new zines and things <3

so yes i did two new zines. and i’mma gonna plug them for you now. that and other zine stuff, ok?

24 pages – quarter size

i wrote about writer’s block and unfinished writing business, my favourite old lady hobbies = knitting and crocheting, and trying to get a new band together & going. there’s also my favourite brownie recipe (it’s not vegan though, sorry)

you can buy it via vampire sushi distro,
or my newly reopened etsy shop,
or you can paypal me £2.95 (£2 + p&p)
or i’ll also do trades (as long as it’s a fair trade)
talk to me, we’ll figure it out ♥

VAMPIRE SUSHI #6    30 pages – quarter size

the semi annual vampire sushi distro’s birthday compilation zine of art and stories and junk. this issue includes comics, art work and stories, including rupert giles/ethan rayne fic *wink wink* it took me three months to put together cos a) we got lots of submissions and b) i don’t know i was busy or overwhelmed or lazy or something? who knows.   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  you can buy it via vampire sushi distro

in other zine related news, i tabled at Weirdo Zine Fest back in january (31st) at DIY space for london. it was ace. i mean the trains were a suckfest of replacement buses all the way from meopham, and i may have cried when i got there for reasons, and there were So Many People there it was a little overwhelming (but in a good way??) but on the whole i had a good time. i got to see & kind of hang out with friends i don’t get to see very often. i didn’t really take any pictures (too busy having fun or something?) but here’s a picture cherry took a picture of me & my stall for me, my personal zine fest haul (trades & purchases) and me drowning in new and old distro stock after opening my backpack post zine fest!

seriously, i came home with so many new zines for the distro, and i’d ordered a bunch of new stock in preparation for the zine fest, as the distro stock levels were woefully low at the change of the year. some of it actually only arrived last week because ugh surface mail is slow and airmail was wayyyy too much. i’m not kidding though, 25 new zines (well ok four of those are re-stock but still!) so many descriptions to write! ugh my least favourite bit of being a distro mistress :/ anyway, here is the other plugging my things part of this post: CHECK OUT ALL THIS NEW STUFF AT VAMPIRE SUSHI DISTRO PLEASE?

NEW IN STOCK: bitter feels: a non-binary femme affirmation zine, critical breakfast #1 / telegram #38, flourish #1, flourish #2, forever incomplete #4, here. in my head #17, motor city kitty #23, motor city kitty #24, motor city kitty #25, motor city kitty #26, motor city kitty #27, say hi and wave #1, say hi and wave #2, scorpio moon #1, scratch that itch #5, sonorus #3, tritch witch, vampire sushi #6, what is left: a zine about grief, your pretty face is going straight to hell #23, zinester’s retreat.
BACK IN STOCK: mythologising me #10, scratch that itch #3, scratch that itch #4, tempest in a teacup #7.


sick of being sick.

oh my gosh, i am so behind on this blog thing. i have excuses though! like i spent a chunk of january trying to finish a zine in time for Weirdo Zine Fest (on 31st january) and i did it! (more about that later) and then after that i was trying to finish a crochet stormtrooper pixel blanket for carl’s birthday, which i also did! go me! and then i’ve been sick all this week. still fucking sick. actually had three proper duvet days on the sofa, would’ve had one on friday too but carl decided to have a day off and there’s not enough space for him + me in duvet mode on the sofa. so i stayed in bed until like 2pm or something. not that it’s really helped, i currently sound like i am drawing my last breath with this coughing fit. well not right now, but when i cough. i do get some respite from nasty coughing fits but it kind of feels like i’m getting worse. i’m at that extra gross lots of flem and snot and dirty coughing. ugh. i’m going to attempt going to the doctors tomorrow after or before work, fingers crossed there’ll be a convenient appointment when i call them at 8am. i dont want to go on my day off cos i have the fear that i’ll go there and they’ll just tell me to take paracetamol and drink hot drinks. and i’d be like GEE I HADN’T ALREADY TRIED THAT WOW I LEFT THE HOUSE FOR THAT STELLAR ADVICE THANKS A LOT D: going outside is extra awful right now. i don’t have high hopes about tomorrow though. it’s like the busiest time of the year cos everyone’s got some variation of a cold. but honestly i’m starting to suspect i have bronchitis or some other form of chest infection and that’s an antibiotics kinda deal, isn’t it? (must not forget to mention i’m allergic to pennicillin…)

