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She seems to have mastered the Kubrick Stare.

Regal Pinion (Gwendolyn Ryan Rosengelb) is an American-born Alternative Hip Hop artist. She is a trans woman. She has been releasing music as of 2014, yet has been active since 2010, performing freestyles. Regal Pinion's lyrics consist of extensive wordplay, paradoxes, themes of absurdism, identity, and stories using Villain Protagonists

Her discography:

  • Shadow Plays (2014)
  • Lunatic Crossing (2015)
    • A Concept Album about a small town entangled in a Cosmic Horror Story. Oddly this is known for having several songs sung in the first person from the point of view of different female characters.

Tropes Associated With Him:

  • The Anti-Nihilist: Regal herself is one. She's been quoted as to saying, "Just because life is meaningless doesn't mean it's not awesome." She often approaches projects with child-like excitement, but will often crack jokes about how it won't matter in the end.
  • Berserk Button: Hates the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator. When asked what her MBTI expect a snarky response real quick.
    • (Supposedly, she's ENTP.)
  • Deadpan Snarker: She is notorious for this. A common critique is her sheer unwillingness to give a straight answer.


Tropes Associated With His Work:

  • Abusive Parents: Common theme in her poems.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Sprinkled throughout his songs and poems often only being one line.
  • A God Am I: Used word for word in "Kafkaesque"
  • Badass Boast: "Clockwork Seraph" and "Secret Keys" is this. The song, "Perfect Villain", has shades of this.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Used several times.
    • "Clockwork Seraph" is full of these to the point where she pulls a Bait-and-Switch, lampshades it, and immediately makes another blasphemous bait and switch.
      Cue the anointment meant for - the Force? Screw it, any myth will do: My words are Set to Isis like Osiris rose for you.
  • Blood Knight: Uses this word for word as a metaphor for freestyling just for the thrill.
  • Cosmic Horror Story: Both deconstructed and reconstructed in her concept album, Lunatic Crossing. Some of the human characters of the story spiral into a self-destructive oblivion once the Eldritch Abominations appear. Only for them to take a stand for no other reason than to go out swinging.
  • Cuddle Bug: The narrator's crush in "Kiss or the Mind" is one, going so far as to imply this being the reason feelings develop.
  • Death by Materialism: Darkly subverted in "Changeling Girl". A young man feels that his lover has become too materialstic and devoid of feeling after he a botched surgery so he mercy kills her, unaware of his delusions.
  • Easy Evangelism: Played with In-Universe - the song, "Zealot's Lament" is about a street preacher who is fully aware that he is possessed by the personification of blind faith, and tries to get people to convert out of fear he will be killed. They find out he has a desire to rebel and kill him anyway.
  • Evil Is Hammy: This shows in Kafkaesque. Regal Pinion emphasizes this in her song "Perfect Villain".
  • Final Fantasy: Regal Pinion is known for mocking herself, calling herself a "franchise whore" when it comes to the series. She's even written a song about called "Fantastic Finale", which is about a few games in the series, and one called "Kafkaesque" which is about Kefka Palazzo.
  • The Gadfly: Regal is known for pushing boundaries in conversations.
  • Obligatory Bondage Song: "Neurotica" is this in spades.
  • Visionary Villain: It's heavily implied that the narrator of Perfect Villain was this before he snapped.
  • What Is This Feeling?: The song "Kiss or the Mind?" is about this.


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