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The Here And Now
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Dear Diary....
Today I went to tumblr and found this fan puzzling over some old Star Trek books she found.
"I went to the antique store today with my mom. And I found these things, I assume they’re old fanfiction for Kirk/Spock because of the disclaimers inside the books and the sheer awesomeness of it all. Yes, I said books! Apparently, they’re part of a series, because I have a five of six and a number two of these things.
More than likely I’ll read them, but I can’t help but share them with everyone. I know a few Kirk/Spock shippers that’ll read this, so… enjoy. :-)


Anyone who can shed some extra light on what I have, I would greatly appreciate it. What ya got for me?"


Luckily fans were able to direct her to Fanlore where she learned that "these things" were called zines in the olden days. More pictures of the zines here.



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vagabondage From: vagabondage Date: December 19th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't decide if that's precious or horrifying!
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: December 19th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
a bit of both, but I am leaning towards bubbly and enthusiastic. And how typically fannish to want to share your discovery? With color pictures! It helps counterbalance the fans who grumble against fanzine preservation because back then we all knew that fandom was supposed to remain underground and that zines were supposed to fade away.

And all I have to say to that is: if any zine publisher sold me a zine with a built-in self-destruct command, I want my money back. Adjusted for inflation, of course.
vagabondage From: vagabondage Date: December 19th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
And all I have to say to that is: if any zine publisher sold me a zine with a built-in self-destruct command, I want my money back. Adjusted for inflation, of course.

LMAO

Hell yes!

I only have about fifteen or twenty, but I treasure my zines. I read them over and over and never get tired of the wonderful stories. Long Live Fanzines!!!
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: December 19th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you remember to utilize the fandom issued paper bag over your head when you read your fanzines. And to stow away any electronic devices in case you become too enthusiastic and start tweeting/tumblr-ing/blogging your excitement.
gwyn_r From: gwyn_r Date: December 19th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, right?
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