Why brains are amazing (and why it matters)

A while back, as part of some related discussion online, something occurred to me that seems really obvious now but was also weirdly mind-blowing: Some people - a lot of people, actually - actively enjoy using the telephone. I suppose it makes sense in some ways - you get an instant response, you can hear … Continue reading Why brains are amazing (and why it matters)

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A Very Detailed Infodump about Million Pieces by Bastille

Yesterday (18th June) was Autistic Pride Day - but between the constant arguments and anger online and a couple of days of being way too literal, struggling to get words out or finding too many of them and having an unusually low sensory threshold (probably just down to an intense Saturday), I have to say … Continue reading A Very Detailed Infodump about Million Pieces by Bastille

Sensory differences, self-care and one big Saturday

The autistic spectrum is so often considered in binary terms. If you find some things difficult, you’re assumed to have no strengths; if you can do some things well (often including “typing out a tweet”), you’re assumed to have no difficulties. If you’re proud to be neurodivergent, you’re assumed not to recognise the disabling aspects. … Continue reading Sensory differences, self-care and one big Saturday

“Who’s playing my record?!”: Questions of identity in The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People

(This post contains detailed spoilers for the Doctor Who two-part story The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People. To be fair, you've had almost eight years to catch up.) "You caught me under false pretences/How long before you let me go?" If you squint really, really hard, there's a vague connection between my favourite thing about the … Continue reading “Who’s playing my record?!”: Questions of identity in The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People