After getting mad hax with Cinccino’s ability in a match against this gentleman, and someone getting abusive last night when I wouldn’t trade them my only copies of the Pyroar line and Xerneas EX-All of which I was using against them at the time-I’ve decided to screenshot the more peculiar people I run across.
I’m scared… and getting sympathy pains from the chafing.
I wanted to comment on that with “more coverage MY ASS!”, then I realized it’s not the most appropriate phrase…
It’s a nice day for a picnic.
Reminds me of the ‘Kitten Kong’ episode of The Goodies…
wow ok so i just need to say
girls in practical armour are attractive as fuck
like, look at that unrevealing protective bullet-resistant suit, mmhm
look at all that sass
"u wanna take this outside, punk"
why don’t game companies do this more often
y would u need “sexy” armour when u can get protective full-body armour that’s already sexy and also sexier
I thought this would also be a place to point out that not only can practical armor make a female character even sexier, so can all other visual indicators of badassery:
So, your child has just been diagnosed with Autism.
You might be feeling a bit stunned. You might be feeling overwhelmed. You might have known for ages but just had it confirmed. You might be relieved. You might be concerned. You might feel sad.
So, what do you do now?
Well, you could go looking for a list of things to do. You could join every Facebook group you can find with “Autism” in its name. You could ask around and see what therapies everyone enrolled their kids in. You could seek the advice of other parents of Autistic kids.
I did all those things. They seemed like the most sensible things to do given my child had just been diagnosed with Autism. After all, everything I knew about Autism was framed by the dominant belief that Autism is something that needs to be fixed in order for the Autistic person and their family to be happy.
In hindsight, though, I’m convinced there were other - more helpful - things I could have done instead. Here is what I now think it would have been helpful for me to hear.
Autism is not a tragedy that requires immediate action. Nothing has really changed for you and your child with this diagnosis. They are the same child as they were yesterday.
There is no rush. Despite what the professionals will tell you, you have lots of options to choose from now. So, take your time. Have a look around and check out what is on offer, then choose what fits best for your child and your family.
You know your child better than any one and you are capable of making decisions in their best interest.
Some people might be telling you that you have to act quickly to get services and therapies in place. They might be telling you there is no time to waste because the younger you treat Autism the better off your child will be and the more chance you have of them growing up to be normal.
I would encourage you to slow down. Breathe. Think. And read.
Do some research. Don’t just accept the dominant story you hear about Autism. When you are looking into therapies and strategies hold them up to a high standard, compare them to what you would find acceptable for a “typical” child and if the thought of subjecting a “typical” child to those therapies seems wrong, don’t choose that for your Autistic child either.
Research throughly. Read widely.
Most importantly read what Autistic adults have to say. I cannot stress this enough. Listening to Autistic adults changed everything for me.
Listening to Autistic adults changed everything for me.
And consequently improved my children’s lives. Yes, you heard me right.
Me choosing to listen to Autistic adults has improved my children’s lives.
There are plenty of Autistic adults out there writing things you will find helpful.
Read Nick’s essay What is Autism?.
Read Landon’s book I love being my own Autistic self.
Read the words of Alyssa, Cynthia, Ibby, Sparrow, Amy, Neurodivergent K, Henry, and Michael.
Seek out communities run by Autistic people. Communities like “We are like your child" and "Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance" (jointly run by Autistic people and parents of Autistic people).
These people are your childs tribe and their words are your opportunity to truly understand your childs experience of the world.
Listen. Read. Learn.
And hope. In the face of all the negative talk, all the tragedy rhetoric, all the despairing messages from “autism parents”…. hope. HOPE.
Things may be hard right now, but they will not always be. You will find your way. Your child will find their way. Spend just a little time with the sadness that follows a change of plans if you must, but move on to hope. You will be happier for it and so will your child.
With you on the journey,
- The letter I wish I had read when my children were diagnosed with Autism by Michelle Sutton
I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.