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Title: Strange Bedfellows
Publisher:
Editor(s): Shoshanna
Type:
Date(s): May 1993-November 1997
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Medium: print
Fandom: Multiple Fandoms
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Strange Bedfellows was an multi-fandom slash APA that was published between 1993 and 1997. There were nineteen issues.

Among its members were acafans such as Henry Jenkins. At its peak, it had 37 members who came from a number of countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Scotland, France and Japan.

This apa was a direct successor to The Terra Nostra Underground.

For the individual trib titles, see Trib Titles.

About

[Shoshanna] founded Strange Bedfellows (SBF) as a successor to the TNU (Terra Nostra Underground), and its current membership is thirty-seven, including Cynthia Jenkins and Henry Jenkins. Members are mostly female, but three men regularly participate at present and others have in the past. The group includes bisexual, gay, and straight people. About half of the members have written fan fiction and/or published fanzines, and that proportion is not, we think, too far above that in media fandom as a whole; the fan community tends to assume that everyone can write and that some people simply haven't done so (yet). There is no sharp distinction between readers and writers in most of the discussion that follows. Both are considered creative. Apa members come from various educational and class backgrounds, although most are middle class and tend to have at least a college degree; most are American, but there are eight European members (including one living in the United States) and one Western woman living in Japan. As far as we know, all the members are white, but since the apa is conducted through the mail rather than in person, we are not certain. [1]
Shoshanna made a distinction between being the OE of the apa, and what she wrote as her trib. From the first issue:
Though in the first issue, she writes: "I'm not the OE of this apa. The OE writes the page at the front called the OEditorial. Me writing this apazine here, I'm just another apa member, and nothing I write has any official status whatever. Of course, I do have special input with the woman who writes the OEditorial..."

Visibility and Privacy

From the third issue:

We've gotten a lot of inquiries from people about the apa; it's quite flattering to be this popular! At ZebraCon I was pleasantly surprised to meet several people who, though not members, were reading members' topics and following the discussions. (Who, me want to run the journal-of-record of slash fandom? Naw...) So I thought it would be interesting to try to get a sense of how many people are actually reading each issue. How many friends do you folk pass the apa on to? Let's tot it up next issue. Myself, I talk to my roommate about it, but he doesn't actually read it; he's not a slash fan per se. I've also sent out a spec or two; but other than that, the local friends I have who would want to borrow it are all members already.
And a reminder:
[Included is]... yes, Romeo and Juliet universe story with her apazine, but note that this one is marked Not For Circuit, so you shouldn't xerox it out of the apa. You do realize that the apa is semi-public, right? Anything could get shown to anyone.

In 1998, some of the apa's excerpts below were quoted in "Normal Female Interest in Men Bonking": Selections from The Terra Nostra Underground and Strange Bedfellows and are online here; WebCite.

If they have not given permission for their names to be cited on Fanlore, then tribbers' names are redacted to initials.

Some Tribs Were Months in the Making

Some fans' contributions to the apa were written over a series of months. For example, it wasn't unusual to have a tribber write that they'd started their typing in May for a publication date of August [2], and some tribs had addendum.

Similar Contemporary APAs and Online Venues

The apa Late for Breakfast was a print contemporary. It was a British publication.

There was also a lot of cross-pollination with Virgule-L, the first slash mailing list. Virgule-L was never referred by this title in the apa, but instead called "the email list" and "the slash list." In the second issue of Strange Bedfellows, Sandy Herrold called it "The virtual apa — i.e. the slash mailing list," and she noted it had 29 members (the same number of fans who were members of the print apazine.)

  • many of participants in Strange Bedfellows were also members of Virgule-L, though some apa tribbers were adamant in their avoidance of things having to do with computers
  • many of the same topics were discussed in both venues, though Strange Bedfellows had more of an emphasis on academic discussion; fans in both paces for instance, discussed The Wave Theory of Slash when it was distributed to both places simultaneously
  • male members were allowed to be members of Strange Bedfellow while they were disallowed at Virgule-L"
  • the apa had a limited membership and there was always a waiting list
  • the mailing list had a strict referral policy for members: you had to know someone
  • fans' full and legal names, as well as addresses, were used in both spaces

Initial Join-Up

Initial membership eligibility in the apa was a bit fierce. Members of the then-recently ceased The Terra Nostra Underground had first dibs. Some fans partnered up with another fan for a "co-subscribing," and at the time of the first issue, there was a waiting list.

