So now that I know important people are watching I guess it's time to reveal a little more about the brain behind STONEFISTING and the "Keep Keoland Keoish" blog. We will be conducting this Q&A format but if you want to interview me on your podcast or blog that's what the comments are for! Why have you started blogging and why is this blog important?
I felt it was time. There are so many blogs out there now and so many perspectives. It's not like CYE 578 any more when all you had was the folio and your imagination to work with. You need a differentiator -- some kind of edge -- to stand out. Mine is that this is Oeridian blog for people of Oeridian blood and you nellie "Suelo-Oerid" mutts can take it or leave it.
Sounds interesting! I understand you think the standard alignment chart is, as you say, "bunk." How does that play into your economic and social stance?
Great question. I won't bore you with the details, but I think that if Pluffet Smedger had remained in control of his intellectual property, the overly simplistic "two axes to grind" alignment system would have been replaced by something more complex and realistic. You would have been able to identify as "heathen conservative," for example -- chaotic but not some kind of granola eating druid. Many, many people would actually radiate "lawful parasitic" instead of what the savant-sage originally had to roll under the euphemistic "liberal" or "chaotic good" moniker. Maybe most people. At least a 47% throw on percentage dice.
Super! You've evidently put a lot of thought into this.
You bet your sweet bippy I have.
And this new alignment, "heathen conservative," it ties right back to the Old Gods who led us Oeridians out of the plains of Laban, all that brazen sacrifices to LEUK-O and Lum the Mad stuff we learned about as kids but nobody seems to take seriously any more?
It does. Part of the goal here is to get people in what I call the Oeridian Stonefist Right (OSR) to get in touch with the original ways of doing things, the original system if you will. Maybe we need to have a grand awakening in this country and throughout Eastern Oerik, remember who we are and what we used to be. Remember, Keoland once ruled the entire Sheldomar Basin from the Crystalmists to the Pomarj -- and speaking of the Pomarj, don't get me started on what happened to our embassy in Stoneheim last year. That was a crime. It should be followed up. People should be outraged.
Sounds like the seeds of another undoubtedly controversial blog post! Aren't you afraid you're going to offend people or make enemies of people who, you know, don't want the truth to come out?
"Let them come," as Gimli says! I'm not afraid of hurting people's feelings on all sides of the alignment wheel in my quest for the truth. I will tell you that some people on the left and even a few on the right think I'm some kind of illusion / phantasm, maybe a mirror image of an actual person. To these people I say: which of my views are most like yours? What would ever possess someone to confuse me with you or to get us mixed up?
Sorry to interrupt you two, but we're out of space for this installment! Thanks to everyone for reading!