jemma walks on her tiptoes when she’s excited or nervous
fitz likes animals in part because it’s much easier to understand their behavior than other people
jemma used to go nonverbal as a child whenever she was in an emotional situation. she learned bsl to use with her family whenever she did. she doesn’t go nonverbal much anymore, but still finds it easier to think in sign when she does
fitz is a restrictive eater and it’s hard to get him to eat anything healthy or with a “grown up” taste. he’s branched out a little, but only if jemma makes it
jemma finds it easy and comforting to memorize movie scripts. she has favorites that she watches over and over and recites the whole thing
fitz has never understood gender very well and identifies as male because that’s the easiest option, not because he has much attachment to it
jemma was hyperlexic as a child and could read children’s chapter books at age 4
fitz finds it hard to process long verbal instructions and likes things written down
jemma has a special interest in astronomy
they’re both very sensitive to medications and have to take like half the recommended dose of anything
jemma prides herself on her people skills, but it’s exhausting and still performative
fitz finds pressure very calming and loves when people lay on top of him
jemma used to stim more openly as a kid but the other children would make fun of her, so she developed covert stims like rubbing her thumbs over her fingers or pressing her neck. after she realizes she’s autistic she starts to stim more openly again and even tries to copy some of fitz’s to see how they feel
fitz has to try REALLY HARD not to cover his ears at loud noises
they both have comfort objects. fitz has a monkey stuffed animal his mom got him as a kid, and jemma has a knitted blanket her grandmother made her
Today marks two and a half years since I first stumbled into this wonderful fandom - between 2x05 The Hen in the Wolf House and 2x06 A Fractured House, in late October 2014. I missed out on my two year anniversary last year because I wasn’t very active then, so this is a post to make up for that. I love our fandom so much, and wanted to thank everyone, even those who aren’t still around, for the experience.
But here is a special thank you, to some very special people:
@melliecoulson : emma, you’ve been here with me since day one, and i couldn’t have asked for a better beta, writing partner, someone i call a friend. @ddagent : kelly, you are most talented writer i know, and i’m so lucky to have you in my life. @non-stopjess : jess, i love you, i have loved beta-ing for you. you are so sweet and so kind @suallenparker : su, thank you for always being welcoming, and running the fandom’s main blog like a champ! @philinda : liz, you are amazing at everything you do, and everything i aspire to be @nessnessquik : ness, you write the fluffiest fics, and always support me when i’m down. i’ll always be here for you too. @sunshine-and-the-catsuit: sunshine, i still think fate paired us together in that secret santa way back in december and i’m so happy to have met you @arthurconan-doyle : blessy, the most amazing artist i know
to the awesome peeps in the philinda chatroom: i know it’s only been two months since we started talking, but i love you all! i also don’t have all your urls saved so if you’re not listed i still love you :)
@agentsphilinda: stef, thank you for creating the chatroom, and teaching me how to gif. you’re an amazing friend. @fyeah-philinda : laura, i feel like we know each other so well even though we barely know each other. here’s to many more nights of chatting! @marcuskaen : melanie, you talented sun of a gun. thank you for all you have taught me and all you have shared @tonksiefea : macks, someday i’m going to see you on the silver screen and i’ll be able to say, hey, i knew that girl way back when. i know you’ll go far @studiocapsicum : clairebear, my fellow aussie. you’re a pain in my ass and i love you for it.
i don’t know all of your names and i haven’t spoken to a lot of you before but i’d love to get to know you all :) to every person who has kudos/commented on my fics on ao3, to those who have reblogged my work on tumblr, to the philinda fandom, i give my thanks.