Fuck Yeah Aspergers Robot

Hello fellow aspie-heads.

I made this blog to express various aspie-related jokes and memes. Or otherwise general ASD/Neurodiverse memes.

Over time its evolved into an advice blog. I'd like it to be primarily memes but I'm really happy to answer questions, and I get way more questions than I do submissions!

I chose a robot because-- well, obviously AS individuals can be a little less feeling and a lot more logical. But as Johnny Five shows us, Robots can still feel.

Feel free to submit as many Asperger Syndrome related memes as you want, for your own experiences or even friend's. All I ask is that you be courteous to others.

I'm not a professional, just a fellow ASD individual~
~ Saturday, August 30 ~

Anonymous said: So I am a recently unofficially diagnosed Aspie. The person who helped me figure it out has a degree in psychology and I fully trust her judgment. I don't want to be officially diagnosed, because even as high functioning as I am a diagnoses might interfere with my chosen career path. I want to try to meet up and sorta network with other neurodivergent people, but I fear that being as NT-passing as I am I might not be welcomed or something. It's probably an irrational fear, but do you have advice

I do not think its necessarily an irrational fear! There’s a large stigma against undiagnosed individuals… that said, I think its a silly standard that has no place in the community.

The stigma was born as a defense against NTs pretending to be on the spectrum for whatever reason, be it attention or simple undereducation on the topic… But I don’t believe people who are on the spectrum should be forced to suffer for someone else’s actions.

As you said, you do not want to have to deal with the possible repercussions of having a diagnosis, and that’s perfectly understandable. And to diverge a little to those who are wondering how to be sure you are on the spectrum without receiving professional assistance in a diagnosis: research and understanding is the best— and then, trust those who know you (to some degree). The best way to verify something is to try and disprove it. If you can’t disprove it, you’re left with the alternative!

For you dear anon, my best advice would be to stay strong. Don’t let the fact that you’re NT-passing stop you, and don’t let anyone tell you that its any way less than or better than anyone else. Everyone’s struggles are there own, and there’s really no use in one-uping others, so ignore the people who try.

Furthermore, a lot of people who are “NT-passing” have given a lot of work and a lot of anxiety and stress into learning those traits. Even diagnosed I still hear “you’re so lucky” but when I first received diagnosis the paperwork was quite brutal! Poorly dressed, does not care about personal hygiene, flat affect, no expression, cared little about interviewers, interupted… I mean it was harsh! They were like “Woah this chick is bad at this” but now I’m being told that I’m so lucky that I’m high-functioning.

I also like to accept people into the community who aren’t on the spectrum but aren’t quite as “socially gifted” as others, as we can share a lot of the same problems. A lot of people are neurologically diverse, even if they’re not qualified for a disability. c: There’s a spectrum far larger than the autism spectrum!

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~ Monday, August 25 ~
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~ Sunday, August 3 ~

Anonymous said: I think I might have Asperger's but no one believes me.

Maybe you do, maybe you don’t, of course I can’t say! But I will say this is a topic that’s come up repeatedly, but diagnosis does one of two things: It clarifies a personal question, or it generates disability accommodations.

For the former no one needs to believe but you. I say that with the utmost respect, as I know how difficult it can be to know something is different and for everyone to minimize it. But the fact is, whatever problems that you’re having they are real, regardless of whether or not you have AS! Don’t get hung up on a diagnosis.

For the later, though, you have to trust the experience of the professionals. There’s a test to go through and get a diagnosis which will then make you eligible for certain accommodations. If they say you don’t have it, there is a margin of error sometimes, but you have to go with what you get… however, if you’re having problems you can still address those and get help on a case by case basis.

Anyways, in the end a title is just a title, nothing more than a word. Stay strong, take advice, listen to professionals, but know that you know yourself best and that’s what you have to trust.

I will also note that its fairly neuro-typical to love to go “Oh no there’s nothing wrong you’re so normal” despite the incredibly ableist regressive nature of that idea… So, take what people say with a grain of salt.

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~ Saturday, June 28 ~

A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population individual with an ASD.


A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population individual with an ASD.

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~ Saturday, June 14 ~

Anonymous said: i'm a neurotypical and i'm pretty in love with my best friend who has asperger's. how do i know if he's interested in me if it's nearly impossible for him to communicate any type of romantic feelings?