From the first issue:

[Jane C's] cosubscriber, who was listed with her full name in the preliminary roster I sent out, has asked to be listed with a pseudonym; please take note. Also, in early April [Lezlie S] nipped in and got the last remaining subscription to SB. A week after that [Cat A] took advantage of the grandfather clause for TNU members and joined as well and when Kath sent her zine in she included another from her friend Veronica, who will be sharing Kath's

subscription and therefore evades the question of limits altogether. Welcome; I'm glad to have you all. On top of that, we have two people on a waiting list. Hoo boy, is we popular! If anyone has an opinion one way or the other about changing the subscription limit (or instituting a membership limit), please drop me a line; and remember that TNU members can still join until July first, regardless.

Some Vocabulary: "re yr ct"

The fans in "Strange Bedfellows" used a version of "RYCT" or "re yr ct" (re your comment to) that was commonly used in older, science fiction fanzines.

The term is used in relation to member's previous comments, and a way to keep track of "threaded comments" in previous issues. It was the nature of apas to have been published two/three months or more previously, and communications could get tricky!

Fans in Strange Bedfellows used a version of this, along with tweaks: "reyrct" = "re yr ct." Less commonly, "reherct."

Some "Strange Bedfellows" examples of use: M. Fae: reyrct Tre, re biblical stuff and reyrct Barbara reherct me: I loved 'reading intimacy between peers as itself erotic.' Yes! reyrct me on philosophy.

Regarding Referring to this APA with Initials: First, a "stirring, vibrant, muscular" Request for "SBF"

In the first issue of the apa, two fans (M. Fae and Nancy B) requested that the title of this publication not be "SB," but "SBF":
A Plea to Shoshanna and the other members of Strange BedFellows. Do you think we could refer to the APA as SBF? In conversation it's too much of a mouthful to say the entire name of the thing and just referring to it by two initials (SB) isn't quite enough—too weak and namby-pamby. Moreover, to those of us here in Southern California, SB means Santa Barbara! In the past you could refer to another TNUer. Try that with SB—^SBer. Aaahh! It's pathetic! Please, please, please let us adopt the stirring, vibrant, muscular SBF.

Some comments from subsequent issues:

[M. F G] and [N] asked plaintively if they could refer to the apa as "SBF" rather than as "SB." Frankly, folks, I don't care what you call it, but if you call it" that worthless piece of badly-collated garbage" you'd better not do so in my hearing. I usually call it Bedfellows, which works just fine. For that matter, some people are still calling it the TNU... [3]
Second the motion about using SFB as the abbreviation for Strange BedFellows. Much easier to remember as an individual designation. SB always means Sandbaggers to me. [4]
On the subject of referring to this APA: SBF or SBA (A for APAZINE); SBF ss not different enough from LFB (late for Late for Breakfast, which is a British multimedia slash chatzine), and the vowel makes it easier. (As to SBFA, there already is the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association.). B F (short for Bedfellows only) is easier on the tongue and ear than SB I feel. Try to pronounce both and see. [5]

Other Letterzines/Apas With Much Blake's 7 Content

Also see: List of Letterzines.

Some Content

  • Q Who? by Jane Carnall, originally written as a loc for His Beloved Pet by Ruth Gifford and Atara Stein: adapted as an apazine article for "Strange Bedfellows"
  • "The Tragedy of Romeo and Tybalt" by Jane Carnall (Romeo and Juliet)

Issue 1

Strange Bedfellows 1 was published in May 1993 and contains about 170 pages.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 001.

There were 28 subscribers sharing 21 subscriptions. Sandy Herrold and Nicole: "But T-shirt Slogans ARE Intellectual Discourse" were not listed in the apa's list of subscribers or tribs, but was none-the-less present.

It has two covers: one is a beige, industrial-strength "top sheet" intended to disguise the actual cover, an erotic Blake's 7 illo by Suzan Lovett.

