Writings on Freak Nation
Regardless of their tribe, practically all freaks are what one thinker once described as “people of the word”. Ardent bibliophiles and voracious readers, we’re also prolific writers. From stories and poetry to essays and studies (that sometimes push the bounds of becoming treatises or dissertations!); from rants and opinionated screeds to fanfic and filks, we create texts of almost every description. This is where you can read freak writings of all sorts.
A repository of all sorts of freaky writings: articles, interviews, white papers, you name it. Basically, “feature content” of all stripes, written by and for all tribes.
- posted 06/15/2006Chthonic BDSM
Some people have considered BDSM Dionysian, a path that leads to and through a form of divine intoxication. But Edward Dain points out that it’s even more interesting to view BDSM as chthonic — a Descent into the Underworld. Through such a descent, through such a voyage into the dark places of our psyches, we can encounter the Shadow... and this is a darkness that BDSM must confront and embrace, if it’s to retain its power and vitality.
- posted 04/12/2006The Ghost in the Machine
If every every crossroads is a gateway for Legba, then maybe the imagery of Count Zero is actually valid: in every node on the Internet, we’ve created a new crossroads. If the entire Net is Legba’s domain, then what impact will that have on human consciousness in the 21st Century? Steve Mizrach has some ideas on the topic...
Freaks are well known for being opinionated on nearly every topic under the Sun, from computers and technology to religion and freedom; from the deeper meanings of the allegories in major fantasy works to the best way to build a better mousetrap. Here, you can find essays, opinions, and even the occasional rant about “divers and sundry topics”.
- posted 02/27/2006“Firefox Only” Pages Considered Harmful
There’s been a proliferation of sites lately claiming to be “Best viewed with Firefox”. Despite his commitment to open-source software, FN webmaster Kai MacTane has no truck with this kind of nonsense, and strongly advises people to learn from history.
- posted 06/02/2005But Enough About Me...
Thriller author Jon Evans doesn’t want any competition in the writing biz. Here’s his advice on how you can keep from being a writer.
All essays and no fiction makes FN a dull web site. In our Stories area, you can find stories and even fanfic from all sorts of genres — SF and fantasy; horror, the occult and supernatural; humor and even erotica.
- posted 12/23/2018The Wicked-Short Silmarillion (Part 2)
Roughly the second fourth of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, condensed into a short-and-funny (and painfully irreverent) screenplay version for easy reading. Part 2 covers the period from the start of the First Age to WHEREVER I DECIDE TO STOP. Oh, yes — also contains profanity.
- posted 06/14/2005The Wicked-Short Silmarillion (Part 1)
Roughly the first third of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, condensed into a short-and-funny (and painfully irreverent) screenplay version for easy reading. Part 1 covers the Era of Valinor, up to the start of the First Age. Oh, yes — also contains profanity.
- posted 03/05/2007Poems from the Broken Arrow Show
Poet Renee Christy returns to Freak Nation, with five poems from the Las Vegas “Broken Arrow” show. Billed as “a Las Vegas tradition”, the Broken Arrow show fuses Christy’s fresh and unusual love poetry with the music of local blues artists to offset the usual Valentine’s Day sappiness. In this selection, Christy looks at the sweetness and pain of crushes, dancing as a new mating ritual, and a Zen princess.
- posted 11/13/2006Four Assorted Poems
Four poems by Renee Christy will delight, amuse, and provoke new ideas. Poems such as “Meditations” and “The Original Hot Bi Babe” are populated by diverse characters: Gothic beauties, a womanizing Harlequin, shamans, shocked aunties, and Wile E. Coyote all play parts in Christy’s illuminating portraits of the world.