GAYNG Issue #1
has been one of the most hotly anticipated releases in Alt Lit. Lasting many online generations or several months, it took a while to get into PDF form. So many things had to be absolutely perfect. The Buzz was strong with GAYNG. With all this hope could it possibly live up to the hype that it had created for itself? Was the Tumblr blitz, the Alt Lit Gossip coverage, and whatever resource they had available enough? Is the internet ready for this vicious onslaught? The answer of course is no: the internet is never ready. The internet sleeps alright. GAYNG is ready to break things open into bigger and bloggier things.
Joshua Irwin engages in action writing. Pouring words onto a page they refuse to come together. Space is important for writers. Words need space to breathe. Lacking space the words suffocate. After the words die an ignoble death they are buried in closets, cached pages, and Google search results. One becomes spring when one rejuvenates. The process of rebirth is spring. People typically avoid this rebirth until it is too late. People enjoy being mere shells, corn husks, etc. Joshua works hard to make others people. Supporting others is necessary in life. By not doing this one can become alone.
Stephen Michael McDowell mentions he is bigger than trees. This is important. Intense dislike of trees, those beautiful lush green things is part of Stephen’s brand. ‘FernGully’ had no positive effect on Stephen Michael McDowell despite the cuteness of the fairy girl Crysta voiced by Samantha Mathis. Many stated that ‘FernGully’ brought environmentalism to the forefront of the political arena. Even more stated that Crysta brought cute pixie haircuts to the forefront of the nascent ‘Hipster’ scene. Right as Stephen enters space he sees the President of the United States who has little or nothing to do with trees.
Sarah Edwards uses a few words for maximum impact. The arrangement is tasteful. How it looks is beautiful.
Charles Young introduces the reader to his bedroom. Obviously Charles is trying to impress the reader with the seductive powers of his room. Dying plants are sexy. Air conditioners in the window are erotic. Upon completion of sex an air conditioner can be turned on to provide extreme comfort.
Franny Young explains her stance on Catholicism. Those who went to Catholic Schools know this pain. Despite the teachings of Catholicism of its beginnings as a form of rebellion it became bureaucratic, micromanaged, and worst of all, mean. Being good to each other requires no religion. Being good to each other requires good people, regardless of faith (or lack thereof).
Mark Thomas Stevenson shows passion. One person begins. The next follows. Apparently both people have to work together. Fields are full of this sort of blooming affection. By loving one another in fields it helps crops grow. Fertilizer can take many forms.
Marcus Slease remarks about the joys of licking. He’s talking about people. Animals lick. For some reason humans are afraid of it. Humans worry about being considered popsicles. Everyone dresses the way they want to around him. A safe house sounds like a fun house. It is important to be one with others. People should care about each other. Confessions describes Marcus’s past. Part of that past involved forgiving others for something that really needed no forgiveness. Other parts sound really fun. Apparently Marcus has enjoyed life to the fullest. Finally he discusses the life of the turtle.
Austin Islam describes how to be a better person. To be a better person is to repeat the good and remove the bad. Saying is easier than doing it however. Becoming a better person takes decades. By the time it is perfected it is almost too late. Typing out poems can be troublesome. Quickshit attests to such things. Yet taking notes is important. Taking notes avoids some (but not all) of these problems.
Wyatt Sparks takes pride in sexual creativity. Sexual mores requires more sex. Without a steady influx of sex what else is there to do in life? Even checking phones is a large part of this sex scene. Relationships need balance. For the quiet person there is the loud person. Broken can be a positive word. Things need to be broken sometimes. That’s what rules are for.
Rules of course also state to divide the posts for this collection. One post is not enough. Two however, yeah that seems good. Part II is about to happen right now.