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At 5:05am on September 17, 2016, Kari Tervo said…

Please never stop being a contrarian. We need you here.

At 1:12am on April 2, 2016, dystatic said…

hey!~  thanks so much for getting back to me!  

yeah.. it seems like there is not a lot of stuff out there.  i knew about repeat-o-type but i went back to look and it lead me to a nothing site, so i have no idea what's up with that.  i think i joined that facebook group but honestly i almost never look at facebook, so i have no idea if anything is happening there?  at one point i heard about someone doing something (a class or something?) somewhere in toronto.. but that's way on the other end of the country for me.. so no help.  

yeah it does seem like there is not a lot of interest or support in reviving old technology these days, which is sad..  i dont see why people think that new technology has to make old technology obsolete?  .. i have an old photocopier (early 1980s) that i love that i have been trying to get up and going again.. but ugh.. i found a new toner cartridge on ebay that exploded on me, and i got a refill kit but i think the cartridges i have are perhaps just too old.. they are just black..  and i am thinking that i might just have to give up on the poor thing.  the people at the refill place sell empty cartridges but told me that this one is too old they dont have any and wont be getting any.  so ugh...

if you ever get into a mimeo kick again and remember about me let me know what you find out!  i will still be around and my stuff will still be here..   i tend to just look into things in little spurts when i get the whim.. 

and if you can send me some issues of your old stuff that would be fantastic!  i would love to look at it!  my address is:  dystatic - po box 20083 rpo beverly - edmonton, ab canada - t5w 5e6

i hope you have a great weekend!~

At 10:18pm on March 29, 2016, dystatic said…

hey!~  i hope your day is going well.  for some reason i had the idea to do a bit of a search on here and came across your name.. i have been looking for information for awhile, with not so much luck, about mimeograph type stuff.  thing is.. i got a gestetner 120 awhile ago, quite awhile ago, at a garage sale!  however.. i dont really know.. well, i dont know a lot.. i dont really know how to use it properly or where to find supplies.  and either there is not much info out there, or i just suck at looking for it.  from my little search on here it seems like you might have some knowledge of these things???  would you be willing to share that?  i am hoping so!~  please let me know if you can help in any way!  thanks so much!!!

At 4:04am on September 2, 2015, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James. Thanks for your recent discussion of Stovetop Girl in JND Ads and Contacts. Though I have not seen the ad yet, I've received some really polite and professional requests for my zine as a result, including stamps or SASE. This speaks positively to your audience.

I sent an envelope to you recently that was sent back to me--maybe I wrote the address slightly wrong, or in a way the USPS computer couldn't read it? That's why I hesitate to send this comment via mail vs. here on We Make Zines. At any rate, next time I turn out something new (or if you'd like something I have already published), I'll send in trade with hopes of a JND zine in return. You have a unique voice (cynical, cranky, rational, realistic, empathetic), and I think you're holding up an important end of the papernet.

Please feel free to publish this comment in one of your zines, though I know you might oppose printing internet content. I'll print it and send it if I know I have the right address! :) --Kari

At 9:06am on February 10, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

got your package...the second one you sent.  Thanks so much for resending.  In issue 3 I will be mentioning some of the zines sent my way.  I'm just wondering if you still write pterodactyl and Pseudozine?  I am replying to your LOC in Issue 3, and will be sending you some correspondence etc. after a while.  Thanks again, Paul.

At 6:01pm on January 26, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James.  I checked my P.O. Box.  Zilch. CURSE THEM!

At 8:37pm on January 25, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

hey James thanks for your understanding.  Before you mail it off, I will check my P.O. Box tomorrow and let you know.  I fortunately am off work tomorrow so no prob. 

At 8:09am on January 22, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…


I checked my P.O. Box yesterday, and to my great dismay I seem to have never received your recent mailing.  Any chance you can resend any of it?  I was hoping perhaps you had your letter saved on a computer.  Could you perhaps send your zine with my correspondence published?  If you need some funds to re-send it, let me know, and I will help out.  Just to reiterate, I'm at:

Paul Latour

P.O. Box 6851

Kingwood, TX 77325-6851


At 5:35pm on January 19, 2015, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James...just wondering where you are in your latest zines.  I'm a bit paranoid and don't trust the post office employees ability to put the right mail in the right box.  Always getting crap from other P.O. boxes etc.

At 8:16am on October 10, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, wondering if you ever received issue 2 of my zine?

At 8:30am on April 28, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…

James, I got your latest Junk Zine, and am very grateful for it.  I have a new addy once again, the old one is now solely inhabited by my ex wife... I will be writing soon, and sending you a little something you've been wanting that I happen to have.  Your zine also got me a few contacts as well.  Thanks for staying in touch.

-Paul, Arcane Angles

At 7:48am on April 18, 2014, Arcane Angles Zine said…


Sorry for being so late in replying.  I recently divorced, moved, and got attacked by a crazy girlfriend!  I will be writing back soon.  Hoping to still get a letter of comment on my first zine. 

Best regards,


At 9:01pm on December 12, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

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.

At 11:04pm on October 28, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi James, I know you interact a lot with prisoners. I'm sure you already know that a lot of stuff gets refused at prisons, but here's a new concern about sending zines to prisoners. It would probably be a good idea for zinesters to leave off stickers and other cool-looking add-ons when sending to certain prisons: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57053440-78/mail-galetka-letters-prison.html.csp

At 9:50pm on October 2, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

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


At 8:59am on September 3, 2013, Arcane Angles Zine said…

Hey James,

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.



At 12:32am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

P.S. I moved your comment to the page announcing the project. So if it looks unapproved, it's not--I just copied it and pasted it to what I thought was a better home. :)

At 12:28am on June 19, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

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!

At 9:09am on May 21, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I know I'm taking a while, but its because i'm doing a comic zine that I want to send out. I'm almost done, expect the zines in 1-2 weeks.

At 7:09pm on May 12, 2013, fishspit said…

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.

thank, fishspit.

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