yeah i had a big project to do list for when i finished the zine and when i finished the blanket but the whole duvet days thing has kinda put a damper on those. i’ve watched lots of films though! i dont know if i ever mentioned it but i’ve been trying to keep track of all the things i watch / read and here is my list for this year. and last year’s is here. (it’s not entirely 100% accurate though, i didnt always remember to write things down. still don’t but i’m trying to keep notes in my diary. we’ll see how long that lasts..)

i’ll show off my new zine & stuff and the blanket and stuff another time when i feel a bit more human again. carl’s in the kitchen making us meatloaf (recipe) he’s made it before so i know it’s gonna yummy as heck. that’ll be the highlight of my day <3


better late than never christmas times.

so 2015 hasn’t started heavy on the blogging. whatever. i’ve been busy trying to write a new zine in time for Weirdo Zine Fest at the end of the month ok? or thinking about wanting to do that. but yeah here’s my obligatory what i got for christmas post before it gets even more ridiculous to blog about christmas related things.

i got a bunch of comic books etc from carl ♥ ♥ = buffy the vampire slayer: the death of buffy, gotham academy volume 1, adventure time: bitter sweets, nimona by noelle stevenson, cut out books of antique fashion paper dolls of the 1890s and art nouveau initials, shera dvd boxset & twin peaks fire walk with me soundtrack.

electric wax melt warmer + spicy apple melts & scented oils from carl’s uncle & his family, lavender body or room spray from carl’s mum, shea body butter from carl’s brother, beyonce heat perfume from work, and then from myself: yankee candle wax melts + boots extracts mini treats gift set & i love ginger bread body spray.

blender from carl’s mum, comic book cupcake cases + bag of 10 x 50g chunky boucle wool in royal purple from carl, and a unicorn hood scarf thing from carl’s brother. .

there were some other bits too but i’ve either already eaten them or they don’t photograph well. (or i’m already using them and i forgot)

i was going to make a post about all the presents i made and bought but i was pretty busy with work before christmas and when i was home it was dark and ugh for photos and i didn’t 100% finish a bunch of them until the 23rd anyway, or in some cases decide they were going to be presents so..i dont have pictures of most of them. maybe next time?

as usual we spent christmas at carl’s mum’s house with his brothers, and this time his older younger brother’s missus & her kids (one of them’s his too) and it was like a proper family christmas with kids. i haven’t had a christmas with kids since i was an actual kid. i mostly ate a lot. every chance i got ♥ ♥ ♥ as you should on christmas. and yet somehow we all had to go there again on new years day cos there was so much christmas food left my mother in law couldn’t finish it all by herself since neither of carl’s brothers live there now, not even part time.

out of my presents i’ve already used the blender several times, making a smoothie, peanut dressing and sweet potato soup. it’ll come in handy i’m sure of it ♥ i also ready bitter sweets on christmas day and i’m 100% in love with the boots extract vanilla body wash, oh my gosh it smells so nice. i’ve been rubbing the shea body butter on my chub after most baths and i have just plugged the wax melter in again to trick my senses into thinking i’m somewhere warm and cosy (i’m never warm and cosy this time of year in this country. not even now we actually have central heating and double glazing. though to be honest, i haven’t put the heating on yet = typing this at 5pm) and i used some cupcake cases making red velvet cupcakes (using cake mix & ready made icing) a bit over week ago.

i semi-started writing a post about plans for 2016 a few weeks ago but who knows. we’ll see you later. i better get back to typing stuff for the zine or maybe put the dinner on = asda’s own brand meat free meatballs + marinara sauce i made last week and froze (it’s been defrosting on the side since last night) + tagliatelle. should be yummers.