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Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:21 pm
by Charles
To a person with Asperger's syndrome, the Drabble is a honey trap;
it brings out two obsessive behaviors that produce a terrifying
conflict: the tendency to explain things in long elaborate passages,
with detailed rationales that diverge into seemingly unrelated
side-topics whose relevance is of import because of the obsessive
need for a well structured universe, and the belief that that
structure needs to be elaborated to communicate
comprehension; contrasted with the attraction
of the fascinating problem of producing *exactly* one hundred
words of prose, and the concomitant activity of compulsively
counting words whilst trying to compose said prose.

Damn.

Re: Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:31 pm
by ROU Killing Time
You and strawman need to have a run-on run-off. :-)

Re: Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:34 am
by mrsmica
I totally thought the title was "Asparagus" Syndrome.

Re: Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:45 am
by Charles
ROU Killing Time wrote:You and strawman need to have a run-on run-off. :-)

There is a passage that inspires me. From the foreword to "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons:
The life of the journalist is poor, nasty, brutish and short. So is his style. You, who are so adept at the lovely polishing of every grave and lucent phrase, will realize the magnitude of the task which confronted me when I found, after spending ten years as a journalist, learning to say exactly what I meant in short sentences, that I must learn, if I was to achieve literature and favourable reviews, to write as though I were not quite so sure about what I meant but was jolly well going to say something all the same in sentences as long as possible.

Re: Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:45 am
by secretnude
I have Asperger's too like you and I have written so much drabbles since it is like scrabble game, not lame!

I love playing with words, and to be heard in a forum like this and get a quorum of hits on the net and set my publishing career on fire as people might hire a prolific writer who is also a fighter in real life of troubles like financial bubbles.

A beautiful obsessive mind, you might find behind such prose that smells like a rose which arose from the ashes of a life so sad and very, very bad!

Re: Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:45 am
by Spindaddy
mrsmica wrote:I totally thought the title was "Asparagus" Syndrome.
Haha that made me laugh!