Author Archives: Satyr

About Satyr

Award-winning fantasy author, game-designer, and all 'round creative malcontent. Creator of a whole bunch of stuff, most notably the series Mage: The Ascension, Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, and Powerchords: Music, Magic & Urban Fantasy. Lives in Seattle. Hates shoes. Loves cats. Dances a lot.

TREASON

Call it what it is: TREASON.   The Republican congress is complicit.   Fox News is an active party to it.   The Fraternal Order of Police defends it.   The so-called “patriots” who spent eight years screaming for the … Continue reading

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Personification of Complexity: Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018

“For a brief time, I was here. And for a brief time, I mattered.” – Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018Among the most polarizing figures in American literature, Harlan Ellison epitomized not giving a shit while deeply giving a shit. He could be … Continue reading

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Strangling on Our Own Bootstraps.

I have spent most of my adult life poor. Not because I don’t have a work-ethic (the number of credits and accomplishments I have to my name shows otherwise) or because I work in the arts (which pay better and … Continue reading

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Being the Bully

Joel Eisenberg asks: Ever bullied anyone? Ever regret it? Why’d you do it? Yes. Yes I did. And yes, I do. I was a dick in 8th and 9th grade, and badly (though only verbally) abused a few of my … Continue reading

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Ammosexuals Exposing Themselves

I’m not going to post their photos and thereby give them the fame they so desperately crave, so I’ll just say this much about those human fecal stains playing solider with their AR-15s at the various marches today: The day … Continue reading

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Permanent Wows

Momentary break from politics: I was just listening to Rush’s album Permanent Waves in the car, and realizing that record presents Neil Peart at the absolute pinnacle of his lyrical game.   Peart had his definite ups and downs with … Continue reading

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Billy Graham’s Reward

Billy Graham played the Good Christian for the cameras, especially when his copycat spawn plundered their followers during the televangelistic reign of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Don’t fall for that act, though – this man was a disgrace … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble’s Corporate Malaise

Nicole Brinkley writes: Barnes & Noble’s solution to poor sales isn’t, “Okay, let’s reassess stock and see who’s ordering all these things that nobody wants to buy—and maybe do some better outreach into these communities.” Barnes & Noble’s solution is, … Continue reading

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If “Unskilled” = Worth Less, Then Where’s Your Money Coming From?

Y’know what really hacks me off about this whole “unskilled labor” argument? It’s the fact that without millions of people doing that “worth less” labor, none of the higher-paid employees, executives, owners, or stock holders would have a company to … Continue reading

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“The (White) Purity of the Material”

There’s lots of talk these days about “the purity of the material.” Lots of fanboys pissing in the Wheaties of anyone who dares to gender-bend Thor (even though he was occasionally gender-bent in Norse mythology), or enjoy a team of … Continue reading

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