“A person wearing headphones and/or avoiding eye-contact when you are talking isnt necessarily ‘rude’. That person may be autistic and most probably finds it easier to listen like that! Please respect their sensory needs!”

Just a quick PSA. 

I’m feeling a lot less pissed off at neurotypicals today so that calls for less angry art. 

Avoiding eye contact and wearing headphones all the time is often perceived by neurotypical people as a rather rude gesture. This is unfortunate and is something that really has to be unlearnt for the benefit of autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people who do these things. 

Autistic people (as well as some other neurodivergent people) avoid eye contact because the experience ranges from uncomfortable and mildly distressing to very painful and upsetting. Avoiding eye contact is much more comfortable and natural for a lot of us and makes us feel a bit more at ease interacting with people and the world in general. (I will add though that not all autistic people avoid eye contact but enough of us do that it needs to be respected. If you meet a person who says they are autistic but are able to make eye contact yes they are still autistic.)

Forcing an autistic person to make eye contact with you is not only incredibly rude and insensitive, but it is also an act of ableism. You are in no way entitled to force anyone to make eye contact with you. Please respect autistic and otherwise neurodivergent peoples need to avoid eye contact. 

Wearing headphones all the time is something a lot of autistic people and people with sensory processing disorder do to avoid sensory overload and meltdowns that can be caused by loud noises or too many noises at once. It is important to remember that our hearing can be more sensitive than yours so what we perceive as loud might not seem that loud to you but that doesnt change the fact that it may still be painful to us. 

If an autistic person wears headphones while interacting with you they are not being rude, they are avoiding pain, sensory overload and potential meltdowns. Please respect this. If you try to force an autistic person to remove their headphones you are being rude and insensitive and being very ableist. 

That is all for now, unless I have forgotten something. Thank you. 

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Hello, everyone.

First of all, I’m so incredibly sorry for just vanishing for more than half a year, especially because I realized my last post was about a hospital stay (which I did mention was harmless, but probably still looks pretty ominous as a last post.)
I feel terrible for making people worry, especially since there’s already enough upsetting stuff happening :c 

To be honest I’m a little nervous writing this post right now after being gone for so long, but I really wanted to give a life sign! This weekend I finally checked my inbox, and I was incredibly touched by all the sweet messages. I can’t get back to everyone so let me just thank all of you who sent messages or replies, or even just thought about me! I cannot put into words how much it means to me ;-; It made my heart hurt in a good way, and I hope good things happen to you!

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huntress-earthtwo  asked:

Okay but with your amyplier mermaid au, imagine like, Wishuu being a nymph in a national park and Jack finding out about her and climbing trees,and nearly dying multiple times, just to meet her in person.

Holy heck I’m all for this tbh???

Like, he just sees her one day making a lil flower crown or somethin, and Jack instantly falls in love? But gosh she’s so shy and constantly running when he calls out to her! I can imagine him luring her out with a small little succulent one day after almost breAKING HIS FRIGGIN LEG trying to get up in the trees…

Bonus doodle:

is it obvious how bad i am at drawing scenery :’)))

Hitman Jones

I’ve been seeing everyone draw him lately and I do love seeing the original accounts art. Been following @ask-hitman-jones on my RP account for awhile now. Anyways, here’s my attempt at drawing him!

SO I’ve never done a hair edit ever before, mostly because of how bad I am at drawing hair in general which discouraged me a lot. But thanks to the inspiration and guidance by the ever loveliest @sacha-desyreffxiv I made my first attempt! 

I’m gonna practice a lot from now on, but now I can finally show people what Danny’s hair actually looks like ICly (though he tends to keep it in a braid).

Me as a ghost | Requested by @funnycas | Draw yourself challenge (or in my case, any fictional characters from my fandoms)

I was going to draw Dean pointing a gun at my back, but then I remembered how bad I am at perspective drawings…. So.. I’m sorry… I will have to do this challenge again sometime when I’m more experienced.
But anyway… this was the funnest one yet! :)