"... To the Nerds, Geeks, Misfits, RiotGrrrls, Fanboys (and gender non-conforming Fanbeings) of Anytown, 3rd Rock from Sol... to YOU reading THIS, right NOW: Hello.
Go get yourself a coffee or nice hot tea. Maybe find some background music... might I suggest Isaac Hayes "Run Faye Run" or Bowie's "Life On Mars"?
Can I ask a couple questions?
Are you reasonably certain that patriarchy and privilege are BAD things?
Did you cry when [Spoiler Alert] Han or Dumbledore died?
Do you have trouble remembering your natural hair color, but are pretty sure it was Day-Glo Purple?
Does your Spotify contain either: Queen, Nightwish, Talking Heads, Bikini Kill or N.W.A.?
Are you still reading this?
If so, we'll get along just fine.
Now who am I?
Former Fugitive, Professional Nobody, Gifted Scoundrel, Unrepentant Nerd.
I very likely owe you a sincere apology.
I'm an Artist/Poet/Maker who aspires to create intricately beautiful semi-nonsense that will render me a hero to the survivors of the inevitable Robot Wizard Apocalypse.
I'm presently gaoled for crimes against institutions and common sense.
I spend enormous amounts of time alone staring at the same ugly things.
I would very much, with your help, like to see things differently.
When I was 9, I heard a Dead Kennedy's song where they go:
"why don't you take your social regulations and shove'em up your a%#!?"
And it was a revelation; the scales fell from my eyes with an audible clunk.
"Yeah, why not indeed," I thought, "it's got an irrefutable logic that can't be denied."
So I adapted that lyrical snippet as my coat of arms, consequently running my life into the ground as methodically as a guy driving a stick shift with a deep rooted ideological opposition to using a clutch.
Even now, I still feel that the whole "social regulation up the rear" platform has a certain undeniable "je ne sais quoi".
But where has that gotten me so far?
Sitting alone in a cell.
So, I really look forward to hearing from you.
And yes, that's an accurate photo. :-)
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