Shabby Doll House: Doll Revolution

                The dolls have taken the wise advice of William S. Burroughs and smashed their machines. Out with poetry they are in with videos. Shabby Doll House has been big into the whole written word scene for too long. Eventually they were going to need to do something completely different. Fortunately they have received divine inspiration from none other than that amazing performer Beyoncé. Readers of the Shabby Doll House work ought to be pleased with the amount of time and effort that went into the seventh addition to the wonderful Shabby Doll House collection. 

                John Mortara begins with an airport, home of the airplanes. His heart has been doing more traveling than his body. This is worrisome. A body needs a heart in order to properly function. Currently only a select few individuals have been recorded as lacking a heart. Most of those are fictional characters. Poems are ways to try and create new hearts using the power of words. Songs in the head can be shared. Individuals in relationships enjoy having ‘their songs’ to share with each other as a wink in the form of melody and rhythm. Oddly John Mortara remembers being a teenager. Life as a teenager is tough indeed via lack of money, increase in hormones and general apathy. Fortunately there is someone looking after John Mortara telling him the water would be ready when they would need it. Apparently John Mortara is bad at cooking. Remembering happens with remarkable speed when the memory is important. 

                Meggie Green knows the art of losing isn’t hard to master. Taking a page from Vampire Weekend’s music video where they set a SAAB aflame, she opts for a large paper placard instead. Writing is a harder game than indie rock. People lose all the time in writing, usually themselves. Going farther into their minds is an easy trip that requires little in the way of gas. Besides losing faster Meggie Green loses cities, rivers, continents, even letters that spell out the words of things she’s lost are lost. Her balloons state what she misses. The balloons fly away like good balloons happy to join their maker in the Heavens. 

                Bob Schofield talks about his hoodie. Young people enjoy wearing hoodies because they aren’t ready to wear jackets again. Puffy jackets are for children. With age comes vanity and people need to look their best. However as Bob Schofield explains that does not always mean smelling the best, via the lack of washing attention his hoodie has been shown. The camera looks deep into Bob Schofield’s eyes. He explains his lonely life, trying to justify being lonely. Artists live lonely lives because it is hard to explain art and what purpose it serves. Sometimes the best art is the kind of stuff that makes the artist feel. 

                Natalie Chin exposes the secret life of the Alt Lit jet set. The film takes place in Europe. Infrastructure gives it away. Unlike in the United States where infrastructure is allowed to collapse Europe tends to take pretty good care of itself. Various up and coming Alt Lit writers are featured quite prominently. Crispin Best is there eating something looking very Crispin Best like. Obviously Natalie Chin makes an appearance as it is her video. Lucy K Shaw is there in a shocking appearance as is New Zealand’s greatest export Stacey Teague. 

                Adam J Kurtz rules. Perhaps one of the best representations of the writing lifestyle he surrounds himself with glowing screens. They glow around him in his dark isolated environment. Minimalism means Apple products apparently. 

                Michael Inscoe advertises for OK Cupid. From here things get busy. Images upon images are thrown on top of each other. The playfulness extends to the death of a vase. A mean guitar weaves its way through all of the images a string of thought holding everything together. Water planes people swimming pools dogs the video has it all. 

                Lucy K Shaw and Sarah Jean Alexander finish in the London tube. People stand clear of the closing doors. People are smart. Sarah Jean Alexander talks about staring at spaces. Good fun, staring at spaces, everybody does it. Computer screens help teach individuals important staring skills. Lucy K Shaw has her section about being in the fine old US of A. Hopefully Lucy K Shaw has forgiven America for its act of rebellion against the crown. Honestly the UK and the USA are pretty tight now, they chill hard together. A list comes together. A list ends before number ten. 

                Yes Shabby Doll House has taken things to the next level, away from writing into the Hipster Version of YouTube, Vimeo. People need to take a page from the book of Shabby Doll House so long as it isn’t a page essential to the plot. For the Shabby Doll House story is still being written.

The Next Big Thing Series

What is the working title of the book?

                What I’m most proud of is the ongoing ‘Beach Sloth’ Blog. I like how versatile the Blog can be. In a book the words are there without change, addition, or elaboration. That can be extremely scary to make a definitive statement. By blogging I’ve noticed that I can clarify some things, elaborate on them, and better figure out what works best for me.

