Originally written on 03/03/2014. These are tankas. Five Tankas The stopped clock is right As often as you need time To stand still for you Is no easy task for guys Who want to hurry up love Polar vortexes Crush into the land of us Crystallization Of our mutual desire And the chasm between […]Read more "Five Tankas"
http://archive.org/download/CinematicPigsFeet8EvenDwarfsStartedSmall/CinematicPigsFeet8EvenDwarfsStartedSmall.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Let me be honest here- I didn’t like this movie. I didn’t think this was a bad movie. It was technically well done, it had passion and intelligence behind, it touched on important themes, and it was artfully provocative. But Werner Herzog‘s […]Read more "Cinematic Pig’s Feet #8- Even Dwarfs Started Small"
Jathal Jathal, the product of a dalliance between a human scholar and an elven ‘noble’ (the actually nobility of the elf has recently been called into question) grew up in the human lands with her mother the scholar, idolizing her elven heritage. This idolization took the form of an intense interest in nature; when she […]Read more "Path of the Black Flag- Iconic Anarchist 2"
Originally written on 04/27/2014 Dreams and Songs Silly loves songs may hold no place in my heart I do not love what they love, I think Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan Of the silly But their view of love leaves me cold And diabetic I’ve never really had the knack For relationships […]Read more "Dreams and Songs"
Originally written on 01/04/2014. This is a pantoum. Blackened Sole As you begin to cook the fish, You begin to wonder About the size of the dish, The ingredients you put in. You begin to wonder- Carbohydrates could be karma, The ingredients you put in. Proteins and fats are nirvana. Carbohydrates could be […]Read more "Blackened Sole"
Trisgrak Blackscrap Trisgrak was born in the human (or at least, human-dominated) kingdom of Ruritania. She was an orc, a race at war with the humans of Ruritania for decades, until the humans conquered them and absorbed the orcs into their kingdom over sixty years ago. During the time of Trisgrak’s birth they were an […]Read more "Path of the Black Flag- Iconic Anarchists 1"
Not everyone with the aptitude to learn magic desires to plumb the secrets of the cosmos, learning mystic knowledge that would drive most people mad. Some are more….practically minded. They concentrate their studies on physical objects, such as wondrous items and constructs, and how they might be tinkered with. While they are generally looked down […]Read more "Arcane Mechanick"
The revolutionary strategy is simple, if not easy. Anarchists want to destroy government (all governments theoretically, but usually one government at a time.) How do you destroy a government? You raise an army and fight it. While that is the broad strategy, the tactics of Anarchists differ from the tactics of other armies. Anarchist armies […]Read more "Path of the Black Flag- Revolutionary Strategy"
http://archive.org/download/CinematicPigsFeet7UnChienAndalou/CinematicPigsFeet7UnChienAndalou.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Un Chien Andalou (The Andalusian Dog) is commonly reckoned as a classic of early cinema and surrealist art. It is certainly surreal. And cinema. And pretty darned artful, at that, as you would expect from a film involving Salvador Dali and Luis […]Read more "Cinematic Pig’s Feet #7- Un Chien Andalou"
Those who hold with the insurrection strategy believe that the governments and hierarchy will not simply dissolve peacefully, or whither away. Like those who hold with the revolutionary strategy, they believe that governments, institutions borne of violence, will not disappear without their violent destruction. Where the insurrectionists differ with the revolutionaries, however, is how this […]Read more "Path of the Black Flag- Insurrection Strategy"