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Featured Do other people with the same special interest intimate you?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by SchrodingersMeerkat, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

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    I've honesty never met another autistic person with a special interest in meerkats. Well just meerkats. I know someone else who claims they may be autistic but also likes the other mongooses. But then I've never met an NT with even a casual interest in meerkats. I got cyber bullied on a Lion King fan fourm (my other special interest at the time), I kinda leaned just because someone claims to have something in common with me doesn't mean they actually do, or at least not to the extent I do. Meerkats have essentially become my identity. "Meerkat Queen" is actually my nickname among a few people who know me personally. Now I just need a signature clothing style set and Netflix series.
     
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  2. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    Keep on being your most awesome self. Is there a meerkat sanctuary you are going to be founding some day?
     
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  3. Wolfsage

    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    What fascinates you about them?
     
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  4. OkRad

    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    I would love it if I found others who were obsessed with Homer.

    There were many in the past. According to some of the dialogues (Plato's "Ion" and Xenophon's "Symposium") there did seem to be quite a bit of rivalry with recitation of the Iliad. There were competitions and everything. It was a different culture so it's hard to say how I would feel back then.

    But now? Wow..... if I found someone today as obsessed with the Iliad as I am, no, I would not be intimidated. I would be excited and would want to connect!
     
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  5. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    There may be a youtube opportunity for reciting homer
    Anyone can post there its free i think
    A little bit of theatre would ez disguise your identity, you could be like a super hero. Do you read greek? I only know english, and how to swear on construction sites
     
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  6. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    What is the best meerkat website?
     
  7. dragonfire42

    dragonfire42 Box of leftovers in the back of the fridge

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    I embarrass myself around anyone else who shares my interests with the intensity of my interest, at the slightest indication that someone else is interested I usually unintentionally go into stereotypical Aspie monologue mode:oops: Even other people on the autism spectrum give me odd looks when I reveal the depth of my interests. Now that I’ve realized that, I try to avoid talking about my real interests (except online, where I can go back and remove much of my ramblings before hitting “post,” but even here, I heavily restrain myself).
     
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  8. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    Lay it on me dude. Watch i will show you. I would rather have a cat than a wife, better cuddling cheaper food and sex is gross any ways. I like bugs, mostly spiders they are just too cool i often capture them and keep them awile then let them go. I have 9 pcs in my legacy hardware collection the oldest is an ibm pc xt its got a 486 mhz processor and 32 mb of ram after i expanded it. 9? Wth is wrong with me? I still have files on a floppy disk that i care about.

    Waiting for ridicule and scrutiny.................. nope not yet....................................nope still nothin
     
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  9. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I have got all excited when I found someone who loved what I loved and then, deflated, because their interest seems to be medicre compared to mine and that was before I discovered aspergers.

    I remember having a wonderful conversation with my brother in law, who is no longer alive, about Pride and Prejudice. We took turns in the fun of relating about the characters.

    I think that we aspies have a special bond with our special interests and why, even no one can truly come up to our expectations with enthusiasm.
     
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  10. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

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    Thank you. I hope so, or at least someone else's meerkat sanctuary. An actual sanctuary unlike Joe Exotic's, and Carrol Baskin isn't that great either.
     
  11. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

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    Meerkats? I don't know honestly. I think people special interest just pick them instead of the people picking their special interests.
     
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  12. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    You are right, no one cares about my passions as much as i do
    Some folks dont seem to care at all. Infinite divetsity infinite combinations
     
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  13. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    There is this youtube chan called
    "Save a fox" about a fox sanctuary in minnesota of all places. Minn is very conservative. Its owned operated and fully supported by One Awesome Woman with a passion
    I bet there is much to be learned there, similar tecnology, ie fencing, watering systems etc. Are meerkats and foxes even similar?
     
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  14. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    Those things are cute, i see why you like them. Foxes are way bigger, totally different critter. Likely have similar needs as far as shelter, but meetkats are diggers. How in the world would you ever keep them in?
     
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    There is a huge Meerkat section at an animal park I go to and they are
    fascinating.
    The way they keep them in is the whole area is concreted like a big
    swimming pool that is filled with the dirt. That way they can dig and make
    the burrows, but, can't go any deeper than the concrete.
    The whole thing is like in a pit below the surface where the people stand
    and observe. In the centre there are hills that are raised high enough the
    Meerkats can have their observatories too. They can watch the people, other animals in the fields around them and look over their young.
     
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    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    Sounds pretty elaborate, and expenssive to build. Also is an echo of free range rabbit setups, they burrow too..do meerkats like to swim?
     
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    I don't think so. Nothing like that in their area anyway.
    If they liked it, I think they would have made pools for them.
     
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    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    It sounds like a pretty neat place.
     
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  19. Skittlebisquit

    Skittlebisquit Dancing is exercise

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    I bet schrodingers meerkat might really like it if you posted an album of some pics from there...........
     
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  20. SusanLR

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    Would do. But, the whole park is currently closed due to pandemic.
    This is taken from the sky buckets that I like to fly around in over the
    place. It gives you an idea of how large the park/preserve is.

    Birthday57 088.JPG
     
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