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, I'm not , but my main instance is gone so I am going to do my introductions again. I am an , user, and a . My fav game is . I hope to one day become a expert. I am a . I have an and have a senegalus polypterus. I love and . Also a bit of a and junky.

kill your heroes. believe in ideas, not in the people who pioneered them. the picture of your hero that you hold in your mind is always more perfect than they were in reality -- and when you attempt to defend them from criticism, because you have built your beliefs on that person, you will inevitably betray some of your own ideals.

I really need to get off for a little while, its been pretty bad for my overall mental health. I am starting to get addicted and that's not good. Also I am back.

Joke, ableism but reversed 

Diagnostic criteria for neurotypicality:

- Really loud for no good reason, not for stimming or anything, just knowingly loud, plays loud music in shopping centres
- Don't understand that you're supposed to actually say what you *mean*. They talk in vague terms for no real reason and that causes problems with social interaction. This is a serious problem which causes many misunderstandings and confusion.

NT: "wanna come over to my place"
Actual meaning: "would you like to have a sexual interaction with me?"

- Make eye contact when talking for some reason. Teach your child to look away if they do this.
- unable to have real interests. They tend to have trouble fixating on something specific. This is a big problem because how will they make friends if they don't have a special interest to talk about?

Please donate to NT speaks to cure this horrible disease. Thanks.

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Joke, ableism but reversed 

I'm a neurotypical expert.

I'm not an NT myself but trust me, I'm an expert. If you have any questions about neurotypicals I can answer them because I read a few books about neurotypicals. I even have neurotypical family members!

Meta, not drama or cancelling 

Sometimes it's really hard for me to interact with the shitposting sphere of the fediverse because my autistic brain takes everything literally and like half of their humor is to say untrue things as if they were true.

I really appreciate when people CW that stuff with "misinformation" or "shitpost" so I can be in on the joke instead of taking it seriously and feeling stupid when I realize it wasn't serious 2 days later.

Google has crossed a line, they tricked homeless people into giving them facial data for it's facial recognition software.

I'm glad there are so many weird people on , it makes me feel like I fit in for once.

ABA, dog training 

A lot of people say ABA is like dog training, but an actual dog trainer tells us this is not the case and that dog training is far more humane.

This is just a friendly reminder about the fact that UNIX turned 50 years old this year!

How I experience Autistic meltdowns 

#actuallyautistic I'm gonna try to explain my experience with this, though it's hard to put into words.

If I'm walking and on the verge of meltdown I sort of start walking in circles and rocking a bit, because I can't figure out what to do. It's like I'll go to do one thing then get confused or overwhelmed and then I can't make a decision, so I'm just kind of stumbling aimlessly.

i could stare at lab-grown bismuth crystals for hours, it's so cool


I had my kickboxing trial class today and afterwards I was exhausted, but felt amazing. I don't remember the last time I felt that good.


I have been feeling down the last few days no matter what I do. I get this toxic form of boredom that makes me feel worthless anytime I am not doing something productive and there isn't a whole lot of productive stuff I have the motivation to do.

If I host a instance, will it federate with instances, letting me comment on and boost/fav toots by default or do I have to set that up? Also what about ? I want to self host, but I want to host the least number of possible federated sites as I can to keep maintenance down and so I am not managing multiple accounts if I can avoid it.

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