My comic; “Introversion” is finished! Please go to the main page of my blog to read it in full size (the text is kinda small)
I really hope you’ll like it!
I really thought this was gonna be another depression comic. But it wasn’t. I like it.
Yup. That’s about right.
i’m actually quite extroverted, but i relate to a lot of this because i’m autistic. small talk is excruciating. if multiple people are talking, i can’t understand any of them. i love loud music, but when it’s playing, it’s the only thing i hear. when i get drunk or overloaded, my senses start sorta cutting out, so that i can either hear OR smell OR taste at any given moment. and the vague but emotionally laden social expectations people have (that ‘you don’t even try’ stuff) confuse and annoy me.
parties where i know a few people, don’t have to make a good impression, and can just get tore up and talk nonsense are a lot of fun — once or twice a year. strangers you have to be ‘normal’ around? NOPE.
Oh, god, and small talk when you have to scream to be heard and it starts to actually hurt your throat? No. Not for me.
This is why my birthday party this year was a tea party with board games.
yeah, when i host a party it’s usually a barbecue; less noisy-echoey outdoors, activities to focus on other than mingling, people can be in different spaces for more face-to-face-ness. also if i get overwhelmed and need to get the hell out for a sec, i can just go make an ingredient run. :D