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It finally makes sense!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Pris_33, Jan 26, 2022.

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    Pris_33 Active Member V.I.P Member

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    I Just received my official diagnosis yesterday! Autism and ADHD. I am still rather shocked... if you had told me two years ago that I was autistic I would have never believed it.

    I always felt different from everyone around me, completely separated somehow. As a kid, I thought this was a good thing, since all the heroes and heroines in books were always different from the norm. But then as I got older it all went to pot. I've felt worthless for so long. Like a fake human... some sort of implant from another planet. But there's a reason for that, and I don't have to feel guilty about it any longer.

    It's very nice to be here! I'm a young lady in her twenties. I love classic, world and arthouse film. My favorite movies include The Silence of the Lambs, Blade Runner, Daisies, Walkabout, Marketa Lazarova, and many more. I also really like languages and taught myself Korean in my teens. Nice to meet you :)
     
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    Welcome to "Life on Mars"!!
     
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    'Nice Doggies...'

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    Wow...impressive! Why Korean? Family connections?
     
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    Thank you! It seems to be my home planet! :D
     
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    No, just a big obsession with Korean dramas! It was a quintessential autistic special interest. Hours and hours pouring over grammar books and doing conversation exchanges online! Lots of fun for me, although my mother was nonplussed that I spent all my time cooped up looking at flash cards :p
     
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    Welcome to the forum @Pris_33.

    Your post resonated to some extent. You should feel comfortable here.
     
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    Thank you Richelle-H! Happy to be on board.
     
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    Hello, welcome to the forum.

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    maycontainthunder May also contain missing cookies.

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    Welcome! :)
    You’ll definitely enjoy it here. We’re pretty friendly!

    That’s really impressive that you taught yourself Korean. I’m Portuguese-American and Latino and I really struggle with Portuguese and Spanish :confused: I’m adopted and my parents aren’t Hispanic.
    I do enjoy music in those languages though. I love non-English language music.

    Your interest in film is really cool too :) I studied film a little bit in school.

    Hopefully you make lots of friends here and enjoy your stay! :)
    - Luca
     
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    I imagine this is how some people feel walking into my yard lol
     
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    I felt pretty similar to you, when I was formally diagnosed a few year's ago now with asd grade 2 to 3.

    Oh my, I am so jealous that you can understand Korean, as I love watching Korean dramas and just yesterday, a part of the subs went missing and I prided myself of understanding a few words, since my language nuron is not working.

    I have lived in France for close to 20 years and can just get by in French. Can read a bit, but cannot write and it is said that if you learn one language, you can easily learn others, so there is me thinking: I love Korean things and the language, so if I could find my way to understanding it, it may help kick start my brain to speaking better French. The problem is, if I do not like something, I do not want to know and sadly, I do not like French.

    Silence of the lamb gave me nightmares and cannot even look at that actor, without shuddering.

    Anyway, welcome aboard.
     
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    I agree with you parents spoke Dutch, raised in English, Live in a bilingual country, where every thing is labeled in both languages. Happy with one language hard to avoid the others.
     
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