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, etc. I like to try things out. You can check out most of the stuff I do on this site, and contact me here.

November 28 November 2022 On the eve of this day we sat down on the floor and sang many songs with the friends we made along the way, the friends we fought to keep and foster and this thing… Read more
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
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
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
Metrophobia, a poetry zine November 2020 Presenting my first zine, Metrophobia. This A6-format, 8-pages zine is made up of six original poems I wrote between 2018 and today. Ngl, all these poems have been published on the website, but some of… Read more