The thoughts that go through my autistic brain are often too long for Twitter and often far too scattered for proper blog posts. This is my middle-way.
My name's Jemima. Call me Jem.
I have Asperger's and depression and have lived with the former since I was born in 1984 and with the latter since some unspecified time in my pre-teens - probably.
I'm a geek. I'm a role-player. Not LARPing - the classic nerdy table top games like D&D. I'm a fantasy and sci-fi fan. Especially fond of Star Trek and steampunk.
I'm a gamer, though not the hard-core kind. For me gaming is escapism - not a competition.
I read pretty much anything from the Elder Edda to the biography of Niels Bohr (Danish philosopher and physicist). Heck, I'll read a dictionary if the cover feels nice in my hands. Yes, I am autistic.
I'm an atheist, though I subscribe to quite a few of the ideologies and philosophies of Asatru.
I have a two cats named Kaktus (the Danish spelling of - you guessed it - cactus) and Chili. they're what keeps me sane, when my brain does not co-operate. They are my fylgja.
I study Law, because I believe that's a good area where someone with my disabilities can still do good work for a cause I believe in. I may end up in politics, but that will be many years from now in any case. I wouldn't be able to handle the attention as things are now.
I am cis.
My sexuality is... flexible. I'm not attracted to a set group of genders or gender-presentations, so I don't really know what to call myself in that department. When talking to people who aren't SJ-savvy I usually just say I'm bi.