Info Dump
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News: Posted April 23rd, 2018 by Alina

^ 23 Comments to “Info Dump”

  1. Buster Says:

    Aspie used Confusion.

    It’s super effective!

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 2:11 pm
  2. Martin Bonner Says:

    Is this just very well researched, or are you close to someone on the spectrum? This all sounds very much like an article from http://autisticnotweird.com/

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 2:31 pm
  3. Logan Says:

    Those are the faces of “this explains… so much.”

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 2:49 pm
  4. DaveBro Says:

    Clearly nbd. Maybe a bit to process, however.

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 2:55 pm
  5. Bagge Says:

    I’m still concerned about that whole radioactive boar thing…

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 2:56 pm
  6. Dierna Says:

    Never thought of the Pokemon aspect. *lmao* I’ve refered to myself as an Aspie in the past as well. Altho now I just say Im ASD or Autistic since Aspergers has been merged into being an Autism Spectrum Disorder. *rolls eyes* But Im totally with him on clocks. I don’t like the sound of ticking clocks either. Really annoying. *twitches*

    Aspie powa!!! 😀

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 3:02 pm
  7. TCS Says:

    “Wuh… you mean we could have just asked you to be quiet!?”

    /facepalm

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 3:49 pm
  8. pointe4Jesus Says:

    Well, that works. It will take them a bit to digest this info, I think, but it should lead to things being a bit smoother from here.

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 4:43 pm
  9. Scia Says:

    Yeah, that about sums it up for a lot of Aspie stuff. XD I wonder what’s going through the heads of the guys that have been left dumbstruck.

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 5:18 pm
  10. “Info Dump”: Great title!

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 10:02 pm
  11. AllyCat Says:

    So pure! Steven is so damn pure and we must protect him at all costs!

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 11:18 pm
  12. q'Tzal Says:

    “I have discovered, sir, a certain level of impatience when I calculate a lengthy time interval to the nearest second.”

    Just because I’m on the spectrum doesn’t mean that I am incapable of learning social stuff.
    The freeing realization was:
    IF (70% passing grades are acceptable for neuro-typicals on complex technical subjects (that I effortlessly score 100%))
    THEN (it should be perfectly acceptable for me to only comprehend 70% of the social stuff going on around me)

    And, yes, Data was a much better representation of autism spectrum than Sheldon Cooper. Autism doesn’t mean asshole.

    Posted April 24th, 2018 at 11:59 pm
  13. Chad Says:

    Dierna, my son is an Aspie too and he has also just taken to calling it Autism since the merge.

    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 1:58 am
  14. Daniel S. Mountain Says:

    To quote Mr. Krueger: Welcome to my world.

    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 4:53 am
  15. Clearshot01 Says:

    Aspie, huh? I like that. Now I just need four killer moves and I’m ready for the League.

    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 8:33 am
  16. q'Tzal Says:

    Those of us in the autism spectrum community sorta abandoned the name “Aspergers” or “Aspie” in favor of autism SPECTRUM because of the way that autism (as it is currently diagnosed) is a cluster of symptoms at varying intensities.
    It is far too common for a group of people who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum to have different symptom clusters at different intensities but their unifying experience is the general social ostracization by “normal” people. We often share similar autism symptoms but not others; very often some people’s intensity of a single symptom makes them essentially dependent upon a caretaker and yet they are otherwise perfectly able to lead a “normal” life. So “spectrum” is a good word.
    —-
    And this was before Hans Asperger was connected will bad guys:
    https://gizmodo.com/pioneering-psychologist-hans-asperger-was-a-nazi-sympat-1825384091

    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 11:15 am
  17. Spectrum is so one-dimensional.

    I tutored a boy / young man who was an autistic. His presentation was somewhat unusual in that he was quite social. Not that he did not need help in the area, but he did not hold himself aloof. He was dating a girl who presented more usually. I understand that that did cause some friction.

    Labels can be useful, but they never tell a complete story.

    Posted April 25th, 2018 at 7:18 pm
  18. Gorbash Says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for portraying a character on the spectrum who not only isn’t self conscious and self deprecating about his condition, but in fact takes some pride in their unique personal traits and acknowledges their limitations without apologizing for them constantly! Seriously, it always makes me feel self conscious when I read a story where a character who is autistic or an aspie is constantly depressed and apologizing for their condition like it was something to be ashamed about. Representation isn’t a good thing when the portrayal is inherently negative. Most of the people I know who are also on the spectrum as I am don’t give a damn about what others think, and as long as they aren’t inherently hostile and belittling we are happy to explain and educate others about our personal variations and tendencies so understanding can be had. Of course anyone who starts throwing the R word around just gets a good hard whack up side the head for it. I don’t have time to educate ignorant hate filled people, but I do take the time to help them regret their behavior. Ok, that’s probably not a good thing, hitting people in anything but self defense is wrong of course, but whatever, that’s me.
    Sorry, ranting, wandering off topic, I’m bad on that point, I recognize it but I do it anyway, back to point, THANK YOU, THANKS SO MUCH FOR A POSITIVE REPRESENTATION IN A REALISTIC MANNER OF SOMEONE ON THE SPECTRUM, YOU ROCK EVEN MORE THAN BEFORE FOR WRITING THIS.

    Posted April 26th, 2018 at 5:08 am
  19. SolitareLee Says:

    Can I just super second EVERYTHING Gorbash said? A++ said it better than I could have

    Posted April 27th, 2018 at 12:45 pm
  20. katy Says:

    Am Aspie. Can confirm, this is how it works. I evolved into “knowing how to make flattery work” Aspie (happens at Level 25) but most of it is still beyond me.

    Also, I’m incredibly touched that this portrayal is here. It’s well done, both in showing the neurotypical response to an Aspie and in showing WHY that happens. You hit the nail, very sensitively, right on the head, and I’m delighted by this development.

    Posted April 30th, 2018 at 1:41 am
  21. tsuki-ouji Says:

    You probably could’ve added “my train of thought hits five stations before I finish a single sentence, so the next thing I say often seems like a totally random tangent, but I promise there was a logical progression of events, and I will explain it if you ask me to”. I use Aspie myself, but I find “Aspergian” to be more entertaining, if also significantly awkward to use.

    Posted April 30th, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  22. Stacesune Says:

    As an aspie, who’s had to have THIS VERY DISCUSSION MANY TIMES, I officially love Steven, and I love this Comic more than ever. (P.S. This comic is what got me to start doing LARP. Toreador Primogen represent!))

    Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 8:28 am
  23. Indy Says:

    As an Aspie myself I DID wonder about him and I’m SUPER DUPER HAPPY THAT STEVEN IS AN ASPIE BECAUSE REPRESENTATION Y’ALL

    AND YES this was pretty much people’s reaction to me when I actually said something about it! And I’m so glad other people get the ‘my thoughts are way too interesting’ thing!

    Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 5:49 pm