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Autistic me by Manga-Samurai Autistic me by Manga-Samurai
I have had a few conversations with some Deviants here on DA and well it comes to times when I don't understand them. I thought it would be rise to let the world know I have high functioning autism because I don't want people thinking I'm thick when I don't understand something.

Anyway^^ Here's a picture of me, with my prompt cards. My mum used them for me when I was little but I don't really need them now. The background is like a example of what happens in an autistic persons mind. At least some people will now know why my Naruto oc Kimiko has autism because she based on me^^

Also another trait about me is that I'm a daydreamer, that's also something that's been added to Kimiko's personality.

Programs: FireAlpaca, Gimp 2.6 and Paint.NET

I discovered some things with Gimp that I didn't know how to do before.
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a spectrum of Autism, called Asperger's Syndrome. It's a high-functioning spectrum, and my major problems were with my sensory issues on top of my Asperger's. My sense of touch is messed up, so I can take a punch or a slap better than most people, and I prefer firm touches because light touches are like sandpaper being rubbed on my skin. Because of that, when I was a kid and in school, any time a kid would brush by me, I would turn around push them or knock them down, or even punch them hard enough to make them fall back. At the time, not a lot was known about Autism, so I was moved from a Special Education class to a class specifically for kids with anger issues, in which I was the only girl and was the youngest(most of them were 2 years older than me). I was bullied a lot, and finally got kicked out when I beat up a group of 6 kids that were trying to beat /me/ up. The other kids got a slap on the wrist.. That's why my mother started homeschooling me. I never used cue cards for anything that I can recall, but I don't remember much of my childhood for many reasons so I may have used them when I was pretty small.

It really doesn't effect me much, anymore, but I do still have issues catching sarcasm/jokes and reading people. I've learned to listen more to vocal inflections over watching their facial expressions(micro expressions are hard to catch, anyway, unless you are STARING at them, and that's creepy! lol). I also have a hard time with watching what I say to someone. It's like my brain lacks the filter to keep me from saying, "Excuse me, bitch, get out of my way!" or something(In that instance, someone had cut in front of me after looking straight at my face while I was driving, lol... Didn't even care that the windows were down on both cars.).

If you ever need to talk to someone who understands, feel free to message me, sweetie! :heart:
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing you're story with me, it's nice to know there's people here on DA such as yourself.

I'm still at school but I'm part time home schooled.  I find school work very hard and although I have special treatment I still find it hard to revise for my exams.  I don't look in people faces when I've first met them and I can sometimes say very stupid things without meaning it.  I hate jokes partly because I never understand them.  So far I'm not being bullied but in my others schools there was a bulling but a tiny amount.  I've never had physical bulling, all mine has been verbal but words can hurt more then a punch in the face.

When people touch me I do retaliate but I try my hardest to stop myself.  I've been thinking about hiding my autism and trying to act normal but when I told my mum about that, she told me that would cause a lot of stress.  So I guess I should just act like myself huh? 

The reason being for me drawing this picture is because I hate it when I say something stupid then I find the other deviant fins it offensive, or when someone has asked me a question and I don't understand.
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, just keep in mind that it's much easier to offend people on the internet because it's easier to misinterpret meaning, since you can't hear even obvious sarcastic vocal inflections or see body language. I was a customer service rep for a call center, and they trained us that what you say generally has little impact compared to how you say it. E.g., your body language, vocal tone, volume, tempo, etc. all matter more than what you're actually saying. With the internet, you have none of that extra stuff to help you out.
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and that's why I like the internet.  It's easier to socialize
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kijonaia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. :) It was pretty much my only socialization as a kid.
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Goddess-ofMercy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I have high-functioning autism as well....
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Blu-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So do I
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So that means it's hard for you to socialize as well right? 
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Goddess-ofMercy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes, yes.
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ScourgeFan1Million Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. I have autism as well. It's hard for me to understand people and things sometimes and it just frustrates me.. I don't want people to think I'm stupid or thick. It's just hard to express how I feel, or what I want to say.
I'm a daydreamer too! It's become like a hobby for me! :XD:
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your the fourth person on Deviantart I've met without besides myself^^
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ScourgeFan1Million Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Wow..
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. One of ky friends are to like me autistic^^
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ScourgeFan1Million Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :)
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shadowpup270343 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came back to look at this again after a while. I know I've said that I liked it before, but I've gotta say... I really like this drawing. 
I'm not sure why I love it so much! It kinda speaks to me in a way... 
Lately I've been thinking of making a drawing about my depression like you did here with autism. It's such a neat idea; i just love the way you did this.  :iconsocuteplz:
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and I'm glad you like it:hug:

I wish there was a manga or anime where the characters have autism, the only anime character I know who has autism is my Naruto oc and she's not even cannon.    Go for it, I'll love to see this picture but why are you depressed?

Have you seen the film chocolate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolat… it's awesome and the protagonish has autism like me, however she's not high functioning
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shadowpup270343 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not seen that film! It does look interesting... 

I'm depressed because I have major clinical depression. It's a mental condition where the brain does not produce enough of a certain chemical that you need to ... Be happy. 
It's a very upsetting and awful condition to have. It won't kill you or anything, but sometimes it's very difficult to live with. 
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that does sound depressing but on the bright side, there are people out there with far worse conditions
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shadowpup270343 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. Depression doesn't hurt physically. But it's just a sucky thing to have. Like a stroke of bad luck. ^^; 
Although, sadly, many people have killed themselves because of their depression. It just makes life a bit harder. 
But enough about that. :XD:
Oh and, also... 
I've got a friend a little younger than me. I believe she's 14. She has autism, much like you do. I introduced her to your page and she loves your oc Kimiko. She noticed how much you like Naruto and Pokemon and would like to become friends with you, if that's possible. 

I'm not asking much, but, as a favor to me, could you say hi to her or something? It would mean a lot.
Here's her page: mikupower357.deviantart.com/
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All my daze it's her?!  She added like half of my gallery to her favourites and yes I have replied to her on my dawn cosplay as madoka picture^^

Shore I'll be her friend, I only be friends with people if they want to be my friend
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shadowpup270343 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm sure she'll appreciate it. :hug:
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Ichigo440 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
How old are you
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Urm why?
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Ichigo440 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
It was a thought its not really my business to ask..srry
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay.

I'm going to be 15 on janurary the 27th
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Ichigo440 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
you have really nice long hair
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blushing like crazy right now :iconblushplz:
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handreiahdraken Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you and your oc are pretty similar ^^
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep^^
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! Fantastic perspective too <3
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks^^
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shadowpup270343 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, this is really you? You look beautiful! :meow:
And huh... I never would have guessed that you're autistic. :O I had no idea! 
Oh well, that fact doesn't change that you're a wonderful person, yes? :)
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.:blush:.
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Crystal-Venice Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Writer
Really?! I would have never guessed :O nicely drawn picture btw ^*^
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks^^
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