It may be time for me to talk more about Autism again.
It’s been the topic people have been most interested in hearing about, and my autobiography is still the best-selling out of all of my books. I’ve taken some time to discuss more about my passion for storytelling of late, which I plan to continue, but in recent years I’ve all but neglected open discussion on this other part of myself that people seem the most fascinated by.
The way that I communicate with my audience has also been changing. It was just nearly two years ago that I began posting on YouTube, beginning with simple Soulcalibur fights (which still has the largest audience) and slowly progressing into videos where I talk and discuss things while playing, with a particular focus on discussing storytelling.
So far, the video that’s gotten by far the most views, likes, subscriptions, and watch-time hours is simply a video of me talking talking earnestly about something while wondering around in Fallout 4. This is causing me to put a couple of ideas together.
I want to start a series of me talking, and it can be about a variety of topics overall, but at least to start I feel like I should begin with discussing my personal experiences with autism. But in order to do that I need conversation starters. I need some questions to help me going.
So one of the reasons I’ve put this blog post together is to ask around. I want to ask you guys if you have any questions about autism (or other topics) that you’d like to see me answer in an upcoming video. If so, you can post your questions in the comments below. Or, if you’d like to be anonymous for any reason (I know not everyone wants to talk about their own autism openly) you can send private questions to my business email – firstname.lastname@example.org- with the subject line “YouTube Question” and I’ll know that you want me to wait for the video to answer your question.
I’m open to discussing pretty much anything, though I’ll be making these videos kid-friendly, so just keep that in mind. One of the reasons this idea has been on my mind is in case any children on the spectrum need the encouragement of seeing someone like them being open and honest about struggles (or even just open and honest about their favourite dinosaur). I won’t know who (if anyone) needs to see these videos until I actually start the series and get feedback from viewers, but I certainly don’t want to include any material that would make it unavailable for kids.
To see what kind of topics I’ve talked about before, you can check out the following blog posts. (And for a short of me talking about autism, as an example of what I might be doing, you can watch this excerpt I clipped from my playthrough of Battleborn.
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