Meet the Wicked Witches
These are the 10 Finalists for the
5th Annual Wicked Witch of the Year
This year I scaled down the finalists to 10. I thought of listing every nominee, and then realized that it served no purpose. I will say that if you identify as a Satanic Witch, are a card carrying member of The Church of Satan , and use social media, you were probably nominated by a loved one. There were a ton of you.
There are some witches who have been nominated repeatedly and might wonder why they have yet to wear the pointy spire of the WWotY. The answer is simple. The higher you shoot, the longer it takes, and I am always watching. If a witch has stated plainly her goal is to win an Oscar, it is unlikely I will give her the award for her first indie film. It isn't that she is lacking--quite the opposite, her very nomination proves she is well on her way, but Satanism demands we place our desires into active form. Each nominee has made tremendous strides in creating the life they desire. Not only is the old cliche accurate--that each nominee is a winner, but in this case, each one of them is a compelling representation of Satanism. Each one proves that we are the champions of individualism, masters of making our way in a world that doesn't understand us or want to, and that the good Doktor wrote The Satanic Witch not just to inform us, but to describe us.
In most cases I have simply edited essays that the finalists have submitted, I URGE (demand?) all readers to utilize the provided links to support these brave women. Additionally I have highlighted passages that I have found particularly insightful. In addition to the WWotY award, this year I have utilized Magister Frost's Undercroft to do a sort of people's choice, secondary, award, that I am pleased to call The Undercroft's Members Choice Witch. Please use the link to create an account, friend me, and vote in the available poll. Like the WWotY, that poll winner will be formally announced on Valentine's Day.
I want to point out that several finalists cited our 4th Annual Wicked Witch of the Year Troj Bruegal as an inspiration and mentor to them. That gratifies me more than I can say. If this bit of demonic whimsy were to have any real point it would be the development of real world relationships that strengthen and empower Satanic witches--a sexy little ditty we Satanic witches call "Stratification!" Regardless, Troj is a tough act to follow.
Last, but never least, as individual as we are, as strong, we humans are the most social of the beasts in the jungle. Satanic or Mundane, Magical or Muggle, Asshat or Cool, no one gets through this ride alone. My incredibly patient partner in crime is Radio Free Satan . The shit these folks let me get away with is unreal, and surpassed only by my gratitude to them for letting me. If you aren't listening to them, you're a big dummy. If you aren't telling your friends about the hugely diverse music and comedy selections on Radio Free Satan I will curse you. (kidding. kinda'.)
Now, the witches.....