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This is Allie Brosh.
You’ve probably seen her webcomic if you spend any significant amount of time on the Internet.
She wrote a book with the same title of her blog and then a long subtitle. You can buy Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened on Amazon.
And watch Allie read new content from aforementioned book, including a story in which a 10-year-old Allie writes a letter for a 25-year-old Allie, right here.
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: allie brosh, funny, google talks, hyperbole and a half, webcomic
I do think The Lonely Island is overrated, but I do love anything with Ed Norton in it:
The Lonely Island’s new album The Wack Album drops June 11.
Meanwhile in the vast ocean of entertainment the Internet loves and shares…
Allie Brosh is not dead! She updated Hyperbole and a Half yesterday with a “Pre-Post Transition Post” and again this morning with a post titled “Depression Part Two.”
I sure hope this update is a precursor to more updates.
And something maybe like a book:
Oh, wait, yes. Defintely a book.
Pre-order Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened [Paperback] on Amazon right now for $12.98. Will be released October 29, 2013.
She even came out of hiding on reddit today to talk about it:
I’ve had a few people ask me if the preorder is a scam, and I just wanted to let you know it isn’t. The manuscript is all finished, and it will indeed be an actual book in October.
I just wanted to clear that up. I’ll talk more about the book later if anyone is interested in specifics. I mean, you guys can ask me stuff now if you’re curious, I just don’t want to be disingenuous/opportunistic about book promotion stuff. How horrible would it be for me to be like “Oh, hey, I wanted to kill myself a little while ago. NOW GO BUY MY BOOK.”
Maybe I don’t have many feelings, but I know what shame feels like!
Categories: Viral Things Tags: allie brosh, book, comics, depression, edward norton, hyperbole and a half, spring break anthem, the lonely island, webcomic, zach galifianakis
I’m posting today because, dear readers, that time of year has come. It gets dark outside before 7PM, I’m working full-time on my feet, and quite simply, I’m tired of blogging. I’m tired in general.
The part of my brain that does the motivational stuff isn’t working properly anymore.
This post probably isn’t an official “hiatus” post or anything like that. I just put down the payment to renew my domain name, after all. But until my brain reboots itself, there probably will be a slowing of original content, with an occasional political re-blog until the election. After that, I’m not sure…
I’ve been thinking about Allie Brosh, the author of the web-comic-blog Hyperbole and a Half.
She posted her last comic,“Adventures in Depression,” about a year ago.
But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.
I don’t know how she’s doing, or if she ever got better enough to finish her book. I haven’t heard much since the thread she responded to on reddit 6 months ago. But I hope she’s still doing well. And I hope she finishes her book.
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: allie brosh, blog, depression, hyperbole and a half, mdd, webcomic
After taking about a 5 month hiatus from what is favorite blog-comic amalgamation ever, today writer Allie Brosh finally posted a new one titled, “Adventures in Depression.”
“But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.”
I would comment with something about clinical depression, but at the moment I’m too busy cross-analyzing myself with the blog-comic and stuffing my face with carbs.
But next time I get that incontrollable urge to spend money I don’t have in a futile attempt to offset deep emotional wounds with material possessions, I hope Allie Brosh’s book will be out, because I will totally buy it.
Categories: Viral Things Tags: Adventures in Depression, allie brosh, hyperbole and a half