Does anyone know what happened to Megan Boyle?
Her book "Liveblog" was supposed to come out today but didn't for some reason (per amazon). She hasn't updated any social media/tumblr/etc for months or years. Her publisher has zero mention of her or the book.
So basically Megan Boyle is probably off in some psychiatric ward while Marie Calloway works as an Instagram prostitute.
Alt Lit writers doing real well for themselves.
Mira is in her prime and Tao has yet to reveal his final form
No one really cares about either of them anymore. Hell, they don't even care about each other. She was on her cellphone the whole time tweeting about how bored she was during one of his readings.
But not hookers with pseudo literary "fame"
somehow she finds autistics flush with tech money to shell out for her doughy ass
why the fuck somebody of sound mind would pay 5k for this, I'll never understand
I mean, 12 hours is a pretty long time as far as hookers go, and most don't offer that, but on the other hand for that price you could probably hire at least four or five much hotter hookers at once.
Spergs gonna sperg I guess.
What the fuck lol
Marie Calloway is literally a hooker?
1/3 of her book was already stories about her being a prostitute
It's not like things have changed, she just picked a career path and stuck with it.
That's what I mean. Pretty much all of her writing seems to have revolved around sex and prostitution. So this seems more like a self-fulfilling prophecy than any sort of ironic twist.
I guess the joke's on Vice and whatever other people pretended that she was anything more than a whore.
All these alt-lit girls are capricious manipulators who can only bluff their way through for so long until it becomes obvious that they never cared enough about literature to stick with it. I'd still fuck her though.
Have there been any reactions from them? Any eating of crow?
God, Alt Lit just totally lit itself on fire, didn't it? Just like New Sincerity. Has there been any worthwhile literary movement at all since, fuck, Dadaism?
None as far as I can see. Everyone just forgot she exists.
Though if you want to see a reaction of some sort you could drop a line to Vice about her current activities just to see if they'll respond.
I only know about her, Megan Boyle, and Mira Gonzalez, but the fact that none of them genuinely gave a shit about writing seemed obvious from what they were writing. All of it's self-absorbed social media centric trendwhore bullshit.
Tao Lin just legitimized that sort of thing by getting published and associating himself with them, but even his writing -shitty as it is- is at least writing instead of endlessly relying on gimmicks like tweets, blogging, and selfies.
That doesn't really sound like tyrant. They built themselves up as the edgy publisher so you'd think they'd be all over something like that.
Either she got into some sort of dispute with them, or just never finished writing it.
In my experience the psych ward takes you "out of society" for at least a month, the doctors may have told the publishers to not say anything about this so that the two journos interested in alt-lit wouldn't show up and reverse all progress. After she's out, then you can do edgy advertising: "this novel sent its author to the loonybin!!111!!!"
That sounds plausible enough, I guess. Though it could be rehab rather than the nuthouse since she is known for popping pills. Did Tyrant completely remove her from their site or is there just no mention of this next book?
Why are all of Tao's ex-girlfriend fucked up after dating him?
E.R.Kenndy: becomes a trannie
Marie Calloway: starts selling her body
Megan Boyle: manic depressive
As far as I can tell, they were all fucked up before they met him. He's the kind of guy who goes for unstable girls because they're easy and they're willing to put up with his bullshit. At least for a while, anyway.
It's not that he goes for unstable women; it's that normal women are not interested in him. I've seen him at parties. A normal woman who's smart and has a decent job or is interested in her schoolwork -- even a lot of the NYC hipster pretentious chicks -- they don't see anything to like in Tao Lin.
Basically a test for a young woman to see if she's mentally stable is to ask her if she'd like to be involved in Tao Lin. If she says yes, she's a nutjob; if she says "Are you fucking kidding me?", she's normal.
>It's not that he goes for unstable women; it's that normal women are not interested in him.
Uh, no shit? What did you think I meant by "they're easy and they're willing to put up with his bullshit"?
