My special interests can be broken into several categories: collections, games, TV/movies, books.
And hobbies, but hobbies are the special interest that changes most.
Now, I will admit I have a love/hate relationship with the phrasing ‘special interest.’ It sounds patronising to me, and I know I’m not the only autistic who feels that way. But, I haven’t heard or come up with a better word for my autistic obsessions.
Hobbies I’ve tried and abandoned: knitting, chainmail, and many others. Most crafts wind up being more flash in the pan than a lifelong special interest.
Collections: mugs and notebooks mostly.
Video Games: Mass Effect trilogy, Dragon Age series, Watchdogs 1 & 2, Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed.
Books: this is another one that varies. I tend to switch genres a lot. Currently? Cosy mysteries are my reading obsession.
Movies: a few, but the ones I rewatch obsessively when stressed out tend to be Jane Austen adaptations.
TV Shows: As Time Goes By, Bake Off, True Crime shows (like on ID network), so many shows, honestly.