I was a little reluctant to blog about this Guardian article because on some levels it makes me sad and I don’t want to bring any additional attention to it. I’ve also been blogging about autism a fair amount recently, when there are OH so many topics out there that I can be wildly over-opinionated about. But … Continue reading You must be this autistic to ride
Make yourself a cup of tea, buddos. This is going to be a long one. My last post examined the "not your story" issue from the position of having white privilege. Now I’m going to look at it from the position of someone who is marginalised. This isn’t going to be about male SFF writers … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant’s story, and why it doesn’t belong to the author who wrote it.
...Which all autistic bloggers have to write at some point. I’ve written some thoughts about it on a thread on facebook, and people liked those thoughts, so sod it. I’m blogging them as well. It’s come up quite a bit in the last year or so, with well-meaning people getting confused. It even keeps coming … Continue reading The obligatory identity first language post…
Some of the paragraphs towards the end look slightly different in terms of formatting: the font's a little lighter. No, I don't know why this is and I don't know how to fix it, but if you do please lemme know. Bloody WordPress. I’m still catching up to regular blogging after a ton of work … Continue reading On belonging somewhere (Part 1)
I should explain that title shouldn't I. Back a decade ago when I was first diagnosed with ASD, (well actually with Asperger's, which was a thing then but isn't anymore) I spent some time on an ASD message board* trying to figure out what any of it meant. There was a thread about shitty things … Continue reading No imagination, no concept of sarcasm and no sense of humour
"That's nothing to be ashamed of," Major Major counselled him kindly. "We're all afraid." "I'm not ashamed," Yossarian said. "I'm just afraid." - Joseph Heller, Catch 22 OK this does have ink in it. It also has a lot of other stuff in it so if you're here for the ink and pens and nothing … Continue reading “I’m afraid.”