Hey!  I’m mandooks.

I like to call myself a writer, poet, and all-around mess. I try to make art happen sometimes, through poetry, storytelling, music, zines, embroidery and drawing. I like to try things out. You can check out most of the stuff I do on this site, and contact me here.

Make – girl November 2022 This poem was written during NaNoWriMo, because one of the challenges I'm currently failing at this year is to write one poem a day. As I said, I am not being quite successful with that… Read more
UFO and planets / jean jacket October 2022 This was my second project, for my own jean jacket this time. I wanted a project that would be quite short to do, since I didn't have a lot of time before the start of… Read more
Let me get this off my chest September 2022 I'm back baybee! After months of note-taking, multiple rows of editing and research, let me introduce my brand new baby : Let me get this off my chest : an anxious person's guide to boobotomy… Read more
Solar system / jean jacket August 2022 This was my first embroidery project ever, and it shows, but I'm still quite happy with the result. It's the back of my partner's jean jacket, and he's gotten a bunch of complimentary comments on… Read more
Dazed June 2022 Sometimes I feel so full of some sort of emotion that I feel kinda dizzy with it, and the outside world gets blurry. Yes I meant to put a comma there. Anyway here's Wonderwall. I… Read more
Everybody Does (cover) November 2021 https://youtu.be/vLCjhxeDiEE Everybody Does by Julien Baker is one of the first songs we started singing together, and we've been wanting to record a live version for ages. So, here you go. 😀 On a personal… Read more
today I talk to the dead November 2021 It's been 84 years, but yeah, I do still write poetry sometimes. It's the beginning of NaNoWriMo once again, we'll see what happens this year. I'm trying not to put any pressure on myself and… Read more
Hammond’s Lament (Yesterday) May 2021 https://youtu.be/Wdki-RO94v4 A tale of love and loss recounted by John Hammond, flamboyant creator of Jurassic Park. This is a Helpless Saps cover of The Beatles' Yesterday. Check out Xavier's songs on Spotify. The art on… Read more
A zine template December 2020 Hey guys, recently I made a 14-page zine with a single A3 page and I really liked the result. The cover and back-cover look really tidy and the page-through is quite easy. I spent a… Read more