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  • Birthday 10/10/1992

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    Sonic...otherwise I wouldn't be here, Pokemon, Doctor Who, Kingdom Hearts.
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  1. I love Big Bang Theory and find it genuinly entertaining. Do I have a crappy sense of humour or something?

    1. JosepHenry


      BBT is a weird one for me. Or it makes laugh till I knock myself unconsious or makes me cringe to death.

    2. Boomer


      Humour is subjective.

      Personally I find it an absolute dreck of a show that has done so much harm to people with autism.


    3. JosepHenry


      @Boomer those are the type of jokes that make me feel empty inside.

    4. PaddyFancy


      I enjoy watching it too when its on. I don't get the hate it receives.

    5. Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      Vertical Snoop [D.K.]

      @Boomer I was just about to say!

      If I had a nickel for every time my mom's said "Come on you should watch it, one of the characters has Aspergers!".

    6. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Nah, just a different one from many people on the internet.

    7. Boomer


      @Depression Kong

      Yep. I have Aspergers too. Being compared to someone as much of a dick as Sheldon is far from complimentary.

    8. Jango
    9. RedFox99


      Watched only the first few minutes of one episodes and I already disliked the show.

    10. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      How is it offensive to people with autism? (I have aspergers and have no problem with it)

    11. Boomer


      Makes a bunch of the traits and symptoms out to be laughable and the butt of jokes. Plus the aforementioned comparison to Sheldon, who is a narcissistic ass.

    12. shdowhunt60


      Seconded, I fail to have any issue with the show being an autist myself.

      Then again, I also have no issue using autism as an insult myself, so whatever.

    13. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I think they do too much explaining on jokes that its pretty unfunny.

    14. RedFox99


      Plus, the show tries too hard to invoke the "references are funny" idea.

    15. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      @PaddyFancy Boomer and Depression Kong summed up the brunt of it, but there's also a lot of people like myself who don't like the overuse of the laugh track and find the show's style of humor to be super shallow (both of which would be issues even if we could somehow surgically remove the unfortunate implications of stuff like Sheldon's characterization from the show).

      And I mean, I am a neuroatypical mentally ill person, but I don't mind characters with a mental illness or a spectrum disorder getting involved in the comedy. The perfect angel savant depiction is also damaging in its own way by implicitly degrading anybody who isn't like that (which is... basically everybody. Even somebody who is a genius isn't perfect.) and there's way too many ways for the inspirationally disadvantaged depiction to turn from encouraging to condescending, so in some ways I actually prefer shows to get everybody involved in the comedy. That and unfortunately, there are douchebags in real life and some of them happen to have a spectrum disorder or mental illness. The thing that bothers me is that too many shows use these things as a character trait when its more of an attribute-- using autism as a personality trait is like defining a character's personality as "girl" or "black" in that it doesn't make sense at best and is super insulting at worst.

      @Ernest-Panda, to answer your question, some people see Sheldon as a character who has autism as a personality trait, which is insulting because he very frequently acts like a pompous jerk with the implication that he can't help it because he's autistic. IRL, as you probably know, autistics can accidentally come off as rude or dismissive because of their bluntness, but that's usually unintentional and agreed not to be an excuse for poor behavior, as all autistics can learn how to recognize when they've accidentally hurt others' feelings and learn how not to in the future. A better way to go about it IMO would be to have Sheldon be a character who is a pompous jerk who also happens to have autism, while making it clear that autism doesn't justify or cause his jerk moments.

    16. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      To be fair it isn’t like Sheldon is the only representetive of aspergers/autism in the show. One could argue that Leonard, Raj, or even Stuart have certain aspergic traits, and they’re nothing like Sheldon.

    17. Boomer


      >hey come watch our show we make references to things you like!

      Then some dialogue like this would happen

      "Penny I'd like to go for lunch but Sheldon and I are playing D&D at 1"

      *laughtrack intensifies*

    18. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Boomer yeeeaaah... no offence, but that’s the kind of scenario that I’ve heard sooooo many BBT haters use as an example of their humour, and I, to this day, do not see where they’re coming from. There is referential humour, yes, but it’s nowhere near as overused as people make it out to be.

    19. Boomer


      @Ernest-Panda You'll have heard it so many times as it's what many people take from the show. I used to watch it myself, my dad still does, but it gradually pissed me off over time. Now I can't stand the show.

    20. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      *shrugs* fair enough

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