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Just some of the stuff I've faved.
It all rocks, so I had to keep it close by.

My Stamp Collection

My God Is Mighty to Save by Koi89Belief in Higher Power by Danilee3240.Stamp. Protected by Jesus by KillMePleaseGodAmerica Stamp by l8Bush-Psychosis Stamp by MetalShadowOverlordNot-there-yet by Mirz123Do We Need to Go Back to English Class by SailorWolf4Right to an opinion by paramoreSUCKSAssuming Stamp by PsychdeliaShadow Stamp by RecklessKaiserShadow the hedgehog Stamp by KevfinShadow stamp by SonyaLSAnimated Shadow stamp by Shade-the-hedgehog1Sonic Stamp by Miha85Sonic stamp by SonyaLSSonic Stamp by JetProwerTheFoxTails Stamp by RecklessKaiserMiles stamp by SonyaLSKnuckles Stamp by NoNamepjeAmy stamp by SonyaLSI Hate Eggman Stamp by ShadOBabeMyspace Stamp by StephiLynnInk Support Stamp by ShadOBabeKatyxShad Stamp by ShadOBabeFor ShadOBabe by rcr311girl gamers stamp by thechaosproject.. BBA Fan Stamp .. by DoomTacoBroom Love Stamp by ShadOBabeprocrastinators UNITE by Calypso-AshI Know Stamp - Revamped by EvilSakudeviantLICENSE Stamp by stixmanFei Fan Stamp by FeiFanClubStamp - Comics by AzraelleWormserTransformers Stamp by SlovmanGiant Alien Stamp by ConDecepticonNO SMOKE STAMP by schtolzFei Stamp by Maipee-Chan by FeiFanClubAnti Yaoi Stamp by dementedmonkeyWe Miss You Steve by manticorSwat Kats Stamp by HotarubakuFangirl Stamp by BowChickaBowWowCartoon Watcher Stamp by ToonfreakI survived the MUDKIP invasion by orangefruitsG33k Valentine by ghostloveComment Before You Favourite by BoffinbraiNDay Dreamer Stamp by Sora05Thankful Stamp by JunkbyJenPixar - stamp by hiena004- Finn McMissile Stamp - by toonarttI imagine with music Stamp by tastelessfateFriendship stamp by JinZhanFreaky Fred by Cathines-Stampsit mocks me by ajCorzaWoo Paa Paa Stamp by The-Blue-Pangolinpassion stamp by MechaBerryStamp: Hanna by egoOh my gawd by maxari4Doodlebob Stamp - Art is Power by ShadOBabeSpongebob Stamp by littiotPuppets Stamp by hoshi-mizuSquidward Stamp by hoshi-mizuCom - Pickles by Haters-Gonna-Hate-MeAgent Tex - Red vs. Blue Stamp by ShadOBabeXD Stamp by Chibi-MimiLlama Badges by eggyRape is serious. by MartianMeerkatrequest: Scarecrow by dark-dragon-wingsScarecrow Animated Stamp by DaRk-StampsMy Night Sky by yumi-honamaruStamp Natural Blonde by mongrelmarieSave the Kakapo by ClockworkStampsI practice my... by MoRbiD-ViXeNStraight Pride Stamp - 003 by Straight-PrideA Kid Inside Stamp by Drake09deviantART Love by jonathoncomfortreedI Like The Sound of Thunder by Finalrobo101Always remember. by Snuf-StampsThree Ninjas by wondering-soulsBe Nice Stamp by Mirz123Revenge stamp by daisy8000Whaaaaat by azianwolfdollDespicable Cannon by azianwolfdollPokemon Games Stamp by KeliAlexI'm a frog by death-wishesTypo Stamp by tk-for-shortSeverus Snape Stamp by L3xil3inSnape and Ron Stamp by L3xil3inListening to the Rain by savagebinnThee Stoopid One :Stamp: by Circe-BakaYou Shouldn't be Dating by Haters-Gonna-Hate-MeStamp: Butterfly! by TheSaltyMonsterProblem Solved by impersonalinfoOMG Cat Stamp by Tripp-X-FoxxSurvival of the FITTEST Stamp by Halo-2-fanKnowledge vs. Wisdom stamp by BasmaSmiley
I don't really enjoy posting things like this. I prefer positive stuff over getting up on my soapbox.
Don't feel obligated to reply. This is just to let off steam.

