empedoclesonsepta:

Dale, that’s asinine, and here’s four reasons why. First, you’re not gonna clone a super-warrior out of a guy who can’t even win a thumb-wrestling match. Two, you’ve spent your life swearing that the robots will eliminate the clones by the year 2010, so which is it, robots or clones? Three, you’ve already said you sympathize with the invading Mongolians of 2087, so you’d be the last one they’d send to fight them. And four, if you were from the future, you would have seen this coming.”

All children with autism had 15 or more of the 30 Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms (mean 22), and none of the children with ADHD did (mean 4). Three of the symptoms were present only in children with autism. Almost all 30 symptoms were found in over half of the children with autism, whereas none were present in the majority of children with ADHD-Inattentive type (ADHD-I) or in children with ADHD-Combined type (ADHD-C) without comorbid oppositional-defiant disorder. In contrast, ADHD symptoms were common in autism. Children with low and high functioning autism and ADHD-C did not differ on maternal ratings of attention deficit, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. For children with normal intelligence, nonsignificant differences were found between children with autism, ADHD-C, and ADHD-I on neuropsychological tests including measures of attention, working memory, processing speed, and graphomotor skills.

Autism and ADHD: Overlapping and discriminating symptoms (abstract). (Susan Dickerson Mayes, Susan L. Calhoun, Rebecca D. Mayes, Sarah Molitoris)

HMMMM

(tl;dr: ASD symptoms frequently found in ASD, not in ADHD.
ADHD symptoms found frequently in ADHD and in ASD.
In ASD & ADHD similar measurements found in brainpower stuff.)

HMMMMMMMM

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ADHD?

Lol my ex has autism and the same thing is always happening to her.

Funny you should bring that up. You’re not the first person to mention something similar to me. The last couple weeks or so I’ve been thinking again about my brain and if I might be autistic. I’ve been trying to ask allistic people about how they go about various things or what they experience to try and get a sense of what my brain is doing and if it’s considered normal or not.

And like what I’m kind of coming to the possibility of is that I may not have ADHD (or I may) but that it seems more likely than not that I’m on the autistic spectrum. The question becomes: am I perceiving / acting / processing this way because of the circumstances I was in growing up? Or am I perceiving / acting / processing this way because my neurons work differently??

Very questions.

That thing where I say “I don’t understand [human behavior x] and I’m really just very good at pretending” and I get the sense that the person I’m telling it to interprets it as sarcasm/a joke/hyperbole.

thisspinsterlife:

fromquarkstoquasars:

GJ 504 b: Pretty in Pink
For those of you who love the color pink, you might enjoy a recent discovery in the world of astronomy. NASA scientists have discovered a gas giant planet around four times the size of Jupiter, 57 light years away from Earth. The large exoplanet, which orbits the Sun-like star; 59 Virginis (GJ 504), is making scientists question prior theories about planetary formation. Also, did we mention it is pink?
Read more about this fascinating planet here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/gj-504-b-pretty-in-pink/
Image Credit: BeeSadie on DeviantArt

my home planet, obvs. I will return there to resume my rule one day.

thisspinsterlife:

fromquarkstoquasars:

GJ 504 b: Pretty in Pink

For those of you who love the color pink, you might enjoy a recent discovery in the world of astronomy. NASA scientists have discovered a gas giant planet around four times the size of Jupiter, 57 light years away from Earth. The large exoplanet, which orbits the Sun-like star; 59 Virginis (GJ 504), is making scientists question prior theories about planetary formation. Also, did we mention it is pink?

Read more about this fascinating planet here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/gj-504-b-pretty-in-pink/

Image Credit: BeeSadie on DeviantArt

my home planet, obvs. I will return there to resume my rule one day.

Having one of those weeks where socializing is difficult unless I’m rambling about things I’m thinking about. I’m trying to avoid. I’m needing to consciously remind myself to do things like check in, ask people about feelings. I’m avoiding eye contact but trying not to. My increased observation of my behavioral and psychological patterns is likely having effects on those patterns and reminding me that objectivity is impossible. Being nice (the actions of polite, considerate) feels hard, which isn’t to say that I want to be mean but that I might accidentally be rude and I have at least once. I’m confused. Thinking about bodies hurts me and makes me feel nauseous. I think being a sex worker allowed for a semi-controlled experience of a loss of boundaries that is really beneficial to me and it’s unfortunate that I could not enjoy it. I want to think and it’s frustrating that I can’t. I’m tripping off of my remembering the idea of no separation between inside/outside. There are too many concepts in my head and it’s slowing me down. I wish I could make this post a poem but if so it would reveal too many of my specificities. Also it’s clumsy. I might be getting sick but I don’t want to. I think I am writing an amazing poem (not this) while many of my friends are also writing amazing poems. I believe I have for a moment let go of my ideas of career, though survival does necessitate that. I want many drugs but I do not wish to experience any ill effects. I feel winded. If I was a straight cis girl nana nananana nanananananananana.