Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.
Hello! As far as this site is concerned, my name is AvatarVecna. Essentially, the name suggests that I am a physical manifestation of the Greyhawk deity of secrets. Half the time, I think it sounds cool and mysterious; the other half, I understand it shows how big a geek I am. I have been ghosting through this site for years and finally decided to plague the internet with the unending ideas that come out of my head. Hope you can tolerate them!
I'm going to try and sum up my beliefs in writing as best as I can.
The world, the universe, is a place that seeks balance. Everything has an antithesis, a polar opposite. We understand the world in the equal, yet opposite ideas that make it up. Up, down, left, right, forward, backward, past, future, good, evil, order, chaos, yes, no, summer, winter, spring, autumn, hot, cold, simple, complex. Everything exists on a line measured between two extreme points that oppose each other.
Don't believe it? Republican, Democrat. Freedom, security. Tolerant, intolerant. Enemy, friend. You're with me, or against me. It's either the death penalty, or letting murderers walk the streets. We turn everything, every issue, every argument, into black and white, trying to ignore the gray areas, the points somewhere between the two extremes that make up most of the world. Some people think that listening to the argument's of others opens you to being "corrupted" by their ideas. It's not about that: it's about understanding.
"If you don't know your opponent's argument, you don't fully understand your own."
I've spent my life listening to the arguments of others. I've listened, watched, and waited for a chance to speak, while those who have never listened prattled on about subjects they themselves didn't fully understand. Ignorance and intolerance irk me something fierce. I try to represent multiple points of view in my writing, to present different arguments in the hopes of bringing others to some epiphany regarding their own beliefs.
I try to listen to the arguments of others, in an attempt to gain more knowledge, more understanding, so that I can try and find the truth of things as best as I can.
The universe seeks balance, and the only way to reach it is to argue the issues while only seeking the truth, rather than attempting to further our own agendas. We should be concerned with what is best for everyone; while screwing people over financially doesn't help anyone except big business, if we support everyone in every way, they never learn to take care of themselves, only learning to rely on others to make it through life.
Maybe those of you that read this agree with me. Maybe you think I'm nuts. Maybe you're right.
But what if we could all work together? What if we could embrace the differences that separate us, celebrate our diversity? What if we could use all these different view points to reach the Truth, to help everyone enjoy their lives financially, spiritually, emotionally?
I think that would be a beautiful thing.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates (an incomplete compilation)
1. Pillage, then burn.