John ramblin’ zine series (looks like it’s gonna be three issues) is now 2/3 done. Can hopefully finish up tonight—the second third went a good bit faster than the first third. Some COFFEE is gonna be required though (eternally grateful to The Johns for teaching me that coffee makes it approximately a zillion times easier to accomplish, like, anything).
After roughly 10 hours of work, I have now hit the HALFWAY POINT on the “Reasons John Linnell is the best person ever to exist” zine trifecta. God, y’all don’t even KNOW how much work being this madly in love with someone requires…
God y’all, working on this zine is INTENSE. I worked on it nonstop for three or four hours last night and then nonstop for four hours this afternoon and I’m still not even halfway done. It actually got to the point today where I was feeling kind of burned out on rambling about how amazing John is, which I never would’ve believed was even POSSIBLE. But I have taken a break for a bit now and am ready to get back to work.
The nice thing about working on a crazy zine about all the reasons I love John is that I have my photo indexer to quickly find the pictures I want to use to illustrate it. For instance, I just wrote up an item about how much he loves coffee, went to my indexer and searched for pictures I’ve taken at shows where he’s drinking it, sorted by rating, and BAM. My obsessiveness in one area is making my obsessiveness in another area so much easier!
I love this picture because it’s such a perfect encapsulation of The Johns. Flans is all “HELLO ADORING PUBLIC!” and John is all “I’m just gonna wait over here to the side with my coffee and hope no one notices me.”
Like you guys that means if I keep up at my current rate this zine is going to be 72 PAGES LONG. (Which is, like, 3x a normal one.) This will possibly have to be broken up into multiple issues. But that’s ok, it’s only like THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC EVER.