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Bent Zine #19
Interview by Savannah Knoop
“Said a man ingenuously to one of his friends: “This morning we condemned three men to death. Two of them definitely deserved it.”
The Virginia Housewife (1860)
Boil as much macaroni as will fill your dish, in milk and water, till quite tender; drain it on a sieve sprinkle a little salt over it, put a layer in your dish then cheese and butter as in the polenta, and bake in the same manner.
An Image that Moves Me
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Bent Zine Interview: Savannah Knoop (@savattte)
So tell me how BENT you are…
Virus or Bacteria?
Bacteria; I like to have a good time.
Who is they.
What Periodic Table Element are you?
I'm a soft, waxy solid that can glow in the dark;ie Phosphorous.
I found these little crystal goblet twins at a thrift store- the first one shattered before I had taken it out the store and then the stem broke off on the other. Recently, I covered the surviving two pieces in red rubber and then strung the two pieces together with button hole thread and a button. Now when the stem hits the vessel, it chimes-- and subsequently, charms... I gave to our mutual friend in lieu of his performance <3
What shape are you?
I had to start by what shape my lover is which feels like it must be a delicate and restless swirl of a tail. From there I have deduced that I may be a sort of taut torpedo shape, sort of like the stomach of a seal.
Give us a texture.
My lover says: soft.
Anarchist, Socialist, Capitalist, Libertarian, etc.
Never knew I was an anarchist until I started to fall asleep to the In Our Time episode of Peter Kropotkin. He was Anti Marxist and was sent to Siberia and through watching people together and animals, he came up with concepts that are now called mutual aid, ideas around cooperation and altruism for humans and non human species. He had a strong critique of social darwinism; and he believed sociability and an ethics of care was imbedded in all interpersonal arrangements. He also believed that technology could be helpful to get us get beyond the drudgery of certain hierachies, so in a way, his philosophy feels like it feeds into the meme theme: fully automated luxury space
Favorite person of Color that you disagree with?
I think Ziwe, "Yes, We Can-cel!" turns this question appropriately around and around!!!
What sound are you?
Low vibrating hum.
Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, or a Broken Copper Pot?
Broken Copper Pot so hard.
What’s the last thing you broke?
Was it those cups? I break my body pretty often.
Last person you kissed?
Best thing about men’s right activists?
Depends on what kind; are we talking proud boyz or like, men trying wrap their heads around toxic masculinity?
Do you meditate?
Only if I can devise a way of moving while doing it.
Are you a Neutron Star, White Hole, or Solar Flare?
Wow! White hole lol!!
Which fetish are you? Klismaphilia, EDERACINISM, Fornifilia, OCULOLINCTUS:
Fornifilia--MAKE ME AN OBJECT, PLEASE.
Your opinion on Lesbian Separatist
ALL WOAHMONES (Hmones) ALLOWED just none that have no sense of humor or are too uptight. Need a good party!
Favorite Mythological Character?
Grendel's mother from Beowulf.
What type of Cancer are you?
Head and neck cancer
Matriarchal Punishment or Patriarchal Redemption?
I hold a very rigorous Matri-punishment regiment/ Will share.
Who do you actually hate?
He could go out on 5th ave and shoot someone and literally nothing would happen to to him.
Best regrettable purchase this month?
Led Christmas Lights on Amazon Prime
Finish this sentence. I know Kim Kardashian…
because my niece mentioned her name to me so often.
Your favorite body of water.
I'll take whatever cold pool I can get as long as there is a sauna nearby.
What’s the most middle class thing you’ve done this week?
I have a subscription to a pole dancing based pilates tutorials online, and I also subscribe to NY times in print; I think both of these things AMPLY qualify!
I’m only politically correct when…
I am teaching young people in a school setting or on IG
What’s your favorite scar on your body?
I have a scar from a bike accident that was not properly irrigated. Later, I had to have someone burrow through the same hole to get the remaining THREE Rocks out. One, I christened with the spirit of my mother, the other, the spirit of a collaborator (our relationship had gone south) and the last was obviously myself. It's right below my right eye, and looks a little like a teardrop.
Last time you cried tears of joy.
I think I do this quite often but an exact moment evades me… perhaps it’s often prompted by riding across the w-bridge in the dusk!!
Your most noble trait.
Very slutty with my energy!
I know the taste of…
pussy, mushrooms, natto, and sea urchin