a place for zinesters - writers and readers
And using "idk" isn't juvenile?
Saling Pusa Distro said:idk... personally i feel weird whenever i say/type "zinester". i sounds so... idk, juvinile maybe? to me it feels like it lacks seriusness... but hey that's just what i think... but what else can we call it?
From one zinester to another, take my advice- you should really bake some vegan muffins to work off some of this anger.
When you calm down, give me a call- me and the guys are going to be holding our Men's Knitting Circle over at the regular place on SE Belmont tomorrow night. We're discussing ethical alternatives to innate male aggression, and finding new ways to incorporate Oriental, I mean ASIAN, influences into our lives. The theme of the meeting is : "Can't We all Just Knit Sarongs?"
In the second part of the Men's Knitting Circle, we'll be talking about the latest issue of Body and Soul Magazine over tea and cookies.
And, as a finale, we'll be calling up our ex-girlfriends to apologize for our being moody and controlling.
Won't you join your fellow zinesters?
After a few years of using the word, I'm ready to weigh in: I don't like the term "zinester." I thought it would grow on me, but it hasn't. It sounds like a Teamster who produces a zine about Jimmy Hoffa conspiracy theories. But I use it all the time, because that's the word and there's no equivalent-length alternative. I think if I were talking to a non-zine audience, I would go with "zine writer." On WMZ and in other conversations, I think "zinester" is fine. At least it's not obzine (sorry).
I think its a lame term,but unfortunately one that fits most zine people.Other terms that fit,like "Overpriveledged""Worthless""Self righteous"and "Inconsequential" are also annoyingly apt.
i'm fine with the word "zinester." it may sound as ridiculous as "bookster," but it's not that different from "author." i'm a zinester who isn't really part of a (real life) "zine scene/community," but what else could i go by? "pamphleteer" sounds like it's for religion or politics. "zine writer" sounds fine.
i understand what Craven Rock is saying, though. i had similar feelings about joining my high school Pinoy group. in my zine i wrote, "I had contradictory feelings about it: I wanted validation through identification with other Filipinos, but at the same time refused to be lumped in with them just because we had race in common." i wanted to do my own explorations of the culture without having to associate with that high school crowd, who i didn't like for other reasons. i guess it's up to us to redefine what zinester/Filipino means.
i like the term, personally. i like everything that zines and zine communities are about. also, i find the history of zines pretty interesting and think that if you call them something else, they become something else, without that history and without that open community there. i don't necessarily like the sound of the term? or the aesthetic of it. but i like the word for what it means.
It makes me cry