Writing What You Don't Know: The Assistants

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    we have a lot of varied life experiences here, let's have a place where writers can ask "what is it like --?"
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    This loses quotes, so it'll be a bit less coherent, but I think this is most of the relevant posts from Tumblr.txt:
    (PART 1 because I hit the post character limit)
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    (PART 2)
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    thank you so much for doing the mass quotes, you are awesome.
  5. Lissa Lysik'an

    Lissa Lysik'an Dragon-loving Faerie

    I can offer info about living a completely non-verbal life (as an adult - as a child I was about 95% sheltered from other people - which I can also talk about :) ).

    Also - intersex (born with no functioning baby-making parts) - Turner Syndrome.
    Look like a prepubescent child and always will until I croak from the excessively high BP.

    Visibly deformed - I cannot pass as a "normal" person unless I overdress and I tend to do the opposite.

    Poly - in the same family all my adult life (16+ years, which seems to be unusual for poly families)
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  6. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    I'll be in here a lot to ask about things.
  7. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    If someone wants to know Hey Whats Diabetes Like I can try and be helpful?
  8. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    and a few other bits and pieces of info (like adoption, genderweird, Shitty Relatives, etc.) but yeah!!
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  9. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i'm available to talk about living in the frozen north, growing up in the 70's and 80's, being autistic, having chronic pain, and all things yarn-related. you'll never mix up crochet and knitting again!
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  10. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    also i'm offering my brother @Kodachi to talk about swordfighting and metalworking. sorry, bro, you been voluntold.
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  11. Xitaqa

    Xitaqa Secretly awesome

    I was raised atheist, which I guess is unusual? And I grew up in a pretty healthy family, not what you'd call dysfunctional... Kid in the 80s, teenager in the 90s

    @keltka I'd be very interested in your experience of adoption, though I can't think of specific questions rn

    And anybody afab, I'm always interested in learning more about your experiences with your biology and how the world has treated you be of it, which I know is super broad -_-
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  12. furrylatula

    furrylatula a pissed off homestuck girl

    i can supply info on being homeschooled my whole life, i guess? or just general being a 'gifted kid' things.
  13. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    @Xitaqa @raybot it's extra funny because I was gonna PM raybot and ask if it was okay to ping them re: adoption :D
    and yeah sure any time! my experience is unusual in a few ways, but I'm well aware that there's never a normal for adoption experiences
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  14. Lissa Lysik'an

    Lissa Lysik'an Dragon-loving Faerie

    That's what makes this thread useful - many people of varying experiences so anyone coming here can get input that will help overcome any particular stereotype they might have been thinking.
  15. Lissa Lysik'an

    Lissa Lysik'an Dragon-loving Faerie

    Like lots of us are autistic - with HUGELY different lives.
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  16. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    I can provide information on what it's like living with epilepsy. Or with pure-o OCD. And non-binary woes! Specifically bigendered ones.
  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I'm also here for the gifted kid thing, BTW. 24 now, but a lot of experience both being and knowing Smart Kids (TM) in a variety of school situations and with a variety of secondary brainweirds. One friend group of mine has a Discord channel occasionally named "Disillusioned Queer Geniuses." :::PPP
  18. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    hmm. I can contribute stuff about:

    afab (and really hilariously slow realization of "actually no not a girl")

    CAT Scan (as a kid)/ MRI (as a kid)

    college in North Dakota

    traveling across states in a 15p van with nine other people with All of our things

    ....and probably some other stuff, but I can't think of right now
  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Also, caring for a grandparent with Alzheimers. And I guess I did make @Quicksilver worry about me once because of my confident ability to relay the difference between how it feels to faint from low blood sugar and how it feels to faint from blood loss.
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  20. Silvereye

    Silvereye 89 White Paladin Traverses The Cosmos

    I can contribute about:
    Estonia (and I can try about supersets of it, like being Eastern European, but I'm less knowledgeable about the more general categories)
    serious short-sightedness
    adventures in orthodontia (I was the patient)
    being a programmer, kinda
    LARP (more specifically Estonian LARP, which is probably different from American or Nordic, but basic idea should be the same)

    The significant other says I know about living with a person with asthma (or I can ask him questions about asthma and relay answers).
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