S particles of Super-Symmetry

S particles of Super-Symmetry / Half-Sized / 24 Pages / No Contact /

I got this zine in trade, but it was a decent amount of time before I actually had some time to read it. This zine is really white – which I mean, there is an incredible amount of white space that is not being used by the three editors, Alphred A. Cash, Pants Manticore, and Frankee Shankley. The zine is pretty much a whole lot of handwritten text along with some fairly non-descript illustrations. In this issue, we notice a great deal of discussion about dreams, with pieces by the various writers about being a heron, trying to protect a younger friend from going out with an older person, and a final dream about all the individuals that this one writer crushed on falling in love with ey. The zine seemed to be a labour of love that came directly from a spiral bound notebook or a stack of lined loose-leaf, being that I can see hints of the nubblies that come from a spiral bound notebook, if not the physical lines of the paper. Each of the stores don’t tend to go into much detail, but I would chalk that up to the fact that they are recollected dreams, and unless the dreams are unnaturally traumatic, there is a great deal of memory loss from one actually recalls the dream till that time when these writers actually put words on paper. I know I’ve said a lot, but is the zine good? The stories are fairly interesting, yet strangely lacking in something that I can’t put my finger on. I’d tell people who were interested to get in touch with these writers, but I have absolutely no idea on how to get in touch with them.

Rating: 4.9/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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