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"alienating everybody"

author by choice, techie by necessity


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starbreaker's Interests


writing, UNIX, sci-fi, fantasy, heavy metal, jazz, prog rock, cats, occultism, demonology


Black Veil Brides, Alestorm, Symphony X, Tarja Turunen, Therion, Judas Priest, Savatage, Iron Maiden, (1980s) Queensrÿche, Thank You Scientist, Ayreon, Damnation Angels, Coheed and Cambria, Elyose, Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention, Hiromi Uehara, Galneryus, Unlucky Morpheus, X Japan, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Prince and the Revolution, Blue Öyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Threshold, Eternal Champion, The Protomen, Sons of Crom, MASTER BOOT RECORD, Danko Jones, Smoulder, Volbeat, Type O Negative, Braindance, The Great Discord, Night Flight Orchestra, Deep Purple, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Iced Earth, Renaissance, Annihilator, Voivod, Slayer, Anthrax, Edguy, Blind Guardian

Here's my Bandcamp collection. It's mostly metal and synthwave.


Spaceballs, The Devil's Advocate, Constantine, The Matrix, The Fifth Element, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Shaft, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Posse, Repo: The Genetic Opera, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, Twelve Monkeys, Highlander, Flash Gordon


Lupin, Deadwind, Tiny Pretty Things, Sweet Home, Great Pretender, Luke Cage, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, RahXephon, The Expanse, The West Wing, The Newsroom


sci-fi, science fantasy, space opera, sword & sorcery, translations of 19th century Romantic novels, and lots of nonfiction Michael Moorcock, C. L. Moore, Roger Zelazny, Jacqueline Carey, Fritz Leiber, Leigh Brackett, M. John Harrison,


they're all either fictional or dead

starbreaker's Latest Blog Entries [View Blog]

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Thoughts on the Insurrection (view more)

starbreaker's Blurbs

About me:

I'm a queer, non-binary, autistic, long-haired metalhead from New York who is prone to delusions of erudition. My day job is in software development, so I probably helped build the crappy cyberpunk dystopia in which we all live. (Sorry.)

I'm also the author of...

...and a few other stories and novels.

My websites are...

Please don't send friend requests; I'm running an experiment in using social platforms like SpaceHey and Mastodon without actually engaging with their social features. Instead, please comment on my blog and forum posts if you want to interact. You can also send email to contact at starbreaker dot org.

Love Metal | Hate Fascism | Fuck Trump | GOP = KKK

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Bumper Stickers

  • My other ride is the GSV Null Gravitas
  • What happens in the TARDIS stays in the TARDIS
  • Don't blame me; I voted for Cthulhu
  • I ♥ Uranus


element type
physical normal
fire weak
ice resist
lightning weak
wind resist
psychic resist
nuclear normal
holy immune
dark reflect

a RUN BSD logo in homage to RUN DMC


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Who I'd like to meet:

Nobody right now. Ask me again after I've been vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants.

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𝔞𝔩𝔶𝔰𝔰𝔞 𝔡𝔞𝔥𝔩𝔦𝔞

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hiya!! love ur page

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Thanks. I know it's kinda drab compared to other people's profiles, but I was aiming for lightweight and readable.

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Nikkie I

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Hey!! Thanks for accepting my friend request! My name is Nikkie & I make pop music. I can’t wait to get to know you!

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Hi. I'm Matthew. I code for a living and write scifi on my lunch breaks.

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Hi Matthew! It’s cool that you write Do you have any specific favorite sci-fi troupes you like to write?

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I've got soul-searching androids, swashbuckling sopranos, conspiracies, demons from outer space, and a big fluffy cat who can play Texas Hold 'Em but hasn't learned to bluff.

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The cat has me intrigued 👀

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Guan Yin

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Keep the faith!

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What’s up starbreaker !?!? Hope you are having a great day

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Well, it's ten to five so it'll get better soon.

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Big plans off the clock!?

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No, I'm just one of those dirty commies who thinks that while the forty hour workweek was a good start, we should have kept pushing until a person could support their family on an eight hour workweek. LOL

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Yea how come we’ve become more productive with all this industrial and technological stuff and still work 40 hours!?! Hmmm

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If you're curious, the late anthropologist David Graeber explored that question in his 2013 article "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs, and in his subsequent book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory.

The short version is that the status quo works nicely for the powers that be.

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I may look into it. Unfortunately I work closer to 60+ hours and not enough staff to get everything done

by Donald; ; Report

60+ hours? You don't get paid enough for that shit.

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Hmm OT at 1.5x and 2x is interesting....

by Donald; ; Report

Oh, you get overtime pay? Nice. Too bad programmers like me don't.

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Yikes, but you can start a side project and grow it into a multimillion dollar company?

by Donald; ; Report

Been there, done that, and lost my shirt. Besides, the startup hustle doesn't leave time for art or women, let alone eating or sleeping.

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by Donald; ; Report

They just see advances in productivity as an avenue to make more money. If it didn't do that they would not take on the innovations because it involves front-end investment.

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Of course not. Then again, if we keep pushing up productivity without getting paid more, doesn't that make us suckers?

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Danny, Why?

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Hii ^_^
here are some oldschool 2000s vibes for U

Greetingz from Bremen, Germany
Danny, Why?

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Thanks. I think I've heard of I Am Ghost. It's been years, though.

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Steves Peeps

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Pete Bit

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Hi there! Thanks for accepting. Cool, well thought-out profile. All the best

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Thanks, but I wasn't really thinking straight when I threw this profile together. I was using Red Bull to compensate for lack of sleep. =^.^=

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Glad it worked All the best

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Action Cat

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Thanks for the add!

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You're welcome.

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Smooth Kiwi

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Yes! Both CD and Bandcamp

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Sweet. I asked because I like owning my music instead of renting it. I figure musicians are more likely to get paid that way.

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Yes, for sure! It definitely helps the artists in a better way. Although plays on streaming services also help the artist in different ways. in the sense of the algorithmic gods pushing our music out to more people Thank you! But buying CD's/music straight from the artist is a HUGE help!

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