                The working title of the finished book (at 53,000 words) was ‘Tripping’. I like the title. I’ll keep it. Anybody who is interested in ‘Tripping’ should encourage me. I doubt I’ll be sharing the rough draft yet. The draft is just too rough. The Blog is simple. The Blog gets feedback. I can always add to the Blog. I can’t add to a book. I edit too much for me to ever be happy with a book. Who knows though maybe people will like it? 

Where did the idea come from for the book?

                The Blog stemmed from me hanging out on the beach. I was completely directionless in life. I have more of a purpose now both with the Blog and with life in general. Alt Lit is a huge part of the Blog. I want to support those who don’t receive much attention. I want to make life easier for people. I like helping people.

                For the full book the idea came from traveling and realizing a part of my life was over. It took me a long time to realize that. I wanted to constantly go back in time, to relive my life and maybe handle it better. I know that’s impossible now. I wish I had figured it out earlier. 

What genre does your book fall under?

                My Blog falls under the ‘support’ genre. Maybe it could be self-help? Reading my Blog should help others feel better about their lives. There’s all this wonderful material being created, free of charge, and I want to bring attention to it. Alt Lit is a wonderful thing. More people keep on joining the community for a reason. With more writers there’s a greater diversity of interests, styles, and life experiences. To me that is really fantastic.

                The book would fall under ‘young adult’.  I heard there’s a whole section of the library called ‘young adult’. I want part of the ‘young adult’ pie. Or I could go for elderly due to the demographic shifts worldwide towards rapid aging. 

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

                My Blog might be hard to turn into a movie. I’m uncertain. I have no idea who would play me. I might do that. Why not? I guess if I was going to drop the anonymous thing it would be for a big old pile of money and Hollywood fame.

                The book lends itself fairly well to a movie. The movie would be really digressive I think. I wish I knew more about movies. I know what soundtrack I’d use. It would be a better soundtrack than ‘Garden State’. The soundtrack would be killer. I feel like actually releasing the soundtrack of the movie first. When I watch movies I watch them with subtitles and turn the volume off. ‘Broken Flowers’ is a good movie for that approach. If anybody watches ‘Broken Flowers’ watch it to June of 44’s album ‘Engine Takes to the Water’. It syncs up perfectly with the movie. 

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

                Beach Sloth is a Blog supporting others.

                The book is someone dealing with the inevitability of adulthood by going on a trip that makes little sense and has little purpose. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

                The Blog has taken me almost three years. I’m pretty happy with the manuscript.

                Summarizing or giving the book a specific period is a bit tricky. I wrote some of the scenes years ago (before the blog), trashed it, and kept on coming back to them. The book is a series of earlier drafts. Collecting them and polishing them enough so they’d make sense took a month to fully re-write and put together.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

            The Blog was inspired by supporting others. People need support. Life is too hard.  

I wanted to have a bigger statement than the Blog. Few take blogging seriously. Books though seem to be taken ultra-seriously for reasons I can’t fathom. Yet I still wanted to have a book that I wrote and could perhaps take some pride in, hence ‘Tripping’. 

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

                If anybody needs an introduction to Alt Lit I do a good job summarizing it. I try to keep things simple. My goal is to convey as clearly as possible what the work is trying to do. The purpose of my reviews is to be as simple as possible.

                For the book I feel if people are reaching their late twenties and feel completely doomed about what do with their life then my book might be able to help them. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

                The Blog is self-published. That will never change. I like having control over it. 

                I self-published ‘I want to YouTube down the Rivers of America’. I think if I have another book it will not be a chapbook but a full book. I want to have a publisher. 

 

My tagged writers for next Wednesday are:

Neon Glittery, Bianca Shipton, Peterbd, Lucy K Shaw, Stephen Michael McDowell

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                Murdoch is back! For a while he was sicker than a dog or whatever animal he claims not to be. The online community appreciates it. He has to convince his six year old nephew to join the thriving world of alt lit. Nor would young Bentley be the youngest member of alt lit. Mere babies are joining the alt lit community from Muumuu House to Googoo House. Bambi Muse employs nothing but babies for their extensive online coverage, paying them a shiny penny every two weeks. Alt lit kids, alt lit babies really nothing stops them from joining this thriving online community. Will there ever be an unborn fetus in alt lit? Only time will tell. 

