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i was still really taken aback at how...homogenous, i guess, everyone was in their attempts to be different.
ciaraxyerra said:i was still really taken aback at how...homogenous, i guess, everyone was in their attempts to be different.
Ha. This is my impression, too, much as I love the PDXZS. It's a certain crowd, alright. As a pretty square-looking housewife, I always feel rather oddly out of place, even though I've been putting out my zine for 10 years now. On the other hand, most of my life is spent around other (also square-looking) mothers, so this is novel in a not-unpleasant kind of way.
i used to live in portland (1999-2001) so i thought i knew what to expect, but it's either gotten more "alternative" since i left, or i just didn't recognize it at the time because i was 20 & pretty damn invested in my own attempts at being "alternative" back then. or maybe it's just zine symposium-specific.
I WILL be there next year! Oh yes! Oh yes!
aiiii. i think a few people are taking my tattoos remarks a little bit too seriously/literally. for the record, i myself have eighteen tattoos. i am not casting judgments on the homogenousness of the tattooed.
i think the more important part of my "report," as it were, was where i mentioned picking up several dozen really good zines.