Thursday, April 12, 2007

Reader Q & A (Take 2)

Howdy folks! I have actually gotten some more questions from readers. Here are my current answers. Check back often, they change regularly. Grin.

1. Have you gotten any gear yet?

Sadly, no. I've been promised a Wii for my birthday - but mom is going to be paying full retail. Ha! I'm still interested in reviewing gear appropriate for gifted kids and kids on the autistic spectrum. So, if anyone knows anyone...... Or if you just have an idea that you want me to write about, let me know!

2. Is your book the fictionalized history of Sekigahara?

No. I do still want to write about the battle of Sekigahara but I haven't done nearly enough research yet. I am working on two separate ideas for books, and I intend to at least write the drafts this year. As you'll see in some of the posts I'm working on - I have been thinking a lot about what is success. Really, how do you define success? And, more importantly, how do you apply popular notions of success to kids like me, kids who have learning disabilities, and kids who are gifted in certain ways?

The other idea is about access of Asperger's kids to all types of entertainment venues. (Lol! I liked the word "thingies" but venue seemed clearer somehow. Did you know that "lol" is a dutch word that conveniently means "fun"? But I digress.... Oh look! An imp!) I like to go to restaurants, movies, plays, amusement parks, etc. Some experiences are better than others. Some places and some workers are better at dealing with people with less than obvious disabilities.

3. How's Texas?

Awesome! The best part of Texas is that I'm here. We didn't have internet access for the first few weeks, but now that we do - I'm back online, baby! We also have a new 56 inch HD TV which is cool for playing games but not so great for Runescape. Pinball in hi-def is cool! I can't wait for the Wii!

4. What is your Runescape name? When do you play?

Jetthead3; all the time!!!! Stop by. Say, "Hi!" Also, look for Mr. IO Man (dad) and Queen Pete (mom) in member's world 116.

5. Did you write the Gilbert & Sullivan piece?

The parody? yes. The original, no. I wasn't invited to be part of their group.

6. What is your current reading list?

I'm not sure. Let me check. I'll be right Bach, or Beethoven, or Weird Al Yankovic..... I'm not sure which. Ok, I am currently reading: (in no particular order)

Artemis Fowls (the series), Eoin Colfer - Worth a good re-read!
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Volume I), attributed to Luo Guanzhong
Justice League Unlimited (the series, except for issue 28), DC Kids
The Ultimate Fantastic Four, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar
Gintama (not to be confused with kintama which means "golden balls" and is a Japanese euphemism for testicles), Hideaki Sorachi
Yu-gi-oh! GX, Naoyuki Kageyama
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (series), Douglas Adams - Always a good re-read.

What's on your reading list?

7. Do you take requests?

On what to write about? Absolutely. On behavior, not so much.

8. What is your favorite post so far?

"Count your blessings", September 2006, because it contains my whole life philosophy (both the title and the actual post).

"Don't get your nose hairs in a burning trajectory over Moscow - be happy!"

Stephen

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