“Alt Lit” – Episode Three – presented by NerveTV by Sebastian Sommer
Relationships are hard. That’s what this episode is saying. Sebastian Sommer dives deep into
the inner workings of the human mind. Every one of these relationships fails.
Which leads to the obvious question: can writers have relationships? Out of Alt
Lit there appear to be different camps, some adhering to the ‘hook up’
lifestyle. Yet others go for the full-fledged love fests spanning time zones
and in rare cases continents. Love can conquer all. Unfortunately the young
attractive and newly single individuals in the third installment fail to
understand how to keep it together.
this time’ is the telltale sign. As soon as that line is uttered there ought to
be some sort of concern. Bohemians are big into thinking that Instagram filters
imply they should be living in another decade. Nothing could be further from
the truth. Film development is enormously difficult. Getting a red room ready,
having the right chemicals, the sheer expenditure of time, it is quite an
insane task. However what this person hears is problematic. Facial expressions
on their faces indicate sadness. Tanning oneself is an arduous undertaking.
Anybody who self-tans should never be trusted. Wearing a yellow jacket akin to
that of the common stinging bee should be another sign that such a relationship
other side of this infinite sadness is the writer. Here he reads while his
companion speaks to him. This further builds up the idea of the writer as a
thoroughly self-interested, disappointment of a person. Right in the heat of
her soliloquy there’s a bit of truth with the line ‘you haven’t written
anything good in three weeks’. Alt Lit moves so quickly. If there’s nothing
coming out in a few weeks then it is a disappointment for the writer. Besides
this there is the more subtle way of how she refers to his name ‘Andrew’,
speaks about him to him yet he is unable to say her name or engage with her for
the most part. Instead he continues to speak in a deadpan manner.
child finds himself dominated completely as he is a fairly useless individual.
Andrew the writer finds himself in similar problems. What is the big difference
though is Koala Child actively engages trying to avoid any breakup. Andrew uses
a more passive approach. Neither appears to be that successful. However Andrew’s
problems are far more severe. Besides their argument Andrew states he will use
their conversation in his future work, which displays the extreme
self-awareness that is a hallmark of much of Alt Lit.
sees a normal couple. Are they the ones fortunate enough not to be caught up in
the Alt Lit lifestyle? It is hard to say. Music indicates that maybe they
choose the right path. Is it better to love than to create? Or are the two