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  1. I have an adult / late ASC/D diagnosis. I am 46, but got the diagnosis 11 years ago this spring. Every diagnosis is different in terms of difficulty with various things, so I have bad executive dysfunction (maybe ADD)* and any sensory overload issues are related to touch instead of hearing (Hobbes might have forgotten more about autism than I know), but a kind of immaturity is there and I am very self-conscious about it (other people's maturity often makes me anxious), and I know it is unlikely to change. (edit, point being don't focus on someone's immaturity, but rather their not be
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  2. Well, so far, the new dosages and new med is working. I don't have those dark episodes of depression, like I had a couple weeks ago. I am starting to feel back to normal, or what should be normal. I actually feel myself laughing more, too, which has to be a good sign. i also have been giving CBD hard candy a try, too. Just being able to share my experience here makes me feel better too, so thank you guys for bending an ear.
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  3. Lando was designed for that sort of shit. It was perfect for its time, pre-4chan edgy humor and pushing how far you could go on the internet. Then we all sort of grew up--not just on Nightly, but the internet in general.
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  4. I agree with you to a large degree, but one of the problems we’ve had with Zerimar is that he constantly claims he’s accepting advice and changing, but then behaves in increasingly hostile ways towards anyone who he sees as against him. I feel for him, because he has issues whether he’s on the autism spectrum or not. But he’s also bullied and insulted people that he sees as beneath him, which includes all women. I can’t, in good conscience, tell the women of Nightly that they have less value than him. And that would be the message. If he gets help and contacts us in the future, we’ll cons
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  5. I started my new job today.
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  6. For years I have been trying to land a gig in the mountains. I love Denver, but it is way too crowded. Most people, like myself, moved here to do cool outdoors stuff. But now even outdoorsy stuff is packed. It is a 2+ hour traffic jam to go skiing and then the lift lines are crazy. I finally landed the job I have been looking for in Durango, Colorado. Awesome mountain town (with a population of 20,000 plus a college of 4000 it is practically a megacity in the mountains) with a great ski resort within 20 miles so I am pretty excited. With that said, I am NOT excited about act
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  7. I miss when drama like this happened every few months instead of every few years.
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  8. We have running water and power now. So we're good to stay here. Noah lost his bed and dressers. He also lost a few games and card games and a lot of clothes. Most of the clothes were getting to be too small anyway since he's grown so much this past year (tweens...ugh) and the pandemic keeps us from being able to shop and try things on like normal. If you guys would like to contribute to Noah's new furniture and mattress or new clothing funds, I'm running out of reasons to not accept help(I'm really not good at accepting help, y'all. Really.) Our insurance deductible is $500 and I
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  9. Take pictures of everything. And start an inventory of what was damaged as soon as possible. Your insurance will probably be pretty easy to deal with since it’s a major issue almost everywhere in Texas. But if you need any help dealing with them, I’m here.
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  11. To match things up properly with being a Holocaust survivor, the update should be that Magneto is a far right wing conspiracy believer who's been wrongfully persecuted for his opinions.
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  12. Remembered my Nan who passed away peacefully at home in her bed last night.
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  13. Invite her to the next Nightly zoom drinking session so we can all judge her.
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  15. I use to just create characters and draw them. No big story or novel or anything. I was heavily inspired by the G.I.JOE file cards but instead of military, I did sci-fi, aliens, space troopers and stuff. I had a best friend who did 75 percent of the drawing and I did the bios and backstory. Tons of fun.
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  17. Look at this gremlin. You want to boop her nose. That is how you get aggressively licked.
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  18. So here's the thing. I have serious doubts and questions about much of what he told us. All of his stories seemed overly one-sided, and I felt it was pretty obvious that he was leaving out chunks of information. And although he was eager to tell us that he suspected he was on the spectrum or that he was socially awkward, none of his anecdotes actually directly reflected that. The advice he was seeking did (as was the fact that he was even seeking advice), but the stories didn't display as much awkwardness as they did creeperness. So he edited out the awkward parts or he was completely unaware
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  19. I was getting skinnier and skinnier during lockdown proper, it's the arthritis in my hip and back that did me in. I haven't been able to exercise or even really move at all since the beginning of December. I was so hoping the weight was Prednisone bloat, but it didn't come off when I stopped the Prednisone So, that's another project I get to work on - PT starts on Friday (nearly three months after symptoms started!), and I'm getting an MRI next Thursday. Further treatment will be discussed then. I'm REALLY looking forward to getting back to exercise, but starting PT before the spinal in
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  20. 65 degrees and sunny today. Perfect day for a trip to the mountains!
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  21. First and foremost, ZN deserved the ban, especially in light of receiving multiple warnings for similar behavior. With that said... Based on his own his descriptions of his social tendencies, our observations, and his description of behaviors linked to depression and OCD, he definitely has symptoms that correspond with an ASD diagnosis. These behaviors have been consistently met by banishment, whether it is being fired from a job or being shunned from social groups. I suspect there are few, if any, other places he feels comfortable with discussing his challenges, let alone some willin
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  22. The only way I'll go away is if I ever book a Star War, and that will just be for legal reasons. Actually-- scratch that. I'm scorched Earth. If I get a Star War I'll just buy nightly from JA and nuke the entire thing to be safe.
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  24. If I didn’t know the band, this would all sound very sexual.
