Hi, friends. I’ve finished another zine! It was intended to be a 24-hour zine, but turned into something more like a week-long zine. Wanna hear a funny story about the local photocopy shop? They no longer allow you to use your own paper! I had brought a stack of goldenrod paper with me because I like making colourful covers for my zine, and colourful fliers and stuff, but they were having none of it. The clerk I was talking to has personally put my own paper in the photocopier for me before, so this must be a recent development. I also want to note that the photocopy shop in Lindsay charges 4 cents a sheet, or 8 cents for double-sided copies (and they subtract a cent for each sheet if you bring your own paper!), whereas the Kwik Kopy here in Guelph charges 10 cents a sheet, or twenty cents for double-sided copies. I CALL BULLSHIT. But I wanted to at least make a few copies this afternoon, so I went for it. Though I’m not gonna pretend that I didn’t almost cry while making photocopies, and I’m not gonna pretend that I was not able to buy delicious sandwich fixin’s afterward because I threw away the last of my cash on copies. Thankfully, I am finally finding some potential copy scams here in Guelph, and generally only use Kwik Kopy as my emergency back-up. The staff are nice and all, but holy moly, I can’t afford that shit.
ANYWAY. The zine. I make an issue of Little Acorns every July in celebration of International Zine Month, and I am really really happy with how this issue turned out. It’s written in the form of a letter to friends old & new, near & far, and it’s all about appreciating the space where I live, getting sober, learning about & taking care of plants, learning about & taking care of myself, the reasons I have trouble making or following through on plans, cultivating meaningful friendships, and dealing with gender stuff. I’m really excited to share it with the world, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it, and get in touch! Please visit my Etsy shop to get a copy, and check out my perzine, Telegram Ma’am, as well. You can also keep up with my zine stuff by “liking” my page on Facebook.