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Topic: Off-topic / Why does Sonic the Hedgehog attract so much autism?

Originally posted by DeathAndSyntaxes:

People with autism or Asperger’s syndrome have a very hard time working through the subtleties of human interaction and are unable to pick up on social cues. As a result, they spend a lot more time inside watching TV. When they’re still kids, their parents are going to make sure they only watch the relatively wholesome cartoons. When it comes to Saturday morning cartoon fare, Sonic was really all they had. Still, I think of it not as a link between autism and Sonic, but rather a link between autism and what Sonic represents: good, clean, moral fun. Think about the cartoons/characters that have awful fanbases: Sonic, MLP, Naruto, Bleach, every other shounen anime, etc. What are the common denominators?

  • Black-and-white morality
  • Simplistic yet dynamic character designs
  • Every character fits a cookie cutter personality type

Black-and-white morality is so easy to understand that even an autist can follow what’s going on. He can place himself on the hero’s side, watch the hero win, and feel joy at seeing his side win. There’s no need for subtlety, which is necessary for almost every good book, show, movie, or play, but the autist can digest it and, more important, spend his NEETbux on it.

Character design is important because it facilitates art creation, thus creating an art community within the fandom. You don’t have much of an art community for series without invented visual aspects, like, say, House of Cards. It’s an enormously popular show, but because it’s not a cartoon, where all the character designs and settings are invented out of thin air, there’s not much to work with artistically. At least, there isn’t for the uncreative autist, who can only create art that mimics or slightly alters the designs that already exist. The MLP ponies are a great example: they function as a template where anyone can add a few dumb features to a basic pony, add a symbol on their ass that represents the personality, and they’re done. Autists love this because having something as emotionally complex as a personality type be summed up by a single image allows them to believe they understand the complexity of the human psyche.

Personality types are the kicker. Most decent works of fiction will have characters develop over time. They grow and change and become better or worse people as the circumstances around them change. They’re put to the test. This doesn’t happen with shitty shows like Sonic and MLP because they have to revert back to normal at the end of each episode while remaining predictable enough for young children to want to watch the show. Kids don’t like characters acting in ways they don’t expect because they’re still trying to understand the basics of human interaction; they need consistent examples to show them that. Teenage/adult autists still haven’t mastered this, so they still latch on to these cartoons where everything is obvious and predictable. And they will of course spend their NEETbux on DVDs, t-shirts, and other merchandise.

Basically, Sonic doesn’t cause autism—autism causes Sonic.

I read the whole things and must say it was quite interesting.

What I wanted to say, you said it plus a lot more. Like how so many kids make their own shitty Sonic characters and you said the same about ponies.

And I didn’t even know Sonic had a show.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A small forum pro tip if you want to make a stealthy post

I tend to ignore the middle of pages, reading the beginning and the end mostly.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Gevock has moved to Dashnet

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

That would also make sense on why amane hasn’t been on lately either. We did it OT.

What has one to do with the other?

The rumors going around that Amane was Uber. It might be true now. >.>

HOLY CRAP!
I didn’t even notice both of them stopped posting at the same time.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Where is Amane?

Do you miss him or what?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Minions

I fucking hate them.
First I must admit that i hated them without much reason, they were spammed everywhere but that was it really.
Then I was forced to watch the Minions movie and now I have a good reason.
Probably the worst movie I’ve seen. Why are they popular? I don’t know.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Have you ever been well know and respected on an online game community?

I contributed a lot to a game wikia.
Even though I was made administrator and everything I don’t think I ever used the admin powers, I just kept editing and adding things as normal.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / >YOU WILL NEVER HAVE A GF EVER

To solve a problem, the first step is to identify such problem.
I am sure this video will clear things up for a lot of you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p37_Ux1G_BI

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Questions about Forums in General

Now be sure to not go around posting gore and porn. It might be a bit hard at first.

 

Topic: Off-topic / I got into a fight

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Topic: Off-topic / Thread for baiting

What are you guys fishing for?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kong just updated so that it removes your password if you post it

What if my password are asterisks?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I got into a fight

Originally posted by Nightshade210:
Originally posted by TheDarkoko:

How did you go from training and watching fighting videos to shooting someone in the street?

It’s called trolling, this guy didn’t actually shoot someone.

While I looked up “trolling” I also found something called “playing along”.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I got into a fight

How did you go from training and watching fighting videos to shooting someone in the street?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / It's clear what we must do

SD is going to do experiments with us. They will look at us just like humans look at rats.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / just got my first big glass order for two hundred pendants!!

Good for you :)
Hey you never posted pictures of your work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Just took a random look at my earlier posts and noticed something weird...

Before the mods could not understand what you were saying so that’s why they didn’t remove anything.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / would i look "cool" with e cig?

Why do you care about looking “cool”?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / BRIEFLY DESCRIBE WHO YOU LOST YOUR VIRGINITY TO

nonexistent

 
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Topic: Off-topic / AGAR.IO

I managed to be #1 one time but it was in the team mode and just because I was the biggest of my team so they started feeding me.

Good game but it got a bit boring for me.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / RIP Combat Arms :( (Online game discussion thread)

It’s sad when a multiplayer dies :(
R.I.P. Backyard Monsters

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Life sucks

Life doesn’t suck. You suck! :D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THIS IS WHAT UNICORNS REALLY LOOK LIKE

Originally posted by One4A11:

What’s there to discuss

OP forgot to add “Discuss” in his OP.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Shit no one cares about

I care
not

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Horrible Teachers

I had a teacher that wasn’t respected by anyone. In the first week students get a good feeling of how strict a teacher is so teachers usually make sure that the students have it clear they will have to behave in class.
But this one teacher just couldn’t pull it off, he couldn’t put any discipline in anyone and everything went downhill after the first week. I’m not exaggerating here, I can’t say we had more than 8 classes with him in the whole semester.
His “classes” consisted of students talking to each other, screaming, doing homework from other subjects, throwing pencils and stuff, etc. We had a food fight and one time a student threw a notebook to the teacher.
Poor guy.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What was the last thing you copy/pasted?

This goddam thread was brought back like a month ago to stay in the goddam first page for the rest of eternity.