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*Little* Things That Annoy You (Pet Peeves)

In this case "sim" refers to "simulating" action.


Moving characters around.
Acting out stories with them.

It's a game the same way as when children play with dolls
or make their trucks & cars talk.
I don't like the way you describe the Sims, as it makes it sound like I'm childish.
 
I don't like the way you describe the Sims, as it makes it sound like I'm childish.
That is not what I was saying.

And what would be the tragedy if you did have a child-like sense of play
and wonder? Isn't that a positive thing? Preferable to having no sense
of fun or imagination?
 
That is not what I was saying.
Oh OK, just the way you keep describing it lol. I prefer to just describe it as a computer game where you make families and life in a virtual city.
And what would be the tragedy if you did have a child-like sense of play
and wonder? Isn't that a positive thing? Preferable to having no sense
of fun or imagination?
It wouldn't be a tragedy but you know how it is.
 
Even before Maxis created "The Sims", it's fame- and name was preceded by "Sim City" created in 1989. A fairly different game in comparison.

The original office for Maxis was not far from where I once lived in California.
 
When people keep banging on about studies of the average lifespan of autistic people is 39 years old, because it then makes people paranoid that having autism means an early death sentence.

It'd be much more reassuring if there would be some numbers excluding the commuting suicide, self-neglect and poverty.
Those are lifestyle factors. They should word these things in ways people can understand instead of instilling fear into autistic people about how long they have to live.
 
Zelda stuff
Anime
Star Wars/Trek
Anything marvel

Why are these sorts of things so popular among the autism community?
 
Zelda stuff
Anime
Star Wars/Trek
Anything marvel

Why are these sorts of things so popular among the autism community?
From my observation, the popularity of these things are not at all exclusive to the autism community.

However, they are not at all popular with me. Actually, for me, their popularity is a pretty steep negative.

I did used to like Star Trek when it was about discovery and adventure - before it became all about morbid fighting.

Star Wars, to my knowledge, has been only about morbid fighting from the very start.

I had to look up Zelda as I never heard of it. My problem with that is regardless of the theme, I can't handle games - any game. Can't relate or form any kind of mental relation to them. Games are profoundly confusing to me.

I also strongly dislike any movie or story that involves morbid fighting / killing.
 
When people keep banging on about studies of the average lifespan of autistic people is 39 years old, because it then makes people paranoid that having autism means an early death sentence.

It'd be much more reassuring if there would be some numbers excluding the commuting suicide, self-neglect and poverty.
Those are lifestyle factors. They should word these things in ways people can understand instead of instilling fear into autistic people about how long they have to live.
Agreed.

I believe it is all about lifestyle as I see many NT's suffer for unhealthy lifestyles.

I am autistic and currently 71 years old and will probably outlast any member of my family - and that is with having type 1 diabetes, celiac disease and Crohn's disease. Still active with no health issues in spite of my diseases. My eye doctor says she can always spot a diabetic by the capillaries in their retina. But she can't see any issue with mine. She said that my retinas looks like someone in there 20's or 30's.

It's all about lifestyle.
 
From my observation, the popularity of these things are not at all exclusive to the autism community.

However, they are not at all popular with me. Actually, for me, their popularity is a pretty steep negative.

I did used to like Star Trek when it was about discovery and adventure - before it became all about morbid fighting.

Star Wars, to my knowledge, has been only about morbid fighting from the very start.

I had to look up Zelda as I never heard of it. My problem with that is regardless of the theme, I can't handle games - any game. Can't relate or form any kind of mental relation to them. Games are profoundly confusing to me.

I also strongly dislike any movie or story that involves morbid fighting / killing.
I don't know what Zelda is either, I've only heard about it on autism sites. But even though I don't know much about it I still guessed what it was before even looking it up.

Plenty of NTs or other non-autistic people are into those too, but they just seem common among the autism community as special interests. Also Pokémon. I used to like Pokémon when it was all the latest craze when I was 9, but only because all the other kids at school were into it and were swapping Pokémon cards in the playground.
I'm not judging people who are into these things but I just don't like them myself. The TV shows I'm into seem least common among Aspies.
 
Zelda stuff
Anime
Star Wars/Trek
Anything marvel

Why are these sorts of things so popular among the autism community?
I love Star Trek. I think there's so much lore to learn about and commit to memory. It's fun! Plus there's at least two characters (Spock and Data) that I think are very much surrogate ND characters who are often shown in a positive light and are generally respected and accepted by the other characters. They also mostly deal pretty well with the challenges they face when interacting with their human crew mates.

I might be incredibly silly to say this, but the characters in Star Trek feel like family to me, probably because I grew up following their adventures.

I think when people create things with a very complex and fleshed out universe there's lots of story and cannon to learn which just appeals to the ND "special interest" trait.

I'm not into Star Wars, I think it's basically the law that you can't like both Star Trek and Star Wars or you will be tarred and feathered :smilecat: But there is a very intricate lore and story with that too. The same goes for Zelda games, though I've never really managed to get into Zelda games myself.
 
Little thing that drives me Nuts!! = Littering!!!
Yes, it's because of these selfish, ignorant litterers why we have to use paper straws instead of the practical plastic straws. If more people just recycled or at least disposed of things in a bin instead of chucking them in rivers then we might be able to have some sort of control over it.

But this might get political so I won't say much more. It's just the more I see how much plastic is in the sea, the more I hate humankind. Obviously some plastic makes it's way to the sea by the wind, but I still think that if more people were more mindful about the environment then it would be a lot better.
It's not the planet I'm worrying about, as it can survive anything (watch Life After People and you'll see that nature overtakes no matter what), it's the animals I'm concerned about. I saw a video of YouTube I wish I hadn't watched, it was of some sort of common sea creature thinking a plastic bag was a jellyfish and was eating it. Poor animals, being overrun by our trash.
 
When autocorrect corrects one common word with another common word so you don't notice it until after you've posted, and some forums don't let you go back and edit your post.
 
Other cars with music so loud it vibrates my bones and hurts my ears, even with my windows rolled up
 
When people keep banging on about studies of the average lifespan of autistic people is 39 years old, because it then makes people paranoid that having autism means an early death sentence.

It'd be much more reassuring if there would be some numbers excluding the commuting suicide, self-neglect and poverty.
Those are lifestyle factors. They should word these things in ways people can understand instead of instilling fear into autistic people about how long they have to live.
"Previous research has shown that people who have been diagnosed autistic are more likely to die prematurely than the general population. However, statistics on premature mortality in autistic people have often been misinterpreted. In this study we aimed to estimate the life expectancy and years of life lost experienced by autistic people living in the UK."

Reductions in autistic life expectancy according to the Lancet don't seem to reflect particularly alarming numbers IMO, especially given so many other factors that can impact the mortality of all British citizens.

 

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