An Aspie's Voyage

An alien in an alien land – an aspie's quest for a place in the world

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A Big Thank You!

Please let me in this post extend a big thank you to fellow blogger Lisa Walker England. She writes about the asperger community and our fascination with the horror author Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937) in two posts on her blog The Scrappy storyteller:

What is it about H. P. Lovecraft?

What is it about H. P. Lovecraft part 2?

What she writes is simply amazing.

What, then, is my reason for bringing this up now? Well, her first post was one reason I started my research into connections between the autism disorder spectrum and Lovecraft’s Mythos Universe. The other is that in her second post she writes very nicely about my presentation at the Providence NecronomiCon 2015.

Many of you are probably already aware of her blog, which also features a very good serial art story as this is written. It is well worth a visit and I often repost her posts to the facebook page of the writers’ group I am a member of.


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Armitage Symposium at the NecronomiCon Providence 2015

This is a presentation I held at the 2015 Providence NecronomiCon about interpreting HP Lovecraft’s texts using an autism perspective. It was well received. The video was recorded by my friend Dr John Styers.

I recently read the following blog by Lisa Walker England (an aspie fellow):

What she wrote made me think… I write. In fact, I love writing. In my dreams I am a full time author; yes, in my dreams. In reality, I would never be able to support myself on my writing. What I have published has been either in learned journals or in small press, which does not pay, and I do not see how that will change in the foreseeable future. Still, I have some finished or nearly finished projects that I think deserve to be read, so, instead of letting my pieces gather virtual dust while finding ways to publish them I will put them on my blog. That will give me the joy of seeing my work available to others, who might feel inspired to do the same.