My idol speaks:
“A disease is sweeping the Internet. It preys on the fat, the moody, the anti-social, the lazy, and those very people that once formed the core of Internet users. It can strike at any moment, but is ironically most likely to infect those that have been warned about the disease. This illness is rarely diagnosed willingly by medical professionals, but is so commonly self-diagnosed as to approach an epidemic.
“I am referring to Asperger’s Syndrome, the plague of the 21st century, but you can call it Internet Disease. Let’s turn to Merriam-Webster for the definition of the disease.”
“The symptoms make a person with Asperger’s Syndrome sound like Vulcan’s biggest asshole, but the reality is much more depressing. Victims of Asperger’s are socially-crippled and crabby, often obese or horrifyingly skinny, through absolutely 100% no fault of their own. They are not responsible for their actions or behavior.
“To provide insight into the plight of Asperger’s sufferers I would like to transport you to the world of a 19 year old female suffering from Asperger’s. Her name is Zeph Mercurial. She explained her condition on our forums, so I will allow her to speak in her own words.”
Epidemic of Asperger’s Syndrome, by Zack “Geist Editor” Parsons, Something Awful, Friday, July 27, 2007
This is SO mean.