"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."
~J.R.R.Tolkien

"It is with the utmost affection for my own children and autistic children everywhere that I share these stories."
~Scott

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On the Spectrum #82: Careful...

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Yeah... Of course that's not what she meant... LOL. 

Most of the time the kids write this stuff, but occasionally we do as well. ;)

BTW: THANK YOU to the folks over at Autisable for pickling up the strip and agreeing to syndicate it.  Anyone who hasn't checked them out should do so, they run a lot of different blogs and get posts from a wide range of people within the autism communtiy. There's always something new and interesting being put up from somewhere.  So take a look!

10 comments:

Adelaide Dupont said...

Wow.

Autistable picked you up.

Rain-man.

That is such a natural expression.

I don't fault your wife for using it in this instance.

PS: Did the kid get a shock?

(Shows you the redundancy of language!)

Anonymous said...

bwah ha ha. I have said similar things, not realizing what it sounds like until after.

Brandy said...

Autisable is great, they syndicate my blog. (shesmorethananumber)

Also, I'm not offended by you but you'd be surprised how many times I have to explain; no, I do not count cards, I am nothing like Rain Man. (I actually am terrible at math)

It's very odd in 2010 that people still assume Autism=Rain Man. I think the movie Miracle Run is better. (or for adults, Mozart and the Whale)

Again, not at all offended by you, just a bit perplexed how many people still think "Rain Man" is the only picture of autism.

Scott Lynn said...

@Adelaide Dupont - Well, she meant it completely differently , of course. :) And no, the kids are way to young to understand the reference.

@Brandy - Yeah, I know what you mean. I liked Miracle Run myself, although it kind of has the opposite problem that Rain man does. If anything it makes it all seems way too easy - like all you have to do is throw a guitar in someone's hands and magic will just happen. Still a really inspiring story though!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I know I am late to the game and all but HAHAHAHAHA!!! I think I bit my tongue. That was hilarious.. Not so much what she said but how you depict her reaction.. i can totally see myself doing that!

Shannon said...

Off all your strips, this one is my favorite. She just looks so horrified! Love it!

Scott Lynn said...

@Anon & Shannon -

Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Angelina said...

This made me laugh out loud. I love how you drew her expression. Thanks for sharing :)

Scott Lynn said...

@Angelina - You're quite welcome! I appreciate your kind words!

Anonymous said...

I also loved the expression on her face, priceless.

Great comic!

Raven Morris