Hobbies and Interests:
Drumming, bass and guitar to a much smaller degree, random things I get interested in like Ancient Egypt, pirates, sign language, films, books. I enjoy making films.
Reason for being here:
To talk to AS people and hear about their experiences.
Date of diagnosis (whether official or self-diagnosed):
I guess 2005 (not sure of any more specific date) was when I realised that I probably had AS, then this year I realised it was seen as acceptable to diagnose yourself. Now I "HAVE AS" instead of "probably have it but it's not official." I was told by Drs I emailed last year that it sounded like I have it, and one offered help but never ended up helping me, and this year I was referred by my own Dr after sharing the same things with him. I've been waiting two months so far.
English, English Lit, Drama, Media Studies, Film Studies, Art.
Second year of uni starts in October.
I pride myself on my eclectic tastes. Punk, metal, reggae, jazz, soul, blues, 40s style music, 50s style music, soundtracks, classical (although I don't listen to much), Motown, Irish folk music, gypsy folk music... I even heard some African music earlier today and really liked that.
I read all the time... Some authors I like (of books and plays) are - Harold Pinter, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Anne Rice, Stephen King. I love Wuthering Heights, A Clockwork Orange, books about serial killers and childrens books about pirates or Darren Shan's books. I love the Harry Potter books and can't wait for the next one to come out. In Cold Blood, Animal Farm... I could go on and on and on.
Brit Comedy like Open All Hours, Only Fools and Horses, Young Ones, Fawlty Towers etc. I also like 8 Simple Rules, The Simpsons, Family Guy... And I watch Coronation Street and Eastenders (soaps) usually because they fit in with my brother's turn on the computer. And I like cartoons from when I was little - Dogtanian, Count Duckula etc.
V for Vendetta, Un Chien Andalou, Hook, classic Disney films, Tim Burton's films, Kill Bill vols 1 and 2, Sin City, Labyrinth, Adam Sandler's films, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, The Dark Crystal, Hitchcock's films and M Night Shyamalan's (I like looking out for the signs he puts in his films and the things he copied from Hitchcock)....
Punk specials (whatever magazine that might be), Rhythm magazine... Other than that I pretty much just read the Sunday magazines for the real life stories/something to read.
Silent Hill, 30 Days of Night, Lenore, Nightmares and Fairy Tales, JTHM, Squee, Aleister Arcane, The Crow...
Changes all the time but pizzas, burgers, mash, fish fingers - the typical teen foods really. I get hooked on baby food from time to time, jammy dodgers, certain chocolate bars (the last one was Kinder Buenos), Munch Bunch, fruits, ice cream/lollies... At the moment I like what my family call "wafers" but I think they're called ice cream sandwiches in America. We make them up with blocks of icecream between two wafers, not sure if it's the same things as in America though... And I love cherry brandy ice lollies.
Drums. I play a little guitar and bass but not much. And recorder since I was nine. I can only read drum music. Recorder I can only play songs I know using the letters and gutar and bass I read tab for.
I'm not really into sport but I used to go swimming, play football, play baskaetball, go karate, go horseriding. I wouldn't mind swimming now, or going horseriding again.
Mum, dad, younger and taller brother, dog.
Whatever's comfortable. Usually baggyish band teeshirts and jeans. Whatever I like the look of that I feel comfortable in.
How did you find this website?
An Aspie group on Myspace.
Four hours every Saturday in WHSmith. I want another job.
Plans for the future?
Complete uni, make films, own my own business (not sure what though - record shop, recording studios, pub where live bands can play or something like that), write a book... Those are my aspirations anyway. I'm happy to complete some of them. Haha. More recent plans are to get my band started (we're having talks about that soon, me and the bassist - we need to find a guitarist).
What, I haven't waffled enough already?