Billy Talent on the cover of Faze Magazine!
Yes! Summer is here.
No more homework, no more deadlines, no more tests, no more teachers—just fun and sun. Okay, and maybe a summer job, which means work, punching in on time, maybe irate customers, and probably a mean boss. Huh? Where did the fun and sun go? Sorry, gone are the days of carefree summers. You’re not a kid anymore. Get used to responsibility.
When we’re 10, we can’t wait to be a teen so we can party with our friends (without our parents there), buy our own clothes, listen to whatever music we want, stay up late—basically live the life of an independent, mature individual. But it seems the older we get, the less time we have for the fun stuff. We’re forced to cram all of our good times into the few hours left after taking care of all of our commitments and responsibilities.
Don’t look so depressed. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Take matters into your own hands and make things happen. Devise a plan for fun. That’s right, consciously decide that you will not waste even one minute of summer. Make a to-do list—a list that, once completed, will ensure that you experience a summer that memories are made of.
So, what should be on your list of things to do? I can’t give you those specifics (only you know what gets you going), but I can suggest some reactions and emotions you should try to elicit from your adventures. Fill your summer with things that make you say:
I can’t believe we just did that.
That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
I will never do that again.
I’ve lost my voice.
It makes me want to cry.
I’m gonna throw up.
I must be insane.
I am totally exhausted.
Wow! Let’s do that again!
Now get out there and make memories.
(And take a camera to prove it—um, or maybe not.)
A caricature of me in a golf cart drawn at a press launch for Herbal Essences.
Lorraine is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Faze Magazine
Letters To The Editor
As a young Canadian, I enjoy reading Faze I love how it’s not just a magazine about how to look better and score dates with the opposite sex. However, as a Newfoundlander, I was thoroughly upset when I read “Global issues” (page 12) from your spring 2006 issue. I was disappointed to read that Faze, like many others, is wrongly informing the public about the seal hunt. Baby seals have not been killed for years in Canada and now most adult seals are killed with a rifle. Finally, several different groups, including the Humane Society, have proved the methods of killing humane. As a subscriber, I have always assumed these issues to be legit; in future, perhaps check the facts about an issue before you publish it.
— Ann J.
From the editor: We’ve scrupulously checked the facts through many sources. The Humane Society of Canada states, “On the ice in the midst of a seal nursery where they were born, pups will be killed in sight of their mothers; adults will also be shot, stabbed and clubbed.” According to The Humane Society, over 96% of all seals killed over the past five years are under three months old. In fact, as soon as newborn harp seals begin to shed their white coats, as young as 14 days of age, they can legally be killed in Canada. Canadian Fisheries and other biased organizations and media channels are misleading members of the public such as yourself, and honestly, it’s sad to see such propaganda be so effective in modern day Canada.
I was reading “Global issues” in your spring issue and I was not impressed that the United States had such an insignificant topic [South Park’s Scientology/Chef incident] compared to the other countries. If you can’t find a serious, important subject to write about, don’t put it in there in the first place. It’s making it sound like Canada, France, and all the other countries have huge problems and the United States’ only problem is a TV show. Other than that, I’m really enjoying the magazine and I’ll keep reading!
— Maggie G.
From the editor: Hey Maggie, I suppose you’re right (but, I think we all know that the United States has way bigger problems than a TV show—we were just giving them a break). It was more a statement on religious arrogance and hypocrisy which seems to be particular virulent in the United States these days.
I recently received my first issue of your magazine, and I have to say it’s different from other mags like TeenPeople. My favourite part about it? It’s Canadian!
From the editor: Glad to hear you appreciate our northern sensibilities
I only have one issue of Faze so far and I love it! I don’t know if you’ll be able to help me, but I saw a really cute purse in Issue #22 [on page 44 of the winter gift guide] that I’m really interested in. It’s the Enchanted Butterfly Bag. I searched the internet but could not find it. I know this is a lot to ask, but I was wondering if you could please, please help me locate it. Love you guys to the max.
— Laura T.
From the editor: We’re here to help! It’s from a great store called Accessorize and it costs $75. Check out www.accessorize.com to find a location near you.
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