This is my first post, I have moved it from the original location but you can still find it here.
Today I bawled my eyes out, not out of sadness but out of happiness because I finally got to explain to someone what Josh means to Autistic and Aspergers people and I realised during that explanation that he’s my favourite character. Not just in Watch Dogs but in the whole of existence.
Now I feel a little weird writing this because I’ve never felt this way with a character before and if you read this and start to get a little confused please bare with me.
We all know how it goes. The year comes to an end and people start making ‘resolutions’ that are supposed to better their lives. Most of the time they get broken and part of me believes that maybe that is part of the ‘tradition’ of New Years Resolutions, even if it isn’t meant to be. That, however, is an entirely different point.
My New Years Resolution is one I have been working on these last couple of months; I want to be more autistic.
During April people preach their false or misguided support for Autism/Aspergers awareness, however, when you wear blue and wave puzzle piece flags around screaming about awareness with the hashtag #LightItUpBlue, you are damaging our cause by supporting an organisation that preys upon the ‘struggles’ of ‘autism parents’. I say ‘struggles’ not to remove the severity of it but to pull attention to where it really matters; the person on the spectrum. Continue reading “Autism Awareness: the puzzle piece and autism $peaks”
With today being the one year anniversary of Watch_Dogs 2, I felt it only right to make a post about everything that has happened since the release of the game until now and how I feel about these things, as well as Josh. This post will be rather long, so I do apologise for that, I simply have a lot to get out.
This post isn’t about my Aspergers in any usual way. More of a thank you to Ubisoft again, they give us so much of their time, so I spent the last five days working on the GIF pixel by pixel, in a loving way of giving them my time. In a way, it does tie in with my previous Watch_Dogs posts but it is also based on recent events. It also ties in with Aspergers in a more subtle way.
I must give a warning to this post that what you will read ahead won’t follow the same theme my previous posts do. This is about self-hatred, sadness, loneliness and pain, all because I am on the spectrum. This post might be long, I’m sorry.
This post is about my experiences with conventions and cosplays based on past events.
Back in July I finally got to do my first cosplay after years of wanting to do one but never having the confidence, time or money. I have been to conventions before, small ones near where I live and adored doing them. From conventions based on specific things (like The Warriors convention) or a general mix of games, anime, movies, comics and shows. These conventions have always been rather small though, with the largest one I had been in Bristol in 2016 until recently at Montreal Comic Con 2017. Continue reading “Conventions and cosplay: easy, right?”