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Graelwyn
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12 Feb 2007, 2:34 am

Name: Kate

Age: 31

Location: Southampton, Uk

Hobbies and Interests: History, photography, music, books, antiques, art, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Ebay, forums.

Why are you here? Not entirely sure.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Undiagnosed as of yet, but awaiting assessment. Self diagnosed AS, OCD and ADHD. Officially diagnosed with clinical depression.

Favorite subjects: English. History.

Year/Grade: Done, but need to go back to do final year of uni when more motivated.

Favorite music: Huge mix. Clannad, Enya, Nightwish, Within Temptation, James Blunt, Keane, Rasmus, Sting, Ultravox, Les Miserables, Carpenters, Some Metallica, Seal, most 80s stuff.

Books: Harry Potter, Susan Cooper, Astrology books, history books, especially Tudor period, books on aspergers, poetry, spiritual books.

TV shows/Movies: Harry Potter, House, Afterlife, Twilight Zone, Elizabeth, Harry Potter, LOTR, Bladerunner, AI, Flambards, Children of the stones, Doctor Who, Star Trek, On Golden Pond, All creatures great and small, Lion King, Schindlers list...and many many more.

Instrument: Used to play piano and clarinet. Voice trained. My voice is my best instrument.

Do you like sports? No.

Family: Parents, one brother who is 5 years older.

Clothing: Comfortable...cords, jeans, velvet cut offs, sometimes skirts(have to be loose on waist and loose all over), jumpers, shirts. Don't care for fashion.

How did you find this website? google.

Job: None, but have worked in care and in theatre stage management. Want to write or get somewhere in photography.

Plans for the future? To find someone to share with, preferably a soulmate. That is more a desire than a plan, I suppose. To leave some mark on the world that will be enduring.

Any comments? I like one to one contact more than group contact, so all pms and any msn adding welcome. :)



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15 Feb 2007, 10:21 am

What is your first name? nir
Age: 17
Location: israel
Hobbies and Interests: computers, music
When were you diagnosed? about 5 years ago
Year/Grade: 11th grade
Favorite music: metal, mainly progressive
Books: 1984, animal farm
Instrument: guitar, keyboards, anything that comes at hand

that's more or less it



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15 Feb 2007, 2:28 pm

What is your first name? Edward

Age: 30

Location: South Manchester, England

Hobbies and Interests: Cycling, watching DVDs

Why are you here? I was diagnosed.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2005

Favorite subjects: Languages, History, postgrad diploma in Librarianship

Year/Grade: N/A (left uni in 2000)

Favorite music: All sorts of stuff- guitar rock of many different genres. Some comedy.

Books: Love books. Will read anything. History and politics a favourite.

TV shows/Movies: Comedy- standup, American comedy movies, old sitcoms, Python, anything really. At the moment, I am watching the Daily Show on More4, Mock the Week and Life on Mars on the BBC.

Instrument: Piano (gave up 1995)

Do you like sports? No, although I do cycle by myself, to work and around the countryside.

Family: Mother, father, sister. No partner- little interest in past, could have become RC priest at one stage. (On questioning by parents, I told them I was neither gay nor priest material.)

Clothing: Too poor to worry about this too much. Shirt and tie for work, otherwise unexceptional.

How did you find this website? Random browsing after work.

Job: Admin assistant at a school (although trained to be a university assistant librarian)

Plans for the future? See above.

Any comments? Anyone here from North/ Midlands of England (Manchester, Cheshire, Stoke, Derbyshire, Warrington or nearby)? Or into UK comedy (news based or absurdist)?



Mithra
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15 Feb 2007, 9:52 pm

What is your first name? Jamie

Age: 29

Location: TX

Hobbies and Interests: Video Games (final fantasy obsession...), Cats, Theater, graphic arts and design, drawing, Sci Fi/Fantasy Television and novels, cartoons, music.

Why are you here? The people here make sense to me.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Haven't been, 99.9 % sure I am AS though

Favorite subjects: Science, Mythology, Art

Year/Grade: College again...

Favorite music: Rasputina, The Dresden Dolls, Regina Spektor, HIM, Evanescence, Horrorpops, Jack off Jill, TATU, and umm Christina Aguilera...

