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NuclearBurrito Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I've found it easier to ignore the moods thing for journals
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I can't even find the option anymore for moods, so I don't have to worry about it anymore.  XD
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matt-flameboymallon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
See what you mean autistic people ether show no emotion or extra strong emotion
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Bunni89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, the thing about journal "moods" = so true! :XD:
What are half of these moods?? Aren't they all the same thing?? Zeal and zest and excitement are apparantly different??
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ashachu2013 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What you just said kinda describes part of me in a nutshell. Never saw that coming.
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GambitPrix Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! It's me again, the one with the aspergers website. On my mom's facebook page, which is Aspergers101, she would like to highlight some of your strips and put a link to your deviantart page, giving you credit with a brief bio on you. Here's the facebook page: www.facebook.com/Aspergers101

If you're interested in promoting your strips, go ahead and contact my mom in the e-mail below :)
my mom's e-mail is jallen100@att.net . 
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!  I sent an email out...and I'll be sure to like the Facebook page, too!

^w^
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Lizzardtong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
have the same thing when i want to comfort someone, i have No Idea what to do to help someone feel better.
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I typically wind up trying to tell a joke.  It's worked a few times, though in the end, I'll wind up frustrated at my own lack of ability to just give the person a hug (especially at times when my brother was there, and had no problems comforting people).
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monkfishlover Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For my journal entries, I choose Llama as my mood! :dummy: :la: And eager whenever something I am looking forward to is nearby timewise (ie release of a game I want).
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Prolly a good idea.  XD

But what emotion does a llama mean?
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:iconmonkfishlover:
monkfishlover Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's in the humorous category so maybe it could mean silly. :la:
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little-shining-fox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Heh, that's me in a nutshell. I don't know why, but for some reason, I've always found it hard to take compliments and it just makes me feel embarrassed. However, I think that's more from my personality than my autism. 
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't figured out if it's personality or autism; maybe I should ask some of my friends (or even watchers) with autism about that subject.  Nobody in my family gets embarrassed when complimented, but it's a curious thing to think about.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, I notice this with my friends who have Asperger's Syndrome.  A lot of times they will not be able to tell what my mood is, but if I explain to them how I feel, they can be very understanding.  They are very good with listening, which is really important when you need to talk about something emotional, and I think that a lot of people forget that.  They may not have been in the exact same situation or they may not know what to say.  But many people would be surprised how many times they do know what to say without even realizing it.  In my experience, you just have to explain.  Just because they can't read your emotion doesn't mean they won't understand it.

Actually, the friend I like to talk to on the phone the most has Asperger's Syndrome.  He's also one of the few friends I've kept in touch with since high school.  He moved to Massachusetts and graduated from a college specifically for people with autism.  While most of my friends (those who don't have any kind of autism) have a hard time talking to me on the phone because they would rather text, chat on facebook, Skype, facetime, email, or otherwise keep as minimal personal contact as possible, this friend is great to talk on the phone.  We can spend hours just talking and laughing.  If a young person can still call on the phone and have long conversations while the rest of the world has abandoned it, that person is obviously better at communicating than anyone realizes.  And that describes my friend.

In addition, my best friend (not the guy in Massachusetts, one who lives in my area) was the first person I called after I told my parents that I was molested by my uncle, and my parents did not believe me.  But my best friend did, and he knew exactly what to say and has helped me so much through the years.  He is one of my most loyal friends, and I honestly don't know why he puts up with me, but he does.

So people with Asperger's Syndrome are definitely full of depth and emotion and can help their friends cope with difficult situations.  They might not be able to identify the emotions by name, but knowing how someone feels and what they should do is so much more important!  Being skilled with emoticons is actually not that useful.  I've done that a lot, and it actually hinders me in my real life conversations because I can't put a picture of a frowny face in someone's face while I'm talking to them.
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mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Exactly!  All people have to do is explain what they're feeling, and we can empathize rather easily.

That's awesome that you have such great friends!  And that one who talks with you over the phone...even before texting and chatting online, I was horrid over the phone; my friends and I called me "dead air space", because I was never good at communicating over the phone (and even have some verbal quirks as well).

What you've said is so true (though, I find it easier to help people through writing it out, such as online, than verbally expressing those same feelings to try and help)!

:hug:
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most people aren't very patient and know nothing about Asperger's Syndrome.  People need to learn to that it is most important for them to be sensitive toward those with Asperger's Syndrome, not the other way around.

Thanks!  Though my friend Zach is actually very quiet and tends to be a bit of a loner.  I actually don't think he really talks to anyone outside his family except for his girlfriend and me.  But we make good friends because we have a similar sense of humor and some interests in common.  We have tons of inside jokes.  I actually don't really chat online much with him.  Our conversations on the phone are usually at least two hours long.

Another friend with Asperger's Syndrome who I like to talk to on the phone is my friend Josh.  He wanted to become a lawyer, but unfortunately he could not pay for tuition.  He's incredibly intelligent and has an immense vocabulary.  He is a savant.  He knows so much about politics and comic books.  In fact, that's pretty much all he talks about except for the times when he needs someone to talk to about personal problems, which any normal person does.  I love comic books , but my friend knows 10,000 times more about comic books than I do.  It's OK with me.  I feel like I learn something every time he talks to me on the phone.  We have long conversations on the phone, too, and we used to chat on AIM a lot.  I used to have an X-men RPG site, and he joined as Quicksilver for a while.  He writes really good fan fiction, too.

