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Tyrik Ballard- Why Don't We Try | @BallardTyrik

Harlem native, Tyrik Ballard promotes gun violence awareness, peace and unity. “Every day, 306 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police interventions. 35 more words


Woman Stalker Ballard 

the consequence not heaven sent the phone it goes again

this wench is bent she cant forget

i wish it was pretend
she calls and calls… 71 more words


Salvador Dali on Freud, Dreams and Aviation

We have learned, thanks to Freud, the symbolic significance charged with a well determined erotic meaning that characterises everything relating to aviation, and especially to its origins. 205 more words


J G Ballard, Surrealism, Dreams, and the Primitive Iconography of Science Fiction

I think the surrealist movement is very misunderstood, people tend to think it a movement inspired by fantasy, but that’s not true: the surrealists were interested in science, optics, photography, and their main inspiration was psychoanalysis… has many affinities with science fiction itself in many ways I believe science fiction to be the authentic literature of the twentieth century… 2,305 more words


Global Warming Or Nuclear Holocaust: J.G. Ballard's The Drowned World and Pat Frank's Alas, Babylon

The first tales of the earth’s destruction were religious,  purposeful purgings.  By the nineteenth century, the end of the world had become a common theme for novelists.   1,130 more words

A Ballardian Treasure Hunt (III)


On the way back home from the camp/school, a scene from ‘Miracles of Life’ came back to me; I say ‘came back to me’ but in truth, it was such a harsh and defining moment in Ballard’s mythology that it was never far away from thought during my search. 334 more words


A Ballardian Treasure Hunt (II)


One September morning a few years ago I got up early and cycled away from my flat in search of JG Ballard’s childhood.

I was armed with a 1930s map of Shanghai as well as a modern version. 780 more words