Its not impossible! Its there, its just harder to read. If you’re in love with him though I’m sure you’ve noticed little changes in his demeanor? If you talk to him about his favorite things he probably smiles and breaks any semblance of eye contact (which, at least for me, is a sign that I’m concentrating on my thoughts and forgetting what my face is doing).

In fact reading an Aspie might be easier sometimes, smiles are typically genuine and its hard to “fake it” for people on the spectrum, generally speaking. (I can but it took me years of practice)

Everyone is different, so I can’t tell you exactly what to expect, but you can pull some of the same methods you might with NTs. The whole “Do you have a crush on anyone?” hinting around, feel it out and get an idea… If my crush asked me that I would probably slouch, blush, and grin then stammer out a “yeah…” or something of that nature while I looked all over the place.

People on the spectrum are usually honest, so if you get a no or a not interested, you can probably take it at face value. But if you get a yes just be flat out who is it, and then… well, be up front too. Have a whole “Hey I like you” speech written out.

Long story short, do what you would typically do, and then take his personality and behavior into account while you do it! You may not get the whole gazing into each other’s eyes during the sunset romance movie scene (and I don’t think you get that with a whole lot of NTs either lol) but you will definitely see his expressions of interest…

I can say with a degree of certainty that every aspie wants someone who understands them, be it friend or significant other. They may be soft little whispers of body language, but if you listen/look close enough I assure you you’ll find them!

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~ Friday, June 13 ~

Anonymous said: Am I the only one who just reads through the memes and giggles until I fall out of the chair because they're just so relevent?

Hehe, good! That’s what they’re there for!

But no you’re not the only one! @v@ Admin gets the giggles when there are submissions, and even more when people comment on the ones I make haha

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~ Thursday, June 5 ~
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~ Friday, May 9 ~

Anonymous said: I am 99% sure my brother has aspergers. He exhibits almost every symptom. He's 23 by the way. I want to ask my parents because I'm pretty sure they're oblivious to the symptoms and signs and I want him to get help/get diagnosed but I'm scared to ask and I don't know where to start.

Have you tried asking him? My best suggestion would be to bring it up to him, in a nonchaulaunt way (so it doesn’t feel like an accusation or something negative being thrown on him) — “This thing reminded me of you” or “You ever think you might be on the spectrum?” something gentle and affectionate?

I mean really ask yourself why you want him to know and how its going to help him and not harm him. Base your persistence on how he feels, or how critically impaired he is, such as in his work or education or social life. Getting a diagnosis helps a lot of people, but not everyone. And if I had listened to some of the people I’d talked to when I first got diagnosed my life would be far more impaired.

I think this whole area is really a costs vs benefits. Assume that a diagnosis will cause some costs, such as discrimination and feelings of solitary, stress to ‘be better’ and the negative affects that society tends to spread amongst the disabled. Weigh that against the costs that are present in his life. Is he having trouble getting/keeping jobs? Taking tests at school? Is he stressed and confused because social relationships keep falling apart? Is he anxious or depressed (often co-morbid with ASD and commonly associated with social isolation)?

I mean there are dozens of reasons why a diagnosis could help, but they don’t appear for everyone. Or more simply, some people love to know more about themselves and their biology, how their brain works and mechanisms are at function. (I am one of these!) but there’s a slew of people with dramatically different personalities experiencing the same physical limitations. Some people don’t find a diagnosis to be soothing and explaining. To them its a death sentence, that they’re now “broken” or “wrong” and it really hits people heavy sometimes.

I hope all of this just gives you some places to start while working towards how you want to address this. I’m trusting you know your brother well enough to know which of these apply and which don’t and give yourself a well weighted list of pros and cons.

I’m also not saying “don’t ever tell him it will hurt him hide it from him.” if you think its true you do need to mention it, but how strongly you mention it should be answered with these; be it passing comment or sit-down-conversation.

That feels like I typed a lot of information, please feel free to keep talking with me I’ll be happy to help. Long story short try to talk to him first, unless you’re just not sure how to bring it up and want your parents advice since they know you both well enough to offer good advice.

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~ Tuesday, May 6 ~

Guess who found a giant bag of bubber on sale.

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~ Monday, April 28 ~

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