Isaac Thomas Riley
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
I am a man of my word, a lover of love; and a masterpiece of illusion.
Or so I've been told...
As a young man with Asperger's, I am well aware of the hardships and problems I must face. But let's look at the bright side of things! I love to create artwork - especially music and writing; but also 3D animations/CGI. I love to see people smile, even though it's hard to understand their social cues. Even more importantly, I love making a positive impact on people's lives. If asked to change, I'd have it no other way than to be who I am today! ^_^
I also deal with depression and anxiety as well as schizophrenia. (The paranoia sometimes is overwhelming, but I'm far from violent.)
Dealing with these issues is very hard on me, but as I've managed with Asperger's, I come up with solutions and ways to handle my problem.
I've never fully come to terms with my disorders, nor have I fully equipped myself to handle them; but as time moves on, I'll be able to face the reality of my predicament.
For me, times are changing right now. I'm moving onto a new stage in my life that ultimately in due time, will equip me with the tools necessary to live independently and openly. Hold down a job; and manage my own income with assistance.
On the Asperger's side, I'm hugely talented, loyal and forthcoming even with strangers. I'll run up to greet anybody anywhere and I am willing to care for those who've cared for me. While a career choice for me is hard to decide right now (Likely game design) I'm also a writer and a musician.
On the Depression side, I deal with a lot of fits and bursts of energy. My mind is always out of control - a symptom of both my Asperger's and Schizophrenia. I used to hallucinate through sound and visual; and at times I would get so depressed and disorganized, that I'd consider suicide. I've not had to deal with the depression at large since moving to North Carolina last summer.
Finally, I'm paranoid schizophrenic. All this means is that I see problems where there aren't any. In other words, if someone looks at me a certain way, I may close up into a bubble. I'll be more likely to hide from people I feel threatened by. This is usually canceled out by my loyalty and trust for my friends. On the other hand, I see things differently, and am willing to interact with people should they manage to get through my shell. So far only two personal friends have managed that, and three life long relatives.
As a whole, I am willing to service solutions to my life long problems. I am willing to work and try new tasks if it means learning from others or teaching others.
I've learned to not pay homage to a debilitating illness such as schizophrenia, should it return in full force. I am a loyal friend as I've come to realize; and a willing participant in making people happy.
Perhaps one day I'll change the world. Invent something new or create a fresh new idea.
But in the end, I am who I am and nothing can change that.
I just have to accept it and live as best I can.
And that I'll do.
Current Residence: The Eternal City amongst the stars and clouds...
Current Resdience - Raleigh NC, United States of America
Favourite genre of music: Mostly Latin, Dance, Techno, Classical
Favourite style of art: Digital
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Skin of choice: Pale
Favourite cartoon character: Bugz Bunny! Rodger Rabbit! Rugratz... I can go on and on and on...
Personal Quote: "Expanding Our Horizons, Gaining New Rights!"
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