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06 July 2009 @ 01:08 pm
New magazine: Filament  
Just bought a new magazine, that's only available online, but if you purchase it, they send you a nice printed properly magazine that you can read in bed/in the bath/in the garden.

I bought it on recommendation of a friend, because it's a new project that's trying to put out a magazine that, well, people like us might like. Basically, for the geeky girl/woman who's not that interested in celebrity gossip, and tanlines. But we're not talking a mag like your Women's Realm or that ilk either - they describe themselves as being for women who enjoy intelligent thought and beautiful men. And, mmm, they're not wrong.

My only quibble having received it, and reading the first issue, is that it may skew for younger audiences than me (in my early forties) - but I think that's most of my flist, so. *grin* And that may change for the mag, as they sort out what their demographic is, who knows. It's closer to my interests than most mags you find in the shops though, that much I know. Livejournal is referenced more than once for example...

EDIT: I think this is work safe, but there are pictures of topless chaps on the website - if that's not work-safe for you, don't click the link...
emmzzi on July 6th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
oh my. wish i hadn't opened the page headed 'the thinking womans crumpet'at my desk. with half nekkid bloke and link to an article about hard vs soft core.

maybe a teeny 'poss. NSFW' tag there ?
Valderys: Dom - snickervalderys on July 6th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Sorry, hon! I've had their web page open at my desk so it didn't really occur to me! I didn't think the images on the website were dodgy enough to have a NSFW Tag, but I'll put one in!
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Valderys: Hermiod - pants?valderys on July 6th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
How about I bring my issue round and you can have a look? I think you will like it...
Fortune depends on the tone of your voicebopeepsheep on July 6th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Can I have a look at some point too? It appeals but £7.99 on a whim is a bit much for me (I could get two paperback novels for that!).
Valderys: Tosh - Too Smart for Own Goodvalderys on July 7th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
Sure! I'll pass it around generally - I'll try and bring it to next Aylesbury, maybe?
Sarahmorganmuffle on July 6th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
It's pretty good for a first edition isn't it?

I liked the pictures and several of the features (though not all, the agony aunt page just seemed silly to me and I really wasn't convinced by their fiction I fear). I'm looking forward to waht they do next!

Oh an you might want to look at thefemalegaze which does what it says on the tin but the magazine people hang out there and ask questions about what people like/want. Plus there have been some gorgeous images there anyway!
Valderys: Tosh - Too Smart for Own Goodvalderys on July 6th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I've thought of offering to write for it, but I suspect they get a lot of those kinds of offers, so I'm not sure. I haven't finished reading my issue yet, so I will see how I get on with their fiction etc.

Did you rec it as well? If you did, I must have missed it, sorry, hon! First I heard was a RL friend talking about it a week ago. And I do intend to join thefemalegaze though, because... well, why not! :) I liked my first issue enough to keep on, at least.
Sarah: fangirlingmorganmuffle on July 6th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
I don't know, they're certainly looking for contributers so if you decide you want to I think it would be worth a go!

I... honestly can't remember. I'm fairly sure I posted about it but possibly before it actually came out. I've been talkin about it with fangirls I've seen more than posting maybe *g*
prochytesprochytes on July 6th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
That sounds very interesting, though I suspect that I am not the target demographic. I would probably spring for a gender-swapped version, however; "Lads' Mags" just make me want to hand back my Y chromosome. "Intelligent thought and beautiful women"; yum....
Valderys: Tosh - Too Smart for Own Goodvalderys on July 6th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry! *grin* Most of my flist *is* the target audience however - I forgot there would be one or two peeps who fall outside the bell curve. I don't know where you'd look for an intelligetn lad's mag though... :)
Capra Maritimus: capricorncapra_maritimus on July 6th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
My only niggle is the concept - why do they think we need 'crumpet' along with our 'intelligent thought'? It's too much to me like the 'Ooooh, if we add naked women, more men people will watch our science shows!' - as if one had anything to do with the other.

Still, the content looks interesting (the pictures I can take or leave). Thanks for the link. :D
Trixie Leitztrixieleitz on July 7th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I suspect that their target audience are those who are actively looking for crumpet, but are put off by the demonstrated absence of intelligent thought that usually accompanies it :)
Capra Maritimus: capricorncapra_maritimus on July 7th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
A good point. :D
Valderys: Dom - Preciousvalderys on July 7th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
That was somewhat my thought! I like my crumpet :) And it's not like it's easy to get without trawling around some very dubious bits of the internet...