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silver linings

AN: @a-little-light-zine​ is a digital Miraculous Ladybug charity zine to benefit the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Zine orders will be open until Feb. 1! I’m thrilled to participate in my first ever zine! Hope you enjoy :)

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They almost miss the butterfly, at first.

Despite being hypersensitive to their presence after so many months of fighting akuma, it’s an easy mistake to make. Distractions come in the bag of hot roasted chestnuts passed between them; in the sea of twinkling lights washing up before their feet that dangle over the edge of a roof; and in the joyous ringing of laughter and carolers rippling through the streets.

In the distance, the bells of Notre Dame sing the late hour, and the Eiffel Tower comes to life in a stunning rush of light that sparkles brilliantly for a few captivating moments before fading.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” Chat hums as the bells continue to chime. He deftly catches a chestnut that Ladybug tosses at him and pops it in his mouth. Undeterred, he puffs his chest out and belts, “There’ll be much misteltoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are neeeear~!”

He nudges Ladybug cheekily at that and laughs as she shoves another chestnut in his mouth. Sputtering, he finishes, “It’s the most wonderful tiiime of the yeaeeaaar~!”

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SO LONG SUBURBIA IS NOW ONLINE
So Long Suburbia is a feature length campy queer coming of age teen film by Samuel Shanahoy.

One sleepless night as Sadie is surfing the web her suspicions that her and her bestie since the 7th grade are growing apart are confirmed, when she discovers that he has unfollowed her on Instagram.  
Over the winter Sadie becomes a social recluse, going to Normy Suburbs Public High by day, working at the Bogus Burger Barn by night, reading zines alone in her bedroom and day dreaming while wandering the streets of suburbia.
On her 17th birthday her mother gifts her a 3 zone one year transit pass telling her to “go out and explore, discover new things and have adventures close to home.”
Downtown Sadie is randomly befriended by Miami, a self identified teeny bopper who is the first out trans girl to attend North Shore Private Girls College.
Miami introduces Sadie to her token straight, musical theatre loving BFF Cynthia, her angsty emo boyfriend Zeke, and the rest of her clique: Ellen, an astrology loving lesbian and Jersey, a twinky bisexual highschool drop out.
Sadie quickly starts to hang out with them all on the regular, but has she really found a place where she belongs? Or will old insecurities, crushes and drama get in the way?
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I started working on this film 2 years ago!! It was shot in Vancouver BC in the spring of 2015 & has taken me a lot longer to edit then I every anticipated or wanted, so thankyou everyone for being so patient.
At the time of shooting & in the 10 months that followed I was working 40hr weeks at my ~day job~, and ALOT has happened in my life between when shooting ended and now (duh), including but definitely not limited to having top surgery & moving to another country (which has been a process that has taken YEARS of heartache, paperwork, visas etc).
There are some aspects of the film/story that I would have done differently & things I would have added had I written or made it now/more recently, but even so I truly love this film & it means so much to me.
As a self taught filmmaker I feel like my past films were kinda like my ~student films~ in the sense that I made them in order to learn how to make films, to develop technical & creative skills & find my ~style~ & ~voice~.
So Long Suburbia is the type of film that I’ve always wanted to make since before I even decided to start making films & is the type of film that I’ve been working towards being able to make this whole time.
This was an entirely DIY production/project, none of the cast or crew were professionals, no one was paid & all film related costs were paid by me out of pocket. 
A list of thankyous can be found on my instagram @ teeveedinner 

Those little guides to the indie bookstores of New York City that I hid around The Strand and Three Lives & Co. a little while back are now available in my etsy shop! They feature The Strand, McNally Jackson, Three Lives & Co., Books of Wonder, Housing Works, and Idlewild. The booklet unfolds to reveal a map of Manhattan with 34 independent bookstores highlighted. 

Come on out to Biddle’s Escape tomorrow -Saturday 2/16 3-6 PM. The @pittsburghcomicssalon will be having its monthly Saturday Studio. // we’ll have comics and zines for you to read and drawing exercises to participate in! Bring anything you’d like to share, that you’re working on/ that you’re reading. All are welcome. we’ll be at @biddlesescape 401 Biddle’s Ave. #comicsworkbook #pittsburghcomicsalon #comicsclub ///////// JF

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Temporary tattoos are now available in my store

Choose from 4 sets - Traditional, Aliens, Zines and Self Care

These tattoos are not like the ones back in the day which would slowly disintegrate and rub off in lots of tiny bits, they are one solid piece and will peel off in one go. They are almost like having a very sticky piece of cling film stuck to you! But the best thing is - once you have finished wearing it, it will stick onto nearly any hard surface so you can keep them forever!

Traditional - Rose, 2 x Swallows, Anchor, Dagger, & Flowers
Aliens - 2 x UFOs, Abduction Scene, Weed Leaf, Planet, Smiley Face, Alien Head, & Pizza Slice
Self Care - Dear Diary, 2 x Gems, Cupcake, Pizza Slice, Teapot & Cup, I Love Me & Venus Symbol
Zines - Typewriter, Stapler, Pencil, ‘Zines’ Dagger & Rose, I Love Zines, & Read More Zines

Buy on Gemma Flack’s Etsy store - worldwide shipping

guess who finally owns a copy of madhavi menon’s shakesqueer  (thank you frankie!!) and also finished the zine?? i’ve read this collection and other interviews/papers by and about menon, and i’m so inspired by her (i even quoted her in the zine on the second page)!! i plan to have a dedication on the second page of each issue of the zine; maybe i should send her a copy!!

the zine should be available on etsy within a few days. it’s on the shorter side (only ten pages, in black and white), but i worked really hard on it, so i hope you folks will like it!!

anti-civ people: technology brought us piles of bodies,,, whole islands of bodies,,,, pollution,,,,all because we wanted to have technology,,,,

anyone who thought about anything critically for more than 5 seconds: yea but wouldn’t getting rid of technology just lead to more deaths

anti-civs: Progress means Nazis you fucking humanist,, read my zine or ur a tankie uwu