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Does the main character girl on BONES have aspergers?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Does the main character girl on BONES have aspergers? Reply with quote

Seems like a lot of times she does not understand non verabl cues among other things and does not always stare in the eyes.

(possibly already been discussed...my apologies if I am kicking a dead horse....)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe so. She didn't start out that way, first season, but shows more and more traits all the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree. She understands social issues only in an anthropological way. She just doesn't "get" it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that initially the writing team of the show wanted a "quirky" character, but they soon realised that they could have a larger audience if they exaggerate her "quirkiness" so that it almost fits under the category of A.S. Due to her being a fictional character,I wouldn't look into it too much, but I think that it may be a possibility.

The same evolution occurred with Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory. Oh yes, her name is Temperance Brennan.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently the creators of the show think so --> Link

But they're unwilling to "diagnose" her, probably because there's a hesitance to label someone who is obviously functioning as well as that with AS... even though, in real life, many Aspies do, especially in fact-based professions like science.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an article about AS characters on TV shows, including Bones: LINK

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"Bones" creator Hart Hanson says he based Brennan in part on an Aspie friend, but the needs of a broadcast network like Fox to get as large an audience as possible meant he couldnít come out and say that.

"If we were on cable, we would have said from the beginning that Brennan has Aspergerís," Hanson says. "Instead, it being a network, we decided not to label a main character, for good or for bad. But those elements are in there."


And here's an LJ discussion of the article: LINK
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

btbnnyr wrote:

And here's an LJ discussion of the article: LINK


How odd that people keep saying that Bones more likely has alexithymia than Asperger's, when alexithymia is extremely common with Asperger's. Like, it's not an either/or.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

btbnnyr wrote:
Here's an article about AS characters on TV shows, including Bones: LINK

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"Bones" creator Hart Hanson says he based Brennan in part on an Aspie friend, but the needs of a broadcast network like Fox to get as large an audience as possible meant he couldnít come out and say that.

"If we were on cable, we would have said from the beginning that Brennan has Aspergerís," Hanson says. "Instead, it being a network, we decided not to label a main character, for good or for bad. But those elements are in there."


And here's an LJ discussion of the article: LINK


thanks for the links =) both good reads.

i also think brennan is very pretty =)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember telling my mom about it. She laughed and insisted Zack was way more autistic.

I think that was meant to tell me "you're more like Zack than like Bones", oh well.
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