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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by KillerMidget, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. KillerMidget

    KillerMidget Active Member

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    Hello Er'body,

    KillerMidget here from Johannesburg, South Africa.

    (Shyly waves)

    I'm a High Functioning Autistic with Comorbid Depression, (abnormally high, even for Autism) Anxiety, ADHD and OCD...

    My topic-relevant state of mind fumbles between:
    • I accept my diagnosis.
    • My diagnosis actually has a few perks.
    • My diagnosis absolutely undoubtedly sucks.
    • I freakn love my diagnosis for reasons.
    • Save me.
    • Argh, stupid brain! Where's the off switch?!
    • Look at me, functioning like a boss!
    • Eek!!! Beam me up Scotty!!!
    • Functioning? What's that? Can you eat it?
    • OMW, WHY CAN'T I JUST BE NORMAL?!!
    • Uhm...
    • Short-lived denial.
    • Evade!!!
    • Euhw, humans.
    • YAY! Humans!
    • And many, many more... But you get the picture...
    I'm a comedic over-thinking, environment-loving, animal-adoring, got-a-thing-for-words, love-to-feed-my-brain, ok-with-my-cray kinda human living in a world where Autism is generally either misunderstood, dismissed or both... But I endeavour to learn, grow and remain positive... And I guess that's what brought me here...

    I could honestly go on forever because the topic is ME and I'm an expert... But I feel like I'm rambling.. I'm totally rambling, aren't I? It's the anxiety, I swear!

    (Thoughts: Did I do this right? Will they like me? Should I have said more? Less? Probably less... Oh dear... Re-reads post 10 times... )

    Uhm...

    K, byyye!
     
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  2. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Welcome! You seem like a fun person, happy to have you here!
     
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  3. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    "Look at me functioning like a boss" gave me a chuckle. Welcome to the forum. But be prepared to just be fairly ordinary here. ;)
     
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  4. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi KillerMidget

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  6. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to here, and thank you for making here more interesting. I hope you stay.
     
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  7. GadAbout

    GadAbout Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, like others said, welcome and let's have fun on the boards!

    I too am sometimes mad at the brain I'm stuck with, but I don't dwell on it because that would only make things worse.

    Upward and onward!
     
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  8. Wolf Prince

    Wolf Prince My future job title.

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    Sup Africa. America sends regards. AND I AM THE PRINCE OF NICENNNNNNNEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)

    There's another user from South Africa on here, @LogicalMind, though I believe he's not quite as active as he used to be, however I could be mistaken
     
  10. christopher.k

    christopher.k roosterman

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    i can go through all of those moods states in a random rotation asides from the first because i was diagnosed so young that theres no "acceptance" on my part im simply me

    but you can add "whats the point of anything -insert pessimistic observation about the future here-
    or "im worthless everybody just tolerates me im a burden im cant do anything well" which is a result of the times my mild depression rams its hooks into me extra hard though happily it hasn't happened this month.

    oh...yea and welcome and apologies for the unnecessary thought vomit im in a good mood right now and when im in said good mood i tend to lose control over the scale of my posts
     
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    Peter Morrison Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome - You'll find lots of friends here.
     
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    KillerMidget Active Member

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    *Bows to the Prince*

    Sup Your Niceness, I thank thee for thine colourful Welcome. I hereby declare myself Princess Awkward Turtle, in thine honour.

    ...no one said it had to make sense :emojiconfused:
     
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    Yo Killer!
     
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    KillerMidget Active Member

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    Wadup G!
     
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    Thank you