Sunday, October 11, 2009

What’s with the orc, and why is he pointing a sword at me?

Hello, my name is Tokkar, and I…I play World of Warcraft (breaks down in tears, receives a lot of pats on the back and “Hello, Tokkar” from the others sitting in the circle).

Okay, go on, groan…but World of Warcraft, while a fun game and a great time-waster (not to mention a wonderful release of pent-up frustrations after a day gone otherwise sour…just picture your boss being that big, evil…ahem) is, for me, an open door toward something else: storytelling and animation.

I am a writer, a digital artist, a musician, a gourmet chef (well, I did hold the title, even though I never went to the school) and now an amateur animator. So why am I writing news articles for a leftist blog?

Why not?

Okay, that’s not much of an answer, but it does tend to be in keeping with the central theme of my life. You see, I’m queer. No, I’m not homosexual, bisexual, intersexed or transgendered. I’m just…queer. Queer in that I don’t fit into any mold, and this is the way that I like it. People should be unique, not cookie-cutter versions of what someone else wants them to be.

I am one such unique person. True, it won’t get me far in the financial realm, but there are more things in heaven and earth than money. Money merely makes the journey easier in today’s world that seems so focused upon its acquisition, even to the detriment of the planet and its inhabitants. Truth be told, it’s not needed…or at least it wouldn’t be needed if so many people weren’t so blindly willing to trample the rights and freedoms of others to obtain the most of it that they can.

This is me in a nutshell.


Yeah…it fits.

And toward that end, I provide my own perspective upon the world. Some people may not like how I see it, but I’ve never really been one to couch my phrases in such a way as to please everyone. Understanding this, it just naturally falls that I should find myself posting upon a leftist blog. After all, if you want to see the world as it really is, you need to first strip away the corporatist backing and the blind patriotism…and if you are able to freely do that and, what’s more, relate to it in such a manner as to want to address it, improve it, bring it to the attention of our nation’s people and our world leaders, then dare I say that you’re not exactly a poster-child for the conservative party in the US.

So, I’m here, I’m queer, and I doubt I’ll be welcome at any presidential dinners.

I’m cool with that!