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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver you are being kind of a huge goose here

    am I missing something or is he not allowed to have opinions

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I don't really get Let's Plays

    but I also don't get unboxing videos

    diff'rent strokes
    Some LPs can be unbelievably creative (Have you ever read the Oregon Trail and Animal Crossing ones?), but generally I agree with you, although I don't have much interest in video games these days. Unboxing videos are a complete mystery to me as well.

    Unboxing videos are kinda strange to me but I find myself enjoying a lot of them. However, I doubt I'm enjoying them for the reasons the producers of the videos intended. Something about droning, detailed monotone about a boring subject-matter that I have little to no interest in puts me in a very relaxed mental-state. It's that comfortable half-sleep feeling you have when waking up in the morning. I just let my mind go blank as some kid goes on and on about scented candles or a pimple-faced hobgoblin talks about his expensive, decorative sword as his mother holds the camera.
    I like half-listening to descriptions of Japanese toys compared to their Chinese knockoff counterparts and college students in hushed tones narrate literally every thought going through their head as they try to use a butter knife stolen from the cafeteria to pry open a dented cardboard box of anime statuettes.

    I hope one day medical science can diagnose my condition and learn from it.

    I actually get this too, although not so much with unboxing videos

    hearing a regular person talking with great enthusiasm about a pet obsession that I do not share is really enjoyable, though

    it gives me a funny little pleasurable headache at the back of my head

    Like, just at the top of the spine and a little bit around the top of the jaw-line?

    I know I've spoken to other people about this thing who've had it too.

    Before there was YouTube I experienced this by watching a comic book guy on public access talk about his collection. I think it must have something to do with hearing the naked enthusiasm coming from a person without focusing at all on the actual subject-matter, but it only works if their voice is kinda flat.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver you are being kind of a huge goose here

    I've been topical, and following the direction of the conversation. If you have a problem with my observations then you better cough something up because I'll have you in front of the DA before-

    whoops

    too much LA Noire

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I don't really get Let's Plays

    but I also don't get unboxing videos

    diff'rent strokes
    Some LPs can be unbelievably creative (Have you ever read the Oregon Trail and Animal Crossing ones?), but generally I agree with you, although I don't have much interest in video games these days. Unboxing videos are a complete mystery to me as well.

    Unboxing videos are kinda strange to me but I find myself enjoying a lot of them. However, I doubt I'm enjoying them for the reasons the producers of the videos intended. Something about droning, detailed monotone about a boring subject-matter that I have little to no interest in puts me in a very relaxed mental-state. It's that comfortable half-sleep feeling you have when waking up in the morning. I just let my mind go blank as some kid goes on and on about scented candles or a pimple-faced hobgoblin talks about his expensive, decorative sword as his mother holds the camera.
    I like half-listening to descriptions of Japanese toys compared to their Chinese knockoff counterparts and college students in hushed tones narrate literally every thought going through their head as they try to use a butter knife stolen from the cafeteria to pry open a dented cardboard box of anime statuettes.

    I hope one day medical science can diagnose my condition and learn from it.

    I actually get this too, although not so much with unboxing videos

    hearing a regular person talking with great enthusiasm about a pet obsession that I do not share is really enjoyable, though

    it gives me a funny little pleasurable headache at the back of my head

    Like, just at the top of the spine and a little bit around the top of the jaw-line?

    I know I've spoken to other people about this thing who've had it too.

    Before there was YouTube I experienced this by watching a comic book guy on public access talk about his collection. I think it must have something to do with hearing the naked enthusiasm coming from a person without focusing at all on the actual subject-matter, but it only works if their voice is kinda flat.

    top of the spine is where it's really strong, sometimes it is top of the jaw-line but usually, if it goes out of the top of the spine, it moves towards the front of my head along the top

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

    "autism joke"
    "transsexual joke"

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • ArtreusArtreus Hamlet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver you are being kind of a huge goose here

    Yeah I don't think he is being a goose at all. He is stating the things he believes. I don't see him being a dick to anybody for believing differently.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

