Welcome!

Welcome to Aut-Ish. A blog documenting my experiences as an autistic person. I will also cover: autistic news, media, my experiences, and tips for those who are either autistic or for autistic parents/carers out there!

Why is this blog called aut-ish? I am aware this title may give of many connotations. However, It’s simply just merging two words together. Autism and my nationality, which is Scottish.

I have been officially diagnosed in 2015 so I’ve spent the majority of my life being unsure of my difficulties. I’ve only recently found the world of various autistic communities and have befriended various autistic peeps! I have seen both sides of the communities. Both the awesome advantages, and the scary and infuriating side. I will occasionally delve into the controversial side of the autism world, but I mostly want this blog to be positive and to get away from most of the negative bs we see everyday on the web!

As always, I forgot to introduce myself! I’m known as “Onikage” online so feel free to call me that, or Oni for short! I prefer using my alias online. It makes it more consistent for my other media. I like creative things. Numbers scare me. I also like to wear colourful clothes (other days, baggy or black). I play video games as well and swear like a mofo. I hope you enjoy this blog and find it informative. I also hope it’s a useful gateway to find other communities out there!

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Autistic Representation in The Media – Symmetra (Overwatch)

While hinted in the series and debated by fans, The Blizzard game director officially confirmed to a fan that Symmetra, is indeed, autistic.

Overwatch hasn’t been afraid of representation. Exploring diverse characters from it’s video game series. From the games and even to some of the comics, we have seen examples of LGBTQIA, neurodiverse, gender, racially diverse and even various examples of body modification with these characters. All of the characters have different tropes so they are all unique. I will be looking into detail with Symmetra. Continue reading “Autistic Representation in The Media – Symmetra (Overwatch)”

Video Games.

 

CW – Contains one strong profanity, used as an example.

For many autistics, video games can be a form of escapism.

Video games are usually seen as a boys thing, even for autistics. Games like Minecraft are usually associated with autistics. Thankfully, games like Minecraft can be useful for children in the spectrum. I will explain video game advantages and disadvantages. I will also explain my personal experience with video games and how “gendering” video games is problematic. Continue reading “Video Games.”

Talking to Yourself

Talking to yourself can be stereotypically seen as crazy. Society thinks your unhinged, you have problems. You’re a weirdo…

I could go on all day with the insults. I’ve heard them all… It’s not fun.

I talk to myself. All the time.

However there are differences between hysteria and when talking to yourself helps your wellbeing.

Bear in mind that I am not an expert and I am basing most of these examples on my experiences.

Continue reading “Talking to Yourself”

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