Sunday, August 29, 2010


derby feet


i'm all derby'd up and derby'd out at the same time. i wish i had my very own skates already so i could spend all of my holiday skating around the lines and getting used to the extra height and being on wheels. yep. i'm off work for a whole week. feels weird. i've got a bunch of things i want to do, like:

♥ work on your pretty face is going to hell #12 and hopefully get it almost done.
♥ print more zines. mainly more #10's & #11's.
♥ cook and bake proper, since i've got the time.
♥ hang out with sophie & meg.
♥ get vampire sushi distro in order, to be messed up again by tabling at the birmingham zine fest in couple of weeks. it's a big fat mess after a zine event.
♥ tidy up the bedroom & hopefully get it sorted in other ways too.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


carl fixed our computer. start from scratch again. except with all our old crap. the joy of several hard drives! it's nice to be back. though my google reader is getting ridiculous. 487 entries. i might just mark it all as read without even scrolling down. has anyone said/posted anything interesting?

in other news,

#1; what carl brought home from oxfam today:

oxfam finds, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

"best dressed chicken in town" by dr alimantado
"suspense" magazine for 1960, which really is more of a paperback pulp novel than a magazine.
"crabs on rampage" by guy n. smith

#2; here's a picture of me at roller derby practice on sunday.

derby girl, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

#3; on saturday me & carl made an epic journey to MADE zine/art fest in tunbridge wells. it included a bus to maidstone and then another to tunbridge wells through pretty villages full of houses that looked like they'd been there for hundreds of years, covered in vines and other greenery and crumbling graveyards. pretty.

the village i wanna live in when i'm old.

yes, hadlow has a "typical portuguese restaurant". not a traditional, TYPICAL.

ellie from hoojemaflap distro & brighton zine fest painting something mysterious on the 'wall'. for some reason i forgot to have a look when i went to the toilet, or to buy more tea (for carl, i'm still too foreign for tea) and cakes. now i'll never know!

carl & the sushi table.

we were kinda so bored we drew all this on the 'wall' behind us. though to be honest we were supposed to do that anyway.

it was pretty quiet & carl was pretty restless & bored, which kind made me extra restless & bored too. i guess tunbridge wells isn't the zine capital of the world.. i think we sold about £20 worth zines, which left us £5 profit after the bus & tea and cakes. i won't count the KFC we had when we got home to the equation as we had to eat anyway.. the journey back took absolute ages because when we got to maidstone we went to sainsburys to get some salad, ciders & breakfast for sunday and when we got back to the bus station we'd just missed the last 101 (fast bus) for an hour, turns out they're not every 15 minutes after 7pm on a saturday.. so we had to get the 135/155 which went through aylesford and all sorts of weird little village types between maidstone and chatham including going round rochester. it took more than twice as long! it was definitely the scenic route. it was pretty. kent is so nice and twee and i ended up living in the least twee place in whole of kent. srsly. then again, tunbridge wells was a little bit too nice, proper, posh / middle class for me. we watched the nice middle class kids talking about going out for the night and i just really missed gobby chavs fightin on bus stops shoving each other in the semi busy road. (true story down the street from mine. on a thursday night few months ago) keepin' it real or whatever. i know i always moan about chatham but i think i do kinda secretly love it. it's just the kinda place i'm from.

#4; i finally managed to print your pretty face is going straight to hell #11! i'll post info & put it on vampire sushi very very soon. probably friday/weekend. i probably won't get a chance tomorrow cos i think i'm going to folkestone to see whip it with the other roller biatches, KRG go go go!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Untitled, originally uploaded by Laurence 2.

our computer decided to die temporarily yesterday. it's done it before so we know how to fix it but it's probably gonna take a few days. doubt i'll get to see true blood until next week now! that is actually my main woe. & distro stuff. especially since i got a load of new ones in the post today! well, re-stocking old favourites. oh well. i was feeling a little restless yesterday. but luckily we did a very bargainlicious shopping trip to tescos and got almost enough food for the rest of the week, well at least a couple of days, for £9, including two fancy finest pizzas that should have been £9 all together. nom nom. had one of those last night. tonight i'll make some risotto with chicken, peas & parma ham.

i guess in a way computer death has so far been productive. i scribbled 6 pages of #12 in my notebook and loads all over a sheet i'd printed off the computer on sunday with the little i had managed to type in the last too months. getting there now. i'm gonna ring mama on the way to tesco, ask her to send me some childhood photos and stuffs.

so yeah. don't you worry if you don't hear from me for a while. its just a little bit of temporary computer death. though knowing how things usually go, i'll probs be back on tomorrow or later tonight cos carl's found the special different operating system disc (it's really windows that's dead, not the computer..) & carl posted a bunch of vampire sushi orders today. can't remember which ones i gave him. i think it was all but one or something along those lines..

ps. i love this lady's photos. they are so gorgeous & delicious.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


culture slut, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

a few months ago i decided to start embroidering slogans on underpants. but as usual i got distracted and only finished about two pairs and ended up wearing them myself like i do. maybe i should start again. would any of y'all want them? + any suggestions on "slogans"? nothing too long though. i only have limited patience.

