finette Wed, 03 Feb 2010 07:07:46 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1146 Mike - you are a brave and wonderful soul. Thank you for sharing, and keep going! Mike – you are a brave and wonderful soul. Thank you for sharing, and keep going!

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By: Dan Mosedale http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1145 Dan Mosedale Wed, 03 Feb 2010 01:15:10 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1145 It takes a lot of guts to post something like this where it will be read widely. Thanks for sharing, Mike. If more people did this sort of thing, the world would be a better place. It takes a lot of guts to post something like this where it will be read widely. Thanks for sharing, Mike.

If more people did this sort of thing, the world would be a better place.

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By: Axel Hecht http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1144 Axel Hecht Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:30:45 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1144 Respect. 'nuff said. Respect. ’nuff said.

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By: PAw Justice http://snarkfest.net/blog/2010/02/02/aspie-in-a-fishbowl/comment-page-1/#comment-1143 PAw Justice Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:28:15 +0000 http://steelgryphon.com/blog/?p=141#comment-1143 I have AS too, as does my son and I so agree with your request to others to tell you if you say something that hurts or upsets them. I have to deal with misunderstandings all the time, but unforunately, it's only those who care and love me who are actually honest enough to let me know when I've unintentionally said something out of place. Others just don't seem able to ay - I suppose it goes against social conditioning, but it does make life difficult. I have AS too, as does my son and I so agree with your request to others to tell you if you say something that hurts or upsets them. I have to deal with misunderstandings all the time, but unforunately, it’s only those who care and love me who are actually honest enough to let me know when I’ve unintentionally said something out of place. Others just don’t seem able to ay – I suppose it goes against social conditioning, but it does make life difficult.

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