"Find what you're afraid of most and go live there"
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Through Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto (re-cycled through Mikhail Bakhtin's heteroglossic tongues and the French Feminists' rhetoric of laughter), I discuss ways that the cyborg metaphor proves apt as a means of re-defining self and resisting being self-ed, directing my gaze toward the works of Chuck Palahniuk, specifically Fight Club and Invisible Monsters. Palahniuk offers those of us dissatisfied with our consumerist, materialist cultures a way out of our objectifying social coding. His ways are fraught with peril and danger, but they are also liberatory. By reading his novels through the critical filter of Haraway's metaphor, we can experience the adaptability and resistant potential of the cyborg.