Another symptom that comes with my autism is my laser-focused interests. Whenever I find something that I am seriously interested in, I become nearly obsessed with it! When I was a child, I had a very acute interest in dinosaurs and prehistory, which turned me into a prehistory encyclopedia. Ask me anything about dinosaurs and I would give you the answer (of course the information I memorized is probably dated by now). Another example of my intense interests is the fact that I am a completely devout Star Wars fanatic! Just like with my dinosaur phase, I memorized immense amounts of information about the Star Wars Universe, but I mostly scrapped my knowledge of the Legends Universe since Disney rebooted it. Even my writing itself is a huge interest that I am focused on and when I start writing a story, it becomes hard to stop writing because of my laser-focus!