Narrative Disorder

Narrative Disorder Mishima was the youngest person ever to be diagnosed Her third year teacher became suspicious after overhearing her retell a five minute trip to the bathroom as an epic saga with two subplots and an u

  • Title: Narrative Disorder
  • Author: Malka Ann Older Galen Dara
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 244
  • Format: ebook
  • Mishima was the youngest person ever to be diagnosed Her third year teacher became suspicious after overhearing her retell a five minute trip to the bathroom as an epic saga with two subplots and an unexpected denouement minor sink malfunction.

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    1. "Narrative Disorder" by Malka Older is a short story starring the character Mishima from her novel Infomocracy (and subsequently Null States). It concerns Mishima's diagnosis of "narrative disorder", the eponymous disorder/syndrome/mental illness mentioned in Infomocracy but only minimally explored. The disorder, it transpires, is the compulsion to see, invent, and consume narrative content whether or not it exists. (view spoiler)[The title might also be taken as a pun as the narrative is, well, [...]

    2. Oh I loved this story so much. There are entire sections I would love to quote. Even if you haven't read the Infomocracy series, do yourself a favor and read this short story. Especially if you spend a lot of time immersed in stories and narratives.This short story deals with Mashima, one of the badass protagonists of Infomocracy, who is prescribed with Narrative Disorder at an early age. What does this mean exactly? It means Mashima might be addicted to stories. It means she might see narrative [...]

    3. Personal history of Infomocracy's spy/enforcer/fixer Mishima. We see through Mishima's eyes her narrative disorder diagnosis as a child; her struggles with narrative addiction and differing attempts to treat or control it; her wanderlust and career-hopping; Mishima's incorporation of her condition into her work life; the psychological community's evolving understanding of narrative disorder. All of this interspersed with electric, narratively satisfying moments from one of her early missions.Mal [...]

    4. This short story is not only an origin story for Mishima, one of the main characters in Older's novel Infomocracy, it also sheds some light on her so-called narrative disorder, which was first introduced in the novel, how it was first diagnosed and how Mishima learned to live with it and even use it to her advantage.

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