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Here's a particularly good account of Asperger's Syndrome - like everything that makes up one's personality, there's unquestionably a broad (multidimensional!) spectrum involved - one might exhibit such traits profoundly, or only mild tendencies in some ways. All part of the peculiarity of these weird grey blobs most of us carry around. (Surprisingly high in cholesterol, though)

One of the slightly odder comics you'll find.. remember the myriad "OS-tan" manga girls representing different OS' characteristics? Say hello to Afuganisu-tan and friends, including Pakisu-tan, Kyrgyz-tan, and Meriken. The strips themselves follow the characters' adventures, whilst the accompanying text adds historical information about the countries, the international agents, and the various factions. (Conveniently, the site design is such that you can simply perform a "save all linked images" to retrieve all the character sheets and strips)

Caution: bad pun alert. ^_^;

ZOMG! ibneko alerted me to the existence of Petz Bunnyz, a virtual rabbit for the DS. ^_^

Care
* Pick the perfect bunny buddy and choose from five bunny breeds, including the American Fuzzy Lop and English Angora.
* Customize your bunny’s environment and unlock decorating items such as toys, wallpaper and flowers.
* Your bunny likes to be brushed and cleaned -- and that includes his cage.
* Feed your bunny her favorite foods and she will love you for it.

Training
* Teach your bunny to recognize greetings and phrases using the DS touchpad.
* Care for, pet and play with your bunnies regularly to keep them happy, unlock new items and more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, I don't know such merits particular attention - using something like Asperger's as an excuse for behavior is quite improper, but ultimately, that's their own look out. But if someone can - accurately or not - self-diagnose and use that as a cue to attempt to improve themselves, that'd only be a good thing. After all, even if you're correctly diagnosed, the world will continue to work as it does - it's simply an explanation about aspects of oneself.

I should note I'm not claiming AS myself, though there are some traits I can certainly empathise with, such as having an aversion to small talk - I prefer communication to have information. Or passion. =:)

Brains are, at the end of it all, exceptionally odd things - memories, behaviors, traits, all blended together, intertwined quite inseparably, though still - obviously - occupying distinct physical regions. (The regions responsible for sensation in genitalia and feet are adjacent to each other, f'rex)

But then I don't think of you as someone who would actually have Asperger's, Porsupah, I think most computer nerds just aren't in enough social situations where they can learn from non verbal queues. Think about it. At any give week, how many of your meaningful conversations are had online versus offline. When we're lonely we don't normally go down to the pub or the country club, we go online where learning from non verbal queues just doesn't happen.

About 10 years ago, I'd have diagnosed myself with Asperger's, but instead I developed social skills and learned about how to deal with people and I don't consider myself anything close to having Aspergers anymore.