>be born into a cosy upper middle class lifestyle that enables you to immerse yourself in both writing and reading literature in ways that normal people cant
>write thoroughly mediocre tumblr blog tier shit
what a shame
this. fucking "unstable" upper crust offspring being "edgy" and part of a "movement"
I still say one of us should get in touch with Vice and tell them about Marie Calloway being a hooker while framing it as "I remember reading about her on your site and then I saw this" or some shit.
I'm writing the email right now. I'm actually mostly framing it as me trying to get plugged into a writing gig for Vice myself, but at the end I'll casually throw in, "I think your continued support of Calloway as she moves on to a career as a sex worker is particularly daring."
That was before she got a book published and took on the "serious writer" label. She hasn't put anything out in nearly 3 years and is still a hooker so she's probably just going to stick with the hooker thing.
>le better than you maymay
It's not about what's right or wrong, it just goes to show she cares more about fucking guys for money than writing. Writing was just a passing phase for her.
What is there to be jealous of, exactly? If anything, she's pitiable because she only got published by making a spectacle of herself and it never really went anywhere after a small press published her only book.
>cant make money selling books
>can make money fucking weebs
To use your body as a vessel for another person's happiness, so that you can continue to survive and write about your sensory experience; is this the most authentic /lit/ lifestyle, albeit derivative?
You'd have some sort of point if it was at least a bestseller. It wasn't. The tell-all memoir isn't a new thing. It's just that more than a handful of people usually care unlike this time.
I realize you're just a shitposting memer, but you could've at least tried not to be this obvious about it.
Lol I need a reason to actually care about alt lit. Finally browsed the thread and everyone convinced me why I should care about the girls with demented stares. ;)
Meh hopefully he returns or one of the other sleuths around here figures it out.
That legitimately sounds like the only even remotely amusing thing she's ever written if only because of how idiotic it'd be if she really did that, and how I can totally see her doing it.
I just read it now. It is pretty entertaining t b h. If she dropped the postsincere tradition of writing about doing nothing, but kept the prose tradition, so that she was doing more nothing-y writing but making it about dynamic, generally corporeal things, I'd be down to read more of her. It's got a kind of Warholian effect.
She's not being a whore to survive.
The girl best known as "Marie Calloway" comes from a rich Vegas family with casino money. Why do you think she uses the pseudonym?
She's being a whore for designer shoes, a bay area apartment and an easy lifestyle.
weird I bought selected unpublished blogs from tao lin right before he left the country. sad megan has disappeared was gonna buy this one also
also marie is probably the only "writer" is making good dough off her body I know plenty of female writers who go on mfc masturbating for tokens and skype shows 4 paypal
fun stuff tbqh for me
>Writes about how she hates people calling her a groupie riding tao lins dick for fame
>is a groupie and rides tao lins dick for fame
I hate Alt Lit writers a bunch of rich young fucks with no self awareness and no connection to the real world
These people are pathetic.
Not because one is autistic or the other is a whore or anything like that.
But because they desperately try to cling on the "literary life" and force postmodernity as a "ahhaha we're so cool random classy intellectual xxDDD" attitude.
No word is enough to describe how disgusted I am by their vanity and their inability to be self-aware.
It's like watching a child act as an adult, it's adorable how badly, awkwardly they do it, it's adorable that they aren't self-aware enough to understand any of it and why we find them adorable.
But once you're adult that changes, they are damaged enough to be that stupid.
They might THINK they understand some of it and play along with the "I don't care what other people say and I like being silly" attitude, but that doesn't work for everything and certainly not for this.
Anyone adult cringe/pathetic/stupid can say that and go on doing their idiotic routine, but they do their idiotic routine with that excuse because only know we find it pathetic, they don't know WHY it is pathetic, if they KNEW why it was they wouldn't do it, or find infinitely more subtle ways.
If you're on the autistic spectrum you might not get any of this.