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    Love this idea....lurking for now whilst I see what I can come up with.
    I really appreciate you taking the time to comment even if I don't always manage to reply!
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    Lurkers definitely welcome, RaeK75. Hope you get a chance to play =).
    Famous Characters - MNO PQR - Choose Your Media Swap - Due November 13 (Returns mailed 27/11)
    Zines (Take Two) Swap - Due November 17 (Returns mailed 1/12)
    Pop Culture PAT - HD/HP Groups and Open Media Groups - Due November 30 (Closed to sign-ups)

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    Never done a zine before, but I would love to try!

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    Should I take that as a sign-up, ChronicReader? =)

    I think most people have found the making a zine part fairly straight-forward; there's lots of videos on YouTube about how to do it. The tricky part I found was photocopying, but there's also plenty of advice from the players here about how to do it.
    Famous Characters - MNO PQR - Choose Your Media Swap - Due November 13 (Returns mailed 27/11)
    Zines (Take Two) Swap - Due November 17 (Returns mailed 1/12)
    Pop Culture PAT - HD/HP Groups and Open Media Groups - Due November 30 (Closed to sign-ups)

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    Yes I am signing up!

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    This is interesting!

    I love and collect zines. Zines as i know them are a part of PUNK culture. Ive seen anarchist zines, queer zines, occult zines, people's history zines... but i have rarely a zine topic that wasnt political (race & gender justice / antifascism / anarchism / amnesty etc), or very personal stories with sociopolitical implications (which i'd feel weird writing about tbh)..

    Oh there is one other traditional option, a music zine, like articles & comics about local bands and independent music. Would that interest other players??

    Soooo i need advice... i dont want to spoil the surprise but would anyone be willing to share their zine's *topics*? Because i love this swap idea but i am stumped for a zine topic that is inoffensive but still meaningful and challenging enough to be called a 'zine.' In short, is there such a thing as a non-punk zine? & what would such a zine be about?

    Til i think of a good topic, consider me intrigued and lurking...

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    People might be willing to share their topics from last time if they don’t want to spoil the surprise or you can look at the thread from the last zine swap.

    There were a number of affirmation/quote style zines last time, so that seems like a popular theme at the moment. Also, some ones with original poetry and art.
    Famous Characters - MNO PQR - Choose Your Media Swap - Due November 13 (Returns mailed 27/11)
    Zines (Take Two) Swap - Due November 17 (Returns mailed 1/12)
    Pop Culture PAT - HD/HP Groups and Open Media Groups - Due November 30 (Closed to sign-ups)

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    Right now....my zine will be mermaids. Probably uplifting quotes or sea wisdom.

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    I have no idea what I'm going to do just yet, still thinking...

    Question for those who have made them before, what type of paper do you use to make them? And then what type of paper do you use to copy them onto?

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    I used plain typing paper to start and layered rest on top...it's being copied....normal copy paper...I did change copy color saturation up one... copied as 11by14 to allow copy to be a full8.5by11 for printed images

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    My zine in the last swap was about things my three year old wanted me to draw.

    The zine I'm making now is about dreams/nightmares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisJenn View Post
    My zine in the last swap was about things my three year old wanted me to draw.

    The zine I'm making now is about dreams/nightmares.
    I received that zine and loved it. The paper you used had a gloss to it but wasn't photo paper(I think).. Could you please share what kind of paper you used? It was much nicer thank the copy paper I used.
    Thanks.

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    Fierce Armadillo, the theme for my zine is my cat. I wrote a very short, fun story about her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylS View Post
    I received that zine and loved it. The paper you used had a gloss to it but wasn't photo paper(I think).. Could you please share what kind of paper you used? It was much nicer thank the copy paper I used.
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    Thank you, Cheryl! As for the paper, I actually don't know! I had them photocopied at a Staples, so maybe you could check with their print center?

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    Thanks. I did mine at OfficeMax..I'll try Staples this time.

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    This looks so cool! I will be a lurker- and go practice for now. I will for sure be joining in the future. Thanks for offering such cool swap.
    Just when the catapilar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly..

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    Please sign me up for this. It looks like fun.
    Ive rejoined the land of the living........ ;-)

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    Welcome, lildebi!

    Sounds like lots of different themes this time =). I look forward to seeing them.
    Famous Characters - MNO PQR - Choose Your Media Swap - Due November 13 (Returns mailed 27/11)
    Zines (Take Two) Swap - Due November 17 (Returns mailed 1/12)
    Pop Culture PAT - HD/HP Groups and Open Media Groups - Due November 30 (Closed to sign-ups)

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    Ready to mail!

    I have finished my "zines" and will get them in the mail this week. I had fun making these. I did what someone else suggested and I printed them on 11x17 inch paper. I printed them sort of in the middle of the page so that I could get the entire image on the paper then I just trimmed off the excess. I am posting a little "sneak peek" of my zine.
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    kitties! I love cats...

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