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Season 3, Issue 22: Zine 2 ✌🏼
Auld lang zine, Yay.Boo, werewolf, cistern storage
1. Two Comes After One
The second issue of A Good Enough Zine is here. It’s much better than the first one—I’d even go so far as saying that it truly is good enough. If you’d like a copy, email us with your address.
For the curious, here’s a blog post about the why and how of making the zine. —SL
2. The Week That Was
This week was Yay.Boo all the way:
3. Halloweeni Screeni
Long-time followers of my Screeni columns have probably noticed they were almost all horror/suspense/thriller-genre movies. What can I say, I love them. And it’s Halloween month! And there’s a Friday the 13th next week! It’s a great month for great movies. Hot tip: all of the Scream’s are on Paramount Plus, except 4 which is on Starz or Peacock or something, for some reason.
For the last few Halloweens, my wife and I have picked a “theme” and tried to stick to that for the month. One of the more enjoyable ones was “werewolves” and my unexpected favorite movie that year is this week’s Screeni: Ginger Snaps.
Ginger Snaps is a B-level movie with an A-level theme. It’s a werewolf movie, so you know the plot: two main characters, one is bitten by a werewolf, and she needs to be stopped. But it’s the only werewolf movie I’ve seen that relates transforming into a werewolf with women going through puberty and menstruation. It makes a lot of sense: they’re both based on moon cycles, they both have an overarching theme of body transformation, and it’s personal perception whether that turns you into a god or a monster. My wife and I really enjoyed this spin.
Brimming with early 2000s vibes and containing no real actors of note, Ginger Snaps is heavily under-rated and still holds up today. If you didn’t have Halloween plans yet this year, now you do! —ML
4. Sharing is Caring
Barry shared an article about scrobbling CDs. I didn’t realize people still cared about CDs (or Last.fm!?).
Barry shared this very disturbing thread about what people put on the cistern of their toilets.
This morning I was reading Rafał’s latest and most excellent blog post which led me to Dither it!, an awesome web app for dithering images (by Alex Harris), and that took me to the solar-powered website of Low-tech Magazine where I’ve lost an hour of my time and nearly forgotten about this newsletter. I ❤️ the internet. —SL
5. In Conclusion
We hope you have a glorious weekend. Perhaps you’ll take Lettini’s suggestion and watch a B-movie, or you might look for a live broadcast of Coco vs Swiatek at the China Open (isn’t it incredible how hard it is to watch professional tennis?). Or maybe try this chili recipe, send our printer a Halloween-inspired drawing, take a walk, ride a bike, eat an apple, read a manga, pet a cat. I don’t know, guys, I’ve got food coma and I want to take a nap. —SL