unpopular opinion possibly but i actually have no problem with nonautistic actors portraying autistic characters, PROVIDED they portray them respectfully. like it isn’t ideal, but at the same time i can understand why a lot of autistic people may not want to be actors for reasons related to their neurotype (additionally i believe there ARE some relatively famous actors working today who may be autistic but are either unaware of it or choose not to disclose it which is totally reasonable!!)
What I did today while other family members had an intense conversation about emotionally difficult issues
does anyone know of any etsy stores etc run by autistic people that sell reasonably priced weighted blankets? most of the places i’m looking at atm are run by nonautistic people, feature puzzle pieces on their website, and are very much geared towards parents/teachers/carers etc, and tbh if i’m gonna shell out a load of money for a blanket i’d rather support an actual autistic person :/
mypage4sure said: River and another character from too the moon is canonically Autistic though story wise she only appeared in the past so they used an old term, and it wasn't conformed into later in the game(I think because sense hollywood and allistics jerks yelling about being autistic for their can have an excuse for pointly rude) anyway if your curious but don't want to buy the game-you can watch Pewdiepie's lets play of it, though Pewdiepie is not for everybody.
ooh ok i might check it out, i think i’ll be avoiding pewdiepie tho
bearhugsbeerhugs said: oo interesting. Winston pings for me more than Schmidt but I can see it.
!! winston definitely pings for me too!! but then again they pretty much ALL do so
hey reminder that if you’re taking the empathy quotient test that a. a lot of the questions in it are actually irrelevant to how empathetic you are and b. your level of empathy is not necessarily related to your autism (and for those who aren’t autistic or aren’t sure it’s not a great measure of whether you’re autistic or not)
people seemed to be freaking out about how low their scores were so i wanted to remind people that test is kinda bullshit
mypage4sure said: No I don't think you hate Ted sorry, yeah I know he can be a jerk but I kinda liked that about him sense the show to makes them human-both with good and bad moments and good traits and flaws, also I don't think his entitled to me he just really wants love, also BTW sense I started to think about it-also a lot of times he kinda has problems with "talking about problems" or reading the emotions of his girlfriends, IDK how to point it but it's kinda why his relationships fail.
yeah i think there are definitely other factors that ping my radar, it’s been a while since i watched himym so i can’t think of specifics but yeah
mypage4sure said: Yeah, that as well kinda I don't think it makes Ted more likable, but I'm fond of the idea even if I don't fully agree with it, I admit apart of it is because I actually really love Ted like no kidding I have a crush on him, also but like his interests does seem more like special interests then Marshal's?(Like yeah special interests are mostly viewed have one one intensest like Marshal's) but its' also thought to be really intense interest, and Ted seems more intense with his interests.
no i like ted overall it’s just he can be kind of??? dickish and entitled sometimes?? but i do genuinely like him as a character.
omg remember that time he read that book about…some…president person…i can’t remember who it was but afterwards it was literally ALL HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT, it was so precious and i’d already started thinking about autistic!ted and that moment SCREAMED autism
autistpsyche said: i would love to hear your autistic Schmidt headcanon if you feel like sharing!!
i would love to if i knew how to words asdfghj!! i’ll rewatch some episodes and try to make a coherent post about it but sooo many things about him ping my radar and i’m not even sure WHY they just do???
mypage4sure said: I one time had a dream when I headcanned Ted and Marshal from how I met your mother as autistic, but in reality I don't actually view them as autistic, I mean I do kinda like the idea of it, but the only sign of Autisim is maybe special interests(Marshal with paranormal stuff , Ted with architect romance and high class stuff like reading but more "fancy" reading like poetry, and history he kinda like history)
!!!! Sometimes i think about autistic ted mosby a lot and tbh i think the idea makes him a lot more likeable as a character? i’m not 100% sold on it but i can see it.