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Nevada County's own superhero Fox Firemaker
Nevada County’s own superhero Fox Firemaker

Nevada City, CA In this era of uncertainty, fear and unnecessary mindless over-development, the quiet foothill communities of Nevada County have their own superhero to help ease their worried minds to sleep each night. And that Superhero’s name is Fox Firemaker.

Little is known about Mr. Firemaker’s background. From what Gish Gallop has been able to gather, Nevada County’s own crime-fighter was born a fox in a old growth cedar stump sometime in early April of the last century. After a few weeks, he miraculously morphed into a small boy.

According to locals, whose accounts seem to  vary, Firemaker was raised on a nudest farm somewhere below the North San Juan Ridge in the steep South Yuba River canyon. His parents were “Night Rangers” who fought the religious dogma of Ananda and oddly, local Presbyterians. Although he says his parents had nothing against those people, but rather their limited thinking.

“Dogmatic thinking makes our lives seem simpler,” asserted Firemaker in a Gish Gallop interview. “But is it really? What do we gain by limiting our perspectives via someone else’s framework? Nothing. It’s a shortcut to nowhere.”

Fox Firemaker shortly after birth in his cedar stump
Fox Firemaker shortly after birth in his cedar stump

Firemaker became a superhero after his parents shutdown the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power facility located outside Sacramento, CA. Apparently there was some kind of “critical energy” event that transferred super powers [called “transfixiation” by Firemaker] into his 6 year old body during a protest at the plant. Since then, he’s been fighting for a world we can live in via self-enlightenment.

“I realize that with great power comes even greater responsibility,” continued Firemaker. “I take my mission seriously to preserve both nature, and our place in it. And this is done via self-empowerment.  That doesn’t ‘save the day’ but encourages others to enlighten and save themselves. One person at a time.”

Fox Firemaker's cedar stump birthplace. It's also where he summons his powers for good.
Fox Firemaker’s cedar stump birthplace. It’s also where he summons his powers for good.

Fox Firemaker has been a champion of the austere, get-in-touch with nature idiom from his entire superhero career. He has also been an outspoken critic of over-developing the area. Most recently, he has used his positive super powers to stir an unlikely set of allies: the usually conservative residents of Alta Sierra.

“That’s how it works,” continued Firemaker. “I use my powers to wake people up. This Dollar General thing in Alta Sierra is a good example of that. When I see evil on the horizon, I head to my cedar birth stump and start my transfixiation. After 2 days in a trance, I release the energy and focus it where it will do the most good. Sometimes I don’t even know where it will land.”

A few Alta Sierra residents seemed to be on the recent receiving end of Firemaker’s latest “transfixiation.”

Nancy Woods doesn't understand why people wouldn't want a perfectly functioning VCR TV.
Nancy Woods of Alta Sierra

“I’m never politically active,” said Nancy Woods of Tammy Way in Alta Sierra. “Then one day I hopped out of bed and said, ‘I’m going to make my voice heard.’ Like the Whos in Whoville in Horton Hears a Who. And that’s what I did, but I have no idea what came over me, but I’m glad.”

As for future fights, Firemaker says there is no fight at all, just enlightenment.

“In this tug-of-war of life we see around us,” continued this reluctant, yet dedicated superhero, “it’s important to learn how we are enabling the other side by pulling. It’s a fake struggle. The key is to let go of the rope and see the great joy that ensues. Peace and fun.”

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