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01 January 2005 @ 02:45 pm
zine thoughts & aid  
good thing i didn't say that eating healthier was going to be one of my new years resolutions... 2 hours after waking up, i stuffed that one up completely ;) but oh, doritos and salsa taste good. it's practically lunch time anyway... right?

still sleepy, and whenever i go into my room, my bed looks so inviting, and my room smells like parisian musk candles, and i'm tempted to lie down, just for a bit longer; but who wants to waste waking hours when there are wonderful things to do? i adore long weekends and time to myself like this. browsing deviantart and i adore stumbling upon beautiful photography & images & artworks. i will be more creative this year. continuing on from last year.

yesterday afternoon i was thinking about the idea of making a collaborative zine to do with the tsunami & events in south-east asia, with all proceeds of it going towards aid efforts. maybe a zine that encompasses everything about this tragedy, not just the actual quake & tidal wave & after effects, but articles on the power of nature/mother earth, our cries to governments to stop wasting money on bombing countries but to help rebuild them instead. something like that. what do you guys think? it's just a faint idea... i just keep thinking i need to do more. donating money is the only thing we can do at the moment, but i constantly feel urged to write about it (as everyone on my friends list knows!); and i know many of you have strong thoughts about these events at the moment. i was thinking of setting up like a separate paypal account or something so that all the money from the sale of the zines could be donated straight through to one of the aid organisations.

let me know what you think, if you'd be interested in contributing (i'll probably put a pretty tight deadline on this, to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible), or if you'd be interested in buying one. i was also thinking about asking some of you if you might be interested in actually helping me to distribute these - i'd like to offer free shipping on them (so that all the proceeds really are going to international aid) but as most of you are either in canada, the usa, or the uk/europe, to send them all off from australia would be ridiculous; so i thought i could send some money to you guys (so you don't have to foot any postage yrself, of course!) and a stack of zines and people can make orders to whoever is in their country? maybe that sounds silly... i'd just rather use the money i have either to donate directly to aid, or to run off copies of the zine to sell, instead of just postage if there's a cheaper way around it. sue me, i'm thrifty.

comments, opinions etc are welcome. especially if you think it's a dumb idea. i don't want to offend or upset anyone. i just want to do more to help. then again, maybe i should just make another donation. but fundraising can go a long way sometimes.

hmm. *still thinking*

Ivana Stabivanastab on January 1st, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
That's a great idea. I'd definitely buy it and help you with distributing.
jessicasea__secret on January 1st, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
i'd contribute...

and i'd also distribute, although desert star is not technically a distro. ! :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 1st, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
oh thats fine -- i don't need distros per se, just contacts in each country who wouldn't mind recieving orders for the zines and sending them out within their country. i'd provide you with money for postage so it wouldn't cost youanything; but this way i can offer free postage for the zines without it costing me triple of what it needs to. it's like $ 2.00 to send out zines from australia to the us etc, and about 40c within the usa... so economically it might be better. gah, i hate how i sound so stingy there... i'm just trying to make the dollars stretch further ;)
krystallos on January 1st, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
i think that's a cool idea. :) i'd like to contribute.
Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on January 1st, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Of course I'll contribute. ^-^
Call it "tsunami" and I'll contribute about emotionla ones.
eleanor janephotogirl on January 1st, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)

happy new year my lovely!

i hope you have the most fabulous year possible, god knows you deserve it.

& ps
speaking of zines, do you have any left over from your distro that I could buy? I need some inspiration & guidance for when I start writing mine!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 1st, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
i sure do babe, i have loads left over.
i could send you an envelope full of different ones, if you like?
ps, do you have aol or any other messenger program? i'm wingedinvisible on aol, or let me know about any others. would love to talk to you <3

&happy new year to you too <3
eleanor janephotogirl on January 1st, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)

ooh definately! how much would you want for them? i think i have a bit of money in my paypal account.
& i'm loretta_youngsilks@hotmail.com on msn messenger :)
ex_snowcanwa171 on January 1st, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)

I'd love to both buy and contribute to the zine.

You're marvellous - trust you to come up with a such fantastic idea! :D

The Lady of Situationsxhermiax on January 1st, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
Might I contribute?
aeval_arduina on January 1st, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Mind if I add you? (temoto/namami/meghan from fiercecalm.org/temoto.co.uk here)

I, um, have no reason other than I like you!
So smooth, I know.

And that zine idea is actually, brilliant.

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
ooh -- i will add you straight back, i remember you ! ♥
remember to breatheturtles_path on January 2nd, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
i agree, this is a BRILLIANT idea. i'd be more than happy to help in any way i can!

i have lot's of good intentions, but i'm pretty lousy at fundraising, i get so intimidated about the social aspects and pressure... i just need to rise above it, i know...

thanks for taking the initiative, woman!
remember to breatheturtles_path on January 2nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
ps: a friend just dropped me this link - thought you'd like to see it: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/__Sumatra.htm