You have the right to express yourself in a way that makes you and another people comfortable.  It's not a bad thing to want to write instead of speaking in person.  Thomas Jefferson was a terrible speaker, but he wrote the Declaration of Independence.  If there's one thing that I've learn from eight years with a Spanish minor, it's that everyone has different ways of communicating.  Some people are great at speaking but can't write or spell very well.  Others aren't good talking in person, but they may actually be eloquent and savvy writers.  I also took psychology, and I know that different parts of the brain control very specialized areas of language.  There's one for speaking, one for writing, one for listening, etc.  People who have strokes sometimes lose one of these abilities depending on which part of the brain was damaged.
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Aorta-Heartless Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Autistic aren't the only ones with that issue. Some people just don't get others.
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sure there are other disorders which have similar issues with emotions.  The biggest thing is, whether someone tries to understand other people or not.

As :iconsavvyred: pointed out, we just need it explained to us sometimes (especially when it comes to nonverbal language).

It's because we try to understand it and sometimes can't connect all the dots, or can't verbally express ourselves the way we want to, that we get so frustrated.  There are (or used to be) a lot of videos out there of autistic kids having breakdowns/meltdowns; either because of too much stimuli, lack of stimuli, or being frustrated at their own inability to express themselves.

There are some things about "normal" people I still don't understand, but when my friends or even people I barely know turn to me for advice or help, I try my best to understand.
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014   General Artist
You and me both.... :(
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Heh with me its more like I choose one emotion to use, pick the wrong one, and end up offending people because of it |D
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
People get offended over stuff like that?  O.o
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Yeah, I'm autistic like you, but I don't have much self restraint when it comes to social interaction like most autistic people do, so when I was young I was extremely socially naive, things like hugging complete strangers and stripping naked in public were just two of my daily activies =w=; nowadays I've learned how I'm supposed to act in public but I still slip up at times.
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mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I used to pounce on people at the lunch table while pretending I was a tiger.  I never stripped in public (I actually was that kid who changed behind the locker door), but I used to have really bad manners.  I'd get in so much trouble when I used to bring toys and-or a yo-yo to shopping trips, or a book when we went out to eat.

I suppose "normal" social stuff is just something we learn as we get older...or just don't wish to get in trouble for anymore.  ^^;

I, too, slip up at times.  A couple nights ago at a dinner party, I was seated with a couple of kids and their parents, and was scolded by my mom when I started to join in on a game of "mad science" (aka, combining leftovers on the table into one inedible mess).
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Yeah, its good to be able to chat about the old times like this, and good to meet others with similar social differences, I still wonder about starting my own comic about autism, would it be interesting to collaborate on one sometime? As in, our characters discussing how we respond to certain aspects of culture? We're both austistic, but I think our views are in themselves very different. Its just a suggestion.
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mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I don't do collabs, but you should definitely go for it if you want to make your own comic about autism!  The more that's out there, in more perspectives, the better!
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xelaalex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Yeah, thing is I wouldn't know where to begin, that's why I thought collaberating would ease me into it, but hey if you'd rather not I understand
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mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just jump right into it; try writing out a "script" of what you want to cover in each panel, then it's easier from there to figure out the poses.  I don't do a storyboard because I only have Kairy, but some of my fanart-comics were pre-planned with a storyboard (basically, just where I wanted each panel to go, and where each character should stand; I just drew them as stick figures).

Even if the first comic you make isn't an introduction of any sort, you don't necessarily have to use that as the first "page".

AuTalkz started out with the intent of what I'm doing now, but was actually a satire on real world happenings from the point of view of someone with Asperger's rather than what I actually wanted, which was to teach people about autism and allow folks who also have it to be able to know they're not alone (be able to relate to it). 

Nothing's perfect on the first try, and I know it's hard to get started, but I found that if there's an outline or a script to follow (or even just notes on what you want to cover), it's much easier to get it done.
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landonbay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the most know parts with Autism, but as for emotions, people assume I am some kind of monster because I dont show alot of emotion, oh well

I like this post :3
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My dad often has misconceptions about me because I don't show my emotions very well.  Recently, I blurted out that my financial situation and all the insanity over trying to keep a job frustrates me, and he had a very surprised look on his face and didn't say anything for quite some time.

And if people think you're a monster, they're the ones with a problem, cause you're not a monster!  ^^
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Every time  Mom says something's easy, when to me it's not, I wanna flip a table.

i like that his eyes are square in the first one. 
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I know that feeling.  I compare it with being told to reach a cabinet overhead without any aid (like a step-stool), when there's otherwise no way to reach that cabinet.

And, thank you!
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Drakohahn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Too true, unfortunately. It's especially problematic when the people you're interacting with don't even know that you have it. So it's like they are left thinking, "What is wrong with this kid?"
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This times a thousand.  That's what happened to me in school, when I would have panic attacks in the classroom.  Because nobody knew anything about me, and I was sort of the "outcast", I would get those sort of whispers all the time, as well as staring.
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hammarbomber Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
My birthday's February 6th
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It happens to me, too. Although I broke down during last Sunday, when the pastor started talking about the homosexuality in the world.
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LolMovedAccount Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it's easier not to pick an emotion for the journals :meow:
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:iconmdchan:
mdchan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
XD
It'd prolly be easier to leave that blank, true.
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