Pop Serial 5 has taken a while to arrive to digital shores. The World Wide Web is a hard thing to surf now that it has become so gigantic. Serious-ass effort went into making Pop Serial 5. Stephen Tully Dierks one of the hardest twerking members of Alt Lit, spent a great deal of time putting together some of his favorite writers to make the entire thing rather ‘legit’. But what Pop Serial 5 does is what no Pop Serial did before. For one Pop Serial ended up co-branding with a cereal and with Rice Krispies treats. Previously Pop Serial stuck with Rice Krispies never going as far as the actual treat. Yeah things certainly have changed for the stranger.
2014 has been a crazy year for Stephen Tully Dierks as he has continued to live the Vida Loca right down in the boogie-down Bushwick. His previous residential location in Chicago seems to have been relatively good. Bushwick is better however via the Brooklyn lifestyle. Plenty of art kids live in Bushwick, even some non-art kids, just kids hoping the art rubs off on them and makes them cool. This phenomenon explains how all those stock brokers moved into gleaming glass towers in Williamsburg just to call themselves hipsters.
But this is not a blog post about gentrification this is a blog post about Pop Serial 5, the fifth Pop Serial to enter homes across the great US of A. Stephen Tully Dierks is selling physical copies of them via the Internet, because honestly, if it isn’t online then it isn’t Alt Lit. Alt Lit lives online. Whatever literature lives offline is probably pretty tame, or is waiting to be translated into online format. Every purchase of a physical edition of Pop Serial does not help Stephen Tully Dierks at all since his profit margin is zero (printed on demand).
Stephen Michael McDowell (Alt Lit loves people named Stephen with three names) is going to create the online version of Pop Serial 5 though you can technically read it via the Magic Cloud thing. When that happens there will be the kind of Beach Sloth Blog Post never seen before, besides those other times. Beach Sloth is a big fan of Pop Serial in all its forms whether it is some re-blogging Tumblr or that critically acclaimed edition. Honestly a lot of people never expected to see the new Pop Serial 5 make it to their illuminated glowing computer screens. Thankfully this is happening, via the LCD Soundsystem and its final, third farewell album. Pop Serial 5 is simply the beginning of a whole new era, of one where Alt Lit gets mocked in better and better publications, from Vice Magazine to the New York Times.
Blackmail Series knows what you did. For a price Blackmail Series is willing to keep this quiet. You are going to have to pay a pretty penny for this silence. Typically Blackmail Series likes really pretty pennies the kind that shine in the sun. You will need to payoff Blackmail Series about 1,000,000 pennies in change. While you might think this is a lot you forget what you did, who was hurt, what you exploded, and how you were exposed. The good people behind the Blackmail Series agree you look better fully exposed. Obviously their temptation to reveal you is high for you are quite attractive. Ultimately however Blackmail Series wants to host a few shows and your silence money makes it possible.
Eric Nelson starts off the magical, borderline mystical night serving as a Shaman rather than as a host. Anybody can be a host. To really pull off a successful reading one must transform the reading space into a sweat lodge. Yes there is money in sweat, literally millions of dollars. People sell sweat for money. The lavish luxurious lifestyle of Eric Nelson would not be possible without his extensive sweat collection that has been auctioned away at Sotheby’s.
Anna Kamerer is one of those artists who excel at knocking the viewer’s socks off. During the summer this is a far less impressive trick. For the winter where everybody is busy getting bundled up it is quite a feat. Her reading is bound to shock and awe people in unequal doses because it is ever so tricky to get the dosage right.
Jacob Perkins remains the hairball of Alt Lit. Unlike other Alt Lit writers who possess a fair amount of hair Jacob Perkins possesses an unreasonable amount of hair. Across the universe people ask themselves “What would a clean shaven Jacob Perkins look like?” This reading will not answer this question at all. Besides growing hair on his body Jacob Perkins is also a successful writer.
Stephen Tully Dierks has the initial ‘STD’. Lesser artists would be stopped due to this series of unfortunate letters. Nothing stops Stephen Tully Dierks for he is a brick house; he’s mighty mighty, just letting it all hang out. Stephen Tully Dierks ekes out of a living as an artist in the surprising geographic locale of Brooklyn. Few artists ever locate to Brooklyn, preferring the Hipster haven of Staten Island with its lush green fields and regal orange painted ferries.
Monica McClure finishes off the evening with her collected tales of being a structural engineer. According to her elegant Twitter she is currently working on building a levee. With this levee she will help the island of Manhattan withstand ferocious waves from the violent Atlantic Ocean, an ocean that pines for the destruction of Manhattan. Ever since the Atlantic Ocean got priced out of Manhattan and moved to Astoria with a former college roommate it has yearned to destroy Manhattan.
Yes this is going to be the night to remember. Blackmail Series says so.