Hi Maranda, Ive been wanting to message you for a while - just to say that I really loved your zine. I cant quote any particular parts at the moment, but i found some great stuff in it. I liked the part about hanging out on the roof, and about how different people can have totally different connotations for the same places. I can also relate to wanting to leave the place you're in, and last but not least, I too sometimes move my mouth and gesture when daydreaming about conversations (real or ficticious). Sooo, thanks again!!! x
Yeah, I might write a letter instead. There's all sorts I suddenly want to show you - lots of little quotes too.
And, about diary writing (I've kept a diary since I was 10 - and that idea of not wanting to let a memory go is so so similar to how I approach it. I write in all sorts of wierd details, that I hope will later prompt me, not just to remember it, but to get the feeling back)
I just wanted to let you know that I got your zines today - there's lots of things I'd like to say about them, but I want to wait until I can think them out straight.
For now I'll just say 'thankyou thankyou thankyou'.
got your zines today and can't help but tear myself apart because i can't remember what i sent you... also, hopefully i sent you 2 zines. i've sent so many zines in the last little while i might be going insane.
first, i was thrilled to see a green envelope and note, green is my favourite.
secondly, i have major sleeping issues too, i have since i was a child. also, when possible i'm a fantastic nocturnal creature, sleeping during the day is easy and being creative at night is perfect. unfortunately, that's not possible in the real world.
i also have elaborate conversations sometimes in my head. sometimes i'm just telling the future but i'm unaware of it until the deja vu kicks in.
lastly, i have always wanted to shave my head but thought it wouldn't go well for me. my 10 gauge septum ring has people pointing and yelling "oh my god!" at me in the street enough, i don't need to add to that feeling.
i thought i would have my chance when i cut off my dreads, but i managed to get them brushed out and have chin length hair. not meant to be.
in closing: you are super rad.
this is a super long comment. i hope you don't mind.
Your zine "Telegram Ma'am" seems like a zine I'd love to read. I don't have a paypal or currently have any of my own zines to trade, I could mail you a couple bucks if you like.
Issue#16 seems interesting to me but I'd definitely let you choose one for me too. I just moved away from my parents place for the first time, going from a very rural small town to downtown Toronto. It's been very hard to say the least... Zines help me in times like these.
Hi Maranda! I'd love to trade with you, but I honestly can't remember which issue of Telegram Ma'am I traded for/read last, but I know it wasn't the most recent one, so whichever is the most recent you have available...I'd love to trade RatBrat #7 for it! Email me your current address and I'll send it off to you: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Also, I just wanted to comment on something you said in the forums recently about "She HAS bipolar, not she IS bipolar." I have bipolar disorder, which I talk about a lot in my zines, and I thought this was a really interesting insight for you to share. I know that, without thinking about it consciously, I've written things like, "I'm bipolar," in my zines and you're 100% right. I HAVE bipolar. I have never thought about how the language used affects the statement I'm making about myself and my mental health. Thanks for correcting me too!
I'd love to trade with a fellow Canadian zinester. I have a list of the zines I've got for trade on my page if you want to take a look. I'd be interested in Telegram Ma'am #10, 13 and 14. I have the other ones you have for sale in Etsy. If you have any others, I'd be game!