I recently came across an Honorverse meta post talking about Grayson’s attitude towards women. But this post isn’t about its main point. It included this quote from The Honor of the Queen which I had forgotten about:
[Admiral Yanakov] shook his head sadly, staring down into his brandy.
“Our first generation averaged one live birth in three. Of the babies born living, half were too badly damaged to survive infancy, and our survival was so precarious there was no possible way to divert resources to keep them alive. So we practiced euthanasia, instead, and ‘sent them home to God.’ “
He looked up, his face wrung with pain.
“That haunts us still, and it hasn’t been that many generations since the custom of euthanizing defectives, even those with minor, correctable flaws, stopped.”
Now I really want to read about the Grayson disability rights organizations. How did they start? Was it people who acquired disabilities later in life who first started protesting euthanasia? Was there a small minority of people with congenital disabilities whose parents chose to keep them? What kind of religious and philosophical arguments did the Grayson anti-euthanasia activists use? Where are the present-day Graysons with disabilities who know they’re only alive because of this movement, and how do they feel about that?
and I didn’t want to be thinking about euthanasia but I am anyway.
This is short but angry and about death so under a cut it goes.
Continue reading “I read/watched a thing about The Man in the High Castle”
I’m still not sure about the fonts. And the header menu is boring, thus the menu items in the sidebar. But green text!
So, All Night Laundry (see previous post) is sort of partially-interactive fiction. The author plans out a rough outline at least a little bit in advance, but the characters also respond to reader commentary and sometimes do what the readers suggest. At the start of the comic, the author was putting in links that let you skip from update to update, jumping over all the reader comments that are also in the thread.
I’ve gotten to a point in the comic where the author stopped adding those links, and I am unjustifiably annoyed at some of the readers considering that I could just scroll past faster and not read their comments.
I tried to make this spoiler-unspecific but it is kind of a hint about some things that happen later.
All Night Laundry is, like, exactly the maximum amount of suspense/horror I’m capable of handling. And/but it’s really good and I’ve been reading it all day.
(Contains: blood and moderately gory injuries, syringes, big scary animals, mind control, weird magic powers, scary existential “is this real or just a dream?” type stuff, being trapped in dark spaces, almost drowning. Also a dog dies. Also, bright flashing gifs.)
Also hazmat gear and ambiguous fears about ~contamination~ which the main character should know are completely unfounded but which really bug me anyway ugh why
Sex is sometimes pretty overwhelming for me. In a good way, but it’s still overwhelming.
(This post isn’t really about sex, but about sensory stuff and feeling overwhelmed. So: not TMI.)
Continue reading “Things about my sexuality 4”
I went to the Autistic Heroes in Kidlit panel today, and it was really cool. Rambling about it coming tomorrow.
Self-indulgent whining about ~reenacting traumatic events~ which the main character does a few times.
Continue reading “Prompted by The Marbury Lens”
No proper post because I got caught up in fanfic, and also the WWII documentaries Sparkly was watching.
Goebbels was really whiny, apparently. “Spain made such a big deal out of their new propaganda film, but it’s really bad, it’s so bad it’s not even worth explaining how bad it is. American propaganda films are so bad, they’re such amateurs. Our actors are so bad, we need to recruit better ones.”
One of the documentaries had a lot of quotes from his letters (?) and it’s just non-stop stuff like this.
I wrote this a lonnnnng time ago, and it’s more a rough outline of ideas than an actual post (I was imagining it as an outline for a speech, I think?) but I might as well do something with it.
Continue reading “Rambling about the social model of disability”