There’s now an official HUBRIS Info Page. This will be the central repository for information about the Commonplace Zine. This includes excerpts and articles, articles, where to purchase issues, and frequently asked questions. Over the coming week or so there will be landing pages added for all of major active product lines.
HUBRIS Info Page: A Commonplace Zine
This zine is called HUBRIS because I recognize my own arrogance in being a writer. I express things on the assumption that even if they aren’t original ideas, I have some unique and interesting take on them. It requires a belief that I can not only do this, but do it well enough to somehow matter. It means thinking that the words I string together are worth reading, and the opinions I express are of interest to other people.
This zine is called HUBRIS because I understand the arrogance of being a publisher. I’m not only creating something, I’m selling it. It assumes that somewhere there’s a market for this sort of thing, and that people are simply waiting for me to deliver it to them. It means putting something out into the world with a price tag on it, and assuming that people will be willing to spend money on it.
This zine is called HUBRIS because it’s what’s classified as a perzine. That’s short for “personal zine”, which means I do everything myself. It is entirely centered on my experiences, my opinions, and my own world view. That makes it sort of like a paper blog or vlog or podcast but without co-hosts or guests or other literal or metaphorical voices of any kind. It means having the arrogance to create something that’s unapologetically all about me.
About Dancing Lights Press
Dancing Lights Press publishes creative aids and story games that embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation. The spotlight belongs on the creativity of the players as they converse and collaborate on plot, worldbuilding, and character development. Roleplaying is an activity, not a book. Our titles are merely part of the delivery system.