Monthly Archives: June 2013

I Don’t Get It

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Decided to splurge a little on myself tonight and went to Dunkin Donuts for a mid-shift snack. I know the guy who works there and he’s very nice. This sounds like a good thing, however many people with Aspergers like me would actually prefer a stranger to a familiar face. Familiar faces tend to try to be friendly and joke around, which doesn’t go over well when you can’t figure out sarcasm.

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Professor Frink could have made millions off of the aspie community.

I step up to the counter and begin to order myself a coffee cake muffin and as I continue my list of fattening treats, the guy behind the counter tells me that I can’t have any of those. I know from previous trips to this DD that this guy likes to joke around so at first I kinda laugh it off, but he’s still telling me I can’t have them. Now I start thinking… maybe he’s serious? Don’t normal people end the joke when everybody laughs? He’s not getting my muffin. I think he’s serious. Something is wrong with those muffins.

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Um, on second thought I’ll just have a french cruller…

 So I ask him, “Is there something wrong with the muffins?” And he laughs, “Nah, man, I’m just messing with ya.” Now I know he’s just trying to be funny. But I’m an aspie, so um, yeah… no. Didn’t get it. Never will. 

This happens to me all the time. At least once or twice every single day, someone tells me a story that ends in a joke, or at least I interpret it as a joke from the way they are talking. However, to me, it’s not a joke because it’s simply not funny. But I figure that because I’m the aspie, I must have missed the joke, so I laugh anyway. Most of the time I’m right on, but it has led to some awkward moments.

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When you said your mom was in a better place now, I thought you meant Hawaii or something.

UPDATE: One of the comments below is just so WTF, I can’t even believe it’s serious. In no way do I condone the ideas in the comment. I approved it simply because it’s just too crazy for me to be the only person to ever read it.

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I’m a Whovian

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It took a while. But after numerous delays – from Netflix unavailability to bandwith issues, I FINALLY got myself caught up on my Doctor Who episodes! And, since this is one of my “things” now, I’m going to be spewing forth some Doctor Who-related comments. Most of what follows are my opinions and/or predictions, and have not been confirmed of corroborated in any way.

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You’ve been warned, sweetie.

Since this is my first time posting about Doctor Who, I’ll give you a little insight on my Who experience. I started watching with the modern epidoses, with the Ninth Doctor. I have passing knowledge of the older versions of the show, but not much familiarity. And, while I will give Matt Smith credit on doing a decent job as the Eleventh Doctor, in my opinion the best Doctor by far is David Tennant (the Tenth). He is one of the main reasons I’m extremely psyched for the 50th anniversary episode!

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We feel the same way.

Speaking of that 50th anniversary episode… what should we expect from this episode?

The end of the last episode (The Name of the Doctor) left us with the Doctor and Clara escaping the Doctor’s own time stream – an action that, as described by the Doctor himself, was impossble. But Clara is the “Impossible Girl.” She’s apparently able to do the impossible and allow herself and the Doctor to escape the time stream, albeit leaving approximately 7,328 paradoxes behind. Before escaping, the Doctor explains that everyone in the time stream with them is him – including the menacing, shadowy figure nearby who we are obviously meant to see as a not-so-nice dude. The Doctor says that this represents who he was before he made the promise by taking the name of the Doctor. We are then introduced to John Hurt as “The Doctor,” and he does not look like a happy character.

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Are you following along so far?

 Here’s what I think is going to happen in the 50th anniversary episode:

I think that when the Doctor and Clara escape the time stream, it’s going to open a rift through  which all of the previous Doctors will be able to exit, including the pre-Doctor version of the Doctor. This version is not the benevolent Doctor we are used to seeing – this is a man who has done terrible things. He is ruthless, merciless, and not to be messed with. This is the past that the Doctor has been running from since he cleverly faked his own death with the Teselecta (remember that?). When this “pre-Doctor Doctor” is let loose, the entire universe will be threatened! The fabric of space-time itself will be vulnerable!!!!

Bum ba da bum!!! Doctors to the rescue!

All of the previous incarnations will end up working together to confront (and hopefully defeat) John Hurt’s mega-evil Time Lord of Death character. Previous companions will chip in, as well. It’s gonna be EPIC!

It will probably also be nothing like what I described. But it’s fun to guess, and (hopefully) it’ll be even more fun to watch!