The Devils and Nico


Killing the devil is the most ruthlessly stupid and pathetic way to barely make a living but some folx just can’t help themselves. Why else would they do it? The devil is dead and humans rule the earth—there are more interesting things to worry about. If you insist on letting that unamable unease thing everything for yourself and those around you rather than let yourself bask in the power and authority of being human, there is no cure. You will never amount to anything, like Good Nico. Now, look at Good Nico: is she a bitch? Absolutely. But maybe the problem is she’s not enough of a bitch. Maybe she’s awkward and almost had it and can nearly see it but stumbles every time and it’s never ever just right. She wants to crush the ones that hurt her friends and show the truth but she holds back at the last second. Is she not willing to cross the line or is she a coward? Either way she’s doing everything wrong. Maybe the problem is that no matter what she’s just not and never going to be The Burning Ray Of Light And Air That Sunders Our Enemies And Clears Us The Way. Why can’t she do something so simple? Girl, get it together. Well, it’s not like you can fucking help yourself either way, is it? Oh jeez. You poor thing.


Aevee Bee

Aevee Bee is a flannel vaporwave queer and the editor of ZEAL, an online micro zine with cool art and games coverage of overlooked games from exciting new writers and artists. She runs an extremely self-indulgent twitter account and tumblr, contributes regularly to Paste magazine, and freelances in the odd corners of the web. Mammon Machine is her horrifying aesthetic.