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previously undisclosed lore:

back when I was taking care of Wednesday & visiting my family for the holidays, my parent’s cat Marmaduke developed an unrequited (and, in fact, violently rejected) crush on Wednesday.

his strategy was softly, slowly following him about until Wednesday grew tired & lay down, at which point he’d try to lie down beside him. basically if ‘It Follows’ were a buddy flick

gnomer-denois  asked:

In a high fantasy story, if an autistic person felt they needed to join a quest to save the world, er Queen, with a party of 4 other people, are there any personalities or actions that would impact the more than the other members? If they had to spend the EPIC journey learning/refining fighting techniques would it present unique challenges? Could you give some examples of stims that would be easy to do on horse back?

Sorry to dump so many questions on you all. I’m working on three books and got to thinking about autistic characters in them and the ideas just kept coming in. You are so awesome, I love you. Please keep up the great work.            

Hi there!

Some kinds of people an autistic person could have trouble with could be:

  • People who talk very loud or otherwise make a lot of noise *side-eyeing my constantly-beatboxing brother*
  • People who talk very fast or indistinctly and get angry when asked to repeat
  • People who don’t take personal boundaries into account and insist on touching/hugging… the character even though they can’t stand it
  • People with very little patience and a short temper who are not ready to try and learn to accomodate the autistic character’s differences
  • People who struggle with seeing other people’s points of view and take every autistic difference as offences against their person
  • People who tick off sensory problems in other ways (strong perfume, brightly-colored clothing, listening to loud music all the time…)

Here are some epic adventure things your autistic character may struggle with (as always these are just examples, it’s up to you to decide what your character struggles with and what they will encounter on their journey):

  • Anything that might disrupt their routine, such as an attack right as they are setting camp, will probably be difficult to deal with.
  • Going throught the Land Of Technicolor Fire And Vuvuzelas will probably be understandably difficult for your character. Think about what in their environment could trigger their sensory issues. This depends completely on the specific issues they have.
  • They’re probably not the one to put in charge when it’s time to have that diplomatic discussion with the king the whole world depends on.
  • If their special interest is baking, they may miss it very much while on the road, and feel bad because of it. But well, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. I’m sure there’s a way to bake stuff on an open fire with no flour or eggs or sugar available.
  • Horses, since you mentioned horses, can be loud and unpredictable. This can be a problem.
  • Having a shutdown when you’re in mortal danger is not a very good idea, but usually you don’t really have a choice. Having a meltdown in the middle of a forest filled with will-eat-you-if-you-make-the-slightest-noise creatures is not a very good idea either.

As for the fighting training, possible difficulties could be dyspraxia/difficulty with motor skills, if they have it, as well as the noise that metal blades make when they crash into each other.

As a rider I can definitely answer that last question. First of all, many stims would be impossible or dangerous to do on horseback, depending on the horse (if it’s very chill or rather nervous). Rapid movement in the peripheric vision of the horse is best to avoid, because chances are it’ll go “AAAAH A PREDATOR” and start running away very fast. So things such as hand flapping will probably be out of the question. Since rocking changes your balance and the place where your body weight is, your horse will probably think you’re trying to communicate something and become very confused as a result, so it’s best to avoid that as well. Same things for leg movements, your horse wil probably interpret them as you wanting to go faster. So I’d say it would be best to keep to small hand movements such as finger tapping on the saddle. Humming or singing is possible too, and so is playing with hair. There are also some stims that one can specifically do one horseback, such as texture stimming with the hair or mane of the horse, pressure stimming by putting your hands under the saddle, or, well… Riding ? Riding is stimmy in itself. Going fast on a horse is great for people who like speed, and just the movement of the horse itself is kind of like rocking, except you don’t even have to put in any effort.

And don’t worry about the questions, we’ve spaced them out a bit but they’ve been great! You know where to find us if you have more :)

-Mod Cat

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2x03 // 2x12

shy/antisocial/introvert people at a party be like

•finding comfortable places to stay and enjoy the view
•dealing with “are you okay” “are you sad” “enjoy the fucking party ur not furniture” just because of your bored/sad natural resting face
• STRUGGLING WITH SMALL TALK WITH BARELY KNOWN PEOPLE
•watching people’s embarrassing moments when they think nobody saw em and just being like Ron u shouldnt pick your nose like that u nasty
•catering dudes who constantly smile at you while doing their shit is the most wonderful thing ever
• analysing E V E R Y T H I N G AND E V E R Y O N E
• being the weird silent one who stands by the food table/trash cans/bathroom/stairs
• improving your socializing skills with cats or flowers
• that creepy one staring at you
• that annoying one who keeps talking to you
• DEEP HATE FOR INSISTENT ENTERTAINMENT DUDES
• food is the only friend in all this shit
• trying not to fall asleep
• that “i wanna go home” persistent thought

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I am trying to challenge myself with @svndvn and @mariposa-nocturna ! Just some quick doodles to relax

Day 1 : Myself (i am the green thing behind)

Day 2 : favourite animal, cute diplodocus who loves to travel and enjoys his hat

Day 3 : favourite meal, my mom’s  vegetable indian curry. I want to eat it every day of my life.

Day 4 : favourite place, when I sleep with my cat I use him as a pillow and he starts to purr so loud and we just sleep together like that… I LOVE YOU MINUS