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Dear Readers and Moon Luvers, Write your own damn letter. We’ve been doing it ourselves for SIXTEEN issues now!

This issue was publicly collaged so it might look a lil different. Big thanks to ___________ [insert your name here] for coming to collage and South City Art Supply for hosting us! If you want to join us for our next collage session check our facebook for deets (details). For future themes, submission deadlines, and to learn how to print your own zine, be sure to check in with us online. (See last page.) Like our previous issues, the numbered pages are original submitted content. Other pages are altered by yours truly & our pals and are unique to each edition of the issue. Thank you for taking a chance and picking up our zine. Hold on to it, or pass it on to the most independent zinester you know, as The Moon Zine is one of a kind. Devotedly I’m Yours, The Moon


the moon zine staff bios:

Julie Davis - behind the cinema Josh Saboorizadeh - cross stitch a foul phrase (get over it) Allison Sissom - Rot Riders (Truman), The Gadfly, Tom Thumb, Gallery 1/33, The Moon Zine. All my DIY cred. Lauren Kellett - What so I gotta sit here and eat dessert alone like I’m fucking Steven Glandsberg? Wes Harbison - Went dumpster diving like once and got cut on some broken glass. Gave up. staff picks: tool

Julie - squeegee

Lauren - Maynard James Keenan

Josh - chalk line

Wes - electric sander (very soothing)

Allison - the public library


DIY? DIY! by Allison K. Sissom

It’s a little weird for me to talk about DIY because it didn’t occur to me until recently that DIY culture and ethic existed. I didn’t purposefully set out to be a DIYer. I just enjoy spending my time making and doing things. You might be in a similar situation and completely unaware that all the cool things you do are DIY. Do-ItYourself or DIY is simply building, creating, modifying, or repairing things without the help of experts or professionals. Below is a helpful list of some things that are considered DIY (assuming you are not an expert or have been trained on these skills). You are part of DIY culture if you: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Do home improvement and repair. Have you ever built a bookcase or youtubed how to fix your dryer? That’s DIY! Distress your jeans Change the oil in your car Try out some of those silly pinterest hacks. Self publish books, zines, or comics, like THE MOON ZINE! Learn how to repair your bike Release music on self-funded record labels Make a t-shirt rug Sew, repair, and hem clothes! Garden *insert fruit and vegetable emojis* Dumpster dive! You don’t have to be an expert to jump in and reclaim some junk. Organize a comedy night Crochet a blanket Paint your house

I can think of a million more examples, and I’m sure you can too.

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Stillworks by Caroline Anderson I dreamed we shared an apartment One apartment but separate bedrooms You walked in but you were on the phone And ignored me The front door was falling apart and I thought the lock was broken But above it you'd taped a note 'Doesn't look good But still works' And you signed it with a heart 2

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medicine by Josh Saboorizadeh **********************


Clean Up Those Clothes the DIY Way! by Maddie Smith About a year ago, I started making my own laundry detergent just to try it, and it’s the way to go! In a year, I’ve only spent probably $20 on laundry stuff. And there’s the added bonus that you know what you’re washing your clothes with and stuff. The essential oils are optional (right now, my clothes smell like lemongrass, and it’s eh) Also! A lot of DIY cleaning stuff people will refer you to bulk websites and stuff, but I bought everything

I need at Shop n’ Save, so it’s v convenient. Give it a try. Honestly, grating soap sort of sucks, but Netflix and Grate will make the process less painful.

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1 bar of laundry soap, grated 1 cup of washing soda 1 cup of borax 10-20 drops of essential oils (optional)

Mix all those things up well, use ~2 tablespoons per load

by Julie Davis **********

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by H. Rose Streiche ***************

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Pinterest by Elise Symer ************

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Pilot by Bob Boston ************

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A Guide to STL Thrift Stores by @iweartrash I’m here to help you find that pea-green velvet diamond in the rough.

