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I am 40 years old, I am well aware of the history of zines and I'm offering my opinion. I don't take you seriously when you make up a stupid name to hide behind. I am entitled to his opinion. And quite frankly, I am done wasting my time arguing with kids.
Mulnix said:If you had any notion of the history of zines you'd realize how ridiculous this statement is. I'd say a large percentage of zines that ever mattered were written under a pseudonym of one sort or another.
Sometimes fake names aren't there for someone to hide behind; they're part of the art. At least, thts wht "ppl" have tld me. signed, "Eddie Mulnix"--(a pseudonym)
Josh Saitz said:I instinctively distrust any zine done by someone who won't give their name, unless it's a reall controversial subject. If you want ppl to take you and your work seriously, put your name on it. If you want privacy, maybe you could just misspell your name by a letter or use a first initial instead of your first name. You should also get a PO Box.
I use my real name because I couldn't figure out a decent pen name.. though online I use a username.
I have thought since about adopting a pen name but still, haven't though of a good one.
I am Nohbdy.
It's a Odyssey reference, it's the name Odysseus tells the cyclops. I thought it was clever. Oh well, I am a minor so I thought it would be smart to remain nameless for now.