    "autism joke"
    "transsexual joke"

    though my joke was tasteless they aren't comparable even on a diagnostic level

    autism is a disability

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I only get my gaming reviews from these guys

    http://www.somethingawful.com/series/20.php

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    YoSoy, Atreus,

    Thanks.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

    "autism joke"
    "transsexual joke"

    though my joke was tasteless they aren't comparable even on a diagnostic level

    autism is a disability

    Austism isn't a choice, Koshian. Stop contributing to a culture where autistic children are beaten and bullied everyday.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    I only get my gaming reviews from these guys

    http://www.somethingawful.com/series/20.php

    omg there's a new gaming guyz.

    mortal kombat

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

    "autism joke"
    "transsexual joke"

    though my joke was tasteless they aren't comparable even on a diagnostic level

    autism is a disability

    categorizing the enormously broad spectrum of autism as a "disability" is a pretty damn normative and restrictive way of looking at things

    and it almost seems like you're suggesting that it's somehow more acceptable to disparage sections of the population if you, personally, believe that their unifying feature is firmly established as a negative, which is horrifying

    is it only okay to make fun of something if it is an intrinsically negative aspect of their life?

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited May 2011
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    somebody quote me

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hamlet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    there's a spectrum of disorders that describes just that

    I was just going to blame my parents or the pediatrician I had until I was a teenager who spoke like Agent Smith from the Matrix.

    Is it something I should be medicated for?

    Better-yet, is there a way for me to experience that hypnotic, blank-minded contentment without having to seek these videos out? You seem to know more than I.

    it was an autism joke

    "autism joke"
    "transsexual joke"

    though my joke was tasteless they aren't comparable even on a diagnostic level

    autism is a disability

    Austism isn't a choice, Koshian. Stop contributing to a culture where autistic children are beaten and bullied everyday.

    Man, while I thought an autism joke uncalled for, this is really just a road you don't want to go down. You are better than this.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I helped raise an autistic kid for several years during my second marriage. Say what you want about my posting. When things fell apart between his mom & I he was attending normal classes at school and had all the kids in the neighborhood wanting to play with him all the time.

    I'm gonna go schrodinger's cry now

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    i just literally said my joke was tasteless and wrong.

    still mostly offended that you're conflating autism and gender incongruence tho

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    i just literally said my joke was tasteless and wrong.

    still mostly offended that you're conflating autism and gender incongruence tho

    you're free to be offended

    they're both things that people make entirely inappropriate jokes about, I don't think it's a very controversial stance to equate them in that regard and that regard alone

    implying that people with autism are somehow lesser than "regular" people is a privileged and normative standpoint, the exact same sort that begets racism, sexism, genderism, etc.

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited May 2011
    my little brother's autistic. he's gonna go to middle school next year. he gets in a lot of trouble at school because he has trouble reading social cues so he doesn't really know what's acceptable at times, so I'm really worried about him.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have a little brother that is autistic too, he got some of the spooky genius genes from my dad

    and I have spent an awful lot of time with a wide range of people that qualify as autistic as a result of school & life

    and I know a whole lot of people that don't suffer from any "mental disability" that are a hell of a lot more disabled than folks that qualify for this term or that term

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Someone give me professional sounding fake references for a fake resume I need to write for my school.

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Personal Assistant to J.D. Salinger
    Manager at a Circuit City

    Visit http://www.cruzflores.com for all your Cruz Flores needs. Also listen to the podcast I do with Penguin Incarnate http://wgsgshow.podomatic.com
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Head Ball Buster at Buster's Ball Bearings.

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    360: Sir Stiggleton PSN: Stiggy_PA GFWL: RacerStig Steam: TheStig
  • laughingfuzzballlaughingfuzzball Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I also have an autistic little brother.

    He threatened a girl with a pizza cutter a few years ago. Now he mostly just picks fights with his little sister and refuses to bathe.

    He's sixteen. His parents still expect him to be able to function well enough to go away to college and not die.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver wrote: »
    Weaver you are being kind of a huge goose here

    I've been topical, and following the direction of the conversation. If you have a problem with my observations then you better cough something up because I'll have you in front of the DA before-

    whoops

    too much LA Noire

    Sorry dude but you just keep bringing out thing after thing that you half-remember from Sunday School and it's kind of annoying to me!

