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It's impossible for me to ignore that title.
bibliophile83 said:It's impossible for me to ignore that title.
I think maybe that was the point in choosing the title. And it came from the woman that named her zine after her ex-husband calling it Ben is Dead (which is one of my favorite zines from that era).
"*Used to check the top zine lists in the Zine Guide for their zine and hope that they made one, even if they insisted those lists were just stupid popularity contests"
I'm still mystified as to my zine was ranked one of the top ten least popular zines in the poll in their last issue. My theory is that not many people listed their least favorites so all it took was a few nay sayers to get you a high ranking. Luckily I was also ranked on the favorite zines list so it kept me from going totally insane over it.
And was "Andre the Giant has a posse" zine related? I used to see those stickers/posters/flyers everywhere but never knew they were zine related.
*Fondly remember hey day of alt.zines and it's epic battles
*Got emailed bombed by Zine Mao... my revenge will be slow and sweet Marc Parker, don't think we'll forget :)
*Have at least one Aaron Cometbus story up their sleeve
*Remember when zines were on MTV and in most major magazines and hated it, yet now pine away for the time when they could sell hundreds copies of each issue
*Sold their zine and got penpals through the once massive classified section of MaximumRocknRoll
*On the penpal tip, had penpals and wrote letters back and forth for years with people they sometimes never met
*Remember Amusing Yourself to Death, MSRRT Newsletter and many other predecessors to Zine World
*Used to check the top zine lists in the Zine Guide for their zine and hope that they made one, even if they insisted those lists were just stupid popularity contests
*Helped out with or tabled at their local leg of 1996's Kill Zinester Tour if they lived in a major US city
*Have ordered a copy of The Match
*Own copies of Answer Me, Ben is Dead, Fiz, The Probe, Flipside and/or Bunnyhop and considered them all zines
*Have about a 50% chance that they got drunk with Larry from Genetic Disorder or Aaron Probe
*Think printing over 100 issues is a big print run
*Don't know who Andre the Giant is, much less his Posse
*Are much more likely to experiment and focus on design/printing, making their publishing more of an art
*Don't make a big deal out of zine vs. ezine
*Have ordered zines from, and possibly have been published by, Microcosm
*Can be just as opinionated as older zine publishers, thank fucking gawd
and the kill zinesters stop in SF was so controversial! they got invited to a town hall discussion at epicenter to discuss the political ramifications of it all... oh those were the days. i remember people CRYING about stuff being discussed!
Tara Sin said:and the kill zinesters stop in SF was so controversial! they got invited to a town hall discussion at epicenter to discuss the political ramifications of it all... oh those were the days. i remember people CRYING about stuff being discussed!
Isn't that funny? People were pissed (and crying!) about a DIY nation-wide zine tour because it was getting national press and Darby had a little feud going with Seth from Factsheet Five. I was actually pretty critical of it at first, but then was one of the three local people that put on the Seattle leg. It was fantastic too! I have some video footage somewhere I need to transfer from 8mm to an electronic format.
Old timers look at all the comp zines being organized on the forums here and know full well that roughly half of them will never see the light of day.