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caterpillars have more muscles than humans but i’d like to see one try to fight me irl and see what happens
Fandom: Hey, that character seems like they could be autistic.
TV writers: Well-spotted! We made them ambiguously autistic but we’ll never confirm it one way or the other!
Fandom: Um, why?
TV writers: Doy, because then we’d have to do research to portray it accurately and shit!
Fandom:… is that really that much of a hassle?
TV writers: OMG YES! Why would writers do research?
Fandom: Maybe you should hire some autistic writers, then?
Which is why I’m so happy about Abed Nadir from Community. Canonically autistic character written by an autistic (Dan Harmon).
That look to the left…
I still remember being chewed out by my mother at Sesame Street Live because I was clapping after everyone else had stopped. She thought I was doing it on purpose to be disruptive, but it took me a couple of moments to catch on for the proper time to clap and when to stop.
I basically stopped applauding things for years after that, because I was too nervous about getting “caught” doing it wrong.
Seeing a little thing like someone looking to their friend for a cue is a huge thing.
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