GeneralDefiance Ohio, Against Me, Warren Zevon, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card, Kurt Vonnegut, Gravity's Rainbow, Atom and his Package, Clerks, Mallrats, The Specifics, Stenciling, Spraypainting, Screenprinting, Zine-making, Concert Booking, Playing Bass, Chuck Taylors, Spikes, Bondage, Whips and Chains, DIY Projects, Stealing Copies, Dumpster Diving
MusicAgainst Me, Cruci-Fetus, Defiance, Verbal Abuse, Subhumans, Stiff Little Fingers, Defiance Ohio, The Devil is Electric, Operation: Cliff Clavin, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Toys That Kill, Leftover Crack, The Fleshies, Mental Pain, The Stines, The Charlestons, Rancid, Offspring, U.S. Roughnecks, The Adverts, Virus Nine, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Screeching Weasel, The Matches, Dwarves, The Red Hot Valentines, Yellowcard, The Specifics, The Charlestons, Image of Disaster, Misfits, Circle Jerks, Mission of Burma, The Dictators, Stars & Stripes, Slapshot, Crisis, The Business, Case.
MoviesClerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, A Clockwork Orange, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Acid House, Prince of Pennsylvania, Toxic Avenger, Terror Firmer, Human Highway, Shock Treatment, Rocky Horror Picture Fare, Pulp Fiction, Cecil B. Demented, Heathers, Natural Born Killers, Threesome, MASH, The Breakfast Club, Reservoir Dogs, Bowling For Columbine, Decline of Western Civilization, Requiem For A Dream, Session Nine, Josie and The Pussycats, Confidence.
BooksEnder's Game, The Worthing Saga, Gravity's Rainbow, Dragonlance Brothers Triology, Trainspotting, A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Winter of Our Discontent, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, Aeneid, Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse 5.
HeroesGreg Graffin, Jamez Terry, Ian, Abbie Hoffman, W.E.B. Du Bois, Hunter S. Thompson, Stza .
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About me:=='''NeuFutur''' Magazine==
'''NeuFutur''' Magazine started in 2000 as an extension of Amish Drive-By, an earlier zine. Amish Drive-By was cancelled in early 2000 as an agreement reached by the editor and authorities at Lancaster High School. This agreement was reached because Amish Drive-By #4 had as its last page a game that used rumors floating around the high school, connected to individuals at the high school. Coupled with the shut-down of the magazine, the editor received a suspension from school.
In summer 2000, NeuFutur #1 came out, a magazine that was completely laid out with Adobe Photoshop. The issue was short (20 pages), but really showed a marked improvement of the largely unoriginal content of Amish Drive-By. 100 copies of the issue were made, a number that would be the average print run until issue #10. Issue #1 featured the vitriolic writings of the editor that would disappear in later issues, and included pieces like "Why I Like Christian Music" and "The Leeching of Activism". "The Leeching of Activism" struck a blow against the true opiates of society, alcohol and the Internet, while "Why I Like Christian Music" showed that one can like music with a specific message without actually subscribing to that message.
Pieces of this issue were placed on http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/5375 , the precursor website to what would eventually come http://www.neufutur.com . While there had been straight uploading of the original .doc files of Amish Drive-By to the geocities site (then called UMA), the files from NeuFutur #1 were transferred into HTML format. This meant that more individuals could access the writings of the editor, as the HTML documents were typically 4-5 times smaller than the Word documents.
==NeuFutur #2-4 Era==
NeuFutur issues #2, #3, and #4 would really put the editor on the magazine map; still at 100 issue print runs, what really catapulted the zine into the limelight was more of the same lack of concern for societal mores. The three-issue arcs of the John Murdoch interview and Sion's Story (done by the editor and contributor Underwood, respectively) would generate tremendous amounts of correspondence.
'''A Storm of Controversy'''
John Murdoch is a racialist author, with Nordic Front to eir credit, and the editor decided to interview eir to "know thy enemy". The interview went off swimmingly, but after the first piece went into print (NeuFutur #2), claims that the editor was running a racist publication began to filter in. This resulted in an explanatory article, making its way into a later issue, that essentially had as its key thrust that " I will add anything to this [magazine], provided that it helps promote or clarify what exactly a person or group is about. "
Sion's Story may have actually gotten more angry letters than the John Murdoch interview. Of particular note was the correspondence given the magazine by Webly Bucket, editor of Touched By An Anvil magazine (and sibling to [[Alex Wrekk]] of Brainscan and [[Microcosm Publishing]]). Essentially, what the argument came down to is that the story, which featured a character quite like Conan The Barbarian, was glorifying rape. The editor responded with the nuanced argument that a description of a rape is not a glorification of the act, but something that (however abhorrable it is) is still part of daily life.
NeuFutur #5 was the first major shift in content that the magazine would have. #5 was a theme issue, in which a heavy focus was given to the films of Richard O'Brien (specifically Shock Treatment, the sequel to Rocky Horror Picture Show). In what is still the most requested issue of the magazine (this was the earliest issue to have a reprint), different song lyrics, histories, and information was imbued onto listeners about a sequel that most individuals did not know even existed. Furthermore, a discussion was began about the second sequel to Rocky Horror Picture Show, Revenge of the Old Queen, that was written for the 15th anniversary of the release of Rocky Horror Picture Show but not picked up as an option.
NeuFutur is currently on its 15th issue. It has re-united with previous splinter magazine InterStitial, which operated from 2003 to 2006 and printed four issues. NeuFutur had moved towards the very emotive writing of a magazine like Journalsong for a number of issues (8-12), but looks to move back to the same acerbic wit and disregard for society that originally lined its pages.
Who I'd like to meet:Anarchists, Communists, Punks, Single Individuals, Camwhores, Goths, Queer Kids, Activists, Film Buffs.
- Status: Engaged
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Kent, Ohio
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 11" / Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Someday
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Zinemaker, Record Label Executive.
- Income: Less than $30,000
Kent State University-Main Campus
2005 to Present
- Graduated: N/A
- Degree: Ph.D.
- Major: Political Science
- Clubs: What should I join? I have no clue what y'all have.
2001 to 2005
- Greencastle, INDIANA
- Graduated: 2005
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Major: Latin, Political Science
- Clubs: Independent Council, United DePauw
Lancaster Hs & Stanbery Campu
1998 to 2001
- Lancaster, OH
- Graduated: 2001
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Major: Latin
- Clubs: Latin Club, Captain's Club, In The Know, Key Club
08/2001 - Current
- Lancaster, Ohio US