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Gerontius
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Gerontius

Well-Known Member, Male, 24, from At a typewriter.

I must stay productive today. It's getting harder. My attention span is down to about 3 to 5 seconds. Oct 25, 2021 at 11:29 AM

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Oct 26, 2021 at 6:10 AM
    1. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I must stay productive today. It's getting harder. My attention span is down to about 3 to 5 seconds.
      1. watersprite
        watersprite
        Know how you feel. Hope you are able to move through it okay.
        Oct 25, 2021 at 8:38 PM
    2. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Finally -- Replaced my glasses. Nice to be able to have them back.
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    3. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I'm MOVING and I'm excited--
      1. unperson likes this.
      2. unperson
        unperson
        Exciting news G.
        Oct 18, 2021
      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        It's the news that might save my attempt at college. Moving underneath an old house--ASAP. Just gotta finish midterms & pack my trunks
        Oct 18, 2021
      4. unperson
        unperson
        underneath as in basement? sounds nice and quiet.
        Oct 18, 2021
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    4. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      This is happening--I'm going to try moving soon.
    5. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Life is making me tired. I'm about this close to being done with the nonsense--Is there a fast-forward button?
      1. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        The reason I am slow to post on Autism Forum lately is that I am having a harder & harder time putting my thoughts into words, less and less trust if it's worth doing, and so little certainty--it might not be worth it.
        Oct 9, 2021
      2. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        Sorry you're feeling this way right now... I really struggle to put my thoughts into words too. I feel like I'm always spamming the forum with useless rambles :( But I find your posts really informative and helpful! And you have a great sense of humor!!
        Oct 9, 2021
      3. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        Also, feel free to message me if you need someone to talk to, I can be useful sometimes (I think) lol... and I just like to help!!
        Oct 9, 2021
    6. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Facebook is dow--Quick, everyone, talk to one another!
      1. crewlucaa_ likes this.
      2. UberScout
        UberScout
        FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEBODY START A CONVERSATION! :P
        Oct 4, 2021
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      3. oregano
        oregano
        *makes gurgling noises* OH NOES I'VE FORGOTTEN HOW TO TALK!!!! :0
        Oct 4, 2021
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    7. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Thanks LadyS and Raggamuffin. Between the mention of cake and Natl. Coffee Day I want coffee & want to make a coffee-cake.
      1. LadyS likes this.
      2. Raggamuffin
        Raggamuffin
        Cake is the language of love
        Sep 29, 2021
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      3. LadyS
        LadyS
        ...and coffee is life.
        Sep 29, 2021
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      Gerontius
    9. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I hate the inevitability of noise--after some homework probably taking a bit of a midnight drive to escape.
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      3. Yeshuasdaughter
        Yeshuasdaughter
        OMGOMGOMG!! I spend several years lighting the house with only oil lamps, even though we lived in an apartment. No internet, no tv. Knitting and sewing for fun, playing piano and reading. I miss it.
        Sep 25, 2021
      4. oregano
        oregano
        I have a real Victorian oil lamp in the shed, I bought it at an estate sale in Sutter Creek, Cal., up in the Gold Country. The house was originally a kit house, and it was very old, and had a lot of cool old stuff. I really should use it after I move.
        Sep 25, 2021
      5. oregano
        oregano
        Nobody can replace their cars due to the crazy shortages. I refuse to drive when the roads are crowded for that reason. A computer chip factory in Japan blew up apparently and now they're saying several YEARS until chips are available again. Yikes!
        Sep 25, 2021
    10. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      The noise from neighbors will probably drive me nuts. It's the inescapability of it, more than anything else.
      1. SimonSays
        SimonSays
        Ear plugs are your friend.
        Sep 25, 2021
      2. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        I've tried that and it doesn't work. Vibrations that go through the floor aren't really stopped by ear plugs. Upward mobility, a higher-paying job, and a realtor who deals in abandoned farmsteads in the wilderness are my real chance.
        Sep 25, 2021
    11. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Beating depression last few days, time to fight the depression nest, here goes.
    12. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I think I'm depressed.
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      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        @Markness Thanks friend; actually you & a few others helped by example.
        If I don't get this stuff under control I'll end up disabled from it or dead. Thought I was going to die last summer. That isn't the plan. So time to see about fixing it.
        Sep 19, 2021
      4. Markness
