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If I Were Satan

The common interpretation of Satan is that he is the ultimate incarnation of evil, the baddest of the bad. As the cosmic representation of sin and evil he goes beyond comprehension of us mere mortals. Whatever awful, sickening, mind warping atrocities anyone can imagine, Satan has done it, and worse. Personally, I don't think this…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction
Eye for Selfish Eye

I lost my left eye to cancer when I was two, and I have to tell you, it sucks growing up with a glass eye. For one thing, the other children don't believe you unless you take it out, which you've been explicitly told not to do by every adult in the world. So they…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction · Political
The Cost of (Electoral) College

Well, it's the end of 2019 and that means one thing for Americans; it's election season. Hurray. We get to look forward to a year muckraking, fear mongering, and good ole lying. I'm sure all of you are just tingling with excitement. In all seriousness, I'd like to give my thoughts on a topic that's…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction
Kickstarting Your Kickstater

By now, everyone knows about Kickstarter (and similar crowdfunding services). These crowdfunding services are so ubiquitous that a simple Internet search for "Kickstarter" is going to yield pages and pages of results on how to set up, organize, and run your kickstarter. They'll list groups you can get in contact with, tell you to broadcast…

Blog · Essay · LGBTQ · Nonfiction
Are They Harming Anyone?

It's an argument I hear (read) about the Straight Pride Parade being organized in Boston, "Are they hurting anyone?" Admittedly, it's mostly coming from 20 something year old, edgelord wannabes prancing about on 4chan. But they are people of voting age and I think it's important to honestly answer their obviously rhetorical question. Plus, I…

Blog · Essay · Nonfiction · Political
So You Think You’re Oppressed

Being oppressed sucks, hardcore. You are taken advantage of, dehumanized, and very often spend your days fearing for your life. Being oppressed means you've had your basic rights as a human put in jeopardy. No one wants to be oppressed. But everyone wants to claim they're oppressed. Counter-intuitive right? Sadly not at all. Our society…