I don’t know which is the “correct” answer, but I know which one I’m going to use from now on
coat ✓ kill loved ones ✓ dramatic exit ✓
This actually does work, FYI. Not 100% of the time, but it does throw their bullying mentality for a loop that they often cannot recover from.
Sin Like You Mean It
or - sin like you motherfucking mean it son, cause this shit is about to get real and Imma go hard on yo ass.
"He is Satan. He is the fallen angel." - Mads
painting by Dori Hartley
So apparently ‘doge’ is a medieval Venetian word for ‘city ruler’.
Very learning, such historical. Wow.
coffee shop productivity: the low key edition
You’re relaxed, at peace and more importantly, at work. The ideas are flowing into a steady pace of productivity. Voices speak softly in the background and the aroma of coffee are about. You’ve kept calm and are now carrying on. (listen)
Welp, I’ve listened to the entire Antlers back catalogue and started on a few minor updates/changes to the blog I’ve recently begun moderating (more details on that when I hear back from the other new mods and feel comfortable making an official start)… given my recent need for sleep/the fact I’ve been horribly underslept for the past few days, I was hoping to be knackered by now - but alas, not. Ah well. Perhaps I’ll bugger off to bed and have a read of some old prompts…
well yes of course i want my otp to be happy
but first let me see one of them choking back tears at a hospital bedside while the other lies in a coma (◉‿◉✿)
On the subject of which, this album is steadily growing on me….
Anyone want to recommend me some music? I’m not usually a fan of metal or hip hop, but will listen to anything once and am more than up for having my horizons broadened! :)
( From left to right, Granada!Watson, 2009!Watson, BBC!Watson)
Yep, this is common. It’s due to rigidity of thinking, thinking in a way that’s not flexible or abstract. Rules are a very definite thing. People with flexible thinking however, would better be able to judge whether the rule was appropriate for all situations or important enough to be heeded at all. In contrast those with rigid thinking, like many Autistics, may see a rule as definite and feel compelled to adhere it in all situations or otherwise feel uncomfortable or anxious if they don’t.
I was nicknamed “The law enforcer,” “Dr. Heather,” and “Officer Heather” growing up. So, I’d think this might be something common amongst us autistic people!.
There are other possible reasons for this than rigid thinking. We can stand out in ways that make it easier for people to notice when we’re breaking rules. Often we’re held to different standards. Or we keep getting in trouble for breaking unstated rules, so we’re really careful to follow any explicitly stated rules we can find.
Being really unequipped to handle the potential consequences of breaking a rule can also contribute here. One of the big things for me as a kid was that, if I broke a rule, I’d have to use words to explain why. And I wasn’t able to reliably do that at all. So I was really careful to stick to any rules I could find.
I think part of it is also having trouble with arbitrary decision making. If you can’t decide between equally good options, which is a common executive functioning problem, finding rules that tell you which to take can be a big energy saver.
Yes, seems to me that there’s a lot of strands that can contribute to attachment to rules. The thing anon asks about for instance, I’ve no idea how it works for them but I could easily imagine myself doing it, and for me magical thinking would be a part of it, but also what slashmarks says about hanging on to any kind of rule I pick up in the environment just to reduce the stress of poor decision making skills or of difficulty with track switching. Rigidity, obsessiveness, perseveration, catatonia are all things that seem to me to be potentially connected to it. I don’t think flexible thinking will automatically mitigate it. My thinking is so flexible it runs through my fingers whenever I try to grab hold of it and this kind of glueing myself to rules still happens a lot.
Reblogging again for more good commentary. Especially that last line! Very Yes