Me: (reading I Think I Might Be Autistic)
Me: (at a glacial pace)
Me: (seriously people it’s 111 pages)
Me: (kinda sad it’s taking me this long to finish is all I’m saying)
Book: Do you repeat sounds such as animal sounds, grunts, growls or hums?
Me: wait what?
Me: okay that’s the first question that’s seemed really weird to me
Me: like I’m not trying to be judgey or anything
Me: I’m just saying this sounds a little
Me: how should I put it
Me: or maybe I’m just startled that there’s finally an autism characteristic I don’t have
Me: seriously this quiz has gone on for almost thirty pages and I don’t think I’ve said a firm “no” yet
Me: To be fair, let’s remember what this book is called.
Me: I seriously cannot relate to this question at all.
Me: All the others were either, let’s see
Me: FINALLY SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS ME
Me: or “kind of”
Me: But just this once, no.
Me: I do not in fact repeat sounds.
Me: (later same day)
Me: (listening to comedy/sci-fi podcast Mission to Zyxx)
Me: (there’s a character who’s a baby)
Me: (but they’re a species that grows to full adult size almost immediately after being born)
Me: (so the character is voiced by real-life babies of the cast and crew)
Me: (I love that)
Me: (dang I love baby babble)
Me: (it’s so CUTE)
Me: (baby voices are just the best)
Me: (they grab me in a way I can’t explain)
Me: (seriously I wish they gave this baby more lines)
Baby Hoha: Baababablabababadababa