Welcome to the Internet. The Intranet, Ethernet, Interweb, World Wide Web, Dark Web, Deep Web, or Cyberspace. Welcome to the Void.
This issue contains facets of our favorite digital creations, whether they contained endless rabbit holes or were inspired by electronic themes. Our generation grew up during the internet’s puberty, so we were lucky enough to have experienced its “coming of age” moments and nostalgically reminisce in them. Even today, the internet feels primitive, like there’s something glorious that has still yet to unfold.
Whether it’s Webkinz, YouTube, anime, eBay, 4chan, Windows Paint, or some other digitally-oriented existence, our childhood selves found some form of solace or joy in them. This issue is a tribute to our fond memories of electronically-induced happiness and discovery and a token of appreciation for what we can embrace today. Also, this zine is decked out with memes, so there’s that too. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this issue as much as you enjoy reading spicy posts on r/copypasta.
-Your Editor, John Jajeh
p.s. As a result of the quarantine situation, we have also embraced “quaran-zine” content for this issue. I am writing this p.s. as an afterthought, since this has been added onto the Internet-themed zine. Stay safe!
John Jajeh, Editor-in-Chief
Aaron Mitchell, Layout Editor
Jenna Haines, Content Editor
Jared Butler, Marketing Editor