Is there anybody out there, please?
(It's so quiet in here, and I'm beginning to freeze...)
hi friends. I sort of stopped going on long mental health rants here for two reasons: one, I realized that this place isn't quite as private as it would need to be for me to be so open, but more importantly two I am feeling a lot better than I was.
I've gone from daily meltdowns to once or twice a month.
It's still way, way too much - but I see progress, now.
I’m back on my bullshit. https://gist.github.com/mbilokonsky/9445e2e8da0f66aee7d1c8ab0cfd4415
[1.Ch.] Autism and Emotional Labor
"Any autistic person who “passes”, or tries to pass, is doing a ton of invisible emotional labour by definition. Even people who don’t pass usually do some of this labour so that they will bother people less.
Most of the material in social skills classes for autistic people is geared towards teaching us to do even more of this emotional labour in even more circumstances."
Happy Birthday, @eldang my friend!
Here are some photos of my very furry puppy with very shaved feed, because they're hilarious and he looks like a puppy/chicken hybrid abomination.
I regret not going to Boston, it would have been neat, but I am just so tired. I need to rest, I can't seem to get rest.
I've been hacking on a side project and that's been fun, but there's just way more work ahead of me than behind me and I don't have the wherewithal to just sit down and press the attack.
A day with no obligations. Slept til 2. Took a bath. Took a shower. Ate a sandwich. Played a game until I got bored of it.
Skipping a friend's thanksgiving dinner tonight for no reason other than I don't want to socialize.
My partner is in Boston doing an art show in collaboration with a kind and famous comedian, and I didn't go because I thought I had a thing.
When it turned out I didn't I couldn't find it in myself to overrule that decision.
Thinking about how autistic kids in the past were said to have been changelings, fey replacements for stolen human infants.
Thinking about how the depiction of the fey in fiction has always made so much sense to me, bound as they are to to rules that don't make sense to humans but provide the fey with their powers somehow.
Hey y'all, if you like my emoji commissions, you might be interested in this emoji set I'm slowly building called Mutant Standard. It's not like other sets - it's a unique take that's introducing true gender neutrality, pride flags and symbols, furry emoji and more for everyone to enjoy.
Nearly 7,000 have already been made and it's free to download. There are different instructions and downloads to help you use them in various popular apps. :)
Off to Saint Louis for Strange Loop, so excited! I haven’t been for a few years, glad to be back in it - plus @ahandvanish is speaking on the main stage! :-D
Hi I made earth a little weirder. Depressive neuroatypical weirdo.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)