Edan Hansen, 15, from Aberdeen
I’m finally at Glasgow Comic-Con after a long, long wait. I’ve just seen a Batman figure with its own battering ram and sword; epic-ness levels are at an all time high! Batman is my favourite DC Comics hero, I think.
From Marvel, my favourite is either Thor, or Hulk, or Captain America.
I am autistic, which means I see the world differently from most other people.
People who don’t have autism are called ‘neuro-typical’. I find that most neuro-typical people don’t really understand me that well.It can mean that you have difficulty understanding emotion, or interpreting what people really mean when they say things.
Autism can actually increase creativity though. It helps you learn with certain things. It can even improve your memory. The word ‘autistic’ is a bit like the word ‘gay’, in that people sometimes wrongly use it as an insult – like ‘oh that’s gay’ or ‘he’s being a bit autistic’.
Actually, far from being an insult, it can mean something really good. I find reading and writing hard, but I find it really easy to draw, paint and even do sculptures.
I’m planning to vote yes in the independence referendum because I want my government to be closer to me.