Patreon Posts and Updates


Here are my latest patreon posts. Some are open to the public, and others require you to be a patron to see it. (feel free to join a tier if you wish to support my work!)

I’ll be posting more essays, Elivera lore and world-building, and poetry at my Patreon. Some will be behind the tiers, but a few of the essays may eventually be ported to this site to share here as well.

I’ve had a rough two months financially and health-wise, so I’m having to readjust my schedule and when I can write these essays and world-building explorations. Poetry comes fairly easily to me as I’ve written it all my life, but I’m reluctant to post it live on this blog, mostly in hopes I can try to find publication for the poems. So if you wish to view my poetry, become a patron! It’ll help me afford food and rent, allowing me more time to create outside my day job. ūüôā

Essays and Updates

Analysis of Capitalism and its Ongoing Crisis

¬†It’s important to discuss late-state Capitalism and the harm it is doing to us. Warning, this is a bit bleak. I quote a lot from the How will Capitalism End? ¬†by Wolfgang Streeck, but I also quote some other studies as well. First, we need to look at where we came from and what is happening before we can discuss where to go from here.

Some definitions/history

In the 1970s, we moved away from Keynesian Capitalism, which had the ¬†state as a counter balance to the more destructive forces of capitalism. The crisis of the 1970s allowed “neo-liberalism” to sweep in with its austerity measures and cutting taxes to the rich; to sum up one of its major ideological pillars, neo-liberalism capitalism views anything interfering ¬†with the market (such as regulations and labour rights) as inhibiting ¬†its design to be free and unfettered, that the market will fix the issue ¬†on its own. (Yes, that’s a very simplified definition of it, but that’s ¬†basically how it’s been practiced. Some call it “trickle-down ¬†economics,’ which we all know based on historical data and the massive increase in wealth inequality, to be nothing but a lie.) ¬†Capitalism held a lot of promises, which were nothing but false hopes. Let’s take a look at this in-depth:

Read the rest of the article here.

Elivera has a new home on World Anvil!

It’s taken me awhile to find a suitable place to store all the lore of my Elivera world, especially if I want to be able to make it easy for folks to utilize the lore for role-playing games. One of our goals for the game I’m making with friends (Sphinx Sun Studios) was to have role-playing homebrew rules available as a kickstarter tier for the computer mystery puzzle game we are developing.

Read the rest of the article here.

Poetry

This poem highlights what it feels like to have agoraphobia. Read Outlast the Fear here.

In this poem, I explore the yearning hope for a society that focuses on people not profits: Read In What Ways does the Spirit Yearn here.

For this poem, I tackle healing and learning how to trust again: Read How to Trust here.

 

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