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Nitz the Bloody

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Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: This is not a rabbit hole you want to go down, Comicguy.
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 07:01:26 pm CDT (Viewed 275 times)
Reply Subj: This is not a rabbit hole you want to go down, Comicguy.
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 12:36:42 pm CDT (Viewed 289 times)



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    Leaving that behind, which we *should definitely do*,


Hey, Sonichu is a genre-defying post-modern masterpiece, albeit by accident!


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    I'm somewhat surprised that there isn't a creator at one of the Big Two who is openly on the spectrum. Simply going by population statistics, surely there are some people on the spectrum working at one or both companies.


It's very likely, but ASD diagnoses are A.) relatively new (at least in their current prevalence and understanding of the spectrum), and B.) still heavily stigmatizing for the people who receive them. There may be people in the Big Two who might place on the spectrum but haven't thought of getting a diagnosis from a psychiatrist, or would rather not identify that way.

The same might apply to attaching diagnoses of any sort to characters (though we're seeing progress there, with things like Hank Pym's bipolar disclosure).