Seattle has one of the largest collections of zines -- tiny underground art manifestos that have usually been photocopied. ZAPP, the Zine Archive and Publishing Project, has been collecting them since 1996 and has amassed more than 30,000.
This essay comes from the 2002 edition of "The Puget Front." (Warning: Explicit language.)
Seattle is a creepy, salty town with dirt under her nails.