picks up where issue I left off; documents November 27th – May 9th using recurring, initialed characters* as a general structure; starts with an Index of characters in place of a Table of Contents; and is developed as strictly non-fiction.
Recurring themes: Personal politics and protocol, books and writing quasi-reviews about a few per- & comp- & photo-zines, Internet selfhood, dependencies, possessiveness and preciousness, zine waste, other people’s good news, my neighbors’ routines, the uselessness of prefacing community with “a sense of”, doppelgangerismo, distance, maintaining privacy, said↑* girl on the Internet and the Strip Mallers, ethos and responsibility, knives in dream space—
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*friends, lovers/ghosts, a Lover, the competition, strangers, some girl on the Internet and the triad she completes with two other characters and why they stand for everything I distrust where it involves (what they call) art and its distribution, more ghosts, III’s collaborator, IV’s subject, a V contributor, etc.