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Posted 6/7/12 , edited 6/7/12
My username is SonicGenesisKing for a reason: Some of you here can tell I had a nasty childhood based on posts elsewhere, but last year it paid off. These images from the 2012 Guinness Book Gamers Edition and prove my claims




Now please do not give me "you should be president" or "such an arrogant jerk" comments, if you have mixed feelings share them with me and if you have believable positive feedback, please share, but do not make it look like I am the only important person in the world, some are to me beyond importance.

Some say that people with Asperger's syndrome are inferior, but here's the thing: I have it, people bullied me, even said that I was a humiliation to my family and the "R word". The excessive bullying was partly why I developed a chronic, sometimes physically self-abusive inferiority complex so powerful, that it lead to the point of THREE suicidal periods from being pressured before I completed high school. After some ups and downs in school, I saw segments of the movie King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, and remembered my early childhood wish that was shattered when I realized I could not be as fast as Sonic The Hedgehog, my first game character and thought, "if my own legs can't be the best, I will simply use my childhood-present hero's to be the best instead!" So, with some practice, I completed a few speed runs and points runs in Sonic games and became the fastest anyway. It was truly a positive shock since I was trying to prove stereotypes of people with autism to be absolutely false, make my friends hate themselves less and make a wish of earning respect come true at last. As a result, I feel better about myself and the chronically poor self-esteem is no more. As long as I exist, sticking up for the minority is my mission, I saw too many people be bullied for thinking differently, just like me to not care. The majority of people don't realize that Asperger's Syndrome has benefits, which made my task easier.

I still feel inferior to a degree though, just not quite as bad as it used to be.
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Congrats. I'm a little curious though as to what your sources are that state that Bill Gates, George Lucas, and Satoshi Tajiri all have Asperger's. Not calling you a liar or anything; I just haven't heard of that before. Please share them with me if you find them.
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I haven't found the information about George Lucas, but if the second link is correct, the Bill Gates does have it. It also appears Satoshi Tajiri does indeed have it according to these as well. Though unless i'm right there are a good many other famous people who have it or are believed to have it.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_autism_spectrum_disorders
http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_2086.shtml
But yeah, stereotypes about some "mental" disorders can actually be incorrect. I've got a friend who if I remember correctly has Asperger's, but he's incredibly smart, and I've got another with Cerebral Palsy who is as well, and has even done some writing.
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Cool story bro.
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Aquans wrote:

Congrats. I'm a little curious though as to what your sources are that state that Bill Gates, George Lucas, and Satoshi Tajiri all have Asperger's. Not calling you a liar or anything; I just haven't heard of that before. Please share them with me if you find them.


My therapist told me George Lucas has it. I hope I made people happy by explaining some of my history.
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I always found it unusual that autistic people tend to gravitate so readily toward depression. In some ways, it makes sense. Autism is all about one part of the mind being completely forfeited to strengthen other parts, generally. "Normies" pick up on that shit right away, and can easily, especially at younger ages, use it against the "afflicted" individual to ostracize them.

Fond memories!

It's ironic. At the same time individuals with autism tend to be very strong thinkers, it's inevitably squandered thinking about how they've been taught they're inferior. Depending on how far up or down the scale of autism you are, you may be lucky enough to only hit the Aspergers stage, which at least allows an individual to function with some degree of normalcy .. more or less.

The further up the stage you go, the more specialized your mode of thought will become .. but at the cost of that individual seemingly becoming a vegetable.

I too am aware of many famous people who have either been confirmed to have autism or who were strongly suspected of having it.
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I always found it unusual that autistic people tend to gravitate so readily toward depression. In some ways, it makes sense. Autism is all about one part of the mind being completely forfeited to strengthen other parts, generally. "Normies" pick up on that shit right away, and can easily, especially at younger ages, use it against the "afflicted" individual to ostracize them.

Fond memories!

It's ironic. At the same time individuals with autism tend to be very strong thinkers, it's inevitably squandered thinking about how they've been taught they're inferior. Depending on how far up or down the scale of autism you are, you may be lucky enough to only hit the Aspergers stage, which at least allows an individual to function with some degree of normalcy .. more or less.

The further up the stage you go, the more specialized your mode of thought will become .. but at the cost of that individual seemingly becoming a vegetable.

I too am aware of many famous people who have either been confirmed to have autism or who were strongly suspected of having it.


Exactly, normals that are arrogant have a bit of everything or so they say, but do they have enough of everything? My incompleteness made me a better person than all the Narcissists I ever encountered. My imperfection found flaws in bullies so I proved that being below in some cases only made me unstoppable in others.
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I don't get this
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Didn't read the whole thing.
Got bored.
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I don't get this


I was made fun for having a "mental condition" got mad and proved that the bullies were the ones who were wrong through Twin Galaxies and Guinness for games I played as a toddler.
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I read your entire post and...I still don't get it. Are you in that book of like records for a speed run? Ok, yes a bit impressive, but all it really means is you've played the game so many times you know exactly what happens in each level.

So don't compare yourself to George Lucas or Bill Gates, this is not a life accomplishment.

You will never amount to anything in life if you decide to just rest on this VERY MINOR accomplishment. Do something that has meaning, whatever it may be. I'm not going to tell you what, because I don't know what you're good at, except for a silly mascot video game
Posted 6/7/12
All I read was ego-rousing shit.

Cool story, bro.

I'm an asshole. Thanks.
Posted 6/7/12
You should be president, you damn arrogant jerk.
Posted 6/7/12
you should be president lol
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