Perhaps because I’m autistic, I’ve always been attracted to the trope of the intelligent alien in fiction. An alien who comes to earth and doesn’t quite get how things work here, and possibly some hilarious misunderstandings ensue making things awkward for themselves and the humans trying to help them.

But as writer I think there is often an advantage to being an outsider observing the things normally taken for granted by people. Observational comedy, for example, is essentially about breaking down things most people consider normal and mundane and wouldn’t otherwise think much about, and pointing out that actually those things would look weird and a bit silly to anyone who wasn’t raised with them as the norm.

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