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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I do like a good fnargle

A post about zines. If you have the time, you should read the whole thing, but I have summarised it here:

fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle ‘complete disregard for what a zine actually is’, fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle What I call a zine – the photocopied, cut ‘n’ pasted thing with typed and handwritten stories that are generally about everyday life – is fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle. As Anna Poletti rightly points out in her thesis-cum-book Intimate Ephemera fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle idea of ‘the creative’ is a symptom of a wider cultural malaise fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle fnargle.

Over 3000 words, and so many of those 3000 words being devoted to what a zine is! Why do people spend so much time fretting over the definition for a zine, citing thesis and doctoral research and deep cultural roots, wondering whether a publication is really underground, talking about what it means politicially, and so on? (Sometimes bloggers do this, too.)

I just want to make my zines and write my blog. All those other questions seem secondary.

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