Because this apa was a direct descendant of The Terra Nostra Underground, the first issue of Strange Bedfellows contains continuing discussions and references to topics in that zine.

the top sheet of issue #1, intended to make this zine bus-safe
the actual cover of issue #1, a Blake's 7 illo by Suzan Lovett, the art is titled: One Safe Harbor.
Regarding the zine's cover, Shoshanna wrote:

The cover for this issue — the real cover, not the plain brown wrapper — is probably the best example I've ever seen of obeying the letter of the law while thoroughly evading its spirit. "No exposed genitalia," I said in my rules for SB covers, and lo and behold, Agnes ups and offers me the use of a stunningly gorgeous piece of artwork, and, well, it's got no exposed genitalia... Look, it's my apa and I'll break the rules if I want to (la la la), but even though it was too wonderful to turn down as a special premiere treat, I knew I wouldn't be comfortable reading a zine with that cover on the bus, which is the real litmus test for SB covers, and if I wouldn't be comfortable — I'm pretty brash, as some of you know — I could imagine how others might feel. Hence the fig-leaf this issue. Whether you choose to tear it off or leave it on is your affair. For future covers I'm revising my guidelines to be "no more than PG-13 rated; basically something that can be read on the bus." All offerings gratefully considered.

For the record, Agnes got Suzan Lovett's permission for the limited reprinting of this piece as an apa cover. I won't use any fan artwork without such permission. Commercial pictures from whatever source I consider fair game; if we were going to quibble over such appropriation, we wouldn't be writing fanfic, would we?

Topics in this issue include:

Issue 2

Strange Bedfellows 2 was published in August 1993 and contains 198 pages.

the cover of issue #2: "This issue's cover, which is advertising exactly what you think it is, comes to us thanks to [J C] and a gay sex toy and leather shop in Edinburgh, which was displaying it, and which I sweet-talked into giving it to me. Heh heh. [M F G], you can be proud of your city." -- from the OE
"I think perhaps the most memorable moment of our time in Scotland was when [J] took [S] and me to a little gay sex shop telling us that she was going to show us something we couldn't find anywhere else and that it would shock us. We were skeptical, but went willingly, and proved [J] completely right upon entering the store. We were shocked, and what we were looking at was certainly something we'd never have seen anywhere else. There on the wall, nestled between the black leather jackets and the black leather harnesses, was a poster of "our boys" with a gay male club's name and logo blazoned across the bottom. Yep, you guessed it; it's what is now the cover of SBF #2." -- from the trib "Writing in the Margins"

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 002.

There were 33 members sharing 21 subscriptions. "Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you will be dropped from the apa. Waiting list: [Sarah T], [Leigh M]."

Regarding ideal size of this apa: "Basically, I'm going to aim, by limiting the number of subscriptions, to keep the apa at between ninety and one hundred pages of contributions. Yes, this is a very imprecise control, since some subscription are much longer than others. But the absolute upper limit on size is what the heavy-duty stapler can punch through, after all."

From the OE on etiquette and response:
Oh, by the way... several people have mentioned to me that they worry when they can't respond to every person's zine. Apa Etiquette does not dictate this, folks; if you were at a party with thirty-two other people, would you fed guilty over not speaking to them all? Keep the discussions lively, yes, but if someone didn't say anything last time that prompts you to respond, don't worry that their feelings will be hurt because you haven't said something specifically to them. And remember the useful apa-speak abbreviation RAEBNC: Read And Enjoyed But No Comment. If someone did say something that you want to respond to, but you don't have time to write it before the apa deadline — well, it may not be as much fun, but you can always write to them privately if you like, or start writing your apazine sooner. Note that if members share a subscription but have different addresses, the address in the roster goes with the first name listed; if you are writing to one of the others, you should put "care of on the envelope.