                Here Murdoch suggests purchasing a book, the sort of book to change lives. If people want to know what it is like to YouTube down the Rivers of America, they could do worse. Multiple reviews of this chapbook state ‘It is a chapbook’ and ‘it is 43 pages long’. Get into it. Children need to play angry birds on phones. Pinecones only go so far. Literally, it is really hard to play a game with pinecones without getting sticky hands. 

                Stephen Michael McDowell does not sleep. He waits for relevant content. Lately he has been cooking up a metaphorical, not literal storm. Habitat II (Habitat harder) is coming out in daily digest-able doses. A few people have expressed extreme confusion on how such things work, on how to navigate the site. This must be a response to ‘IAMALTLIT’ expressing dismay at the difficult navigability of the previous, equally twee Habitat format. 

                Lucy K Shaw is getting exiled from Canada. Apparently Canada thought ‘Oh here’s this chill Englishwoman. Let’s kick her out and re-import Nickelback’. That’s disappointing. Canada needs to warm up to Lucy. She’s a wonderful person. Now it can be hard for Canada to care because it is giant, near the Arctic Circle, and part French, but it can at least try. Heck if Canada is able to bring back (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) they can bring back Lucy K Shaw, easily. 

                This is a little known fact but Murdoch is a high priest of the satanic persuasion. He wants to take over the world. What better way to bring people together then to marry them, in a holy unification of all countries? A Spreecast wedding may be the way to go. Indeed part of Murdoch’s ‘World Domination’ plan involves the internet, Spreecast, and to a lesser extent, Tinychat. Every time somebody uses one of those technologies Murdoch gets a little more powerful. Not too much more powerful but the increase is noticeable.

                Read Shabby Doll House, read Meat Confetti, read your heart out!

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                Murdoch is back! For a while he was sicker than a dog or whatever animal he claims not to be. The online community appreciates it. He has to convince his six year old nephew to join the thriving world of alt lit. Nor would young Bentley be the youngest member of alt lit. Mere babies are joining the alt lit community from Muumuu House to Googoo House. Bambi Muse employs nothing but babies for their extensive online coverage, paying them a shiny penny every two weeks. Alt lit kids, alt lit babies really nothing stops them from joining this thriving online community. Will there ever be an unborn fetus in alt lit? Only time will tell. 

                Here Murdoch suggests purchasing a book, the sort of book to change lives. If people want to know what it is like to YouTube down the Rivers of America, they could do worse. Multiple reviews of this chapbook state ‘It is a chapbook’ and ‘it is 43 pages long’. Get into it. Children need to play angry birds on phones. Pinecones only go so far. Literally, it is really hard to play a game with pinecones without getting sticky hands. 

                Stephen Michael McDowell does not sleep. He waits for relevant content. Lately he has been cooking up a metaphorical, not literal storm. Habitat II (Habitat harder) is coming out in daily digest-able doses. A few people have expressed extreme confusion on how such things work, on how to navigate the site. This must be a response to ‘IAMALTLIT’ expressing dismay at the difficult navigability of the previous, equally twee Habitat format. 

                Lucy K Shaw is getting exiled from Canada. Apparently Canada thought ‘Oh here’s this chill Englishwoman. Let’s kick her out and re-import Nickelback’. That’s disappointing. Canada needs to warm up to Lucy. She’s a wonderful person. Now it can be hard for Canada to care because it is giant, near the Arctic Circle, and part French, but it can at least try. Heck if Canada is able to bring back (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) they can bring back Lucy K Shaw, easily. 

                This is a little known fact but Murdoch is a high priest of the satanic persuasion. He wants to take over the world. What better way to bring people together then to marry them, in a holy unification of all countries? A Spreecast wedding may be the way to go. Indeed part of Murdoch’s ‘World Domination’ plan involves the internet, Spreecast, and to a lesser extent, Tinychat. Every time somebody uses one of those technologies Murdoch gets a little more powerful. Not too much more powerful but the increase is noticeable.

                Read Shabby Doll House, read Meat Confetti, read your heart out!

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                I love my kids. Every day I’m working for them because that’s what you are supposed to do. Wish my kids could financially support me but that’s not going to happen for many months. In the meantime they read Bentley’s coverage and were moved. Bentley is a great writer for his age. Six years old is when kids start going up and writing sentences. Yep it is a perfect time to begin one’s online presence. Sometimes I ask my kids about what they see. Kids and adults see different things. Here I see the worry and they see the wonder. I forget about the wonder sometimes. I love being reminded of all the marvelous things that surround me every day. 


