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Yo! Well uh, here we are again. Welcome to Nonsense and welcome to our imminent future. If you’re reading this, I’m amazed you’re paying attention to us, but you must be procrastinating considering we’re literally putting this out all but a week before the semester ends. But, you know, good for you, and thanks, and all that. Forreal. This time we’re getting people who walk up to our table and take our shit rather like normal people than us having to powerslide/power-lunge it towards you. That means a lot. It really means the world to us. And shit, this semester was hell. It was definitely a feeling amongst the entire club, but somehow we managed to get through. Especially us, who if you don’t know are Ariel Leal and Ashley Vernola. This hell semester being over marks our first semester as Editors-in-Chief coming to a stark end. How the hell did we manage that? How the hell did we manage to put out three issues that people seem to actually enjoy? (Which seriously, fellas. We’ll never not appreciate that.) How did we manage to end up weeks behind schedule even after all the late nights we spent in the upstairs part of the Student Center last spring planning out SCHEDULES??? Jebus Chrys. Nonsense Gets Drafted originated from a
frantic hold on a theme that we pushed away at the beginning of the semester because we didn’t feel the freshmen would cling to it as much as they did. But after an issue under their belts, here they are, being featured quite a bit throughout this issue. It attracted veteran members too, as you can see, so thank you to Jordan Hopkins, our new Assistant Head Writer, for pitching it in the first place. We owe ya one buddy; keep us sane. And for all of the high concept art within this issue, we can all thank our new Art Director Elect(??) [is that the term?] Victoria Jenkins for providing a steady source of good ass art. This was an issue that came together very very quickly -- almost too quickly. We literally almost tried to scrap it, but we stuck with it anyway, and here it is! We put this shit together in like maybe three weeks so that we had it just before the end of the semester. And damn did we do it good. You know, originally, we were gonna call this thing Nonsense Goes to War but we didn’t want to predict the future twice (Election Issue anyone? They who shall not be named) but we figure Drafted gave us more room, once we got past most of the punny things. This issue holds weight too because it’s the last time you’ll see our beloved Brenna Lily, Trevor Parrish, and Joseph Kolb in the flesh (They shall be a ghost upon the future of Nonsense). Whomst will supply us with premium content? Whomst will be the supporter of our morality? Whomst will be handsome and also an art? More on that in our next issue (so tune in next time. Whenever the fuck that’ll be). On the real, we’ll miss you guys a lot and shit absolutely will not be the same without you but we’ll carry on in your honor. That’s the thing about war, there’s lots of like...honor and courage and bravery and stuff in it. It never changes too, I think. A wise man (Ron Perlman) said that once.
Anyway, damn...the last three months have been fuckin wild and we’ve gotten a lot of really good eggs (freshmen and newcomers) and we couldn’t be happier to have them. Thanks to all of your support we finally bought the entire Jackbox Game collection and that’s fuckin rad. Things are definitely different than what they used to be, but we can only see smooth sailing ahead and we hope that next semester proves to be just as successful, if not more so, as this one. Princeton: full speed ahead, am I right? Thank you all for everything. We said it in the beginning of the semester, we say it every morning, every night, every afternoon (and it’s so true) but we love you. We really do. Also BONUS CONTENT: Leal Team Six, War (The Band), some of us watched Marvel Netflix’s The Punisher and that’s about war kinda, Fallout joke, another Fallout joke, rising political climate (and also tensions as well), consider this: gun. , something about communism, war is bad, Saving Ryan’s Privates, Full Metal Jacket, ‘Nam (XD), draft beer, draft punk, go to the writing center with your drafts, draft (like wind), drafting (like cars and trucks), sports drafts, giraffe, ACAB? ACAB. Twitter draft: Name jeff. Love, Ashley and Ariel
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