Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

I don’t like to talk about this but…..

I have Asperger’s Syndrome. Most people are very surprized to learn that I have it, even people who know me very well. A couple years of occupational therapy will really pay off, especially when you have it as mildly as I do. I was ten or eleven when I was diagnosed, and that was probably the most devastating thing I have ever experienced. Up until that point I thought I was “normal,” so finding out I was not neurotypical was something that brought me a lot of shame and depression. The worst part was the constant fear that others might find out about it, to me having a my friends find out would have been traumatic.

Suffice to say I wished I had never been diagnosed. My mom said that several people earlier had told her they suspected I had some form of autism; which highly offended her since at the time she was under the impression that all autism was like Rain Man, not a Spectrum which is how doctors describe it. Of course, if I was never diagnosed I would have never had therapy. If I never had therapy I wouldn’t be nearly as succesfull as I am now and most people probably wouldn’t be able to stand me. How much has the occupational therapy worked? Enough for me to want to share all of this.


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Review of Monsters U

I just got back from Monsters U. Pixar has been at the top of the animated film game ever since they started but I’m afraid now they’re starting to lose their footing. Monsters U wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t nearly as good as the original; or any of their original films for that matter. Without giving too much away, the story was very predictable (there was one decent plot twist) and I didn’t feel it was necessary to explain how Mike and Sully became friends. It wasn’t terrible, but it’s certainly not the kind of film that put Pixar on the map.

Thankfully they have stated that they are laying off sequels and prequels and will be returning to original films. That is the right decision, sequels rarely live up to the original but most studios still turn to them as a reliable source of income. Can’t believe the original Monsters Inc. came out twelve years ago, I still have a fresh memory of going to see it.

Overall I give Monsters U three stars, which is on the generous side.

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