TB — I’ve always known you to be obsessed with certain things, when you were younger you used to go around taking the temperature of the air all the time. What temperature did you prefer?
LC — I liked hot weather. Hot weather’s good, I like it. People are better, people wear less stuff.
TB — Can you tell me about your nickname?
LC — Nickname is quite good, cool nickname. Big MC Clayton.
TB — So good, man. Have you been DJing?
LC —I’ve got loads of speakers. There was a party going on Saturday, at sort of a market. It was quite good, I brought one of my big speakers with me and started playing music in the street, like a DJ.
TB — People were dancing?
LC — Yeah they were, quite a lot.
TB — That’s great, man.
LC — It’s got a microphone that I plug into my speaker.
TB — Do you speak into it? What do you say?
LC — Just different things. MC Clayton, I say.
TB — MC Clayton in the house! LC — Yeah.
TB — Tell me something Lawrence, do you feel that your autism affects your life in a way that only you can explain?
LC — Yeah. Well people are different, aren’t they? Some autistic people are quite good at things, and some autistic people don’t do much at all.
TB — What does it mean to you to make these drawings, and to create? Is it something that you think about, or is it something that you just do?
LC — I think about it sometimes, as well.
TB — Does it hinder you? Or does it help your autism?
LC — It helps it a bit. Just like, creating things. Doing things. It’s nice, yeah.
TB — What do you think about this interview?
LC — It’s quite good, I like it. I like to have more of an understanding, and I like chatting with you. — END