Gattaca is set in the vague near future. You have this guy who was conceived naturally, named Vincent, who is sort of chronically ill because he is a 99% chance to develop heart disease with a life expectancy of 30 and because of that he's discriminated against and can't get employment. Vincent uses the black … Continue reading Timely review of Gattaca
My public persona IRL is incredibly friendly and funny and "eccentric" and I know I obviously developed these characteristics to a cartoonish level because of my disability. You have to survive off of the benevolence of others. But one of the things I do that people refer to as "eccentric" or me just being me, … Continue reading I love my disability
Killing Stalking is a horror comic by Koogi, available in English on lezhin.com The genre "horror" is relatively new but has a solid history in subverting mainstream genres. When you see it in the theater it’s going to be meaningless because it’s just Hollywood “fun” but real horror, like Killing Stalking, is about critiquing society. … Continue reading Disability culture in horror
Everyone wants us to die, it's unanimous. They have the capability and the inclination. So why aren't we dead yet? We don't have the power that they do. We don't have autonomy. Our humanity is still disputed. We aren't alive because we fought hard enough, we're alive because they need us.
People are always making comments about how they're surprised or skeptical that someone young can be disabled. There is a very simple explanation for that: millennials are the first generation of disabled people whose majority reached adulthood.
I saw Kevin or Chad or whatever; he's an aryan dude who was captain of the basketball team but then he got drunk or fell off something he was climbing or some other dumb shit and now was paralyzed and he was constantly telling everyone how he was proof that you should treat disabled kids like they're real people. I mean, yeah, duh, he was one of them who accidentally became one of us so of course he was like them.
The X-Men are great metaphor for disability and the Inhumans are great metaphor for second generation disabled people, people who weren't born disabled but became disabled. The two groups are very similar but the X-Men got that way because of genetics and Inhumans got that way because of the physical act, entering the Terrigen mists.