Top Ten Hated (But Misunderstood) Animals – 6- The Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascarensis)

Nearly half-way through this list and I want to come clean. This started as a conversation about my love for certain ‘undesirables’ – They’re coming up later, but if I asked you to guess the top few hated but misunderstood animals they’d be on your mind. What I didn’t expect was for my research toContinue reading “Top Ten Hated (But Misunderstood) Animals – 6- The Aye-Aye (Daubentonia madagascarensis)”

My Life and Intolerance to Uncertainty

A first-person, almost stream-of-consciousness account of fear caused by uncertainty in someone with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), with focus on intrusive, unwanted thoughts of negative outcomes, gathering information to assist in feeling more comfortable, distraction and routine-building to help out as well as just accepting failure as an option!

My Life and the Halo Effect

CONTENT WARNING: Contains descriptions of murder and sexual violence. Note: What follows is merely an opinion piece, the author is in no way a qualified mental health professional and if you are experiencing difficulties you should contact your local mental health service, especially if you’re feeling like Ted Bundy. Not too long ago Netflix decidedContinue reading “My Life and the Halo Effect”

The ‘Culture Wars’, ‘Attack on Britishness’ and the ‘White Working Class’ Problem

Some tell me there’s a ‘culture war’ going on and, to be perfectly honest I don’t know what that means. I can just as easily go buy fish and chips and see Morris Dancers as I can go buy pad thai and go watch a Swedish crime drama, or read a novel by a JapaneseContinue reading “The ‘Culture Wars’, ‘Attack on Britishness’ and the ‘White Working Class’ Problem”

Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music”

I’ve already set out my patsy, well it’s time to pull the fucking trigger. But first, like any evil villain in this scenario I am going to reveal my motivation. Mine is not a selfless motivation. I do not advocate for the autistic community beyond advocating for myself and any other struggling autistic and non-neurotypicalContinue reading “Silence is Golden: The Assassination of Sia’s “Music””

Consciousness: The Saviour?

NOTE: What follows is unqualified opinion and not scientific fact, the thoughts and ideas expressed here are not necessarily represented by the scientific consensus – in fact it’s mostly crackpot nonsense. Also Note: You should probably read the other article Nature: The Abusive Mother before reading this. My last post was probably a bit ofContinue reading “Consciousness: The Saviour?”

My Life and Learned Helplessness

Note: What follows is merely an opinion piece, the author is in no way a qualified mental health professional and if you are experiencing difficulties you should contact your local mental health service. “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again…” I am sure all of us in the English speaking world haveContinue reading “My Life and Learned Helplessness”