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FirebrandRoaring  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 8, 2017

Sweet drumset, man.

    Still, in a tournament that's 11 rounds long, I think that I'm one point away from beating my personal best.

That's amazing. The game of chess has always fascinated me, but I never had the patience or the attention span to do good with it. I know I'd break down quickly if I were to play for anything other than fun and friendly competition.

Congratulations on the results. You may feel like you're failing yourself, but the truth is, you're excelling magnificently. Keep your chin up, and good luck next time.

|Now I'm almost curious enough to try and find out why so many people are hostile toward me or outright snap.

Could it be because you're on the spectrum?

Devac  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! I'm actually anxious as all fuck about performing at a tournament, but I want to get to the 1st category in about two years. You have to suck up the stress to do that. ;)

    Could it be because you're on the spectrum?

I'm (provably) not autistic and that's a tad uncalled for. Being good at maths doesn't make anyone different.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    that's a tad uncalled for

Because you think I'm "calling" you "out", as if it's some kind of an insult -- here at Hubski, of all places? No. I'm just trying to come up with a possible solution to a long-term problem. I'm no expert, but outside perspective could never hurt. I don't care if you're autistic, which you've just said you provably aren't -- but before I knew that, I thought you might.

Devac  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fair enough. Sorry, I'm just tired of dealing with people throwing it at me as an insult.

rd95  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's like, the lamest insult ever. The other day, I got called a "limp wristed liberal." Now that's an insult. Got me hot under the collar like no other.

Devac  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Oh, no wonder that Devac finished the three-hours-long exam in forty minutes. It's not because he works on this shit for countless hours. It's because of autism. His messed up wiring makes it so much easier for him than it is for us, normal people."

That's what I hear when 'fellow students' call me autistic. It's not lame. It's insulting and substantiated solely on me being good at non-verbal stuff and bad with people.

rd95  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry. I was trying to say "autistic" just isn't a very creative insult.

I know it sucks. If it helps though, it's just a sign you're kind of kicking ass, because your success makes them feel so vulnerable they have to make up dismissive conclusions about you to help their ego. Keep your head up man, shit like this tends to smooth out the older you get. People become nicer, you develop thicker skin, your perspective changes, etc.

If it helps, I still think you're awesome.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  105 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not to worry.

Just so you know: I may very well be as straightforward in suggesting solutions to the problems as you are. For future reference, consider that I might be helping you solve something before you think I attack you.