blue-author replied to your post:will graham is smart and sweet and autistic and i…I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of Hannibal, but I really love that they connect his autism to extreme empathy and imagination instead of autism always being the opposite of those things.
Ya I really relate to it in a lot of ways. Like mine manifests in a similar yet different manner. Like idk my entire mind and understanding of the world revolves around connecting different ideas and translating things I know so I can understand things I don’t know. Like I don’t care about most people and like to be honest I’m very self-absorbed, but like once I understand what a feeling feels like, I can really intensely empathize with anyone who I see experience it. It’s actually why I’m so confused by death and stuff.
Sorry that I kinda just went on a tangent about my autism.
To be honest, I’ve got a very wide definition of on topic or a high threshold for tangents… I wouldn’t have thought of this as a tangent. You said something about Will Graham and autism, and that made me think of something, and that made you think of something… it’s all a very natural set of connections. These are the kinds of conversations that make the most sense to me. I don’t know.