He stood back as he watched the flames lick around the windows. They ate up the curtains and went to devouring the window panes. They danced along the porch railing. They twisted and fell, and rose again, hungrily reaching for more. Towards the roof, the sky, the heavens.
Little did he know at the time, it was to be the first of several arson charges.
Instead, it felt cleansing at the time in ways he didn't know how to describe. He was never a man of beauty, but standing… Continue
Added by Madrea Marie on June 7, 2009 at 9:15am —
Donne said that the hardest lesson/realization in life is INCONSTANCY - that things are never lasting but always changing. I believe that. I've often taken comfort from movement myself. And here I go again, moving house (back to Devon) some friends can't keep track. And when I have to stay in a place for an extended period of time I'm so restless I end up visiting everyone. I think, the only kind of constancy I want in my life is the kind that comes through love and self-love - that placid… Continue
Added by WinterMuse on June 7, 2009 at 8:28am —
I bought a very pretty box in Machynllyth yesterday. I wasn't looking for a box to keep zines in, honestly! But it's so cute and those quarter size zines fit into it nicely. It's dark blue with flowers on it, and a picture of two cats on the lid. And i have a zine collection! I got three issues of Telegram Ma'am
and two of Culture Slut
from MarchingStars, and a copy of Fanzine Yfyntyn
and Imaginary Uncles
I'm still doing Crone
, but I've also… Continue
Added by Eunice on June 7, 2009 at 6:00am —
you can download as an mp3! xo
BRUCE LA BRUCE
his bio from www.brucelabruce.com
Bruce LaBruce is a writer, film-maker, and photographer stuck in the gulag otherwise known as Toronto, Canada. He started out as a child, then quickly moved on to the production of homo punk fanzines (J.D.s [with G.B. Jones], Dumb Bitch… Continue
Added by Hannah Neurotica on June 6, 2009 at 11:01pm —
I finished my Mistaken for Straight
zine today (haven't even sent out all the copies I have promised to people), and I'm ready to start on my next project, Adult Themes.
I am organizing a reading for July 25. Four other woman writers and I are going to read hot, hot stories (and poems) on a hot, hot night. (I can't imagine it not being hot, hot in July in Kansas.) I thought it would be awesome to put together a zine of my sexy stories and poems to sell at the event. I am going… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:22pm —
Whew! I took my zine down to the copy shop and made a bunch of copies. I felt good! Then, just about the time the last page slid out of the copier, I realized my post office box number on the "contact me" page was one digit off. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Oh well. As I worked my shift at the grassroots art space I am involved with, I just crossed out the wrong number and wrote in the right number. The zine is not perfect. Welcome to Chantel land.
Anyway, as I reread the last bits I… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:04pm —
I have a new zine out, Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine
#45. It features autobiographical material on an annulment, walks, moving, jobs. There are three dreams. There are lots of poems. And there are book reviews and zines reviews of just about everything I read during the months I was collecting prose and poetry for the zine.
It's digest-sized and 32 pages, very text heavy.
My zines are free or trade, and I would love to trade with you. Please email me at gmail dot… Continue
Added by lauramarie on June 6, 2009 at 10:13am —
I have been working hard on uploading our new zines to Sweet Candy's catalog as well as writing descriptions for a few zines that have been uploaded already. I still have plenty more to do but I am excited about what I have accomplished so far. Here is a quick list of what is new & updated on the website. Please visit the site to read the descriptions:
* re-stocked * functionally ill
Frank, Phil, and Joe… Continue
Added by Sage on June 6, 2009 at 8:30am —
I just now (June 6, 2009 7:56 am) finished laying out my new zine, Mistaken for Straight
! Yippee! I am quite excited. For a minute, I thought I would never get out of my writing rut and finish it.
I will go to the copy shop this morning and print it out.
It has 33 pages and is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
I am asking $2 a copy, and I will for sure take trades. (I love trades.)
