Bio: S. Elyard

Mug shot.

Who am I?

  • I'm a naturalist. A person who makes an effort in understanding as much of the natural world as I can. Paleontology, natural history, astronomy consistently remain my passions, carried from a very young age through adulthood. Understanding is sometimes challenging (especially for the self-taught). But I find it worthwhile.
  • World-traveled: I've lived in Antigua, Japan, Adak (an island in the Aleutians), and visited England, South Korea, and many of the United States.
  • Artist is not a role I've always carried. In dark times, I've set down the vocation, and allowed it to languish. No more. My commitment to Raven comes with a permanent promise to never set it down again. This site is designed to facilitate that promise.
  • Autodidactic & slightly ambidextrous.
  • I am an artist, maker, & designer. I'd like to play more tabletop games, but time is often reluctant to part with much more than I've already been given.

What do I want?

  • Books. Access to museums and aquaria. Time to sketch, paint, and create.
  • But really, I want pterosaurs, ridden by Micronauts, to fly through time to face my worst fears.
  • I assume that's feasible.

What do I do?


@notdeadorgone tweets:

  • New on Game Restart: Lone Wolf: A Role Playing Adventure — Pocket-Sized Fantasy Gaming in Print… 2019-12-08 13:00
  • This obituary concerning an ancestor seems relevant again. #history #December7 #1941… 2019-12-07 10:05
  • 📷 vintagerpg: If C1 – Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan has similarities with S1 – Tomb of Horrors, C2 – The Ghost Tower o… 2019-12-03 01:06
  • 📷 California Extreme 2019: Pinball Games I’ve written before about how limited my experiences with arcades has been… 2019-12-02 18:01
  • "People with ill-intent don't typically announce their intentions." Huh. Where do all those right-wing manifestos… 2019-12-01 22:53
  • Question for D&D players/DMs: if I were to write an adventure to be optimally run sans any combat (meaning no comba… 2019-11-29 23:12
  • 📷 gameraboy1: Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” 2019-11-28 19:53
  • 📷 Vincent Di Fate, cover for tThe Pournelle novel Starswarm. 1997. 2019-11-25 21:37
  • 📷 A post about FEN Guide, which featured my father Robert Elyard while he was on the air at the Far East Network in… 2019-11-19 13:01
  • I've been working on some publicly-visible material on the family site: 2019-11-18 15:54
  • Thinking about my childhood made me think about this book: Read to us in kindergarten duri… 2019-11-15 16:10
  • One of the crucial failures and philosophical ineptitudes of libertarianism is the "government BAD, but any quantit… 2019-11-15 10:52
  • I can now share this. #FEN #FENguide #AFRTS #history 2019-11-15 10:16
  • Turns out when you don't do that it makes it really hard BECAUSE THEIR LAST NAME IS A COMMON NOUN. 2019-11-14 18:49
  • I really regret not keeping in closer touch with some of my extended family members. 2019-11-14 17:28