Thoughts and illustrations on living with Asperger's Syndrome.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blob









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  1. WHEW!
    And YAY!
    Exactly how it feels when we're FREE of the blob!

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    1. Yep, those blobs, they can be tenacious suckers.

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  2. And sneaky too!

    Chris

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    1. Oh yes, never underestimate the power of the blob...

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  3. I'm so impressed with this one, it gives that old horror film The Blob a whole new meaning :)

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  4. Oh man, you just found the PERFECT term. The blob! I feel like us autistics need something like, um... the tether? Something like the rope those little kids hold onto when they're walking down the street in a group so they don't get lost (ugh, I'm so bad at description, I mean something like this - http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4326773091_db25fbe84f_o.jpg) but also so they don't bump into each other. We need our togetherness but we also need our space...

    wonderful comic! :D

    - Hanne

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    1. Hmm, yes, a tether could provide some distance from the blob... as long as it's easily disconnectable. Or perhaps a grappling hook?

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    2. Hey, a grappling hook! Like the one from Legend of Zelda Wind Waker!!! That would be awesome!

      Just make sure the ends are blunted considerably... that would hurt otherwise.

      Chris

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    3. Haha, but does a blob feel pain?

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    4. Grappling hooks sound good, but also kinda potentially painful. :O Maybe something with a carabiner, so you can hook on or hook yourself as you want to. Or one of those break-away collars that cats have in case they get stuck on something and need to get out in an emergency...

      - Hanne

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  5. lol This is so apt and a perfect illustration :D I hate getting stuck in the blob!

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  6. My goodness, how relatable is this!! Funny thing about blobs: why is it that they sound OK in theory, but as soon as you begin to assimilate, you want to break free before you suffocate in a haze of neurotypicalness?

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    1. Well, for me at least, I don't go into a group setting expecting to "assimilate." I hope that I might find one individual or a small subgroup there that I connect with. But it rarely works that way in practice. It's difficult to separate off from the group as an entity. So, you find yourself left with the blob.

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    2. Yeah, I get it. For me, I can't help but feel that the blob wants to change me. "Oh, you should be more outgoing" or "Wow, what do you mean you don't like shopping? *gasp!*" I kept hearing that haunting refrain you illustrated: "ONE OF US!" For me, the whole experience usually makes me feel like Number 6 in The Prisoner. "I am not a number, I am a free woman!"

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