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Bent Zine #12
Interview with Lexi Moten
“When it rains and the sun is shining, the Devil is whipping his wife.”
—From Shuckin’ and Jivin’: Folklore From Contemporary Black Americans
Johnson O’Connor English Vocabulary Builder (1939)
Unknown to 27 Percent: Plexiform
adj. Complicated, elaborate, intricate, involved, complex, having the form of a network Plexiform come from the Latin plexus, a word used in English today to mean network, an interlacing, as: ‘A plexus of leaves’. From plexus come also such Engish words as Complex and Complexion, a word which now means the color of the skin, especially of the face; but which originally meant the state of being complex, complexity.
880 Stories by Christopher Kang (2016)
At the book burning, he arrives with a map
An Image that Moves Me
simmers with boredom
And the lovers of it pasture
drive home on long highways
What else is there to do, but watch the immaculate
suburban facades and wind blown trash cans
at night, and hear the true sound of nothing?
No reason to break, blow, and burn them in some fleeting insight
These are genuine Grade A lives roosting
Glorious people with children, dogs, and lawns
No reason to ban them to irrelevance
But why put lassitude where there is none?
I’d say boredom moves
after certain sensations arise within us
But who would ever want to parcel that out?
Play doctor to a circulating feeling that moves
through insularity--I think it would have the metallic
cordial, and slightly hazy feeling of a car running without wheels
Inert, but still working
Bent Questions: Lexi Moten (@lilaquamane) aka Culture Jock
So tell me how BENT you are…
Virus or Bacteria? Bacteria.
Preferred Pronoun? She/ Her.
What Periodic Table Element are you? Neon.
Favorite Object? A Black gel pen.
What shape are you? An equilateral triangle.
Give us a texture. Plush.
Anarchist, Socialist, Capitalist, Libertarian, etc. I disagree with most political, economical, and social theories but, I really loath capitalism. How can I love a system in which, I once was and still am its currency? I think most societies fail to govern because most people fail to parent. I keep dreaming of a society that prioritizes its youngest and poorest members- I don't know, this question is difficult. This is brewing a lot of emotion out of me.
Favorite person of Color that you disagree with? Azealia Banks.
What sound are you? Clams Casino-Gorilla 0:53 mark
Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, or a Broken Copper Pot? Broken Copper Pot.
What’s the last thing you broke? My emotional walls.
The last person, you kissed? Moon man.
The best thing about men’s rights activists? That's funny.
Do you meditate? Yes.
Are you a Neutron Star, White Hole, or Solar Flare? Solar Flare.
Which fetish are you? Klismaphilia, EDERACINISM, Fornifilia, OCULOLINCTUS : Oculophilia. If I can hold eye contact with you, I'm in love with you.
Your opinion on Lesbian Separatist. Couldn't be me.
Favorite Mythological Character? Centaur.
What type of Cancer are you? Brain.
Matriarchal Punishment or Patriarchal Redemption? So, would I rather be punished by mom or forgive my dad?
Who do you actually hate? I have zero tolerance for child abusers.
Best regrettable purchase this month? Plant-based cream cheese.
Finish this sentence. I know Kim Kardashian…practices witchcraft.
Your favorite body of water. My water cup on my nightstand for my 3 am replenishment.
What’s the most middle-class thing you’ve done this week? I went to Target for fun.
I’m only politically correct when… I'm doing a phone interview.
What’s your favorite scar on your body? The scar on my left hand. I was burned by an iron when I was a baby. It's my largest scar and I have no memory of the pain.
Last time you cried tears of joy. New Year's Eve. I made it through, baby!
Your most noble trait. I protect what I love
I know the taste of...Contentment.
BEND DON’T BREAK.