theskeletonsdance asked: hey there, just wondering if any other kittens had a problem with narcissism
…Wow, I planned to leave, and it didn’t even last a couple days. I...– Eliza
twelvehundredspiresrebloggedyourphoto:Plans productive day. Plays video games instead. block Do you know who I am? This is so accurate, you must know who I am. ….-Shifty eyes- N-no…o-of course not…………… -Eliza
Thank you guys SO MUCH for the Windows info! I...
I any of you don’t get annoyed with me for this and are really bored, would you mind helping an Eliza out? I desperately want to replay one or both American McGee’s Alice games, but I have a Mac now. I know a version of the first game WAS made for the Mac at some point, but copies are over $100 and I can’t seem to find a cheaper copy, or an online one. I own Madness Returns, but...
autisticvixen: I got dragged out in public, and decided to play Amnesia. You can hear Lorraine in this one, she says “Is it killing you?!”
Why Submissions are Turned Off:
Anons can still submit, and, I’ve learned that when I turn off anon asks, they just go THERE. I will turn them back on soon-ish, but it has been quite a rough week, and right now, I just don’t want to even chance seeing that. -Eliza
skeletree asked: Just want to add to your answer re: the word allistic that it's really SPECIFICALLY just anyone not on the spectrum. Because people who are allistic aren't guaranteed to be completely neurotypical. They might be bipolar or have PTSD or something, and therefore still be considered "not normal" by most of society.
reglubican asked: What's allistic? When I read the word allistic it's very unclear to me what that word means, though I'm guessing it's "normal people", right?
quantumfrogs asked: You ain't stoopid, we love ya! (Teehee, the usage of typed colloquialisms makes it humour!) But seriously, I am always struggling to find gender-neutral pronouns, because I'm aspie-obsessed with absolutely PERFECT grammar and spelling. As in, I will not speak if I can't figure out the grammar. Which for me is unusual, I'm typically hugely verbose.
soudanevermind asked: Hey I just wanted to say that I love your blog and all your posts, my brother has Aspergers syndrome but honestly I relate to more of these than he does >.< Lol anyyyway I cant wait to buy an AutisticKitten shirt <33 Keep up the awesome work :)
fallingpoly asked: Is it normal that I create a persona - an act, like an actress, in order to socialize outside of my comfort zone? When I'm confronted with a situation where I have no choice but to speak in front of a crowd, I step into this 'act' of Confident Girl but can only keep it up for so long before my voice starts to shake and I revert to my awkwardness. Is this normal? I'm a...
astudyinstuff-deactivated201206 asked: I think there is an anxiety disorder awareness/screening day, or something of that sort. I don't know. I just remember being really proud of my friend wearing the t-shirt to school, like a giant 'f you' to the people who've made fun of her (and me) or not taken the issue of anxiety disorders seriously. I apologize for being really irrelevant and adding my two cents where...
efffulgence asked: Do you, as an autistic person, believe that it autism is something that needs to have awareness raised? I've been seeing these "World Autism Awareness Day" things, and I'm not too sure I, (not an autistic person) am okay with that. We don't have "World Anxiety Disorder Awareness Day" or "World Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness Day", because that...
Thanks for 800+ Followers!!!
Wow!! You guys!! Oh my dear sweet goodness!!! -Eliza
hadleyfrastache asked: Eliza are you back? If not please, please, please don't leave! I love this too much! It will not be the same! It will be like Steve leaving Blue's Clues all over again! I love this blog! I may be a lurker but it has gotten to the point that I consider you a friend. Do not let the hate get to you. Start publishing it! I think we Kittens would whip their ass for messing with you! Just...
lovemeunlovely asked: Could whoever is managing the asks now please tell Eliza that I at least appreciated her at least being open to including neutral pronouns in the posts? I just found this blog when everything blew up about pronouns. So many people just dismiss my gender identity as not worthy of any consideration for supposed grammatical reasons, as if it's okay to erase me because of an english class. And I...
simpoleicity asked: Where are all the autistic kittens, damn it.
tmkristen said: Eliza?!?! Are you back??!!? Kinda. -Eliza
sealry-deactivated20120704 asked: do autistic people have to be like really good in math and technology and stuff? or is that just more commonly?
misohead asked: Yep, singular "they" is totally valid as a gender-neutral pronoun. Shakespeare and a bunch of other reputable writers have been using it for a long time. The only people who say it's incorrect are really pedantic ones who THINK they know what they're talking about, but don't. :P Or maybe people who don't like the idea of gender-neutral pronouns.
