How can anyone watch this? I actually had to run a lap during episode 6, and just gave up on 7. It's not "bad" but it makes me physically hurt.
You are just as autistic as Tomoko if you have to prance around whenever something cringeworthy happens in one of your chinese cartoons. I know more of you faggots do this and it makes me lose hope in the human race every time I read about it.
>prance around whenever something cringeworthy happens in one of your chinese cartoons
I never understood this too. At first I thought it was just a meme, but then I realized they were actually serious (and apparently on the spectrum).
This show was hilarious.
I don't know what everyone is whining about it being too depressing.
Only relateable thing in the show is when she's on summer break giggling in bed because she's so happy to have so much time to just lay around and play video games.
Pretty much this, people that are still like Tomoko(in the good or bad way) cant stand the mistakes she does, people that already are "out" and can laugh about the old times can really apreciate it.
It was hard to watch, but the more I saw her suffer, the worse I felt for her. Kinda wished I could be her older brother at one point and be the exact opposite as he was to her.
I guess you could say I felt protective.
The pacing didn't really work for me. I can't be bothered to finish it but I still follow the manga.
>tfw there are people who never feel second hand embarrassment
It gets so bad I have to constantly pause and facepalm.
I also drop manga when a person a gets caught in a lie/awkward situation, too fucking embarrassing for me.
>I thought autists couldn't show empathy or something like that
They can. Also of note, autism is a correctable lifestyle disorder that's been linked to screwed up gut microbiomes.
Watamote isn't cringy at all. It only makes me angry. Tomoko is actually pretty lucky because she has a friend and even a brother who puts up with her. On top of that, the plot is all about her getting more and more friends successfully.
Am I supposed to feel bad for her?
How could I feel sorry for Tomoko when she's surrounded with people, whereas I don't have a single friend?
Every time I read Watamote, it reminds me that my life is the worst.
especially now in the manga with her yuri harem
>thinking anything you do is normal
Protip: it isn't. You're a freak. If you have a private quirk, assume nobody else in the world is like you and you'll get further in life.
>the plot is all about her getting more and more friends successfully
I thought the whole point is that she's an awful person and a miserable failure at everything she does. It's a wonder anyone puts up with her.
If you're actually jealous of Tomoko your life really is the worst.
>I thought the whole point is that she's an awful person and a miserable failure at everything she does.
This is only the comical side of the manga. Her stupidity is caricatured or the manga would be already over with her realizing she has friends.
This pisses me off. She's got so many nice friends that keep talking with her because they understand she just has problems socializing. No such thing ever happened to me because of my appearance. You guys who are living a happy life will never understand what it means to be so ugly that people don't even want to look at you. "Get self-confidence" my ass, only decent-looking people can spout this kind of idealistic sentence.
The ugliest person I've ever seen still had friends in high school. It certainly doesn't help, but no one is going to push you away just because you are ugly, especially if you a genuinely nice and/or fun person to be around.
You don't know how it feels to be ugly. Even "kind" people look at me with disgust in their eyes even if they try to hide it. Then they try avoid me.
You have it so easy. It must be nice, everything always goes your way just because you talk with a smile. Meanwhile, people like me commit suicide everyday and you never hear about it in the newspapers because you normies indulge yourselves in your happy lives without caring about us.
Do you think I don't care for others?
Do you think I never tried to get friends?
Do you think I would give up this quickly?
I gave up at 20 years old because I realized there was no way for me to change my life.
If you're really that hideous, save up your money and get plastic surgery. That'll prove that ugly isn't just skin deep.
Or are you physically deformed like those people in basic cable documentaries?
>f you're really that hideous, save up your money and get plastic surgery.
Okay, I'm starting to be sick of the fact that you're able to say such things with genuine seriousness. It was stupid of me to talk about myself on /a/. Keep enjoying your happy life, normie.
Not that anon but we don't know what your exact problem is. You're very vague so we have to guess. If you're being vague and we have to guess, don't be surprised when we're wrong or perhaps insensitive.
I don't see whats wrong with what that anon said. If you are really that ugly that even nice people have trouble looking at you, you should definetly get surgery. Getting /fit/ will also help, but definetly consider the scalpel.
Except plenty of good things have been happening to her lately in the manga. She's just so much of a dense idiot to realize that her life is improving little by little. She doesn't even drop her spaghetti that much anymore. If anything, she's the one that makes OTHERS drop theirs.
noticed you mafuckas were having a thread about muh waifu....
Keep in mind her internal monologue is all just things she thinks to herself to increase her perception of self worth.
Which is normal for people with her sort of disorder. Hell, Misaki told Saito that in NHK during his hiki meetings.
I don't really sympathize with her myself, I was actually pretty popular and I'm actually pretty outgoing. But I do find her character rather interesting and I wish a second season would be possible.
I do this and >>137745181
What causes this and how do i stop this?
You can't really do anything to fix it directly other than desensitize yourself to it by constant exposure.
The anons in here like to meme, but it's a natural empathetic reaction. You may not like my answer, but the condition is mostly from your levels of estrogen/testosterone in the womb, with higher levels of estrogen causing more empathy and visa versa for testosterone. There's not much you can do about it now and even if the levels regulated themselves as you grew up the effects are still there, but it's really not anything heavily associated with autism or even that bad of a thing in general.
It's more associated with femininity, and in men what most people here call would call "beta-ness" which is unfortunately a rather common trait of people who lurk 4chan and watch anime, but again, it isn't directly autism or a bad thing. If you want, perhaps ask your mother if she ate out of microwaved plastic containers, plastic bottles, or ate things containing a lot of estrogen like soy based products or enhanced meat products. Soy based baby formula alone has been shown to cause testosterone levels in babies to plummet alarmingly.
And also, even though it's most likely from what I just explained, it's possible to develop high levels of empathy from sources such as having an older sibling force you into a more subservient role or things like having a strong bond with your mother than your father.
Just some food for thought
Don't even bother. That anon wants a pity party, but the thing is, he doesn't even want others to join his party. He wants to feel sad and alone by himself, and when "normies" give him advice he feels vindicated, because in his mind every time that happens it is just proof that "normies" don't get him and that he really is as pathetic as he thinks he is. Every time he feels rejected it's because he's ugly, or at least that's the reason in his mind. At this point that thought has become comforting rather than negative. It's because it excuses the shit that is his life.
The other anon is right, I've seen downright hideous people with friends. Physical attractiveness is not a deterrent to friendship. This anon could probably makes some too, but he's probably just as shallow as he claims the people around him are, and he won't settle for a friendship unless the other person is perfect just the way he wants them.
Only weakly. The links between gut microbiota and things like auto-immune and asthma is much stronger. As well as celiac disease, allergies and things like that, so generally things linked to the immune system.
Until a link between the auto-immune system and autism is reached the evidence will continue to be weak.
More likely is that autism is increasingly diagnosed as a personality disorder when in the past it was just a personality.