A Neurodivergent View of Netflix’s Atypical

Something I won’t be watching. Thanks for the heads up!

Neurodivergent Rebel

I did it! On a long car ride across Texas, David at the wheel, I managed to sit through the entire first, 38-minute episode, of Atypical, titled Antartica.

Let me start by saying that Atypical is a show about autism. It is not made to be a show for autistic people, despite autism being the main theme of the TV show.

Netflix’s new show Atypical has been creating quite a stir in the online autism community. The story is supposed to be told from an autistic person’s perspective, but many people are upset with the show’s apparent lack of neurodiverse representation both on and off screen.

Autistic advocates were most frustrated over the autistic main character, Sam. Many expressed wishes for autistic characters to be portrayed by autistic actors. As expected, Sam’s character is basically just a DSM checklist of every possible autistic stereotype imaginable.

In the first episode, I am already…

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A walk with orange

I don’t leave the house much unless it’s a trip to the hospital or a doctor. This blog is a beautiful reminder to appreciate the world around us. Since I can’t get outside today, I am sharing this…

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OH MY ORANGE!!! I went on an orange adventure that lasted a week. 5 days to find all things orange. On all of my mindful walks in search of red, blue, etc, I have never seen so much in nature that is orange. I mean holy cow the orange was EVERYWEHRE!!

A TOTAL OF 21 DIFFERENT FLOWERS IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS! AN ORANGE SUNSET! FOUR DIFFERNT KINDS OF ORANGE MUSHROOMS. RANDOM BERRIES THAT WERE ORANGE, ONE IN THE ROAD AND SOME ON BUSHES. AN OWL FEATHER THAT WAS ORANGE!!! Ok I will turn off the caps lock and tone down my excitement over orange.

I drove to the prairie and looked for orange. I was was in awe at the breathtaking display of orange butterflies. I stood there and they were all around me. Hundreds of them. I could reach out and touch them. I did reach out and touch them…

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Spammer’s Delight

This is a blog I wish I had a) thought to write and b) had the patience to write. Sharing!

Elan Mudrow

Ever look in your spam folder? I have to say that WordPress does a wonderful job diverting spam from my inbox. But, every now and then, I take a peek. The following are direct quotes, typos and all.

Spammer #1- “You know a complete lot its almost hard to argue along.”

You’re absolutely right. Don’t argue along. For that would be taking my side and I know a complete lot.

Spammer #2- “Writing manually takes a lot of time, but there is a tool for this time consuming task.”

The tool is called watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and eating Cheetos!

Spammer #3-“I’ve got much clear idea concerning from this post”

I’m glad you’ve got much clear idea, because I’m totally confused by what you just wrote!

Spammer #4- “Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe the whole thing is available on…

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Painted Mask…

Yes… 😆

a cooking pot and twisted tales

When I saw Ronovan’s prompt for this week’s haiku ‘painted & lady’ I chuckled, wondering what prompted his train of thought.

These days, I marvel at how much time some ladies spend painting and brushing and painting some more. It just seems too exhausting taking all that time applying layers and layers of makeup that one would wash off at the end of the day. Just a little dab should suffice.

The lady wears heavy makeup

I wonder if she recognizes herself anymore

beneath her bright painted mask.

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Jacqueline

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