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The Sublime

What is the Sublime?

I love the way Žižek uses currency as an exemplar for the sublime. Currency has a corporal body subject to decay, like any other corporal body. However, because an external authority deems it to be, currency retains its market value, regardless of its wear and tear. Unlike a car, which loses value as soon as it’s driven off the dealership lot, currency possesses its full market value as long as it remains in circulation. In this manner, due to the intervention of authority, money, as a thing, transcends decay, because regardless of its condition, it always possesses the fullness of its value.

Deodorant: An Autism Masking Story

Such neurotypical world bleeds in black and white, but we neurodivergent humans are considered a spectrum for good cause. There is middle ground. We can learn to make use of offensive hygienic commodities by finding those least offensive to our tastes, but our neurotypical friends and family should meet us halfway by advocating for us, instead of against us–forcing us to suppress our legitimate concerns and discomfort for the sake of their own.

Regularly Scheduled Content

I’ve diverted my attention towards all things autistic with my recent diagnosis; however, between shoots for my myriad vlogs this week, I have been working on this new episode of Dissecting Dumb Shit about psychological defense mechanisms. Watch the video to learn how we use control to ward off feelings of helplessness.

Meltdowns

There are parts of my personality and existence for which I’ve felt inordinate shame. These are things I’ve long repressed, pretending they were never actually part of my lived experience.Receiving my autism diagnosis has forced me to confront and scrutinize these. Today, I need to talk about meltdowns.

I AM the Red Caboose

This is the first in a patron-only blog series I am calling Life Symbolic, wherein I consider, for analysis, my own hobbies, interests, and preferences to investigate ways that my unconscious manifests in concrete areas of personal experience.