when you say that you emulate the styles of others...this does not mean any infringement on their work, it simply means you like their style. this by the way is the first time I have felt that you have aspie like qualitys.Alot of people on the spectrum have trouble with abstract or original thought...I have been a musician for years..in a band situation as a supporting musician I have no problem reading music , tabs or chord charts...I can also play what I am told ,I do these things very well...I can copy the style of other musicians on my instrument.......but as far as having an original thought writng a new piece of music ,I have never done this; you should continue with what you love to do ,continue imitating tha style of others as a learning experience ,never give up on yourself,when you are down keep working through it,and you will make it.
My abstract/original thought comes from recombining bits and pieces of things I see or have seen before. As far as my own original thoughts, I tend to have difficulty with it... some of it has to do with lacking empathy/theory of mind.
The first time I've shown Aspie-like qualities? What else do I need to show you: math and science skills, or computer programming ability??