- You all should pick up a copy of the debut Weaponizer Quarterly magazine. It’s available (link goes to) over at Magcloud. It is sharp and pointy and will pierce your brain matter with themes and concepts and imagery worthy of all your dreams. I’ve just ordered the digital but may get the physical as well; digital goes for a measly 4 bones and physical goes for 16. And while you’re at it, browse the featured and most recent issues on the site. I once had the “Most Recent” feed on my RSS at the bottom of this page. There are plenty of types of magazines for your reading pleasure; not only something for everyone, but like 13 different mags for everyone. (Kudos to HP for sponsoring the site.)
And here’s a link to the Weaponizer blog.
There’s also a fairly comprehensive thread on the Whitechapel board where Uncle Bearded Warren is asking the community for links to their magazines, be it Webzines or physicals or both. This, I feel, is one of the major and best applications of netbooks, or tablet devices. I still like the feel of a good book, but the practical advantages of reading things on one of these are huge. And… manufacturing magazines digitally on your computer without being beholden to printers or finances makes creativity and honesty go up, all the while advertisements and low-brow-ism decline. If I had a tablet, I’d buy digital mags all the time considering they’re just a couple dollars a pop.
- My mother passed away a little over a year ago. Yesterday was very rough on me, more than I thought it would be. I came across a child’s art/Mother’s Day card in a parking lot that made me ache. It said “Love You Mom”, with crayon hearts and flowers and plenty of optimism. I guess it was the fact that it was dirty and trampled (there were literally tire prints on it) that hit me hardest, and seemed to perfectly sum up my day. I subsequently drove aimlessly, around several lakes, chain smoking and thinking of her. I miss her. Sorry if that was way too personal.