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:

  • Alaska is cancelled. #amIdoingthisright 2019-08-17 11:33
  • Oh damn. 2019-08-17 11:18
  • Fascists. 2019-08-16 16:05
  • Fire Emblem has come to the Switch. Wonder if it is any good. I mean, we used to have services like video game ren… 2019-08-15 01:44
  • Blink. 2019-08-14 19:27
  • ARTIST I type on keyboard, sometimes use a WACOM, or pencil or a BRUSH of ink, if I can FIND them Snowflakes are ic… 2019-08-14 10:41
  • Thunderdome. 2019-08-12 18:32
  • Get a job, you worthless bum. 2019-08-12 17:08
  • Other people had pareidolia. But we couldn't afford that until, like, the 1990s. Wait, that was cable. 2019-08-12 13:46
  • Luxury. Our pork chops were shaped like pork chops. And we had to make our own Devil's Towers out of our mashed po… 2019-08-12 13:33
  • Learned today that @facebook banned a friend of mine for no given reason. She is trans, which makes me deeply suspicious of FBs motives. 2019-08-12 12:39
  • The day has lain some grief-laden tripwires for me. 2019-08-12 11:47
  • Apropos of nothing, but if you find you need to spend "$100-$200" on miniatures in order to play a tabletop game, y… 2019-08-12 09:55
  • "You _do_ know that Avatar mostly only worked because you got Sigourney Weaver, right?" I have no idea why James C… 2019-08-12 09:31
  • And a man claiming to be James Cameron was on that bus, took issue with our discussion of that animation. I turned… 2019-08-12 09:30