••• Looking for furniture? My immediate go-to’s are St. Vincent de Paul on Kingshighway and the Salvation Army on Forest Park. St. Vincent’s is cheaper and always has a big selection of couches, desks, and shitty plywood bookshelves. Salvation Army has nicer stuff, but the price difference is very apparent. Still crying about the alligator-green leather couch I didn’t snag. Are you that thrift-lite kinda person? Try Revive on Vandeventer. Inside, you will find Anew Nature’s reclaimed and new furniture that’s fixed up, designed, and built by at-risk men (awesome!). The furniture is not my style (which, FYI, is 1970s grandmachic), but cool--clean, simple designs with bold (trendy) colors and patterns. Looking for clothing? I prefer the Goodwills on Bayless and Watson, the Goodwill Outlet on Market, or Family Thrift way the fuck 17

out on Lemay Ferry. I know, I know the GW Outlet can be literal trash at times--I’ve found empty chip bags on separate occasions. And sometimes, after looking for an hour at the Outlet I walk out with nothing, BUT when you do find something it’s SO GREAT and it probably costs 14¢. Plus, nothing beats the atmosphere and attitude of the Outlet. The GW’s on Bayless and Watson usually have at least a couple (in every goddamn size) styles of new, surplus Target items. Clearance stuff that doesn’t sell at Target often goes to Goodwill, but you probably knew that already. The wild card here is Family Thrift-they have this deal where for every $10 you spend during the week, you save 10% on your purchase on Sunday (up to 50%). So, if you spend $40 during the week and go back on Sunday, you save 40% on Sunday. I’ve never gone twice in one week because that seems


excessive to me, but THINK OF THE SAVINGS. Looking for knick knacks? Brick-abrack? Shit? Honestly, every thrift store I’ve ever been to has a pretty okay selection of bullshit none of us need. The Goodwill Outlet has such a crazy deal on books--10¢ (I think) per inch! St.

Vincent’s has had the most normal records I’ve ever seen at a thrift store-like, more than just Christian choirs from the ‘70s. There’s gobs of great thrift, consignment, and antique stores in this city-these are just my favorites. Good luck out there! 18


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CALENDAR fun thing another fun thing oh here’s one more

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by Jacque Davis ************


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From the back, to see what's holding it up‌ Remind me to give that piece of wood a bonus.

Another piece of wood by Linda Alborghetti and Marco Bellini ***************************

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The Aquadome at 121 N. Main, Work Week 2013, DIY Paradise by Wes Harbison *************

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HTML by Emily Taylor

Basic websites are something I’ve known how to create since I was ten. I’m talking simple HTML. Barely any CSS. Tables. Tables! I made fansites for books I liked. I knew the moment my site appeared in Google search results … the internet felt so small. Okay, I’m done with the nostalgia. Now. I’m not in the camp that says things like, kids today are just gonna let robots take over because they don’t know how to type out an italics tag. But I do think creating a website is an empowering experience that everyone should at least try. There are hundreds of tutorials on the internet about the internet, so I’m not going to start in. But all you really need to begin is a blank Notepad file, and a willingness to accept that things will go wrong. That’s alright. You’re a badass coder: you build things. You can fix anything you can mess up.

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Slinky by Bob Boston ************

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Want to Submit to The Moon Zine? Please do! Submissions are due by the 5th of each month for the

following month’s issue. See themoonzine.tumblr.com/HowtoSubmit for submission guidelines.

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Credits & Notes cover image: [Atget's Work Room with Contact Printing Frames], Eugène Atget, ca. 1910

Thanks eternally to: Everyone who has submitted content and/or helped us collage The Moon Zine

special thanks to: Maddie Smith, Jacque Davis, and Don Davis for additional printing assistance & The St. Louis Public Library for free printing services

looking for Back issues? Print your own here: https://goo.gl/jXflxZ


Want to Submit to The Moon Zine? Please do! Submissions are due by the 5th of each month for the

following month’s issue. See themoonzine.tumblr.com/HowtoSubmit for submission guidelines.

Contact The Moon Zine: themoonzine@gmail.com themoonzine.tumblr.com issuu.com/themoonzine

instagram.com/themoonzine twitter.com/themoonzine facebook.com/themoonzine

Credits & Notes cover image: [Atget's Work Room with Contact Printing Frames], Eugène Atget, ca. 1910

Thanks eternally to: Everyone who has submitted content and/or helped us collage The Moon Zine

special thanks to: Maddie Smith, Jacque Davis, and Don Davis for additional printing assistance & The St. Louis Public Library for free printing services

looking for Back issues? Print your own here: https://goo.gl/jXflxZ


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The Moon Zine #16 - DIY (Dec 2016)  

Welcome to the DIY issue! Please enjoy. By the way, have we mentioned we collage each issue differently? That means this online version is u...

The Moon Zine #16 - DIY (Dec 2016)  

Welcome to the DIY issue! Please enjoy. By the way, have we mentioned we collage each issue differently? That means this online version is u...

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