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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

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I’ve been largely AWOL from gchat and facebook this past week, which is atypical for my internet-addicted ass.

This weekend, I got a few text messages from my usual buddies wondering what I was up to and if I was okay.

I am not okay and don’t have any advice for them to give me, but It was nice to know that people notice when I’m not around. (Just for the record, I’m only a little bit of a creep and/or weirdo.)

I’d also like to note that I’m happy to see webcomics lightening up serious topics and getting more exposure and understanding for mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

And to my depressed internet, buddies out there, also hibernating for the winter:  Surround yourself with friends (if you’re up to it) and love yourself.

Categories: human nature Tags: comic, depressed, depression, friends, help, loneliness, robot hugs, webcomic

Stuart McMillen is a comic artist from Australia who uses comics as a medium to explore deep, often philosophical topics.

This month he writes about the experiment that purports that well-socialized and stimulated rats will actually choose opiate withdrawal over giving up their normal interactions. The rats in isolation cages do not.

Read the entire comic here.

Wiki article:

Despite all our rage, we’re still just underfunded rats in a cage.

Categories: Science, Social commentary Tags: addiction, comic, drugs, heroin, opiates, rats, stuart mcmillen, 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 realized I completely passed over WTF Wednesday. I think I browsed over some weird news but didn’t find much worth posting. The news has been boring lately; everyone already knows Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are terrible people.

Anyway, I’m in the middle of reading, “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, A Life of David Foster Wallace” by D.T. Max. It’s mostly like reading every biographical piece on Wallace already written, except in a simple consistent style. I’m not all that impressed by it.

Another reviewer on Amazon nailed it.

Soren Safrano:

The most annoying bit is its Ellmann approach to biographies, i.e., the mining of an author’s fiction and connecting its details (often forcefully) to the author’s life. Which Wallace cautions us against in his review of a Borges biography. Good approach or not, it’s sad to see something Wallace convincingly argued against applied to him (99% of the Shakespeare authorship controversy come from readers who think the Plays are autobiographical). Indeed, as a Wallace reader, it’s difficult to suppress the sense that this book is reductive. And doubtless, Wallace would have thought so too.

Note to self: Read more Borges. And then read Wallace’s review of the biography of Borges.

Webcomic to make up for the one I missed.

Categories: Webcomic Wednesday Tags: biography, comic, David Foster Wallace, DT Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, webcomic

Also, I’m sorry:

Condom Style

Categories: What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: condom style, insomnia, sleep, Toothpaste for Dinner, webcomic

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.

October 2011:

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