Thursday, December 31, 2015

Check Out Novaura Autism!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsYsHmisD5rcu-yCCpIsZgQ

Here's one quick notice for blog readers out there who are interested in watching video game content. The link above will take you to the YouTube channel of Novaura Autism, a channel that is run by a passionate gamer who has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. A snip-it of the message Matthew Griffin sent me will be posted below.

If you guys would like to check out a special Let's Play project that spans over the course of the New year of 2016, then please check out Novaura Autism. I happen to have a passion for video games, as you would see when you read my other blog called the Gaming Journalist Gazette (http://gamingjournalistgazette.blogspot.com/), and I clearly enjoy watching Let's Play content, so beginning January 1, 2016 you guys can have an entertainment outlet to use.

Also, please read the message that Matthew sent me below. He has his own unique story to tell regarding his condition and what he intends to do with his gaming content.

[From Matthew Griffin]

I am writing to you after hearing about your blog through the StephenVlog YouTube channel and I always appreciate hearing about people like myself who seek to bring awareness through various media. Like you, I have Aspergers and was diagnosed over 20 years ago. Since finding out about my own diagnosis, I have wanted to demonstrate our ability to persevere even though I have Autism.

This has included being involved with 2 different volunteer groups over the years. One of which, I have been involved with for over 15 years and recently completed a 4-year term as the president of my local chapter and have been dealing in promoting youth oriented activities centered around sports, writing and art. The second I have been with for about 4 years. I have done some motivational speaking for this group as well as serving as a mentor for a program that seeks to support young people of both physical and mental afflictions.

The most memorable experience I have had as a volunteer however, was in 2010 where I worked at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada at the Cross Country Skiing/Ski Jumping venue performing tasks as a bus conductor to put it in layman's terms.

Aside from my volunteer work, I like Stephen Georg, have my own YouTube gaming channel. I started in 2012 with the goal of being an Autistic gamer who can show perseverance and enjoy the games I have played. It is called Novaura Autism and I am currently playing Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward and EarthBound and I am preparing for a major Let's Play project which will encompass all of 2016 which will be known as "#Elite6" and will feature 6 games which are celebrating milestones in 2016 and will cover multiple generations.

I would certainly encourage your support and invite those who visit your blog to come and support me as well. I wish you the best of luck and continued success with your blog and that it will serve its purpose as much as my YouTube channel seeks to do the same.
 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

17 Things to Go By (2015 Summary)




1) Your legacy is more than your name.
2) Your word is your bond when all else is lost.
3) Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your family the closest.
4) When you see an opportunity, don't let it walk past you.
5) Where do you want to go in life, and why?
6) Forget about family for a moment. What are you about?
7) It isn't over until it's over. 
8) You can't be someone you're not.
9) No matter who it is, everyone needs help at some point.
10) When compassion is needed, when do you know to show it?
11) You live by the sword, you die by the sword.
12) Having a passion for what you do means something.
13) Don't judge a book by its cover.
14) Don't let the past steal your future.
15) Respect is a 2-way street, and it always will be.
16) A dream should be explored, not ignored.
17) It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.  

I admit something to you, whoever might be reading this blog post right now, this one thing. I haven't had much to talk about lately. It saddens me to type that down because I want to keep this blog active enough to talk about some things with you, but the sad fact is that not much ever goes on in my life that's truly noteworthy. I live an existence that is really lonely. I feel alone, and that's the truth.

Now as for the list of 17 things you see above, those 17 sayings pretty much sum up my 2015 in a nutshell. These 17 sayings apply to a wide variety of events that have happened to me this past year. Some of my experiences have been good and refreshing, while others... not so much. Though I need to remind you, the reader, that that's life for you. You're going to have your good days, and then you're going to have your terrible days where you don't feel like talking to anybody.

Life is about making sacrifices in order to get to where you want to go, and some of these sacrifices that you make are going to have a lasting impact in more ways than one. Simply put, the older I get the more I have to be willing to let go of, as hard as that may be for me to do. You have to learn to let go of certain things in order to move forward in life. There's a time to take the hits, and then there's a time to dodge those same hits altogether.

If I may be blunt for a moment, let me say this. This world we live in today is getting dark, and more dark than I think some of you may realize. This world is dark and it's a mean and nasty place. Almost everywhere you turn when you try to ask for help, you will most likely not get that help. When you look for a new friend, the fact is that new friend isn't going to be just around the corner anymore. What's worse is that the friends that you thought would stick with you through the good and the bad times are no longer there for you. They've abandoned you and have started to treat you like an afterthought.

Read through my list of 17 sayings. Re-read them as many times as you need to in order to get my overall underlying message. I don't say anything that's outlandish or weird. I only speak on what I see, and what I see today I haven't liked for a long time now. Look around you. What is there to say? What could I possibly add to all the situations that are unfolding in this world today? Again, just look around you. Do these 17 sayings hit the spot? I would surely hope in some of your cases that they do.

I hope that you find this blog informative as always. I hope that I do a good enough job of making sure that you get the information that you need to be aware of what's out there in the world The world is not your friend, contrary to how they like to tell you otherwise. I hope to provide more topics for The Autistic Help as time goes on. There are no guarantees of that, such as everyday life, but when the light bulb goes over my head, you will get a new blog post.

Now, to pull a Morgan Freeman, I'm outta here. Have a good start to 2016.

"Until we meet again, my friends." *leaves*