hat with glasses

anonymous asked:

Pretty sure it's an autism thing or something associated with it but I always need 300% confirmation, but is not being able to remember people's faces an autism thing? like they're just blank slates in my memories that are producing noiseless words magically.

That depends on what you mean by blank slate. If you can’t close your eyes and imagine what they look like by “seeing” them, but you can remember traits that make up a person and you recognize them when you see them, it is aphantasia and it is not an autistic thing.

If you cannot tell similar faces apart from each other, or you cannot recognize someone if, say, they change hats, or put glasses on or take them off, dye their hair, wear different makeup, etc., that is prosopagnosia or “face blindness” and while it isn’t specifically an autism thing it is something that is much more common in autistics than in the general population.

- Sam 

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.

365 days of ryan ross; day 39 (oh my god look at jon)


everything is going wrong, but we’re so happy
playlist full of songs that make you feel like you’re in a movie

8tracks - spotify | unedited image source