ZINE GOALS for 2019

so, i kind of didn’t do any of the zines i intended to do in 2018 because what else is new, but i also didn’t do a blog about my zine goals (just tweets and they can be easily forgotten!) so i’m gonna write them here, keep me accountable or whatever.

✨ RENAME THE DISTRO, RELAUNCH AND THEN STAY ON TOP OF DISTRO STUFF!

i’ve been thinking about renaming the distro for a while now, i just don’t feel right about the sushi part anymore because a) cultural appropriation type stuff, b) it doesn’t feel like it really describes the distro in the right way and c) i don’t even particularly like sushi. (i named it on a whim after a song me & carl liked because mostly the vampire part) i just don’t think aged well, and i think i’ve finally chosen the new name and it feels more appropriate. i’m hoping to have everything at least renamingwise (like new domain name, forwarding, new email and social media handles etc etc) sorted out by february so i can go by the new name at weirdo zine fest on february 9th.

✨ FINISH THE ZINE ABOUT GOING TO FINLAND IN 2016.

this one is ALMOST FINISHED, so i’m hoping it will be done this spring. most of it is written, i just need to write a few more extra bits like an intro, and list of things to do in finland and a pulla recipe that needs testing. and obviously i need to do the layout etc. i need access to a printer to do it properly, and well i still haven’t bought that big old printer i’ve been planning to because money and i don’t know where i’ll put it and other poor excuses. hopefully it will be done in time for glasgow zine fest in april or swansea zine fest in may at the latest. i was hoping for weirdo zine fest in just under a month, but i don’t want  to rush it because after all this time i want it to be ~*perfect*~ whatever  the hell that means.

✨ WRITE THAT ZINE ABOUT GRIEF AND GOING TO NORWAY FOR MY FRIEND KASPER’S FUNERAL.

again about something from 2016. i’ve written some of this but to be honest i’m not sure what i’ve done with the text so far, as my old computer died in march and i haven’t been able to rummage through the old computer’s files yet.

✨ FAITH THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FANZINE

i put out the call for submissions a few months ago and a lot of people seemed interested but of course i haven’t received any actual submissions yet, i just keep moving the deadline and not promoting it properly because reasons. but i’m gonna fucking do it this year.

✨ A FEMINIST COMPILATION ZINE THATS SUITABLE & ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL AGES

i had this idea back in 2016 but then i didn’t do anything because a few days later my friend kasper died and i got rather distracted. every so often i have people asking if i stock any zines that are suitable for kids and then i realise most of them are not at all, and i want to make something that’s accessible to kids without being condescending but there is no way i can do it by myself. i think this year i will finally do it, or at least put out a call for submissions, i just need to write it.

✨ MAKE A DISTRO BIRTHDAY COMPILATION ZINE!

vampire sushi (or whatever i’m going to rename it to) is going to be TEN YEARS OLD THIS HALLOWEEN! i haven’t made for a few years but i think this is the year to definitely make one. i also kind of want to have a party but wouldn’t know where or what to do really. (if anyone has affordable ideas, let me know?)

✨ MAKE A ‘NORMAL’ ISSUE OF YOUR PRETTY FACE THAT ISN’T ABOUT ONE BIG THING, and isn’t made in a massive rush so i can have something new at a zinefest & isn’t about how i can’t write anymore or about how i’m trying to make a band happen or how it’s not happening. that seems to have been my process for the last few issues. and i don’t like it.

i’m not expecting to do all of these, but i would like to tick at least three of them off, in addition to the first one. the first thing has to be done.

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