Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.
We can start with the acceptable places, the bathroom, the coffee shop, the library, where you can stall and read the paper, where you can get your caffeine fix and sit and stay there. Where you can browse the stacks and smell the books; you’re not supposed to talk much anyway so it’s safe there.
There is also the gym, if you’re shy, you can hang out with yourself and mirrors, you can put headphones in.
Then there’s public transportation, because we all gotta go places.
And there’s prayer and mediation, no one will think less if your hanging with your breath seeking peace and salvation.
Start simple. Things you may have previously avoided based on your avoid being alone principles.
The lunch counter, where you will be surrounded by “chow downers”, employees who only have an hour and their spouses work across town, and they, like you, will be alone.
Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone.
When you are comfortable with “eat lunch and run”, take yourself out for dinner; a restaurant with linen and Silverware. You’re no less an intriguing a person when you are eating solo desert and cleaning the whip cream from the dish with your finger. In fact, some people at full tables will wish they were where you were.
Go to the movies. Where it’s dark and soothing, alone in your seat amidst a fleeting community.
And then take yourself out dancing, to a club where no one knows you, stand on the outside of the floor until the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one’s watching because they’re probably not. And if they are, assume it is with best human intentions. The way bodies move genuinely to beats, is after-all, gorgeous and affecting. Dance until you’re sweating. And beads of perspiration remind you of life’s best things. Down your back, like a book of blessings.
Go to the woods alone, and the trees and squirrels will watch for you. Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, they are always statues to talk to, and benches made for sitting gives strangers a shared existence if only for a minute, and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversation you get in by sitting alone on benches, might of never happened had you not been there by yourself.
Society is afraid of alone though. Like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements. Like people must have problems if after awhile nobody is dating them.
But lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it.
You can stand swathed by groups and mobs or hands with your partner, look both further and farther in the endless quest for company.
But no one is in your head. And by the time you translate your thoughts an essence of them maybe lost or perhaps it is just kept. Perhaps in the interest of loving oneself, perhaps all those “sappy slogans” from pre-school over to high school groaning, we’re tokens for holding the lonely at bay.
Cause if you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed, and alone is okay.
It’s okay if no one believes like you, all experiences unique, no one has the same synapses, can’t think like you, for this be relived, keeps things interesting, life’s magic things in reach, and it doesn’t mean you aren’t connected, and the community is not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it.
Take silence and respect it.
If you have an art that needs a practice, stop neglecting it, if your family doesn’t get you or a religious sect is not meant for you, don’t obsess about it.
You could be in an instant surrounded if you need it.
If your heart is bleeding, make the best of it.
There is heat in freezing, be a testament.
Tanya has a gorgeous clip to this. must watch it here.
Tanya Davis also has a site.
She is a beautiful poet and musician so i would highly suggest you look her up :)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Angeline has just turned 10!
She made the cutest zine yesterday
it was a ryhme about the sky being high with brilliant cute illustrations.
she is a wonderful young girl and very adventurous and creative
glad to see her developing her love for art and crafty things!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here's the thread from Wemakeszines
and the comments about it on Zine World
AND, if you haven't heard of the site dedicated to boycotting this Thames & Hudson publication then here it is for you.
It's quite very silly so i was thinking of maybe putting together a collaboration zine on the whole thing. Anyone interested? pictures, comments, info, opinion etc etc. alllll welcome!
just comment if you are or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I just opened Microsoft Publisher and i'm gonna make a mini zine!
It will be for free and in Sticky, bringing out a new issue every fortnight.
Think, Dilettantes and Manipulators.
It's pretty much like that except my own stories and my own thing, just simply the same sorta idea really.
So yeah, look out for it!
I'm not sure what i will be calling it yet but the title of this blog post is one idea ha ha.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
His zine, '6 Things I Love About Video Games' takes me back to nostalgic video game times when i was younger. The physics defying double jumps and warp zones remind us all of the classic tricks and turns of our favourite games.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I've been waiting for this day ever since i booked it four weeks ago.
