" I taught my son Jaime to read. The Maester came to me one day, told me he wasn’t learning. He couldn’t make sense of the letters. He reversed them in his head. The Maester said he’d heard tell of this affliction and that we simply must accept it. “
NLD affects us all pretty differently: to quote a friend of my dad’s, “If you’ve seen one [person] with NLD, you’ve seen one [person] with NLD.” I’ve also noticed that there are a lot of us non-neurotypical types here on Tumblr, so I thought it would be interesting to take a survey of the way…
For me, NLD means
- superior verbal skills and moderate difficulty when it comes to math/science
- trouble recognizing nonverbal social cues.
- trouble turning working memory into short-term memory. Out of sight, gone. Which makes it near impossible to copy down information, or memorize arbitrary information.
- horribly disorganized. No amount of willpower or ADHD pills seems to fix this.
- pretty serious problems with spatial awareness as a child. Improved through physical therapy. I still get flailing injuries occasionally though. :P
I’ve noticed that there is a tendency to dismiss Jaime as the ‘stupid one’ out of the Lannister children and he is constantly shown as the less cunning, less manipulative and just less clever Lannister.
This is ridiculous for a few reasons
- A lot of this idea of Jaime being…
Remember to always be careful with each other so you can be dangerous together.
Apparently if you have an anxiety disorder you can go backwards in time.
Are you kidding? I can go back to that exact moment when I was 6 and I said something embarrassing any time I like.
well that’s just painfully accurate
Jim Moriarty taking care of himself when he’s miserable
Jim Moriarty eating even when he’s really not hungry, tempting himself with mashed potatoes, cocoa, blueberries, cheese toasties, hot egg sandwiches from the corner store
Jim Moriarty taking hot showers for as long…
I just wrote a concerned person a reply, and the words sounded right, so I thought I’d send the sentiment out wider.
I’m inching toward ok- getting more and more of a grasp on another place to work (a person I used to volunteer for who likely can pay me now) and better perspective on stuff. I’m not quite ready to be back on tumblr regularly and post because I’m still trying to get a handle on things, and I frankly don’t want this to be a place where I just complain and marinate in my own negative thoughts, because that’s not good for the mental health, but I’m hoping I can get back in time for Holmes-Moriarty week! I hope each and every one of you is well, and inspired, and thriving!
"Just recently we witnessed the bullying of the CEO of Target, the CEO of Starbucks, and most recently the CEO of Mozilla Firefox…" a MN representative arguing against anti-bullying legislation accusing liberals of bullying too. -_-