Get a text. Don’t respond for hours or days.
It has gotten to the point where texting is too social for me
Friend asks how you are. Forget to ask how they are.
Friend texts you “Hi”. How the heck do I respond to that?
Mom gives you chores. Interrupts while you’re doing them.
Submitted by: quixylvre
So I found out that Ari Ne’eman knows who I am and that most of the people at ACI do too and I just can’t handle it I
HOW DO SO MANY FANTASTIC PEOPLE KNOW ME?!
I just want to say that even though I won’t be making many, if any, posts on here much longer I love you guys and the way this blog has changed my life has been amazing.
(A modified image from a webcomic. Text: “…I spent all day coming up with various scenarios of this conversation. …This was not in any of them.”)
I hear a lot of Autistics have moments like this. I know I have. (I’ve actually kind of given up on predicting conversations because it seems like I’m hardly ever close to accurate.)
Submitted by: satazipitpony
I’d just like to thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into it so far. Perhaps you don’t feel like you’ve helped much, or perhaps you feel like you lack the empathy for it; but remember; that’s an autistic kitten trait. We all have that in common. And you of all people should realize that. After all, you were (inadvertently) the one who taught me It’s okay to feel like that. With the help of some other kittens on the blog. I’ve felt managed to put so many things and doubts about myself to rest by the simple realization that I wasn’t alone in it.
Through this blog. That you kept.
So basically, thank you very much for giving us your time and patience. It’d be lovely if you were to return, or perhaps keep up activity more frequently but hey.
If it doesn’t work or feel right, it’s okay to let it go.
Personally, you’ve helped me a lot. And I’m sure a lot of kittens out there feel the very same way. I’d also like to thank those kittens for sharing their moments with this blog. It’s really changed my outlook and given me hope that however I handle things is by no means bad. At all. It’s what makes us special in our right, and we’re better for it.
Once again, thank you.
And good luck with whatever you may pursue after this.
Submitted by: mrkaragosh
Oh my goodness thank you. This made me cry.
The ask box, especially after the reaction, is turned off permanently.
I may log on to post submissions or again when I get the occasional idea, but for now, I’m focusing on another project and work.
deathtasteslikechicken said: Is it possible that you would take on a new moderator or something instead of ending the job?
I’ve thought a lot about it and asked around but it’s not possible. To be blunt, no one is willing or able to handle the amount of people and hate mail except me.
I guess it’s really getting to me.
But like I said, I’ll leave it open for archive purposes. I might do something else, too, just not this.
I’ve been realizing really quickly that I don’t feel good at this anymore. Maybe I feel like I don’t have the empathy or it, or I’m too stressed out.
I just feel like I can’t help anyone, like I’m not very good at advice and all and like everything I do is canned.
To be honest, I’m not asking for reassurance or sympathy or anything, because I know what’s going on and it doesn’t really make me sad anymore.
I just don’t feel very good at this anymore and I think maybe this is nearing its conclusion. I don’t intend to delete the blog, but I don’t think there will be many more posts.