As I’ve continued to browse the autism-related tags on Tumblr over the past year or so, I’ve been noticing something.
Namely: there’s a lot of stuff out there on Tumblr that quite readily disproves the old canard that people on the autism spectrum don’t have a sense of humor.
Seriously. It’s one of those things you hear all the time. ‘Autistic people have no sense of humor.’ And yet anyone who’s actually hung out with an autistic person for any reasonable amount of time will likely realize: it just ain’t true. Sure, our sense of humor may be a bit different from the norm, may be a bit… off-kilter, to put it mildly, but that’s hardly the same as not having no sense of humor at all.
And… well, that’s what this blog’s going to be all about. Mostly, it’ll just be reblogs of amusing stuff that’s been posted by folks on the spectrum. But we might occasionally throw in an original post as well just for kicks. Either way, it’s all going to have two things in common: it’s funny, and it’s by someone on the autism spectrum.
It’s sort of in the same vein as the hilarious but over-a-year-dormant Humourless Feminists, basically. (And, in fact, that blog was pretty much the main inspiration.)
So… greetings! And enjoy. That is, after all, why I created this blog.
(Oh, and any autistic regulars from around Tumblr wanting to be co-moderator? Just ask. If I know you reasonably well, I’ll more likely than not add you to the blog.)