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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 General Artist
Thank you so much. I have high-functioning autism as well....
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Sero-KrystalWCB 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 General 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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