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I am not the friend you are looking for.

I have a very hard time being a friend and having friends, even on the internet, which is worlds easier for me than in person. Even if I care for someone immensely, it’s very difficult for me to be proactive in interacting with them. It has nothing to do with shyness or social anxiety. Social…

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Repetitive Tasks: Pleasure or Anxiety

I’ve heard it said many times that autistic people enjoy repetitive tasks. This is one of the things that caused me to start suspecting that I was on the autism spectrum back before I was diagnosed. That was because I’d been told on several occasions that I had incredible patience or will power when I’d…

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Turn and Face the Strange

I believe it’s been about a year now since my computer died and disrupted my art making. The replacement has been invaluable to me, since it’s my only means of earning income. But I’ve been struggling since then to do art. I have been feeling an obligation to do it because of the donations I…

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May the New Year Be Not as Bad as You Expect

Shannon Denton WIP

I read that people with depression see things more realistically, because we are not fooled by the cognitive biases that cause most people to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I’m referring to the optimism bias. This doesn’t take into account that there is also a pessimism bias, which likely negates the optimism bias. Anyway,…

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The Summer from Hell

Father and Son

I finished, and won, Camp NaNoWriMo last month. It was every bit as hard as I remember it. However, I learned something important about what works for me. And I feel like what I ended up with was significantly more substantial than what I ended up with the last time I did NaNo, several years…

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Camp NaNo cured me of my Fallout 4 addiction!

Billie Holiday

Should that headline have been more sensational? “You’ll never believe what made him stop playing Fallout!” “What happened when he did Camp NaNo will blow your mind!” No? But isn’t cheap rhetoric the key to popularity? Okay, okay. Fine. No click bait. Since I’m spending literally every minute of my free time this month working…

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A Young Mans Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Art

Self-portrait

I missed April, but I’m still working on my self-portrait project. Here is the result for May. The fact that I have just watched 3 seasons of Vikings may have had some influence. I have upgraded my computer, making it easier to record videos, so I’ll probably be doing a lot more of those. Here…

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First Quarter short circuits. What happens next will shock you!

Self-portrait

Actually, headlines like that pretty much guarantee that I won’t click the link. But I’m just being silly, and if you’re here, it’s probably for the art, not sensationalism and titillation. So I’ll start off this post with my March self-portrait. (I missed February entirely.) I think this is my favorite one so far. It’s…

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Happy New Year

Kayla and Devin

One of the things I want to do this year is to write more. Part of that will involve posting something here once a week. I’m hoping for it to be more in depth than just posting what art I’ve done. I’m not sure what exactly I will be writing. Maybe I’ll write about what’s…

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