Topics discussed in this issue:

  • opinion about how to refer to this apa, Strange Bedfellows
  • replacing one actor with another while reading Alias Smith and Jones fic
  • the phrase in fic "birds are okay" and what it signifies
  • men at slash cons
  • a review of the books "Madonnarama: Essays on Sex and Popular Culture" and "The Madonna Connection" and "Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture"
  • getting past one's opinions on an actor's attractiveness
  • actor slash
  • agenda fic
  • MUCH MUCH discussion of The Wave Theory of Slash
  • Textual Poachers being taught in classrooms, zines ordered as class materials, visibility
  • the differences between Textual Poachers and Enterprising Women
  • discussion of how the writer's own needs and desires shapes the finished story, discusses Penthouse letters, slash, "Male readers thus draw on their own personal histories to flesh out the character background just as slash readers draw on program history"
  • hurt/comfort and hitting too close to home
  • fanworks emphasizing personality, etc. over mechanics, in contrast to mundane writers
  • Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night
  • copyright and fanworks
  • Eroica
  • curiosity about the differences between American and Japanese slash zines
  • many comments, some quite personal regarding two male fans not in this apa, about males and slash writing
  • the image of the fan as a misfit, journalists maligning people who like things too much
  • fans and fandom's new visibility, this fan uses the phrase "coming out" as a fan
  • fandom as a way of exploring the subjectivity of experience, writing as argument, interpreting the universe, slash as more true to the original canon universe
  • what is "female writing"?
  • why does there have to be only one definition of slash
  • lack of female characters in slash, problematic queer characters
  • the controversies at the recent OktoberTrek regarding snoopy journalists
  • the story series Wind and Tree Song by Keiko Takemiya
  • figure skating
  • the "For Better or Worse" cartoon strip, and many newspapers banning it when it ran a series that featured a gay character coming out to his family and friends
  • a mini-essay called "For the 'Little Doyle' School" -- it described the kinds of foppish Ray Doyle stories this fan had seen: The Cinderella, The Spoilt PlayDoyle, The Independent-Minded Free Spirit, The Successful Model/Artist/Actor, The Equally Successful C15 Agent, The Waif, The Doyle-Who-Has-Lost-the-Love-of-his-Life, The Disillusioned Doyle, The Scatterbrain
  • St. Seiya: the groups that do gold saint stories, and the groups that do bronze saint stories
  • Noam Chomksy
  • personal responsibility
  • AIDS and our society, changing definitions of "victim"
  • rape and partner rape in fanfiction
  • changing social attitudes towards women and sexual freedom
  • an update on the Mad Max novel by Leslie Fish called Outrider
  • a fan's love for email and computer communication: "I won't stop [talking it up] till everyone I know is converted to the Way of the Net."
  • dislike of Avon/Vila stories due to poor power dynamics, style and quality of fiction
  • liking violence in slash, but hating violence towards women
  • irritating characterization of females in slash stories
  • "heterophobia" and lack of f/f fic
  • slash and visibility
  • slash's emotional intensity and presence
  • no bottoming for Bodie

Issue 3

Strange Bedfellows 3 was published in November 1993 and contains 202 pages.

There were 34 members sharing 21 subscriptions. Waiting list: [Sarah T], [Leigh M], [Laura A].

cover of issue #3: It is a reprint of a Maxfield Parrish painting called "Contentment."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 003.

The OE wrote:
We've gotten a lot of inquiries from people about the apa; it's quite flattering to be this popular! At ZebraCon I was pleasantly surprised to meet several people who, chough not members, were reading members' topics and following the discussions. (Who, me want to run the journal-of-record of slash fandom? Naw...) So I thought it would be interesting to try to get a sense of how many people are actually reading each issue. How many friends do you folk pass the apa on to? Let's tot it up next issue. Myself, I talk to my roommate about it, but he doesn't actually read it; he's not a slash fan per se. I've also sent out a spec or two; but other than that, the local friends I have who would want to borrow it are all members already.
And a reminder:
[Included is]... yes, Romeo and Juliet universe story with her apazine, but note that this one is marked Not For Circuit, so you shouldn't xerox it out of the apa. You do realize that the apa is semi-public, right? Anything could get shown to anyone.

Some topics discussed:

  • this issue contains a full clipping of an article (in the September 5, 1993 issue of "Observer Magazine") called "OUT on the Force: - "Is there any environment more difficult for gay men than the police force? DUNCAN CAMPBELL meets a policeman who has shocked conservatives throughout the service with his frank - and courageous - remarks about his homosexual experiences in the force."

Issue 4

Strange Bedfellows 4 was published in February 1994 and contains 156 pages.

cover of issue #4

There are 37 members sharing 24 subscriptions. Waiting List: [Lynn C].

Not all letters are listed in the index.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 004.

