Kawaii City: Kei Club 2
My Jadedisland Review:
Word on the street is Kei club issue two has been out in the world and issue three is right around the corner. This issue has a lot of content under the theme “geek chic”. This issue also features some jadedisland diddlies if you’re interested in my weeb life of navigating the world or hearing my thoughts on enforced positivity.
My Initial thoughts running through the magazine were ones of joy. Seeing more small/lesser known creatives and shops have a place in this magazine really made me feel more connected to the community I aspire to interact with and be a voice with. I like this aspect of Kei Club the most. I also really enjoy the matcha segment, as a way to get to know the gritty reality behind “pink filters”. In this issue my article was on anime being a gateway to jfashion.
As a VIP/founding member of Kei club I received the usual cute goodies. I loved the con survival kit tying in to the theme. All and all this issue was really cute. It makes me wonder about submitting to more zines, or potentially creating my own. Let me know about your thoughts on the second issue of Kei club? Did you think it fit “geek chic” well? Did you like the bulk up in content this time around?
Pink Energy in this Issue: Geek Chic
Travel Sewing Kit
Retractable Badge Reel
My Jadedisland experience working with Kei Club:
I decided to submit to Kei club because I believe in kawaii journalism in any facet. I think voices within the community should be heard alongside the visuals. I’m not 100% the voice on how things should be run in a literary sense, but I think that Callie and Katie did a good job making the process easy to submit. I had a good chunk of time to write, receive feedback and more. My critique is on the lack of full disclosure upfront to writers on the ownership of their submitted work. Kei club limits how much submitted content can be republished by the original writers and once submitted your content is no longer your own. I don’t say this to discourage other writers from submitting but to understand that it is something you might come across depending on where you are in your writing career. I wish I had known before hand that I would be limited in how much I share of what I wrote. That is my only regret. I want to make sure my work has readership for those who truly care about my content, and I know not everyone has the privilege of spare coin to subscribe to a magazine. Next time I hope to take this lesson and continue to make changes within the kawaii community for writers and other storytellers.