Books: Anything by: Neil Gaiman, Jaqueline Carey, Sharon Shinn, Elizabeth Hayden, or Juliette Marillier

TV shows/Movies: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who (old and new), Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Heroes, and House

Instrument: Cello (wish I could play)

Do you like sports? no

Family: the usual + 2 half brothers and a half sister

Clothing: Soft above all else with tights. It's likely black and frilly or possibly hot pink...

How did you find this website? Google I think

Job: Print technician/doc editor/whatever else I have time for

Plans for the future? hoping to finish college with a degree in graphic design

Any comments? Hi, I don't talk/post much.



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16 Feb 2007, 6:11 am

What is your first name? Jenny

Age: 14

Location: UK

Hobbies and Interests: Doctor Who, Manga Drawing, Green Vampires...

Why are you here? My brother told me about this website

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): At 3

Favorite subjects: Art, Ict

Year/Grade: 9

Favorite music: I don't have one

Books: Jaqueline Wilson and Doctor Who

TV shows/Movies: Doctor Who, Pirates of the Carribean and School of Rock

Instrument: None

Do you like sports? No, except swimming

Family: Mum and Dad and Brother who goes on here.

Clothing: Anything comtable

How did you find this website? My brother helped me

Job: Student

Plans for the future? I don't know

Any comments? Don't have any.



emerald_tea
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16 Feb 2007, 5:27 pm

Age: 21

Location: Boston

Hobbies and Interests: dancing, poetry, reading, youtube, yahoo games, anthropology

Why are you here? it's interesting and i suspect i am asperger's. also 50-80% sure the guy i'm dating is.

Favorite subjects: astronomy, creative writing, philosophy, sociology

Year/Grade: in college

Favorite music: air, elliott smith, new order, jewel, mika, lily allen, ella fitzgerald, portishead

Books: the master and margarita, ender's game, 1984, the watchmen, the god of small things

TV shows/Movies: the office (us), veronica mars, beauty and the geek

Instrument: a little pianoooooo

Do you like sports? no.. i do some yoga/dancing tho

Plans for the future? graduate from college *fingers crossed*

Any comments? its eerie some of these posts, reminding me of my childhood, things i never knew other people had experienced



Selo
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16 Feb 2007, 6:34 pm

First Name: Jessamine
Age: 13
Location: Maryland
Hobbies & Interests: I have way too many to list, but for starters... the internet, music, animals, comic books, video games, foreign languages, singing, drawing, making people laugh.
Why are you here? Because I'm an Aspie!
When were you diagnosed? When I was two years old.
Favorite Subjects: In school? My Spanish class is awesome.
Grade: 7
Favorite Music: Mainly alternative rock, and some emo/punk stuff. I'm pretty eclectic, though.
Books: Anything by Patricia McCormick and Emily Rodda.
TV/Movies: Teen Titans, House, M*A*S*H, American Idol, Shadow Star Narutaru
Instrument: Being a singer, I have strong beliefs that the human voice is a beautiful and amazing thing.
Do you like sports? No, I'm lazy.
Family: Mom, dad, older sister, two cats, and a snake.
Clothing: RIPPED JEEEEAAANS
How did you find this website? My mom told me about it.
Job: Student
Plans for the future? They're cheesy and corny, so I'll keep them a secret until they are accomplished.
Any comments? I'm so glad I learned about this place. I'm already having a great time here, and I hope I can get more acquainted in the days to come :)



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18 Feb 2007, 2:01 am

What is your first name? Charity

Age: 21

Location: A place...

Hobbies and Interests: Chinese culture, Pili (Taiwanese puppet show), dragons

Why are you here? Because I can.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 2004

Favorite subjects: Art

Year/Grade: I'm not in school

Favorite music: Chinese

Books: I don't really like to read books

TV shows/Movies: Pili

Instrument: Ocarina

Do you like sports? No

Family: Mom, dad, two birds, three dogs

Clothing: Chinese stuff and dragons

How did you find this website? Google

Job: None

Plans for the future? I don't care about the future. Just care about right now.



cobra0690
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20 Feb 2007, 1:19 pm

First Name: Mikkel
Age: 20 (21 as of march 10.)
Location: Copenhagen Denmark
Hobbies & Interests: Wrestling, Music, making friends, internet, graphics
Why are you here? Im an aspie (an aspie)
When were you diagnosed? age 17.
Favorite Subjects: English.
Grade: none
Favorite Music: Too many to mention
Books: right now Dalai Lama.
TV/Movies: Not that much. TNA Impact on eurosport sometimes
Do you like sports? Soccer, B-ball
Family: Mom, dad, younger brother and three spiritual sisters
Clothing: casual
How did you find this website? was told about it
Job: unemployed
Plans for the future? get my act together
Any comments? I'm so glad I learned about this place. I'm already having a great time here.