Issue 5

Strange Bedfellows 5 was published in May 1994 and contains 171 pages.

There were 36 members sharing 24 subscriptions. Waiting List: [Lynn C], [Patricia G], [Adrian M].

cover of issue #5 by Caren Parnes, used on the front of the 1991 Wiseguy zine A River That Runs Both Ways.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 005.

Issue 6

Strange Bedfellows 6 was published in August 1994 and contains 138 pages. Not all tribs were included in the table of contents.

cover of issue #6: Batman/Robin are paired.

There were 36 members sharing 24 subscriptions. "Waiting List: [Lynn C], [Patricia G], [Adrian M]. Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you will be dropped from the apa."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 006.

Issue 7

Strange Bedfellows 7 was published in November 1994 and contains 89 pages. The cover is by Barbara T..

cover of issue #7 is from Eroica With Love -- "The covers this issue were provided by [Barbara T], who personally hand-colored each and every one of them, a true labor of love. Many thanks, Barbara."

There were 35 members sharing 23 subscriptions. "Waiting List: [Patricia G], [Adrian M], [Nola F-G], [Dorothee K]."

The OE wrote: "Note that I am now reachable by email. I don't promise a faster response to it than to a letter, though."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 007.

Issue 8

Strange Bedfellows 8 was published in February 1995 and contains

cover of issue #8

There were 35 members sharing 23 subscriptions. Waiting List: [Patricia G], [Adrian M], [Nola F-G], [Dorothee K]. Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you will be dropped from the apa." For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 008.

Issue 9

Babylon 5 themed cover for issue #9 shows Commander Sinclair in the foreground with Delenn and Garibaldi in the background. Art by Isoline

Strange Bedfellows 9 was published in May 1995 and contains 105 pages.

It has a Babylon 5 cover by Isoline.

Among the topics discussed were misogyny in slash, real person fiction, why fans write slash, Quantum Leap, Blake's 7, Figure Skating and X-Files fandoms and the recent Revelcon convention.

There were 35 members sharing 23 subscriptions; [Patricia G], [Adrian M], [Nola F-G], [Dorothee K], [Michele G] all of whom are being offered memberships as of this writing: most or all will probably be members next time. Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you wil be dropped from the apa."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 009.

Issue 10

Strange Bedfellows 10 was published in August 1995 and contains 100 pages.

cover of issue #10: "This issue's cover is provided by Kath Sanders, the artist, and Leigh, who proposed its use." The pairing is perhaps one of the only known examples of Vila Restal and Del Tarrant.

There were 39 members sharing 27 subscriptions.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 010.

Issue 11

Strange Bedfellows 11 was published in November 1995 and contains 102 pages.

cover of issue #11

There were 35 members sharing 24 subscriptions. "Waiting list: [Kathy A], [Jeanne J]. Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you wil be dropped from the apa."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 011.

Issue 12

Strange Bedfellows 12 was published in February 1996 and contains 87 pages. (NOTE: This issue was mislabeled both on the cover and on the tribber list inside as "Issue 11.")

cover of issue #12 (NOTE: This issue was mislabeled both on the cover and on the tribber list inside as "Issue 11.")
-- "Our cover this issue is from Cat, featuring a couple of characters from the A-Team: Howling Mad Murdoch and someone who is called Baracuda in the French versions. She thinks he's Baracas in English, but isn't sure, and I don't know either. ..does anyone else? I probably have a cover for the next issue, but suggestions and submissions are always gladly received."

There were 35 members sharing 24 subscriptions. "Waiting list: [Kathy A], [Jeanne J], [Eileen R.]"

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 012.

Issue 13

Strange Bedfellows 13 was published in May 1996 and contains 82 pages.

cover of issue #13 - the original apa had a brown paper cover over it to conceal the erotic art that portrays characters from Wiseguy. The artist is Suzan Lovett and is called "Angels Don't Mind." See this illo online here.
the plain, brown paper cover for issue #13
This issue had a plain, brown paper cover over it to conceal the erotic art.:
For the second time in the histoty of this apa, I have bound a plain brown wrapper over the cover. The first time was the inaugural issue, and the cover was a stunning Blake/Avon piece by Suzan Lovett. This isn't the inaugural issue, and they aren't Blake and Avon, but it's still Suzie's art, and it's still just as stunning. These are Frank and Vinnie, from Wiseguy, which coincidentally enough will have aired its "reunion movie" on May 2. Many thanks to Suzie for her permission to reproduce the piece here (in nothing approaching its true glory—this is nickel-a-page xerox, and slightly reduced to boot) and to [A] fot arranging it.


