personal - you act like a robot

5th Mar 2020, 11:59 PM

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you act like a robot
you act like a robot

Image description Two comic pages in one post.

Page 1

Someone says to a surprised Erie (a purple cat person), "You act like a ROBOT."

This makes them recall multiple traumatic memories of people constantly telling them how to behave, to not fight bullies, to not ever speak out in opposition to anybody, to not show emotion.

Right away, Erie is in tears, upset as they sign with a single shaky hand, "W-w-wh... why?"

Page 2

"Why? Why did that bother me so much? I thought on that for three years." Erie is lying on the floor, in a different place, still uncomfortable.

"Now I know the answer. I was a deaf autistic teenager trying so, so hard to fit in, and I was told all that effort was for nothing."

erie, personal, comic, autism, vent

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Author Notes

12th Dec 2020, 8:44 PM At the time of writing this comic, I was looking into autism, reading through blog posts by autistic people, going into specifics to figure if I was autistic or not; it explained so much about my life, but it was a terrible realization to come to - that people didn't even try to hide their hatred and bullying of me because I acted too weird and different, but more specifically, because I was a deaf autistic kid (who was also "gifted".)