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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: College Life

Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 6:21 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3,792


Making friends on my floor wasn't hard, just had to hang out in the common area, and then I met people through them.

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: MEN. What music do you listen to?

Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 6:01 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 6,584


A wide variety, currently with a heavy emphasis on Basshunter.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: College so far for you this semester?

Posted: 25 Oct 2010, 3:22 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 21,587


Pretty good, but I have an easy semester. Not a whole lot of work and I should get all As as long as I put in effort, next semester will be harder.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I learned a bunch of social skills in the last 1.5 yrs or so

Posted: 28 Sep 2010, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,285


I've had a similar experience over the last year, but to a much more limited extent. But I was just able to drop back to a middle ground after starting college a month ago as there are zero people here that knew me before. But the summer really sucked as I felt the need for social interaction yet ha...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How to reject a possibly autistic guy?

Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3,615


You just need to tell him you don't want to be friends, not really any other way if he can't figure it out on his own. I've seen this happen with a couple of NT friends, there was even one guy who I almost had to tell to f*** off but someone else did so first, yet she felt bad about it afterward. It...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Friends, family and keeping in touch

Posted: 13 Sep 2010, 6:42 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,237


The same thing always happens to me. I think part of it is that many people are used to me being the person putting the effort in and I suspect that many just have more/more interesting people than my self to talk to. However, I know for sure that sometimes that is not the case, the worst such momen...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Do you often misunderstand assignments?

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 8,412


Yeah, I have had this problem in high school. Not in college yet, but I've only been here for three weeks so far. I always have to ask a friend about assignments to make sure I'm doing what I'm supposed to.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: If your going to college whats your major?

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 1:01 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 14,176


I'm majoring in computer engineering, and will most likely add computer science as a dual major, but I'm not 100% sure of that yet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS vs HFA quietness

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 5:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,113


Diagnosed with AS, but its really both reasons for me. Most people I just have no desire to talk to, but when I do want to talk I can't fit it into the conversation or can't come up with something worth saying (not to mention that starting a conversation is really difficult most of the time so I try...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Advantages of Linux over Windows

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 10:44 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 6,295


- Many programs come already installed, so you don't have to go searching for them on the internet. - There is a user-friendly package management system for installing additional applications easily. - It runs KDE and GNOME applications without issue and without requiring additional software I thin...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Needs friends =[

Posted: 07 Sep 2010, 3:54 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,003


I could use some friends also, just started college a couple weeks ago and haven't made any real friends yet. Sent you my skype name via PM.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Why aren't you smiling???! !

Posted: 31 Aug 2010, 7:06 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 11,097


I thought people thought I wasn't happy just because I don't smile much, but just last night someone who couldn't see me said I sounded unhappy, so today I've been not only working on smiling more but also trying to figure out how to sound happy.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sexist

Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 11:16 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 4,372


I wasn't, I treated both genders equally, but then discovered that equal treatment is not the way you are 'supposed' to behave. Everyone is against sexism/racism/whatever but at the same time want to maintain a gender/racial identity and therefore be different, maybe it's not superiority in any way ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What is Cosplay?

Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 9:52 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 179


Cosplay = costume role-play Based on what a couple of friends who cosplay have told me, they dress up as characters (anime characters in their case, usually at a con, but sometimes for other stuff, even a couple times wearing a partial costume at school) and try to stay in character but its mainly a...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Feeling Bad About Myself

Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 9:40 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 914


Sometimes, but then I realize that in most situations it doesn't really matter what people think. I try to avoid being mean, but I guarantee that almost everybody sees me as being odd and I don't really care anymore. Unless its someone I need to impress, then I worry about seeming strange (mainly th...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Greeting people, approaching people, intiating conversations

Posted: 25 Aug 2010, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 3,257


I just say 'hello' every other time I see someone I know, every time for close friends or people I don't see often. A large problem I have is with trying to initiate conversation with someone I don't know, I've tried it a couple times in the last week but can't come up with anything to say even if t...
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