                Glad Bentley has a great teacher. Bentley is a fan of the sloths. He goes so far as to say we are better than Kangaroos. I agree. When I’m ruler of Australia sloths will rule. Sloths rule with a democratically elected government because we’re chill like that.  Well I am a fan of the Bentley. How do you like that? We must support each other in this big old internet. Hurt comes out of the internet. I feel with the right calibrations love can come out too. At least that is what Of Montreal preaches, or something about sex. Kevin Barnes has been in need of a cold shower for the past couple of years. You touch Kevin Barnes and you’ll get burned. You just can’t touch that. 


                Clancy is the name of Bentley’s dog. It can do exceptional tricks. From here Bentley goes into the heart of the matter, the true thing that all kids want to have, more than anything in the whole while world. Of course I’m talking about smart phones. Teachers won’t exist in the future because these kids are going to learn from phones. The future is a bright, regular illuminated screen for our children. When they see that screen, let me tell you. Kids love phones. My kids pretend to have smartphones by playing with pinecones. Maybe someday I’ll get smartphones for my kids. Probably that will happen after our beet farm really takes off. Right now beet prices are taking a beating. 


                Stephen McDowell gets a shout out. Apparently Bentley has a friend named Steven at school. Is this the same thing as reviewing Stephen McDowell’s vast body of work? I’d say yes. When elementary school children know of your work you’ve made it big. Lucy K Shaw gets a considerably less favorable review. Bentley does not play with dolls since he is a boy. Unfortunately this short-sightedness on Bentley’s part has ruined his potential to truly become alt lit. 

                It ends like all other six old year reviews end- with dinner. I like this review. Wonder if I’ll have my children write the next one. They were scared but I’ve been home-schooling my kids for blogging. Schools don’t teach children how to have social media presences. I worry about America. All I want is a country where everybody can be on the internet. Let America become the first ‘all-internet’ nation. We can do it. We put a man on the moon. We can put ourselves into the inte

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                I love my kids. Every day I’m working for them because that’s what you are supposed to do. Wish my kids could financially support me but that’s not going to happen for many months. In the meantime they read Bentley’s coverage and were moved. Bentley is a great writer for his age. Six years old is when kids start going up and writing sentences. Yep it is a perfect time to begin one’s online presence. Sometimes I ask my kids about what they see. Kids and adults see different things. Here I see the worry and they see the wonder. I forget about the wonder sometimes. I love being reminded of all the marvelous things that surround me every day. 

                Glad Bentley has a great teacher. Bentley is a fan of the sloths. He goes so far as to say we are better than Kangaroos. I agree. When I’m ruler of Australia sloths will rule. Sloths rule with a democratically elected government because we’re chill like that.  Well I am a fan of the Bentley. How do you like that? We must support each other in this big old internet. Hurt comes out of the internet. I feel with the right calibrations love can come out too. At least that is what Of Montreal preaches, or something about sex. Kevin Barnes has been in need of a cold shower for the past couple of years. You touch Kevin Barnes and you’ll get burned. You just can’t touch that. 

                Clancy is the name of Bentley’s dog. It can do exceptional tricks. From here Bentley goes into the heart of the matter, the true thing that all kids want to have, more than anything in the whole while world. Of course I’m talking about smart phones. Teachers won’t exist in the future because these kids are going to learn from phones. The future is a bright, regular illuminated screen for our children. When they see that screen, let me tell you. Kids love phones. My kids pretend to have smartphones by playing with pinecones. Maybe someday I’ll get smartphones for my kids. Probably that will happen after our beet farm really takes off. Right now beet prices are taking a beating. 

                Stephen McDowell gets a shout out. Apparently Bentley has a friend named Steven at school. Is this the same thing as reviewing Stephen McDowell’s vast body of work? I’d say yes. When elementary school children know of your work you’ve made it big. Lucy K Shaw gets a considerably less favorable review. Bentley does not play with dolls since he is a boy. Unfortunately this short-sightedness on Bentley’s part has ruined his potential to truly become alt lit. 

