December 19, 2022 at 05:39PM

From my journal Archives 19, 1995 (26 years ago today, pre LJ, just html back then!)

12/19/1995. – (one day, I’ll bring all my journals together.but for now, it’s cut and paste) I searched for the word ‘autistic’, and this was among what came up.

I once read an autobiographical book by an autistic woman who makes a living designing efficient USDA-approved slaughterhouses. I can’t remember the author -or- the title, but it was very interesting… she tackled the problem of why there were “good” slaughterhouses and “bad” slaughterhouses that cows going through the process would somehow react differently to even though, in some cases, they were designed almost exactly the same way.

Also, the author talked at length about what it’s like being autistic (every case is different, but there are some common things that are different between austistics and non-autistic people)– for instance, how her memory worked (almost like a slideshow) and interesting social experiences. For instance, it was only when she was fourteen at a friend’s party that she realized that a lot of social interaction was deeply affected by your emotions, and not just going along with the normal ‘mind your manners’ routines; and as of the writing of the book she still didn’t understand the concept of ‘love’.

-end snip.

I remember reading the book, and her name was Temple Grandin.

A good deal more about autism has been discovered in the last quarter-century or so.

Do not donate to Autism Speaks, by the way.

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December 19, 2022 at 02:14PM

Asking an ai for a verbal description and turning it into an art prompt.

Original prompt – describe a dwarf cleric in a christmas village

Chat got Text result –

In the snowy Christmas village, there lived a small, stout dwarf cleric named Thorne. With his long beard braided and adorned with holly berries, Thorne spent his days tending to the needs of the village’s inhabitants, offering blessings and protection to those in need. His faith in the winter deities was unwavering, and he used his divine magic to bring joy and cheer to all those around him. Thorne was a beloved figure in the village, known for his kind heart and his dedication to spreading holiday cheer.

Image created from that ai text

#aiart #dwarf #christmas #chatgpt #stablediffusion

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