Spring day + upper deck + your tears streaming into the river= a free crying paradise!!!!! This cry is an absolute must. It’s so free and so, so nice. You may get in a few tourist pictures but so what- you’re a lucky duck riding the best cry in town!!! Nothing can stop your tears now!! Plus, they even offer drinks and refreshments for your intense post-cry thirst and hunger!! It could not be a better crying situation. Get on board and start weeping immediately!!! Oh, and of course, be sure to ride it all day long!!! A+++++++
heeeEEEEEY GUESS WHAT LUCKY DUCK GOT TO MEET TWO OF THE COOLEST PEOPLE AROUND TODAY??? ME!!! I DID!!! I GOT TO HANG OUT WITH THE PHENOMENAL @randomslasher AND @thuriweaver THIS AFTERNOON AND IT WAS THE BEST AND THEY’RE BOTH GREAT AND ADORABLE AND FUNNY AND I LOVE THEM AND I WANTED TO BRAG ABOUT MEETING THEM SO HERE WE ARE!!!
Special Interest Day is the perfect time to put together my Autistic Cole masterpost
First of all; Echolalia
[Cole repeating Sera in different ways ‘cause he likes to]
Echolalia is something a lot of us (autistics) do with certain words mostly because it fun to say (personally; I do it in my head)
2.Unusual display of emotions
When you say that Cole must be sad because he always feels people’s pain, he basically goes “???? why would you think that, of course I’m happy, can’t you tell. I help people.”
Many of us (autistics) have an almost constant ‘poker face’ or show emotions differently. Whether we’re angry, sad, or happy you might not be able to tell by looking at us. (which leads to the lie that we do not feel). Cole often is like this, unless he feels something strongly.
3. Taking things literally
[At The Storm Coast Cole says “I thought there would be more storms”]
He does this throughout the game, and sometimes doesn’t understand sarcasm. This is one of those few actually true stereotypes about autistics. We’ll (autistics) answer rhetorical questions, will not understand or misinterpret sarcasm (and will probably just make us think you’re being rude or ignorant, which we then might ‘correct’ you)
4. Social interaction is hard and say the wrong thing
Cole is often called by others in the game strange/odd/rude etc. for how he interacts with others. irl autistics are treated the same (and often bullied) because neurotypical social rules are weird af and don’t like it when we just say what we mean. Cole, the lucky duck, has the ability to make people forget he just said ‘the wrong thing’.
[Cole rocking back and forth on a ledge kicking his legs]
Stimming is a thing autistics do that usually involves repetitive movement. It can calm us and help us concentrate, during this scene Cole is carefully listening to someone’s hurt, as I said stimming helps concentration so it makes sense for him to do it here.
6. attachment to little things.
His hat. He loves his hat, everyone know it looks weird, but its basically a comfort object at this point.
Feel free to add on!
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