Hey Kari, yes, you are on my list. I've received three copies of Shards.. I have been wrapped up in a major publishing project for the past few months and haven't had a chance to reply and thank you for the fun zines you sent me. But I was going to make up for it when I sent you this latest issue. :)
Fishspit here . . . last night I watched Communion and well . . . I wouldn't leave the house without him either . . . Christopher Walken I mean. I don't give compliments . . . so when I say I make everyone here at the hippy coffee shop where I'm a regular at (I ain't a hippy but I love these people . . . even if a few of them want to argue with me about your "vegan vampire" article of which I tell them "Tell her! I didn't write it!") it isn't it a compliment, it's a nod to how much I want to share this with other people. I read it over and over. I don't do that with but one zine in a gazillion. And yeah! yeah! (I just was re-reading state of the union jack) fuck soccer! Buncha poofters! The only exciting thing about soccer is the violence in the stands by them cockney hooligans, and with out that what have you got?!
I didn't mean to babble at you here, I just wanted to tell you that I'm happy you are sending me more Shards! that and i'll get you more wisebloods. Other than that, the only time I've watched the kind of kitchen work in "battle of lunch" was when I was living in a half way house for nutjobs . . . they try things that way too! I'm glad you aren't put away . . . yet.
You and Shards are a kick! To hell with making the world a better place! Fuck the world! but . . . well . . . gosh . . . you make the world a better place! Until my next batch of shards I wish you ado. and . . . if you need a donation to keep such a good thing in print let me know . . . I still got a batch of p.c.p. I can sell to the kiddies down at the playground to get a few bucks. God, if he's not too occupied, bless you, Fishspit.
oh man . . . fishspit here . . . i'm sitting here in a coffee shop dying of laughter. your zine is genius. i wish i had the kind of imagination that tells one to lick their wallpaper. Jesus you are whacked out . . . but in a really really good way. don't stop please. put me on your mailing address for all other issues. you've got a dedicated reader in me.
It's an honor that someone so currently prolific likes my work.
You just sent me issues 7 & 9 and I got #8 from you at the zine fest. The day your package came to me I also got a package from my EX. I will try to write her back, but my crew of penpals have been waiting patiently for me to get back to them. I would like to send you a letter soon but I'm affraid I have a small moutain(of tasks) staring at me....The next issue of Slingshot is in production where I intend to review to fine print you sent to me. We will work on it until it hits the streets in mid-may
I'm really enjoying your work ethic and verve. I was on a similar roll in 88-91...then i was fine to start branching out--which i guess translates as getting Surreal. The Road Most Traveled Issue (#47 of Zippo) uses Surreal approachs to the old magazine format. I've done other such ideas over the years but that is definetly the most readable issue
keep up the hard work...before turning on the computer i had ideas for text for the next zippo...i myself need to Keep Up the Hard Work
ps. i was in Pinole and place #8 Shards in my Coveted Zine Box #2 (similar to favorite zines) Box #1 has mostly zines from my first 5-10 years of zining. Box 2 has gems such as Dreams Of Donuts, SCAM, Rabid, Rot, Puddle, End Less Canvas....your Shards #7&9 will go there after i read & review them
ah hell . . . I don't care if there ain't no porn in it . . . i'll read it! I got me one called wiseblood i'll trade you issues if you wanna . . . my 'zine is about drinking, fighting, and uh . . . well . . . the other thing. nah . . . actually there's much more crazy p.c.p. smoking tales.
my address is 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue WA 98008.
if you wanna trade, send a copy or send an address and i'll post a batch on to ya.
Well after reading two issues of Shards of Glass in your Eye,I have to say it stands apart from other zines.Not only was it pretty fucking funny,but it also showed a range of emotions that I don't see alot in other zines,which usually concentrate on one emotion.Pretty kill-it cured my Zine fatigue.
The zine I got from you is far from me, about 15 miles from Berkeley--I was just there and forgot to read it over more closely so that I have something substantial to write you with. If it's OK I'll get to it in the next week and write you then.
Happy Spring....I imagine you're hard at work on the next issue of Shards
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