I’m a polytheist, black metalhead, furry, geek and writer from Southern California. I have a deep appreciation for history, polytheism, esotericism, the macabre, the paranormal, alternative subculture, furries, geekery, speculative fiction, music, gaming, and alternative lifestyle. I write traditional, fixed verse poetry on a variety of subjects. I also volunteer regularly as a cashier at a friends of the library bookstore. Some of the music genres I most enjoy are black metal, doom metal, occult rock, surf rock, psychobilly, horror punk, deathrock, goth rock, darkwave, synthpop, EBSM, darksynth, dark techno, industrial, psytrance, dark ambient, dark classical, dark folk and dark jazz. Where literature is concerned, I most prefer speculative fiction, alternate history, retrofuturism, and classic horror – as well as books on ancient history, religion, and mysticism.
When I’m not making art, writing, listening to music, reading or playing video games I typically enjoy watching news, informational videos, historical documentaries, horror movies, dark comedies or satires. I often loathe cinematic adaptations of literature, so I most prefer movies and shows based on original screenplays. Horror and thrillers are some of the only exceptions for me since I think they are especially suited to visual media and the culture of horror media has both a healthy sense of humor, a lot of self-awareness and a lack of pretentiousness. My aesthetic tastes are always evolving and I frequently move between different genres and artistic mediums. Whatever the case may be, I most enjoy material made by creators that are not afraid to be bold and experimental while still respecting traditional influences. Though I am largely eclectic, I strongly favor aestheticism as an artistic philosophy; I value art of all kinds that is made more for the sake of pure expression.
I consider debate to be a deeply polarizing and pointlessly semantic activity that I prefer to avoid whenever possible. I am a very passionate person with a lot of conviction but I endeavor to persuade people with personal connection rather than the spectacle of public discourse. Furthermore, I consider all extremist ideologies to be equally abhorrent and I’m not interested in hearing arguments to the contrary. I oppose any and all expressions of elitist behavior as well as gatekeeping, gaslighting, purity testing, and destructive criticism. I also oppose aggressive recruitment, proselytization, pedantry, conspiracy theories and pseudo-scholarship of any kind. I reserve the right to discuss difficult topics in private, at my sole discretion, and I would rather focus my attention on mutually beneficial social networking – rather than unnecessary drama and polemic discourse. I have plenty more exciting and rewarding activities to engage in, but I will not hesitate to confront people who repeatedly disrespect me or the people I care about.