Some Questions I Got Asked About Neurodivergent Life
Recently I started A YouTube channel called Beardo Bloggins after I was diagnosed with ADHD just before Christmas 2022. The point of this channel was to show what life ws like for neurodivergent people as I also have Autism and Dyspraxia. I wanted to show what live was like through my eyes but also educate people on the things we face, but also answer any questions they might have about Autism, ADHD and Dyspraxia. I asked on various social media platform for people to send in their questions and I've included them and the answers below. There will also be video versions available at www.youtube.com/@BeardoBloggins. I would greatly appreciateif anyone has any additional questions they want to know about, The more the merrier as they say!
The Mage and The Princess
Mage Ician knew what he was about to do would have huge ramifications for the future of the kingdom, but he knew he had to do it. For his secret love Princess Elia, he knew he had to cast this spell for her to be first in line to the throne, when her father inevitably died of his illness. There had been so many strings to pull in the background to get to this point and they were finally so close. Now there was only one more hurdle to clear.
Is AI Art Still Art
In a previous post, I wrote about whether or not video games could be considered art, based on the various components that make up the game itself. Now I present to you perhaps a more interesting question and one that may or may not be more challenging to answer.
There weren’t always dragons in the Valley. In fact, its original name had been the Valley of the Grass Sea because that’s all there was of note, and it led down from the mountains to the ocean. Farmers had lived on the hills above the Valley and had used the grasses to feed their livestock. They were the first to be slaughtered with arrival of the infernal Drakes. Now called Helldrake Valley, a once peaceful and prosperous region had been absolutely decimated by the beasts who had made it their domain.
A Heart Shape Locket
The locket had meant many things to Jared, but first and foremost it had been a promise to Gwen to survive. The events of that day still haunted him, and although he no longer had the nightmares, he will always struggle with how they were abandoned to fend for themselves. By the authorities, by their friends, they were forced to defend themselves against roving packs of zombies and looters alike, all because they did not want to leave their home to fate or allow it to be destroyed. How naive he had been, if he had known what was to come, leaving as a group to form a new community or to try and keep up with the retreating military did not seem like such an awful idea now, but that was one of the many, sometimes painful, lessons Jared had learnt over the years. What he had seen and been forced to do to survive had twisted him and made him bitter. The people he had lost and the betrayals over the years all weighed heavy on Jared, but the one thing that kept him going was his promise to Gwen as she lay dying in his arms had become his sole purpose.
Being a hobbyist photographer
I cannot remember exactly when I started photography as a hobby, I have a vague recollection of being in my late teens. I remember my first "proper camera" was a bridge camera that was a gift from a friend, that I used to take photos on family ski trips and the first time I got a DSLR was another big step up for me. I found I got to grips with landscape photography easily as being able to pick out the beauty of nature was so easy to do, as there was so much to be inspired by.
Games of the Decade
Now we have reached the end of the 2010's I thought it would be a nice lighthearted distraction from all the dismal politics to try to decided what I would consider to be the best game of the decade, with best games from each year within that decade.
- Top Story - November 2019
Gaming as ArtTop Story - November 2019
I quite often feel that gaming is very often overlooked as an art form, even scoffed at by various groups of people as connoisseurs of art and I feel it is unfairly so. As a medium, I believe it can explore all the themes traditional art styles do and add interesting perspectives to them as they games allow players to experience them for themselves from a different perspective. Yes, there are games that are just silly fun, but there are plenty of games that explore a wide variety of subjects in interesting ways.
Life on the Autistic Spectrum
My name is Duncan Ainsworth, I'm 29, and I have Asperger's Syndrome. I was first diagnosed with Asperger's as a teenager, as my parents particularly felt that a Dyspraxia diagnosis, didn't quite cover all of my unusual quirks and my lack of social skills.