millenium people

I was curious enough about what was going on those 4 spoiler pages to try translate them best I could (with what little knowledge I have) so my attempts made at 6 AM is under the cut for spoilers

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Act 43

10 books that have stayed with me:

  • So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish - Douglas Adams (the entire H2G2 series, really, but this one in particular)
  • Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
  • The Dark Tower series - Stephen King
  • The Saxon Chronicles  - Bernard Cornwell (particularly the Last Kingdom)
  • Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  • A Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi

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  • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • Millennium People - J.G. Ballard
  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Bette Bao Lord

The Jungian analyst Thomas Lavin says the religion of the next millenium will simply be people telling each other their sacred stories, each one’s mythic tale.

madamemayorofloserville  asked:

Are there any books (particularly fiction or poetry) about and by people with autism that you'd recommend?

Oooh, umm librarian question. Books! I have realised writing this post that I don’t actually know of much, so if people can think of other books, please do say! I’ll edit the post to include any new ones.

By autistic people:

  • Loud hands (non-fiction, collection of essays by autistic people)
  • How to be you in a world that’s different.
  • I’m sure there must be fiction written by definitely autistic people, but I can’t think of any.

About autistic people

  • The Millenium trilogy (Girl with the dragon tattoo etc.) Lisbeth Salander is a wonderfully three dimensional autistic character.
  • I have not read the young wizards series by Diane Duane, but I’ve heard very good things. (must be the new millenium edition as ableist stuff was fixed in those)
  • The Manga “With the light”, is family focused but actually good

Dianna Wynne Jones

  • Cat chant is autistic (she explained this in a kind of ableist way, but she did say he is autistic)
  • There is some argument that DWJ herself is autistic, I think (I can’t find the source) that she said at some point that she related very well to a lot of asperger’s traits, and she does “ping” very strongly in her writing. A think a lot of autistic people really love her books, and I would recommend them all.

With regards to poetry, there is a lot on the internet but I can’t actually think of any books.

Books to avoid

  • The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. It’s awful. It’s a collection of random and badly researched sterotypes about autistic people and the protagonist is portrayed as emotionless.
  • House Rules. It’s just terrible and ableist.
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J.G. Ballard - Millennium People, Crash… Part 1

Crash e l'estetica della violenza

Ho scritto un libro in cui affermavo che gli incidenti stradali erano una cosa positiva e che avevano un risvolto sessuale. Poi ho atteso le reazioni… Crash è per molti versi il mio romanzo più provocatorio. È un romanzo che ha fatto imbestialire moltissima gente. Quando David Cronenberg fece il film nel 1996, non poté proiettarlo in Inghilterra per circa un anno. C’erano masse di persone furiose. La cosa strana è che, nello stesso tempo, non esisteva niente che la gente amasse di più che vedere film con scene di scontri di macchine. Nel periodo in cui scrissi Crash, nel 1971-72, qualunque film di Hollywood riportava scene con incidenti automobilistici.
Negli anni ’70 la gente si era un po’ stufata del sesso. Ed ecco quindi il nuovo sesso, la violenza. Le persone erano affascinate dalla violenza, non erano interessate a film pornografici, ma a film violenti. Ma cosa amavano le persone degli incidenti automobilistici? Mi chiesi allora: “E’ possibile che, invece di essere una cosa malsana, questo interesse per la violenza, abbia un risvolto positivo? Forse gli incidenti automobilistici in un certo senso sono liberatori, e gli uomini hanno bisogno di violenza, magari la loro immaginazione è accesa dalla brutalità, e tutto questo a causa del nostro passato di predatori. La razza umana è sempre stata, nella sua storia, incredibilmente sanguinaria. La storia dell’uomo è una storia di sangue. Forse la violenza, e in particolare quella creata dalla tecnologia (la tecnologia delle automobili) è in qualche modo liberatoria e contribuisce ad aprire i cancelli mentali verso un nuovo mondo”.