Oftentimes I do a careful analysis of a particular writer’s mood and style. Dissecting their use of language, themes, and common tics I try to illuminate exactly what makes them so unique. I’m not doing that this time. This is only for pure hype purposes specifically Megan ‘Ass’ Boyle.
Megan Boyle has been swagging out on a whole another level. I can’t really describe it; the word hasn’t been invented yet nor do I feel in a position to come up with one. All the right people have been paying close attention, Victor Vazquez, one of half of the pioneering joke-rap duo Das Racist. An additional quote from Heems would have been nice, since Heems seems Meme, but that’s another story. I wonder whether Das Racist is an updated version of Simon and Garfunkel, or just two guys who really like weed. Besides them she received a flirtatious review in Vice Magazine, purveyor of all that is cool, hip and glamorous. Finally, The Tangential, a site I’ve never mentioned before but am actually a big fan of thoroughly enjoyed it.
To celebrate this heightened awareness of her web-based presence, she’s brought out a ‘trailer’ for the book, reading an excerpt. Little clips show her saying one word at a time at different locations in different parts of the day, most of them within Baltimore such as the Harbor. Her work expresses this with its stream of consciousness musings, unedited, grainy, and disorientating. I feel for her cat’s lack of genitals, to me, genitals make the world a better place.
“Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee” is bringing her writing to a whole another level. Her Tumblr, Twitter, and ye olde blogspot have become veritable hives of activity. She’s kept up her dialogue with her fans, figuring out what she should wear, who she should mention, and so on. I find it fortunate that a writer she admires (Tao Lin) is also someone she has had sex with. That seems convenient to me. You know, it takes a strong person to follow their dreams. It takes an even stronger person to have sex with their dreams.
Her interviews have been multiplying like rabbits. I’ve been reading all kinds of famous people interviewing her, from Josh Spilker (of Deckfight Press Fame), Jay Gabler, and some other internet-famous individuals who I’m too lazy to name. All of them want to know if she can lend them a cup of her hipness, since her relevant cup runneth over.
Megan Boyle has answered the age old question: how many blog posts do you need to write before you’re considered a writer. At first I thought this was one of those “How many roads to you need to travel down” deals, where the answer would be ‘42’. Good thing it is one of those answer. Once you’ve written 61 blog posts, congratulations, you’re a writer. I guess that makes me the fucking R.L. Stine of blogging since I have over 800 blog posts.