& these say CULTURE SLUT after manic street preachers AND amber's amazing zine. they're my zine pants (sort of like band t-shirt, i guess!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


mermaid hair, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

i'm very very tired. been out two nights in a row. asked tonight too but i can't cope with any more socializing. i've had like.. three months fill in three days. feel crappy. skipping roller derby tomorrow because i'm a massive loser. still didn't manage to go to the printers. there's a zine thing in tunbridge wells next saturday. we'll see. had a look at train tickets (£12 return) and emailed the organisers cos i realised they never ever got back to us about it in the end.

nora batty, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

yesterday i went out to rochester because one of the ladies from work had turned forty on tuesday. there was drinks. laughing. almost karaoke. a lot of pictures (i had the pocket camera i started taking photos about 15 years ago with me, so i can't post them til i process the films. whenever that is.)

i made naan bread from scratch today. it was okay. i really wanna start writing #12 but i'm scared of it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


i had an idea at work today that me and carl should make a little horror themed art zine for halloween etc & to celebrate vampire sushi’s 1ST BIRTHDAY. and then i thought “why keep the fun all to ourselves, WE SHOULD MAKE IT A COMPILATION ZINE!”

so yes, we are looking for submissions! drawings, photographs, collages, embroidery, anything! also considering horror stories and reviews of horror films! the zine will be quarter size / a6 but your piece doesn’t have to be necessarily, we’re perfectly able to resize things on the photocopier.

the main theme is vampires (of course) but other monsters & horror creatures / themes are welcome too. anything related to twilight is not welcome, unless its taking the piss out of sparkly ‘vampires’.

we'd especially love zinesters we distro to take part in this compilation.


for more info just ask or email us at vampiresushidistro at

xx tukru & carl


Monday, August 09, 2010


i'm sorry. i'm all true blooded up. just finished watching sunday's episode and it was probably first one that didn't literally end with me gasping in horror / surprise and swearing at the bastard program. it was a nice change. and didn't make the episode any less zomg. but i shan't spoil nothing. surely these caps aren't really that spoilery. if at all.

i have now 'read' all of the books so far. well, listened to audiobooks of the first nine, and actually old skool proper read dead in the family. half way through a touch of dead now, a collection of short stories from times in between the books. not sure what i'm going to do after i finish it. maybe old skool read from the beginning? that's what the library is for i guess.

funnily enough, when i went to the library last week to get a touch of dead, i was served by the same lady as when i got dead in the family. we'd had a little chat about the books (she found them a bit too... racy & gorey, so she prefers twilight herself) last time and she asked me if it was vampires that i liked or.. and then proceeded to tell me about this book her daughter was reading she thought i'd like. "shall i reserve it for you?" of course i said yes. turns out it is called abraham lincoln, vampire hunter. i've only just googled it, apparently it's by the same bloke who wrote pride and prejudice and zombies. which carl got me for christmas or valentine's day. (he knows how i feel about zombies, and vampires) not a masterpiece, but entertaining enough. we'll see. i'm sure it will be a giggle. let's call it research, shall we?

i feel a little lost since i finished my distro to do list. especially since hardly anyone's got back to me. woesome. i've had a few new zines in the post again and i've fallen a little bit a lot in love with some. sigh. i guess waiting for other people to act is almost as frustrating as waiting for me to act. especially as there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. while when it's me, i can. well, who else can?

i had a bit of a tiff with carl earlier. i was cranky and tired when i got off work and i guess i took it out on him a bit. and he wasn't in the best of moods to start with. so we've just.. left each other alone today. got the grumps for one reason or the other.

on saturday emma cut my hair & dyed some of my hair blue. i would post a picture, but there isn't one i fully like yet. i can't find either of my goddamn digital cameras, and the ones i took on my polaroid didn't come out so good.. emma also took one after she'd finished, but yeahh.. i want my own one. eventually my things will seize hiding from me! seriously. i am well pissed off.

i played with a lot of kittens this weekend. first with emma's ma's new kittens who very very shy, so they'd play but wouldn't cuddle, and on sunday with ellie's housemate's kitty i've forgotten the name of who is much less shy now. more of an attention whore really. bless him. it's good kittens don't have very sharp claws though. happiness is a kittycat.

(this is mainly this long cos i'm bored / making up for long absence. not that anyone's probably noticed / minded anyway. )

Friday, August 06, 2010


to do list, originally uploaded by Tukru Loves You.

almost there. i feel so fucking accomplished. perhaps tomorrow i'll manage to finally make some copies of my sort of 24h zine. and more of #10. and some other stuff. doing something very very exciting tomorrow. you'll see what i'm talking about very soon. i want it to be a surprise. i've managed to tell far too many 'in the real world' already. spoilers, bloody spoilers.

i've been a little quiet on the zine front lately. sorry. been busy. sort of. well, highly distracted by shit. writing letters. tumblring. distro to do listing. blah blah blah. i'll probably write about it laters. i think i'm gonna go watch pineapple express yet again with carl and write some more letters. x