• Done, Doing, Dreaming

    Done, Doing, Dreaming – Hayfever Edition

    No happy mail this week, so here’s a less structured version of DDD.

    beautiful-hayfever

    I have been hit by hayfever HARD, to the point where I felt I had no choice but to phernergan up. While it works great as an antihistamine and has long-lasting results (for me), it also puts me to sleep for one to two days in exchange.

    That was… awesome. Nothing like difficulty breathing to remind you why you’re moving far, far away.

    dont-call-me-cupcake-6-layout

    I finished the layout for Don’t Call Me Cupcake 6 yesterday and am taking a little break from proofing it to write this post. Regular trading partners will have their copies in the mail this week and, with some luck, I’ll have the paper and digital versions up in Etsy this week as well.

    In the wake of Asimov’s sudden operation and the fact he still might need another one, he’s become – against his will – an indoor cat. Thanks to a 50% off sale and my increasing levels of fur-mama guilt, I bought and built him a cat tower.

    package

    Bigger than I was expecting…

    package-inspection

    Asimov: Customs Cat

    i-like-the-box-more

    Of course you like the box more.

    instructions

    This should be easy…

    are-we-done-yet

    Are we done yet?

    complete

    Behold! Cat tower! 100% built by Nyx!

    king-of-the-tower

    I think he actually likes it… Then again, why wouldn’t he like being above my head?

    Yep, that’s really all. My brain isn’t quite working on all cylinders at the moment, so bear with me. More to come!

  • Done, Doing, Dreaming

    Done, Doing, Dreaming – Madness

    Easter Bunnies

    (Okay, so that’s an Easter joke, but with Wanderer and Boggin both fighting the flu…)

    I am not a healthy person. I am pretty much stressed 100% of the time, so I get ALL the colds, flu viruses, etc, etc. So you can imagine my surprise (and my wondering if I’ve been booted to an alternate universe) over the past two weeks with both Wanderer and Boggin being sick and me having nary a sniffle. Not only that, I was at Wing Nut’s house along with Kickass, and they both have the flu, too! Yikes.

    *knock on wood*

    The poor guys are in a rough way today, so I’m stepping up to play carer for our strange little trio, which involves a lot of tissues and running errands. Please bear with me, as I’m a bit all over the place. (And anxious. So much driving!)

    Done

    *Don’t Call Me Cupcake 5 is done. It’s another stranger one, but perzines are like that sometimes. They can be good for working things out.
    *I also have a brand new zine called DAFUQ You Say? (Wanderer really wanted to name it that. Hehe.) It’s a mini-zine that’s all quotes I’ve overheard and written down with no context.
    *I am done with the interview questions from Zine Nation. I’ll let you know when the interview goes up.

    Doing

    *Dear Anonymous 5, DCMC 5, and DAFUQ aren’t listed on Etsy yet, but they will be soon.
    *As it’s a new month, I’ll be updating the Zine Review Index as well as a few other pages.
    *I’m working on a post series all about the basics of becoming a zinemaker. If you have any questions, let me know!
    *I’m also working on a happy mail post for later today. This wouldn’t usually make it on the list, but things are crazy enough around here that I might need the reminder…

    Dreaming

    *I have my little can for coins and notes in the effort to save up for my badge machine. I’m getting nervous that it’s not a good investment… but sometimes one must leap, yes?
    *I’m also dreaming of the possibilities of videos, podcasts, so on and so forth. If you have a preference for a specific kind of media (YouTube, Vimeo, podcasting on the wide variety of sites, Snapchatting, something) feel free to start up a chat about it. Tell me who/where your favourites are.
    *I’ve started dreaming about typewriters, but I’m not sure if the reality will be as awesome as the dream due to upkeep…

  • Done, Doing, Dreaming

    Done, Doing, Dreaming

    Done

    *I’ve finally got my technology working *knock on wood* so here is a picture of my mic that I didn’t get to post last DDD:

    SGZ Gold Mic

    *I updated the Zine Review Index, but not it needs updating again because I’ve slipped into once-a-month updating. Le sigh.
    *In case you missed the post, I also put up a Zine Videos page.
    *I’ve finally finished the audio for DCMC 1. I will let you know as soon as it’s up in Billy’s Bunny Ears Audio Zine Distro.

    30th Birthday

    *I also donned my too-small pink tiara and celebrated my 30th birthday. Thank you all for the birthday wishes.

    Doing

    *I am working on answering interview questions that came from Zine Nation!I am genuinely excited that anyone thinks I know enough about about anything to interview me. Haha.
    *Dear Anonymous 5 and DCMC 5 are still in the works because I am very possibly incapable of getting organised…

    Dreaming

    *I’m still dreaming of and saving up for a badge machine. I have so many ideas.
    *I’m also dreaming of the possibilities of videos, podcasts, so on and so forth. If you have a preference for a specific kind of media (YouTube, Vimeo, podcasting on the wide variety of sites, Snapchatting, something) feel free to start up a chat about it. Tell me who/where your favourites are.
    *I’ve started dreaming about typewriters, but I’m not sure if the reality will be as awesome as the dream due to upkeep…

  • Done, Doing, Dreaming

    Done, Doing, Dreaming: The Slow Recuperation Edition

    Before I get into any of this, I want to say a the most heartfelt thank you to everyone who read and responded to Love From Adelaide Part Two.

    When I wrote that, I was utterly exhausted, completely stressed with all the numbers, signatures, and such needed just to get things started in the hopes of building a house, and simply feeling overwhelmed with the world. I am unashamed to say that I am a sensitive soul, and there was a lot going on in Adelaide.

    Being tired might as well be the same as drunk for me subtract the fun and flirting. So while Wanderer already snoozed away in the hotel bed, I typed that post with the ‘not good enough’ cloud surrounding my head. My childhood taught me that I don’t deserve the basics, let alone anything so wonderful as a home to truly call my own. So my not-yet-untrained childhood mind decided to rant at me about being a failure when it comes to consistency here.

    Thankfully, I was able to get some sleep and read some wonderful comments to remind me that no one around here is expecting perfection of me – except for me.

    So many thanks to everyone. I feel like I could use a few solid days sleep still, but I’m already back in my less stimulating bubble so I can calm down for a while.

    Calls for Zine Pieces Submissions

    Done

    *I’m done posting about Adelaide! Though I loved it there. I’m excited to know that, next year, I’ll be a shorter train ride away from Adelaide than I am from Melbourne now.

    [Pretend my connection is working and this is where the picture of my mic resides]

    *My beautiful microphone arrived while I was away! Only when I saw it did it occur to me that my enthusiasm may have overshot the more practical timeline for podcasting… However, I do still have zines to record, so it’s still of use.
    *I also finished my mini-zine. Pictures will be in my IZM post to come soon…

    Doing

    *Another week, another email catch up. If you’ve emailed me, I will get back to you within the next 48 hours.
    *I am loving the wonderful happy mail that has come in while I was away. I want to take proper pictures, hence the slight delay.

    Audio Zines

    *I am still working on editing the audio for DCMC 1. I really need to learn to delegate…
    *Dear Anonymous 5 is still in the works, so feel free to send those letters.
    *I’m working on a special issue of Don’t Call Me Cupcake for #5…
    *New zine submission calls to come soon!
    *I’m also working on what I hope will be an awesome new page here on the website. More details soon, because I’m secretive that way. 😉

    Dreaming

    *It’s August! How is it August already? I still don’t know what to do for a birthday celebration thing. Suggestions?
    *I’m still dreaming of saving up for a badge machine, but it’s definitely on the back burner for now.

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