The Music of the Synapses

this tightrope made of sound

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That Which Fights Entropy
      "Are you human?" he asked, still gripping my hand, no special expression on his face.
      I started in on a grin, then threw it away.
      "I don't know. I -- I like to think so. But I don't really -- Of course I am! That's a silly . . . Oh hell! You really mean it, don't you? And I said I'd be honest. . . ." I chewed my lip and thought for a moment. Then, "I don't think so," I said.
      "Neither do I," he said, and he smiled. "It doesn't make any real difference to me, but I thought it might to you -- to know that someone knows you are different and doesn't care."
            --Roger Zelazny, Sign of the Unicorn

"I might be catching so don't touch / you'll start believing you're immune to gravity and stuff" -- the Dresden Dolls

I'm a paradoxical creature of magick and science. I believe that believing is an act in its own right, and that the knowledge of the mind and the knowledge of the spirit do not, necessarily, need to be consistent with each other to be each a thing of great beauty and worth. (Though when they are, it's thrilling.)

I'm a writer of mostly SF and fantasy, and some poetry, though my output has gone down in the last couple of years due to a change in focus (see below.) I do write original fiction, which is mostly not online. I also write fan fiction, which is here.

I have a small online perfume shop here, and also make jewelry.

Map everything. Seek knowledge where it's available. Find meaning where you need it. Remember what you're living for.

General timeline of my life, f'locked.
acnw, adrpg, alice in wonderland, altered states of consciousness, amber, amber chronicles, amber drpg, ambercon northwest, androgyny, barbara hambly, bell hooks, bright and shiny objects, californian identity, chaos, chaos butterfly, chaos magick, chaos_i_remain_as_ever_thy_faithful_degenerate_son, chapel perilous, coffee, compassion, constructive elitism, creating the impossible, cthulhu, de profundis, delirium, department of redundancy department, destroying the veil, diana wynne jones, diane duane, discordia, divine madness, doctor who, drag, eccentricity, editing, entheogens, epilepsy, eris, evolutionary anarchism, fae, faerie, fairies, fateworking, feri, feri tradition, fey, fnord, freedom of speech, genderqueer, gentlemanly arts, girl genius, glamourbombs, goth, h. p. lovecraft, happy rhodes, harlan ellison, hastur, healing, honesty, illuminatus! trilogy, immortality, infornography, intuition, invisibles, james patrick kelly, kate bush, king in yellow, labyrinth, laughing at ourselves, left-handed engineers from marz, leni riefenstahl, liminal spaces, live action roleplaying, living the dream, loki, lovecraft, mad science, madness, magick, making jewelry, malkavian, maxwell's demon, memetics, neil gaiman, neurochemistry, neurology, non-linear time, nondualism, nyarlathotep, occult, oingo boingo, otherkin, otherworlds, p.c. hodgell, paganism, pantheism, paralepsis, perkygoth, poetic terrorism, polyamory, portland, pronoia, psi corps, queer liberation, reality duels, recursive drunkenness, reiki, richard feynman, robert anton wilson, robert w. chambers, robin mckinley, roger zelazny, roleplaying, rosemary kirstein, rpg writing, sandman, sappy romantic transhumanist thoughts, schizophrenia, science fiction & fantasy, semantics, solidarity_against_internet_witch_hunts, steampunk, sustainability, synchronicity, tacoma, tam lin, telling_truths_that_sound_like_wild_confabulations, temporal lobe seizures, tentacles, the eye of argon, the french revolutionary calendar, the king in yellow, the ninth doctor, the pacific ocean, the phoenix requiem, the stone tape, transformation, transgender, transhumanism, truth, unknown armies, vegetarianism, vulnerability, william s. burroughs, willworking, wings, witchcraft, wonderland, writing kickass novels

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