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January 20th, 2004
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So I finally got around to reading Griffin & Sabine and Sabine's Notebook. treacle_well got them for me for my birthday in, umm, 2002? I had never gotten around to reading them, and then I couldn't find them for a while. I found them again when hrafn helped me clean my room 3 weeks ago (and it's still clean!).

What extraordinary books! The art and the story are both compelling. I can't wait to hunt down the other 4 books in the series at some point.

I wonder if I could do something funky to incorporate art into my magazine. I would have to make sure that it doesn't detract from the readability of the magazine. Hmm. Brings up the question of whether I should just stick with Web pages for the magazine or whether I should also make a PDF version available. Hmm.

Did some more thinking over the weekend, and my current thought is that I want to collect at least one rejection letter before I start up my own magazine. Not much free time before story reading on Monday, but I'll see if that deadline can get at least the start of something out of me.

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From:zzbottom
Date:January 20th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Maybe the rejection letter could be incorporated into your charter, somehow? You could require a rejection letter from a print publication before they get published in your zine. Call it Rejected Prose (an available domain, by the way) or some such.
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From:queue
Date:January 20th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
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I like the idea, but I don't think it has the feeling of what I want to do with my magazine. I'm not sure exactly what it is I want to do, though. I am continuing to realize how much thinking and planning I'm going to have to do before I can even start doing any real work on the magazine.
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From:dannarra
Date:January 20th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)

so what it called?

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Did you ever settle on a name or did I miss the conclusion to that?
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From:queue
Date:January 20th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC)

Re: so what it called?

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Haven't settled on a name yet. I'm leaning towards "Gallimaufry", but I haven't decided for sure. I may put that name up against one or two others and see what people think.

I thought of a cool name for a magazine with a concept to go with it, like zzbottom suggested above. Each issue has 10 stories in it, each story with 100 words. 1000 words total, so you call the magazine "M" (think Roman numerals). Of course, I'm not at all interested in flash fiction, so it's not something I would do. And this really has nothing to do with your comment.
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From:dannarra
Date:January 21st, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)

Re: so what it called?

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Can you have a good story with only 100 words?
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From:queue
Date:January 21st, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)

Re: so what it called?

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Here's one with 172 words. I don't know if it counts as "good", though. Maybe 100 is too few. Maybe 5 stories of 200 words each.

With so few words, though, you really get more of a sketch than a story. Like I said, not really my thing.
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From:dannarra
Date:January 21st, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)

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so noted.
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From:treacle_well
Date:January 20th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
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The art and the story are both compelling. I can't wait to hunt down the other 4 books in the series at some point.

To be honest, I've found the other books less compelling. But I do own them. If you want to borrow, let me know (my preference for loaning these is to have them borrowed close to the time of intended reading and returned within a month or two).
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From:queue
Date:January 20th, 2004 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. Maybe I'll flip through them the next time I'm at your place.
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