What's up with the rash of people on the internet using autism as an insult?
I hesitate to say it's a recent thing, because I'm sure it's not, but it just feels like that's the new go-to insult lately.
Is it because the spectrum is getting a lot more attention these days, so it's the new mean thing to say?

It's being spouted out like it's a new, fashionable synonym for "retard".
They're not even the same thing, except for being equally ableist and repellent. People on the spectrum don't have any problems with their intelligence. They just have problems dealing with social situations. Their thoughts are perfectly coherent, but they can have trouble communicating these thoughts in ways that other understand. They can do or say things that seem awkward or "dumb", but that's because certain societal rules feel as equally awkward and dumb from their perspective.

I suppose all those "they's" and "their's" could be turned into "we's" and "our's", considering that I'm on the spectrum too.
I'm so high-functioning though that the most it does is make me a little quirky. But the fact that it still pertains to me is probably what gets my panties in a twist.

As an insult it's just kind of confusing...
I mean if you call someone an "autist", then what you're basically calling them is "a socially awkward person who likely has above-average intelligence and laser-focused interests"... Okay... That's not very insulting. So my assumption is that that people that use it as an insult have really no idea what it actually is outside of the fact that it's a mental condition/disorder/disability. They assume it's just a new way to say someone is dumb.

Perhaps I'm giving it too much thought.
Really the only people that say things like that are undoubtedly trolls. I mean you've really got to put some effort into being that stupid.
The comments are meant to be incendiary, and they WANT people like me to be angry. So I guess I shouldn't give them what they want.



Again this is just frustration on my part about something that I really think is really dumb, but is likely going to continue to grow in popularity with the jerkwad community. But I know the bad people are actually the minority. The internet is just their favorite place to hang out. Anonymity and few consequences and all that.

Anywho, hope you guys are have a good day!!
Thanks for listening!! :huggle:
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Katy (ShadO)
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Hmmm, what to say about me...

Well, I'm a girl with a passion for cartoons. I'd love to work for an animation or video game company like Pixar or Sega or maybe make my own comic book series on the side. But I'm thinking about trying to find a different calling for now, because I don't think I'd enjoy the professional art world. Too many people tearing you down. And when you do get a job you have to draw what your boss wants, when they want, how they want, and finish it when they want.
I prefer to draw my own way.

I'm legally an adult, but I feel more like a kid than anything.
And since I love cartoons so much, I figure that's a good thing. I go to see children's movies in the theaters and get to call it "research". XD

I'm habitually obsessive. Professional fangirl, as I like to put it.
I love tons of series including (but certainly not limited to) ThunderCats (2011), Sonic the Hedgehog, Batman, Star Wars, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Pokemon, Invader Zim, Batman, 9, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Spyro, Naruto, Batman, and MANY others.

And my favorite part? Making a fan character for myself every time I get a new interest!!

So check out my gallery and maybe you'll find something you like!!
TTYL!!

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Current Age: 23
Current Residence: Texas
Favourite genre of music: Almost anything (except hard, punk, or metal rock)
Favourite style of art: Cartoons and comics
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Any I can get my hands on...
Wallpaper of choice: Shadow wallpaper <3
Favourite cartoon character: Cad Bane and Spongebob Squarepants (now THAT'S a combo you won't see often XD)
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Okay, so two more Gotham Animals before I start on the Justice League and Avengers animals. But I can't decide which to start with. Which do you want to see first, a Leaguer or an Avenger? 

52%
50 deviants said Justice League!!
48%
46 deviants said Avengers!!

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Dear Friend, I wish you a Happy Easter to you and your family members can
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Thanks for badge!
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AnneMarie1986 Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :iconllama-plz:,Katy!:iconflutterhugplz::iconflutterhugplz::iconflutterhugplz:
Greetings from Poland!:blowkiss::heart:
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KyouriChan Apr 12, 2014  New member
Thanks for the llama~ >^<
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GamingGoru Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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GamingGoru Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, I meant: :iconthanksllamaplz:
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Thanks for the llama! Llama jump 
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Ryden777 Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhm7-L…

watch this if you want some laughs ^^
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Gwasanee Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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