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User avatar #28786 - tvfreakuk (02/02/2013) [-]
I have a new friend who is autistic
I don't hate him. I wouldn't say that at all. He's a pretty alright guy and he's on my film course and we have quite a bit in common and can have some pretty interesting discussions.
But he just does so many stuff that's just awkward as fuck. Like he keeps singing songs from Family Guy in public (Christmas Time Is Killing Us, It's a Wonderful Day For Pie etc.), and referencing stuff to people to which people don't understand, then he seems to think that by just repeating the reference, it will make them understand.
I remember once he asked me if I ever played Mortal Kombat, to which I said no... He then went on to tell me all about the character back stories and stuff.
Other than those varied moments he's a decent guy, and I like him quite a lot.
User avatar #28800 to #28786 - acuteangles (02/02/2013) [-]
But you must realize that autistic people don't have social smarts, they don't know what is wrong to say at the wrong time. They don't really know about other's personal space and sometimes are just awkward. They usually are smarter than the average person though; They certain learn very easily (besides social things, such as being quiet in a movie theater) or they are just plan smart. If you ask how I know this it because my younger brother is a high-function autistic, he knows a lot about dinosaurs, (he can name oh, around 276 dinosaurs and can list strange facts about them) but as I was saying before he is "Socially-Retarded"
(Please don't take that last part as offensive, nor did I attempt to use it as a derogatory insult.)
User avatar #28815 to #28800 - tvfreakuk (02/02/2013) [-]
I knew this already, but not from personal experience... My knowledge of autism (as I have never met someone with autism) comes from watching Rain Man and reading The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time
But to be honest, I just thought he was an extremely obnoxious person at first (pushing his random show/film references on people, the way he'd get really intense if you corrected him, the way he'd make a lame joke and laugh like fuck at it then look around the room at people to see if they laughed while an awkward silence fills the room), but then one time one of our teachers asked us about what schools we went to in the past, and he explained how him and his family found out he was autistic in primary school.
At that moment I just had a massive "Ooohhhhh.... That makes sense..." sort of moment
#28835 to #28815 - anonymous (02/02/2013) [-]
So he was a douche, then you found out he had autism and suddenly his behavior was ok?

This is what I hate. Holding people to different standards because of a mental defect.
User avatar #28788 to #28786 - tvfreakuk (02/02/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, another point in time in which I just wanted to scream "SHUT THE FUCK UP" to him, was when he was loudly discussing that he would like to kick a puppy and rip it open with his bare hands, to which he would hope to be sent to a mental hospital in which he could then have surgery done in which he has claws for hands. It wasn't pleasant...
User avatar #28791 to #28788 - newposterintown (02/02/2013) [-]
You probably felt really stuck, that must have really sucked.
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