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  25. Went through some pictures from late summer. Ready for winter to end so I can do some more small-scale pics of bugs and flowers and stuff
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  26. I'm glad you're getting help, but I also feel like there's a big issue that needs to be addressed: The most helpful people on Nightly aren't responding to you anymore. None of us men are nearly as qualified to give advice on this subject as the women are, but they don't respond to you anymore. And it isn't a big mystery why, because you refuse to listen to them, and if you treat women offline the way you treat them on here, no woman should ever date you. I certainly wouldn't introduce you to any of my single friends, and yet at the same time I'm in your corner because I really believe you
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  27. I don't have water. We're waiting for the pipes to thaw to see where I will have a leak. I still have electricity but mostly because I'm in an area with two major hospitals and several nursing homes. We've been schlepping water from the pool to flush the toilets but I'm not gonna lie, I'd kill to do laundry and take a hot shower. Today my sisters dialysis clinic didn't have any water so they told us we needed to go 21 miles to the other side of town to squeeze into a clinic for her dialysis. This was hard because all the major roads and highways have been closed down so I had to kinda fi
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  28. Last I saw on FB, Spam was hanging in there. She was using her complex's pool water to flush toilets because no water, but I think they had food and everything. We're doing ok for now but still firmly in survival mode. Once the reality of repairs and deductibles start to hit, we'll have a better idea of what is needed to recover. So thanks to all of you. I'll let you know if we need anything when it's all said and done.
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  29. Zerimar, make this your signature. Now.
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  30. Keep it up. One of the best things to do to combat depression is to do things that bring you joy, but it’s also one of the hardest things. And it normally isn’t an intentional thought to not do something, you’ll just wake up one day and realize you haven’t done anything that makes you happy for two weeks or months or however long.
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  31. Months later, I got an offer. It’s a pay cut but I’d rather take a pay cut and not be miserable. And this is getting into a company I want to join.
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  32. Nightly passed through a dream, so I logged in here.
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  33. Does it??!! I'll read it again but I don't remember Zathras mentioning his universe including a BMX bike race. Something to consider though. Other than the total lack of BMX bikes, it sounds super cool.
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  34. I mean...how could you take someone (supposedly an adult) doing that seriously at all, let alone be bothered by it really? It's hilarious because it's so absurdly juvenile it's self parody. "I got nothing left, I'm gonna draw a dick on your face". Like fuck. Seriously? Jeeeezus
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  35. Yeah really. I never complained about it or anything but I guess a mod or something saw it pretty quick on her or his own and made him take it down. Id rather it have just stayed because it obviously said much more about him than it did me.
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  36. Sounds like a typical Lando post circa 2003.
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  37. Although there’s no way to tell what she really believed and when she was trolling. Or she’s actually Ivanka.
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  38. The difference is that Cerina was give the c-bomb because of early encounters they had that got heated because he didn’t like being called out on how he treats women by a women. He felt slighted, and unfortunately, brought it up at every turn when he knew Cerina would see it. It was low key flaming/trolling and when she called him on it, he snapped. In Carrie’s case, frankly she was cunty. Haha. Also, I love how “Amanda” stuck. That was me making fun of Rev never getting her name right when she was using an Amidala handle. This and bastdoors are my only memorable contribution to
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  39. I hate to see anyone banned but this one was earned. A man doesn't talk to a woman that way. And its not about any one word in particular. What kind of man could talk to any woman with that kind of tone and harshness?
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  40. After the last Smashmouth incident I have at least a couple c-bombs to rightfully throw at Cerina. Just hanging onto them for a rainy day.
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  41. I kind of read it as single moms have a higher priority than you, and Z clearly expects to be the center of someone's universe. (Although Odine didn't say it, I sure as hell thought it.) I mean, that is true. Single moms need a man who is independent enough, mature enough, and confident enough to be able to accept that he will likely be 2nd fiddle for quite some time, and that when you have kids, they often take priority over other adults who aren't in some sort of true emotional or physical crisis. Single moms don't have time for relationship novices.
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  42. I'm having flashbacks of when I used to moderate the Lyceum back in Nightly's heyday and this crap would happen on a daily basis.
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  43. Honestly, and I'll let Odine weigh in, but I didn't read his comment so much as a slight on single moms as much as a "please for the love of everything don't impose yourself on a single mom" specifically to Zerimar. I know he just had a kid and likely now has a great appreciation for being a parent that Z just doesn't, so I think I read it differently. But yeah, single mothers deserve love, sex, and romance as well, just not from Z.
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  44. All-in-all, we're doing ok now. But things are terrible here. It's surreal. And this is an area that's used to devastation from flooding and hurricanes, but this is something new and more widespread. We went 34 hours without power. The first 24 hours weren't terrible. The whole neighborhood was dark, but most of us have gas stoves and fireplaces. (A lot of houses in Texas, especially south Texas don't have fireplaces at all. My sister, sister-in-law, and aunt all live in houses without fireplaces.) The kids spent a good portion of the day playing outside. We don't have good clothing for
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  45. Thank you, everyone. He's actually home already. The operation was quick, though it was only the first of three. Cerina, I hope things get better for you as well.
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  46. And this was back in the early 80s when my Mom gave them a golden retriever to keep them busy when they retired. That dog became OBESE and also never learned house manners. Penny was spoiled.
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  47. LOL! It is hard to maintain discipline! Usually I drive slower and tamer these days, but every now and again when it is an open road or low traffic, I let it rip. There's nothing like it. Last month, I went for a Sunday drive, and a BMW pulled up at a street light, and we raced. He did respectable, but I beat him decisively. At the next light, he asked me what I had under the hood, and I said a mostly stock 350, which I built for less than $1000.00. His jaw dropped because his BMW probably cost him at least $50k (I don't know BMWs well, but it was a full size variety). It was satisfying.
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  48. Thank you guys! It means a lot for you to sat all that! Today was a good today. I got to visit my brother, and he helped me fix a few things on my car. We both have 1972 Chevy Novas, and he is really good at finding fixes on the cheap! I drove mine to his house and we worked on my car this morning. Nothing major, but just the fact we got to hang out and visit while working on my car did TONS for making me feel good. I think (hope) things are on the upswing!
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