Geschwind Sydrome comes comorbid with temporal lobe epilepsy. First categorized by Norman Geschwind, the syndrome consists of ‘chronic, mild, interictal (i.e. between seizures) changes in personality, which slowly intensify over time.’ Not all Geschwind people show all of the symptoms, of course, but I exhibit most of them.The five changes:Hypergraphia — the tendency for extensive and compulsive writing.Hyperreligiosity — intense religious feelings and ‘philosophical interests’Atypical sexuality — about half of the people with Geschwind report having a decreased libido.Circumstantiality — people often speak around the point, but always circle back around to it.Intensified mental life — ‘deepened cognitive and emotional reactions.’(sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2003418 , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschwind_syndrome)Lex Luthor shows the hyper-religiosity, intensified mental life, and circumstantiality symptoms particularly strongly. He fixates on deifying and demonizing Superman, and uses religious metaphors constantly. His ADHD amplifies the circumstantiality somewhat, too.And as for the intensified mental life?Lex developed about four different concurrent plans to take down Superman that he could switch between at will. Lex’s genius is probably inextricably linked to how his brain functions so differently from a ‘typical’ brain.I exhibit hyper-religiosity in the same way that Lex does. For me, I don’t believe very strongly in the reality of ‘God,’ but Christian religious symbolism fascinates me and appears often in my speech and my writing. Circumstantiality also defines a lot of my speech. I talk at length, and because my brain moves the way it does, I add ‘unnecessary’ detail a lot of the time. But, the way my thought processes work, that contextual detail is necessary to understanding the point. And I’ve learned that just because that detail might seem obvious to me, that doesn’t mean it is to other people.
Jonathan Nolan: He [Batman] has this one rule, as the Joker says in The Dark Knight. But he does wind up breaking it. Does he break it in the third film?Christopher Nolan: He breaks it in...Jonathan Nolan: ...the first two.Source: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=uwV8rddtKRgC&pg=PR8&dq=But+he+does+wind+up+breaking+it.&hl=en&sa=X&ei
I'm not too found with her use of the term "ableism", but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt because she's referencing about her own condition, rather than using it for some SJW agenda.Thoughts?
I have a diagnosed mental illness, and 'ableism' is a real thing, every bit as real and destructive as racism, sexism, and homophobia. It's not some SJW construct, but an actual form of bigotry and discrimination that stigmatises people with disabilities, physical and mental, both in the work place and in a wider social context.
S for Lex, there are so many crazy/mentally ill villains in the DC Universe, it's a shame Zack Snyder felt he had to make one of the rare relatively sane ones, amoral self-serving businessman Lex Luthor, a 'crazy' too. We already have the Joker and Tw-Face and a vast number of other villains who serve that purpose; why couldn't Snyder have gone with the brilliant 'Brad Pitt meets Richard Branson' concept of Luthor that was initially promised, rather than the stuttering, twitchy, man-child Golden Raspberry nominated joke of a character he eventually went with, to the detriment of this increasingly doomed and little-loved cinematic universe?
I don't recall you being this irrational before.
So...not even a response? How typical.
Quote from: The Laughing Fish on Mon, 13 Feb 2017, 13:58So...not even a response? How typical.I'm sorry. I didn't realise you required a response.
And yes, the 'stuttering, twitchy, man-child' description can be applied to TDK's Joker, but that isn't a problem, because the Joker is supposed to be a clearly unhinged and creepy character, rather than a well-respected and admired public figure.
It's just that Lex is such an iconic villain, and it's a shame that this Cinematic Universe chose to go down one of the worst possible routes they could have taken the character. DC is already stuffed full of mentally ill outcasts and freaks. What I love about Lex in the comics and most other media, is that he's the legitimated antagonist, the one with great press. And ideally he should be portrayed as charismatic, and possibly even handsome (bald dome or not).
You are aware that Lex wasn't always like that in the comics, right? He was a mad scientist for a long period of time, and the respected businessman persona didn't really come into play until the Post-Crisis era. No, you don't have to like it, but there is a precedent in the character's history.