I'm ready, but who wouldn't be nervous about it?
But i 'm like that. i know when i know i'm set and don't have to worry about anything, yet i still do.
Well, hopefully by 3pm tomorrow i'll be cruising.
If i am you'll hear about it :P if i'm not, you won't hear anything..bam.
good fortune for me tomorrow!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
- Heath Ledger, Actor.
This is totally me, hands down.
I've been around to some gay clubs and regular pubs around Melbourne.
But for me nothing really compares to a good film and a packet of skittles.
But that's just me. Everybody is different.
It's what makes life interesting!
Looking for Alaska is his most popular piece of work.
But ever since i bought it for my girlfriend she borrowed a couple of his other books from the library: Paper Towns and An abundance of Katherines
i finished paper towns a couple of days ago and i enjoyed it greatly!
If you like a bit of mystery but pure adventure and thinking then you'll like it :)
I'm halfway through 'Katherines and it's not so bad either
but i would definitely suggest 'alaska and paper towns.
they're both fantastic!!
i always learn something from a john green book
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I reckon it's one of my fanciest issues yet ><
now only to get some cash together so i can photocopy issues 3-6 :s
BUT I DID PRETTY MUCH GET EMPLOYED TODAY SO HELLO SILVER LINING :D
more info to come :)
Peace for now
Monday, November 1, 2010
i dont think i did a review on the first issue of this but let me just say that issue 2 is definitely worth getting a hold of!! Maddy Phelan..now named Bastian Fox Francis Phelan is on a journey, discovering new things about themselves, let alone their body in itself.
They take us on a trip through transgender, the lines or non existent lines between gender identity, wether beards make you male or female etc etc.
I find it all extremely interesting and a great pleasure to read. I respect Bastian so much for coming up with such courage to write a zine about all this, and i wish them more adventures to come!!
Ladybeard can be purchased at Sticky
Peace peace peace,
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
- Michael Kirby, Former Chief Justice
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
i wrote my story, my feelings, what i couldn't express verbally, all in a notebook for them to read.
it went well actually.
but we're still having a small talk sometime soon.
but i'd say my idea was successful and i'm glad. this sort of thing can be nerve-racking for some people. i myself were anxious as anything. if i were to have sit down with my parents, it would have never come out the way it did on paper.
so, idea for people finding it hard to 'çome out', try this? mhm mhm.
life is grand,
Monday, September 13, 2010
apparently this wasnt good enough...
"the monsters we present, shape our hearts descent
wether we just fall or live to prevent.,
Taking life by the eyes will see you represent
A new world, here."
mm, oh wells. next time.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I'm mostly interested and looking upwards to the Overload Poetry Slam
I'll be competing in it, as far as i know, if i dont pull out by lack of 'çourage' thereof.
Throughout the festival, which is by the way from September 10th to the 19th there will be poems, haikus etc being screened on the fed square building that has electronic text boxes on it. i submitted a poem so you might just come across something i wrote and not realise it :P
Check it out http://www.overloadpoetry.org/
It's gonna be funbelievable
Saturday, September 4, 2010
the shortest account i've ever had.
it was a nice idea of having one
maybe i'll make it again when i have more funds,
but for now i am etsy-account-less.
Sticky of course though still have stock of my zines :D
AND I'M ALWAYS UP FOR TRADES!
Me being one of them, this 5th issue she's just brought out features an interview i did with her and a drawing of mine on the cover!!!
It's probably the best issue she's done so far, featuring several other brilliant peeps so i suggest you check it out!
Thanks be to Jess Bunyan, i enjoy what you do very much!
See it here
Buy it here
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
i wanna eventually get back into making tees and start making badges so i figured etsy would be a good place to show them to peeps!
since iv discovered zinesters use this site to sell their more crafty things on as well as their zines, it sounds perfect!
