I am a polytheist and alternative from Southern California. I write traditional, fixed verse poetry about a variety of subjects. My style is romantic, antiquarian, thematic and expressionistic. I also produce alternative electronic music in my own style and create modest vector art from time to time. When I’m not working on creative projects, I volunteer regularly as a cashier at a friends of the library bookstore. I have a deep appreciation for history, polytheism, esotericism, the macabre, the paranormal, subculture, furries, geekery, speculative fiction, music and gaming. Some of the music genres I enjoy include black metal, dark ambient, dark classical, dark clubbing, dark country, dark folk, dark jazz, dark techno, darksynth, deathrock, doom metal, folk punk, horror punk, industrial, neoclassical darkwave, neofolk, murderfolk, occult rock, psychobilly, psytrance, surf rock and synthpop. Where literature is concerned, I mostly prefer speculative fiction, alternate history, retrofuturism, and classic horror – as well as books on ancient history, religion, and mysticism.
When I’m not writing poetry, 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.