Indoor voices, please!
Indoor voices, please!

And maybe don’t run with swords…

News: Posted March 14th, 2018 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Indoor voices, please!”

  1. DaveC Says:

    Seems like Abbie on caffeine. Now they know what Sarah goes through.

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 1:58 am
  2. Oh, come on. Swords? He is running with only one. And it might even be sheathed.

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 2:02 am
  3. Shinjischneider Says:

    Does Doug have any facial expressions besides constipation?

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 5:41 am
  4. Steve Says:

    He’s not Wayne!

    Steven, why can’t you be Wayne?

    We fear change!

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 9:47 am
  5. maarvarq Says:

    They’ll probably _encourage_ him to run with swords.

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 10:21 am
  6. Ari Says:

    why doesn’t someone ask him why he’s so loud?
    people always seem to be afraid of the word ‘why’

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  7. Why, Ari, why? (Repeat as many times as a three-year-old might. And there is your answer! )

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 11:29 pm
  8. Rikunda Says:

    Has his glasses always been half his face, or is that just new?

    Posted March 15th, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  9. Rich Says:

    Ahhhh BUT – are they REAL swords, or “sword-like objects”!? REAL swords can actually be used like the originals were hundreds of years ago, and are made from properly tempered carbon steel. “Sword-like objects” are meant to look good on a wall, but would be hazardous to actually use…(sword-collecting geek, here…no stainless wallhangers on MY walls! 😀 )

    Posted March 16th, 2018 at 8:13 am
  10. Jessica Says:

    I am dating a Steve. People have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the kind of education I’ve gotten out of it 😛

    Posted March 16th, 2018 at 11:49 am
  11. Necrisha Says:

    Wait- you didn’t go over house rules first? Silly man.

    Posted March 16th, 2018 at 7:16 pm
  12. Rich, real swords can also be hazardous to use. Rather the point … or the edge … or …

    Posted March 16th, 2018 at 10:15 pm
  13. Stephen S. Says:

    Perhaps a shock collar.
    Too loud and ZAAP!

    Posted March 17th, 2018 at 1:52 pm
  14. q'Tzal Says:

    The “loud thing” may simply be cultural or a familial aspect of growing up in a household full of people that were similarly loud or maybe just occupational hearing loss. The key thing is that it is obvious even to this AUTISM SPECTRUM reader that Steven doesn’t realize that his vocal level and intensity are off putting.

    When I was in the military we received a new guy from some odd part of the Midwest. It is only significant in that when he talked to anyone he always stand within 12″ inches of us; he seemed to be incapable of communication without being within spittle range.
    But you see: it wasn’t belligerent, aggressive nor intentionally confrontational – this was just the way that he was brought up. When we mentioned it to him he made an effort to talk to people from further away. He honestly tried and made spotty progress “doing in Rome as the Romans do” but he would frequently relapse.

    So I privately proposed to everyone else a variation of the “wipe my runny nose because I don’t want to shake your hand” gambit: whenever he started to get way too close we’d fake sneeze. THIS worked quickly.

    With Steven it might make more sense to propose that he is LARPing as a ninja or perhaps a Vulcan.

    Posted March 17th, 2018 at 11:28 pm
  15. Noooo! Says:

    I finally got caught up… I hate when that happens. Ive read this series in the past weekish.

    Posted March 18th, 2018 at 7:37 pm
  16. AG 🐽 🐷 🐖 Says:

    Did Steven get a break up? If so, I’m totally shipping him and Abbie!

    Posted March 18th, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  17. Ben Says:

    I have a picture in my head of using tennis balls as an analogy to explain to Steve what he is doing, and what he SHOULD be doing.

    “See, Steve, what most people do is we toss the word-ball back and forth, like this. See? Nice and gentle, everybody gets a turn. Now, when somebody doesn’t want to talk, they just hold on to the word-ball. ah-ah! It DOES happen. NOW, this is what we usually feel like when we are around you…” Doug rolls the tennis ball cannon from around the corner, and begins bombardment.

    Posted March 25th, 2018 at 10:24 am