Here's a description from the front cover:
"Contemplation on identity,… Continue
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 6, 2009 at 7:03am —
Explore the dark side with Absent Cause
Underground cultures, hidden histories, feminist and queer sexualities, chosen families and radical politics; vampirism, the gothic, horror and the macabre; surviving abuse, coping with mental illness/dangerous gifts, self-harm and suicide.
The theme of the third issue of Absent Cause
zine is death, dying, and undeath.
Everybody dies. But in our underground and radical communities we… Continue
Added by redguard on June 5, 2009 at 2:39pm —
The new issue of Musea (#169) is out in the usual places around town, AND it is now on our website.
Webmaster Matthew has begun some organizing on the site - and though still under construction, it is beginning to take shape nicely. AND the new issue is up. Go to http://www.musea.us/newdex.html
Then click on 'LATEST MUSEA ISSUE'.
This is a poetry issue that deals with a new type of poetry, I call VISION poems. This from the intro to the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 5, 2009 at 10:35am —
hello hello hello!
first post here.
we are called Twee Grrrls Club,many girls (from not only Japan but also Sweden/London)
write about our favorites using our own words.
Especially we focus on music around us like Vivian Girls,Finally Punk,Kasms,Au Revoir Simone,Je suis Animal,Love is all ,Slumberland Records,YAY!records and more.
And we set the term of every issue.
First issue is "A" for "Alice's tea party"
Second issue is "B" for… Continue
Added by twee grrrls club on June 5, 2009 at 1:09am —
issue three: summer
love okay x
Added by okay on June 4, 2009 at 11:37pm —
Added by Sly Paradox on June 4, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I now have a box full of copies of issue #4 in my possesion. It is full of my favorite live music shots I have taken from 2007-2009. 32 pages, full color. You can get these from me for $5. Coming soon to local record stores, Treehouse and Extreme Noise again. I will also be selling these at Red Hot Art Fair this weekend and Twin Cities Zine Fest in July.
Includes an introduction letter by a Concerned American.
Bands included:… Continue
Added by I Like The Lights on June 4, 2009 at 11:17am —
I thought the zine was finished and just needed to be laid out.
Then I got home and realized that I wasn't happy with the ending. Now I am trying to write an ending, and I am STUCK.
I think I need to move the computer out of the messy office. I think I need to sit down and write before I go to work, as I seem too tired after work.
Endings are hard. Beginnings and middles aren't always easy either.
Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 4, 2009 at 10:16am —
So, as always, this is an abbreviated version of our mailing list update, but thought I'd include the free sampler zipped mp3 cd link: http://drop.io/mvpdistrosampler
And, of course all things can be found at www.msvaleriepark.blogspot.com -MVPD/JJ
*52 Card Pick-Up (Zine)- A personal memoir of dealing with great amounts of chaos, all at once. ($2)
*Annabeth- Extra Orchard (CD)- Wonderfully mesmerizing folk epics. ($8)
*Groves- EP (CD)- For those of us who… Continue
Added by Antiquated Future on June 3, 2009 at 8:09pm —
I have a little show opening at Little Fish Gallery on the 24th of June from 7:30pm til 10 or so. And you should come, for the following reasons:
There will be ART!
There will be a FREE ZINE for everyone who comes (yeay!)
There will be an UNFREE ZINE if you choose to purchase it (yeay! or boo!)
There will be SANGRIA! (the more I tell people this the more worried I get, because I've never actually made sangria before, I just like the idea of it, but… Continue
Added by Emma D on June 3, 2009 at 7:11pm —
Stop by http://amr.obook.org
and download your free copy.
It'll make you tingle where your swimsuit touches.
Added by polycarp kusch on June 3, 2009 at 1:40pm —
I just finished a zine. Its mainly art -drawings and scribbles with comments and musings by me. It's short tales of my experience as a black queer living in the world today. It's A5 and not too long, so good for those with short attention spans.
contact me if you'd like a copy -firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s I love… Continue
Added by callme_ze on June 3, 2009 at 11:30am —