(content warning for gore/body horror, gifs -also spoilers!)
"I want now to tell you, gentlemen, whether you care to hear it or not, why I could not even become an insect.
I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect.
But I was not equal even to that.
I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness; a real thorough-going illness.
-Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The internet may have a plastic-y texture but it has a special relation to dirt. If the internet is an apple (product) then I suppose I constitute as the worm peeking its little head out! Viruses, bugs, dark spaces, leakages, the internet is rather moldy when you look at it! Parasitic lifestyle blogging is the tumblr tag I used to navigate this, to navigate my own sickness, brokeness, disability feels and colonial cry babyness (though there is no pesticide for a psychosis such as mine). So if parasitic lifestyle blogging is the framework, the internet is the medium, where are the rule books to navigate this?
Parasyte is a study of consumption, cannibalism, crushing, dreams, undignified survival (for to be a parasite is to survive unwanted and unpretty, it is why I consider myself one! a parasite is a sister to a virus another method of attack with so called 'post colonial' implications), humanity, jerking off (I mean c'mon Migi is literally his right hand man that is for sure a masturbation metaphor!!! also on like an 'immature' note I am so into this trope of like id-esque non-human weirdos invading ppls lives-see also Ted which was a totally *shrug* movie but the concept itself is just everything??)
Ooh one thing! Before I get onto the never ending mood board, I was so struck by the similarities in composition to Finn's arm loss and regrowth (itself something that merits like an entire book in regards to disability theory!)And that of Shinichi? I know these scenes have been compared to Akira also (which I totally get! Also I could talk about Tetsuo's transformation sequence forever but still! ) but still...thoughts? Maybe I am just Adventure Time obsessed!
But yes! Onto the main mood board! Enjoy!