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jolly_magpie
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20 Feb 2007, 4:20 pm

What is your first name? Paul

Age: early 40s

Location: Vancouver Island

Hobbies and Interests: History, astronomy, weirdness, WW2 airplanes etc. etc. etc.

Why are you here? PEOPLE LIKE ME???? YEE HAH!

When were you diagnosed? Not yet.

Favorite subjects: School's out baby!

Year/Grade: NA

Favorite music: The internet has fractured my musical taste....mostly ambient [the Brian Eno kind], down tempo, Industrial. ancient punk.

Books: Yes please. I read hundreds of books a year, mostly non-fiction WW2 stuff.

TV shows/Movies: The new BSG. The IT Crowd, SciFi and action.

Instrument: Gas chromatograph. All the way.

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: Is Battlefield 2 a sport? Hopeless at real sports but love to watch hockey. Go Oilers! I also ski badly but with vigour.

Family: Yes.

Clothing: Yes. Sensible and practical for me.

How did you find this website? Wiki links.

Job: Ex-IMAX projectionist and graphic designer.

Plans for the future? I'll let you know.


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23 Feb 2007, 8:22 am

What is your first name? Harriet (shortened to Harry)

Age: 16

Location: Manchester, England

Hobbies and Interests: Music, internet, tv, drawing...

Why are you here? who knows?

Favorite subjects: Chemistry, biology, physics.

Year: 11

Favorite music: Red hot chili peppers, the vines, ash, fear of music, motorhead, muse, placebo, rolling stones...

Books: Sin city, junk, his dark materials...and about 5 million others.

TV shows/Movies: Star trek, house, red dwarf, x men, LOTR, james bond, blackadder...

Instrument: Guitar and piano

Do you like sports? Sometimes

Family: Yep

Clothing: casual

How did you find this website? The wonder of google.

Plans for the future? World domination.



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24 Feb 2007, 9:03 pm

What is your first name? - David

Age: 18

Location: Yorktown Indiana

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, Sci-fi, Classic Films, computers, Philosophy

Why are you here? - I joined because I can relate to everyone here

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 1998

Favorite subjects: History, Psychology and Biology

Year/Grade: 12

Favorite music: Classical, Punk, Jazz and Rock

Books: Sci-fi

TV shows/Movies: not really

Instrument: I can't play an instrument

Do you like sports? - I don't like sports

Family: one brother and one sister

Clothing: Semi-casual

How did you find this website? - Wikipedia

Job: I work for a company

Plans for the future? - Get my doctorate in Philosophy

Any comments? - Not really


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24 Feb 2007, 9:27 pm

I first replied to this thread more than a year ago... so I thought I'd toss in an updated version.

What is your first name? Glenn
Age: 44
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hobbies and Interests: Computers, astronomy, science fiction, movies, science fiction movies, cheesy old B-movies, cats, travel.
Why are you here? Because many people here have the same kind of brain I do.
When were you diagnosed? (skip if you don't have a disorder): Haven't been officially, but I very strongly suspect I have AS.
Favorite subjects: Geography, psychology, urban mass-transit systems, library science.
Year/Grade: No longer applicable. I have a BA in Psychology and a 2-year college diploma in Library & Information Management.
Favorite music: All over the map, but favour Industrial, Techno, Electronica, Eurodance, EBM. Also fond of 1940's Big Band music and the Baroque era of Classical.
Books: Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert J. Sawyer, Larry Niven... see a pattern? :D
TV shows/Movies: TV: Stargate SG-1, Star Trek (original series, DS9, and Enterprise), Law & Order, Smallville, CSI: Miami, The Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Movies: Star Trek II, IV, and VI; Sneakers; Amadeus; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; just about any James Bond film. (Timothy Dalton is my favourite Bond.) I also have a fondness for "caper" films and "bad movies".
Instrument: None.
Do you like sports? Playing? No. Watching? Hockey and the Winter Olympics, some Curling.
Family: Just my mom. (Dad passed away in 1994 and I have no siblings.)
Clothing: Mostly black. Typical workday wear is black chinos and a black polo shirt.
How did you find this website? Web search (Google)
Job: The correspondence department of a local public utility company -- people write letters to the company, I'm in the department that answers them.
Plans for the future? None, other than a plan to go back to Alaska in September 2008.
Any comments? I like this place.