                It ends like all other six old year reviews end- with dinner. I like this review. Wonder if I’ll have my children write the next one. They were scared but I’ve been home-schooling my kids for blogging. Schools don’t teach children how to have social media presences. I worry about America. All I want is a country where everybody can be on the internet. Let America become the first ‘all-internet’ nation. We can do it. We put a man on the moon. We can put ourselves into the inte


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               I’m happy Murdoch gave me Australia. This will help me gain twitter followers, of this I am certain. Australia has over twenty million residents and all that land. Essentially Australia is a never-ending beach. Do people even live in the interior of Australia? I figure they wouldn’t because everything else is a beach anyway. 

                Dead computers need our help. They don’t judge. They can’t think for themselves. We have to act fast and blast them into outer space. Smartphones lack the respect that computers have. Smartphones think life is some sort of game. Those entire instant autos-corrects, etc. are totally messed up. Computers would never do that. I know them too well. 

                Alt lit didn’t grow up in the 80s like I did. I remember the 80s, I remember them well. That was before the whole internet thing happened. People thought differently back then. Nobody ever thought to themselves “That would make a good tweet”. Nope back then people hated Reagan and wanted to see the fall of communism. Before the internet weird people just hid in their homes, staying alone. With the internet any strange individual can make new friends every day. Hi there, I’m Beach Sloth, pleased to meet you. 

                Stephen Michael McDowell released ‘I liked a lot of music in 2009 but apparently did not like myself’. Will this piece change your life? Yes it will. Expect a review of it at some point in the distant to near future. I liked it. It changed my life. Now I’m a toaster thanks to the book. And Lucy K Shaw, having gone to Baltimore, New York, and back to her home, Toronto, has Shabby Doll House coming out tomorrow for all the good little boys and girls. Am I in it? Yes. I am. 

                Baltimore may get a rare appearance from Murdoch. What does he look like? What do you expect a super villain to look like? Murdoch has a bow tie. For some reason villains have to wear bow ties. It is an eighties thing. I grew up during that time but I generally wear full suits with regular ties. I’m not a super villain, at least not yet.  Yes rats here in Baltimore are excited. I do not see rats in Baltimore too often but they are here. Rats in New York, those are big mother fuckers. Here in Baltimore, they are working on it. I do not mess with rats since I’m a sloth. They generally think I’m a piece of moss-covered concrete and leave me alone. 

                Murdoch has been doing a lot lately. In case you haven’t read him you should read him. His canon of work is inspiring.

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               I’m happy Murdoch gave me Australia. This will help me gain twitter followers, of this I am certain. Australia has over twenty million residents and all that land. Essentially Australia is a never-ending beach. Do people even live in the interior of Australia? I figure they wouldn’t because everything else is a beach anyway. 

                Dead computers need our help. They don’t judge. They can’t think for themselves. We have to act fast and blast them into outer space. Smartphones lack the respect that computers have. Smartphones think life is some sort of game. Those entire instant autos-corrects, etc. are totally messed up. Computers would never do that. I know them too well. 

                Alt lit didn’t grow up in the 80s like I did. I remember the 80s, I remember them well. That was before the whole internet thing happened. People thought differently back then. Nobody ever thought to themselves “That would make a good tweet”. Nope back then people hated Reagan and wanted to see the fall of communism. Before the internet weird people just hid in their homes, staying alone. With the internet any strange individual can make new friends every day. Hi there, I’m Beach Sloth, pleased to meet you. 

                Stephen Michael McDowell released ‘I liked a lot of music in 2009 but apparently did not like myself’. Will this piece change your life? Yes it will. Expect a review of it at some point in the distant to near future. I liked it. It changed my life. Now I’m a toaster thanks to the book. And Lucy K Shaw, having gone to Baltimore, New York, and back to her home, Toronto, has Shabby Doll House coming out tomorrow for all the good little boys and girls. Am I in it? Yes. I am. 

                Baltimore may get a rare appearance from Murdoch. What does he look like? What do you expect a super villain to look like? Murdoch has a bow tie. For some reason villains have to wear bow ties. It is an eighties thing. I grew up during that time but I generally wear full suits with regular ties. I’m not a super villain, at least not yet.  Yes rats here in Baltimore are excited. I do not see rats in Baltimore too often but they are here. Rats in New York, those are big mother fuckers. Here in Baltimore, they are working on it. I do not mess with rats since I’m a sloth. They generally think I’m a piece of moss-covered concrete and leave me alone. 

                Murdoch has been doing a lot lately. In case you haven’t read him you should read him. His canon of work is inspiring.