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver you're alright, man

    don't let Pip and CD get you down

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    i just literally said my joke was tasteless and wrong.

    still mostly offended that you're conflating autism and gender incongruence tho

    you're free to be offended

    they're both things that people make entirely inappropriate jokes about, I don't think it's a very controversial stance to equate them in that regard and that regard alone

    implying that people with autism are somehow lesser than "regular" people is a privileged and normative standpoint, the exact same sort that begets racism, sexism, genderism, etc.

    I don't think you understand how this works

    look

    it is okay for me to make insensitive jokes about things you find offensive, because it's funny

    it is not okay for you to make insensitive jokes about things I find offensive, because that's hate speech, and you're a bigot

  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    t Toss thanks

    t CD I never said half remember or barely remember. I spent roughly two years reading up on histories and doing my own introspective shit before dropping faith, and if I bring fuzzy child-hood stuff into things I'll label it fuzzy. Feels like you're trying to read something into to what I was saying that I wasn't saying. Which is ok. It's the internet. It's what tends to happen.

    edit: I totally typed that in my head with a crap Irish accent

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  • laughingfuzzballlaughingfuzzball Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It's that whole "Autism isn't a disorder" thing that's screwing over my brother.

    Every time I tell him that knowing all of the Naruto hand gestures isn't something to go around bragging about, or flipping out because a song he doesn't like came on, or that it's best to just shut up when you don't know what's going on, he has the rest of society telling him to just go with what feels right and everything will be a bunch of fluffy, giggly puppies.

    Not being able to relate to society is a disorder, a thing to be overcome. It's not "just different", and it's certainly not something to be proud of.

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    i just literally said my joke was tasteless and wrong.

    still mostly offended that you're conflating autism and gender incongruence tho

    you're free to be offended

    they're both things that people make entirely inappropriate jokes about, I don't think it's a very controversial stance to equate them in that regard and that regard alone

    implying that people with autism are somehow lesser than "regular" people is a privileged and normative standpoint, the exact same sort that begets racism, sexism, genderism, etc.

    I don't think you understand how this works

    look

    it is okay for me to make insensitive jokes about things you find offensive, because it's funny

    it is not okay for you to make insensitive jokes about things I find offensive, because that's hate speech, and you're a bigot

    I am new America, still learn

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It's that whole "Autism isn't a disorder" thing that's screwing over my brother.

    Every time I tell him that knowing all of the Naruto hand gestures isn't something to go around bragging about, or flipping out because a song he doesn't like came on, or that it's best to just shut up when you don't know what's going on, he has the rest of society telling him to just go with what feels right and everything will be a bunch of fluffy, giggly puppies.

    Not being able to relate to society is a disorder, a thing to be overcome. It's not "just different", and it's certainly not something to be proud of.

    see, autism being or not being a disorder in no way relates to how appropriate those things are. It relates to how appropriate he believes those things are, but it doesn't bear on how socially acceptable they actually are, or the extent to which he should be accepted to doing them.

    It is just different, but people take a very poor approach to that, and they think that "just different" means that absolutely all behavior gets a pass. Everything that anyone does is the result of being different--whether or not that has a label affixed to it is totally irrelevant in determining how one should react to it. This shit exists on a greyscale.

    My brother, for instance, is much worse off than most people in a lot of ways, but in some ways he is measurably better than almost everyone, so it's not fair to say that he shouldn't be proud of what he is and is just "worse."

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited May 2011
    half the people on this forum are transgender, the other half have autistic brothers.

    we should form gangs.

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    the classic rivalry

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    like the Jets and the Sharks

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Guys, the apocalypse is being postponed until Sunday, because my getting laid got re-scheduled.

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    half the people on this forum are transgender, the other half have autistic brothers.

    we should form gangs.

    What about dissociatives?

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  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Weaver wrote: »
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    half the people on this forum are transgender, the other half have autistic brothers.

    we should form gangs.

    What about dissociatives?

    Lots of much smaller gangs?

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    half the people on this forum are transgender, the other half have autistic brothers.

    we should form gangs.

    what about transgenders with autistic brothers?

  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    BYToady wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    half the people on this forum are transgender, the other half have autistic brothers.

    we should form gangs.

    What about dissociatives?

    Lots of much smaller gangs?

    One man sitting alone in an alley.

    Totally experiencing the full mental anguish of a gang fight.

    Then he kinda wakes up and buys groceries.

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