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Latest Activity: Feb 7

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psychOUT calling for submissions

Started by tilwearefree Jul 26, 2011.

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Comment by fishspit on February 7, 2016 at 4:04pm

wiseblood #64 . . . not always a downer . . . but this zine starts with a story of watching my girlfriend go insane.  bummer.  

wiseblood!  love to trade! free to anybody!  oh gentle reader . . . i am here for you!

fishspit . . . 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA 98008

Comment by fishspit on September 25, 2015 at 12:40am

well . . . there doesn't seem to be much activity on here . . . but maybe one of you downers will get on here and want to do a trade.  the new wiseblood ain't as much of a downer as some . . . if you want some back issues with brutally depressing stories contact me . . . on here or at 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue WA 98008.

Go Downers!

Comment by fishspit on February 4, 2015 at 10:52pm

where oh where are my downer brethren?!  a brand new wiseblood to bring you down!

Comment by Talita Valle on September 6, 2014 at 4:27pm


I'm editing a zine called Other People's Shit, on "anything and everything related to miseries that are not (exclusively) my own". If you feel so inclined - you can contribute by simply filling the survey below as candidly as possible, or if you have anything else you'd like to submit - artwork, essays, comics, short stories, anything - PM me! (Surveys are anonymous)

Thank you so much!

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DWY2NLP

Comment by fishspit on June 12, 2014 at 11:52pm

wiseblood 61 is out. . . . plenty here to bring you down!  Always free for the asking . .  .  1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue WA, 98008. So go ahead and get your free depression . . . Fishspit loves ya . . .

Comment by fishspit on January 27, 2014 at 8:15pm

Shit . . . am I the last person to post on here .  . . now that's depressing.  But hey, it ain't as depressing as the new Wiseblood . . . It's the "My eyes is open but there ain't nobody home issue."  More tales of a fucked up life: punk rock, winos, feminism, racism, volkswagons, and getting beat up by pigs.  It's all here.  Always free . . . just send an address and remember I love all you bastards.

Comment by fishspit on May 5, 2013 at 8:41pm

Wiseblood 58 is out now! It's about smoking crack cocaine . . . and . . . and . . . . well smoking more of it.  This issue is for those down on their knees hoping to find a lost rock . . . and everyone else who can't fathom such a thing.

Wiseblood is always free.  Just contact here or write to 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008. 

Trades are always appreciated as i love to read you all's zines.

Thanks! Fishspit.

Comment by Zeina V. on April 17, 2013 at 11:28am

looking for zine trades! my newest zine in a really long time is about a relationship that didn't work out after eight years. it is called vapour trails, and you can read my page for info on it if you like. send me an e-mail if you're up for a trade: vapour.trails.zine@gmail.com

Comment by Adrian Fynch on February 27, 2013 at 12:53pm

Hey everyone!

My friend and I have started a new distro specifically about zines dealing with mental health. We are looking for submissions! Check out our manifesto here: https://www.facebook.com/GuanoDistro and contact us through there or at guano.distro[at]gmail[dot]com

Comment by Ryan Mishap on April 15, 2010 at 7:55pm
Reading Beautiful Mess, I came across something Sarala wrote about thinking she wouldn't live to thirty years of age but now she knew she would and was looking forward to it (I hope I got that interpretation right).

This made me think of a decision I made more than ten years ago: I had a right to be happy. Forget the "positive psychology" clap-trap about how people have a duty to be optimistic and project happiness and never talk about negative things--I'm not talking about a duty to be happy. I mean that we all have a right to be happy. Doesn't mean we will be. Doesn't mean there isn't a heap of shit, suffering, and oppression in the world and in our way that prevents happiness. But we have a right to live a fulfilling life, experiencing all the emotions we are capable of.

When I thought of this, I knew I wouldn't kill myself. Doesn't seem like that big a deal or an epiphany, really, but why the hell shouldn't I have a good life?

I removed suicide as an option.

It isn't easy, but self-hate, crushing sadness when seeing the suffering of others, and despair that anything will improve are just emotions I feel: they aren't the only ones. The hardest thing, I've found, is to remember the good emotions, the pleasurable experiences, the times when I did something right. Regret-o-vision can take over and move me into a downward spiral, but regrets aren't the only memories I have.

At age 36, I've got a store of good memories, too, and those I'll hang onto.

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