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Everyone comes to the Freak Show, to laugh at the Freaks and the Geeks

Everyone comes to the Freak Show, but nobody laughs when they leave

God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
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Loud, brash, politically incorrect, somewhat morally offensive...and proud of it.

archmage is tattooed with a chaos star, a tribal devil/angel, a scarab, a Lady Death pin-up, and the Grant Morrison characters from Doom Patrol (and more on the way). He lives in Virginia, where his heart and soul belongs to Jessica. He's been described as a poet/prankster/philosopher/freak; he wouldn't completely agree, but he ain't denyin' it, either. Generally, he doesn't speak of himself in the third person.

OK, enough of that.

I read, play video games, make wine, and play dice-and-paper RPG's. I'm a comic book fan and an occasional artist. I used to sing for a classic rock/soul/blues band. I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, heavy metal, and Egyptian art. Most of the time, though, I'm kinda boring. ;)

Mainly, I like making people think, and making people laugh...those are probably the most important things in the world. Be forewarned, though, I rarely censor myself, and I don't pull punches. Brutal truth and honesty, straight up, no chaser. Respect my opinions and I'll do the same in return, but if you can't back your own up with anything better than blind faith, then get a helmet. I'll happily find out what crutches hold you up and take them away, forcing you to walk tall on your own. (As a side note, my rants about politics are public, but mindless political anti-government humour is usually filtered so I don't have to listen to whiny assholes. Comment if you wanna be in on it.)

I am a huge supporter of long hair for men and the return of the beard. You may hear me refer to the 'National Association for the Advancement of the Long-Haired Male (NAALHM)', which is an ficticious organization...but I'm a proud member of the completely official National Beard Registry. Hair rocks, dammit.

Oh, and I keep a DeadJournal which is just the (occasional) write-up of some of the games I run, feel free to read it if you like: [info]urbanhunter
For bizarre comments made during games and other gatherings, bop over to had_to_be_there.
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"Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!"

What Others Have Said About archmage
"The insane genius of all that is good and unholy" - gonzo_md

"the one pillar of self respect and decency with the balls to eschew the magnificent bandwagon of corporate mediocre regurgitated shite" - isisinvinyl

"You're a no bullshit kinda guy. You don't sugarcoat shit. You are CONSTANTLY the devil's advocate and, while you are loved for it, it also hurts some people...You are a tricky one." - debi_i_am

"You, all by yourself, are a study in all things diametrically opposed." - neurotica69

"Archmage: Flexible ethics for a changing internet." - madeofmeat

"One thing I have learned about you is that your attitude is as malleable as yarn - your attitude always seems to straighten itself out." - nostradomnatrix

"Keep on ranting, you are one of the last of the thinking minds out there." - purpleflake

"How would he survive on a desert island? He would come up with a plan to lure cruise boats over to the island and feast on their flesh! He would enjoy it so much he wouldn't bother taking the boat back, but would just get more people to come and feed his bloodthirst. Or he'd just die." - necrobutcher

"Intelligent, witty, funny and consistantly entertaining. Does well at making you think. Even if you know you are right, he can make you question it." - sm101

"A hellbent for leather (among other things), silly, fun, jacked all the way to 11, stand up kind of guy. Fun to party with as well." - polarbear

"It has been a trend that your 'two cents worth' has been worth hundreds later." - deathcythe_25

"You always seems so sure of yourself and steady..." - otterprincess

"You are a rockin' piece of ass!" - erotocism

"You, Sir, are one badass motherfucker." - roocifer

"I love that you are forthright enough to speak your mind, and gentle enough that it doesn't sting too badly, even when you're right." - delilahbowie

"You, my dear Mister P, are a creepy fucker." - cobie

"[an] anarchist army of one!" - delilahbowie

Lieutenant Commander Archmage Chaos the Powerfully Powerful

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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