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I blame this on my Asperger’s syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder). =P
Sometimes in unpleasant social situations I like to imagine what it would be like to be able to communicate like animals do (especially cool predators like wolves, dogs, and cats). In some ways animals can be so much easier to read and understand than humans. =)
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Photographer
I wonder doesTarzan hav Aspergers as he can talk to animals but can't fit in with humans not because he was raised in the jungle but that he is good with animals like alot of Aspergers are renowned for?
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Leonca Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think his story would be a good argument for nurture, rather than nature. I haven't read the books though, so who knows. =p
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RaraSobak Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I am exactly like this. I usually respond like a dog would...
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sampea Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Me, sometimes, when I get nervous, I just began to run a little bit then stop, as if by animal instinct.
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RaraSobak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Same here!
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sampea Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Cool. :) And when I interact with animals, I don't just ''interact'' like the others persons around me does. I litterally become the animal, or try to, anyway. Do you?
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RaraSobak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Yeah. I do.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes things interesting. =p
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RaraSobak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I agree.
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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Photographer
I feel the same way, animals are non judgmental of us and tend to give us the love and attention we desperately need to build up our confidence. If we Aspies ever built a society I guarantee animals will play a bigger part in it and be cared for more then in the society we live in now. 


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sampea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
They may not speak or have a ''human intelligence'', but they have a very strong intuition. They can tell when something's wrong, even if they can't name it.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

They certainly do make the world a better place. =)

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Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Especially for us Aspies who are judged so much by so many, animals are our only true friends.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Life would be so much easier, damn it. o~o
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sampea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
You've got Aspergers, too?
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I have SOMETHING on the spectrum.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly. Things are better now than when I made this. =p
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sampea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
simple and poignant
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. =)
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MissAspie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely understand! I feel the same way!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. =)
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JinShiranai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I absolutely adore the concept behind this. Animals really are so much easier to read. Maybe that's why the don't talk--they say everything they need to just fine without words. :nod:
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Leonca Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. =)
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SoaringEmerald Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I simply personify my emotions as certain projections of my soul.
(Superior) Werewolf- Instinct
(Sub-superior) Four Year Old Me- Innocence (and Aspergers), lovelove
(Middle) Angelic Me- Hope, Forgiveness, Content, Depressing Emotion
(Middle) Rogue Soldier- Wrath, Anger, Stress
(Lower) Songbird- Colorful, Spontaneous, TheAroundMyFriendsAtSchoolEmotion
I love it AAALLLL!!(good piece you made BTW)
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Leonca Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. That’s really interesting. I kind of think of things in Freudian terms (id, ego, superego), though I know it’s out of date. Just helps simplify things sometimes even if all the pieces don’t fit. =p
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this as a simple design to get across a very powerful message. I thought of autism even before getting to your comment.

Very nicely done. :clap:
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Leonca Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s really interesting. Thanks. =)
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lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This, even in its simplicity, is a really impressive form of communication in itself. As an aspiring graphic designer, I love that you captured the message you are trying to communicate so easily. The art is simple but informative - you definitely get the point across.

Great concept, and nicely done! =D
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. =)
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really unique and awesome! LOVE it. :D
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Leonca Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. =)
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
I know I<i/> used to spend hours trying to get my ears to twitch and move.. xD

I know exactly what you mean. I find it so confusing to talk to humans anywhere outside of the 'net. Then as soon as one of our cats come up I totally relax and can understand what they're on about.

Somebody needs to make subtitles in aspie when people talk. :D
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, cats are wonderful for communication. I have five right now, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to “speak” cat by imitating them. Sometimes taking a break with simpler creatures can be very relaxing. =)
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Oh bollux.. :XD: accursed switched around slash, we meet again.. :shakefist:
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brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
eh the lack of expersable emotion in the human body really anoys me. lots of times somone will be talking to me, and my ears would be pinned back, my tail between my legs and the hair standing up all down my back. Only the person I'm talking can't see this and that leads to comunication problems.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s a good way to describe it. There’s always looking at faces, but that can be intimidating if you don’t like to look people in the eyes. Some nice big ears would be useful for expressing emotion quickly and at a distance. =p
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brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll say.
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AspieAuty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
In my house (most of my family falls on the borderline of aspergers), we actually put our hands over our heads, pretend they're ears, and turn them back or forwards to indicate emotion. Well, sometimes. We also use over-exagerated voices and faces and body language. And we meow. And we shout or sing with each other, sort of verbal stimming.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your family sounds like fun. =D
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AspieAuty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
:) When we're not upset because of miscommunication, yeah, we are. I think life would be perfect if we all learned to deal with conflict better, but life's not shabby as it is.
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Thylawolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
So do I xD I thought I had problems because I often imagine that...
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don’t know what other kinds of things can cause thoughts like this, but people with Asperger’s are often obsessed with animals. =)
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Rosselanor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:jawdrop: Oh, and I always think I'm the only one who do this. I very often find myself thinking "now I really regret I don't have tail, 'cause if I do, I would be able to say it". Sometimes I think if I was a wolf, all communication would be really easier. Funny :D.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it's more common than we would imagine, although Asperger’s itself is a pretty rare disorder.
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digitalkid2009 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
i have it too
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Leonca Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. I think I’ve met a disproportionate amount of people with it on sites like this because we often love art and animals. =)
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