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  1. I have to replay Dual Destinies, but I wasn't a big fan of him. His character has the same issue I observed throughout the rest of the game - trying too hard to be dark and edgy. Athena Cykes was one of my least favorite characters, so I couldn't care less about their backstory, and kept getting annoyed with how overdramatic and unrealistic (even for Ace Attorney standards) I felt it was.

  2. Some people just don't like garlic. Those people are incorrect.

  3. There are also people who have conditions where they cannot digest garlic, or cultural/religious restrictions.

  4. No. They finished Athena's story in DD, and I don't really care to see much more of her (mostly because I don't enjoy her character all that much)

  5. As others have said, "autism is a superpower" ignores that autism is a disability and comes with very real struggles. While it is good to acknowledge the positive characteristics that some autistic individuals benefit from, we must not overlook the difficulties of being autistic in a world not built for us. I feel, at least for describing my own relationship with autism, that the phrase "blessing and a curse" is more suited, but I understand that others may not have the same experience and I don't want to speak for others. So, if for you, autism is a superpower, go ahead and think of it that way - just don't apply your perception to the entire autistic community, especially as most appear to disagree, given how damaging the stereotype is.

  6. Not all weight loss reciprs are bland; you must not have found the right ones. If you want to lose weight, try counting the calories in what you eat. Focus on eating vegetables and season with herbs and spices, less with fat. It is possible to cook healthy, lower calorie meals that taste good, it's just that these recipes aren't always labelled as being for weight loss. Or, as others have said, you could eat smaller portions of the food you typically enjoy.

  7. I don't think anyone in my life has ever thought like this about their treatment of me. Not much changed after I got diagnosed, and even with written accommodations in place I was still refused them and punished for others' misunderstanding and cruelty. Most people refuse to acknowledge the extent of my disability and will never fault themselves for their lack of understanding.

  8. NT people don't work if you ask me. The world they built and run is broken and they either accept is as normal or don't do anything to change it because they don't believe it ever could. NT ignorance is what makes life so hard for autistic people, and combined with a worrying lack of passion, is what makes it nearly impossible for me and people like me to make any meaningful change. It's depressing to me how many NT people just don't seem to care about anything. To me it seems that lying is such a crucial part to society that NT people often lose sight of themselves or never discover themselves to begin with. They convince themselves they're all fine and happy but have never questioned if things could be better, or avoid doing so because they don't want to be excluded. As an autistic person who has been excluded, I failed to fully adapt to society, and thus have been able to easily observe its problems. The world seems so complicated and difficult for autistic people because it is. NT people made it that way and their refusal to change perpetuates the exclusion of anyone who doesn't fit their norms. The world is difficult for NT people too, but many won't tell you that because they don't want to accept it or haven't noticed it themselves. Everyone is clueless and incompetent and it pains me to exist in a world that could be so much better and fair for everyone. It shouldn't be this hard.

  9. I like being feminine but I don't always feel like a "woman". Maybe it's because I'm young and don't feel accomplished enough to call myself that, but I think most of it has to do with being autistic. I feel that my autistic identity had/has a stronger influence on my experiences and thus I struggle to relate to most (neurotypical) women. I was aware of gender growing up but I never felt uncomfortable about my assigned gender. I think I made/make other people uncomfortable at times due to my failure to let societal pressure dictate my behavior (ex. being outspoken and direct as opposed to the more accepted people-pleasing and avoidant of confrontation). Less related to autism but still highly influential in my struggle to fully identify as a woman was my lack of sexual harassment or any form of sexualization. My peers avoided me first for being autistic and "weird", and me being overweight all but eliminated most cases of unwanted sexual attention. In other words, I don't really share all the experiences and struggles of "being a woman". I feel that my identity as a woman is so strongly linked to my autism that I'd prefer to be labelled an "autistic woman" over just "a woman".

  10. I’m not sure if there’s a correlation and I’m not officially diagnosed with either, but a week or so before I come on I’m EVIL. Panic attacks, meltdowns, shutdowns, depressions, harming thoughts. I didn’t respect this was associated with ASD though. Hope you find a way to manage it, I haven’t yet!

  11. Have you tried birth control? Taking only the active pills has helped so much for me to stabilize my mood, and any of the mood swings caused by my PMDD are far less severe and more manageable.

  12. Everyone’s so different..bc made me suicidal, even when life was good. Was like having pms 24/7. Level 10 pms. Dangerous pms.

