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Just something to think about if you don't have Aspergers Syndrome or Autism and a little inside view of what's it like to have Autism and to socialize 

Imagine this 

You're with a group of people and everyone in this group are making weird or strange hand signs or movements and are moving their bodies in a peculiar way. 

Only the people in this group knows what what these weird movements means and seems very natural to them. They look unto you to contribute to the conversation, but your mind is stuck on something else and you haven't a clue about anything of the topic.

You hate it when people aren't talking about the things you like because their too busy making small talk about things like music, gossip or something they saw on television.

Also, you have to think about these things a lot and start to get anxious about what to do or say or worry that they'll start picking on you or tell you to leave as well as fear that you won't get accepted by the people in this group because you like others things. 

It seems that this group of people not only know these weird movements but it comes automatically to them and they don't have to think about what the movements mean or about what to say. 

You seem to be the only one who has a problem deciphering these movements and what's worse is you don't even know why.  

Suddenly, you have an idea about the possibility of seeing if anyone in this group of strange people would be interested in your abnormal interests or obsession but nobody seems to care or changes the conversation back to something you could care less about.

You are now sad and bored with these people and is thinking about your interests and leave. These strange people seems to think you are stupid because you have a blank look on your face or dazed look but in reality, you are in your own little world, trying to escape to your happy place until you can be alone and by yourself.

When you try to explain this people, your brain seems to have trouble expressing this and your thinking about the best way to explain it but get frustrated at yourself or the people because of this. This happens when you notice or hear a certain noise or other sensation that really bothers you and doesn't seem to effect others. 

You don't know why but you need to socialize with people even if they don't understand you and just being around them and ignored seems to be okay but you still wish that you could be accepted by them. 

Later you go home or to your favorite secluded place and do your own thing and when you feel tired, you go to bed and do this all over again.... 

This is just one day with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism
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Just one day with Asperger's/Autismby The-Dork-King

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Penguinsubmarine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I was recently diagnosed with mild Asperger's, so now I finally understand why I was always ostracized
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Alexander-Musset Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Thanks for that and sorry that you have to experience all that shit. It's a fantastic explanation and as a non-autistic person it has totally opened my mind.
 
I came here through a mutual friend (and my favourite person on DA) :iconthechameleon11:
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I thought too that it is really well explained.. :) 
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Dragolith213 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's me. Gotta say though, over time things get better.

People definetly have different interests than us, but I think of that as good in a way. There's a lot of petty, insignificant crap that "normal" people are interested in or obsessed with that we're fortunate enough to not care about. What those things are, well, just look and listen, use your imagination.
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BlueVengeance Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG this is so me.
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LiloandStitchFan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a lot better than I used to be. I can understand most gestures and expressions. I still tend to take things literally, and go on and on about my obsessions. Ofcourse, no one in my family thinks like the usual person, and not always autism. I come from a family of sf fans, and I tend to like things that aren't considered "for girls" or what people think are for my age. (Usually above or below)

And my brother has classical autism and is barely verbal, mostly speaking in Echolalia, but he usually tries to participate in or start a "conversation" which usually consists of someone repeating what he says.
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LiloandStitchFan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of my Autistic younger brother, and me in a way. I have ADHD and Aspbergers.
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true description... So sad in reality...everyday again...
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: Fortunately you're not alone :D
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yepp :)
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Darkdragonwolf52 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you..... Thank you,... I have Autisum, and I deal with this everyday...
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Photographer
You know I wish not to sound crazy or anything but if anyone saw X-Men here then you know the plot about Magneto trying to use some machine to turn everyone into a mutant so that humans would know what it meant to be a mutant and have fairness for humans.

What I am saying is sometimes I wish I could build a machine that would change every NT on Earth into one of us. So that they'd know how we felt, the only downside I see is the machine having some kind of problem that ends up turning the NTs into hulking scary looking monsters instead of us.

Which would result in us Aspies being the last remnants of humanity trying to fight the Neural Terrors otherwise known as the monsters the NTs changed into that would hunt us for food. 

Or

If the machine works, we Aspies could live in a Utopia populated with smarter people instead of war after war with no end in sight. 

Well that's my views, as silly as it is. I am sorry if my comment sounds stupid or offensive, I just carried away with my imagination there :)
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Dragolith213 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to put a hole in the idea here, but didn't he try to have all the normal people killed?

Aside from that though, I do believe that those of us with aspergers are potentially smarter and wiser than those around us, and not just because we tend to have a good vocabulary.

Maybe it's just me, but I like to think about things, sometimes too much I've been told. But in my thinking, I've come to realizations about things in life that others seem to miss because they don't bother, or even want to think about anything past the insignificant petty crap they're minds are sucked into.
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Photographer
No he didn't want to kill the humans just turn them into mutants 
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw, this isn't stupid at all :)

I must say I think peace is better left to a better understanding of each other than trying to make them like us. Sadly not all Aspies get along neither and we are just as vulnerable to hatred as NT's are, the only difference is I don't think we'd go to war with one another ....

I dream of the day when mankind can all work together and there's no longer money to oppress one another with, but we do great things and have a future like we see all the time in movies :(

I remember that plot from the first X-men movie and I think that was the message it was trying to convey, that conformity and oppression never leads to anything good.  
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Photographer
I swear advanced aliens from outer space who have ideals of peace at this point are the only ones that could bring understanding towards Aspies and NTs :)
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TheFireEmblemArtist Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate to this.....

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ThePrincessOfChaos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I can definitely relate to this...
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dango117 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artist
this explains it in so many levels and from expirance in my current relationship were both autistic but have it in a different degree so theres even clashes with autistic degree which can be troublesome but i still accept regardless :) i wouldnt be sticking around for more then 4 months if i wasnt :)
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ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Writer
 I know exactly what that's like.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is just one day in the life of having Asperger's and Autism :/ People who say we're just drama queens or should just suck it up needs to walk a mile or more in our shoes. 

This inspired me because I want to give NT's or people without Autism a taste of what it's like for us and hopefully people will understand us all better after reading this ...
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ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Exactly.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite :D I dream of a day when Autism is finally accepted in the main population and scientist can finally understand the human mind because they include us as well and not as a separate category ... We're still human after all and not a problem or a disease :/
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ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Writer
You're welcome. 
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banananutmeg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^This^

Also, people thinking you're too stupid to contribute much to a group project. :/

Even worse with Tourette's and having nervous tics that people think are strange.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
people seem to think stupid is when you don't know something which makes the group your working with seem like know it all's :| Seriously, is everyone suppose to know everything in the whole entire universe ? 

Well babe, these people better get used to us and take a step outside of their comfort zones because we're here to stay for a loooong time :D 
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banananutmeg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most people are airheads, TBH.

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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm probably an airhead because I want to teach people lessons or make people think over the internet :| 

Thanks for the favorite by-the-way :D Lol I love that last one because I'm literally attached to you eternally because of something called 'true love' and you're my soul mate for sure :D Our souls infused together makes something beautiful and powerful :heart:
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banananutmeg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, that's actually smart.

You're welcome! =)

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