There were "35 32 members sharing 24 22 subscriptions. Waiting list: Pat Nussman (to be offered a place)."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 013.

Issue 14

Strange Bedfellows 14 was published in August 1996 and contains 111 pages.

cover of issue #14, portrays Mulder and Scully gathering some zines off the ground. The artist is Cat Anestopoulo.

There were "34 33 members sharing 33 22 subscriptions. Waiting list: [Jilly R], [Judith K] (to be offered places). Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you wil be dropped from the apa."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 014.

Issue 15

Strange Bedfellows 15 was published in November 1996 and contains 94 pages.

cover of issue #15
The photo of Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter from the May 1996 issue of "Rolling Stone" was used on the cover of this issue, and may have been part of some RPF discussion and speculation of what if?. See: The "Rolling Stone" Factor.

There were "34 28 members sharing 23 20 subscriptions. Waiting list. [Agnes T], [Dawn F], [Judith K] (to be ofered places). Minac warning! If you do not contribute to the next issue, you wil be dropped from the apa."

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 015.

Issue 16

Strange Bedfellows 16 was published in February 1997 and contains 82 pages.

cover of issue #16

There were 30 members sharing 22 subscriptions. There were 17 tribs to this issue.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 016.

Issue 17

Strange Bedfellows 17 was published in May 1997 and contains 60 pages. For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 017.

cover of issue #17

There were 30 members sharing 22 subscriptions. There were 11 tribs to this issue.

Issue 18

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 018.

Issue 19

Strange Bedfellows 19 was published in November 1997 and contains 85 pages.

cover of issue #19, the subject is Mulder and Krycek from The X-Files

It was the final issue.

There were thirty-two members sharing twenty-three subscriptions. There were twelve tribs to this issue.

For excerpts from this issue, see Issue 019.

From the OE:

Hello, goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.

This is the last issue of Strange Bedfellows. (It's also shockingly late, due to—um— ZebraCon, EclectiCon, requests for delays. Thanksgiving, and an eleven-hour Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon. See what happens when I let my life interfere with my OEing?) It's been fun, folks, and I'm sorry I'm not up to doing it any more. However, as you'll see in this issue, Jean Holmes is founding a successor to SBF, just as I founded SBF as a successor to the Terra Nostra Underground. Contact her for further info. [6]

Postage accounts wil be closed; if I am stil holding money for you, then either there is a check attached to this issue's roster, or I'll be sending you one soon. If you owe me money, there is a note of how much on the roster page, and please send it to me soon. Some non-US people have contacted me about shifting dollars around, and that's in hand. Take care, everyone.

Oops. I almost forgot to thank Leigh for the cover of this issue, and to thank Cat, who sent a cover in case I didn't already have one. Leigh's had already arrived, though, so Cat's ended up as an extra page of her trib. Thanks to you both!

Trib Titles

As per apazine custom, most fans created a title for their set of contributions.

Some of the titles carried over from Terra Nostra Underground.

Below is an almost complete list of the tribs within the apa:

