something tangible

I have recently been watching the limited series, station 11, it concludes this Thursday on HBO Max. It is a post-pandemic story, survivors making their way in the world after the collapse of modern civilization. As a side note, the series inspired me to read the book it is based on, and the book is somewhat different in the story arcs, but much better at conveying the nuances and emotions of the new normal, where devices and screens and world travel, and all the involvements of modern society have disappeared.

People scavenge for old newspapers and magazines and books, they do live theatre and live music. It makes me feel like my little zine is worthwhile for me and my little random audience. Something tangible in a world of screens that could disappear, where your online posts can be taken down, canceled, deleted, all on the whim of some random invisible entity.

3 thoughts on “something tangible

  1. I watched Station 11, too. Really enjoyed it, and have heard great things about the book. I thought the main actors were excellent. I wasn’t sure how I’d react to it, watching in the middle of a global pandemic. I loved its emphasis on connections. Those 10,000 followers might not be all that helpful after the grid goes down. I also think you nailed it on the importance of zines like yours.

    I had a couple of complaints with the show. The fun sort of complaints you can share with other people who’ve watched or read. One of my complaints might be odd – it seems like in all shows nowadays, characters never respond to questions in dialogue. The question is just left hanging there as the character stares dramatically into the distance.

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  2. Be warned, the book is quite different in the story arcs than the series, and the questions get answered in a much different way. I found the book to be much better.


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