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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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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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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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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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