Eliza will keep up her diary blog, which re renamed autisticvixen. If you want to talk to her there, she will be more than happy to talk to you.
fayanora asked: Actually, using "they" as a genderless pronoun, singular OR plural, *is* correct in English. Anyone who tells you different is WRONG. It's the only official genderless pronoun in English, in fact.
Question For You Guys From an Asker who Prefers to...
kinda wanna ask this on anon as asking it with people being able to see my tumblr makes me very nervous , but I myself have high functioning autism ( I was diagnosed with it when I was 12) when I was 18 (currently am 19) I developed anorexia and what I am actually asking is if you know or could ask your followers if any of them are aspies with anorexia and how they manage to cope with the ED...
I (Eliza) had a long talk with my friend, malraiplayswow. She and Lorraine might start posting more. malraiplayswow, (Sarah,) has been given log-in info, and will be making posts regularly from now on. Eliza may or may not come back. I will also likely be adding tmkristen as an admin. Both are amazing people, and have offered. I’m friends with them, and trust them to keep the positive,...
Anonymous asked: I'm a person who prefers gender irreverent pronouns, and I can see where the other person was coming from, but it could have been put a lot nicer beacuse you obviously did not mean harm but was just having difficulty grasping the importance. I'm sorry that they upset you and I totally understand that you can't keep this blog up, I'm in a similar place in life and I want to say...
Anonymous asked: (cont'd) I don't think you're trying to be an asshole at all, but yeah, someone's identity/preferred pronouns should always take precedent over grammar rules. It's hard to properly explain in an ask, but maybe you could read up about trans* identities if you're curious. Also, "cis" isn't meant to be an insult. It just means "not-trans". :]
Anonymous asked: I haven't been following that closely, but I seriously don't think the pronoun people are trying to attack you or say you're horrible. Non-binary gender concepts are often very misunderstood and people get mistreated just like autistic people. It's a sensitive subject and a lot of people ARE dicks about it, so people get angry/on the defensive really quickly. It's just...
Anonymous asked: If you're that bad off, you should check yourself into a hospital. Because the only reason it's "keeping you from killing yourself" is in a way you know you actually ARE killing yourself so you don't have to worry. Just go get some help for how you're feeling. Your vice isn't going to hold you together forever.
ondanceatron asked: I think it's really nice that you have tried so hard to make everyone feel comfortable (with using the right pronouns and stuff) and I'm sorry people have been rude to you. Sometimes you just can't please everyone. Anyway, I really enjoy reading this blog and I hope you decide to keep it up! (Tip: not allowing anonymous questions might reduce the number of rude people. Works for...
cabradine asked: :( Please don't quit, love. <3 Don't let the trolls ruin it for you.
deziac asked: I...I just recently got into this blog. I don't know what people are saying, but you honestly have to ignore them. I really have no where to go with my Asperger's except for my girlfriend... I have friends, but I feel sometimes that they just won't understand. Please don't stop, I know it's selfish for me to ask. But I really enjoy this place.. This place that laughs at...
Anonymous asked: Defending cissexism with "but I'm an english major" is a major league shitty move. Invalidating people's gender identities because you "don't like bad grammar" is putting your own opinions over someone else's gender which if they're identifying as "they", likely means a lot more than it would to a cis-person. basically, you're saying...
Okay, I'm done.
I really am. I don’t mind doing image descriptions for people who can’t see, and screen-readers. I don’t mind using different pronouns. But, no matter what I do, people rag on me and say I’m dumb, or that other people are dumb. More people reblog my images to say they hate them than they do to say they like them, now. I have enough people who say nasty things about me...
Anonymous asked: To the last person, they is used as a singular pronoun completely grammatically correctly. It's called the epicene they, used for an indeterminate or unspecified gender. It's been in place since the 1800s at least, so it's not new, but the trans* community has taken it as part of their vocabulary for people who identify neither as male nor female. Also being a dick about pronouns...
Anonymous asked: Smoking actually increases your risk of lots of diseases which you think it wouldn't and also lots of cancers. Probably MOST cancers. These include both ovarian cancer, and colon cancer, so it's possible it wasn't unrelated at all.
Anonymous asked: Why DON'T you stop smoking? :/ I can't understand the appeal of doing something you know is shortening your lifespan while you're doing it.
fuckbitches-getpesos asked: Not to be an ass, but when you're speaking about someone in the singular, using "they" is bad grammar. |: