About The Author

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R.A. Lopez has been writing since 1986. In the 80s and 90s he received accolades from groups like the National Library of Poetry, The Raven's Writing Group, and even a scholarship to Duke University's Creative Writing Youth Program. Queer Haiku is his first official release but over the last 25 years he's produced dozens of "zines", thousands of articles, and had millions of users read his blogs/websites and interact with his quizzes, memes, and role playing games and forums- almost three decades of blogging (before the term was coined) from the early 90's until today writing about world politics, art, science, religion, philosophy, pop culture, music, video games, and other passions. His #1 passion in life is being a Game Designer & Developer for over 30 years, starting with his love of playing Worldcrafter (Dungeonmaster, Game Master, Storyteller, etc.) and has for thousands of people in LARP (Live Action Role Playing) and Tabletop Gaming. He is set to publish his own tabletop role playing game and setting, Empyrean in the Third Quarter of 2021. He is also one half of The Moonlight Collection in which he and a mysterious relative (ValentinA Saldana) collaborate on crafting chapbooks with seasonal or subject themes that interweave 13 poems from each of them (26 per chapbook). Six in the series are currently available with the most recent being "The Fall of the House of The Moonlight Collection N°6" completing the six chapbooks for our "Year One" collection (Available Soon!) His next release will be a 1.0 "Naked Edition" Release of his role-playing setting and system named "Empyrean" with over a hundred [Archetypes] (similar to "classes" such as rogue or wizard) and millions of combinations! "Reality Unbound" is the first module (in three parts) released alongside Empyrean for free! (Levels 6-20)

My Inspirations: Mercedes Lackey, Margret Weis, Tracey Hickman, H.P. Lovecraft, Michael Ende, John Saul, Dean Koontz, Lewis Carrol, C.S. Lewis, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Emily Dickenson, Maya Angelou, Lloyd Alexander, Jim Butcher, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Brooks, and a few others.

BACKGROUND?

I am the creator of some of the first RPG content on the web including some of the first rpg chat rooms and forums including the first role playing chat rooms and forums for gay and lesbian characters and players ever.

I guess that's what happens when your grandpa owns the only computer store in south texas and you beta tested for ISPs like AOL before it went nationwide and were a kid who obsessed with The Internet because you always knew it wasn't about the pr0n or the warez but the fact that Knowledge is Power and the future was finally here and in your hands.

 

Information sharing is the biggest leap we've ever made as humans. One step away from an akashic library, information swirling through the aether and shared by all minds. It's why I've devoted myself to sharing everything and aggregating news from music, science, gaming, anime, politics, and more for the last 25+ years on dozens of platforms and social media entertaining and informing millions about a myriad of topics as I'm into the 'best of everything'.

I DON'T KNOW YOU!

Well likely it's because over the years I have been censored on every single platform multiple times, and I have lost hundreds of thousands of followers and subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, and Blogspot and rebuilt from the ashes multiple times on multiple blogsonas; I've been "blogging" before the term was coined and have a degree in digital media.

I love that I've finally found social media that allows speech without censorship, punishment, or berating me for 'hurting a snowflake's feelings'. You can find me on most free speech social media as I prefer to support social media sites that back Our First Amendment! I hope you all understand how very important that is to Our Country and Our Future! Check the bottom of any page on my site to find my social media links and please say hello sometime. I'm open to working with others on projects from gaming and fantasy to educational & informative. Let's collab! Contact via Clicking Below!

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