  • Another Mad Cult (Morgan 2)
  • Babylon 5 Security Transmissions (Isoline S 15)
  • Bad Girls Go Everywhere (Morgan 4)
  • Beheaded and Lobotomized (Nancy B 13)
  • By This Time, My Lungs Were Aching For Air (Susan/Sue C 5)
  • Cat's Spawn (Airelle 3)
  • Confessions of a Male Slash Fan (Henry Jenkins 1)
  • Darkling Zine (varying subtitles) (Cat A 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19)
  • De Nada (Morgan, 5)
  • Delusions of Gender (Morgan 6, 8)
  • Desert Blooms (Kim B 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
  • A Different Eye (Morgan 3)
  • For the World is Hollow and I Fell Off the Edge (Shoshanna 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17)
  • From the Bottom of a Dark Barrel (Lynn C 8)
  • The Ghost in the Christine (Christine 9, 10)
  • Ghost Speaker (Jane C 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19)
  • Goodbye and Good Luck (Kath S 7)
  • Hello to SBF (Lynn C 7)
  • Hide Your Men, Women, and Children! (Cat A 11)
  • I put the ;;fun into "dysfunctional" (Nicole 8)
  • I'll Give You Three Seconds (Susan/Sue C 6)
  • It's Not So Much the Apocalypse (Susan/Sue C 4)
  • Kiken na Futari (Jean D 19)
  • Lavender Lilies (Nina B 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16)
  • Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon (Laura A 8)
  • Love Without Mercy (Dawn F 17)
  • Lunatic Fringe (Christine 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • The lure of the clambake (Susan/Sue C 8)
  • The Magic May Return (Jeanne J 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19)
  • Mardi Gras Favors (Jean H 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19)
  • Menage a Deux (Henry J & Cynthia J - sometimes together, sometimes separately 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Musings from the Last Possible Minute (Linn O'Brien 5)
  • Notes From Tomorrow (Agnes T 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16)
  • Notes of a Neophyte (Laura A 4, 7)
  • Paradoxical Ramblings (Jenn H 1, 2, 3, 8, 10)
  • Phoning From the Margins (Sarah Tripp 4)
  • Piles of Snow Turn Into Piles of Paper! (Isoline 12)
  • Push the Button, Frank (Susan/Sue S 10)
  • Secret Kiss (Alex P 1)
  • Shadowy Dream (Alex P 2)
  • Slash is Everywhere (Kathy R 3, 7)
  • Something Rich and Strange: Tales from the Obsessed (Pat N 14, 16, 17)
  • Something Rich and Strange: Untitled (Brooke B 14)
  • Strange Tongues (Barbara T 1,2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19)
  • Sukebei (Kath S and Veronica P 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • T-Shirt Slogans Are Intellectual Discourse (Alyx (Sandy) & Nicole (a, 2, 3, 5, 8)
  • Thoughts of Love... Power... Lust (Laura A 15)
  • Thoughts of Love and Thoughts of Power (Laura A 13)
  • To Be Announced (David B 5)
  • To Be Announced (Teresa H 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
  • Twinbear (Eileen R 13, 14, 15, 16)
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One (Nancy B & M. Fae & LDM 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15)
  • Unknown Unsecrets Unspoken (Letty A 7)
  • untitled (Brooke B 16, 19)
  • untitled (Cynthia J 1, 6)
  • untitled (Eileen R 17, 19)
  • untitled (Henry J 6)
  • untitled (Katharina K 10)
  • untitled (Kim B 1)
  • untitled (Meg G 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 13, 16)
  • untitled (Susan/Sue C 2)
  • Vice Files (Isoline S 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11)
  • W.H.I.P.S. Redux (Thomas 5)
  • Weirdness on a Swan's Wing (Skuld 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 14)
  • When Correctly Viewed (Sarah Thompson 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19)
  • WHIPS: Coming Up for Air (Thomas 10)
  • WHIPS: Evolution in Action (Lezlie S 10)
  • WHIPS: Iconoclastica (Thomas (Katharine) 2)
  • WHIPS: Mary Sueing... (Lezlie S 2)
  • WHIPS: Under Water Reflections (Thomas 6)
  • WHIPS: Women of Houston in Pornography (Lezlie S & Katherine S 1, 4, 5)
  • WHIPS: Why I'm Reading Kung Fu Genzines (Lezlie S 6)
  • Wide-Eyed and Breathless (Jilly R 15, 16)
  • With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemas (Leigh M 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19)
  • Wonderlust (Nola F-G 11, 12)
  • Works Well Under Pressure (Nicole V 3)
  • Writing from the Margins (Sarah K 1, 2)
  • Yamibutoh (Jean D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16)

References

  1. from "Normal Female Interest in Men Bonking": Selections from The Terra Nostra Underground and Strange Bedfellows
  2. From the second issue: "I am actually starting this trib early (oh, I know you've heard it before, but as I type this, it is May10 — of course, I make no promises about when I'll finish it, but we'll see)."
  3. comment by the OE in issue #2
  4. from issue #2
  5. from issue #2
  6. This successor appears to have not made it off the ground.