I adopted the imagery of Vikings for a variety of reasons. Watching Viking Shows such as "The Last Kingdom", reading Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology," playing God of War (2018) but at the core of the Viking identity was a rejection of American values of individualism at the expense of others and an acceptance of pagan beliefs in direct rebellion of Christianity. The latter was easiest to adopt. I always knew people were selfish but 2020 brought that to the forefront. People that looked like me were desparaging and killing others in the name of their whiteness.
I rejected that and assumed and identity that allowed me to be proud of where I came from but without hatred of others. I don't hate other beliefs or creeds, but in the wrong hands they've wrought terrible acts.
I came to Los Angeles, CA in 2015 and hit the ground running and worked at Animation World Network and became a Staff Writer for an animated television program. I also worked side gigs at NBC Universal and smaller scale productions. But the infrequency of the work was difficult to grasp. For years, I struggled with my emotions until I met my current girlfriend in 2018.
Her love and full acceptance of me as a person combined with her patience has yielded the Viking Scribe identity. There would be no Viking Scribe without her. Every day, she braids my hair and encouraged me when I got my first tattoo.
This is only the first part of the journey and I'm excited to hop in my langskip to continue my efforts as a writer/screenwriter/author.
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