Two things:

1. I suddenly want to start writing G-rated Neopets fiction again. Neopia was such a fun world to play in. Though I swear too much - is there an I can go play in?

2. Anybody feel like being social?

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Were any of my followers on Neopets circa 2003?

Because I just found that my old account still exists, and that they saved all the flash comics from the old plots. I cringe at my juvenile HTML skills, but hey, I did it all myself.

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so is it possible to get tested for Autism or Aspergers if you are an adult? becuse a few people that know me have said i fit the general description for it.



It’s possible, it’s just difficult and of questionable usefulness. The signs are different in adults, partly because adults just do different things than kids and partly because an autistic adult has grown up learning to suppress or hide a lot of autistic traits (and developing coping mechanisms for dealing with allistic society). A lot of doctors just won’t test for it. Some people believe it’s something children grow out of. But it certainly can be done; I know people who were tested as adults (and there are certain demographics that are far more likely go undiagnosed as children—namely, anyone who isn’t a white cis boy). It’s probably a matter of finding a good doctor.

Somewhere around here there’s a self-diagnosis masterpost. If anyone has it handy (or if any of my autistic followers want to chime in) that’d be nice.

I wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood, but my diagnosis was remarkably uneventful. For someone who supposedly “doesn’t act autistic,” I’ve certainly had plenty of therapists confirm me as being on the spectrum.

Basically my current therapist talked with me a lot, looked at all my behaviors, talked to me about the things my past therapists have said, and administered the Adult AQ test (which is a thing that exists, but is of questionable usefulness to a lot of actual people getting diagnosed in adulthood).

The usefulness of getting diagnosed as an adult is often kind of a personal thing. Even if a person has developed coping mechanisms and/or doesn’t require too much support, it can hold a lot of personal significance, which is a pretty useful reason to get diagnosed, for people who want to do so.

The flip side to that is that people who aren’t comfortable with or lack the means to get a formal diagnosis are no less autistic than people who do, so it kind of mostly depends on the individual.

This really echoes a lot of what Seth said, but hopefully that adds a little more information about what my route to diagnosis looked like. It mostly took a lot of time, and I’m still kind of working out the particulars, but I’ve gone through the process at this point, so you can take that as you will.

Hopefully that helps a little.

I was first diagnosed at age ten after some behavioral problems, and then ten years later I had updated psych testing done and they confirmed my diagnosis. I never had anybody refuse to test me for it - actually they were doing broad-spectrum diagnostic tests when I was ten and caught on to my presence on the spectrum via a test involving pictures - essentially, I had the Best Possible Experience when it came to testing (and if you’ve got questions about going through the official channels I am more than happy to answer them). It wasn’t stressful, the people involved were accommodating, and nobody doubted why I was there. However, I can imagine it would be different coming in as an older person (when I was re-tested I had all my old paperwork still, so nobody was like “Well maybe you grew out of it!”)

As for self-diagnosis, I think it’s a perfectly valid tool, but it’s not an end-all-be-all (neither is psych testing, just to clarify).



Let’s get a post started with the best covers, guys!  

My personal favorite.


Even though the book itself has issues, the Ribiere translation had a pretty great cover design:


And this’ll always be one of my favourites, even if it does borrow heavily from ALW:


The Korean edition had some glorious illustrations, and this cover is my absolute favorite - it reminds me of Charon ferrying souls to Hades.





i hereby challenge the phandom to find the weirdest covers of de mattos leroux that they can possibly find

And here are a few more:

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I dare you to find one worse than this.

This one’s pretty goofy. I think it’s actually on my amazon wish list!

Game, set, match.

And the award for “Most Confusing Cover” goes to Modern Library Classics:

Tumblr-versary chat! →


Come on down, have some laughs! Everyone’s invited! :D

Come on guys, let’s have some fun!

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Shout-out to autistics who forced themselves to learn how to read social cues and constantly get their identity questioned as a result.

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Do you consider Mary the mediatrix and perpetual Virgin? Do you pray to saints? If so how do you reconcile that with declarations in Scripture that Christ is the only mediator between God and man?

I believe she’s honored as the Mother of God, though I don’t pray to her and neither do I pray to saints. I say my theology is more Catholic than not, which is true, but it’s not Catholic through-and-through - I would find plenty of common ground with a devout Catholic particularly when it came to discussions about God and His nature, but I’m not exactly orthopraxic.



boys with collarbones (✿◠‿◠)

boys with clavicles (◕‿◕✿)

boys with spines (。♥‿♥。)

boys with patellas (≧◡≦)

boys with phalanges (◑‿◐)

boys with thoracic vertebrae (✿ ♥‿♥)



hello ladies

reachexceedinggrasp replied to your post: Theology Thursday!

Are you Catholic or Protestant?

I am neither - my theology leans more toward Catholicism than Protestantism, but I don’t consider myself part of either. I’m a Christian, a follower of Christ, and I’m done with labels.

Theology Thursday!


For those of you not lucky enough to know, Theology Thursday is where I answer all your questions about my faith (Christianity). I welcome all questions/comments, including negative ones, and I tag my posts as both “theology thursday” and “Christianity” if you’d rather not see them for any reasons.

Send me asks! I will respond to every one, even and especially including the hate.

Well, it’s Friday, but you guys should still ask me things.

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one love, one lifetime

… anybody for angsty Russingon RP, possibly involving not-canon hurt/comfort?

Theology Thursday!

For those of you not lucky enough to know, Theology Thursday is where I answer all your questions about my faith (Christianity). I welcome all questions/comments, including negative ones, and I tag my posts as both “theology thursday” and “Christianity” if you’d rather not see them for any reasons.

Send me asks! I will respond to every one, even and especially including the hate.

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