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How old are you? have you made anyzine? id like to learn to but i cant even spell right toright this i asked my best freind but i didnot go much to schools at home
star blanket river child said:It wasn't until he announced he was leaving did I see anything (mildly) offensive. I can see why that would have affirmed his decision- to be honest, I wasn't that nice myself. (Though, a lot nicer than most of the crap you get on the internet.) I don't often let my temper get the better of me, especially towards strangers online, but I took offense to him painting us all with the same (in my opinion, wrong) brush, especially after I think everyone had been awfully mature towards his "99% of zines suck" comment.
anyway, I'm over it. maybe he'll cool down and come back, I wouldn't mind.
Oops. Hope I haven't stirred up another hornets nest.
Amber: I can remember at least 3 times over the years, not on this forum, but others, where I've left thoughtful comments and they never showed up. I'm pretty sure it was because what I wrote what they didn't want to read. When I write something, it can be a bit of a mental workout. I often feel a little "spent" afterwards, even on my WMZ posts. Sometimes, I might look up, and a good 45 minutes might have passed when I've finally written, proofread, and edited it. So it's a bummer to see that time and effort wasted when, by accident or design, my message suddenly disappears.
There was a website recently that had some sort of forum where anybody could "edit" anybody else's post, apparently patterned after the "add and pass on" practice in mail art. There was so little activity there it never really got to be an issue before the site eventually went defunct---it may have been hacked into and sabatoged----but I just didn't get the point of it. But then, there are a lot of new practices on the Net and the zine world that are new to me, and maybe I just have to accept them.
Anyway, I'm not blaming anybody for Mikael's hasty and impulsive departure. I just thought we had enough common ground to explore some important issues and maybe take some steps toward trying some solutions.
Nice poem, Tim.
**olive branch = snapped**