Red Lightbulbs 9th Edition – Fiction and These
Ah yes, the story little stories arrive. And these, do not forget these! Not too soon they take their sweet time. Such belated arrivals are appreciated. Life needs to move more slowly, sloth-like. With a fast pace things can get lost. With a slow pace everything remains.
Laura Ellen Scott and Erin Fitzgerald investigate a serious crime. People traveled more back then. The police need to know more from the dashing young Ian. All Ian wanted to do was murder in peace and quiet. Then the meddling law enforcement had to bother him.
Isaiah Swanson and Allen Edwin Butt state a profound truth. A major performer, one of the best of the past century or so, lives. Where the performer lives is never explained. Yet it makes perfect sense. The speaker enjoys talking in questions not answers. That’s probably why the speaker was able to write two whole books on the subject. Questions can take up a lot of space. Usually questions are more interesting than the answers. Answers are boring.
Russ Woods and Matt Rowan know too much about football. America runs on football. Many think it is coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Those many are total fools. Together Russ and Matt prove what tiny people can do. Everyone has a miniature themselves walking across the floorboards. Part of life involves witnessing tiny selves walking across the floor for the first time. This is commonly referred to as ‘Baby’s First Steps’.
Megan Lent and Mark Thomas Stevenson discuss deep things. Pop culture icons are one thing. Redacted names are quite another. Here the two of them communicate in coded language. Everyone has that special redacted someone. Knowing that failure has happened with at least one person can be very discouraging. It hurts to realize that failure is a part of life to be fully embraced. Just look at Amelia Earhart. She got it.
Faith Gardner and Delaney Nolan are the sickest of the fucks. Gluing cats together is important. Without this training cats will act distant. Cat people need to do this with their pets. This training is critical to having a good, old-fashioned pet. Here the two become each other’s pets after experimenting on each other. It is called college and it takes place in basements.
Jackson Nieuwland and Matt Margo undergo a transformation into a beautiful useless creature. Growing up does that to people. One moment the mouth is on the face. The next the mouth is on the genitals. Yep they must really enjoy college. Projectile vomit is a big thing on college campuses alongside ‘feelings’ and ‘philosophy’.
Megan Milks and Leeyanne Moore write possibly the darkest imaginable story ever. Reading it is beyond uncomfortable. A sort of post-comfort forms where to confront things means to laugh at them. Whatever seriousness conversation that could take place doesn’t. Instead there’s stand-up comedy to reduce the frustrations in life. This is hugely important. Without it Jason’s relationship would perish and he’d be forced to confront it. Rather than do that he tells strangers about it and they laugh.
Bryan Olson and Kieron Crooper contribute to the beauty of 70s weird style. People used to be much happier before everything bad happened.
Carrie Lorig and Chad Redden experiment with fades of words. Words transform themselves into ripples in the pool. The expression ‘swim in words’ takes on a new meaning with this particular design. All the reader needs to do is waiting for the looping to continue. Is this the GIF of poetry? It might be. It is gorgeous.
Erin Case and Andrew Tamlyn need a few good haircuts. Ten should be enough. Here the hair looks so natural, properly mane-scaped.
Richard Chiem and Jessamyn Bateman Iino create a monkey space, a jungle gym for the mind. There is no escape. Simply sit down and enjoy the tunes.
Jessy Randall Daniel M. Shapiro end it, freaking finish it with a series of instructional diagrams. Thanks to their help one can construct a beautiful looking saw table. And this is important for making any kind of furniture, from sofas to desks.
Otso and Jeese Treece made the cover for this crazy collection. No cover can ever accurately depict the weirdness within these internet walls. Try as they might Red Lightbulbs is too weird. Do Red Lightbulbs have to turn on the red light? Yes they do. Red Lightbulbs have to sell their intellect to the night.