Weapon of Choice: “Mothra”, 1972 IBM Selectric Composer #5016537
One of the delightful things about having a Selectric Composer is that it can type using 6-Point typeballs. Not 6-Pitch, mind you – that’s very large – but 6-POINT, which is very, very tiny. This is handy if I want to type very small notes, and I felt the need to add *very small* notes to Episodes 6 & 7 of my current Correspondence Series, which I felt needed a little more explanation than was afforded in the Liner Notes space. I also have had a couple stacks of very old 9# Airmail tissue paper that I wanted to try to print on. This is the result. I was super-surprised that the airmail tissue actually hand-fed ok in my busted inkjet printer, and after typing up my notes on Mothra, I scanned them in and mocked up the notes to print 6 or 9 up on a sheet, printed, stamped and cut them out, and what I got reminds me strongly of mysterious inspection stamp sheets inserted into boxes, or some kind of very delicate fortune cookie insert. Tiny two-inch gossamer notes – a very pleasing addition to my Correspondence arsenal! :D
(oh, and relevant to our last discussion on TCL – Joe, can you spot the lines where I had to *make up* words or expressions in order to get the line to end right without hyphenating? :D Quite a lot of that sort of thing in my writing are little more than creative attempts to not have to use correction tabs or hyphens!)
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It looks very seamless, well done. Perhaps the ad hoc contractions?
Lookin’ forward to the CD!
Mothra is an amazing device that produces amazing objects.
That typer was certainly rescued from a spaceshipwreck. Be sure to not press the wrong button. (Who am I kidding? You’ve pressed ALL the buttons.)