James! I am like panicking right now because I just got a HUGE box of mail that had been sitting in the back of the post office since July (see my blog post)! THANK YOU so much for your Zines for Troops! donation! I'm still in the middle of processing several months of mail, but I wanted to acknowledge your donation ASAP. I'll be sending you your buttons and adding you to the Honor Roll soon.
Hi James! I have a confession: I'm starting an online-only zine review thing. I know how you feel about the internet, and wanted to let you know I have your concerns in mind. I am a dedicated fan of the papernet, and am hoping to encourage more people to participate in it. Keep on keepin' on with all your hard paper work! (which sounds like paperwork, but is infinitely cooler) --Kari
I haven't forgotten about you. Going through some major changes, including a move. My letter to you is basically complete, but I am hoping to wrap up Issue #2 of Arcane Angles so I can include that when I send some snail mail your way.
Hi James. Thanks for writing with your thoughts about my project. I know you are a pacifist, and that's part of the reason I asked you to participate. It has always interested me that, as a pacifist, you provide a voice for prisoners, many of whom have performed violent acts. So, in what appears to be a respect for all comers as human beings, I thought you were a natural fit to contribute to the leisure time of military members and injured veterans. On that note, I agree with your complaint about the vague promises of "support" to troops. That's why I offer something specific: A contribution to more satisfying leisure time, which is important for overall well-being. As a bonus, that contribution is also intellectual and, often, shares a perspective that might not often be heard in the military. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and I would welcome your contribution of any size. I'm sure it would be received with interest, and maybe get you some more letters for your postal fix!
James . . . Fisphspit here . . . I have the first issue of the great steroptiocon and rambles of the libertarian connection Issues 323 to 329. I look forward to getting more from you. Please write if you no longer have my address or need any other info.
james dawson, you put out stuff I like . . . keep me on your mail list. I loved the stuff you sent me . . . if you need a donation don't hesitate to ask. it's fishspit at 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008.
I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led me to God. I know now that Jesus Christ is real, and He certainly answers our prayers. Demons are also real, and deliverance ministries (all over the world) work to exorcise them out of people who have them through the occult and other sins.
Hey James--any new stuff lately? I want to read your thoughts! Always insightful and a lot of times on unexpected topics. Gimme a fix! I'll send you Shards #7 and #8 (my humor zine) in return. I think you'll especially like #7. People keep telling me it's "smart," which I think means they thought it was too wordy (it is), but I think you would like it.
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.
hi, nizang is my nickname. what my friends call me. Mosh is actually my zine name. So, yeah...call me nizang. I will mail u my zines ASAP for trade. the address on junk zine issue 5 is still valid right? Thank you...
Hi James. I was happy to receive your packet the other day. I read everything, not just the highlighted passages (although I thank you for your consideration in that). As someone who drinks up little bits of knowledge and ideas, I found your thoughts to be educational and thought-provoking. I mean, I had never considered that vegans--with some moral high ground positions--are not faultless with regard to environmental destruction. As far as the highlighted passages go, your piece on neologism development and its relation to your social class was particularly striking. There's no way you could have known when you directed my attention to that piece, but I also come from lower middle class beginnings. I managed to earn a Ph.D. despite what you might predict, partly because school was regarded somewhat reverentially in my family (and lower middle class work ethic a big contributor). These factors make for a fluid cultural identity that I can't exactly say is a plus, though it's nice not to be summarily passed off as either a rube or an elite. Nice to find another person with similar experiences. You have both a tacit and empirical experience of the workings of social class in America, and I think your matter-of-fact voice is important.
James, I'm enjoying Zapomania #4 right now. You're very keen and insightful; you're able to razor in on people's characteristics, like when you break down types of "internetters." You make great observations, and you probably see right through everyone. :) I also liked your observation about "Rude Boy" in Pterodactyl #6. I hadn't noticed that before, but now totally see what you mean. Good stuff!