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To Autistics

May 22, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


I'm autistic. it's part of who i am, although i am high functioning. i honestly don't think much about it, aside from without it I may not be a writer, and that's a huge part of who I am. but I was watching a video recently and in part of it someone was talking about how their autism affected them, so I just wanted to say something about it. this is, of course, only my opinion.

the person in the video said that it was awful, and even tho she was high functioning it really negatively affected her. but I don't feel that way. I think that's because of how I view my autism. It's a strength to me, and it's who I am. and if you're autistic, then good for you.

if you hate feeling different, well you aren't. you're special, and good for you. and if people judge you for it, then that's their problem. though that does bring up something else I would like to say, to people who are... normal, I guess. i don't just mean about people with autism, but anyone whos mental state is different. 

the only recurring issue I ever get with my autism is a strange amount of cyberbullying. i don't know why, I do know I never hurt them. recently I was playing online chess(and failing miserably), and everyone else started ganging up on me and cyberbullying(it was kinda funny. they were doing everything they could to irritate me, so the harder they tried the sweeter and happier I got, just because it was hilarious how angry they got). that's just an example off the top of my head. so firstly, that isn't ok. at all. i don't know how else to put this to better get the point across, but that is never ok. just because it didn't bother me, doesn't mean it wasn't cyberbullying. people commit suicide over that. 

anyway, that's all. it sounded better in my head, but hey, its from the heart and I mean it all, including the stuff I edited out. basically, if you have a mental "issue" you're special, and don't let 'normal' people judge you for it. maybe their just jealous.



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on Jul. 30 2021 at 9:19 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

r u?

on Jul. 5 2021 at 11:28 am
bookmage SILVER, Montreal, Quebec
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody said it had to be a story with an ending all neatly tied up like some ridiculous fairytale. This story's true, and true stories don't have endings, because things just keep going."
-Kate Milford

THANK YOU. Somebody has said it. Finally.

on May. 29 2021 at 6:44 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i think ill start praying for him

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on May. 29 2021 at 6:00 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
153 articles 41 photos 1019 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I believe I probably got aspergers syndrome which is a form of autism but it just makes me do.weird things in private and hurts no one-not like my brother who can't talk and who runs away.