a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Addendum: I am now in my third year at university and, lamely, most of what I wrote below still applies. University has not been the vessel of transformation I expected; besides one drastic hair-cut and a recent shift from shabby to shabby-genteel as my chosen affectation, I still like everything on my list short of American Apparel T. Shirts, for, dear reader, behind my strident and pretentious tone there beats a human heart. I have had many new experiences however - such as running LadyFest 2010 in Oxford, teaching my hobby, I mean craft, to sixth-formers, going to Canada a lot and, finally, streamlining my profile by getting a goddamn binder. All material for a zine at some point, I imagine. And the important bit - I am now compiling a zine entitled Dissocia with fellow writer, Betty Swallow.
I am an English Student and I live/study in Oxford and London. I started making zines when I was about fifteen, then stopped, then started again, then stopped, and now, in my first year at university I'm beginning a new one entitled 'Culo'. I'm a writer - I would like to be good at it and earn a living Making Shit Up, but it's unlikely. I will probably become a second-rate academic and accept a reasonable teaching post in a bog-standard university. I will have a very cool wife, preferably one richer, better looking and more talented than me and we will adopt many babies of varying ethnicities. I think kissing is hotter than anything. I'm hoping to call my dissertation 'Mouth to Mouth: Kissing as consumption in twentieth century literature.' I gained a love of long/creative/absurd academic titles from Alison Bechdel and was very pleased, on entering university, to find that my tutors encourage it. I also like:
American Apparel t.shirts
This list provokes lots of middle classed guilt, and I wonder if my black/female/queerness off-sets this. I do not support any mainstream political parties. I am socially/morally/sexually/ethically confused, but spiritually sound.