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EDIT: the following is addressed to "Hali", not to ratboy, who wrote the post above this one.
I'm inclined to make fun of your gibberish, but you know what? I get you. I did the i ching and the runes for awhile, because prozac was expensive or unavailable and my only provisions were meditation and short draughts of vodka once a week or less. A bad time. In times like these you go to the oracle, and when you go to the oracle, with sincerity and desperation both, the oracle will tell you the truth.
And while I know the truth, I can't tell it or see it again. It's more slippery than trout, more transient than youth, bigger than a bread box, beautiful as a young girl's tit...you've heard the drill.
I had it. I lost it...
Hali said:Fatalist Palmistry...
i have spent many nights sitting in front of candles organized by color placed in certain directions, black for purity and red for love, lit up and slowly healing my faults.. 12, 13 years old, sitting in my backyard in the early hours of the morning when the full moon is still visible, getting in touch with the world by storybook means... holding friends dry, or oily, or hands and tracing them with a finger. shortened to "faepalm"
Maranda Elizabeth said:Haha, awesome! I've only had, like, one or two people in all these years ask me if it had anything to do with T.Rex!
Same goes with Culture Slut, it's very rare that people catch the reference.
my zine's called YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL, and it's named after an iggy & the stooges song with an added 'straigh'. it was originally just a temporary one off name for #1 which was a 24h zine, but when i finished #2 (which i'd already been writing for almost a year when making #1) i couldn't come up with anything 'better', so it stuck. and i like it. i've had one person recognise it so far, and another person asked me if it had anything to do with the finnish lovemetal band HIM because the singer used to wear a jacket on stage with your pretty face is going to hell written on the back. i think i read somewhere ages ago that he's a fan of the stooges / iggy pop though, so its not that far off. ha.
i've also done art zines with my boyfriend, carl. one of them was called FRAGILE cos we'd covered the cover in fragile tape (clever, aye?) and the other was called YES DARLING BUT IS IT ART.. OR ARSE? after a television personalities album (yes darling, but is it art?) and 'art or arse' by billy childish, local artist/musician who lived few houses down from where i lived back then.
There's a Comet Gain song too with the line "You're pretty face is going straight to hell." I can't remember what song righ tnow (I've been up since 4am and am listening to some weird german cover of a Chumbawamba song) but it's on the Realistes album.