Oh... my god.

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8th Dec 2008 at 5:19 pm

VR kicks ass!

So there I was, happily going about my life, when suddenly...
... I remembered Zine. I think it was being in the library, and suddenly seeing the initials 'WLW' as a classmark.

A quick Google search leads me here. My posts on Teletext p142 have been kept for posterity! Reading them back to myself is like an insane Charlie Kaufman-esque film about a 15 year old girl I nearly was.

I was Girl On The Oatmeal Box. I hung around for a while, then I discovered the internet, where posts were guaranteed to be displayed and I could be judged far more harshly than ever before.

Hello to you all. It's good to be sort-of-back. Seven years have passed and I don't expect anybody to remember me, or anybody from the days of Teletext p142 to even be around. But if you are... I have 7 years worth of news to catch up on, so please do fill me in!

Girl On The Oatmeal Box- still fighting her way out of a yawning chasm since 1986.


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8th Dec 2008 at 5:23 pm

Colin -

Well, um, hello.
Uh, 'Zine's only on Digital (+online) now, after a near-death experience. Think of it as a kind of life support. It's Terri Schiavo, but cuter.
A lot of the old names are here on VR or not far from VR's grasp.
Now, I pass you over to Someone With More Experience.

Captain Mal Reynolds

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8th Dec 2008 at 5:32 pm

Captain Mal Reynolds - I aim to misbehave

I aim to misbehave

I dont have more experience, but what I lack in experience, I make up with little chicks

Would you like some chicks? They're not expensive. They're going cheep
Mal: Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoë: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.

Rayanne Graff

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9th Dec 2008 at 9:30 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

i think i recognise that Zine name.


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9th Dec 2008 at 9:39 am

learrggh -

i remember the days of page 142.

Insane Jam Sow

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10th Dec 2008 at 5:42 pm

Insane Jam Sow - Bill Bryson is my God

Bill Bryson is my God

Well, you're on the 'Ziners List (under G), so your story checks out!


Yes, my website still exists. Just about.


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24th Dec 2008 at 11:38 pm

JM -

Quote: the_doc
I remember her too.

Also: f*ck all to do with the thread, but I went to Uni with the girl from the  1980s Bisto adverts  

As usual, i read that all wrong and thought you had actually been out with the girl from the bisto adverts and made hot gravy with her!


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8th Jan 2009 at 7:14 pm

Colin -

Well, this was fruitful.


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8th Jan 2009 at 7:24 pm

The yawning chasm wasn't best pleased and returned with a fiery vengeance.

Luco El Loco: Greetings and salutations for anyone passing through.
SayNotAWord: Does this thing still work?
SayNotAWord: Oh good - I ended up here at the end of a Mega Zine nostalgia rabbit hole
SayNotAWord: Nice to see there's still life in this glorious old place
SayNotAWord: It's ya boy, Parsley Possum
Luco El Loco: Hello
Luco El Loco: Wow I haven't heard that one in a while.
Crinkle-Cut Beatroot: I was in the shower and "Fluff The Evil One" randomly floated through my mind so I thought I'd stop by, hi 'ziners!
Captain Spiky: Considering I haven't been on this site for over a decade, I find it mildly terrifying that I still have an average of 1.71 posts per day...
Captain Spiky: I miss this place... Much loveage to anybody reading this x
Graham: Passing through, hope you beautiful lot are doing well!
Rayanne Graff: Bye; peace to small Christmas trees.
Crinkle-Cut Beatroot: Friday night just thinkin' about sharing jaffa cakes with WLW... <3
Maeby: Almost 4 years. Where did the time go?
Pope of Chilli Town: Time flies Alice.
Rayanne Graff: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Peace to small Christmas trees.
flicky: I'm back, 11 years on


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