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25 Feb 2007, 12:11 pm

What is your first name? Alex

Age: 16

Location: Where do you think?

Hobbies and Interests: Anime (Japanese cartoons), music

Why are you here? I'm lonely.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Spring of 2006, when I was 15.

Favorite subjects: None.

Year/Grade: I dropped out. :(

Favorite music: Eurodance, pop, rock, and hip-hop.

Books: The Secret Garden

TV shows/Movies: One Piece, Naruto, Hellsing, Trinity Blood, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, Metalocalypse and Mythbusters for TV shows, and Napoleon Dynamite, Austin Powers and Ace Ventura for movies.

Instrument: I play the piano, but when I'm listening to music I really like the sound of an acoustic guitar.

Do you like sports? Nope. I don't play them or watch them.

Family: Mom & Dad, two older sisters and a younger brother (all of them are neurotypical).

Clothing: Very casual. I just throw on whatever I feel like wearing with little regard to how it looks.

How did you find this website? Google.

Job: None.

Plans for the future? None.

Any comments? I'm just thankful I found this website.



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27 Feb 2007, 1:58 am

First Name: Stephan
Age: 16
Location: Massachusetts, USA.
Interests: My guitar, music, RPGmaker2000, the world around me, and the world itself.
Why are you here? After discovering I had Asperger syndrome recently, I figured...
When were you diagnosed? A week and a half ago.
Favorite Subject(s): History. Only history.
Grade: 10
Favorite Music: All metal. My favorite bands being Primal Fear, Megadeth, and Grave Digger.
Books: George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Tom Clancy, Joe O'Brian (doubt anybody's heard of him. Amazing author), Mario Puzo, and Stephen King.
TV: South Park, Beavis and Butthead, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Simpsons (Occasionally), Metalocalypse, Family Guy (Rare), Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
Movies: A Scanner Darkly, American History X, The Wall, Megazone 23 (Part 1), Scarface, The Warriors, Flight of the Phoenix, Kung Pow and lastly, Anchorman.
Instrument: Guitar.
Do you like sports? I hate sports...with a passion beyond words.
Family: Mother, brother, sister, and a dog.
Clothing: Band shirts, dark shirts, cargo pants, flight pants. (I can't wear any other clothing without feeling uncomfortable.)
How did you find this website? I forget how I came across this website. I think it was because I googled Asperger's Syndrome.
Job: Student.
Plans for the future? I let time decide for me.
Any comments? Big brother is watching you...

EDIT: I decided to bold each question/whatever to make it look more...interesting.



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27 Feb 2007, 2:29 pm

What is your first name? Deborah

Age: 23

Location: North Carolina

Hobbies and Interests: Anime, manga, computer games, reading, music (all kinds), knitting etc.

Why are you here? To learn more about Asperger's and whether or not to seek a diagnosis and treatment.

When were you diagnosed?

Favorite subjects: World Religion, Abnoral Psychology, and Aikido

Year/Grade: Sophomore in college

Favorite music: I love it all, but I gravitate most towards Hard Rock, Classical, and Techno.

Books: Too many to list but a few are the Harry Potter series, the Dresden Files, and anything written by Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Stephan King, Tanya Huff and others.

TV shows/Movies: Numb3rs, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Bones, haven't seen any movies lately but I want to see Pan's Labyrinth.

Instrument: None

Do you like sports? I like to watch college basket ball and I take Aikido classes.

Family: One mother and oner sister with three grands still living.

Clothing: Comfortable and casual.

How did you find this website? Google

Job: Tutor at my school.

Plans for the future? Get my BA and get into a Master's program.

Any comments? :)