As the Webzine of the Weird, 404 Not Found seeks to bring the rare, the remarkable, the sensational, the strange, the brilliant, the bizarre, the mind-altering, the awe-inspiring, the enlightening, in short, the weirdest stuff from all over the web, to the average (or not-so-average, or not-average-at-all, or not-even-remotely-average) surfer. Each month we will have a different theme, but we will always try to bring you the unusual. So if you see something out of place, or out of whack, or out of bounds, or way out in left field, or out of this world, then I guess we're succeeding in our mission. This is not a zine that caters to one specific genre or belief system. One issue may appeal to you, another may not. One, or several, or all, might make you mad (ambiguity intended). Our most loyal readers will no doubt be the truly adventurous.
WHAT YOU ARE
The wanderers. The explorers. The seekers. The dreamers. The not-quite-right-in-the-head. If this is you, then this is your jumping-off place. Your signpost to the Twilight Zone. Welcome, traveller.
WHERE YOU CAN GO
In addition to original editorials, humor, poetry, and perhaps even fiction, each month 404 Not Found will contain featured links to the most rare, remarkable, etc. websites out there in the back streets, alleyways, vacant lots and subterranean labyrinths of the Cybersupermetropolis. Each link will have a short description, review or explanation of the site and what it contains. All you have to do is bookmark this or any other of our pages so you can find your way back again, and we will be your window to the weird when you have nothing better to do. But don't come back too infrequently--once a month is all we ask. That's how often this website is updated. And don't be surprised if by the end of any given month many of the links are dead. That brutal fact of internature (internet-nature) is what inspired this zine in the first place.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Some of the coolest sites out there are here today, gone tomorrow. That's why this webzine is called 404 Not Found, because if a site is worth visiting, more often than not that will be the message you'll see whenever you finally get back to it, if you even bother to get back to it. And that's the problem with these sites, why their owners tire of them and give them up, or run out of money because the pages don't pay and then are forced to give them up. Most of them cater to a very small fringe. So hardly anyone visits them. They are the underground. They are therefore a fount of inspiration. But this also makes them hard to find. They're not popular enough to be found using search engines. Sometimes you happen upon one because there was a link to it on your friend's personal homepage, or on the message boards you frequent. Sometimes. But not often. So you hardly ever see anything unusual, original, unique, strange, different or weird. That's what this webzine is here to change. It's like the magical little curio shop you happen upon in one neglected corner of a supermall. And because it's in a supermall, yet not of it, you know its days are numbered.
WHAT YOU COULD DO
Bookmark this page. Go ahead, you might as well, you can always delete it later if you really want to. Besides, you are embarking on a strange journey through uncharted territory, for which this webzine is your one crude map, drawn by a fellow traveller and thrust into your hands by a crazy old coot who's been there and back again and has also coincidentally smoked a lot of dope in the interim. And once you've bookmarked this page, this page which may be your one slim tether-- your lifeline, your Ariadne's thread, your last grip on reality past the signpost up ahead--turn off all the lights, close all the blinds, sweep the premises for bugs, and get ready to have your mind blown.
Then, when you're ready, take a walk with us. We'll do our best to entertain you before 404 Not Found lives up to its name.
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