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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Sofia, THAAAAANNNKK YOU so much for my very first zine review! I'm really glad that you liked it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write some positive words. I don't know if I will be doing zine reviews in the future, but if I do, I"ll include Weatherfield.
Thanks so much for the compliments. I totally agree about the anti-rave hysteria & the grammar nazi rant. Of course, the anti-rave hype by this person (I'm at the library & away from your zine right now) is just one the tip of the propaganda ice-berg about 1 million "epidemics" and "crises" clamored about on the 6 O'Clock news and everywhere else.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say I was in the 7 to 9 range as a standard English purist, but I totally agree it'd ridiculous & rude to put down people whose English may not be as good as mine, even to "gently correct them" is obnoxious. I'm very interested in English/language & I'm putting together some zine back issues for you with my thoughts about it (Don't worry, they're short). I joined the American Dialect Society listserv, but it's much too hard for me to navigate/get through, so I seldom try anymore. I'd love an APA on language/grammar/usage/semanitcs, but failing that, even a forum with a structure doesn't totally confuse me would be welcome. I've slowly developed some competence with Yahoo.
Anyway, I'll send you those zines. You can read and/or comment if you like to, no obligation.