Peace for now,
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
"Ambitions you once cherished may no longer seem so appealing - especially after the Solar Eclipse. Looks like that band won't be happening either all. However, this is a good time to reflect on what you really want, and the price you're willing to pay. (ie, $14 for artlink...really? really?) Go for those goals that fire you up and that represent your true calling. You stand to make more money at the end of the month - if you overcome any fears. That means you will win some game show."
I like :)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
The 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks zinesters to create a 24-page zine from conception to final product in 24 hours straight. Zines should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters.
I'm entering :)
DO IT! http://24hourzines.com/
Friday, July 2, 2010
it took me awhile to actually find this zine, but was definitely worth the wait. i really enjoy getting zines in the mail so this was a bonus!
Ariel Birks writes down countless stories and experiences she has had when she was once as she describes it, an 'evangelical teen', sharing teen memories at church camps and events etc.
i really enjoyed her honesty and her openness. the fact that there are plenty of other people around that share similar ideas and beliefs exactly like this really made me feel..*insert the word i'm looking for here* so yeah, if you wanna check it out you can buy it here. valerie park also request you add $3US for shipping if you wonder like me it was so cheap being from overseas haha
Friday, June 25, 2010
so i bought issue 1 and 4 of mote the other day, or was it yesterday? well anyway, it definitely was recent!
and i've come to the conclusion that i am very much falling in like with mr baker's artwork and quirkiness, i enjoy it sooo much. yep. inspiring even, for me anyway. you definitely have to check him out, you'll find his stuff at sticky, in store and online :D :D :D
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
it's gonna have a bunch of my poetry in it,
poetry i've written over the years since i was even fourteen.
and it's never left my journals let alone my room...
so i thought id start by putting them in a zine before i was gonna work on publishing an actual book with poetry in it and stuff so yeah.
zines are more creative anyway, i like them :)
i'll post more about it once it's more on it's way,
early days at the moment.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Scribbler has taken awhile to hit any distros along with all my zines, even when i already have second issues of some of them! hmm but im always up for trades or you can send money to my address, which is again:
4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury
both issues of scribbler are $1 each.
scribbler is simply a brown paper bag full of my drawings
so if you like cartoons, feel free :)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
This will be at the emerging writer's festival.
i'm hoping to get it into sticky before then though, or if not, after.
But at the moment you can send it to:
4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury
if you like stories and random drawings that look compatable to a ten year old's
then feel free to grab a copy of this ^_^
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
so just look out for the table that says 'CHASING HOT AIR BALLOONS' :) or simply HANNAH DOSTINE, baha.
wowee, my first event ever. gonna be interesting. slightly excited. and hopefully gonna be fun! yeww!
Sunday 23 May 2010, from 12pm-5pm.
The Atrium, Fed Square
See you there!
Friday, April 16, 2010
About a millipede who goes about his day longing to discover something new, something different...
Since i havent yet sent any to a distro, if you would like a copy of kevin the millipede, simply send 50cents to 4 Buckmaster Street, Sunbury Vic 3429
Cheers and huzzah!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
so i received this zine in the mail, with credit to sticky :)
it's anonymous, but about a girl who decided to document her struggle/journey through anorexia in a zine!
it's pretty deep and intense at times with what she went through, but wonderful to also read about the outcome of her life now and that she is alive and well
a very good read i must say and must be a terrific help for those in similar situations
you can buy it from Sticky here. :)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
they're going well.
i'm also in the process of making a mini zine about a millipede tehe
all three coming soon!
i'm hoping to have a table at the emerging writer's festival that's starting next month here in melbourne so look out for me there :D
Saturday, April 10, 2010
This is my blog for my zines, as some may already know i already have a personal blog but i wanted to make a seperate one for my zines so you can stay posted on how they're going and find out when i have new ones and what adventures i get up to!
i hope you enjoy my zines and maybe even learn something about something, just in general i believe learning is a beautiful thing no matter how much of a pain it can be sometimes so huzzah!
i don't know what else to say but hello and i hope you're enjoying you're day, whatever time it may be!