  13. Yeah, everyone reacts differently, and there are different types of birth control as well.

  14. While I never really fell into the trend, I've always felt different from other girls too. I never felt like I could relate to my female peers and still struggle to relate to most women because of how autism forms my identity. I still need to work on being less judgemental of NTs, but it's so hard when it feels like they just don't understand anything about you (and worse when you feel that you understand more about them than even they do).

  15. undiagnosed but this is a huge thing for me as well. going into the work field for social services, i was so incredibly disappointed to see how unmotivated people who got a whole degree in a field to help others are to, well, help. it sucks feeling like i’m the only one who looks out in the best interest of others and knowing that i alone can’t do enough to help them. really changed the way i see the world once i realized my level of social justice is not so common, most people don’t care. although this unique aspect of ASD is really eye opening and one of my favourites, autistics are gonna change the world.

  16. Autistics could change the world if we were able to get a foot in it. I feel so passionate about making the world a better place but I'm stuck and unable to do anything about it because the world is built to shut people like me out.

  17. Yeah his writing was truly awful. Especially shattered medallion

  18. I actually enjoyed a lot of the dialogue in Shattered Medallion, it was pretty funny at times. When it comes to the plot/mystery though...yeah the writing is a mess.

  19. It was just so loooong and bloated, for example they could have cut down the things to listen to on George's tablet by way more than half. And don't even go into Bess's ramblings about Sonny while her cousin almost died and in the hospital unit. A little bit of Bess's or Patrick's musings would have been cute and quirky, but they were just laid on too thick. It was as if the writer wanted every bit of dialogue he came up with in the game and wouldn't sacrifice anything to the cutting room floor.

  20. That's true. I didn't really mind the game being unrealistic because it felt like a parody to begin with, so I couldn't take it seriously. ND games have pretty much always suffered from tonal issues/inconsistencies, but it's especially noticeable in the later games. I think it's kind of charmjng though, so I don't know.

  21. NGL: psych nursing is hard. Patients are mean to you — sometimes very, very mean. Autism is my superpower because I don’t see any of the subtle shade that patients throw and my face stays expression-free regardless of what people say. I can back up/duck quickly so I’ve only been punched twice in 15 years.

  22. I'm sick of this "that's how things work" attitude. You acknowledge things aren't fair, and the system is messed up, so why don't you try to change it? I've been in psych wards and have few positive things to say about the experience. Not all staff are going to be understanding of autism, and there is a chance they'll actively harm you in the name of protocol, which they otherwise may fail to follow. It's true that psychiatric hospitals don't and can't really help people in most circumstances, and I think it's even more so for autistic people. No medication can "cure" my autism and I wouldn't ever wish for it. There is nothing wrong with how my brain works. My outbursts are a reaction to a broken society, NOT a result of mental instability. Take it as a sign that things need to change.

  23. Great list! Don't really have anything to add because you already have some of my favorite games listed, but you might want to consider categorizing by series to organize things a little nicer.

  24. I had some difficulty transitioning to showers as a kid, but eventually I got used to it and now showering every night is a part of my routine. I hardly ever take baths anymore, but I never skip showers.

  25. I couldn't possibly imagine how difficult this must be for you. The world is so unfair and there is little we can do in the moment to change that, but try to survive as best we can. I wish I could offer more support other than wishing things will improve. I'm hoping you will get through this okay.

  26. I get really frustrated with basic small talk. Because the rules are generally that they ask a certain question, you give a certain answer.

  27. I hate small talk because it's so fake. If you don't really care to talk to someone or want to get to know them, don't lie and pretend that you do. I think it's pointless at best, if not just downright wrong or immoral.

  28. I don't wear makeup everyday because I'm lazy, not skilled at using it, and don't really have a need to. When I do my own makeup it's very light, like mascara and foundation. For special occasions I'm fine with heavier makeup (so long as it doesn't look it). I feel like I only have sensory issues with makeup if it's lower quality or I have too much on.

  29. They wanted straight black pants. Leggings of any kind aren't allowed. (The leggings I do have aren't even tight and they said no)

  30. If you have an official diagnosis, you can make a reasonable accommodation request per the American with Disabilities Act. Otherwise, they would be in violation of said act, which is a federal offense.

  31. I don't even know how to do that, and at this point there's no chance of me getting a job there anyway. In my experience it has been near impossible for people to recognize my sensory issues as legitimate disability.

  32. Definitely a sensory issue. For me, underwear have to be loose and baggy, which is embarrassing given that they'll inevitably be visible (especially considering the only pants I'll wear are leggings). As for bras, I'm pretty sure my boobs are underdeveloped so I don't have much trouble finding comfortable T-shirt bras and "no feel" type things.

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