a mediocre life
Urban goatherd, social medium, pop culturist.
Straight, white, middle-aged, male.
Autism, anxiety, OCD, depressive episodes.
b!X Frankonis is a twenty-year resident of the Portland of Oregon born forty-eight years ago in rural upstate New York. He is straight, white, and male, which he discloses as context for anything else he might have to say.
On a daily basis, he combines autism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and, now, depressive episodes with introversion and a fairly devout agnosticism. Viewing cynicism as just frustrated optimism, the result of believing people are capable of better and too often being proved wrong, he believes this is why the small, every day courtesies matter.
Once he was a slow dog, with his see-through skin. The kind of skin you can see through.
He neither bikes nor dances nor dates nor drives nor drugs nor sexes nor swims. He does, occasionally but with an increasing rarity, drink. Since the death of his father, he no longer smokes. He still has most, but most assuredly not all, of his teeth; ask him about his fetching dental appliance.
If events were pictures and emotions were sounds, his memories would play as silent movies.
Rolling Stone emphasized his “long black eyelashes” and “face that sees very little sun” while deeming him “a kid from upstate New York with a quick wit”. A public relations professional said he was a “sissy”. Bruce Sterling referred to him as a “punk”. Joss Whedon technically might have described him as “twitchy, unreliable-looking”.
As a child, he wanted to become an outer space moving van driver. As an adult, he is not one.
By the Oxford English Dictionary definition of “slack” as the amount of time in critical path analysis by which a particular event may be delayed without delaying the achievement of the overall objective, he considers himself a slacker. He has yet to determine the overall objective.
For seventeen years he had a cat named Scully; he now has two shelter cats, Meru and Willow.
His decades of passing accomplishments include a pioneering internet petition against government censorship; a worthwhile cybercafe failure; several years of celebrated stand-alone journalism; the founding of a successful annual fan-based fundraising campaign; the moderate creative success of a three-year photography hobby; management of video contest submissions for the DVD of a trailblazing web series; the publishing of his late father’s novels; and surviving many years in the wilds of various movie and television fandoms.
Today, he is project manager for The Belmont Goats, Portland's nonprofit resident herd, offering an oasis of rural community amidst the built, urban environment.
He strongly suggests helping to bring both equality and mercy to a world forever in too much need of them.
b!X spends his time on Twitter and Instagram.
You should give him cash or a book.