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Dorothea #2 and Lazy Boy - Out Now!!!! - pxs zine distro
Dorothea #2 and Lazy Boy - Out Now!!!!
Dorothea #2, a quarter zine, 32 pages long, is out and available for S2.00ppd. From the introduction:

These stories aren’t amusements. They aren’t entertainments. They are me sorting out some business. Do you know that game people play where they watch other people and make up stories about them? I’m a writer. I play it all day long. Usually people go on bus rides to the city or fuck in cars but sometimes things go wrong. People die. People kill. It’s all a matter of what I saw.

I’m no fool though. I understand this is coming from me. I’m making this sick shit up. Its in my head. Don’t read this if you don’t want into my head. Don’t read this if you’re afraid of how wrong things can get. It’s a warning. Heed it. Don’t expect meaning. Don’t expect conscience. Don’t expect hope.

Every night I lay awake reminded of my mortality. Every fearful night I pray to nothing that I won’t die in my sleep. I’ve seen “god’s” work. He choked my mother with cancer. He blew Rodney’s brains out. He rapes and murders. If he’s bunnies and rainbows, he’s incest and school shootings.

I suspect I want a god that is a loving father being that
I was abandoned by the one who fucked my Mom. I imagine it’s all related but what I got was inadequate, a deadbeat god too drunk on his own glory to get out of bed, a missing ejaculator. His name is Doug Bessemer. That’s his real name. If you know him, tell him I’m coming and I’m bringing all the things I broke with me.

Lazy Boy is also available now. Also a quarter zine, around 40 pages, it’s $2.00 ppd. From the NeuFutur review:

….a zine about Mike’s experience with sex, masturbation, and self-doubt….Mike’s method of storytelling is engrossing and plays upon feelings common to anyone that has been through the oddness of teenage years. There is little more to the layout than Times New Roman text and handwritten titles; Mike’s style is what makes “Lazy Boy” so damn interesting. I think a parallel to the gay story magazines that are mentioned throughout “Lazy Boy” are in order; while not only about sex and sexual encounters, the emotions and rawness of the writings here are more than enough to titillate and excite. However, Mike straddles the line between a pornography-heavy magazine and one in which sex and sexuality is a major part. This careful balance ensures that “Lazy Boy” will be able to be read by a larger contingent than the 18+ crowd. While this seems to be a one-shot at this current time, I would really like to read more of this type of writing. I liked this more than Dorothea, which was a solid ‘zine in its own right. Kudos to Mike. Rating: 9.0/10

Dorothea #1 is also available. All three zines are free to prisoners. Send payment to PO Box 1174, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1174. Trades are always welcome. 
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robotmadder From: robotmadder Date: March 6th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
They sound incredible.

I'm sending you the new functionally ill #3 tomorrow! Maybe you'll trade me?
gomek From: gomek Date: March 8th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
hi lm,
i think i dropped a few copies in the mail to you a few days ago. sans donation. i got so excited packaging things up, i forgot. the show wnet well tonight, we sold a lot of sizes and gave a bunch away. it was quite excellent. sadly, i also lost my wallet. and i think my dog hates me. ups and downs, life. -mike
robotmadder From: robotmadder Date: March 8th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Mike. Glad you had a good show. Sorry about the wallet and your dog's possible feelings. I hope the wallet turns up and the dog gets lovey.

I look forward to getting your zines in the mail! Thanks.

gomek From: gomek Date: April 17th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi LM,
I read the interview. It was right on. I was wondering, we have a comp zine we do called Fake Life. It's band interviews, show reports and perzine-ish pieces about about being 40 year old punks or workers trying to figure out how to exist and not hate our selves. Anyhow, we have a first piece we do. I wrote about my first acid trip, doug wrote about his first sexual encounter and I was hoping you might write one. We're a pretty salty bunch but my emphasis has been on exposing ourselves. Let me know. It won't be out until August. The next issue, out in June, is the shit issue which is in fact all about shit. You're welcome to write for that one but I figured you might not want to. Love, Mike
burglepig From: burglepig Date: April 25th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes, and I think I shall be purchasing these 2 zines here. They sound interesting. Jump around weeting!
gomek From: gomek Date: April 25th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
which two zines, dorothea and lazy boy? Those two? just send me your po and they're yours gratis. mike
gomek From: gomek Date: June 30th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey jay,
what's your po for the mailling out of things?

xeroxheart From: xeroxheart Date: July 8th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey Mike,
I just got your zines yesterday and read every single zine in one sitting. They were fucking AWESOME. You and I have way to much in common, and I am writing you a personal letter telling you in detail how much I loved them and why. I will also send you my zines which are very sexual in nature too. I am in the process of putting a distro together and i'd love to distro you. Ill send you a personal email about that though. What is your email addy? Thank you for sending me some of the best zines ever! xo
gomek From: gomek Date: July 8th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanx hannah, my email is: gomek@comcast.net. i'm glad you liked them. i'm looking forward to the letter. -mike
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