Issue 65: Long Live the King

cover by aspectabund


The new kitchen boy, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

Error Borealis, by Iron Eater *

Sicilian Winter, by lamtuna

Lay Down Your Arms, by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人)

Unification, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

Little Vipers Sing, by Yuriko Toru (百合子 亨)

Heir, by H.P. Lovecock (力。下。愛ちんちん)

Possession, by Tamari Erin (玉里えりん) *

The Legend of Arthur Smith, by Yin Twig *

Jack of Spades, by beili

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, by shukyou (主教)

Lessons in Lunar Etiquette, by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑)

* illustrated


Form of Oath and Administration thereof.

The Arch-Bishop or Bishop shall say,

Will You solemnely Promise and Sweare to produce a Newe Issue, which is of Finest and Gayest Qualitye according to the Statutes in Parlyament Agreed on and the Laws and Customs of the same?

The King and Queene shall say,

I solemnly Promise soe to doe.

Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Will You to Your power distribute freely this Newe Issue, that the People of this Kingdome may enjoy its Gayeity at No Charge?

King and Queene,

I will.

Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Will You to the utmost of Your power announce to the Kingdome that this Newe Issue has come? Will You in Your wisdom bestowe upon its Contrybutors such rightful Praise and Acclaim as they have through their Workes earned? Will You tell Your Friendes of its Glory, that they might soe partake of its Splendours? Will You use Your power to spread its News through the Twytter, the Tumblre, the Facesbooke, and other Sytes of Fine and Noble Distribution?

King and Queene,


Arch Bishop or Bishop,

Just saye okay.

King and Queene,


After this the King and Queene laying His and Her Hand upon the Shousetsu Bang*Bang, shall say,

King and Queene,

The things which I have here before promised I will performe and Keepe Soe help me Editors.

Then the King and Queene shall kisse the Editors.1

1This last line is of dubious historical accuracy and may be a later redaction.

See this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.