        Markness
        I felt that way as well. Society really needs to take mental health more seriously.
        Sep 19, 2021
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      5. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        I had to cut a staph infection out of my stomach with a match, a tin of black-salve, and the needle off the old windup victrola. This is why I'm worried that due to depression & lack of function I'm going to end up dead.
        Got to fix this, now.
        Sep 19, 2021
    13. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Rode 9 miles on a 65-year-old British roadster bicycle at around midnight last night. Restoration is almost done.
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    14. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Trying to decide something neat to do this weekend. Preferably with humans.
    15. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Going waterboarding in Guantanamo Bay sounds like an awesome vacation if you don't know what that is. End legalized torture.
      1. Greatshield17 likes this.
      2. oregano
        oregano
        I read earlier today that the US spy thriller TV show "24", which was created to push the War on Terror, got so rah-rah about how wonderful, justified, and useful torture was that the commanders of West Point had to send a few guys to Los Angeles to get the producers to tone down the scripts.
        Sep 12, 2021
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      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        Sep 12, 2021
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      4. Greatshield17
        Greatshield17
        Just think of how many taxpayer dollars could’ve gone to helping your fellow-Autistic Americans as opposed to supporting the oh, so successful War on Terror…
        Sep 13, 2021
    16. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Went to the radio museum, studying repairs, white supremacists thought I was new recruit. Jackass.
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      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        I didn't say 9/11. I mean some group of "Concerned Citizens" meeting next week, and whatever they're doing,they're too chickenlivered to mention publicly. The guy clearly wasnt talking about honoring 9/11 victims, but some winger gathering next week.
        How do I know he's a winger? He opened his mouth and admitted as much.
        Sep 12, 2021
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      4. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        Big difference between truly honoring those from 9/11 and waiting until a week after 9/11 to hold a half-secret gathering of people united by ignorance, hatred of "liberals", and that sort.
        Sep 12, 2021
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      5. Crossbreed
        Crossbreed
        I didn't realize all of that was involved. I just heard "Patriots" and thought that it was a reference to "Patriot's Day."
        Sep 12, 2021
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    17. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      "From far horizons of the unknown"NBC and Galaxy Science Fiction present-- X Minus One!"
    18. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      And now The Inner Sanctum over WBCQ from Maine-- now it sounds like a sci-fi show is starting up. Old radios are FUN.
      1. oregano
        oregano
        WBCQ can play some really cool stuff. The guy who founded it was originally a SW pirate broadcaster during the golden age of SW piracy in the mid/late 90s. For a while WBCQ had to play extreme conspiracy shows to pay the bills. The founder would personally sign off over the air back then.
        Sep 10, 2021
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    19. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      And in a departure from the highbrow stuff, now we're listening to Amos & Andy.
    20. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Sorry, it was Schubert. Now they are playing Beethoven's 5th. Lo-fi broadcast, antique radio, 1000s miles distancce but still way cool.
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      2. oregano
        oregano
        Thought you were listening to BCB (AM broadcast band) and not SW. WRMI is a brokered station-people pay them money to air whatever recording the payor provides. WRMI is located at the old Family Radio transmitting site in Lake Okeechobee, FL. They have a full square MILE antenna farm! You probably heard a direct broadcast.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      3. oregano
        oregano
        It sounds great on tube radios because they are using old Gates transmitters from the 1970s with vacuum tubes for final output and drivers.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      4. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        The static was pretty intense but the announcer mentioned that WRMI & another station were both simulcasting the program--and then static took over. I turned to WRMI known frequencies & got something else. Then back. Not sure yet but the music was sure good.
        Didn't know that about the old transmitters there!
        Sep 9, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 5, 1997 (Age: 24)
    Location:
    At a typewriter.
    Occupation:
    Novelist & student.
    Diagnosis Status:
    High Functioning Autism - Officially Diagnosed
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    US - Libertarian
    --Roman Catholic,
    --Autistic,
    --History buff

    For me, Edwardian technology is an an escape from the sensory problems of modern cyberpunk hellscapes. Catholicism is a nice break from the structure-less subjectivism of wealthy America. And Autism Forum is a nice break from Wrong Planet; I'm not going back there.
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