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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Bradford May 1, 2009.


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Who are you?

Ruthie.I am in high school, I live in Eugene Oregon, and I always have too much on my plate.

What do you do besides zines?

I sew, I read, I learn, I sing, I play violin, I take pictures, I act, I play, and I talk.

Why don't you say who you really are and use your real address?

Since I am under 18, live with my folks, and am in school, I would prefer not to have you come knocking at my door. I would love to meet you, but at this point in my life, meeting people in person is not very reasonable for me.

What's with the name?

The name? It's a pen name! Yes, to you it seems old fashioned and lame, but it has sentimental value to me.

What's up with your zine?

My zine, What we aren't? is, at the moment, a poetry zine, but that is subject to change. in fact, the first issue wasn't really what I would call poetry. It was really more like... a mix between poetry and visual art. yeah. It was pretty cool.

How can I get your zine?

I plan on getting a post box soon, so keep watching!

How can I get in touch?

at this moment in time, email is your best bet : ruthie.whatwearent[at]gmail.com

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Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for Ruthie
"We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the…"
Jan 5, 2013
Ruthie updated their profile
Dec 29, 2010
Ruthie replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Upcoming Zine Fairs in Washington or Oregan
"the Portland Zine symposium is sometime this summer.... oh dear, I don't remember the dates! but it is sometime in July. Look under "events"! I have never been, but I might this year!! it seems to be a pretty nifty event. :D"
May 20, 2009
Ruthie replied to KellyRose-Pulse Zine's discussion New Issue Not Measuring Up to the Last?
"gah, I know what that is like... I wasn't nearly as pleased with the second issue of my zine. Yes, it was good (in my opinion) but I didn't feel as thoughtful. I actually felt that I worked too hard on it. My first issue, I sat down and…"
May 14, 2009
Ruthie replied to Emma Jane Falconer's discussion Anyone else do sewing zines?
"I would hope to do one in the future, maybe a bit about embroidery as well, and I would be thrilled to trade at that point. ^_^"
May 1, 2009
Rick Bradford replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"On the subject of envelopes fitting in PO boxes, here's a very important reminder: ALWAYS write or stamp "DO NOT BEND" on your outgoing packages. Big letters, red ink and front & back are best! In my experience at least (several…"
May 1, 2009
Ruthie updated their profile photo
Apr 30, 2009
Ruthie replied to Andrew Culture's discussion New Issue Announcement thread!
"Yipee! My second issue of "What We Aren't?" is out! :D I actually did this partially for a school project. The assignment was to write 5 poems. I wrote twelve (plus visuals) and put them in a zine on better-then-printer-paper paper.…"
Apr 30, 2009
Ruthie replied to CocoaPuss Zine's discussion etiquette and professionialsim
"I think if it is serving no other purpose then to get refunds from Hannah, it should be close. There is no reason to do so in public unless it doesn't work in private. However, I still am seeing some interesting points made, so if those…"
Apr 30, 2009
ciaraxyerra replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"warning about using construction paper: it is actually more fragile & soft than regular office paper, & doesn't actually hold up very well in the mail. almost every package i have ever received that has been warpped in construction…"
Apr 29, 2009
ciaraxyerra replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"a half-sized zine is 5.5" by 8". that's a pretty standard zine size. i would recommend going one size bigger than your post office's smallest box. that way you can be sure that zines will fit, & also slightly bigger packages…"
Apr 27, 2009
Ericfishlegs replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"Most zines do get mailed in envelopes (and I actually prefer that, but that's been discussed in another thread) but most can be pretty easily folded. I'd assume if it can't fit in the box they'll hold it behind the counter for…"
Apr 26, 2009
Ruthie joined Amazing Sunflower's group

Poetry Zines

This group is for folks who make and read zines consisting mostly of poetry and/or poetry related topics.
Apr 26, 2009
Ruthie and Patrick Golden are now friends
Apr 26, 2009
Ruthie replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"My parents have given me the go ahead, so I can get one! yay. And luckily they are fine that it is about zines. Although, general pen pal might be fun at some point too... hmmm.... PO boxes have so much potential! I think I shall take a visit to…"
Apr 26, 2009
Patrick Golden replied to Ruthie's discussion Worried about mail
"I think a school ID would be good. It's on that link I gave you. It says these are best for your photo ID: Driver’s license State ID Passport School ID Credit card or bank card with photo And for non-photo: Social Security card Birth…"
Apr 26, 2009

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At 6:33am on January 5, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 11:15am on August 2, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
I would still like to trade. Just let me know when you have a PO box and can do it.

I will be moving some time in September, so I may not be able to communicate or send mail for a while.
At 11:37am on May 13, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
Super! June is soon enough. Just send me your address when you have it, and I will send you stuff.

My address is

Chantel G.
PO BOX 1483
Lawrence, KS 66044
At 8:42pm on May 1, 2009, Amazing Sunflower said…
I would love to trade for your poetry zine! I have several poetry zines that I could send you. There is a list of what's available on my blog. Just pick out what (if anything) you want and let me know.

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