LE Francis

The following things are likely true:

  • I’m a millennial with a grudge against pretty much every industry.
  • When it comes to underlying philosophy: Marx is daddy & earth-based, empathy-centered spirituality is moms. I’m a bit of a socialwitch if you will… HA!
  • As a narrative fiction writer, I’m a character-sheet archetype junkie. My character sheet may read: “4w5, INFJ, gemini, active bitch face/cries easily.”
  • If I start reading something & I get distracted or bored, I’ll drop it. But if I start reading something and it’s awful & makes me wish I was dead, I will read it and complain a lot.
  • I can’t play most video games because I will puke — which can be incredibly depressing.
  • On most weekends, I either am a keeper of arcane lore or a gnomish druid named Beefy whose fursona is a guts-eating giant spider.
  • I’m a former choir nerd & spent my early twenties in a god-awful but scrappy power metal-black metal fusion project called Thine Eternal. LISTEN TO ME SING LIKE FIVE WORDS ON ASM’S “ANGOLA.”
  • If I had a time machine I would fight Lord Byron, befriend Keats, and get bombed on laudanum with Coleridge.
  • Hell trio fuck/marry/kill for the record: Fuck Mel because he’s the only one who gets close to being an acceptable person; marry Gordy & send him directly “off to the continent” so I can haunt his library in peace; and kill H.D. because nope.
  • Top five albums in no particular order: Soundgarden “Screaming Life/Fopp,” Protest the Hero “Kezia,” Frank Zappa “Joe’s Garage,” Megadeth “Rust in Peace,” & Schoolyard Heroes “Abominations.” Honorable mention: Sleater-Kinney “All Hands on the Bad One,” Parliament “Mothership Connection,” & Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.”
  • Top five books in no particular order: Marion Zimmer Bradley “The Mists of Avalon,” Stephen King “Desperation,” Jean Rhys “The Wide Sargasso Sea” (TEAM ATTIC WIFE FOREVER), Fyodor Dostoevsky “The Brothers Karamazov,” & Thomas Hardy “Far from the Madding Crowd.” Honorable mention: Chuck Wendig’s “Star Wars: Aftermath” series.
  • My all time fave poet is William Blake — I’m way into the blasphemous hermit vibe. & I low-key love T.S. Eliot’s work but would gladly yeet him into the sun for being a complete toilet of a person (same with MZ Bradley and H.P. Lovecraft). I read a lot of contemporary poets & feel weird about picking favorites because I try to support folks as widely as I can.

TLDR: here’s a playlist of songs that get me