(( Another page update ! Hope you like it ! *I honestly was laughing most of the time I was drawing this page because of that silly faceplant… Crane, sweetie, don,t try to run when you’re barely used to your body…* ))
Posters that came with Fantastic Films magazine in the late 1970s. FF was an excellent glossy fanzine as good as any other genre mag at the time.
From top to bottom:
Fantastic Films magazine issue 3 August 1978. Poster art by Michael Stein Fantastic Films magazine issue 3 August 1978 front cover Fantastic Films magazine issue 2 June 1978. Poster art by Dave Beck Fantastic Films magazine issue 2 June 1978 front cover Fantastic Films magazine issue 1 April 1978. Poster Art by Earl Hokens Fantastic Films magazine issue 1 April 1978 front cover
A Guide to Survive the ‘Cons Trying to Capture You If You Are a Human
That only applies if (otherwise they couldn’t care less about human casualties)
It’s an order given from superiors to capture a certain human due to information, interrogation or other crucial for the ‘Con cause reasons.
Bribery reasons, especially if you are alligned with Autobots
Other reasons where the human is required to be alive and (relatively) unharmed
We see it nearly everytime. The ‘Con is about to catch the human. The human runs away in hopes of someone saving themselves. The Con makes three huge steps and has the humans in their hands.
It is reasonable for the human to run away from the threat as far as possible. It is genetically coded, it is our fight or flight reaction and seeing something that can kill you is quite horrific. During those moments, the person actually does not really think rationally that there is a way to prevent themselves from being captured.
That is to reach a SAFE ZONE. Believe it or not, after some thinking, I have come to a conclusion that the SAFE ZONE is in fact the area closest to the Con.
To visually imagine this, let’s use Jack Darby and our beloved Vehicon, Steve.
You see, if the Con has an order to safely retrieve you (which means no deaths or injuries) they must be very careful where they STEP.
That gets more than difficult if you are literally. Literally INCHES AWAY from their giant feet. Each step they take has to really well-thought out, not to mention they need to lean down even more than usually to snatch the person.
And now it gets little funny. Running in close circles around them will cause some major confusion, anger, frustration. You get to see them being clumsy as hell. You get to see the trip, get lost, get really puzzled.
And hell you might even get to stand directly behind them and witness the rarely seen clumsiness and utter confusion.
What if two or more Cons are after you?
Use the same method.
In short, running in circles around them could buy you enough time to run and find a hiding spot in order to avoid getting captured by the Cons.
a history of one’s own writing life, written daily
reading/music/art, etc. encountered each day
elaborations on weather
people one sees-description
subway, bus, car or other trips (e.g., the same bus trip written about every day)
pleasures and/or pain
life’s everyday machinery: phones, stoves, computers, etc.
answering machine messages
round or rectangular things, other shapes
daily changes, e.g., a journal of one’s desk, table, etc.
the body and its parts
telephone calls (taped?)
coincidences & connections
times of solitude
Other journal ideas:
Write once a day in minute detail about one thing
Write every day at the same time, e.g. lunch poems, waking ideas, etc.
Write minimally: one line or sentence per day
Create a collaborative journal: musical notation and poetry; two writers alternating days; two writing about the same subject each day, etc.
Instead of using a book, write on paper and put it up on the wall (public journal).
and so on …
*** Bernadette Mayer is an American poet from Brooklyn. My creative writing professor shared this document with us on our first day and I just wanted to share it with more people because it has some really great ideas! I highly suggest checking out Mayer’s poetry too.