Monday, September 4, 2017

Gold Leafing

This is a book of raw and emotional poems.  Some of the poems are very explicitly sexual.  The sex is not happy.

The speaker's situations seem extreme, but I can relate anyway because I've been in situations like them but less extreme.

A'enene says some things I've never really heard anyone else say, things about how women and men relate.  Sexual demands and emotional interplay.  The poems are very insightful.

Well, some of the other poems are inscrutable.  I catch an idea here and there, but I feel lost, unsure of what's going on.

There are some cool drawings too.  And a more light-hearted segment about some strange characters near a bank.

I enjoyed it very much overall though some of the disturbing parts (abortions, sexual demands) were too much for me.

Monday, January 30, 2017

if you're into it!

This zine is thick, well done and easy to read both physically and content-wise, engaging, and has a nice style to it.  The Choose Your Own Adventure format is nostalgic and charming.

The whole idea of this zine is to help the reader learn more about consent in a fun way.  It has a modern feel and seems especially appropriate for people within punk rock, anarchist, and zine subcultures.  For example, it mentions dumpstering, infoshops, mosh pit...

I didn't always agree 100% with the consent ideas being presented, but it gave me a lot of food for thought.  I enjoyed skipping around to read different scenarios without necessarily following the zine's instructions but never found anything I considered really erotic.  There are some cute drawings.  I enjoyed the queerness.

Overall this is a great zine, especially for sexperts and other people who are really into consent, Choose Your Own Adventure enthusiasts, and people within punk rock, anarchist, and zine subcultures.

$4 or PWYC or trades
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