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Spring Break, woo!

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This week has been relaxing,fun,  and -- most importantly -- not productive! It's Spring Break and I've been looking forward to seeing family members for weeks. I talk to my cousins, Rachele and Annie, pretty much every day, and for a while now I've ended every conversation with "I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS!"  Rachele's daughter Jocelyn turned 6 on Sunday, and Rachele planned a socially distanced birthday party in her backyard for Jocelyn and a few kids from her class. This was a big deal. Jocelyn's birthday party was at the trampoline park last year, and her party was the last sort of normal thing we did before everything went on lockdown. I was in total denial about coronavirus being a big deal and then our school system canceled school on the Friday before Spring Break. There was definitely some conversation about whether or not we should be gathering for a party, but most of us weren't that nervous, yet.  Since then I&#

Kooky Party! Kooky Party! Kooky Party!

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  Allow me to introduce you to Kooky Party, a monthly zine where I will explore tarot, nostalgia, personal growth, and whatever else is going on that month. Issue Zero follows the Fool, or at least attempts to. You can buy yourself a copy in my shop or we could set up a trade. He re's what's inside: Introduction to The Fool and how this archetypal character can help reflect on the virtues and shadows of foolishness. Collages and handwritten pages reflecting the month's theme. A tribute to Dolly Parton's anthem "Dumb Blonde" Film recommendations An homage to the Clown: The Patron Saint of Outcasts by Jason "evil" Covelli A messy essay about Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein by myself, an annoyed fan. An essay by Lil Moss on cannabis January Mix and Diary Entry

Rambling Zinester with zines from Iestyn Pettigrew

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I’m calling this one Rambling Zinester because it’s apparently been too long since I’ve filmed a video and I got a little distracted a couple times. The result is that this is a review of a pack of zines from my pal Iestyn , including a comparison between the original version of his zine, Emergency, and the shiny new Colossive Press print. and also a little bit about my zine organization. Or lack thereof. And some candid stuff about my depression and dealing with that. I had fun making it, so let me know in the comments if you had fun watching it!

New Zine Review: Ro Maurer's "Pennsylvania Snakeroot"

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Rochelle was kind enough to send some gorgeous zines to me a while back. Check out this review I did recently of her zine Pennsylvania Snakeroot and make sure you are following her on  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rochelle.xerox/

Zine Tutorial // Cheap and Easy 16 page zine w/ Craig Atkinson

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On my channel today, special guest star, Craig Atkinson! Craig is the person behind Coffee & People and fiveoclockzine zine reviews. He was kind enough to make this tutorial for a cheap and easy 16 page zine in the style of his first two issues of C&P. Check it out!

being nice is not the opposite of hating someone

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Note: I originally wrote this on September 28, 2015. Rereading it now, I realize it was the beginning of this project I've been calling Warglitter. back in november 2012, a friend of mine died after a long battle with disease. i hadn’t spoken to her in a while, but she was the kind of person who made sure she let everyone know how much she loved them, so when she died, i didn’t have to worry. i knew where we stood even though i hadn’t talked her in a while.  i am not that kind of person. i feel a desire to be affectionate all the time, but i am not a very affectionate person (besides hugs. i mastered hugs long ago). after my friend’s death, i decided that i wanted to be the kind of person who, if something happened to me, the people who mattered to me and who i loved wouldn’t have a doubt in their minds regarding where we stood. i felt pressure to be a kinder, nicer person in addition to being as genuine as possible.  this created a complication. i am sort of notoriously th

Give us the album!: Carly, Queen of Tease

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It's been nearly 4 years, and the Queen of Tease has given us a b-side ep, three individual songs, and an epicly cute music video, but we still wait for the announcement of a new album. However, Carly has graced us with a clue that the announcement of a release date is upon us, and it it seems appropriate that on the eve of this most anticipated moment that I would finally write a few words about the best album of the decade, E*MO*TION , and one of my new all-time favorite music videos. I don't know what I want from this new Carly Rae Jepsen album, but I need her to figure it out. At the end of the year every year since 2015, Run Away With Me , the first track of E*MO*TION , has been my most listened to song of the year. I was in the car with my husband, recently, and said to him as we were listening to that album, “I'm ready for a new album to mean this much to me.” I thought that album was going to be Lorde’s Melodrama , and although it do enjoy that album, it w

New Review! Glitterwurst Zine Distro!

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Today, I finally put this video review together. I think I filmed it in February while riding on a spurt of productive energy, but once it was time to edit the thing, I'd run out of steam. Sam Schmitt runs Glitterwurst Zine Distro and makes gorgeous zines about queerness, living with disability, and neurodivergence. In this review, I talk you through copies of All In Your Head Zine, which you can purchase in Sam's Etsy store here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterWurst

Q&A: Warglitter Issue 2 and How I decide what my zines should be about

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Just a girl and her selfie stick in the back yard. I answer some viewer questions and show you some zines! If you have a question you'd like me to answer in a video, feel free to leave a comment below.

Why You Should Make Zines

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What the heck is a zine?  This is my least favorite question and it’s also the one I’m asked the most frequently. The reason I hate this question is because there isn’t really a good short answer. As soon as you try to define what a zine is, you find yourself excluding someone who definitely makes zines but they don’t fit your exact definition, This is because zines are so flexible. They are as individual as the people who make them. That being said, I tend to see two physical formats of zines. These are not the only way to make zines but they are the ones I see the most: Folded in half and stapled or sewn (like a booklet) can be a variety of sizes. One-pager cut in the center and folded into a 6 page book. Ok, so it’s usually a little book. What is a zine about? It can be about anything, and this is where zines really become difficult to define because if it can be about anything, then what makes it a zine? For me, what makes a zine a zine is that it is small press, often

ZINE REVIEW; WARGLITTER ISSUE 1

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If you aren't following Rich's channel, you need to go subscribe to FeralPublication . Rich makes and releases quality videos and comic zines, and is one of the most encouraging people in the community. In this video, Rich shares his ideas on my zine, Warglitter Issue 1 , and actually makes me feel a little less kooky for thinking about the things I think about. He's an absolute gem, so go show him some love. "Lates!"